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03 March 2013

A Look At Nicola Cameron & 'A Boon by Moonlight' ( @YesItsNicolaC @evernightpub #SO )

Today we have author Nicola Cameron visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Nicola Cameron has had a healthy interest in sex since puberty, but it wasn't until 2012 that she decided to write about it. Turns out that the skills picked up during her SF writing career transfer rather nicely to erotic romance and erotica -- who knew?
* Her M/M/M erotic romance short story "Tied With a Bow" is available in VANILLA-FREE CHRISTMAS: MANLOVE EDITION from Evernight Publishing. With regard to novels, she is currently editing STORM SEASON, the first book in her planned Olympic Cove fantasy erotic romance series, and finishing BEHIND THE IRON CROSS, a dark MMF erotic romance set in Weimar Republic-era Berlin.
* When not writing, she's usually making Stuff(TM), kissing her husband, or entertaining her cats.

What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
* I'm here to talk about my first Romance on the Go story for Evernight Publishing, "A Boon by Moonlight." "Boon" follows the story of Zach Mayhew, an ex-Marine and plant nursery owner who caring for his dying grandmother. One night, she tells Zach a story -- she had an affair with a fairy noble before she was married, and he promised her that she could spend her last days in Faerie. She asks Zach to summon one of the Sidhe to fulfill that promise.
* Humoring her, Zach treks out to the woods in the middle of the night to find a fairy ring and recite the summoning spell she taught him. Much to his shock, the spell works, and a tall, handsome, and extremely snarky sidhe named Jerrek shows up. Jerrek agrees to take Gram back to Faerie in the morning, on one condition -- Zach spends the night with him first. And hijinks ensue!

How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
* I very much enjoy writing sharp, funny banter in the vein of The Thin Man, and one day I came up with the idea of a Sidhe noble arguing with a human as a way of flirting with him. The story grew from that one scene, and turned out to be surprisingly sweet and tender -- apparently it made the editor cry.

Describe the hero in five words.
* Zach -- has a heart of gold

Describe the other hero in five words.
* Jerrek -- really needs a good spanking.

Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
* Jerrek, because he's hiding an aching loneliness behind a witty, intelligent, and slightly dangerous facade. I like characters with multiple layers to them, and Jerrek definitely fits that description.

What's your favorite line in the story?
* Zach stopped, satisfied with having made a Sidhe warrior giggle like a six-year-old girl.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Ex-Marine Zach Mayhew is willing to do anything for his dying grandmother, even find a fairy ring and beg that she be allowed to spend her last days in Faerie. But when a gorgeous Sidhe noble steps out of the ring and demands a night in his bed as payment, Zach learns that a boon asked by moonlight can have unexpected consequences for his heart.

~ Excerpt ~
* Growling under his breath, Zach went back upstairs and yanked his bedroom door open. "Oh."
* Jerrek was already in bed. His outfit had been neatly folded over the old straight back chair in the corner, and the sidhe himself was nude and stretched out over Zach's faded blue bedcover. His long, shining brown hair filmed his body just as Zach imagined, revealing tantalizing glimpses of corded arms, a firm chest, and a set of abs that looked like cobblestones. Zach's gaze continued down, falling on the long, slim cock that was already starting to harden, laying in a graceful curve over one muscled thigh.
* The sidhe propped his head up on one hand. "It took you long enough. I was starting to worry that you'd forgotten me," he commented with a smirk.
* "Just -- just wanted to get Gram to bed," Zach managed. "Make sure she was asleep."
* "And is she?"
* "Yeah."
* Jerrek reached out to him. "Well, then. Come to me."
* Wondering if he was in a dream, Zach stepped forward and took the proffered hand. Suddenly he found himself pulled over the sidhe like a human-shaped blanket. "Since you prefer to top and all," Jerrek purred.
* Zach could feel the heat rising from the other man's body, warming him through. Jerrek's smirk shifted, turning into a smile. It was both challenge and invitation, and Zach lowered his head until he could just brush his lips across that curved mouth. A tingling jolt went through him, dancing across his nerve endings and grounding out in his groin.
* He gasped and Jerrek took advantage of that, kissing him back and running the tip of his tongue around Zach's lips. The kiss softened, deepened, until their tongues were dueling slickly against each other.
* With a soft growl, Jerrek pulled back, sucking in a breath as he did. "You're wearing entirely too many clothes," he said, rubbing his naked groin against Zach's still clothed one. "Take them off at once."
* Zach couldn't help grinning at the order. "Are you always this bossy?"
* "I prefer to think of it as authoritative. What part of 'sidhe lord' didn't you grasp?"
* "Well, now that you mention it—" Zach slid a hand between their bodies, curling his fingers around the other man's shaft and squeezing gently. Jerrek's mouth opened in a soft groan and he squirmed, bucking into Zach's grip.
* "I've never had anyone talk back to me the way you do," he breathed. "It's really very refreshing."
* Zach grunted at that, focusing on what was in his hand. Skin so soft it almost didn't register against his fingertips, and beneath that hardness and a heat that pulsed against his palm. He stroked up, letting his thumb brush across the tip, and felt a bead of wetness there. "I think you like it," he murmured. "You need someone who isn't going to stand still for your shit."
* "I would hardly call it—" Jerrek's complaint was cut off as Zach kissed him again, luring his tongue out and sucking on it. Jerrek moaned into his mouth, then again as he pulled away, laying a trail of open-mouthed kisses along the sidhe's jaw and down his neck. "Oh, that's nice. Don't stop."

Buy A Boon by Moonlight here...
Evernight Publishing
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Find Nicola Cameron here...
Evernight Publishing Page
Bookstrand Page
Amazon Page
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Thank you for joining us here today, Nicola! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

1 comment:

Nicola Cameron said...

Thank you for hosting me -- it was wonderful to chat with you about "Boon."