My Chat with Carla – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 2

Hello and welcome!

Here is the second instalment in the “Saints and Sinners” Anthology Chat series. We are meeting my next guest at the same time, so I am looking forward to it. Let’s see what she has to say.

Please welcome Carla!

What is your full name?
Carla Powers

Do you have a nickname?
Nope, just Carla

What is one word that best describes you?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I have a thing for sun dresses. Today my dress is red with a dipping neckline, and it’s lined with lace along the bottom.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Absolutely, she’s amazing! Well, aside from the fact that she only gave me a B-cup bra size. I mean, come on, shouldn’t every middle aged woman with a rocking body be blessed with at least a size C?
They are over-rated 😉

What makes you laugh out loud?
Pretty much anything whimsically sarcastic.

What is your favourite dessert?
Cheeeeeeeesseee Cake!  Hands down cheesecake, of every flavor, as often as I can stuff my mouth with it!

What is your favourite drink?
There’s this guy that’s way too young for me, yet he won’t leave me alone, and I can’t seem to get him out of my mind. When we first locked eyes, I was wearing a pineapple dress. He remembered that, and left a surprise drink recipe for an amazing pineapple rum punch on my doorstep shortly after. I won’t admit it to him, but I’m obsessed with it. I’ve drank it practically every day!  Readers can find it in the ‘Sinners and Saints Recipe Book’, if they’re interested.
she hands me a card I brought the recipe for you 😉

Awesome, thanks! Oh this sounds good. If I have to drink rum, Black Seal Bermuda Rum is the only one I like, I am sure I can substitute with that.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying alone.

What is your favourite colour?
Is it weird that I don’t have one?

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
A part of me is starting to wonder your intentions… but since you asked, I sleep naked. Always have, and likely always will.
😀 No nefarious intentions, just curious

What is the perfect romantic date?
Something simple. I care more about who the date is with, and how they handle me afterwards, than I do about the date itself.
I agree!

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not, no where, not even a little. Sounds weird, I know, but try as you may I won’t even crack a smile.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I like anything with a fresh, earthy scent. Rain and pine trees take the cake, but I also love other real natural smells like the ocean breeze, things like that. I like outside air, that when inhaled deeply makes me feel grounded.

When you look at a man what catches your interest? 
That one’s easy. The width of his shoulders and length of his back. You remember that young guy I was telling you about? Before I ever saw his face, he caught me spying on him during his working out. I was practically drooling all over myself while I watched a single drip of sweat work it’s way down the toned muscles that frame his spine. Even just explaining the moment is causing my thighs to heat and butterflies to swarm my belly.
Oh I know what you mean 😉

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Just that ^^ guy. I’m still fighting him off though. His name is Blake and although I’ve practically caved into my body’s need of him, I wouldn’t consider myself his… just yet.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Nope, my story is a stand alone, and perfectly so. I’d like to keep my future with Blake all to myself. We’re both selfish lovers, so naturally what we do from here on out will be kept between us.

Never say never… the readers might like your story and will demand more LOL

Thank you Carla for giving us the inside scoop. Looking forward to reading your story.


Well… I hope you enjoyed and this chat got you as curious as it did me. She sounds like a great gal, right? I would like to hang around with her.

Her book is Skinny Dippin’ written by Didi Oviatt, a new author for me.

When Carla agrees to house sit a condo by the beach for a summer, she’s met with a juicy surprise. Though reluctant, and determined to stay away, Carla is drawn to a young man a few doors down. Blake is handsome, temperamental, and just as determined to win her over as she is to stay away. Will Carla succumb to his possessive, domineering traits and become his for the summer? Or will she let better judgement along with their age difference drive a wedge between the undeniable connection? Three months under the summer sun is about to heat up the parts of Carla that she once believed to be lost, tossed to the wind and gone forever. After an accidentally naked night in the water, everything changes, and Carla is forced to face his persistence head on.

Here is a yummy quote from the book:

I’ve decided to stop visiting you. I need more. Meet me after dark on the shoreline so I can pick up where I left off. So I can do all the things I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw you naked. I’ll wait every night, for as long as it takes. 
– Yours, Blake

Author Bio

Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee, Justice for Belle, Aggravated Momentum, Sketch, and more, along with multiple short story collections. She’s collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology, The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can be found enjoying a laid-back outdoorsy lifestyle. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and sun-bathing in the desert heat play an important part of her day to day lifestyle.

Where to find Ms. Oviatt:



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