The Novel Approach welcomes Brad Vance today on the Have a Little Faith In Me blog tour. I asked Brad a few questions, which he was so kind to answer for us, and he’s also offering the chance for three lucky readers to win an e-copy of the book, so be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.
Q: Brad, is this the first book you’ve written that stars musicians? What is it you find kinda sexy about a man with a talent for music?
A: Yes, this is my first story about musicians. I’m attracted to any guy with artistic talent, because it gives us something in common from the start. But there really is something about a guitar player – any man’s sexual attractiveness goes up 25% when he picks up that guitar. Some of that is the “rock and roll rebel” aspect of the image, the loner, the outsider, that makes a guitarist different. You can play drums by yourself, but you’re probably not going to go on stage and just drum. Most classical music is written for multiple instruments. There’s lots of solo piano works but somehow a piano just…doesn’t have the sex appeal of the guitar. Since I’m someone who “does it all” myself – write, edit, create most of my covers, blurbs, etc. – I really like the image of the solo artist who does the same with his work. And when a guy is hot already, and then picks up a guitar and can play the shit out of it…oh I’m in love.
Q: I love the last line of the book’s blurb: “What they’ve had enough of doesn’t matter. It’s what they’ve never had enough of that will bring them together…” It says so much in so few words. At what point during the writing of the book did you come up with the line, or was it simply a moment of inspiration while you were writing the blurb?
A: It totally just came to me when I wrote the blurb! We all spend so much time rejecting things, pushing people and experiences away, because we’re exhausted by the strain of going through cycles of failure and rejection again and again. You just say, “enough already.” But “enough” is really a positive word, that means you’re full, you have your needs met. What Rocky and Dex are rejecting, what they’ve “had enough of,” is that pain of not having enough love, happiness, peace. It feels like the only thing that’s always being put on their plate is more loneliness and unhappiness. But turning away from the hunger for love and comfort doesn’t stop that hunger, it just makes it worse.
Q: What’s coming up next? Would you like to tell us a bit about your current WIPs and scheduled releases happening later this year?
A: Oh yeah! Right now I’m working on a novel called “Would I Lie to You?” That’s about a software billionaire whose company gets hacked, and he has to bring in a charming con man to help him defend his company…who is of course insanely attractive to boot. I’ve worked with computers all my adult life, so most of the research is already in my head. That’s next up in the queue. As “Adam Vance,” I’m working on the next book in my (non-gay, non-erotic) science fiction series, a sequel to “Scarcity” called “Artifice.” My erotica series, “Kyle’s New Stepbrother” will continue as long as people keep gobbling up the dirty little stepfuckers! And I have ideas for either a series or a novel set during the Hundred Years War, featuring a French knight and an English knight… and a Renaissance Spy story… and more Colum’s Viking Captivity stories… That should hold me through the summer. :)
Blurb: When Rocky met Dex, it was hate at first sight. Country superstar Dex Dexter represented everything that budding rock star Rocky McCoy had left behind him in the Deep South – the religion, the homophobia, the hypocrisy, the lies. And Rocky represented everything that Dex had denied, had turned away from, had refused…
When Rocky met Dex, it was love at first touch. Double booked in the same slot on the main stage at CrossFest, they fought for the microphone like two dogs fighting over a bone. And when their hands met…
Rocky has had enough. “No more falling for straight guys. No way. No matter how hot. Especially if the ‘straight guy’ looks to me like a major closet case.”
Dex has had enough. “No way. I can’t be gay. I can’t lose my family, my friends, my career. I can’t.”
What they’ve had enough of doesn’t matter. It’s what they’ve never had enough of that will bring them together…
Author Bio: Author Bio:Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits “A Little Too Broken” and “Given the Circumstances.” You can keep up with Brad at his website, by email, and friend him on Facebook.