Interview with Dangerous Lee

Dangerous Lee, HIV Prevention Specialist and Author of Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down – Six Erotic Tales of Safe Sex, is a brand with various projects in the fields of activism, writing, acting, painting, and internet radio. She lives in Burton, Michigan with her daughter and two pet rats!

Learn more about Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down by visiting www.pantiesupskirtdown.com. Follow Dangerous Lee on Facebook www.facebook.com/DangerousLee.Biz and on Twitter www.twitter.com/DangerousLee
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Q: Thank you for this interview, Dangerous Lee. Can you tell us what your latest book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, is all about?

It’s a book of six short erotic stories that have an emphasis on HIV education. Each story comes from a very different point of view regarding people living with or dealing with the subject of HIV.

Q: Is this your first novel?  If not, how has writing this novel different from writing your first?

This is my first book, but I do have a short story that appears in the New York Times Bestselling anthology, Succulent: Chocolate Flava 2, edited by Zane and published by Atria Books. I plan to get started on my next book of short stories very soon. I am not a writer of novels. I love to write short stories. I like to take the reader on several different rollercoaster rides within one book.

Q: How difficult was it writing your book?  Did you ever experience writer’s block and, if so, what did you do?

It’s never difficult to write, but I do experience writer’s block. I’ve learned to not pressure myself to put words down because they will come to me when they’re supposed to. I have to allow my creative juices to flow.

Q: How have your fans embraced your latest novel?  Do you have any funny or unusual experiences to share?

I have had nothing but good reviews. Many are shocked that I was able to actually pull off erotic stories that have a safe sex component. The stories are written in a way that HIV is a supporting character. It’s not preachy. It’s kind of like putting medicine in a brownie; you eat the delicious brownie without realizing how good it was for you!

Q: What is your daily writing routine?

I blog on my official website (www.dangerouslee.biz) daily.

Q: When you put the pen or mouse down, what do you do to relax?

Relaxing? What is that? I am a single mother in college studying Psychology and I also hold a day job. Relaxing to me is sleeping until noon!

Q: What book changed your life?

I cannot say that there is a book that changed my life. I have been writing since I was a child, so it’s something that I have passion for. I actually try not to read other authors work too often because I don’t want to be influenced by their work. I want what I write about to be influenced by my own imagination and experiences.

Q: If someone were to write a book on your life, what would the title be?

Dangerous Lee: She Lived Her Life Dangerously

Q: Finish this sentence: “The one thing that I wish people would understand about me is…”

I am the way I am because I am an artist.

Thank you for this interview Dangerous.  I wish you much success on your latest release, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down!

Thank you so much. Keep it Dangerous!

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
his life.

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
moment count.

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