Interview Roulette: A.D. Ellis

Today’s player is A.D. Ellis!

  1. You’ve just met an alien from a planet where there’s no such thing as fiction writing. Explain to him/her/it/them why humans read made-up stories. I would have the alien describe to me all of the mundane, painful, and difficult things beings on his planet have to deal with on a daily basis. Then I would offer him the chance to escape, even if just for a few moments, from the negativity. I’d show him how disappearing into a different world can transport and free your heart and mind.
  2. Is there a New Year’s resolution you’ve made more than once? Did you keep it? Oh, the usual eat better, exercise more is always there. And I do keep it, but different years have varying results. I made a resolution to floss my teeth everyday about ten years ago, and I’ve stuck with it since then. That’s the only resolution I’ve been completely successful in maintaining.
  3. Pick any place in the world to spend the next 6 months. Where is it and why? A beach somewhere. I don’t even care where, as long as the weather is beautiful. Oh, and there needs to be built in staff to care for my children, cook, clean, and provide activities. Electricity and WiFi are a must so I can continue working on stories. Hubby and the kids can come, but I want my own “Me Hut” separate from them for when I need to write.
  4. You have just won a lifetime supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat. Your response? Mmmm, gotta love the carbohydrate-laden, broth flavored goodness of the iconic San Francisco treat. I haven’t had that stuff forever, but I really do like it. I’d probably be sure to donate some to food pantries. I mean, there’s only so much Rice-A-Roni a person can eat, and I’m one to share the wealth.
  5. What is your favorite procrastination method? Facebook, naps, reading…I’m pretty good at it. But, in reality, I don’t like to procrastinate much. If something is due on Friday, I want it done last week.
  6. What is your most dreaded household chore? Your favorite? Um, all of them? I sort of suck at the whole domestic goddess role. I hate to cook, hate to clean bathrooms, hate to dust. You get the picture. I hate putting laundry away, but as far as washing and “folding” the laundry, I don’t mind that part.
  7. What was your favorite school subject? Least favorite? Favorite was always reading. Least favorite was always math.

Book buy links:

At this time, my books are available on all platforms. I do plan on going to Kindle Unlimited for a while with my Male/Male titles. I’m unsure of whether the MM titles will stay exclusive with KU.

Amazon http://author.to/ADEllisAmazon

iBooks http://bit.ly/ADEllisiBooks

Kobo http://bit.ly/ADEllisKobo

Nook http://bit.ly/ADEllisNook

 

Author bio:

A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.

Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.

A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.

A.D. Ellis’ work can be found on both iBooks and Amazon. Please contact her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

Author contacts:

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One the road again

My older kid and I have just embarked on a road trip. You can follow it on Twitter and Instagram. Wyoming! Nebraska! South Dakota! Ten states in all.

And I have a new release. “Corruption” originally appeared in the Of Heaven and Hell anthology, but now you can buy it as a standalone. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders. I’m really fond of this story–it’s dark, with a bit of a Ray Bradbury vibe. If Ray Bradbury wrote m/m romance.

That gorgeous new cover is by Reese Dante.

This story is the first in a new series The Bureau. Although each story will involve different characters and take place in a different time, all stories will have something to do with the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs.

“Corruption” is available now at Amazon.

 

Interview Roulette: Jamie Samms

Today’s player is Jamie Samms!

  1. What is your least favorite thing about California? Its distance from Northern Ontario. A few of my very favourite people live there, and I’d love to be closer to them, if I could.
  2. Describe a really bad decision you once made. A lot of bad choices I’ve made over the years center around the wrong shoes for the occasion. Like, “Oh! These are so cute! I won’t be standing too long” or “ There will definitely be chairs.” Or “the DJ will suck, so there won’t be any dancing.” Or, “we won’t be walking that far.”
  3. A tourist lands in your town. What should he or she see or do? Go see a car rental place, rent a car, and drive away. Seriously. This is a cultural black hole. Go. Find something interesting in some other city. If you really, really insist on seeing a sight here, drive by the giant Big Nickel on the outskirts of town. It’s about the most exciting thing here.
  4. Aside from writing, in what ways are you creative? Well, I did earn a Fine Arts Diploma from the local college. It says I can draw pictures and make things with string. I’m sort of decent at the later, but don’t practice the first enough to be as good as I’d like.
  5. If you could choose anyone on the planet to narrate an audio version of your latest book, who would it be? Quite honestly, I’d pick Greg Tremblay to narrate the entire Off Stage series, if that was an option. Why mess with a good thing?

Book blurb:

Kilmer and Jacko’s relationship has been foundering for a long time. With the end in sight and despairing that he might never find a Dom who suits him, Kilmer heads to a local bar to drown his sorrows—and meets country singer Tanner.

Tanner feels oddly protective of the broken man and eventually convinces Kilmer to hire him to help remodel the small, sad house Kilmer once shared with Jacko. As Tanner and Kilmer get to know each other, Kilmer regains his lost independence and Tanner’s dominant streak rises to the surface. But will it be a help or a hindrance to the trust they’re trying to build?

The answer might lie in the music Kilmer gave up not long after he met Jacko. Music always granted him solace, clarity, and an outlet for his emotions, and with Tanner’s encouragement, he picks up where he left off. Playing together eases them into honest communication, and though a happily ever after will still take patience and work, taking a chance on each other sounds sweeter with every note.

 

Book buy links:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/off-stage-beyond-the-footlights-by-jaime-samms-8563-b

Author bio:

Jaime has been writing for various publishers since the fall of 2008, although she’s been writing for herself far longer. Often asked why men—what’s so fascinating about writing stories about men falling in love—she’s never come up with a clear answer. Just that these are the stories that she loves to read, so it seemed to make sense if she was going to write, they would also be the stories she wrote.

These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website. She also writes for Various Publishers.

Spare time, when it can be found rolled into a ball at the back of the dryer or cavorting with the dust bunnies in the corners, is spent crocheting, drawing, gardening (weather permitting, of course, since she is Canadian!), or watching movies. She has a day job, as well, which she loves, and two kids, but thankfully, also a wonderful husband who shoulders more than his fair share of household and child-care responsibilities.

She graduated some time ago from college with a fine arts diploma, and a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. One always needs an official slip of paper to fall back on after all . . .

 

Author contacts:

 

Website: http://jaime-samms.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000982219151&ref=tn_tnmn

Livejournal:http://dontkickmycane.livejournal.com/

Deviantart: http://dontkickmycane.deviantart.com/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/#!/JaimeSamms

Amazon Author page: amazon.com/author/jaimesamms

 

Interview Roulette: Tanya Chris

Please welcome Tanya Chris!

  1. Paper or plastic? I have reusable bags, but if I’m only buying a couple of items, I’ll get a plastic bag because I use them for scooping kitty poop into when I clean the litter box.
  2.  What is your favorite insect? Spiders get a bad rap. They eat flies and mosquitos and other pests and their webs are works of art. They’re industrious and mind their own business.
  3. What is your worst phobia? I have an irrational fear of dropping my keys down a sewer grate. If there’s a sewer grate anywhere near my car when I park, I panic.
  4.  Warm weather or cold? Warm, definitely. Warm weather might make me lazy but cold weather makes me miserable.
  5.  One of your characters has signed up to teach a 1-day workshop. What’s it on? Adam Summers will teach a workshop on investment diversification for financial institutions. Adam is the CIO of Palladium Enterprises, and before Will came into his life, he was a workaholic with a mild case of depression due to isolation. He’s better now, but he still loves his job.
  6.  Describe one of your weird or quirky habits. I’m a quota writer. When I hit my word count for the day, I shut down, sometimes even mid-sentence.
  7.  Aside from writing, in what ways are you creative? I’m a lighting designer for a local community theater. A lighting designer decides which lights will be on at which times, what color they’ll be and how bright they’ll be, in an attempt to add to the sense of space and time and enhance the director’s vision of the show.
  8.  If you were magically transported into one of your own books, which one would you choose and why? Most of my books take place in the real world, except for Omega Reclaimed which is an omegaverse story. Omegaverse is fun to read and write about, but I wouldn’t want to live there!
  9.  Pick any place in the world to spend the next 6 months. Where is it and why? I like to travel, but two weeks is plenty before I’m glad to be going home again. I always say that if your home isn’t your favorite place on earth, you should take steps to change that.
  10.  Write a haiku poem about your favorite beverage

Will be sewage tomorrow

 

If we acquiesce 

What is life today

Book blurb:

Merge Ahead: Will doesn’t know that his safe but unfulfilling life as a Call Center Supervisor is about to be turned upside down. Or that the man responsible is sitting next to him waiting for the same delayed flight. Adam Summers is confident, successful, gorgeous, and about to sign the contract that will cost Will his job. Corporate policy says they should keep their hands off each other, but they can’t. Is their growing affection worth the risk to Adam’s career? And what will Will’s future look like when their companies, and their lives, have merged?

Omega Reclaimed: Angel, an alpha who’s left the violent, strictly hierarchical rules of his pack to find success in the big city, and Leo, an omega on the run from his abusive alpha, are thrust together to satisfy Leo’s urgent heat-lust. But can a once-hurt omega ever trust an alpha to care for and protect him again? And can an alpha sensitive to social injustice learn to enjoy his naturally dominant nature? Angel and Leo must both face the pasts they ran away from before the two can build a new future together. They may not be able to change the laws of nature, but they can change the language of love.

Book buy links:

Merge Ahead: https://www.amazon.com/Merge-Ahead-Tanya-Chris-ebook/dp/B01GN7W7ZE

Omega Reclaimed: https://www.amazon.com/Omega-Reclaimed-Tanya-Chris-ebook/dp/B01MQ2KDMM

Author bio:

Tanya writes in a variety of romantic and erotic genres, being an avid follower of many of these genres herself. Some of her favorites are M/M romance, MFM threesomes, and BDSM with male submissives. Tanya lives in New England with her boyfriend and her cat and has participated in many of the activities about which she writes, but not all of them. It’s left to the reader to decide which are which.

Author contacts:

  • Website: http://www.tanyachris.com
  • Blog: http://tanyachris.com/wp/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanyachrispublishing/
  • Twitter: @tanyachrs
  • Email: tanya@tanyachris.com
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