Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interview with the Bradford guys... Part Two

It’s been two years since the first Bradford books were written.  In those books we got to know Jessica, Ben, Sam, Danika, Sara and Mac.  And Kevin and Dooley.  Those two guys were a huge part of those books and yet, we didn’t get to really know them.  Not like we wanted to.  We know that they’re funny, can give as good as they get when the guys are joking around, and also have big hearts—they help at the Bradford Youth Center, help take care of Katherine and her friends, and are part of the best paramedic crew in the city—just like the others.  But they’re a bit of a mystery aren’t they?  We know Dooley is a goof-off and Kevin goes to church every Sunday, but who are they really?

Well, I’m happy to report that these boys finally found the right girls.  Not that it was easy.  But I had the pleasure of getting to know them both a lot better… and ended up totally charmed.

Recently, I told Dooley that there are a lot of women out there who’d like to know what makes him tick.  Being Dooley, he was intrigued and agreed to sit down with me and answer some questions.  Which was great.  But, of course, it didn’t go exactly according to plan…  (interview continued from yesterday at http://www.stella-exlibris.com/ )

Dooley agreed to meet me in one of the conference rooms at St. Anthony’s hospital for a few minutes before his shift on the paramedic crew starts.  But just as we were getting started, the other guys joined us…

Me:  Not that I’m not always happy to see you, but what are you guys doing here anyway?

Kevin takes the seat beside me, unwraps his sandwich and reaches for the chips.

Kevin:  We wanted to hear Dooley’s interview.

Well, of course.  These guys never do anything without the others knowing all about it.

Me:   But you’re going to be really quiet and respectful, right?  No teasing, no interrupting?

They all look at me for a second, then burst out laughing. 

Mac:  And I thought you knew us.

Exactly.  There’s no way this is going to be just between me and Dooley. 

Me: This will be interesting. 

I turn my attention back to Dooley

Me:  Okay, so tell me about your idea of the perfect romantic evening.

He’s already gritting his teeth about the audience he now has.  Or the fact that they didn’t bring him a sandwich.  Or both. 

Dooley:  A baseball game.  Or football.  Or a demo derby.

Sam snorts.

Sam: Yeah, Morgan’s gonna sit at a demo derby with all that noise and dirt and swearing.  Sure.

Mac: Oh, I bet Miss Morgan knows a bunch of bad words. 

He nudges Dooley with his foot. 

Or should I say naughty words.

Dooley sighs heavily.

Dooley:  Next question?  Please?

Sam turns to Mac.

Sam:  Good point.  Morgan doesn’t mind getting dirty… at least in some ways.  And probably makes some noise herself.  Right, Dooley?

Dooley stoically refuses to look at any of them. 

Dooley:  Next question.

Me:  If a woman were to buy you a gift to show you that she cares about you, what would it be?

Dooley:  Tickets to the circus or something that would get my family out of the house for a few hours.  Then she’d show up in a trench coat with nothing else on and head straight for my bedroom.

Kevin leaning forward in his chair. 

Kevin:  Morgan got half of that right one night.  She just didn’t get rid of the rest of us first.

Dooley turns to me.

Dooley:  Maybe we should go somewhere else for this interview.

I look around the table.

Me: Maybe we should ask these guys some questions too?

I’m very glad Dooley has a romance now too, but I know that there are lots of women who’d like a look into the minds and hearts of the rest of the guys.

Mac sits up straighter. 

Mac:  Oh, ask me a question about sexual positions or something.  Please.

Sam frowns at him.

Sam:  No talk about sex with Mac.

Mac:  Well she can’t talk about sex with the good Christian boy there. 

He gestures to Kevin.  Kevin shrugs, but doesn’t look too upset as he chews.

Me:  Guess that leaves you, Sam. 

Sam’s a well-known playboy.  He’s not shy about much.

Sam:  Any question about sex gets the same answer from me:  Butter.

To be continued…

There’s more to come from these guys (of course)!  There’s just too much to fit into one day! 

Join us for more of the interview Thursday at  http://www.bookloversinc.com/

You can read Part One of the interview here:  http://www.stella-exlibris.com/

If you want to know more about the guys right now there’s lots-- blurbs, excerpts and Bradford extras! –on my website:  www.ErinNicholas.com

You can also get to know these guys and their girls— or if you’ve met them already—you can catch up with them in Just the Way I Like It, the Bradford short story… available for FREE here and here!

With friends like these…they may never date again!    

A Bradfords series short story.

Out of their entire group of friends, Kevin Campbell and Doug “Dooley” Miller are the last bachelors standing. And if their friends’ wives have anything to say about it, they’re both going down—the sooner the better.
Sure, sometimes it’s torture to stand by and watch their friends enjoy true love. But all that touching, teasing, and goo-goo eyes? It gets old. Plus, Kevin and Dooley have their reasons for staying single, and a trio of meddling women can’t change that.

Or can they?

That’s the question that’s making them nervous. Very nervous…

Warning: This Bradfords series epilogue contains six meddling friends, two sworn bachelors and a bunch of crazy set-ups.  It’s also a sneak peek at the next two books where Kevin and Dooley do find true love…without any help from their friends.

And you can find Dooley’s story, Just For Fun, just released here and here!

There’s having fun… And then there’s falling in love.
The Bradfords, Book 4

It was a chance meeting, a spontaneous, hot moment, a never-to-be-repeated encounter. So when the gorgeous redhead he knows only as Sugar walks into the bar and heads straight for him, Doug “Dooley” Miller knows he’s in trouble. But he’s sure not going to mind.

She needs a date to some swanky something-or-other. He’s a fish-sticks-and-denim guy, but for a woman who’s not afraid to get naughty in an elevator, he can stand a couple days of smoked salmon and Armani. 

Morgan James admits she doesn’t really know Doug, but she needs him to keep her mind—and hands—off her ex. A man who, despite the fact he stole her ideas, she’s afraid could charm her into repeating her mistakes. Only Doug can make her forget the weasel exists. Besides, it’s just this one time.

What started as not even a one-night stand has Dooley feeling things that he’s never felt before.  And that’s outside of the bedroom.  Don’t even get him started on what’s happening between the sheets.  Why does he have a feeling that, as far as flings go, they’re doing something wrong?  Then again, if they’re falling in love, they might just be getting that right.

Warning: Contains a woman who knows what she wants, a man who knows what he doesn’t want, and a proposition that shows them both that they’ve never really wanted anything like this before.

Leave a comment or a question (for Erin or the guys :)) and get entered to win! 
Winner gets their choice of the first three books in the Bradford series in any e-format!


  1. I love coming across new books/authors that I can read...Thanks for doing the interview and letting us all in to your world :)

  2. Butter! I just have to know more about the butter. Thanks for the interview. jepebATverizonDOTnet