A treat for you today, Roses and Readers. I'm taking my usual day off and Sheri Fredricks has provided us with a character interview. Enjoy!
Hi – Monica Beggs here. Heard you were curious about my top five, all-time favorite locations where I’ve shot my adult film movies. I’ve been in some great places, and a few where I refused to walk past the door.
So here’s my list, each site starting with the movie title!
#5: Star Whores – We filmed most of the outdoor scenes in Seattle, Washington. Between the backdrops of the Space Needle and beautiful pine forests, there was also a metropolis of city life.
#4: The Princess and the Flogger – OMG! Loved Hever Castle at Edenbridge, Scotland. The history behind each and every stone…the moats! Do you know they even have WiFi?
#3: Epic Proportions – Everything is BIG in Texas. Where else would that movie be shot? We started off at a B&B ranch, then ended with a bang at The Alamo.
#2: Horny Blowers, High Seas Hijinks – The production company rented a replica, turn of the century galleon and anchored the ship off the coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The costumes were gorgeous; hooped skirts and corsets, thigh-high boots and warm Caribbean waters.
#1: Spring Break on Horny Island – Blue-green seas, terra-cotta roofs. Food like I’ve never tasted and sugary-soft white sand beaches. Baru Island in Colombia was a dream come true. That is, until a man who headed the Cartel decided he’d rather have me nearby. *sigh*
Anymore, I’ve decided my favorite location to be is wherever Finn Daniels, the love of my life, is shredding waves. Where’s your special place to visit?
Monica Beggs is more than the hottest porn star out on DVD—she's Finn Daniel's next assignment.
Lights. Camera. Lube?
Famous porn star Monica Beggs wrapped up another grueling on-location movie shoot when the Colombian cartel attempted to kidnap her. Their guns are as real as the price on her pretty head.
Former Special Ops and present day surfer, Finn Daniels recognizes a lady in distress when he sees one—especially if it’s his adult film crush being hustled out the door. He’s no longer in the business of busting up the underworld, but that doesn’t deflect his moral compass.
In a fast-paced adventure—over land, sea, and air—playing it hot and heavy will lead them straight into action!
Scene Setup: **Finn confronts the Cartel soldier**
Mariano sighed as if the weight of the world rested upon his shoulders. “You make a big mistake with Monica Beggs, señor. It is not good for your health to be involved in my business.”
From the corner of his eye, Finn saw her clutch the front of her yellow dress. She turned her terrified eyes up to Riley.
“Don’t worry.” Riley flicked her a distracted glance. Team members while in the service and team members now, his partner kept watch on Finn’s six. “He knows what he’s doing.”
“Why Monica?” Finn asked the Colombian.
Mariano shrugged and backed away. His gaze slid past and landed on Monica. “We don’t ask questions.”
“Why do you want to kill me?” She cried out. “What have I done?”
Mariano switched his attention back to Finn, his lips lifted in a ghost of a smile. “She is preciosa, no?”
“More than beautiful,” he answered without glancing her way. No way in hell would he take his eyes off the guy.
Finn didn’t need to see Monica Beggs to remind himself how beautiful she looked. Every inch of her smooth olive skin had been seared into his brain after watching her movie Sin City: A Dildo to Die For—twice.
Okay, three times.
Through his adrenaline rush, memory of the twin teardrop shapes flushed hot through his jacked-up system and settled low between the hips. Helping the porn star was the right thing to do. He’d been sure of it back at Femenino Island and felt positive about it now. Confidence injected steel into his blood and he reveled in the sense of calm the knowledge brought.
“You win today, señor.” Mariano’s expression soured. A grim line thinned his lips and his brows lowered.
Finn shrugged and replied in matter-of-fact arrogance. “I win them all.”
Off in the distance, above the barrage of harbor noise and cry of sea birds, came the high-pitched wail of sirens. The small crowd of onlookers drew closer. Their speculative murmurs of drug dealers and DEA agent were passed around like a Sunday morning collection plate.
“The business of drugs are one thing. This buying and selling of women… it is not good. And the things I hear about the man who bought her, well…” Mariano took a deep breath and shook his head.
“Leave me alone,” she pleaded, limping closer to Finn. “Forget you ever saw me.”
Mariano stepped back, then hesitated. “I have never failed my contracts, amigo. Not once.”
Finn’s response held a clear lethal message. “Neither have I.”
As the first downed man showing signs of stirring, Mariano checked the other unconscious man with a shove of his shoe.
Riley nudged Finn. “Let’s evac before the cops show up.”
Finn gave Monica a quick once-over. She seemed otherwise physically uninjured, except where she’d smacked her hip on the ground. Right now, she’d no doubt try to process why someone would take her against her will. The reality of what happened would refuse to lodge in her shocked brain.
He felt sorry for her. He really did. Hell, the most danger she’d probably faced in the last five years was rush-hour traffic on the 405.
“Roger that.” Finn nodded her direction. “I got Monica.”
“Good. You can’t drive worth a shit.” His friend took off, dodging gawking pedestrians as he jogged to the Hummer.
The police sirens screamed closer and thoughts of hashing it out in a small beige room til dark-o-thirty didn’t hold much appeal. “Look, sweetheart, you got someone coming? ‘Cause I gotta jam.”
“You’re leaving?” Her expression was aghast. “You won’t stay?”
As much as he wanted to verify her uninjured condition, he needed to split the scene more. Finn shook his head. “Want to help you, but I ain’t sticking around.”
© Sheri Fredricks 2015 Monica Beggs
Always on the hunt for the uncommon things in life, award-winning author Sheri Fredricks thrives on creating romantic adventures.
A former engineering secretary, she lives on California’s beautiful central coast. "I wanted to move away from a profession of inflexible right angles and create an unboxed world with no boundaries." A voracious reader since her early years, Sheri found her brain crowded with stories of her own. "Ultimately," she says, "my husband encouraged me to write them all down."
Winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award, and a Finalist multiple times for InD’Tale eMagazine’s Reward Of Novel Excellence award (RONE), she has numerous five-star reviews everywhere eBooks are sold.
Sheri loves to spend time at home and connecting with readers. A computer hutch keeps her focused on creating stories, but the panoramic view of life on a ranch will call her outside to play in the sun.