Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss

Allyson Roy | Crime & Comedy

December 5, 2008

Are you one of those people who tend to crack a joke when you’re in trouble? Is it because fear brings out the urge to laugh, or is it that laughter helps us get though the worst of times?

And maybe it depends on who’s in it with you. Like a good buddy you can count on to watch your back.

Our heroine, Brooklyn sex therapist Saylor Oz, and her sidekick, Benita Morales, are buddies who race through crime adventures bickering and bantering, sometimes blaming, and always forgiving.

Kind of like our marriage. Being a husband-wife team writing under one pseudonym, we sometimes feel like we’re living a reality TV buddy movie. Aside from combining our opposite qualities — a guy who loves boxing and a woman who loves perfume — we use the roller coaster dynamics of a relationship between two strong-willed people to help shape the fun and exciting relationship of our characters.

Not that we’ve ever been given a deadly ultimatum by a hit man called “The Monster.” Or that we’d go poking into dangerous situations. Like Saylor does, only to find herself knee-deep in trouble against some slimy, nasty dudes. But we love combining a gritty, urban environment with an oddball cast of characters, a dash of romance, plenty of suspense, and of course . . . laugh-out-loud fun.

Come read an excerpt of APHRODISIAC, the first book in the Saylor Oz series.

Warm wishes to all for the upcoming holidays!

Allyson Roy — Alice & Roy
Our Crime Comedy group

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