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Nighttime is the Right Time
You guys…such dirty minds. Which I wholeheartedly support, by the way. However, that’s not to what I was referring. The nighttime is pretty much the only time I get any real writing done. What I mean by real writing, is that it seems as though the story flows better and the characters are more alive once the sun goes down. Hmm, maybe I’m a vampire. You never know. But the only red liquids I drink are cabernets, so…maybe not.
I’ve always vehemently been a night person. When I say always, I’m seriously talking like since the age of twelve. That’s why working late at night in bars and clubs as a singer (and cocktail waitress as need be!) was perfect for me in my younger years. It’s completely typical for me to notice some light behind the blinds and think ‘holy crap, I should probably go to bed.’
When it was time for me to work on Rockin’ the Alternative, my family was in the middle of a very difficult time, and I had to travel from the west coast of the U.S. to the east coast and take care of some things for almost two weeks. I stayed in a small house on a lake with my elderly aunt who has barely heard of electricity, let alone the internet. Or post 1955 furniture. As it turned out, my natural writing schedule was perfect.
Without going into all the acid reflux inducing details of staying with an elderly woman who is used to having EVERYTHING exactly as she wants it all the time, let’s just say, it was a unique challenge. There were several infractions I committed – such as the great pen moving incident. I borrowed it, and when I put it back on the table, it wasn’t in the exact same spot. She actually asked the woman who helps her out to purchase a new package of pens because ‘the other one was misplaced’ and she wanted to make sure there were plenty available should she need one.
The only chance I had of writing — or maintaining my sanity — was the fact that I could stay up all night while she was blessedly asleep. So Aubrey King and Bryan Gallagher’s love story was conceived while I sat at a kitchen table on a ladderback chair with old sunken wicker seating that caused the corners of the chair legs to dig into my thighs for hours on end. Merely recalling it makes me want to take a pain pill.
On a final note, I love my aunt to bits and pieces, but she does have a weird pen fetish. Oh, and there was also the sacred scissors. And the tape. Hmmm. I hate it when people touch my pens too. And that reminds me, where the hell is the packing tape in this house? Someone must have moved it.
Blurb for Rockin’ the Alternative:
The chance of a lifetime and the touch of a rock god are offered to music journalist Bryan Gallagher on the same day. Embracing one is easy, but resisting the other is harder than he’d anticipated—especially since Bryan has never been with a man.
It could be his dream assignment. Aubrey King, the legendary god of alternative rock music, has requested to meet with journalist and writer Bryan about penning the star’s memoir. Aubrey and his dark, angsty songs are the reason Bryan was inspired to become a leading rock journalist. His obsession for his career has alienated the women in his life, but Bryan doesn’t care. What really matters to him is the music.
Aubrey King has been out of the music scene for almost ten years—ever since his alternative rock band, Falling in Stereo, broke up. Questions about his sexual preferences have always surrounded him, and now that he’s ready to make a solo comeback, he wants to tell his story, his way. He’s followed journalist Bryan Gallagher’s career for a while and believes that Bryan’s obvious passion for music mirrors his own. He loves his writing style, but is also enraptured by the boyishly handsome writer.
Brian finds pushing his fanboy nervousness aside is difficult when Aubrey finally stands before him. He’s amazed at how little Aubrey has changed—his intense gaze, his unique style and his still youthful looks epitomise the star he’s always been. But Aubrey’s vulnerability when he sings and shares the deeply personal lyrics of a new song triggers something in Bryan that he never knew was there. The need to give himself to Aubrey, to let the rock god do to him what he’s never before desired a man to do.
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Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale, with MM and MMF pairings. Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people’s fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to her family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on a new historical MM series, as well as a steampunk horror and sci-fi ménage.
Author link: Totally Bound