Thursday, July 16, 2015

Excerpt Only Tour: M/M ~ Storming Love Earthquake ~ (Author Interview + Giveaway)

Excerpt Only Tour: M/M ~ Storming Love Earthquake ~ (Author Interview + Giveaway)
Book Information:
Title: Storming Love Earthquake
Ann Anderson
Megan Linden
Diana DeRicci
Caraway Carter
Nicole Dennis
Anna Lee

Author Interview:

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Caraway Carter author of Storming Love: Earthquake Anders & Ujaruk
Hi Caraway, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

1. Tell us something no one else knows about your characters. 
The character of Anders’ ex-boyfriend was based on an actual professor a very close friend of mine had. Not the relationship they had, but the torture the professor put my friend through. This professor made them take longer to get a Master’s than it should take.

I’m talking about the paper you had me work on for the past six years. The one you made me recreate all the tables for and redo the statistical evidence for, with three different methods.
My friend approved and loved this little added detail to the story, at first it had the real full name of the Professor, but we felt it would be best to just keep it simple.

2) What inspires you in life or in writing? 
Everything inspires me. Usually, I see a picture or I read something online. I’ve been working off of prompts a lot lately. I have about 13 folders on my desktop with scrivener files set up. I look at pictures, websites, videos. I create playlists on Spotify to get in the mood. I find pictures of what my characters look like. In fact when I wrote Anders & Ujaruk, I had Anders on one side of the screen, Ujaruk on the other and had Scrivener open in Full Screen Composition mode. I discovered that you can lighten up the background, so their pictures could be seen.

Something happens when I write, the character speaks to me, tells me exactly how something went. So my first draft is generally tell, not show. Then I have to go back and tweak it, show what just happened. I’ve often thought I was crazy, but others tell me they hear their characters too, so I’m feeling much better about this revelation.

3) What is the most important thing about your subject/genre that people need to know? I
think it’s the way I write. I might not always have heat in my stories. I’ve been told I’m a relationship writer. I like to get to the bottom of what makes these characters tick, and that doesn’t always include sex. I have to tell you being married to a sociologist, might also be part of what makes me want to know what makes people tick.

4) How did you become involved in the subject/theme of your book? 
There was a call for MLR Press authors to write the Storming Love series. I have first hand knowledge of earthquakes, and it sounded like the best fit for me. Now, I have never been to Alaska, but I really love to research places, locations and I had a friend who had knowledge of the area.

I live in Southern California, we are known for quakes. It was very interesting, when I turned in my story, there was an earthquake earlier in the day. And several other earthquakes all over the world. I kept asking my other co-authors if we were causing them because of our collective conscience.

5) What famous person (living or dead) would you like to meet and why? 
There is a science fiction author I have loved from the day I was lent a copy of his book, Dahlgren. Samuel R. Delany. I have nearly every one of his books, they are hard to find sometimes, lots of them are out of print. But, whenever I go to a used book store, I make a beeline to the D section to look for him. In fact, I have two or three copies of the same book, just because they have different covers.

So, imagine my surprise, when I found him on Facebook and he accepted my friend request. I now have a connection to him, and then was chatting with another author idol, Laura Antoniou, who told me of the time that Chip showed up at one of her parties and helped reenact one of her spanking stories.

I think I would love to be at a party with both of them to watch that reenactment.

List the first five things you would do if you suddenly had millions of dollars.

1. I would pay off my husband’s student loans.
2. I would invest in a Craftsmen home in Belmont Heights.
3. I would sell our cars, and buy two new Toyota Prii (Prius).
4. I would quit my day job, and write full time.
5. I would have a tiny office built in my backyard, so that I could go to the office to write and get away.

7/3   Gabriel & Avery by Ann Anderson
Loneliness has been Gabriel’s companion for since his parents’ passing, growing with each sibling that leaves home to start their own life. When a big earthquake hits Alaska, Gabriel finds himself taking in Avery, his two daughters, and their grandmother and relishes not being so alone. Yet, Gabriel feels a spark of recognition he can’t explain about Avery, but more than that, he likes the company and wishes he could have a deeper relationship with the man. But when the small family has their new home, what could make Avery want to stay?

Ann Anderson
Born and raised in Illinois, Ann spends her time reading, writing, working, and playing video games whenever the cats, and her family, don't demand her attention. The second born of four, Ann has learned to listen and observe, a skill she's honed because the simplest words or gestures can be the next big story idea, and she's always on the lookout for ideas.
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Releases 7/10  Derek and Hayden by Megan Linden

Derek Warden is certain his boss sent him to cover the conference in the middle of nowhere, Alaska, to punish him for something. After an unpleasant phone call from his father who tries to stop him from going, Derek is ready for the whole thing to be over before it even begins.

Hayden Shaw has been looking forward to this conference for months. The problem of fracking is very dear to his heart and he couldn't wait to spend the long weekend with like-minded people.
Neither of them expected the big earthquake, but most importantly - they didn't expect each other. Meeting again after over a decade may result in something even more surprising that the ground trembling under their feet.

 Megan Linden
Megan is one of those people who dreamed of being a writer since they were a little kid and then didn't do anything about it for years. Then as a teenager she was introduced to fandom and… well. She fell head first into it and never looked back. At some point she decided to try writing her own characters in her own stories. And that's where she is today.
Megan is also a psychologist and continues to learn the hard way that she can't give all her clients their happy ending (she truly believes everyone can save themselves, though). That's why she makes sure to give it to her characters, always.
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Releases 7/17  Rhody & Brendan by Diana DeRicci

Rhody Witte is on his way to Alaska for two weeks of fishing and not much else. Mountains, clean air, and all the bait he can waste. What he gets is the largest earthquake to rock the Alaskan wilds in sixty-plus years.
Brendan Skorvarski isn’t the kind of man Rhody usually finds himself attracted to, much less want to know, but there’s something in the gentle giant that Rhody can’t seem to resist.
When they’re locked up in a cabin together for days in the Alaskan wilderness, resistance seems futile when survival takes precedence. Especially their survival when Rhody sees a bear outside their window.
Diana DeRicci
Diana DeRicci is the sexy, flirty pen name of Diana Castilleja. A romance author at heart, DeRicci's writing takes you into a saucier spectrum of sensuality and sexual adventure, where a happily-ever-after is still the key to any story. Diana lives in Central Texas with her husband, one son and a feisty little Chihuahua named Rascal. You can catch the latest news on all of Diana DeRicci's writing and books on her website. Feel free to drop Diana an email. She'd love to hear from you.
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Releases 7/24  Anders & Ujaruk  by Caraway Carter
Geologist Anders Thorpe has sworn off relationships with colleagues, after his last one ended in a dirty little game of sabotage. Six months later and he’s preparing to camp and investigate a gold mine that might still be active. He’s joined by Ujaruk an archaeologist who fights an inner battle with the fact that he’s a native Aleut, and wondering if he’ll ever find the perfect man.
Will Anders break his vow? Will Ujaruk find the right guy? Will they survive whatever is thrown their way? 

Caraway Carter
Caraway Carter has worn numerous hats. He's been a furniture salesman, a dresser, a costumer, an actor/waiter, a rabble rouser, a poet and most recently a writer. He married his husband on Halloween and they are the loving parents of two rambunctious cats. He loves words and stringing them together, he loves sex and sexy men, he loves seeing how far his muse will take him and he's looking forward to entertaining you.
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Releases 7/31  Xavier & Devin by Nicole Dennis
Tremors are a part of everyday life in big Alaska.
Bush pilot, Xavier Markovic, goes with nature's flow and loves it. He guides guests through Denali National Park to show off his beloved state. Until health issues arise for his mentor, Daniel Chevalier, and Xavier flies him to the hospital.
An almost fatal tumble down a mountain ends Devin Chevalier's professional mountain biking career and brings him to a crossroads. Learning his grandfather is ill, he makes a rash decision. Uprooting his life for a chance to meet Daniel, he crosses paths with a brash Alaskan.
Alaska throws them another surprise in the form of a huge earthquake. Differences put aside while they struggle to survive.

Nicole Dennis
A quiet one growing up, Nicole Dennis left reality for the comfort of books, filling a personal library over the years. Characters started talking about their own stories. Writing them down whether during or after class, she continues to this day. She lets others meet her characters, walk through her worlds, and sigh as a romance overcomes all obstacles. All of her romances include delightful twists of GLBT, paranormal, fantasy, and erotica and always have their Happily Ever Afters.
She lives and works in Central Florida. Thanks to a quiet working environment, she can escape into her stories. At home, a semi-demonic tortie calico, affectionately known as Fat Cat on social media, rules their home.
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Releases 8/7  Asher and Emmett by Anna Lee
Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Asher and Emmett are on a romantic getaway in a cabin in Alaska. They have plans to adopt when they return home. But their paradise is destroyed when a huge earthquakes hits. Being a firefighter and a paramedic, both men put themselves at risk to save others when the tragedy strikes. Will they be able to make it home to start a family?   

Anna Lee
Anna Lee graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Living with a disability, she has overcome many challenges and puts her passion for life and love into her writing. She lives with her family and dogs and enjoys writing late into the night. When she isn’t writing, Anna enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew or chatting with her friends about her favorite books and TV shows.
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Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Paranormal (Please keep in mind that not all stories feature all categories)

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  1. Thanks for the post & contest! Best of luck with the anthology. It sounds good.

  2. congrats everyone and good luck with the release

  3. Congrats! Looking forward to these reads!