Spotlight & Giveaway: Changing His Game by Megan Erickson

Posted April 23rd, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 49 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome romance author Megan Erickson to HJ!

Hi Megan and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Changing His Game!


Tell us about the book with this fun little challenge using the title of the book:

Changing His GameCan make you blush
Has way too many computer puns
Austin has a dirty mouth
Not for the sexually faint of heart
Gamers galore!
Includes cosplay sex!
Nerdy nerd-fest. The hero, the dialogue… nerd-fest!
Goals, Marley has ‘em!
Has emails that will make you giggle
Is guaranteed to keep you up reading to see what Austin will say next
Sibling banter
Gaming foreplay… yeah I made that up
Ambidextrous hero? This book has it.
Marley likes her Tumblr as dirty as her men
Easily one of the most fun books I’ve ever written!

Please share the opening line of this book:

Marley Lake hated the spinning rainbow wheel.

Of course, she was all for rainbows. Her favorite show as a kid was Rainbow Brite. She even tried to color her cat’s tail with Kool-Aid and draw a star on his forehead with markers to make him look like Starlite.


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • I wrote this book based off of an Entangled Brazen dirty-talking submission call. And I had so much fun writing it.
  • I had the idea for the opening scene, where the hero and heroine discuss the spinning rainbow wheel aka beach ball, based on a conversation with my husband about my Mac.
  • I made up the video game, Aric’s Revenge, that is talked about in Changing His Game, and included dragons in this game because I’m a Game of Thrones fan.
  • This book is so nerdy, and I hope readers find it different!
  • I love Chad, Marley’s brother, and sibling relationships are some of my favorite to write!


Was there a scene in this book that was harder to write than others?

The first time Marley and Austin are intimate, they are in a movie theater lobby. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this scene, but it was difficult in that they don’t know much about each other, but they had an idea that they might be sexually compatible (that’s not a sexy term). I wanted to show that while Austin liked to be in control, he was still very aware of Marley consenting. He didn’t want to force anything on her.


He raised his right hand slowly, waiting to see if she’d flinch, but she didn’t. She only stared back at him with those beautiful almond-shaped eyes. He wrapped four fingers around the back of her neck, starting with his pinky and then the rest in succession, like a scale on piano keys. At his touch, she sucked in a breath, the skin of her neck pebbling with goose bumps. He wanted to latch onto it, lave the skin with his tongue until it was smooth again.

He settled his thumb into the hollow of her throat, feeling the pulse beat there and then laid his palm flat on her collarbone.

The flush on her face deepened, her eyes glazed, and her breath escaped between her parted lips in gasps.

He caressed her skin with his thumb. “You like my hand at your throat?”

She didn’t answer and doubt crept over him. Maybe he’d misinterpreted, maybe—


The answer was so soft, so barely spoken, that he thought maybe he hadn’t heard it. He needed more.

“Say it.” His voice was hard, flinty, like the striking of a match.

Her eyelids, which had sunk, fluttered open. “What?”

“Say the words.”

A longer pause, but he was more confident this time, because her body was pliant under his hand.

And when her voice came, it was everything he’d thought it would be. “Yes, I like your hand at my throat.”

That was really all he needed. Moving fast, he turned her so that her back was against the wall in the alcove, his body blocking her from view even though no one could see them unless they purposely meant to be there.

Her hands flew to his biceps and rested there. He waited, wanting to give her time to say no, to stop him if he made her uncomfortable. One word and he’d back away, even if it would feel like peeling his skin off.

And then, with her eyes directly on his, she dropped her arms and laid her palms flat on the wall.

The sight of Marley, submitting to his control, her full breasts and hips on display under a thin dress, had his cock swelling and lengthening in his jeans.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

I hope people have fun. I hope Austin makes them swoon. I hope they find Marley refreshing, in that she has specific sexual desires and doesn’t apologize for them.


Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Book Info:

He controls the game, but she’s rewriting all the rules…

Marley Lake is no stranger to awkwardness, but getting caught watching a dirty GIF by the company’s hot new IT guy exceeds even her standards. That is, until she realizes he’s as turned on by it as she is. But with a big promotion on the line, she refuses to let her current dry spell be her downfall. Maybe.

Austin Rivers has no business lusting after the irresistible editor of Gamers Magazine. He’s a secret partner in the business—and technically Marley’s boss. One look at that GIF, though, and he’s ready to install a whole lot more than just software…as long as she never finds out who he really is.

But reality’s not as virtual as it seems, and when Austin’s identity jeopardizes Marley’s promotion, he has to change his game or risk losing the only woman with the cheat code to his heart.
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Meet the Author:

Megan EricksonMegan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction. 

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.
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49 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Changing His Game by Megan Erickson”

  1. mrsmac19

    I find the ability to have an intelligent conversation with a nerdy guy very sexy! I married a nerdy guy and he’s kept me intrigued and often laughing for 12 years!

  2. Amanda Brown

    I feel like they can be really sweet and thoughtful. Its great to be able to have an in depth conversation too 🙂

  3. Glenda

    They’re intelligent. Also, they tend to appreciate you much more than some jock who has never had to work to get a girl. 😉

  4. Trudy Dowling

    They usually don’t know how to be jerks, or jocks. They end up being more caring. And I love to do math problems.

  5. cahmmerritt

    I am married to a nuclear engineer with a 200+ IQ -I love many of the nerdy things he does! Here is an example: I will read him an expert from an erotic romance book while he’s tapping away on his laptop (doing what I have no idea), he will hear me, then a bit later will stop with his hands in mid air and I can see his rainbow wheel spinning trying to get a mental image. His face is hilarious but then he’ll either say let’s try that or how is that possible let’s really try that or he will take my kindle out out my hand, setting it on the desk with his laptop and turn out the light… that’s when my nerdy guy isn’t even interested in talking about it… just trying it!

  6. angela smith

    what i find sexy about nerdy men is that they dont seem to realize that they are sexy,so they’re not jerks who are full of themselves.they’re kinder and sweeter

  7. Gaby

    Their intelligence but also thay they don’t make a big deal out of it or are a bit shy 🙂

  8. Kerry K

    that they are down to earth and don’t try to be something they are not. It makes them more approachable and easier to get along with. they also treat others better.

  9. Kumiko Shin

    Nerdy men can be funny with intellectual one-liner or jokes. Matt McAndrew from The Voice season 7 is an ideal type of “sexy nerd”. 😀

  10. Suzanne

    Tech guys are always quiet and appear to be working in their own world. When. You actually talk with them, they are delightful and have an intelligence that makes the world appear different in their POV.

  11. orchid7

    Intelligence and a sense of humor are sexy. If the window dressing is nice, but no one’s home upstairs, things get old really quick.

  12. barby parker

    So much intelligence. They can talk about things that will leave you asking for more. Love that.

  13. erinf1

    I love that they don’t have “game”. The sweet, awkwardness 🙂 thanks so much for sharing!

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