I am thrilled to welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author, B J Hayes to my site today - before we get started with the cover I just have to say...your title? Your idea or your editors? So, so naughty!
Here come the questions...
1) Did you set any goals for 2012?
Yes! I very high financial one :).
2) What is the best part of the writing process for you?
Typing "the end." Writing is difficult work, as any writer will tell you. To quote Gloria Steinem, "I do not like to write. I like to have written."
3) The worst part?
Sitting down at the computer and just doing it. I'm an expert at procrastination!
4) What is the book you wish you’d written?
Fifty Shades of Grey. I haven't even read it yet, but I'd love for one of my books to go viral like that!
5) Favourite author/s & book/s?
Too many to count! A few who have inspired me through the years: Lisa Kleypas, Judy Blume, J. K. Rowling, Jaid Black, Nora Roberts, Laura Ingalls Wilder...an eclectic mix, I know.
Some of my favorites books: The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, No Gentle Love by Rebecca Brandewyne, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman.
6) Tell us about your latest release?
Oral Invitation is my first release as B.J. Hayes. My alter ego, Helen Hardt, has been publishing since 2008. I wanted a new name for my m/m work.
7) Tease us with a blurb/short except
Dylan Lindstrom has always loved women and always will. At least that's what he thinks until free spirit Jackson Carter invites him back to his place for a beer. Jackson is athletic, outgoing, good-looking, loves motorcycles—a man’s man—and Dylan feels an instant connection with him. But when Jackson offers him more than a bike ride through Denver, Dylan must decide if he’s ready to accept Jackson’s oral invitation.
“Here it is.” He handed Dylan a brochure. “I’ve done this ride before. We go through Dillon, then over Rabbit Ears Pass through Steamboat to this tiny little town called Murphy where we have dinner and spend the night. Then we head back around the long way.” He pointed to the map inside the brochure. “There’s some great scenery through here, and we ought to glimpse some wildlife. A beautiful canyon. It’s about four hours the first day, five hours home the second. Because it’s short, we don’t have to get up at the buttcrack of dawn.”
Dylan laughed. “That sounds good. I’m not a real morning person. Except when I get up to play racquetball.”
“You play? So do I. We should play sometime.”
“Yeah, sure. I’d like to.”
“Okay, I’ll give you a call.” He pressed the brochure into Dylan’s hand. “You can keep this. I hope you’ll think about going.”
“I sure will. I haven’t had the time for a long ride in a while. I’ve missed it.” He took a long draft of his beer. “I used to ride all summer when I was in college, the years after college, too. I haven’t had time lately. Been too busy building my business. I sure miss the sun and wind on my face, though. So relaxing.”
“I know what you mean,” Jackson said. “There’s something about being on that bike that relaxes me like nothing else.” He let out a soft chuckle. “Well, almost nothing else.”
“Yeah.” Dylan couldn’t help smiling. “I’d take a good blow job over a bike ride any day.”
“Me, too.” Jackson looked straight into Dylan’s eyes. “You want one now?”
Dylan nearly blew beer out his nose. “Excuse me?”
Jackson’s dark eyes penetrated his skin. Dylan closed his own for a moment, but Jackson’s stare still burned him. Like a thousand little fire-laden thorns prickling his entire body.
“I asked if you’d like a blow job.” Jackson’s deep voice was husky, sensual.
“Well…b-by whom?” Dylan stammered.
Jackson’s full lips curled upward into a teasing grin. “By me, fool.”
Dylan swallowed. “You can’t be serious.”
“Oh, I am.”
“Oh my God.”
“You haven’t lived until you’ve had a blow job by a guy. Guys have stronger mouths, and I’ll never complain about my jaw aching, because I’ll enjoy every mind blowing minute of it.”
8) What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?
I guess I'll answer for both heroes, lol. What I like most about Dylan is his innocence. What I like most about Jack is his love of people for who they are, not their gender. And of course they're both smokin' hot!
9) What’s next?
What's not next? Lol. I'm getting ready to self publish some of my backlist, I'm working on a two-part series on self-editing, and I'm toying with an anthology of lesbian erotica. I'm also getting ready to submit stories to two of my publishers.
10) Tell me where you write?
I'm lucky enough to have an office in my home. I do most of my writing there.
11) Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?
I would like to be self-supporting as a writer. With my name on the NYT bestseller list, of course!
12) Where can we find you?
www.bjhayesauthor.blogspot.com, and on twitter @bjhayesauthor