Dec 05

Guest Author Wednesdays ♥ L.M. Brown

Hello everyone! I’m ecstatic to have Romance Author L.M. Brown with me today. Please say hi and leave him a comment or two below.

I live in England, in a quaint little village that time doesn’t seem to have touched. No, wait a minute- that’s the retirement biography. Right now I am in England in a medium sized town that no one has ever heard of, so I won’t bore you with the details. Keeping me company are numerous sexy men. I just wish that they weren’t all inside my head. I love hearing from readers so don’t be shy.

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Let Down Your Hair     
 

In a world where fairy stories are historical fact, Prince Aiden is on a quest to find a princess to rescue and bring home as his bride. Deep in the Enchanted Forest he finds Robert, a cross-dressing painter who lives alone in his tower. Mistaking him for a woman, Prince Aiden is determined to have Robert as his bride.

When the prince of his dreams shows up at Robert’s tower he is far from happy, especially when the handsome prince refuses to believe he is a man. Can he convince Prince Aiden to love him as the man he is, or is their happily ever after doomed from the start?

 

Hi everyone *waves from England* 

It’s nice to be here and thank you to Tempeste for having me here today. 

I live in over in sunny little England, in a quaint little village that time doesn’t seem to have touched. No, wait a minute- that’s the retirement biography. Right now I am in cold and rainy England in a medium sized town that no one has ever heard of, so I won’t bore you with the details. Keeping me company are numerous sexy men. I just wish that they weren’t all inside my head.

What do you find the hardest part of being an author?

For me, the hardest part is sometimes just getting motivated at all. Once I get going I am fine, but just avoiding distractions and getting started after a long day at the day job can be pretty hard.

The lack of reading time is also a bit of a pain since I used to be able to read several books in a week and now I am lucky to read that many in a month. Between writing, editing and promo work my reading time seems to have vanished.

What’s yourfavorite thing about writing?

I think my favourite thing about writing is having the opportunity to create characters and worlds and give them a happy ending. I like to explore the possibilities and answer the never-ending question of What if?

I especially love it when I get to type ‘the end’.

Just how H.O.T. are most of your books?

It depends on the book.  My stories tend to cross a wide range of hotness levels.  Some of them are burning hot – my angel/demon/human ménage series, Heavenly Sins are pretty high on the hotness scale. Only the first book, Between Heaven & Hell is available as yet. I am hoping the second one will be out some time in 2013.

Some of my other stories are very tame in comparison.

Let Down Your Hair was one that barely had any sex in it at all in the first draft.  It was only on the advice of my editor that the boys in that story got quite a bit more action by the time the release date rolled round.

I don’t believe in putting sex into my stories just for the sake of it. I am a total plot whore and if the sex is included it has to be for the purposes of the story.  My ménage series features, amongst other things, an incubus, so that turned up the temperature for those.  Other stories are lower on the hotness scale because the story doesn’t warrant it.  Some of my free reads are totally sex free.

I am pretty sure that there is no reader out there who will like each and every one of my books because of the disparity.  I just try to tell people to check the heat ratings before they buy.

How sweet or romantic do they tend to be?

Again, this depends on the story, some are more sweet and romantic than others, though there is a degree of sweetness in even my hottest stories.  I do have a tendency to veer into the realms of sweet and romantic no matter what story I am writing. I could probably even shoehorn some sweetness into a horror story if I wrote that particular genre.  If I am writing a story that is meant to be sweet from the start, chances are it will be sweet enough to give you cavities by the end of it.

Do you have a specific writing style?

According to several of the reviews I have received in respect of my books I have a fresh new style; I just wish someone would describe it to me so I could answer this question properly.  I don’t think I have a specific writing style, or if I do, I don’t know how to describe it. J

Which is your favorite storyline/angst situation and why? What inspired you to write about it?

I love all sorts of storylines and angst situations.  I live to put my characters through hell (sometimes literally) before they get their happy ending. 

I am finding quite a fondness for cross-dressing storylines these days.  I featured one cross-dressing character in my novella Let Down Your Hair and there is at least one modern day cross-dressing hero in my WIP folder.  

In respect of Let Down Your Hair it wasn’t really the cross-dressing part of the story that inspired me to write it.  It was the fairy tale setting that came to me first.  There are so many fairy tales out there where Prince Charming lives happily ever after with the former damsel in distress, but in traditional stories there are no princes living happily ever after with the peasant boy. I decided to remedy this in my own way.  The cross-dressing part came later, after I had picked which fairy tale to focus on.

Boxers or Briefs? I know which I prefer . . . *wink*

Commando?  *wink* 

Or boxers if I have to pick one of the choices.

Favorite author?

Oh goodness, where do I start?

I read anything and everything and could no sooner choose a favourite author than a favourite star in the sky.  So I hope you don’t mind my sharing a few of them.

For fantasy authors my favourite is probably Terry Pratchett – an amazing writer as well as an inspiring individual.

For historical biographies, Antonia Fraser is my author of choice.

For paranormal fiction/romances (male/female) I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series as well as anything by Lynn Kurland, Sherrilyn Kenyon and also Dinah Lampitt.  I could list a dozen or more authors under this category with no trouble at all.

For male/male romances there is Ethan Day, S.J. Frost and goodness knows how many others in my favourites folder.  Again, I could go on forever with my list.

I am also a huge fan of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

You seriously cannot expect me to pick just one author *whines* can you?

Favorite quote?

I like many quotes but is one of my favourites:-

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

What’s next for you?

My latest novella, Someone Like You is just out this week and I am already getting prepared for the arrival of the edits on my next release.  In fact, they may even have arrived in between the time of typing this and it going live later in the week. 

I have two more stories contracted with Silver Publishing for release in February and March next year.

The first is Skin Deep, a contemporary short story with a slight sci-fi twist.  What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with the hot body you always dreamed of?  A science experiment gone wrong gives Justin just that opportunity. 

The second is my 2011 NaNoWriMonovel Only in Your Dreams.  This is a paranormal contemporary romance about a Jay Sommers, a young man who discovers he can travel into the dreams of others.  But can he find the man of his dreams in the waking world?

I also have other stories in the works including my first futuristic erotic romance which is currently under consideration at a publishing house. *keeping my fingers crossed on that one*

 

Someone Like You
 

When Todd Hunter went to university he left behind his boyfriend, Deacon Jones. Todd knows Deacon is the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with, but for some reason Deacon has stopped returning hiscalls and is ignoring all his letters.

 

Now Todd is home for the holidays, and he wants to spend them with Deacon. It might not be so easy though. Neither Todd’s family nor Deacon’s are happy about their relationship and while Todd knows if they stand together they can make it work, convincing Deacon may be the greatest challenge of all. 

 

"It has not been possible to connect your call. Please try again later."

Todd Hunter glared at his phone with a frostiness that matched the weather forecast for the holidays. He didn’t know why he had expected to hear anything other than the same annoying message he had been greeted with every time he had tried to reach Deacon Jones since Todd had left for university. It was as though his boyfriend had dropped off the face of the earth.

"Hunter!" Todd turned to see Mick Tyler waving at him from the train window. "Hurry up, unless you want to spend the holidays alone in the dorm."

Todd grabbed his bag and ran onto the train right before the door closed behind him. He was heading home for the first time since starting university at the end of September. It would also be the first opportunity he’d have to see Deacon since he’d left. Other than a couple of phone calls during Fresher’s week, Todd had not heard from his boyfriend at all. October had brought with it a deafening silence which had continued for the rest of the year. Todd wasn’t ashamed to admit he was starting to worry and wishing he’d picked a university closer to home.

Mick grabbed the bag from him and hoisted the duffle up onto the luggage rack. "Cutting things a bit fine there, weren’t you?"

"Just trying to get hold of Deacon again."

"Don’t waste your battery on him. Give your parents a call, and tell them what time the train pulls in like you promised."

"I don’t consider trying Deacon a waste of battery," Todd grumbled as he phoned his parents.

Mick waited until after Todd had finished on the phone before he spoke again. "He probably just changed his number and forgot to get your digits off his old one. My girlfriend did that once. I couldn’t get hold of her for four days."

"I’ve not spoken to Deacon in three months. He hasn’t replied to any of my letters either. I even sent my brother round to his place to find out if anything was wrong."

"Was there?"

"He said there was no one in. I asked him to try again, but he told me to move on and find someone else."

"It sounds like good advice to me. You’re only nineteen. Why do you want to tie yourself down?"

Todd turned to look out the window as they left the city behind and made their way into the countryside. His parents had said the same thing to him when he’d confided his worries to them. No one seemed to understand. He didn’t see being with Deacon as tying himself down. In his mind, Deacon was "the one", and he couldn’t see the point in continuing the search for Mr Right when he had already found him. The only problem was Deacon had seemingly walked out of Todd’s life without any explanation or even a goodbye, and Todd had no idea why.

Available from Silver Publishing


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    • Maria D. on December 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Congratulations to LM on his upcoming release “Somone Like You” – thanks for the excerpt!

      • L.M. Brown on December 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks. Just to clarify, I’m actually female. I sometimes forget to mention this to people, not out of deceit, but just plain old memory issues.

  1. Waving back from Canada. And I agree – typing The End – is the best! Congrats on upcoming release – it’s sounds wonderfully unique.

    • L.M. Brown on December 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    *waves across the ocean* Thanks for the congrats. It probably isn’t the most unique of my books, but I would hope it is at least a little different to the normal cliches.

    • Nancy S on December 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    “waving across several time zones, half a continent and the ocean from Oklahoma” Loved Let Down Your Hair and hope for more along those fairytaleish lines. Someone Like You is already on my wishlist. Happy Holidays and keep the stories coming.

      • L.M. Brown on December 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Hi Nancy *waves*

      Thanks for stopping by. I am so pleased you enjoyed Let Down Your Hair. It is always lovely to hear that someone has enjoyed one of my stories. I do have vague-ish plans for other fairy tale like stories. Have considered sending poor Marcus dragon slaying. I’m cruel like that.

      I hope you enjoy Someone Like You.

      Happy Holidays whatever you are celebrating.

  1. […] Just a flying visit this morning to let you all know about my new interview over at Tempeste O’Reilly’s blog. I’m talking about my new release, Someone Like You as well as giving away a couple of little teasers for my February and March releases next year. Do stop by and visit in between hunting for the Silver Publishing snowflakes.  Link […]

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