We’re so pleased to welcome author Silvia Violet to The Novel Approach today to help us celebrate the Countdown to GRL 2015 in sunny San Diego.
Enjoy Silvia’s guest post, and be sure to pay special attention to the part where she tells you how you can enter for the chance to win $10 in e-Bucks at All Romance eBooks.
This will be my fourth GRL and I’m excitedly counting down the days ready to see the friends I’ve made during the last four years and meet new readers and authors. I always come away from GRL filled up with love for this genre. I’ve been a voracious romance reader since my teens. The heroes filled my fantasies: British noblemen, sultry vampires, alpha wolves, rough-riding cowboy, hard-edged Navy SEALs. I love them all. When I discovered Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series, I fell in love with Jules Cassidy. After reading his story, I was open to more m/m storylines. I sough out some m/m/f ménage and read a few m/m here and there, but it wasn’t until I read Cut & Run that I because a full-on m/m romance fanatic. I’m thrilled to have the privilege of being an author in this genre and I can’t wait to see everyone in San Diego. Please feel free to introduce yourself to me. I’m always eager to talk books.
Let me know how you found this genre in the comments and you’ll have a chance to win $10 in e-bucks from All Romance eBooks. Also, I offer a free book to anyone who joins my newsletter. (**See Below for Contest Rules and Deadlines**)
My next release will be Unexpected Engagement (Unexpected Book 3). It will be available October 1. It’s currently with my editor and I’m working on another story. The main characters, Simon and Edgar, are getting a bit impatient. Here’s a conversation we had while I was writing:
Simon: I’ve been waiting years for him to finally realize we should be more than friends. You have to finish our story now.
Me: If you’ve waited years, you can wait a little while longer.
Simon: Come on. If I can just get one kiss, I’ll have him right where I want him.
Edgar: *grabs my attention when he thinks Simon’s not listening* I’ve wanted him for so long, and I’ve put up with so much shit from him. It’s time for him to pay. With his ass.”
Me: Oh, oh that sounds very intriguing, but like I told Si, if you’ve waited this long, you can wait some more.
Edgar: You know you want to hear him whimper just as badly as I do.
Me: *barely contains whimper of my own* I um… I’m editing as fast as I can.
Simon: *realizing Edgar is talking to me* What are you doing?
Edgar: Trying to get our story written. Now don’t go being an asshole to her and ruining it. She’s not good at taking orders.
Simon: Neither are you.
Edgar: *giving him a once over* No, I’m not
Me: Boys! Stop right now. If you want a story, then you wait your turn.
Simon: I don’t believe in waiting.
Me: Unless you’re going to type it yourself, you don’t have much choice.
Simon: No typing for me today. My hands will be busy.
Edgar: Busy? I’m thinking they’ll be all tied up.
Blurb: Simon McLeod was a promising young naval captain before his ship was attacked and CIA agents forced him to fake his death and join their ranks. Since that horrible night, Simon has focused on finding the men responsible for ending his career. He’s close now, but he needs help from the man he loves. The problem is Edgar is straight, has no idea how Simon feels, and threatened to strangle him the last time they were together.
After years of using his medical expertise to patch Simon up after ill-advised missions, Edgar told Simon not to come running to him anymore. Watching Simon self-destruct was too painful. But when Simon shows up on Edgar’s doorstep covered in blood, Edgar can’t turn him away. He also can’t fight the feelings he has for Simon, feelings that go way beyond friendship.
Neither man thought he’d ever truly be happy again, but if they can survive a final dangerous mission, they might be able to prove themselves wrong.
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Author Bio: Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia’s stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals and historicals. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks, and curling up with her favorite books. Read excerpts from Silvia’s stories at her website.
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