Love is particularly thick in the air this week, with Valentine's Day coming up. I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to the next imaginary man who will steal your heart, Nurse Nate Bingham. And without further ado, here he is, to tell you a little more about himself before Let's Be Frank, the book featuring him, releases this Friday.
Hey, everyone! My big coming out party is this week. Well... not that kind of coming out party--although some of my relatives have been waiting for that invitation since I hit puberty. No, no. I mean, my literary debut. Yeah, I'm pretty nervous about it, but I've been assured everyone's going to love me. That's all I've ever really wanted out of life, so if that ends up being the case, I can die a happy... character.
Now, the official release date isn't until Friday. Valentine's Day. Historically, not a great day for me, but maybe this year will be the year that all changes, right? And as part of their #ChickLitLove Valentine's promotion, the folks at ChickLitChat thought it would be a good idea for me to tell you a little bit about myself before Pub Day, you know, to give you an idea of who you'll be spending some time with when you buy and read Let's Be Frank (available at Amazon in e-book and paperback, just so you know). I thought a little Q&A sounded like fun. Then I saw the questions. Ha!
But I'm man of my word, and I agreed to this, so here goes! Just please... nobody show this to my brother, Nick. He'll never let me live it down.
1. Celebrity you've been told you look like:
James Wolk. I’ll take it. Of course, I’ve also been told I look like Eeyore… more than once. Does that count as a celebrity? In my world, it kind of does. If I saw him on the street, I’d totally ask for his… hoofprint autograph. But still… I’ll just stick with James Wolk as my official answer.
James Wolk, a handsome guy. (I'm secure enough in my manhood to say it.)
Eeyore. Okay, yeah... I see the resemblance. Shut up.
2. Naughty food you like to indulge in:
I’m addicted to salted caramel lattes. Not technically a food, but they contain more sodium and calories than some meals and have zero nutritional value, so that counts as naughty, for sure.
More calories than some supermodels consume in a week. Yum!
3. What you wear to bed:
Gosh, I wish the truth were sexier than this, but… a t-shirt and scrubs bottoms. THIS t-shirt, sometimes.
4. Favorite body part of the opposite sex:
Just one? Okay. I guess I’ll say… the nape of the neck. I really like a pretty neck. Wait. That sounds lame. Can I change my answer to something manlier? Legs. Yeah. I’m a leg man. Ahem.
5. How many people you've said "I love you" to:
Wow. Nothing’s sacred here, huh? Well, I’m not going to count the times I’ve jokingly said it to friends or co-workers or even that time I said it to my ninth-grade crush. And a dog doesn’t count as a person, right? So… including my three immediate family members? Five. I don’t toss that phrase around very freely, apparently.
6. Relationship deal-breaker:
How much time do you have? I have a ton of deal-breakers; hence, my apparently permanent single status. The biggest ones have to do with hygiene. If she’s not clean, forget it. And if she tries to use my toothbrush, I’m out.
Nooooooooooooooooo!!! That's my toothbrush!
7. Your first kiss - How old were you? Did you instigate it?
Fifteen and hell no. I hardly knew what was even happening until it was almost over. I didn’t even know the girl liked me… in that way. Clueless.
Yep, this is pretty much how it happened. Only, I was about ten years older than this kid. (Hey, I was a late bloomer, alright?)
8. Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe:
Uh, no way. Sorry to be so boring. Do you have any idea what kind of infections you’re setting yourself up for with stuff like that? Oh my gosh… I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about it. Next question!
9. Favorite alcoholic drink:
I love a good coffee stout or a dark beer or ale. Or beer of any kind, really. I love beer.
10. Describe your dream girl:
That’s easy. I mean, not easy to find her, but easy to describe. She’s funny and loyal and smart and organized and loves quiet evenings with a good book. Oh, and she likes kids. That’s a must.
Hey, girl... Lookin' good! Just don't use my toothbrush, m'kay?
Whew! That was kind of painful, but not nearly as awkward as some of the stuff you'll find out about me in Let's Be Frank. At least now you won't be taken by surprise when you read the ultra-frank (ha! Get it? No, I don't always explain my jokes) look at my not-so-glamorous quest for... well, a lot of things, not least of all love and acceptance. Don't forget to get your copy on Friday! See you then!
ON SALE FEBRUARY 14, 2014. FALL IN LOVE WITH FRANK... ER, NATE!