Author Interviews

Red Moon Circle by Julia Matthews

Red Moon Circle

Human-Skinned Wolves

Book 2

Red Moon Circle

 

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MAY 11, 2015

Twenty plus years of seclusion has Christian Moon wondering if the sign his father promised would ever come. He had no idea what it would be; he did know why it would come. To free the werewolves, he was destined to lead, from the chaos his brother cursed upon the Indian Moon Area when he took control. Not only would the werewolves be free; he’d be able to gain some revenge for his family’s unnecessary death. Little did he know just how important the sign would truly be to him.

 

Brandon Blaylock has had enough of being controlled by his family and hiding his true self. When his lover of six years informs him he’s getting married, Brandon decides it’s time he lives his life for himself. Not an easy decision, specially when you’ll be moving all the way to the other side of the country to face a bunch of unknowns.

Disclosure: M/M/M Adult Paranormal Romance, e-book, with BDSM aspects.

Cover designed by Adrienne Wilder

 

Prerelease Link

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQA75MY

 

Story Creative Spark

 

The Red Moon Circle came to me while I was teaching myself how to work my Samsung Tablet camera. I’d snapped a photo of the night sky, but when checked the photo there was this huge red ring around the moon. Street lights can be a blessing in many more ways than safety. The picture sparked my creativity and the rest is as you say history, or in this case an amazing read.

 

 

 

Contact Method

www.juliamatthews.webs.com

julia.matthews5@gmail.com

http://juliamatthewsauthor.blogspot.com

 

 

Bio

Julia Matthews is a family oriented person, more so since it’s only her and her parents. Oh, can’t forget the Bandit, a fiery, over energized Shih Tzu and the old, lazy toy poodle, Sandy. Julia spends most of her days sitting in front of the computer, creating new stories, revising, and editing her next release.

 

 

Julia’s Interesting Fact about Red Moon Circle

 

Favorite character in Red Moon Circle is Brandon, a man who has determination to be his own person, no matter what is thrown his way.

 

Favorite scene is Brandon’s reaction to Christian and Don argument.

 

 

Excerpt

                                                          

Chapter 1

Brandon stretched his legs out and watched a dark haired man walk over to the blond, sitting at the table closest to the door. He turned the chair sideways and sat. Few words were exchanged, but their body language told their story. Intense staring didn’t appear to be hampered by background chatter or the soft hissing of another cup of specialized coffee being created. The space between the guy’s knees seemed to welcome home his woman. The woman scooted closer, yet never touched. Lust hung in the air thicker than the late July humidity.

Brandon’s deepest dream was to have someone who leaned in when speaking. Who showed desire without touching and didn’t care if anyone saw. Love and affection openly and freely given was such a stupid dream for a man leading a false life.

Why people thought money provided a smooth sailing life is beyond me. Mine is rockier than a turbulent sea.

“Earth to Brandon.”  John waved his hand in front of his face. “Where you at?”

And here is the latest crashing wave. “Right here, waiting for you so we can – – -”

“Can what?” Sarah’s delicate voice cut Brandon off.

“Talk of course.” Brandon shot John a questioning look.

Brandon’s stomach lurched when John shrugged and wrapped an arm around Sarah.

There would never be anything concreted or publicly between them.

He swallowed the rising bile, because public opinion mattered most, according to his father. John said something similar before, too bad he hadn’t listened. He should’ve and prevented John from slamming it home a second time.

Numerous private declaration of love would never outweigh family obligation. Brandon and John were expected to have wives, produce children, and take over their family’s business. He’d disagreed and John had.

Or so I thought.

The last two years of their lives were devoted to their hidden relationship. Then John announced he was getting married and his world fell apart.

“We’ve been trying to set this up for a couple of weeks now.” Sarah grinned and rubbed against John’s side.

Brandon hoped the lack of communication would’ve made his lover change his mind. Looked like that idea took a nosedive off a cliff, with Brandon’s heart along side it. Life wasn’t worth anything without someone beside you.

Fate’s intervention would be nice.

“Sarah has pestered me to death about meeting my best friend.”

Brandon started to cross his arms, but John nailed him with his renowned tight lip, straight-line smile reserved employees who dared think they knew better than him.

“Nice to meet you.” Brandon extended his hand. What a load of crap. If anyone knew about the nights John and I curled up in each other’s arms after a couple rounds of lovemaking, they’d trip over their own laughter.

“Same to you. It’s amazing to put a face with the name.” Sarah elbowed John. “Snuggle Bear talks about you constantly.”

Funny, Snuggle Bear never mentioned you. Brandon thought them exclusive. What had caused his lover to stray? He’d been such a fool to . . .

John reached for his wallet and said, “Sarah dear, how about getting us some drinks.” He handed her a twenty and watched until she reached the counter then faced Brandon. “What the fuck you doing?

“Nothing.” Brandon forced himself to relax and focus on the movement around him.

“You’re acting like a bitch. Stop it before you out us both. Fuck, that’s it. You want to destroy my life.”

The couple from earlier glanced his way as they gathered their trash. Brandon leaned closer and through gritted teeth said, “If you keep shouting, you’re going to draw more attention than I ever could.” Brandon leaned back in his chair, but bit his jaw to maintain a public worthy tone. “What good would destroying your life do? Won’t bring back the last two years of mine. Will it? Nope, only brings more pain.”

“What’s that mean?”

“This is not the place to have this conversation.” Brandon let his eyes roam the room again; glad no one else was focused on them. John had a temper and a half when he was worked up. More than once his father had stepped in and paid people off. There were too many here for him to buy. Looked like he’d have to be the one to rein John in.

“Damn it, tell me.”

Fuck, Lover Thief is coming back and John won’t relax until he get’s his damn answer. If she hadn’t disrupted our lives, he wouldn’t need calming. So not the place for this conversation and I sure as hell don’t want her around for it.

He sighed and said, “Fine, means remembering all those small tokens of affection you left on the six of each month. Why would you remind me of the day we admitted loving each other if you were screwing around? Is she the only . . .

“Here we go,” Sarah sat down a paper drink tray and passed them out as if it was an everyday occurrence for her to walk upon John and him in a heated discussion.

Shit, she was just another money-grubbing woman, who sank fingernails into whatever rich man she could. Time to leave before I explode.

Brandon plastered a fake smile on his face, nodded his thanks, and pushed the drink towards John. “He’ll have to drink mine. I can’t stay. Good luck on your upcoming marriage.”

“Uh, thanks, but you can’t leave yet.” Sarah’s face shined and she nudged John.

What a bitch. How dare her tell me I can’t leave. I will do a hell of a lot more if I sit here and chat with my ex-lover’s fiancé.

“We want you to help pick the tuxes you and Snuggle Bear will wear.” Sarah rubbed John’s shoulder. “Snuggle Bear says you hate wearing them.”

Brandon shifted wide eyes toward John. John’s tiny smile let Brandon know Sarah hadn’t been joking. The skin around Brandon’s fingers tightened as his fingernails dug into his palm. His waist twisted and . . .

Who deserves the sting of my blow? John? Sarah? Lord forbid, I couldn’t hit a woman. Hell, I couldn’t hit anyone. Maybe the wall or table should bare the brunt of my rage.

Brandon quirked his eyebrow, which didn’t seem to phase Sarah, but he knew a blatant disregard when he saw one. You truly are a dimwitted, movie-style blonde.

“I want an idea of color and theme from each member of the wedding party.”

Okay, she’s insane on top of everything else. Why in the hell did she think I’d participate in planning John’s wedding? No fucking chance. Not happening while I’m breathing. I will not remain in the same town while John settles down and has his perfect, little pretend life.

 

Interview with author Julia Matthews

 Interview with Julia Matthews

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Tell me about the newest book release?

Moon Called Human-Skinned Wolves Book 1 is about two orphans, Randy Chance and Tiffany Jockey. Randy Chance, an orphan werewolf Scout never expected a simple trip to a bar would turn his life upside down in more than one way. Tiffany knew her adoptive parents loved her, but she couldn’t destroy the feeling of being inadequate. She never thought working the bar during Monday Night Football would give her the opportunity to rectify six years of emotional turmoil.

 

When is the Moon Called releasing?

Jan. 5, 2015 exclusively on Amazon and will be listed in Kindle Unlimited.

 

Did you create a book trailer for Moon Called?

Yes, you can find it at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBVYzOmdqs4&feature=youtu.be

 

Who is your favorite character from this book?

Hard to say. Randy is a man who is driven to gain his goals, but his goals are not only for him, but others as well. Tiffany is a strong-hearted woman, who longs to fit in. Then there’s a minor character, Mrs. Combs, that reminds me of a grandmother who thinks food heals all.

 

How many books are going to be in the series?

I’ve not nailed that down yet, but looks like there will be seven or eight.

 

How did the idea come about?

The main spark of creativity for Moon Called came on a late summer night, while I was sitting outside watching the star lit sky. The moon was lighting the night, like it did so many times back in my childhood home. As a teenage living on the outskirts of a small town I spent a lot of time watching the night sky. (I have to admit it’s the one aspect of country, small town living I miss. There aren’t many clear sky nights in the city I live in now.) The teenager me was drawn into the backyard many of nights, just to bath in the bright moon. I often wondered what was truly lurking among those stars. Guess that’s why it doesn’t surprise me that I’ve written a book that combines my love of the night sky, with my love of werewolves, magic, and nature.

 

What other e-books do you have available?

I have five other e-books, all can be found exclusively on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

Journey To A Mate (co-authored with Vickie Matthews)

Anything For A Mate

Claiming My Mate

Journey Revealed Conclusion to Journey Series

Witch & Wolf (co-authored with Vickie Matthews)

 

How can the readers contact you?

I love to hear from the readers. They can contact me in any of the following methods.

Email: julia.matthews5@gmail.com

Website: www.juliamatthews.webs.com

Blog: http://juliamatthewsauthor.blogspot.com/?zx=bcb4104b1b14b1b2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jujumatt

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/juliamatthews100?feature=mhee

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7414892.Julia_Matthews

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Julia-Matthews/e/B00DS3L5O6

 

Any final words for the readers?

Remember to let your imagination run wild when you read any book. Our imagination is important to every day life, without it there would never be anything new to learn. I wish all a very good day. Thank you Brina for the amazing books you’ve published and for having me today.

 

Thank you for visiting us.

Brina Brady

Brina Brady’s FB Interview with S. Aksah

S wrote: “Bend Over ending for author Brina Brady
by S.Aksah(author of Sex and Desperate Hearts)

Self-published author Brina Brady, who broke into the scene with her first adult book “Rent Me” in May this year, is hoping to get her second book out for her fans by Christmas.

Brady has written some 38,000 words so far for her new book, tentatively titled “Bend Over”.

“I hope the book will  be ready by Christmas if not sooner,” she said in an interview over Facebook Aug 21.

Brady’s first work, “Rent Me”, was categorised as “gay romance and erotica”. The work was focused on “themes of corporal discipline punishment and explicit sex”.
Brady is expected to continue in the same themes in her second work.

Bend Over is about an 18-year-old boy with a secret, who runs away to California. He falls for this black man from Martinique,” she said, adding that the story is going to revolve around their relationship.

Brady expects her second book to be between 90,000 to 100,000 words when it’s completed. The work is likely to be priced at USD $3.99.

Asked on whether she had figured out the ending of her new work or whether she is still plotting, Brady said: “I’m afraid of a bad ending for Bend Over, so I have to think more about it”. She indicated that she would likely try to find a way to make it a happy ending.

Brady is also concurrently working on a sequel to her first book with three chapters currently already in the bag. She said that in the sequel (to be titled “Own Me”), the main character would continue to experience “a lot of angst… again”.
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Brina Brady

Here is the link to Brady’s work:

http://smarturl.it/RentMebyBrinaBrady

 

 

Jamie Lake’s Interview

Jamie Lake’s interview by Brina Brady

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Sure, I’m a gay romance author who has written 8 books before with a lot more in the stove honey-child! Just you wait ‘Enry ‘Iggins. Just you wait!

What do you do when you are not writing? Usually, I play with my two puppies. I also have a turtle and a couple of birds. When I’m not playing with them, I’m usually playing with myself. Woo-hoo. Just kidding. I have an awesome partner and we go to the movies every week and we love to travel. I went to Europe twice last year. My birthday is coming up and I’m hoping to do some more traveling.

Do you have a day job as well? Does whoring myself out count? Just joking (or am I?) I pretty much only do this but I do occasional publicity and marketing for clients but trying to phase out of that and do writing full-time, all the time.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? I’ve been writing since I was a little kid but I just started writing gay romance about 6 months ago and I love it. My first book is The Trainer and I’m currently writing the sequel to it.

How many books did you publish? I’ve published 8 so far. I should have about 8 more ready in the next 60 days because I finished writing about 4 of them and I’m sitting on them until all of the trilogies are finished.

How did you choose the genre you write in? I wanted to do something I could relate to, being gay but at the same time, something I’m passionate about writing. I love drama in books and TV and movies (not so much in real life) so this seemed like the perfect genre since the m/m fans are so loyal and passionate and supportive.

Where do you get your ideas? Most are based on real life or people I know and then I just ask myself, “What if …?” That’s enough to kick start an idea.

Do you ever experience writer’s block? Very rarely. If do have it, I skip to another scene and come back to it.

Do you work with an outline, or just write? I do a loose outline and then I just go with it, typos and all. I use the outline to keep myself on track if I find myself rambling or going off-track.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book? I’m writing the sequel to The Trainer. In fact, I’m writing The Trainer Part 2 & 3. In the original story, it’s about a guy named Chris who is abandoned by his boyfriend and has to pick up the pieces emotionally. But when he meets his personal trainer, Mason, there’s an instant connection. Only problem is that the trainer is straight, or so we think. In part 2, the two are grappling with whether or not to come out publicly or continue to be in their relationship privately. The problem is that Chris feels like a dirty little secret and he’s not so sure he wants to do that anymore.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Definitely inspired by reality. That’s all I’ll say. I’m not giving away any secrets.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? I love the funny side characters like the annoying neighbor (based on my neighbor) and the horrible ex girlfriend of the trainers. I know someone just like her.

How did you come up with the title of your latest book? Well, I wanted something with a sexual innuendo. And since Mason is so dominant and a personal trainer, I thought that was a natural fit.

What project are you working on now? I’m trying to catch up on writing the rest of all my sequels because the fans have been demanding to see them and if I don’t get to it, they’re going to stalk me (some more)

Will you have a new book coming out soon? Yes, I should have The Trainer 2 & 3 out within the next 30 days.

Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with? I love writing about dominant men who date more submissive men. That’s kind of the relationship that I have, though we often fight over who’s going to be the most dominant (depends on the day). Flip me over, baby!

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment? I think when people say my books are too short. Sometimes I feel like saying, “Um, it’s supposed to be short”. But I know what they’re saying and I’m working on adding more drama to please them. The worst thing you can ever tell an author, at least in my case, is not that you hate a book but rather that it was “Just okay”. Ugh! Hate that!

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers? Don’t waste your time on social media or procrastinating or editing while you write. Choose a genre and write it.

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? I just want to thank everyone who has given my books a test-spin. I’m grateful than anyone will spend anytime, when everyone is so busy, reading my books. So, thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Check out Jamie’s Blog

Check out his book on Amazon

Thank you, Jamie!