With us today is Nikki Duncan and the heroine from her upcoming print release SCENT OF PERSUASION with an interview on how she became an escort and a little hint of how it turned out for her.
Thanks for having us here, ladies. It’s always a good time, though I have to say Kami’s interview is nowhere near as naughty as her fellow escort Ava’s would be. She’s simply too refined for such bawdiness. Mostly. ;)
Nikki: Kami, thanks for spending time with me today. I’ll try not to ask anything too embarrassing.
Kami: No worries, Nikki. I’ve gotten over any shame or embarrassment.
Nikki: Well, in that case…
Kami: (laughing) I could be in trouble now.
Nikki: Maybe. I know your story, but tell us why you decided to leave the comfort of your life to be an escort. It’s not exactly a traditional transition.
Kami: Traditional is definitely NOT how I would define it.
Nikki: So why the change?
Kami: I needed answers. When I found Channing, my step brother who meant everything to me… (shuddering visibly as the memory clearly snaps back with clarity) Well, sparing the details, when I found him dead, I knew it wasn’t the suicide it looked like. When the cops wouldn’t listen, I decided to find the truth myself.
Nikki: That must have been tough, but how did you know it wasn’t a suicide?
Kami: I knew Channing. He stood by me, helped me through a rough time in my life. He was my best friend. Besides, people intending to kill themselves don’t plan their future hours before taking their life.
Nikki: No, I guess they wouldn’t. So, you gave up on the cops and started your own investigation. How did that lead you to Elegant Entertainment?
Kami: A few things. First, there was a contract by him he’d signed that I knew he was against. And the subject of the contract has proven to be worth killing over.
Nikki: Can you tell us about that?
Kami: Sorry, I promised not to talk about it. The FBI is still trying to tie up all the loose ends there.
Nikki: Understandable. So what else led you to EE?
Kami: The last person Channing had seen was a woman I tracked to EE. She was an escort he’d seen a few times, but by the time I got in at EE she was gone.
Nikki: She left?
Kami: To hear them tell it. I say they vanished her.
Nikki: Why? What could an escort get into that she’d need to disappear?
Kami: (smiling a knowing smile) A lot at Elegant Entertainment. I almost fell into the same sort of trouble.
Nikki: Tell us about that.
Kami: It was my first job. They sent me in as a date for a CEO during some fundraiser he was doing. Two things I avoid at all costs.
Nikki: But we’ll do amazing things for those we love.
Kami: Yeah, and Channing was worth it. Anyway, on that first night I was ordered to return with my date’s hair brush. Weird, but okay. As if there weren’t enough issues that stemmed from that, I actually liked this guy. A lot.
Nikki: I’d think that would make the job easier. I mean, you were essentially being paid to have sex with him, right?
Kami: I was, and thinking that would follow. But it wasn’t true for me. I wasn’t kidding when I said I avoided CEO types at all costs. Breck was the embodiment of that, and somehow, enjoying his touches made the act… I don’t know. It was easier, but not.
Nikki: Did the complications change as you spent more time with him? How did he handle it when you were assigned to other men?
Kami: I’m still waiting for the complications to get easier. The other men… They were never an issue because for Breck I embodied everything he wanted. No strings.
Nikki: I guess things weren’t what either of you expected.
Kami: That would be accurate.
Nikki: So when did you know he was different than the other CEO types you’ve known. He is different, isn’t he?
Kami: Oh yeah. I saw glimpses of differences from the beginning, but the defining moment was when I met his closest friend. He says that’s also the moment I shattered his hopes of no strings.
Nikki: And you guys worked together to find answers about Channing’s death?
Kami: Not that he really let me in on his plans, but I ended up with some closure. That’s the most important thing.
Nikki: Some closure?
Kami: Yeah. There’s still the bit about that contract that still lingers. I may never have those answers.
Nikki: You don’t sound upset by that.
Kami: I walked away from being an escort with answers, new best friends and a man to love. What’s to be upset about? Though, I am still holding out hope Breck’s team will find those answers before anyone else is hurt or killed.
Nikki: I wish them the best of luck. And thank you for spending your time with us.
To read all about Kami’s time as an escort, pre-order SCENT OF PERSUASION in print for $9.80, regularly $14.00 at Samhain Publishing. More buy links, including those for the eBook, can be found on Nikki’s website at http://www.nikkiduncan.com along with information on all her other books. Check them out!