It is not everyday that you get to interview one person and two of her very distinct, to borrow her phrase, “Muses” but that is exactly what we have going on today and tomorrow. Same questions but wow are the answers so diverse.
So thank you to the divinely talented and extremely busy Sharita Lira
for allowing BLMorticia
to take her over and be with us over the next two days.
Naughty Nights Press would like to welcome with us today, the extraordinarily diversified talents of BLMorticia, who is releasing a new series that sounds absolutely delectable and delicious. The first book in the series “SOMETHING NEW ON THE MENU”, is “SOMETHING FRESH SERVED HOT”
NOW FOR ONE LUCKY READER WHO LEAVES A COMMENT AND THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS, THEY WILL RECEIVE THEIR OWN COPY OF “SOMETHING FRESH SERVED HOT, BOOK ONE OF THE SOMETHING NEW ON THE MENU” SERIES BEFORE IT IS RELEASED!
Thank you for joining us here today, BL. Most people will already have heard of your name through the amazing amount of blogs that you guest post on, not to mention the books you have written.
Now just lately I have been trying to avoid the “tell us something about yourself” question but I think in this case you have an extraordinary tale to tell. Today though I am going to make an exception and I am sure the wrath of the Mistress will not be felt too harshly for it *giggles*
NNP: BL can you explain to the readers of Naughty Nights Press, just who and what you are?
BL: I’m the Wicked Muse of the Triad from Sharita Lira’s warped brain. It includes me, Rawiya, who’ll sit down with you tomorrow, and Michael Mandrake. The gay male muse. All of us have our own strengths when it comes to writing or the kind of stories we like to create. We run this gal ragged! *smirks*
NNP: What inspired you to write Something Fresh Served Hot and then do a full five book series?
BL: Well, it all started with a short, Something New on the Menu that Rawiya actually wrote first. She and I also had group of interracial gay stories that didn’t have a real home and so when we figured out they all had something to do with food or what surrounds a restaurant, donut stand, coffee, whatever, we decided to put together the series. There is the possibility of a 6th book. We shall see.
NNP: What comes first, the character or the setting when you begin writing?
BL: Well, between those two, the characters. The models are picked as soon as the plot is worked out. Rawiya and I tend to stick with places we know when we write, like Chicago Illinois, USA. Michael’s the world traveler. Britain, Tanzania… *laughs* The characters come through those models when we put together our details for the story.
NNP: What is the main quality you like to see in your characters?
BL: For me it’s snark. I don’t mean able to tell a joke, I mean be humorous since I love the comedy and smart ass-ness in my tales. I want my readers to laugh a little at some of the things my boys say. The seriousness is totally Michael’s deal. I must be able to laugh at my characters when they speak at times.
NNP: What type of research do you do for your books?
BL: Most of my research is done through porn. *giggles* I mean, I must know if a certain position can be attempted before I write it. *laughs* Besides that, the net. For my You Don’t Ask series at Rebel, a lot of study the Army website. I also bought a book about gay troops. I scour the internet for articles too.
NNP: Can you tell us a bit about SOMETHING FRESH SERVED HOT and theSOMETHING NEW ON THE MENU series?
BL: Besides it being centered around food or restaurants, all of the tales are contemporary settings, everyday situations that we have known about or that Sharita has faced in one way or another. There is no Greasy Spoon diner in Chicago, but quite a few places in the town that could fit the description. My book is the only non-interracial book in the series. The rest are all bm/wm tales not that it should be of importance but like Rawiya, we’d like to see more multi-cultural stories especially where the stereotypes of not only gay men and gay male minorities are expelled. With the first book, the MC, Jimmy LaCosta takes those head on, meaning the stereotypes. He mentions them as well as some of the real man b.s we see spewed all over the media. In this series, we’ve taken all those and made fun of them and squashed them as being nonsense. This series is about breaking barriers. *ahem* I’m sounding like Michael Mandrake now. *smiles*
NNP: Do you have any other books in the pipeline or due for release that our readers should keep an eye out for?
BL: For NNP besides the series, I have nothing yet. I have a few stories to write for NNP. It’s pretty hard sharing the head with 2 other muses. *laughs* If you don’t mind me mentioning, my other pub, Rebel Ink , I have You Don’t Ask We Don’t Tell all gay Army series coming in 2012. Also, My Lieutenant 2 and my V-day story which is in the works.
Thank you so much for being with us today BL, it has been lovely and I just know your series is going to be a big hit.
BL: Thank you so much Mistress. *curtsies* And thanks NNP for giving the Wicked Gal a shot!
BL is currently a published writer with Rebel Ink and Naughty Nights Press. Her first two novellas, My Lieutenant and Something Fresh Served Hot will be due out in November. She writes bi weekly for Erotic Diaries with Rawiya and a column twice a month on Blak Rayne Books
Something New on the Menu
In this series of stories, BLMorticia and Rawiya will correlate the uses of foods and gay male erotica in a humorous, titillating, and intriguing way. These are well written tales where the details include something about a certain kind of food or the setting exists in the food service industry.
Each one is individually crafted with its own sets of characters in our contemporary world. In some cases, there is more tension as the protagonists try to accept themselves as gay men while the others already accept this fact but struggle to gain the lover they feel they deserve.
All stories offer humor and eroticism that pushes boundaries while celebrating diversity in the gay community. This collection is meant to open the eyes to readers and give them a fresh perspective as told through female authors, BLmorticia and Rawiya.
Something Fresh Served Hot
A gay contemporary comedy which features a Chicago homophobe by the name of Jimmy LaCosta who works at a diner called the Greasy Spoon on the northside of Chicago near BoysTown. While working, Jimmy meets the incoming manager, Alex Seidling, a young British man who his present boss is hiring to take his place as he retires.
After the initial meeting in which Jimmy feels uncomfortable with Alex’s stares, Jimmy cultivates a friendship with Alex which develops into something totally different than he himself expects. This shocks him and he tries to fight it but because of his growing feelings he decides to pursue it despite all of what he has been taught.
Will he do what his body wants? Will Alex accept his advances even though he will soon become Jimmy’s boss?
Tomorrow we have with us on Naughty Nights Press, Sharita Lira’s other muse Rawiya. Stay tuned for Rawiya’s responses *wink*
At this time I don’t have the cover for Some Fresh Served Hot.