Monday’s Friend: Piper Denna

Today I’m pleased to welcome erotic romance writer Piper Denna to my blog.  We’re doing something a little different today, as Piper is presenting her guest post in the form of an interview between the ‘bad girl’ of her latest book – Gritty Gossip Girl – and a reporter from fictional tabloid The Scoop.

So without further ado, I’m going to hand you over to Shar-y Jones and Gritty Gossip Girl.

Hello, this is Shar-y Jones with The Scoop. As most of the free world knows, Gritty Gossip Girl blogged during her cruise on the newly-launched FMS Aphrodite, sharing all sorts of juicy, sordid, unauthorized details about the trip. Her blog feed was picked up by our site, TSZ (The Scoop Zone), and by the end of the cruise, people around the world were glued to their mobile devices, just waiting to see what she’d share next. On condition of anonymity, Gritty Gossip Girl has agreed to an interview—and only one—with us.

The Scoop Zone: Let’s start with the question on everyone’s minds. Leaking information from a cruise where the passengers and staff so highly value confidentiality smacks of a vendetta. What do you have against the proprietors of Fantasies, Inc: The Grants?

Gritty Gossip Girl: It wasn’t a vendetta. I was doing a job.

TSZ: Who hired you to do it?

GGG: **rolls eyes** I was reporting solely to draw followers for my blog. Why does everyone assume I had help?

TSZ: Looking back at your posts, it seems they were written with a bias against Brett Grant. Why?

GGG: He’s not the great guy everybody thinks. Someone I know says he stole Victoria from a happy relationship—

TSZ: You mean with British movie star Rafe Wyndham?

GGG: No, no. Not him.

TSZ: So is this other person the one who helped you get your blog posts online from a cruise where guests had no open internet access?

GGG: **huffs and crosses arms over chest** I already told you, I acted alone.

TSZ: If you insist.

GGG: Can we please move on? I’ve got research to do for… tomorrow’s post.

TSZ: If you could be anybody on the FCS Aphrodite, who would it be?

GGG: Oh, that’s easy. Victoria Grant. She’s got a very hot new–**clamps hands over mouth**

TSZ: (New what? Car? House? Dress?) **waits for answer**

GGG: Um… Hobby. Yeah. She has a new hobby.

TSZ: And what is that?

GGG: **fidgeting** I’m not allowed to talk about the Grants, or their…hobby. Can we please scratch that answer?

TSZ:  Sorry, no. Truth in reporting, and all that… If money was no object, would you go on another Aphrodite cruise, as a passenger?

GGG: Oh my God! I can’t believe you just gave away my identity like that!

TSZ: Cruise ships all have paid crew members, and Aphrodite also has volunteers, as indicated on the Fantasies, Inc website. I’ll quote their ad:

Come join our crew!

We’re searching for uninhibited personnel to fill select crew positions on our maiden voyage, and subsequent cruises. Qualified applicants needed for all types of fetishes and scenarios, both mixed- and same-gender, adults of all ages, all races. Crew staff will be eligible for cumulative discounts to be applied toward a future Fantasies, Inc. cruise.

Many of our privileged passengers have fantasies involving staff members, instead of or in addition to other erotic wishes. In return for your “services” eight hours per day, you’ll receive free passage on today’s most exclusive cruise liner, room, meals and drinks, and access to the crew-only Sweet Spot Lounge–where anything goes. Eager personnel can expect not only gratification, but tips in many forms…

Fantasy Crews make for Fantasy Cruises.

Please fill out the form below, and a discreet Human Resources Casting Expert will contact you shortly.

Thanks for your interest,

Fantasies, Inc.–Cruise Division

Where fulfillment is on your horizon

GGG: Ugh, don’t remind me. **rubs eyes** I demand you scratch that question and reword it so you’re asking, “Would you recommend an Aphrodite cruise for those who can afford it?”

TSZ: Can you afford it?

GGG: Damn it, that’s none of your business. And it’s irrelevant.

TSZ: Well, maybe you can, after what we paid you, not to mention whatever you got from a certain someone who hired you to blog secret details about the cruise…

GGG: That’s not going to last long enough to—Damn. Nobody hired me! Are you trying to ruin my life? Seriously. Remove this answer when this interview goes to press. As for what TSZ paid me, no; it’s not enough for a cruise. Barely enough for a city bus ride! Anyway, I’m not allowed on any Fantasies, Inc properties, as a condition of my agreement with the Grants. But if I had the cash to spend? No way. I’d bank the bucks, and travel as a recruit. They had at least as much fun as the passengers, from I could see.

TSZ: Do you think anyone on the cruise came away unhappy or would be unwilling to make another voyage?

GGG: Much as I hate to admit it? No. The ship’s theme song should be, like, the opposite of “I can’t get no satisfaction.” **hangs head** Kind of a bummer I can’t go back there.

TSZ: So you regret the blog posts?

GGG: **sighs** The Grants shouldn’t act so injured about them. I got them major publicity, which virally increased interest in their ship. I didn’t leak names of anybody who didn’t want me to. Nobody got hurt.

TSZ: A victimless crime?

GGG: Exactly.

TSZ: Except, it did cost you. And could have been worse, if the Grants had pressed charges against you.

GGG: **eyes brim** And I missed out on a potentially great boyfriend. Who knew a dude on a sex cruise would have such high morals?

TSZ: I guess we all do now. Thanks for the interview. If you think of a number that’d make it worthwhile for you to share a little about Victoria’s new…ahem, hobby, gimme a call, huh?

Gritty Gossip Girl and Victoria Grant are characters in Piper’s latest book, VICTORIA’S SECRET WISH, the second in the Fantasies, Inc. series.


Maybe three isn’t always a crowd.

“Erotica’s Sweethearts”, Brett and Victoria Grant, are launching the Fantasies, Inc. Aphrodite – a cruiseliner dedicated to carnal pleasures. Since the voyage is all about fantasies coming true, Brett is determined to see Victoria realize her own wildest dream: being pleasured by two men at once.

Victoria can hardly keep her eyes – or hands – off gold medal swimmer David Roman when he boards the Aphrodite. And when Brett propositions David, she can’t say no. But Brett doesn’t know the extent of her fantasy. She wants him as into her other guy as she is. Will his adventurous spirit stretch that far?

David knows it’s a bad idea to get in the middle of the Grants’ marriage. He doesn’t have a kinky bone in his body – or so he thought before this trip – but the romps keep getting wilder and he keeps imagining more. And he really likes them both…as much in bed as out. If the paparazzi discover he’s involved with such a high-profile couple, his career is over. Is he willing to risk everything to continue?

WARNING: Adult sensuality and language, ménage a la two men bent on arousing their woman beyond all control, voyeurism, foot and hair fetish scenes, same sex situations, betrayal, and industrial espionage.


“Why are you nervous? Is it because you’re seeing me, or because you’re seeing a therapist?”

“Therapist.” As Britt had pointed out, seeing Serena Weiss would be less intimidating than any other therapist. After all, they’d watched from the AV room as Serena’s fantasy had been recorded. Having seen a woman go wild like that made her quite easy to approach. Aside from the therapist issue, anyway.

Serena leaned forward and took Victoria’s hands in her own. “If I might make a suggestion?”


“While you’re on this break from trying to conceive, give yourself a hall pass. Do some wild, sexy stuff. Nothing can kill the fun of sex like making it a means to a baby. Besides, one day you’ll be prego, and then a mom. And let me tell ya, that living-in-the-moment business doesn’t happen much for us mommies.”

Wild, sexy stuff. Like what? Britt’s idea of sharing her with another man on the cruise? Now she was probably blushing. “Um. Yeah. Even though I arrange all those fantasies, I’m pretty straightlaced.”

“Something tells me there’s a vixen inside you, just waiting to get out. Give her a spin. Trust me, your man will love it.”


Romance is sexy. And often funny, and sometimes tangled up with suspense. Let’s face it: all sorts of things get mixed up with romance in real life.

Piper Denna’s stories are not cut-and-dried romance. She wants her characters to deal with issues female readers can relate to: independence and trust, empowerment, inhibitions, an unfaithful partner, motherhood. Sometimes her characters make mistakes and often her “bad guys” are not 100% bad. Mostly she wants to take the reader on an emotional journey to a happy ending…with a few enviable sexual encounters along the way.

When she’s not writing, she edits, raises two teens along with her husband, and has an evil day job.
She enjoys books – or movies – with a comedic twist and hopefully a love story with lots of tension, too.

Sexiest parts of a man in Piper’s opinion? The hands and eyes. Shoulders are nice too, and of course, great pecs are never amiss…

Find Piper online at the following links:
LPI page link


4 comments so far

  1. PIper Denna on

    Thanks for having me!

  2. karen Y. bynum on

    What a fun interview!! Loved GGG’s personality! 😀 Congrats on the release Piper! 🙂

    • PIper Denna on

      Thanks, Karen. The “identity” of GGG girl isn’t revealed until the end of the book. But I have a feeling she might be back to cause Victoria and Brett more trouble in the next novel… 🙂

  3. Calisa Rhose on

    LOL This is a great interview! I think I like GGG. Congrats on the release and good luck, Piper!

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