So…in honor of my first solo release coming out in May, Emery's Ritches…I've decided to celebrate by talking to some very talented authors about their first solo release! *giggles* You see…it isn't all about me all the time…but I do love weaseling my way into the action most of the time…hehe
Today I've wrangled a front row seat with the extremely talented and may I say ultra hot *coughs and talks quickly* and my superdy duper muse *coughs and giggles* Lee Brazil. He's gonna answer a few questions about his first published book, Beautiful Silence…and after that we get a yummy taste straight from the source…*sighs happily* oh yeah, life is good! *winks*
*scoots real real close to my muse* Hiya handsome *bumps shoulders*…thanks for allowing me to drag you over to my blog today, Lee…*smiles* Thanks for asking me. But you know... virginity was such a long time ago... and I wasn't sure exactly what you meant by that, there are so many mile stone moments... I knew this set of handcuffs would be beneficial *jingles cuffs linked from my wrist to Lee's and bats my eyelashes all innocent like* *chuckles* yeah...they've been indispensible, haven't they?
So, let's start this off with the basics…you popped your cherry with Beautiful Silence…*giggles*…tell us about your first ever release…*blushes*…okay—it was your idea to title this series Like a Virgin…but I mean book release…*heads desk*
My first release was a self published title called A Beautiful Silence. It's a novella length story about an older man who's decided it's time for him to change the way he lives. He wants to settle down, focus on family. His boyfriend though, is a lot younger, and Mack just can't accept that age isn't a factor in their relationship. He's in a word, insecure about his place in Lex's life.
Why did you self-publish it and do you stand firm behind that decision?
I had two stories finished. I wanted to test both the self publishing market and the "traditional" e-publishing world. I wanted to learn how both markets functioned, analyze the pros and cons of each before I decided how my future work would go. I do stand behind that decision. I learned a lot about both markets, and I will be self publishing more titles in the future.
*sighs and lays head on your shoulder*…have I ever mentioned that I love when you go all teach-like…*straightens and blushes*…oh…um…next question…
I always have more than one work in progress, you know me well. I also had Loving Jacob. They were finished at the same time. I sent Jacob off to a publisher via the regular submission process. I headed to Amazon with Silence. The sub process was time consuming, and the self pub process was not. J
*glances around and tries to shush my muse* You realize that if people find out that you made them wait this long for Loving Jacob there will be a rebellion? *giggles*
Okay…about me for a second *big smiles*…I'm personally going through some withdrawal anxieties with my boys…um…which you already know since you're the lucky person I babble to all the time *blushes*…did you have any withdrawal pains when you sent your boys out there in the big bad world?
Yes. So I distracted myself by starting work on the Truth or Dare series. *eyes Havan pointedly* *coughs*
*looks around and behind me*…um…what? *bites lip*
Really? You're gonna play me like that? Fine...I think you should finish the Trust series and then get back to working on those Djinn stories while you're being anxious.
*gulps and looks down at notes*…Looking back—now that you have more experience under your belt—would you change anything about Beautiful Silence or your way of handling its release?
I'd actually change the way it's written. Currently, it's only told from Mack's pov. I'd add in Lex's perspective. I still haven't given up on writing a sequel from his pov.
Oh oh oh…so you do plan to revisit them soon?
Revisit, yes. Soon? Probably not. Maybe this year.
*nudges you* Maybe????? *cocks eyebrow*…oh we'll see about that…hehe
Now…Lex has a very interesting toy chest…care to tell us a few of his faves in there?
Lex can find amusement in the simplest of things... a hair tie, a feather, but the "toy" he likes most is silence. In the quiet, he can focus his lover's attention on every sensation.
If you had to turn your virgin experience of publishing your book into an erotic novel what would you title it?
What color would you label your first foray in publishing your book and why?
Green. Green is the color of new things, of growing things, and publishing was both new and a growth experience for me.
Now…just because I like to throw things at you, Lee…*winks*…here are a few quickies for us about your boys…answer can only be Mack or Lex…
Most likely to get down and dirty in public…*snort* Mack- you'd be lucky to get Lex out in public at all
Most likely to wear a fedora and rock it…Lex- though he'd probably prefer a more period style
Most likely to eat food in bed *winks*…Mack
Most likely to be found barefoot…Lex
Most likely to find a stray kitten and bring her home…Mack
Most likely to blow off plans and talk the other into staying in bed all day…Lex
Most likely to have a sweet tooth…Mack
In a silly battle of wills…most likely to refrain from…um…pleasuring themselves the longest…Lex
And now for my favorite part! Lee will tell us about this wonderful book and how we can get our grubby little paws on it…*winks*
Dr. Mackenzie Taylor has been happy with his life thus far. He’s got a successful career, a great group of friends, a terrific home on the California coast and a sexy younger lover. Mack’s just turned forty-five though, and thinks it's time to settle down and start the family he’s always wanted. He doesn’t want to spend his weekends rushing out to his lover’s country hideaway or waiting around for Lex to arrive in Newport Beach. He doesn’t want to wake up alone, eat takeout meals or drink with his friends in local bars.
Mack’s boyfriend of two years is a reclusive writer of growing fame nearly twenty years his junior. While Mack has had his chance to sow his wild oats and be the life of the party, Lex has stayed close to home and lived a pretty sedate lifestyle despite his glamorous career and eccentric wardrobe. A long distance relationship has suited both men for the past two years, but things are changing, and they aren’t managing to spend much time together. The distance between them now seems to be more than physical, and Mack is discovering a new insecurity that has come with age, while Lex is discovering that success in his chosen career comes at a price.