The fifth in my series on writers’ experiences of writing gay, shifter or BDSM stories is from Evelise Archer who tells us her experiences of writing gay sex.
Thank you for having me on your blog 😊
I love writing in the M/M genre. I feel like a sponge every time I get ahold of a new book or start to write one of my own. There’s something about two everyday guys falling passionately head over heels for each other and living happily ever after.
Depending on what the premise of me book is, I start my research right away; before I even formulate all my ideas. Then I begin my GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict) and plot out the storyline and the characters. Adding a bit about myself or someone in my family always spices the story up for me and allows me to imbed an air of truth into the plot and/or characters.
My latest book, Jaeger, Order of the Black Knights took a bit of research because I wanted to get all the traveling/hiding Jaeger and Wren did through the Adirondack Mountains. I also wanted the governmental aspect accurate (US Marshal), so I talked to others in the field and did my own research. As far as imbedding a piece of myself into the characters, I am bilingual, so creating Wren as a Venezuelan man, who of course speaks fluent Spanish, was not a problem to write.
The best thing I can say about writing M/M is the freedom to reinvent characters any way I choose and not have to follow societal conventions. Each of my men are their own unique person and hopefully readers will see that too.
US Marshal Jaeger Tripp is assigned to the Federal Witness Protection Program. The hurt and destruction he’s seen—along with protecting criminals who are only cooperating with the authorities to keep themselves out of jail—have left him with a bleak and jaded view of both life and people. His current assignment is Wren O’Riley, a computer wizard who witnessed a high-profile cartel hit.
To Jaeger, Wren is the same as any other job. He must protect him long enough to get him to testify at trial, and his personal feelings have no place in his work and must be set aside. But that’s easier said than done. On the run and fighting for their lives, Jaeger and Wren can’t help but grow closer. And Jaeger can’t help seeing beyond Wren’s nerdy exterior to a man who might be just what Jaeger needs to settle his soul and capture his heart—if they survive long enough to get that chance.
Order of the Black Knights
Every century has seen its knights. But there are those who are never seen. They do what must be done, what has to be done—when nobody wants to get their hands dirty. They are called the Black Knights. First created in the 1100s by the wizard Moriel, these men seem cold and hard, and it is said that some have no soul. But for each knight, there is one who can bring out the man who waits inside. The question is whether or not he will kill the individual before he figures it out.
Through the ages, they’ve conquered and ruled and taken what they wanted. And they have adapted to modern times. Instead of being bullies for hire, they have taken their skills further—the Internet, the CIA, government infiltration, hacking, special ops, assassination, but each one of them has a need they don’t understand—to squash, kill, or destroy.
If the Knight pardons an enemy, he will no longer be cursed. If not, he will continue to live the same life again and again, and each life will make him harder and more unyielding. And each life will make it is less likely that he can be saved.
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Many thanks, Evelise. Look out next Monday for the next guest blog. If you wanted to read the others:
Jennifer Denys click here.
Samantha Winston click here
Jules Dixon click here
Amara Lebel click here
This series is to inspire people to write for my Balls & Chains series – a gay shifter series set in a BDSM club. If you are interested full details can found on Luminosity’s website. The first book in the series ‘To Claim a Mate’ is out in mid May.