So second time around for me and these boys. And just like before I enjoyed the story a great deal. The fact that this small town boy not only lost everything but years later still paying the price. So many times you hear/read that oh they were young, mistakes happen etc. But not for Chris, they threw the book at him, he lost everything. Hit bottom, and now after five years is just climbing out.
Linc, we really didn’t much of a back story on him but got the impression that his wasn’t all rosy either. But unlike Chris/Kris Linc has been honest with himself and everyone and has lived his life open.
Because it’s the start of a new series we are introduced to a lot of players but not so fast or all at once that its confusing. And by the end of the book we want all of the stories
Linc and Chris and so patient with each other, Linc for Chris moods and his novices ways to the gay world. And Chris so smitten with Linc, he just all Linc all the time.
The rest of the cast rounds everything just perfect. My only complaint is that we have Chris basically a non drinker in the beginning but by the end he’s got a beer in his hand almost every scene.
My first for this narrator, Tony Clark, and overall he did an okay job. I’ve certainly heard worse. Not sure his Southern accent was the best decision when trying to do Chris. But the rest were fine.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
That is a trick question, both. Sometimes someone just starts talking and I start writing and I mold his or her part of the story around them. Then there are times I come up with an amazing storyline in my head and I have to work the characters into it.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to tell us about?
I am actually, lots of goodies for 2016! Gay for Pay is out now in audio, but I’m also having it translated in French through Juno Publishing. My editor is pouring over the Opposites series books as I type, helping me clean them up and I’m going to re-release that series. Opposites was the first book I wrote and I did it without an editor, don’t do that people. I think that cleaning them up is going to give the series new life and that makes me happy, I love the dichotomy of that series so much.
Describe the perfect writing space.
Sitting at my desk with my headphones in and a Mimosa next to me. I think I might like sitting on the beach with my laptop and a drink with an umbrella in it as well though.
Do you do research for your books? If so, what does that entail?
I do actually. I like to have an element of reality in my stories. For the Opposites series I had to research high points of elevation, water lines, fault lines, different cultures and economies. For the All Cocks stories I have had to endure hours upon hours of sexy, sweaty, hot man sex. I know, it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Then there are aspects to some of my stories that aren’t as much fun to research, but I’m afraid if I don’t, someone that has lived through it would be offended at my ignorance.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
5 novels and 2 novellas. You might as well ask me to pick my favorite child, that is a no win scenario.
Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?
I do actually, I love to stay in touch with my readers. 99.9% of my emails from fans or messages on facebook is hearing what they liked or didn’t like about the books, asking when the next book is out, things like that. I remember about a week after Fame and Fortune released, I got an email from someone that was a survivor of sexual assault and she was telling me how impressed she was with the reality of the situation that I got right while not going too far or downplaying what happened in the book. She said while it was hard for her to read, it was very well written and conveyed. Brought a tear to my eye it did.
Sadly, I have gotten the reminder emails that I am going to face eternal fire and damnation for supporting the sin of homosexuality. What I want to know is where is that damn fire right now? It’s fucking freezing here in Texas!