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BOOK TOUR: Burning Tracks by Lilah Suzanne

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Today I’m thrilled to be interviewing Lilah Suzanne author of Burning Tracks. Hi, Lilah, thank you for agreeing to this interview. We hope you’ll tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Do you buy a book because of the cover, the blurb, or something else? 

I’m a browser; I like to take my time and peruse the shelves. Usually the title or cover will catch my eye, then I’ll read the blurb and a few pages inside. I don’t need popularity or a lot of reviews to be interested in a book and I really love discovering new-to-me authors.

What does ‘romance’ mean to you?

Wanting to give the person you love the best of yourself, and wanting to encourage and support them to be the best of themselves, too. For me, romance isn’t those very first swooning, heart-racing moments, but loving someone through the ups and downs. I really tried to exemplify in this book the idea that love is a verb, and that romance requires actions and not just feelings.

What are your current projects?

I’m working on the third and final novel in my Spotlight series right now, titled Blended Notes. And after that I plan to write a spin-off novella for Clementine, one of the minor characters in the series. She needs her own happy ending! After that: Something new!

What is the most difficult part of writing for you?

Editing is tough for me, particularly the last very tight edits for typos and tiny mistakes. It’s difficult for me to stay focused and positive, even though that stage is of course essential and very important! My ADD brain just doesn’t like it at all.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.

Gwen is the person I often wish I could be, she’s just totally uninhibited by what or who other people think she should do or be, and fierce and raunchy and kick-ass. In reality I’m very quiet and sensitive and, unlike Gwen, I generally think way too much about what I do and say and what people think of me!

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In the sequel to Broken Records, Gwen Pasternak has it all: a job she loves as a celebrity stylist and a beautiful wife, Flora. But as her excitement in working with country music superstar Clementine Campbell grows, Gwen second-guesses her quiet domestic bliss. Meanwhile, her business partner, Nico Takahashi and his partner, reformed bad-boy musician Grady Dawson, face uncertainties of their own.

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Publisher: Interlude Press
Book Length: 224 pages, 62,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Lesbian Romance, Romance Rom-Com

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EXCERPT:

“There’s a reason you two aren’t allowed to hang out alone.” Arms crossed, one impeccable eyebrow raised, lips twisted, hair artfully tousled, and dressed to the nines: Alexander Wang black-on-black tropical-printed board shorts, a slim fit black-and-white chino and matching black lapel jacket, black boots, and a black and white scarf to tie it all together. “Nico,” Gwen says.

“Nico?” Grady is up in a flash. “You came?”

Nico’s face softens into his Grady look. “Of course I came. Did you really think you were getting rid of me that easily?” Grady comes closer, and Nico brushes a spiraled lock of hair from his face. “I’m sorry it took me so long. There were storms over Dallas, and I got stuck on the tarmac with a dead phone. I barely made my connection, and the clusterfuck of morons known as the United gate at JFK could not get its shit together, and I may be banned outright from Charlotte-Douglas International, can you believe they flag you as a security risk and hold you in a room with no phone signal or Wi-Fi just for threatening one person with shoving that goddam intercom up their—”  He opens his arms for Grady; his look of annoyance slips away the moment they touch. “Anyway, I’m here.”

Grady sighs, crowds into Nico’s space, and tucks himself into Nico’s body. Much better, a perfect fit. “God, I love you.”

“I love you, too.” Nico sinks one hand into his hair, strokes the nape of his neck with other, breathes him in, and closes his eyes. “I’m so sorry. About the apartment and taking off and not being here yesterday, I tried to so hard to make it because I know how difficult it is for you. You shouldn’t have been alone.”

Grady sniffs and holds him tighter. “It’s okay. We’re okay. I’m sorry, too.”

Still ensnared in the sheets and duvet and barely awake, Gwen presses her hands to her cheeks and awws. “You guys,” she coos.

Grady lifts his head from Nico’s neck to smile at Gwen. “I wasn’t alone, though.”

“Mmm” Nico says. “And how much trouble did she get you into?”

None,” Gwen says, defensive. Here she kept Grady safe and sound, searched all over Nashville and Las Vegas while he was off burying himself in work and what thanks does she get? None.

But then Grady smirks and says, “Kind of a lot.”

“Grady.” Gwen throws a pillow at him. “You’re such a tattletale, gosh.”

He bends to whisper something in Nico’s ear, and Gwen doesn’t miss the way his lips drag and linger on the shell of it, or the way Nico’s breath catches and his eyes roll back. When Nico lifts Grady’s shirt and traces around the tattoos with reverent fingers, Gwen takes that as her cue to extricate herself from the bed, put on some pants and a bra, and go fetch her luggage.

“‘Kay you guys have fun and make sure to change the sheets when you’re finished.”

“Wait.” Nico tugs Grady’s shirt down. Then he goes to the case he always has nearby. “You have trouble of your own, Gwen. Thought you might want to know about this.”

Gwen catches the magazine and folded-up papers he tosses her way: screen grabs from a few entertainment websites printed out in black and white.

Is This Clementine Campbell’s Girlfriend? Our source says, “It wouldn’t surprise me.”

Clementine and Gal Pal Definitely More Than Pals Sunning On Vegas Pool Deck.

Our exclusive source and close confidant of both says: Clementine’s married girlfriend “would cheat for sure. She was always touching her. There’s been an energy between them from the very beginning.”

 There are pictures: her rubbing sunscreen on Clementine’s bare back, which looks far steamier in a fuzzy long-range picture than it actually was; a picture of them from the back at the store in the Venetian with their hands clasped and Clementine curled in close and her lips on Gwen’s cheek; and most damning of all, grinding together at the VIP club at the Bellagio just last night.

“I don’t—” Frantic and confused, she flaps the magazine and printouts in the air. “What is this? This isn’t— Nico, I didn’t, I swear.

Nico holds both hands up. “Hey, I am well aware of the slander of tabloids. I get it.” He gives her a sympathetic look. “I’m just not sure Flora is going to.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lilah Suzanne has been writing actively since the sixth grade, when a literary magazine published her essay about an uncle who lost his life to AIDS. A freelance writer, she has also authored a children’s book and has a devoted following in the fan fiction community. She is also the author of the Interlude Press books Spice, Pivot and Slip, and Broken Records, which was named a Top Pick by RT Book Reviews Magazine.

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BLOG TOUR: Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist by K.E. Belledonne

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When Daniel gets caught up in the demands of a cheeky wedding planning app, his fiancé Erik grows frustrated with his preoccupation with adhering to heterosexual traditions. Will Daniel’s groomzilla ways give them the wedding of their dreams, or ultimately lead to their relationship’s demise?

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Release Date: June 23, 2016
Publisher: Interlude Press
Pages or Words: 53,000 words, 188 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance, Rom Com

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EXCERPT:

“I think Aurora is disappointed in me.”

“What?” Erik rubbed at his eye. It wasn’t even early morning, judging by the weak light coming through the blinds from the streetlights. “Who?”

“Aurora. The wedding planning app.” Daniel lay on his back, wide awake and staring up at the ceiling.

“The wedding planning app is not a sentient being. It has no feelings or opinions.”

“I feel like she’s judging me. I’m sorry if I woke you up.”

“Oh my god, go to sleep.”

“I can’t. I’m never going to sleep ever again.” Daniel tugged the blanket higher up his chest, folding his arms over it and exhaling heavily.

“You’re being dramatic.”

“I’ve got too many things buzzing in my head. There’s too many things I’m going to forget to do.”

“I thought that’s why you had that damn app, so you don’t have to remember anything; it’s all right there saved on your tablet.”

“Yes, but I have to remember to put everything in it.″ Daniel rolled over. ″She doesn’t just know everything—”

“A: She is not a she. It is an it. B: What are we doing tomorrow?”

“Oh my god, what is the point of sharing the app calendar if you’re never going to look at it?” Daniel wailed.

“I look at it. It’s just crammed so full of everything that I have no idea what’s going on when.”

Daniel blew out his breath. ”Look, I know you don’t like the calendar. We’ve been over that, but I don’t know how else to keep track of all of these appointments and deadlines.”

“I told you, we could color-code them, or something,” Erik rolled to his side and punched at his pillow.

“Aurora doesn’t give you that option.”

“Well, it should.”

“I agree, but there’s nothing I can do about that.” Daniel bunched his pillow up under his head. “Tomorrow, we have four appointments to meet with caterers: two in the morning, two in the afternoon.”

“Why so many in one day?”

“It’s the only day we both have available this week, and I am not going to make any decisions about the food at our reception without you there to discuss it.”

“Seriously, you could just make a choice, and I’ll live with it.” Erik rolled over.

“I don’t want you to just ‘live with it,’ Erik.″ Daniel tried to keep his voice neutral, but failed. ″This is our wedding. I don’t want you to just ‘live with it.’”

“Why are you getting so worked up about it?”

“We only get one chance at this. Everything needs to be perfect.”

“You’re going to drive us both crazy, you know that, right?” Erik tugged the blankets back up over his shoulder.

“Well, then, we’ll both be crazy.” Daniel squinted up at the ceiling. He was so tired of making these decisions. Why were there so many options? Why were there so many decisions? The planning was getting on Erik’s nerves; he was getting on Erik’s nerves. Erik was getting on his nerves. They were both just a pile of irritated nerves because the to-do list didn’t seem to be getting any smaller.

Daniel’s phone chimed with another notification from Aurora.

New Private Message from: MommyMargie.

His mother probably had another ludicrous suggestion for the reception, or a passive-aggressive reminder of the hymn that she and his father had had played at their wedding, that their grandparents had had played at their wedding and that she expected to hear at his wedding. Or maybe his parents had decided to paint the living room green. Who knew?

 

OUR THOUGHTS:

This story plays out like all of the best Hollywood wedding blockbusters. You feel the heady rush, the excitement…they’re getting married! Erik & Daniel have a true connection, an undeniable love for one another that deserves to be celebrated with the fairy tale wedding of their dreams. Everything is endlessly romantic until the flurry of activity and decision making that is wedding planning begins.  Unfortunately what unfolds from there is one red flag or roadblock after another, and, in true wedding satire, everything that can go wrong will go wrong.  K.E. Belledonne takes us on a wild ride to see if Erik & Daniel have what it takes to make it in the face of adversity.

Planning a wedding, building a house, raising children –  three major things that, in my opinion, can make or break any relationship. How marriages/partnerships survive any or all of them is beyond me! I find that in Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist, Belledonne does an epic job of creating a realistic account of the topsy, turvy turmoil of wedding planning. Her carefree, laid back delivery sets the perfect tone for this humorous adventure while perfectly executed twists and turns add just the right amount of complexity, emotion and uncertainty.  If you’re a reader that prefers less graphic intimacy with your romance, this story is sure to delight.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

K. E. Belledonne is a writer, editor and translator. A native New Englander, Kat spends her spare time listening to Glenn Miller records, reading history books and cheering on her beloved Red Sox. Her first novel, Right Here Waiting, was published by Interlude Press in 2015.

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Virtual Blog Tour: Black Dust by Lynn Charles

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Black Dust by Lynn Charles
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Pages or Words: 312 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Cover Art and Design by C.B. Messer
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Today we’re thrilled to host a tour stop for Black Dust and interview author Lynn Charles!

Hi Lynn, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

I’m happy to be here! I’m an author, wife and mother living in Central Ohio. I’ve been writing—from lavish journal entries to fictional stories—most of my life. My first novel, Chef’s Table, was published in December 2014 with Interlude Press. Black Dust is about a couple who, fifteen years after a tragic car accident tore them apart, are given a second chance to heal and to love.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

The word “develop” might be a bit of a stretch. Sometimes it seems I throw a bunch of ideas into a pot and see what happens. Characters come from a combination of watching people—their movements, their clothing choices, tucking away stories and quirky things they do. They also can be an amalgamation of people I know and admire—or don’t admire. And other times, especially with minor characters, I’ll start with an idea: friend for Toby in New York. I head to a stock images site and find that person based on… not much. They just jump out at me, and I take that connection to help build a character around it. Plots typically are character driven. I might have an idea, but what specifically happens should come from my characters and their decisions and actions. A car accident took my characters out of their plans in Black Dust, and it was the core of who they were that set the rest of the book on its course.

Tell us about your protagonist. Was there a real life inspiration behind them?

Toby arrived as I worked on the idea of what it would be like to spend your life running away from tragedy, from heartache, from having to deal with the hard things in life. I had no real life inspiration for it—I just imagined how trapped someone who always runs must feel. Emmett is, as I mentioned above, an amalgamation of other people I know and my imagination. He’s a good blend of music directors and a man in my head who had made the best of his life after fouling it up a few times first.

What real-life inspirations do you use when world building?

For Black Dust, I relied on memories of music classrooms of my past, in high school, in college, while teaching. The layout of the town is based on a real community I’m more familiar with, but wanted freedom to change things up without someone calling me out on inaccuracy. A little small town, a little larger, more established city, a lot of rural country roads winding between. And New York—well, she inspires just by being there.

Did you learn anything from this book and what was it?

I learned to trust my own gut and not necessarily follow all the writing advice—that it can twist my brain up in horrible ways and I need to do things my own way. I get the mindset of “just keep going; edit later,” and I’m doing more of that with my third book, but sometimes, to move forward, the foundation you’re working on needs to be solid as well. The trick now is to find a balance: when to fix and when to make a note and deal with it later. I’m doing more of the latter for book three. We’ll see how that works out for me.

Now for something a bot light-hearted, it’s your last meal on earth. What do you choose? :)

I always go to a standard roast bird of some kind. A pile of excellent whipped potatoes—rosemary and garlic, please, and maybe even a nicely roasted vegetable. Lately, I’ve been craving a vat of good mac and cheese (I’m type II diabetic, so a vat isn’t an option for me anymore), so if it’s my last meal, let’s enjoy that as well. And for dessert, bring me chocolate. Dark. Loads of it. Cake, cookies, ice cream. And, I want all of this to be enjoyed with my loved ones, of course.

Thank you Lynn! It’s been fabulous having you share so much about Black Dust with us  today.

Blurb:

Fifteen years after a tragic car crash claimed a friend’s life and permanently injures his then-boyfriend, Broadway musician Tobias Spence reconnects with his former love. As Emmett and Tobias explore their renewed relationship, the two men face old hurts and the new challenges of a long-distance romance. Will Tobias lose his second chance at love to the ghosts he can’t seem to put to rest?

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Excerpt:

“I can’t, Emmett. I—can’t go back.”

“Then we are clearly not ready for any sort of commitment.”

“Wait. You won’t agree to—to us—unless I come to Indiana?”

“I won’t,” Emmett said. “It’s all feeling a little one-sided to me, and I’m not okay with that.”

“You don’t understand.”

“I do understand, Toby. I was there for everything that makes you afraid of that place.”

“Yes. You were,” Toby said, taking Emmett’s hand in his. “But my concerns about going back have nothing to do with you.”

“Maybe they should have something to do with me.”

“That’s—” Toby pulled his hand away. “That’s not fair.”

“It really is,” Emmett said. He reached across the table for Toby’s hand again. “Please?” Toby took his hand and Emmett squeezed, holding on as if he might never let go. “We experienced a great tragedy together. And while Scotty’s parents lost their son, no one felt the things we felt. No one else woke up screaming and sweating when we heard the sounds of the crash in our sleep.”

“Emmett—”

“No one else knew the fear of maybe never walking again. No one else lost weight and a semester of school because he might get thrown in jail. No one else felt the things we felt together. That’s all ours. As much as you want to, you cannot take me out of the equation.”

“But, that’s just it, Em. I don’t want to feel those things again. I cannot walk back into that—that darkness.”

Emmett pulled their joined hands to his lips and kissed Toby’s knuckles. “You already have. You have been so enamored­—you’ve practically spent this entire week making love to my scars. You’re there. And it’s not so dark anymore.”

“No, because you’re whole again. You’re not broken anymore.”

Emmett saw it, then. He saw in the way Toby had almost obsessed over the ridiculous tattoo and Emmett’s scars, as if begging for them to also bring him the powers that Derek had wished upon Emmett’s body those years ago. He saw it in Toby’s insistence that they start all over as if the accident never happened, as if the years of silence weren’t strung between them like a rope and plank bridge connecting two separate lands.

So he said it. To give it power. To make it a truth they shared—like their shared tragedy. “And you still are. Broken.”

Toby nodded, grasping at Emmett’s fingers like a lifeline. “I’m so—” He took a deep, shuddering breath. “I’m so exhausted making sure no one knows.”

“Oh, Toby.” All the more reason “trying again” was a bad idea. Unready to let go, Emmett kissed Toby’s fingers again. “Then come to my home,” Emmett offered, trite as it sounded in his own ears. “I’ve remodeled the master and made a party room in my basement for the kids.”

“You’ve never told me—”

“It’s beautiful, really. It’s on a couple of acres, and the back of the property is lined with a stream you can hear from the kitchen when the windows are open. It’s very peaceful. It sounds like you need some peace.”

“You deserve a beautiful life.”

“So let me share it with you. At least think about it?”

Toby nodded and began to clean up. “Will you still come see me in San Francisco after school’s out?”

“I don’t know. I’d really like an answer before I agree to see you again.”

“Okay. I’m sorry it’s not as easy as it should be.”

“I am too, Toby. Being with you was always so easy.”

Meet the author:

Lynn Charles earned her degree in music education and for many years performed and directed choral music. When she’s not writing, she can be found strolling through local farmers markets near her home in Central Ohio in search of ingredients for new recipes. Her novel Chef’s Table was published in 2014 by Interlude Press.

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BOOK BLAST: Speakeasy by Suzey Ingold

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Today I’m thrilled to be interviewing Suzey Ingold, author of Speakeasy.

Hi Suzey, thank you for agreeing to join us. We hope you’ll share a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Thank you for having me! I’m a writer and linguistics student, currently based in Edinburgh. I’ve been writing for years and had my first short story, The Willow Weeps for Us, published in 2015, in the Summer Love anthology from Duet Books. Speakeasy is about a recent Yale graduate who must discover what he really wants when he meets the owner of a unique Midtown speakeasy in 1920s Manhattan.

Can you give us ten tips for becoming a better writer?

  • Make note of the little things. It’s amazing the things we see every day around us that could be wonderful anecdotes or twists for a story but that we might discount or forget in the rush of everyday life.
  • Don’t compare yourself to other writers. This is something I struggle with massively. There will always be someone more successful, more liked, more revered. Forget about what everyone else is doing. The only person you should be competing against is yourself.
  • Learn the basics! I have little rules to help me remember all my your vs. you’re’s; their vs. there vs. they’re’s; and my who’s vs. whose!
  • Trust your editor. It’s a scary thing letting someone at your writing with a red pen and a fine-toothed comb. But they’re there to make your work the best it can be and it’s their job to be picky.
  • Grow a thick skin. Whether it’s editors or critics, there will always be people picking apart your words and people who won’t like your writing. It’s not worth dwelling on.
  • Take in the positive feedback. On the flipside of not dwelling on the bad, do dwell on the good! If someone compliments your writing, thank them, appreciate it, and soak it in. You’re allowed to feel good about it—you’ve earned it!
  • Always back-up your work. The digital age is great and all that but when your laptop crashes and five hours of words disappear into a black screen it’s the 21st century equivalent of your precious pages flying off in the wind or getting chewed up by a dog. Soul-destroying.
  • Ask questions. Of your editors, of your readers, of your fellow writers. Does this work? How does it read? What would you do in this situation? Questions are good because sometimes you need a fresh take on something, especially if you’ve been mulling on it for a long time.
  • Write often. Even if it’s only a few paragraphs a day, the more you write, the better you’ll be. I often find, also, that the longer I go without writing, the harder it is to get started again.
  • Read! It’s the kind of thing your high school English teacher would say, of course, but the more you read, the more you expand your imagination and your vocabulary, which in turn will make your writing better.

Thanks, Suzey! We appreciate your time and tips. Now on to Speakeasy

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In the height of the Prohibition era, recent Yale graduate Heath Johnson falls for Art, the proprietor of a unique speakeasy tucked away beneath the streets of Manhattan where men are free to explore their sexuality. When Art’s sanctuary is raided, Heath is forced to choose between love and the structured life his parents planned for him.

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Release Date: February 18, 2016
Published by Interlude Press
Pages or Words: 244 pages
Categories: Gay fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Romance

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Heath swallows, playing over an idea that had formed shakily in his head after he saw Frankie, since Art walked through that door and possibly longer without him being fully conscious of it. “Maybe it’s time I was honest. Tell them that I don’t want to marry Ginny or work with my father. Let the pieces fall where they may.”

“You would do that?”

“If it meant being with you, I would do anything.” Heath sits up and the sheets fall to pool around his waist. “I know what I want, now. And it’s you and whatever a future with you brings.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Suzey Ingold is a writer, linguist and coffee addict, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought up in a household where children’s books are quoted over the dinner table, literature has always had a strong influence on her life. She enjoys traveling, scented candles and brunch. Her short story, “The Willow Weeps for Us,” was included in “Summer Love: An LGBTQ Collection,” published by Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press (2015).

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