Susi Interviews Paul from Father & Son by Michelle Day @ProdigalSon_1

Susi Interviews Paul Jensen from Father & Son by Michelle Day.

**This interview does contain some spoilers.  So, if you haven’t read the second book in the series, read that first.  

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Susi: Thank you Paul for agreeing to this interview after so many years.  The last time we met you were a cheeky incorrigible teen.

Paul:  Hello Susi, looking beautiful as always.

Susi:  I’m glad to see you have grown into a gorgeous man.

Paul:  I have to do my bit to keep the scenery looking good don’t I?

 Susi:  *giggles*  Oh you are doing a fine job.

Your story in Father & Son was amazing.  I really did enjoy reading it.

Paul:  I’m glad to hear that. It was quite a journey. I had a lot of growing up to do. Indeed.

Susi:  You had many goals, one of them was to retire by the age of 30. Do you think that goal is attainable?

Paul:   Yes, I can retire at any time. Whether or not I am willing to relinquish control is another matter entirely.

 Susi:  What plans does Paul have after that?

Paul:  You may remember that I promised my father I would take everything. I am still working on that.

 Susi:  I can see you have fine taste.

Paul:  Always.

Susi:  Your clothing and watch are a giveaway. Who can you thank for your exquisite taste? I bet the lovely Monica had something to do with that.  How is your lovely mother?

Paul:  Mum is responsible for my watch, nice isn’t it? I have developed a taste for handmade suits and shirts, they just sit so much nicer on my body than off the rack. Mum does have an excellent sense of style so it would be safe to say that she has been a heavy influence in the way I dress.

 Susi:  The last time I saw you, you were about to embark in fatherhood.  How has fatherhood changed you?

Paul:  That’s actually a tough question. I don’t think it has changed me much. I’ve always been aware of my responsibilities. I make sure to provide well for my children but I have a lot of guilt over not spending very much time with them.

Susi:  I read about all of those women in your life.  Any regrets?

Paul:  Regrets about women? No. Never. Each has changed me in small ways, made me want to be a better man,

Susi:  If you could go back and change your past, would you?

Paul:   I might change a few things.

Susi:  What would you do differently?

Paul:  I would perhaps try not be quite so antagonistic towards my father but I doubt that would last for long. I would certainly be a better father to my children than I have been and their mother would have been Suzanne.

Susi:  Has your relationship with your father improved?  Not at all. We barely speak. Has becoming a grandfather softened him? His connection with my son surprises me. I’m not particularly comfortable with it but I think Gavin will get to know him in ways I never could and he enjoys my father’s company so I am happy for it to continue.

Susi:  You were quite generous with the women in your life.  Is the older Paul the same way?

Paul:  When I could afford to be generous as a young man, I was. That hasn’t changed. The only thing I am selfish with is my time but I am working to change that.

Susi:  I bet Suzie loves your generosity.

Paul:   I do like to lavish her with gifts and she does look good in diamonds. I haven’t heard her protest yet.

Susi:  Is Suzie a jealous woman?  You are a looker for sure.  I am sure women throw themselves at you.

Paul:   I would say she doesn’t display jealousy in the traditional sense but I am sure I give her cause for it at times. However, I have committed to her. I waited far too long to be with her to mess it up. It’s funny, I thought my wedding ring would act as a deterrent but it’s more like a magnet. Perhaps it makes me a challenge. I love women but you do mystify me still. Something tells me you like it that way.

Susi:  Hmm… Your role as a father is an important one. Are you close to your children today?

Paul:   I am close to my daughter, probably because she had more of my time. My relationship with my son is one that needs constant work and adjustments on both our parts. You will read more about that in the next book.

Susi:  I am looking forward to that book.  Please tell Michelle to hurry up.

I bet Marissa has you eating out of the palm of her hand.

Paul:   *smiles* Of course.

Susi:  The role of a stepmother isn’t easy.  Is Suzie prepared for this challenge? How is she handling it?

Paul:  The role was sort of thrust upon her wasn’t it? I suppose I didn’t actually give it a second thought, my focus was elsewhere at the time and perhaps I just expected her to step in to the role without question but knowing my Suzie the way I do, she’ll excel at it. She’s an incredibly giving woman and I am sure she will handle my children and me without even breaking a nail.

Susi:  How are your siblings Matt and Tessa?

Paul:  They are very well. I’ll let them know you were asking.

Susi:  You did get yourself into lots of mischief with Matt.

Paul:  Good times.

Susi:  Will we get more of their story in the next book?

Paul:  You will find out more about them, I am unsure if that will happen in the next book.

Susi:  Is there a special lady in Matt’s life?

Paul:  Matt will find his lady in a most unexpected place.

Susi:  Special man for Tessa?

Paul:  Yes, Tessa also finds the love of her life.

Susi:  My interview wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t ask you about Uncle John.  I remember meeting him at our last interview. I recall him being quite the handsome Spaniard.  How is he?  I hope Michelle plans on giving us more of his story in the next book as well.  He has played a significant role in your life.  Is it safe to say you look up to him?

Paul:  John is well. He’s being kept busy with the shoe factory but he still finds time to… shall we say let his hair down so to speak. He’s not showing any signs of running out of steam yet. He may be my uncle but he has played such a significant role in my life that I would say he’s more like a father to me. He and I are certainly kindred spirits.

Susi:  You haven’t been married too long to Suzie.  How is married life?

Paul:   I should have been married to her longer but married life is great. She is everything I look for in a woman and she certainly keeps me on my toes.

Susi:  One word to describe Gavin:

Paul:  Misunderstood

Susi:  One word to describe Marissa:

Paul:  Spoiled


Susi:  Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Do you have any special plans with Suzie? ( I won’t tell)

Paul:  I have been told not to plan anything. She tells me she has something in mind for me, should be interesting but I have a gift for her, it’s something every Jensen over the age of twenty-one has and yes, there are diamonds.


Susi:  Finally, will Paul Jensen ever board a plane and come to Miami so I can interview him here?

Paul:  Stranger things have happened.He he.

Susi:  Just drink some wine and close your eyes.  The flight will be over before you know it.


Rapid Fire for this Older Paul


Next car: I love my cars and although I could afford one for each day of the month, I tend to hang on to the ones I have. Having said that, I have recently purchased a Jaguar XF

Next watch: I love my Rolex and won’t be changing it any time soon.

Tiffany or Cartier? Tiffany for her. Cartier for me.

Favorite drink: Besides a good old cuppa? Brandy.

Your next vacation? I’m too busy to take a break but I think somewhere hot would be nice. Perhaps Tahiti, just because I like the name.

Still sporting the black boxers? Yes, when I am not going commando.

One word to describe Paul: You say, one word? That’s tough. If you had asked me in my younger days I would have laughed and told you there is no one word that can describe me. I’m too many great things to be just one word. But although I believe I’m still all those things, the value I place on them has changed. So I’ll give you one word.. see how much I’ve grown? That one word is the thing I’ve always been driven to be, in business, in love, in life. And I’m finally there. Accomplished.


Susi:  Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. It was great to interview you again.    I am sure fans of Prodigal Son and Father & Son will be thrilled to learn more about you.

Paul:  Thank you Susi. I enjoy talking to you.


So there you have it.  Go ahead and one click this wonderful series by Michelle Day.  Meet Paul and fall in love with this bad boy.  🙂


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Interview with Marc Sanders – An Acute Attraction by @AJWaltersAuthor

So on my visit to Boston, I had an opportunity to meet  the sexy Marc Sanders from An Acute Attraction by A.J. Walters.  

At a café near Harvard….


Marc: Pleased to meet you Susi. AJ has told me about you, please don’t be nervous. I think she has also made you aware that unfortunately, I’m on a strict time limit. I hate to be so, but I have a plane to catch as well you see.


Susi: (Smiles) Thank you for fitting me into your busy schedule.  I promise not to keep you too long.
Was your visit to England what your expected? After all, you went for business and found pleasure.


Marc:   (Sits back and crosses legs) Ha ha!! I think when it comes to England, it’s best to go with no expectations, if the weather is anything to go by. You are correct though. I did just go to Cambridge for business reasons, so meeting Isabel was an unexpected pleasure.


Susi:  (Stares directly into those gorgeous eyes. It is no wonder Isabel calls him Mr. Fantastic.)

Unexpected pleasures are the best kind, right?


Marc: Any pleasure is a good pleasure, like it is a pleasure to meet you Susi.


Susi:  (This man is too much!) Oh, you are a charmer.


Describe your ideal type of woman.

Marc: I’ve learned the hard way, not to have an ideal type. I started out with that view and enjoyed it don’t get me wrong, but since having an open mind to women, it’s…how can I say? I’ve learned so much more from them. No matter how old we are, we are always learning and Isabel has taught me a lot. So I can honestly say at this moment, that Isabel is my ideal woman. I’ve not laughed so much with a woman, as much as I have with her.


Susi:  Isabel is a great gal and I am sure about the laughs.  She is a real down to earth woman.  I can see why you enjoy her company.


What attracted you to Isabel?

Marc: (Takes a sip of coffee) I think it is everything I have just said. She doesn’t take herself or life too seriously, apart from when it comes to important matters such as her sons. She has been through some…crap…as the British say and is still here. I admire that of her. My first impressions of her though were that she made me smile and is very typically British. She can talk for Europe as well.


Susi:  I see you like a woman with values.  (Could this guy be more perfect?) 


So tell me, why are you still available?  You are a total package!

Marc: (Takes another sip of coffee & splutters) What gave you the impression I am?


Susi:  (Great answer, Does this guy have a brother? Holy hotness, take a sip of that coffee again, please….)


Ok, so on to the next question.


What else do you enjoy eating besides strawberries? Favorite food?

Marc: (Laughs out loud) Yes, strawberries are a favorite of mine. Have you tried them with crème & champagne? If not, I would highly recommend them….especially when fed to you. Other than Strawberries, I have recently become a fan of a Beef Roast Dinner.


Susi:  Oh yes, I have tried the strawberries and crème, quite the aphrodisiac.  Food can be very erotic but I have a feeling you already know that.


Marc: Food and the right ambiance can have wonderful results.


Describe your ideal date with a woman.  You seem like a planner who doesn’t overlook details.

Marc: Planning is the key. I am someone who cannot do anything without a plan A, B or C, but I guess you are referring to the picnic Isabel & I went on. When it comes to any date, I think it comes to what I like and more. You have to cater for what you both enjoy, then be unselfish and go beyond. I would say the picnic we had was the ideal date. Time for each other to talk, relax, contemplate and outdoor sex.


Susi:   Women love men who pay attention to details.


Are you ready to settle down and find a companion yet?


Marc: (Thinks for a moment) I’m 37, nearly 38. If my Father had a say in it, he’d have wanted me settle down years ago & have had 2 children at least, by now. Having met Isabel, I am wanting to. I and you know Isabel’s views on marriage, but I would like to now enjoy the rest of my life with one person, yes.


Susi:  Aww… that does sound perfect.


Do you cook?


Marc: Oh yes. It was a case of having to in college and University. My parents pushed for me to be more independent. So I do a mean Spag Bol.


Susi:  Men who cook are sexy.  Isabel, this guy is a keeper!


Boxers or briefs?


Marc:  Boxer briefs 😉


Susi(Imagining the sight, sigh…) Hmmm….


Favorite position?

Marc:  I will have to let Isabel know what I have said before you publish, but on top, with legs wrapped around me.


Susi(blushing)  I’m sure Isabel already knows this.


Favorite hobby?

Marc: Golf.


Susi:  Really, I pictured you more of a tennis player. Golf is a great sport.


Favorite drink?


Marc: Red Wine


Susi:  Isabel loves wine too.  I picture wine tastings in your future.


Favorite music?


Marc: I have eclectic mix. Mainly U2 & American rock


Susi:  Be sure to bring Isabel to a concert back here in the states.  She will love it.


Finally,  What secret skills if any can Isabel look forward to?


Marc: They wouldn’t be secret if I told you.


Susi:  Hmmm.  I am sure Isabel will learn um… experience them with you real soon.


Well Marc, it has been a pleasure getting to learn more about you.  Isabel is one lucky lady.


I look forward to learning more about you real soon. I do wish you and Isabel the best.  Thank you for your time and have a safe flight.
Marc: It’s been a pleasure Susi. I shall thank AJ for this, you’ve been very easy on me. Can I get you another coffee before I have to leave?

Susi:  I’m good.  (stands and hugs Mr. Fantastic.  Hmm, he smells perfect too.)  Bye!


Here’s my Marc, the vision during this interview.

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If you haven’t read An Acute Attraction, get to it.  Here is my review.

I am really looking forward to reading A Constant Attraction  by A.J. Walters.  Coming soon!  Add it to your TBR today.
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Meet… …Working single mother Isabel Chambers. She’s not a size 12 or as you’ve probably guessed, a virgin either. …Marc Sanders an attractive, successful Harvard Professor of Medicine visiting Cambridge. He has a secret past that has been well hidden until now. An Acute Attraction is a heart warming, exciting and compelling story of love and romance, full of seductive, sensual and tantalizing emotions and images, sexual exploration and passion. Isabel Chambers is an ordinary, working, single mother of two, who needs some “me” time, so, kids sorted, she books herself into a hotel for a week of rest and relaxation. Marc Sanders is an American professor at Harvard University and is in England to present research results to Cambridge University. Two people, out for adventure and excitement, meet and begin a journey of fun, thrills, lust and desire. But, is Marc all he seems to be? What is he hiding?



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About the Author: A.J. Walters

A J Walters is a new contemporary romance author who has just made her first appearance on to the indie circuit. Having interests in history, romance and elements of erotica, she has brought all of these together in her debut publication; An Acute Attraction.

Wanting to break the trend of size 12 virgins in books, A J Walters has introduced a new real woman in Isabel Chambers. She’s a size 18-20, working single mother who now feels is it her time to start living her life again. At the ripe young age of 39, A J Walters also wanted to show that you can experience everything that a twenty-something would.

“I saw that a 39 year old isn’t quite at retirement age for fun, sex and finding love again. There are so many women out there that can be represented in books as well as the slim, innocent and beautiful types. Don’t get me wrong I love reading books with them in, but there is so many of them around now I felt it is time for something different. I’d like to think I brought my sense of humour across in it as well. I am ditsy, I suffer from ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome, but I can also be serious and sentimental. From the feedback I’ve had, apparently it makes for a great writing voice.”

A J Walters currently lives in North Staffordshire, UK with her 2 children.

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