Xenia Melzer joins us today!
- Are you a nervous cleaner? (And if you are, will you come hang out at my house?)
Sorry, I have to disappoint. I’m not a nervous cleaner. I’m a ‘oh my God those dust bunnies are big enough to kill somebody I HAVE to do something’-cleaner. I once had, for a brief six months, a cleaning lady who came once a week and that was heaven. She even cleaned my windows. Windows! I usually wait until my husband breaks and cleans them in a fit of ‘I want to see the garden through the glass again’. To make a long – and sad story – short, I don’t like cleaning. Household chores are my least favorite. That said, I have two children and a cat. So I clean as much as I have to and turn a blind eye to the rest. (A certain amount of dirt is supposed to be good for children’s health. That way, they’re less prone to allergies. That’s my story and I stick to it!)
- One of your characters has a guilty favorite TV show. Tell us about it.
Not a TV-Show. Leeland, one of the characters in my Club Whisper series, is a known Burton fan. He denies it has anything to do with Johnny Depp (yeah, we all believe that right away, don’t we?) and everything with Burton’s genius. His friends don’t deny the genius part, though some of them think the most genius thing Burton does is casting Johnny Depp…
- Describe one of your characters’ dream vehicles.
In ‘A Dom and his Artist’ (coming April 2018), Collin drives an ancient truck covered in paintings of salamanders and geckos. I think Collin’s dream vehicle is one that he has painted himself, but isn’t as old as his own and has doors that actually open when you pull them. His dream vehicle comes with Martin, his Dom, as the driver, and a full set of sketch pads, pencils, and pastel colors in case the muse strikes him.
- If you could become a full-time university student without worrying about future career prospects, what would you major in?
Ups, I already kind of did that. I studied American, English and German Literature. My father’s comment? ‘As long as you’re happy…’ I am happy, so thank you, Dad! If I could do it again, I would add Literary History and Philosophy to the mix. No money to be made there, I know, but that’s what rich husbands are for 😉. (Still have to find one, until then, I keep the one I already got…)
- If you were to write fanfic (or maybe you already have!) which fandom(s) would it be?
Fanfic? Oh my gosh, you got me there. I have to admit, I never did that and was never interested in it. I only found out about it after my first book, ‘Casto’, was out. But if I had to choose, I’d do Buffy and Angel. I always wanted to hook up Spike with some good-looking demon boy. Could be fun…
- What are you wearing right now?
So it’s shame Xenia time now, isn’t it? Well, you wanted to know – I’m wearing pink and white striped leisure trousers (fancy name for pajama pants) and a bright blue T-Shirt with the face of the Cookie Monster on it. Actually, the T-Shirt IS the Cookie Monster. What can I say, I’m a fan.
Book blurb: Life is perfect for Richard and Dean. Richard is a wealthy and successful businessman who also owns a BDSM club, and Dean is a bestselling author and sub to Richard. They’re young, happy, and in love. The future is bright….
Until tragedy strikes and an accident claims Dean’s beloved sister. Dean also finds himself the guardian of a three-month-old infant, and soon he’s trading in his leather fetish gear for diapers and drool bibs. But little Emily is all that remains of his family, so how can he abandon her?
It’s not what Richard signed up for. As much as he tries to be supportive, he never wanted kids and misses having his partner to himself. Suddenly the life he imagined for them is gone, and he’s not sure their relationship can survive the upheaval. But fate isn’t through with Dean, and when misfortune strikes again, will he be able to turn to the man he loves? A final crisis will determine if they can pull together as a family or they must face facts and part ways.
Book buy links: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/upcoming-releases-c
Author bio: Xenia Melzer is a mother of two who enjoys riding and running when she’s not writing stories. She doesn’t like beer but is easily tempted by a Virgin Mojito. Or chocolate. Truffles are especially cherished, even though she doesn’t discriminate. As a true chocoholic, she welcomes any kind of cocoa-based delight.