Interview with Renee Stevens
Author Interview / September 2, 2016

After first making me a part of the blogtour for the latest novel Wide Open Spaces, Renee Stevens was also kind enough to answer some questions I really wanted to ask her. Thank you so much Renee, I really appreciate it. How did you come up with the idea for this novel? Wide Open Spaces honestly just kind of came to me when a friend was telling me that I should claim the state of Wyoming for the States of Love novella series. She was encouraging me, and I wasn’t going to do it, but then I got this idea of a guy who moved away and then came back and what it could be like for him. It smacked me upside the head until I sat down and started writing. In what way are the States of Love novels connected?  I think the only way that they are really connected is that each book has to have elements of its state. For example, I chose Wyoming, so my story has things like Flaming Gorge Reservoir, wild horses, there’s mention of Yellowstone National Park, and other similar things that are fairly unique to Wyoming. How many parts will there be…

Jay Northcote answers questions
Author Interview / April 12, 2016

Now as you all know I absolutely love Jay Northcote. So when I read that she was doing a new cover for her book The Little Things, I had to get to the bottom of it of course. I already reviewed the book some time ago, but I knew I had to give the new cover some attention. I think the new cover looks absolutely stunning and I want to make people see the new cover. So I asked Jay about the new cover for The Little Things and she was kind enough to answer my questions. You can see the old cover for the book on the left of this post, the new cover is further down. I like them both, but I understand the reasons for changing it. But I will let the lady tell her own story. What made you decide a new cover for this book was in order? The Little Things has always been a bit neglected compared to my other titles. It has never sold as well or grabbed readers’ attention. I think the original choice of cover was part of the reason for that. And giving The Little Things a new cover was…

Allan Jay Interview – Queer Romance Month
Author Interview , Online Event / October 7, 2015

This mini-interview with Allan Jay is brought to you in support of Queer Romance Month. QRM runs throughout October, celebrating love stories in all shades of the rainbow in all shades of romance. Join us, and over a hundred LGBTQ+ authors and allies, for essays, flash-fiction and much, much more. Allan Jay A queer romance you’d recommend to a newcomer I usually give four recommendations so the person gets to explore the breadth available in queer romance. These are: anything by Con Riley, but particularly the Seattle Series, for contemporary; the Widdershins series by Jordan L Hawk for the always excellent Whyborne & Griffin; everything by K.J. Charles for those who want stories set in the UK; and the Phlogiston set by Alexis J Hall to show the wonderful places the imagination in queer romance can take you. All of these are also brilliant in other ways, but like a crack dealer I’m hoping the new reader will get hooked. Favourite queer romance hero I have a massive confession to make. I mostly fall for, and have as my favourites, the love interest rather than the main hero of a book. These guys are my book boyfriends, and yes that is…

Interviewing Sharlene Almond
Author Interview / August 3, 2015

Sharlene Almond is the author of Initiated to Kill, the book I reviewed on her personal request. The review was posted earlier today. She has been kind enough to answer some questions for me about herself, her book and why she started to write in the first place. At what point in your life did you decide to become a writer? I’ve always enjoyed dabbling in writing as early as I can remember, but things kept on coming up that prevented me from just sitting down and writing a novel. But finally, something happened that allowed me the time to really look at writing a full length novel. About eighteen years old, I finally thought, ‘right, I want to do this’. And that’s when I sat down and decided now or never. Are you working on any new projects right now? I’ve recently finished editing my second novel – The Legend Returns, based on the first female serial killer, Elizabeth Bathory. Then I’ll be focusing on editing my third and fourth books. The third based on the mass suicide at Masada, and the fourth one based around the Bubonic plague.   What do you do besides writing? Currently I am studying for…