February Interview and Giveaway – J.L. Merrow

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I’ve noticed you have a great ability for writing British characters with their dialects and regional speech, like in my personal favorite Al in Muscling Through but also books like Stronger Where It Counts or Light The Fire where there is no discernible nationality, is one easier than the other for you?!

I’m guessing you’re US-based, as your examples of “no discernible nationality” seem very American to me! 😉 Writing British is easier, no question, but some characters just refuse to be Brits. Leon in Midnight in Berlin, for example, … Continue reading

February Interview and Giveaway – K-Lee Klein

Time to dish with the NOT dull K-Lee Klein…

1.   Can you tell us a little about yourself? ~~I’m a forty-something mom of three grown kids living in Western Canada. Sounds kind of dull, right? I have one son still at home (going to Art School), a husband and two cats. My kids were my life until suddenly they were grown up and I had to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do. The answer was write m/m romance and I was lucky enough to have my first submission published in December 2011. Things have gotten … Continue reading

January Interview and Giveaway – Jon Michaelsen

 Kevin sits down to a mystery chat with the charming Jon Michaelsen…

1) Where are you from?

I was born in a small town in southern Georgia, USA, but my family moved to Atlanta when I was nine years old, where I have remained. 

2) What accomplishment are you most proud of so far?

There are many things in my life I am proud of accomplishing, but most important to me is the strong, solid, loving relationship I have with my partner of twenty-seven years. My second most proud accomplishment was taking the chance to begin publishing my … Continue reading

January interview and Giveaway – AJ Llewellyn

A warm welcome as we sit to talk with AJ Llewellyn… 

 

What do you do when you are not writing?

Not writing? Er…well, I am always writing to be honest. But when I’m not, I spend what little free time I have devoted to family and friends and my volunteer work. I volunteer for Braille Institute doing Dots For Tots, putting books into Braille for tiny kids. Audio books are deadly for blind children and teens. We need them to read so they can get past high school and into college and graduate. Without the ability to read Braille, … Continue reading

January Interview and Giveaway – Stephani Hecht

 Come dish with the versatile Stephani Hecht… 

1)   What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?

“Get this straight, you can use a Leopard in a mission, you can send him out to kill for you. Hell, you can even fuck one. The one thing you can never, ever do is trust one. Leopards by nature are cold, emotionless and psychotic. They were made with one purpose and that was to destroy others. So whatever you do, don’t turn your back on one and you sure as hell don’t fall in love with one of the batshit, crazy loons … Continue reading

January 2013 – Interview and Giveaway Daisy Harris

We jump and down to talk with the Queen of the College Men – Daisy Harris. 

 HI! Thank you for allowing me a fangirl moment at GRL.   Particularly since the Holsum College men are on my list of favorites.  Where did you get the idea to write a college series?

I was so flattered by your fan girl moment! GayRomLit was the first event I’ve been to where readers knew who I was, and it was such an awesome and humbling experience. I had one reader pass a booth where I was hanging out with Kelli Collins, editor at Ellora’s … Continue reading

December Interview and Giveaway – Amy Lane

We sit down to discuss fluffy and angsty with the queen of both – Amy Lane.  Let’s pick up our knitting…

1)    As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  

A storyteller—of any stamp.  My favorite part of teaching was telling the stories and having the students go, “Aha!  Those people are much like me!”  And the whole time, I was dreaming of the stories I wanted to tell.  It’s the thing that lights me up inside.

2)    Reality tv.  Fan or foe?   Fit me with armor!  Where is my sword!  Lay about with maces … Continue reading

December Interview and Giveaway – DC Juris

We curl up to talk to the so adorable DC Juris…

  • Where did you get inspiration? Do you have a muse? My characters just sort of walk up and tap me on my proverbial shoulder. I don’t get inspiration like most authors – I don’t see a thing or hear a song and think of a story. My stories just sort of happen.
  • Brown-Eyed Handsome Man was absolutely both sad and hopeful.  Where do you think Drake ends up? Oh, thank you! 🙂 I’m pretty sure Drake ends up pursuing life as the man he’s meant to be. There’s definitely … Continue reading
  • December Interview and Giveaway – Ava March

    We sit down for a proper tea with the very correct Ava March…

    What made you decide to write Regency?

    I read nothing but m/f Regency romances for years, so when my own stories started spinning in my head, they were Regency-set. I love the grandeur and excess of the Regency time period. The gorgeous clothes, the strict adherence to proper decorum. Gentlemen were true gentlemen…but that did not mean they could not get up to some naughty fun behind closed doors.

    Have you written any m/f books? Any contemporary?

    I write m/f sensual Regency romances under the pen name … Continue reading

    November Interview and Giveaway – Astrid Cooper

    Kevin goes Down Under to chat with Astrid Cooper… 

    1)   So what is life like in Australia? 

    Australia is a land of contrasts:  Harsh deserts and lush rainforests all teeming with unique flora and fauna. Most Americans who visit Australia are impressed by the friendly people and relaxed lifestyle, the wide open spaces, the endless white beaches… Most Aussies live in the coastal regions, but others live in rural towns, or in the ‘back of beyond’ (i.e., in the true outback such as you would have seen in the film “Crocodile Dundee”). I find that life, as anywhere, is what … Continue reading