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Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist
Release date: June 23, 2016
Wacky author interview blitz!
(Treat it like a speed question quiz, it hurts less that way – preferably 5 words for answers, but some questions are so much more demanding…)
What grates on your nerves?
Nails on a chalkboard.
What if all the cats in the world suddenly decided on world domination?
I would move to Mars.
What makes your libido do a one-eighty and haul ass far away?
When my hair gets pulled accidentally.
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wife. Just to see what that would be like.
Why aren't drapes double sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home?
Added fabric means added weight, so the curtain rod would have to be at least twice as strong.
What’s your favorite B movie?
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Write the most tragic story you can think of in a handful of words.
I can’t write one any more tragic than Hemingway’s “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”
Why does quicksand work slowly?
Oddly enough, I just had to research this. It’s so slow because your body is less dense than the wet sand, so you’re actually floating in it. If you struggle, you cause a vacuum that will pull you down. If you relax, you’re just going to bob to the top of it.
Who would win if the spring rolls and the egg rolls get in a physical altercation?
At first I was going to say egg rolls, because they’re heavier and larger, but now I’m going to change my mind and go with spring rolls. They’re lighter, and often it seems, a bit spicier, even though they’re also more brittle. I think the egg rolls would put up a good fight, but the faster, more passionate spring rolls would win in the end.
Name your superpower.
I can find something positive in almost anything. Sometimes it’s just “well, at least we never have to go through that again”, but that’s still positive!
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?
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance, Rom Com
53,000 words – 188 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer
“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?
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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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