RG2E Featured Author Liz Matis talks “Men Decoded”

Happy Thursday, RG2E Peeps!

RG2E Featured Author Liz Matis is talkin’ “Men” today…as in “Men Decoded”.

Oh boy…here we go…

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Even though my male Peruvian dance instructor reads/writes poetry, says that East of Eden reminds him of Thanksgiving and writes things on Facebook like, “When I’m with you, there is a million dances but not enough songs.” and “Fingerprints that you left in my soul.” he will then post as his Facebook status: Counting sheep is boring…. one Playmate, two Playmates….

As a female writing from the male point of view you need to remember that men like sex. Men think about sex. All the time.

What else do you need to know? You need to decode what men say.

For instance below are the results from a Men’s Health magazine survey that asked men to list of The Top 5 Qualities Men Want in a Wife.

And as a public service to women writers I will decode this list – what these men are really thinking are in the parenthesis.

The Top 5 Qualities Men Want in a Wife Decoded:

1. Financial Savvy (will not spend more than $100 on a single item of clothing – including shoes and handbags)

2. Independent (has her own stuff going on so she won’t notice if I go out with the guys for a beer)

3. Intelligent (knows not to walk in front of the TV or talk during a game)

4. Loyal (will not disclosed embarrassing info about him to her girlfriends/family)

5. Sexually Adventurous (will have sex more than once a week)

So there you have it – men decoded.

Here’s a sample from Playing For Keeps.



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Once seated, Ryan did his best with small talk as dinner was served. Having Jake and Hannah act as chaperones helped. It kept him from jumping Samantha, who at the moment seemed to be interested in the intricacies of her place setting, leaving her dinner plate untouched.

“You’re not eating,” commented Ryan.

“I’m supposed to tell you I’m not hungry, but I’d be lying. The truth is, my dress is ready to bust at the seams.”

Bust. He couldn’t help it. Really, he couldn’t. His eyes dropped to the material straining against her full breasts. An amber necklace fell just above her cleavage like a sign saying ‘This Way’. Would he be a complete degenerate if he silently wished for the fabric to give way? No, he didn’t think so. He was being a man. That’s what men did, they wished, fantasized, and dreamt of sex. Statistics proved it. Who was he to fight Mother Nature?


Whoops, caught in the act. “Just admiring your necklace.” Taking a sip of water, he looked across the table at Jake.

“By the look on your face you want to be my necklace.”

He choked on the water as a laugh threatened to burst out. If he wasn’t mistaken she was flirting with him and he responded in kind. “Or your dress.”


Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment to be entered to win a print or eBook copy of Playing For Keeps. Any reader who wants a set of my romance trading cards please email me at:  elizabethmatis@gmail.com and I’ll mail you a set!

About Liz:

Liz Matis is a mild manner accountant by day and writes fun, flirty, fiery romances by night.

Both Playing For Keeps and Going For It, her popular football romances, hit the Amazon’s Hot New Release list and the Amazon Best Seller list in Sports Fiction, reaching #1 with Going For It.

Also available is Love By Design, a Sex and the City meets HGTV romp and where you’ll meet Victoria and Russ, Ava’s friends in Real Men Don’t Drink Appletinis.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching sports, and attending Zumba classes. She’s been married for 27 years and believes in happy ever after.

Fun Fact: Liz read her first romance at the age of fifteen and soon after wrote her first romances starring her friends and their latest crush!

Keep in touch with Liz Matis at:

Blog:  http://www.taoofliz.blogspot.com

Twitter: @LizMatis

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liz-Matis-Fan-Page/308197599253896?ref=hl

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/author/show/5289185.Liz_Matis

Want a free (while supplies last) set of her romance trading cards?

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This is sooo much fun, Liz! Thanks bunches for chatting with us today and for the Ebook and/or Print Gift Copy and the chance to snap-up your Romance Trading Cards too!

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder



11 thoughts on “RG2E Featured Author Liz Matis talks “Men Decoded”

  1. Sounds like a interesting read…
    I bet the look on Ryan’s face was priceless when she said that from the looks of things he wanted to be her necklace…
    A kindle copy would be perfect…


  2. I love the man / wife decoded, I think you are right on the mark!
    I would love a chance to win.
    Either choice of the print copy or the amazon kindle book is fine by me.
    I am one of those people that loves the feel of a book, and if it is signed by the author be still my heart.

  3. I really like the decoding list, and the excerpt shows the main characters interact very well. I would love to read Playing for Keeps on my kindle.
    purpleunicorn19 AT yahoo.com

  4. Just reading the except made me laugh – i can’t wait to read the whole book! Thank you for a peek into Playing For Keeps. I haven’t read any of your work before, but I can tell that it is right up my alley! I’m old school, and still prefer to have a physical book in my hand, but I read plenty on my kindle as well; so either format would work for me.

    Thank you!

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