This Girl Loves Books had the pleasure of interviewing Xavier Neal :)
Describe your personality in three words………
(Xavier) Funny. Fun. Loving.
(Logan) Sexy. Sexy. Protective.
(Xavier) I think she wanted you to use three different words.
(Logan shrugs) It said no such requirement.
Describe your writing style in three words…….
(Xavier) Fast-paced. Funny. Easy.
(Logan) Who you calling easy? I'm a difficult man.
(Xavier) She didn't say to describe you, she said my writing.
(Logan) Which is me.
(Xavier) You are not the only thing I write about!
(Logan) Everything else is practice for me. *wink*
Which chapter is your favourite (that you've wrote) and why?
(Logan) Anything involving me is her favorite because I am her favorite.
(Xavier) You are not my favorite.
(Logan) Then why am I here?
(Xavier) Because you never go away!
(Logan) I.E. Favorite.
(Xavier) Favorite chapter is a hard one, but from ONE of Logan's books, I'd have to say my favorite chapter is where they get The Kid. Oh! Or the one where Maxx, his wife, slaps him. That's one is good too!
(Logan) That slap really fucking hurt....
What has been your toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been your best compliment?
(Xavier) Oooo um....I'd have to take it really far back to when I was in high school...I had a boyfriend at the time tell me I would never succeed at writing. To give up. I was horrible at it. That no one would ever want to read what I wrote so stop wasting my time and start thinking about being a stay at home mom with his future kids....
(Logan) If I could punch him in the face X you know I would.
(Xavier) I know Kellar, but you can't. That was definitely the toughest criticism because it came from someone who said they loved me but wouldn't support me. Best compliment? All of them, lol.
(Logan) The world letting me melt their panties is the biggest compliment.
(Xavier) Ugh. Yes. Having fans of Logan (and my other characters) all around the world is the biggest compliment.
Is there a message in novel/novels that you want your readers to grasp?
(Logan) Family isn't about blood. That's the general message you can grasp from all three of her series.
(Xavier) Yeah. I'm a firm believer in what makes you family isn't in your DNA, but how you treat others and who you take care of and who takes care of you.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
(Logan) Don't copy cat another author!
(Xavier) Solid advice Kellar.
(Logan) See. I'm smart.
(Xavier) Don't push it....I would say, stay true to you and your work. Don't let other dictate what you write or how you write. And remember WHY you started writing. If it was for money, then don't keep going, if it's because you have a story to tell don't stop until it's told.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life , whom would you like to play the lead role?
(Logan) You know we've had this debate about me and we just can't seem to settle on someone playing me, so I would play me.
(Xavier shakes her head)
(Logan) That seems fair.
(Xavier) If they were gonna make a movie about my life...um....Gabrielle Union? She's hot and I love her, lol.
If you were a superhero, what would you want your powers to be?
(Logan) This is a Maxx question.
(Xavier) Oh you don't think you can answer it?
(Logan) I know I can. My power would be x-ray vision. *winks*
(Xavier) Perv. My super power would be to control time and space.
If you could meet one of your own characters who would it be and why?
(Xavier looks at Logan)
(Xavier) I've met them...I live with them...they are all very loud and fast moving. lol
If one of your books was being transformed into an movie, who would you like to play your main characters?
(Logan) See. We are back to this question.
(Xavier) You wouldn't make a good movie Kellar. You would make a good T.V. show. Now Havoc, would make a great movie staring Jensen Ackles or his younger brother.
(Logan) Fuck that. If Clint gets his own movie I want one.
Most embarrassing moment?
(Logan) I don't get embarrassed.
(Xavier) Not even that one time Maxx caught you--
(Logan) Not another word.
(Xavier laughing) But it was so funny!
(Logan) You wanna do this interview alone?
(Logan) Answer the question.
(Xavier) I was drunk for my 20th bday and ended up throwing up all over my bed. My bday is Dec 23rd so Christmas Eve I was hungover in a house that smelled awful and a boyfriend who made fun of me for it for the next....well he still makes fun of me for it.
What’s your idea of happiness?
(Xavier) Waking up every morning with a reason to smile. And as long as I am waking up and breathing, I'm happy.
(Logan) Living my life with the people who I love.
(Xavier) That's sweet Kellar.
What's your greatest fear?
(Xavier) Failure. Letting my family down.
(Logan) Same boat. Exact same boat.
What question have you always wanted to be asked? How would you answer it?
(Xavier) What would you do if you were Oprah rich? And the answer is what Oprah does!!! Lol, give it away and buy people random cool shit!
(Logan) I wanna be asked how many girls I've had sex with....but then I wouldn't answer.
(Xavier) Then why be asked?
(Logan) Because I want you thinking...leave a mystery to my life.
(Xavier) You are anything but a mystery.
Have you got any nicknames?
(Xavier) Depends. Some people call me X. Xa. Superstar. But my mommy calls me "The Author" and it makes me smile. She's done it for years.
(Logan) Most people in the family call me Kellar. But I'm an MMA fighter and my name is "Unbreakable".
(Xavier) M.dew....die hard fan. lol
(Logan) That shit is gross. Uh...probably Orange Juice, because it's like me. It does your body good.
(Xavier) That's milk.
(Logan) I'm milky too *winks*
Hard or Soft?
(Xavier and Logan) Hard.
Early bird or Night owl?
Coffee and Tea?
(Xavier raises eyebrows)
(Logan) Dude....Luke makes a killer tea.
Right handed or Left handed?
(Xavier and Logan) Right.
Cake or Cookies?
(Xavier and Logan) Cake.
Sub or Dom?
(Xavier and Logan) Dom.
(Logan looks at Xavier curious) Is that so?
(Xavier) Don't start....don't even go there.
(Logan) Looks like this lady has some stories to share with me...if you'll excuse us. So go on Xavier, tell me more about your dom side...
(Xavier covers Logan's mouth) Thanks for the interview!!!