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The Next Big Thing–Bigger and Badder

This is like Die Harder, because I’ve done this already.  Maybe I should have titled this “The Next Big Thing–Judgement Day.”  Hey, it’s a different book I’m answering questions about, so perfectly legit.  Don’t get your tighty whities all in a bunch.

Anyway, I was tagged by Velvet Panic, a M/M romance blog spearheaded by the lovely Janice Matthews.  Go check out her blog post on her WIP, “Hunter.” It’s a sexy read so far.  I know this, because I’ve sampled it.

Now, about me…

What is the working title of your book?

“Double Takes,” book two in my Shooting Stars series

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Book one in my Shooting Stars series, duh.  “Rock and Hard Places” is the first book.  My MC in “Double Takes,” Gio Savale, had a walk-on role in RaHPs.  Mainly, I wanted to find a way to meet up with my boys Chance and Alex again.  In the process, I have fallen in love with Gio and his boyfriend Lance. I’m 2/3 of the way done with the book and we haven’t even seen the boys from RaHPs yet.  But we will…oh, we will [rubs hands together like I have something evil planned even though I don’t–actually it will be a barrel of monkeys].

What is the genre of the book?

M/M Erotic Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your main characters in a movie rendition?

Gio would be played by Anthony Kiedis ten years ago.  Surprise, surprise.

English: Anthony Kiedis, frontman of the Red H...

English: Anthony Kiedis, frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in July 2006 Deutsch: Der Frontmann der Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis, im Juli 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lance would be played by Tom Hardy.   I’m getting a little hot just thinking about it.  Tom Hardy does that to me.  Actually, so does Anthony Kiedis.  Okay, moving on.

What is your one sentence synopsis of the book?

Ugh.

No!  That wasn’t it!  There is too much going on for one sentence!

Okay…my attempts at a log line.  Go!

Love comes when Gio Savale least expects it and from the most unlikely person, but can he conquer both his and Lance’s demons to win their happily ever after?

I say yes, and quite frankly, I’m in charge here.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?

I plan to submit to a publisher.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It’s not done yet!  I started it for a half-assed NaNoWriMo.  Been chipping away at it ever since.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Ummmmm….

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Reading KA Mitchell just to see what all the boy on boy fuss was about inspired my love of M/M, so let’s just give her credit in a broad sense.  My love of music and concerts and sexy-fine rock stars inspired me to write the series.  Of course, the third book is about Kyrie, a drama queen to the gills.  No, really.  He wants to be an actor, so he can still be a Shooting Star (double entendre intended–get it?  Get it?), but he’s no rocker.  He is funny, fruity, and endearingly naive, though.  I’m looking forward to writing his story next.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

“Double Takes” grabs that rock star from his pedestal and throws him down in the ring of hard knocks.  Gio is going through a rough patch and I think it’s fun to show a famous person struggling through all the crap the not-so-beautiful people have to endure (financial problems, divorce, a child custody battle, unsavory characters trying to take advantage of him, and love with—oh my—another guy of all things, who also happens to come with his fair share of baggage).  So far, I am having a lot of fun with this story. 😉

Oh, and there is also hot man love that isn’t consummated for a while, so, yes I am a bit of a tease in this one. ❤

I’m going to tag my buddy Tallulah Rose.  Can’t wait to see what she’s working on these days.  I’m also tagging the wonderful Jadette Paige, fellow M/M author and she of “The Story Behind the Book” blog.  Check ’em out!

Over and out.

-Kimber


The Next Big Thing

God, I love big things!  The fantastic J. Marie Ravenshaw, horror and erotica author extraordinaire, was sweet enough to tag me in The Next Big Thing.  If you’re not down with the blogingo, this game involves the taggee answering questions on his/her newest work in progress, and then tagging 5 more authors to do the same.

J. Marie did one hell of a rundown on her story, L’Escalier du Diable (The Devil’s Stairway), an erotic horror book (FUN!).  I am definitely looking forward to reading it when it comes out!

Now, I’m not sure I can do as comprehensive a job on my Next Big Thing post, but I’ll chalk my cue and give it a shot…

1. Name of my newest book:

It actually pains me to write it, as I recently changed it when another M/M rock star erotica book came out with a very similar name.  It was kinda like renaming a child after he’s been around for a few years: weird and sad.  Anyway, the current title is “Rock and Hard Places.”  Nobody freakin’ steal it or I will come after you with a meat cleaver!

2. Where did my idea come from?

I’m happy to say that it evolved from a fantastic spring/summer of concert-going. 🙂  I love my dual eye/ear candy and wanted to write about something that interests and inspires me in such an extreme way: bad-ass guys with guitars.

3.  What genre is my book?

Male/male contemporary erotic romance.

4.  Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Matthew Bomer

Matthew Bomer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oooo.  Well my actor for Alex Bremen is easy: Matt Bomer (with all of his muscles on) 😉  By the way, Matt Bomer could be straight as a pin, and he would still be perfect as Alex–exactly the gorgeous guy I pictured.

My rock star, Chance Ralan, is a bit tougher to peg.  I’m going to go with Josh Holloway.  He’ll need green contacts, black dyed hair with an inch of blond roots, and guyliner.

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English: kristin.eonline.com – Comic-Con 2009 – “Lost” Press Room – San Diego – July 25, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Of course, both of my chosen actors are older than my late 20-something boys in the book, but, hey, it’s my hypothetical movie.

I also have a host of fun secondary characters, but I can’t spend that much time picking them out of the IMDb data base right now.  If Hollywood comes knocking, I’ll reconsider.

5. One line synopsis of my book:

Alex Bremen, journalist and documentary film producer, seeks out his rock star ex-boyfriend for revenge, but will  a rekindled romance spell disaster?

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  I hope to publish with an erotica e-publisher when I’m done with edits.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  I cranked the first 29K out in a matter of weeks–couldn’t type fast enough once these guys got in my head.  I broke for a number of side projects (round of edits on another MS, multiple short stories) and then got back on that horse.  I would say, about 2 months start to finish.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  I have yet to read any rock star gay romances, although I see a few are out there.  I am a huge KA Mitchell fan and like to think readers who enjoy her books would like mine.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?  Wait a minute…didn’t I answer this?

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  Well, my bad boy Chance is a bit of a stone-cold asshole sometimes, but it’s tough not to love him anyway (as Alex well knows).  I like to think of him as my gay guy alter ego.  There is drinking, excessive cursing, tons of snark, and a dash or two of angst.  Oh, and hot-hot-hot man sex.

Yay!  I did it!  Now I have to tag 5 others…

I’ll mix it up with The Reclining Gentleman, JC Cassels, A Talk Behind Closed Doors, Alice Dark, and, finally, The Hook–who better be working on some new material by now. 🙂


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