Lust and Lemonade – Meet Poppy!

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For the third of five character interviews, say hello to Poppy! Thank you for stopping by and talking with us tonight.

Poppy: You’re totally welcome. Say, does this top make me look fat?


Poppy: (laughs) I’m just puling your leg. What does a lady have to do to get a drink around here anyways?

Would you like a cup of coffee?

Poppy: Can’t, but thanks though. I’d love a cup of tea though.

Done. So tell me a little bit about yourself. What do you do for a living?

Poppy: I live, I love, I laugh.

I’m sorry?

Poppy: I live off a trust fund and money that was left to me when my parents passed away. I don’t have to work, so I don’t.

Oh, now I am sorry.

Poppy: Oh, don’t be. My parents were lovely people and they lived for a long time. They always told me to be who I was and no one else. When I came out of the closet, my mother threw a Goddess Party. It was pretty freaking awesome.

So have you always known you were lesbian?

Poppy: Sure, have you always known you had a penis?


Poppy: Just yanking the other leg. But asking me if I always knew I was gay is like asking me have I always breathed, you know?

Yeah. I know. Okay, so are you seeing anyone?

Poppy: Yeah, sort of. I’m living with a woman named Connie Collins but she likes to call herself River Moon Falls.

River Moon…?

Poppy: Yep, River Moon Falls. And for someone with such a soft name, she can be a real bitch. And don’t let her cook for you, whatever you do. She massacres food more than she cooks it.

So you’re not happy with her?

Poppy: Is anyone happy with anyone else, I mean truly happy? I’d love to find a woman like that, a sweet woman who would love all of me, even my faults. Who would stand up for me when I needed protecting, balance me when I needed grounding. Someone who would hold me up when I needed support, you know? Man, that’d be freaking sweet. It would be good if she had a nice ass too. Oh, and she’d have to be a good kisser. That’s a given.

You don’t have that with Connie, uh, River Moon Falls?

Poppy: (laughs) No way Jose! Not even close. Sometimes I wonder why I’m living with her. She came over to fool around one night a couple of years ago and she never left. Man, is she ever going to be pissed off when she finds out.

Finds out about what?

Poppy: (rubs her stomach) That I’m eating for two, now.


Here’s a bit about the book:

What does it take to find love in the gay community?

In a world filled with one-night stands, glory hole blowjobs and weeklong romances, what does it take to find love? This is just what our protagonist Blaine worries about. Unlike his friends, he wants to settle down.

Chuck is just looking for Mr. Right Now. A self-proclaimed jock, he is always on the lookout for a good time. But what happens when a good time becomes a very good time? Does he run away from his feelings? Or admit them to himself?

Mike and William are having problems. Marital problems. Though they don’t sleep together, they do like to sleep with others and share their stories. They had wanted a no strings attached marriage. But they did not count on actually falling in love. With each other!

Nancy is just looking for love. True and honest love. Though a little bit eccentric, he is nonetheless good to go when he catches a bartender’s eye. But is Devon what he seems? Or does a secret lurk there?

Poppy is a little distraught. A self-proclaimed man hating lipstick lesbian, she’s beginning to have doubts about her sexuality. It may have something to do with the baby in her stomach. Her lover River Moon Falls will be pissed if she finds out!

She does the only thing she can do: turns to her best friend Blaine for help. Despairing that he will ever meet Mr. Right, Blaine is surprised to find him in Justin, the father of Poppy’s unborn son….

When all of these people come together, love is sure to show up somewhere…

We hope.

You can meet Poppy in Lust and Lemonade, available April 20th from Renaissance Press! Learn more here:

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