Ep. 7 Alisha Rai: Wrong to Need You


Sarah and I were perusing a stack of books at The Ripped Bodice, discussing how much we love Alisha Rai when someone laughed and said, “You realize she’s sitting right there, right?” Sure enough, there she was–and she was awesome enough to do an impromptu interview with us.

Alisha is the author of critically acclaimed contemporary and paranormal romance novels (and an attorney!). Her most recent book, Wrong to Need You, was just named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Best Romance Novels of 2017. We dig into her phenomenal Forbidden Hearts series and then talk writing, dating as a romance novelist, and how to approach racial issues in your writing. Alisha is lovely and full of wonderful wisdom!

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You can find her online on her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

*Books and authors we mentioned in this episode:

Nalini Singh

Cabin Fever by Alisha Rai

Hot as Hades by Alisha Rai

Night Whispers by Alisha Rai

Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai (March 2018)

Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai

Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai

Serving Pleasure by Alisha Rai (first Indie book on the Washington Post list of best books)

Shirley Busbee

A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai

Loyal League Series by Alyssa Cole

*The above links will take you to The Ripped Bodice website where you have the option to purchase the print books from the only exclusively romance bookstore in the US. We don’t get anything from the purchase except the satisfaction of supporting a small business that we love! If you’re in the LA area, definitely go and visit the store–it’s magical!

Special thanks to our Editor, Chris Willett!

About the Author
Jenny Nordbak earned a B.A in Interdisciplinary Archaeology from the University of Southern California. After graduating, she spent two years leading a double life, working in healthcare construction by day, while secretly working as a Dominatrix at a dungeon in LA by night. Her memoir, The Scarlett Letters: My Secret Year of Men in an LA Dungeon (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), is a candid look into that time in her life. Jenny is an advocate for sex positivity and female empowerment. She writes the Stocks and Bondage column for Penthouse and has been featured as a sex expert on The Doctors. She contributes to Men’s Health and has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. She is currently working on developing her memoir for TV and finishing her next book, a romance novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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