Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Night Date with Tal from My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome

Hi, everyone, and welcome to a new blog feature called Friday Night Date! This feature will be hosted every other Friday, here on In My Secret -Book- World, and were I will be interviewing one of our most loved book boyfriends.

My first guest is Tal from My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome! I absolutely adore this man, and when he agreed to go on this date with me, I may or may not have flailed around and giggled very unatractively. I had a very hard time controlling myself in front of him, and a few very wierd, very embarrassing questions were asked by yours truly. Tal was very nice though and he answered them all. 

Alright, I'll let you see for yourselves how things went, and once you're done drooling over this hunk, scroll lower to enter the giveaway below!

Me: Hi, Tal, and welcome to In My Secret –Book- World! I'm so happy to go on this date with you and I can't wait to get to know more about you!

Let’s start getting to know each other, shall we?

Me: Tell me about yourself, Tal. What are your worst and best qualities?

Tal: Well my best qualities, geez, hard to narrow down, HA HA! I'm driven - if I want something, I go for it. I guess that can be my worst quality, too, sometimes I don't know when to back down.

Me: Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little?

Tal: No. I grow up in a kind of strict house. Lots of lessons, lots of tutors, lots of religion. Not much imagination.

Me: Whats the one thing about you that we won't find out from reading My Time in the Affair?

Tal: I said that I was part of the Israeli Defense Forces - I never said what I specialized in. Bomb squad. Sometimes I still get nightmare about it.

Me: You're someone who isn't afraid to go after what he wants, and it's one of the things that I and everybody else love about you, but is there something you wanted really bad and went after but never got?

Tal: Oh, wow. Let me tell you. Brooklyn. Nine years old. I spent a WEEK gaining this stray dog's trust. I mean, I camped in an alley for this dog. In Brooklyn. I waited till he came to me. Spent all that time. When he finally got comfortable enough to let me put a collar on him, I thought that was it. He was going to be my new best bud, life long friends. I took him home, and within the hour, my mother took him to a rescue shelter. Never saw him again. I learned real quick if I wanted something for myself, then I'd better keep it to myself.

Me: Alright, enough with the serious stuff. Let's talk about more fun things, like food. I love food. If I looked inside your refrigerator, what would I find?

Tal: HAHA depends - MY fridge at the house in Turkey, you'd find a couple Pilsners. Some Dijon mustard. Like a billion soy sauce packets. Some cheese. But in the fridge at our place in Italy, I don't know, Misch's big on kale and veggies and brown rice, barf. Probably some Thai take out for me. Ice cream cake in the freezer.

Me: Tell me about a secret naughty fantasy you have. Have you told Mischa about it?

Tal: I'm a dude - do you have like an hour? A threesome with Mischa and a Cirque du Soleil performer is pretty high on the list. She totally knows about it - solid no, thus far. But I'm working on it.

Me: Have you ever had an awkward sexual moment?

Tal: Of course. Losing my virginity at a basement party at the age thirteen wasn't as "awesome" as it sounds. More like embarrassing and terrifying, particularly when you have to ask the chick "is it in? Is this what it feels like?" while five of your friends are listening at the door. There was also this whole incident with a girl in Bangkok and I got food poisoning, but I try not to think about that incident.

Me: What's the biggest turn on for you? I'm pretty sure everybody out there wants to know this too.

Tal: Mmmm. That's a toughy. What to say? The general answer? Confidence. I love a confident woman. The specific answer? Yeah, I'm gonna have to say ass. If a woman has an amazing ass, I'll basically be her slave. It pretty much hypnotizes me. In regards to myself? My head. Scratch your nails across my scalp and you can bring me to my knees.

Me: What's the worst thing somebody walked in on you doing?

Tal: My dad walked in on me painting my nails once. I was curious!

*Am I the only one who thinks Tal would totally look hot even with nail polish?*

Me: Name a celebrity you would get naughty with.

Tal: UG, I have such a thing for Salma Hayek. If you're reading this Salma, call me!

*I wonder what Mischa would say if she saw this*

Me: This is gonna sound weird, but do you ever wonder what a woman's day is like? If you ever were a woman for one day, what would you do?

Tal: Scream in bloody terror. I've wondered in a vague sort of way, but I get the distinct impression it's a lot harder than a man's day. Even mine. And I regularly have to shoot at people and sneak around and run for my life. And I still think that's probably easier than the average woman's life. Your brains ... I can't even imagine.

Me: Whats a perfect day in your life like?

Tal: Having a beer, laying in a hammock, watching the waves crash against the beach.

Me: Do you have a pet peeve?

Tal: Bullshit. People who talk it, people who try and feed me it. I have no patience for it.

Me: The first part of our date has come to an end! Now is your only chance to ask me anything you want before we move on to the Quickies!

Tal: What's life in Sweden like? I travel a lot, but I've actually never been - looks beautiful.

Me: It is! Very peaceful and green but it rains a lot of the time, so if you ever visit, please do and I'd love to give you a tour, but don't want to get wet, bring an umbrella.

Alrighty then, let's have a quickie!

Boxers or briefs?

Commando ;)

*Drops dead*

Beer or whisky?


Cars or women?


Ice cream or chocolate?

Ice cream

Pop or rock?


Football or soccer?


Blond or brunette?

I don't like to discriminate

NYC or LA?

New York City

Boobs or butt?


Leather or lace?


Chicken or steak?


Tub or shower?


Thank you, Tal! I had an amazing time with you, and I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

Grrr, did you swoon too? Didn't he just give you the shivers? Because I totes got them.

For those of you who haven't met Tal before or read My Time in the Affair, you can find my review of it here and you can enter the giveaway below to win a copy of My Tiem in the Affair. There will be two winners, one from the US will get a paperback copy, and one lucky international winner will get an ecopy!

The giveaway will end Friday, July 3rd and the winners will be announced on the second Friday Night Date post!

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About the Book:


I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.

Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I'm like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I'm a horrible person. Yes, I've done horrible things. Yes, I don't deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.

But I'm willing to bet I've done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.

Maybe, just maybe, you're not as innocent as you'd like to think.

Or maybe I'm not so guilty ...

WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don't like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative.
About the Author:
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ..., forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book before but I am definitely interested in trying it after reading your interview :) I don't usually read books featured around cheating, and I know the summary has a warning about it, but I'm really curious now! Thanks for sharing this book.

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf