It's a Guy Thing

Acclaimed Romance Author

with FHM UK October 2022 cover star Liv Arnold / @liv_au

Photography by Jimmy Tee Photography / @jimmyteephotography

HMUA Sheryn Watts at Shades by Sheryn / @shadesbysheryn

Produced by Valentina Gurova / @valentinagurova

Liv Arnold is an award-winning romance author, mental health advocate and sex advice columnist that pushes all the right buttons.

Such an absolute honor to have you on FHM! What are you currently working on? Thank you. I am a romance author and have written the books, Law & DisorderEtched in Stone and Stepping Stone. I’m a huge advocate for mental health. A percentage of Stepping Stone’s profits are going towards the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). I have always had anxiety. Mental health challenges are often seen as taboo. I write characters with realistic issues, so people feel less alone. 

What is your idea of a really good time? A little one. A two. A one, two, three. A three. A five. A four. A three, two. A two. A two. Four, six, two. Four, six, four, two. Two. Four, seven. Five. Seven. Six. Seven, seven, seven, seven, seven, seven, seven, seven, seven, SEVEN!!!

Top 3 best moments of your career? Receiving beautiful cover blurbs for Stepping Stone from New York Times bestselling authors I admire: Meredith Wild, J. Kenner and Cherry Adair. I was blown away.  Writing sex advice for Cosmopolitan and other women’s media outlets. Hey, if I had to be an expert in something… Now, the cover of FHM UK. A cover story has always been on my bucket list. 

What would you say is your signature look? I’m always in my PJs. When people come over, I don’t bother getting dressed. I often drive to family and friends’ houses in pajamas and hope I don’t get pulled over by the police. They’ll probably give me funny looks.  

What is the fastest way to get a smile on your face? A man to make me forget about Dry July and thirst trap me to the max. I’ll summon him to the nearest bar lounge, and we’ll get acquainted over a cocktail. Hold the tail. 

What are some of your favorite outdoor activities? I enjoy long walks with my Maltese Shih Tzu named Groot. Walking clears my head and I do a lot of reflecting during that time. It helps drown out the anxiety, provides time out and takes my mind off stresses. I feel the same way about writing. 

3 ultimate deal breakers when it comes to men? Unreliable, inconsistent and disloyal. Those traits trigger my anxiety. 

Never have I ever… Jumped on a man wearing a camel-colored trench coat and ridden off into the sunset, being part of his happy ending. There is no camel without a few good humps and my lovely lady lumps.

Top 3 myth busters when it comes to models? I’m an author, not a model. But one stereotype is models are like Zoolander. I wish I could be that simple and have that level of vacancy. 

What is the best way to approach you as an admirer? I’m a huge foodie. Slide me the spaghetti and we can recreate Lady and the Tramp. Don’t forget the meatballs and pour some sugar on me. 

Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? I would love to hear from you. Please keep up to date with me on my social media and website.

We are so happy to have gotten to know you a little bit! Any last words out there for our readers? Yes, my books are the perfect escape for the women in your lives, or anyone who enjoys romance. I bet the men that would buy my books have a big dic… tionary.