Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Men for Hire 2 Anthology Author Interview


Welcome to the third of the ‘Men for Hire 2’ anthology authors. This time it’s the turn of the lovely Tatum Throne, who I have known for several years and even visited her in the USA.

Thanks, Jennifer. *waves* Like Jennifer, I am an author of erotic romances. I have a master’s degree in social work that I received from the University of Cincinnati. I left the field of medical social work in 2007 to be a stay-at-home mom of three rowdy boys, and to pursue my dreams of writing romance.

When not indulging my fantasies or writing, I enjoy heading to the beach to build sandcastles with my boys, hiking in Red River Gorge, and spreading awareness of eosinophilic disorders.

Your Writing

The ‘Men for Hire 2’ anthology has a specific theme. That of a firm in London run by Jennifer Archer offering ‘men for hire’ to do any job from dog walking, house sitting, DIY, chauffeuring, etc…. How did you find this theme easy (or hard) to work with?

A: It was very easy! I was in the middle of a kitchen renovation. So, it gave me lots of inspiration for getting into the theme.
(Oh – that’s where you got the idea! JD)

This is Luminosity’s second anthology following the success of Men for Hire 1. Have you had any short stories accepted in an anthology before and tell us the title of your story in the Men for Hire 2 anthology.

A: This is the first anthology for me. I’ve mainly focused on longer works. Subcontractor is the title of my story.

‘Men for Hire 2’ is contemporary MM/MMM stories. What other genres do you normally write or are you solely an MM writer?

A: I have several series going right now. I normally write contemporary BDSM, Cowboy, and Sci-Fi.

The stories in the anthology are all between 8-12,000 words. What is good (or hard) about writing a short story?

A: For me, short stories are like going on a vacation from my normal writing. I find them quick and easy to write.
(I agree! So nice to write a short story after writing longer ones. JD)

Tell us about the characters in your story (eg, a short paragraph describing them like Matt is 30 and he works as a plumber. He has dark hair, piercing blue eyes and is SOOO sexy).

A: Owen Murray is a Dom and a cowboy from the States. He has blond hair and piercing blue eyes. He’s muscular and likes to take control of everything. Peter Crawford is a cousin to the Royal Family with dark hair and gray eyes. He’s wiry like a runner who loves to do Yoga.

Blurb for ‘Subcontractor’:

Rough and ready cowboy Owen Murray is a Dom who has taken a job as a handyman in England for a change of scenery. When the complicated renovation he’s working on gets a little too intense, he knows he has to quit before he makes one of the biggest mistakes of his life.

Peter Crawford doesn’t advertise that he’s related to the royal family. When he falls for the hard edged handyman renovating his country home, he knows he has to take a chance and become his submissive. Will his Dom love him in return or will he leave forever?

About You

Although Luminosity Publishing is based in the UK, we have had authors from several different countries in the two anthologies. Which country are you from (and name of county/state). Did you grow up there?

A: I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I grew up here but I have family all over the world.

When was your first book published and with whom?

A: My first story came out with Siren Publishing in 2012. I also write for Evernight Publishing and Luminosity Publishing.

Give one thing about yourself that you would like to change?

A: I would love to be a morning person!
(Haha! Don’t I know it! She can’t think without that first cup of coffee! JD)

Name three people you would like to be shipwrecked with (and why)?

A: My hubby, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney. Of course, they will all be madly in love with me and will do everything to get us out of the situation!

What’s the strangest (bravest, funniest etc) thing you’ve ever done?

A: I once had a heart episode when I was 28 years old where my hubby had to call 911 for me. I’m not a good patient and when we were in the ambulance, I started screaming at the paramedics, “You’re not going to stab me in the heart like Pulp Fiction are you?!?!” Of course, that spilled into the paramedics chatting about how they just saw the movie while they hit me with a drug that blocked the signal to my heart. Once surgery later, I’m right as rain.
(I don’t remember you telling me that story! LOL. I remember you told me about your surgery but not what you said to the paramedics. JD)

Please give links of how fans can find you on the internet/buy your books.

Thank you, Tatum. It was great interviewing you.

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