Welcome to Paperback Writer and our Feature author for today, Dangerous Lee. Dangerous is talking about a subject that has been taboo for many decades. It was thirty years ago that actor Rock Hudson announced that he had the dreaded and scary disease of AIDS. Since, that time AIDS is a disease that has become as mainstream and the flu. It has stricken both men and women. It knows no gender, occupation or skin color. Join us as Lee talks about her book and why she tackled this subject.
About Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down
Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down is something that Dangerous Lee’s grandmother used to say as a warning against having sex too soon. Those words were never forgotten and the advice is greatly needed, especially today. African Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, but more than 50% of the new HIV cases are in the African American community. How can we change this? Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down answers this question, six different ways, erotically.
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Q: Tell us a little about your book and how you came to write in this genre.
Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, is a book of six erotic short stories that have an emphasis on HIV education. Erotica is not my genre of choice, though I do have a short story in the New York Times Best Selling anthology, Succulent: Chocolate Flava 2, which is also erotica. Being published in Succulent gave me the confidence to write my book, and I did so because too many people are unnecessarily being infected and affected by HIV.
Q: What’s next for you?
I will soon start to work on my second book of short stories, which will be in the thriller/suspense/sci fi genre.
Q: What are a few of your favorite genres and why?
I enjoy writing stories that fit into the thriller/sci fi/ and suspense genres because your imagination can run wild and anything is possible.
Q: Where do you write from?
Currently I do most of my writing from home on my desktop, which inhibits my creativity. I have recently purchased a laptop so that I can write in various locations to allow my senses to influence my writing skills. I suffer from writer’s block because my environment remains stale.
Q: Writer’s Block – If you have ever experienced it – how did you resolve it?
Usually I just step away from the computer because you cannot force the words out of yourself. Writing is a gift, so you have to let it flow in its own time, and I have found that it never disappoints.
Q: Have you ever abandoned any books/novels in progress?
I have never abandoned any books, but I did abandon stories from my book. However, I’m sure I will use them in future books. They have potential!
Read the Excerpt
from “Self Love and Pain”
I am in love with myself. That’s right; I turn my damn self on. As
I stand here in my black lace bra and panties I am turned on by my
full-figured image. I love my body. I’ve had this love affair before, but
now it’s permanent.
Unfortunately, my boyfriend died of AIDS. I am HIV negative.
We always had safe sex. I knew he had AIDS, and I also knew how to
protect myself. Winston was honest with me from the very beginning
and I made the decision aft er dating and getting to know him for three
months that I wanted to make love to him until the day AIDS took
Doesn’t sound romantic? That’s because you’re the type that
believes in fairy tales. Has a knight in shining armor ever tried to get
your phone number? Hell no! Real knights are usually in rusted armor
that require several cans of oil.
When I met Winston he appeared healthy as a race horse. Before
he got himself cleaned up and drug free he was an intravenous drug
user who shared needles with other IV drug users. By the time I met
him he was a very successful business man looking to make each
About Dangerous Lee
Dangerous Lee is a certified HIV Prevention Specialist and HIV Testing Counselor with Wellness AIDS Services, Inc. of Flint, Michigan. Dangerous Lee is currently studying Psychology at Baker College Online and also has an interest in working with at risk youth. She lives in Burton, Michigan with her daughter.
In 2008, her short erotic story, Til Death Do Us Part, was featured in the New York Times Best Selling anthology, Succulent: Chocolate Flava 2, edited by Zane. In March of 2010, Dangerous Lee self-published her first book titled, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, a book of six erotic stories with an emphasis on HIV education.
Dangerous Lee’s claim to fame is the humor advice column, Ask Dangerous Lee, where she dished out advice and opinions on love, relationships, pop culture, and celebrities. Ask Dangerous Lee was published monthly in the now defunct Uncommon Sense newspaper and syndicated in various independent magazines and websites nationwide.
Ask Dangerous Lee, the column, lead to the Ask Dangerous Lee Live radio show on the Blog Talk Radio online network. For more than two years Dangerous Lee, along with her co-host hip hop artist Hassahn Phenomenon, featured celebrities on all sides of the entertainment and media spectrum.
Working as her own marketing team, Dangerous has secured close to 50 media features over the course of a year. Dangerous is also a contributing writer for actress Monique Coleman’s official website, GimmeMo.com and is the co-founder of Book Bizarre, an annual event that highlights self-published authors in Flint, Michigan
You can find Dangerous Lee at her website http://www.pantiesupskirtdown.com/