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An Interview With Sue Brown

Welcome Sue. Since this is my first time interviewing you, start by telling everyone a bit about yourself.

Thank you for having me on your blog. I’m a mum of two teenagers and two dogs. They rule the house. I do what I’m told. I took a theology and religious studies degree five years ago and started MM romance about the same time. The degree certainly influenced my earlier stories. Now I’m working part-time for a publisher and trying to get back to writing on a regular basis.

You’ve been busy lately, by my count, this newest release, Stolen Dreams, is the third of four releases in a four month span. How do you manage to do all that?

I do try to get out a book a month because this is the bulk of my income. However in the last few months two of the books, Stolen Dreams and Chance to be King, have been ex-Silver releases. If they are Dreamspinner books they were submitted the middle of last year. It looks as if it all comes at once, but in reality most of them were written months ago and a couple five years ago.

Tell us about Stolen Dreams. What inspired you to write this?

Initially this was a fanfic prompt. The trouble was it took me a long time to write and by that time I was writing MM. Also I’m so bad at writing to order. This was never going to be the story that was requested but it has shades of it.

Stolen Dreams deals in part with the main character cheating on someone. Given how much romance readers tend to dislike that in their books, how did you handled it?

I wanted people to know up front that this was a book about cheating and there were no easy answers. It’s not a surprise to the reader. Even the fact that Morgan was now engaged to Jase made it complicated. I know many people won’t read it as it’s a trigger subject, but I write about life, and cheating happens, complex emotions happen.

What part of the book was the most fun to write and why?

The coffee shop scenes with Elroy. He’s a klutz but a fun klutz to have around. I loved the banter with him throughout the book.

What part made you struggle the most?

Having the conversations about the cheating. I’m not keen on books where one of the characters does something bad and it’s all forgiven in two paragraphs. I want readers to understand that Morgan screwed up big time but it’s not as simple as that. These conversations take most of the book.

Tell us something interesting that is not in the blurb?

The blurb pretty much covers the book. Coffee, secrets and lies. Hot sex. My original editor pointed out that coffee appeared in the book many many times. She wanted to change it up a bit. It’s one of the few times I’ve said over my dead body to an editor.

What’s your favorite part of the writing process?

Apart from typing the last word? Reading something I’ve just written and loving it.

What’s your least favorite?

Mid-plot droop. It happens all the time. I have the beginning, I have the end, but part-way through my mojo vanishes and I lose interest.

What have you read lately that most people haven’t read but should?

John Inman – Payback. Every word held me. Again no easy answers.

If you could meet any writer, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

David Eddings, so I could tell him how much his fantasy stories meant to me.

What’s a fun – non-writing – day for you?

Um… Doesn’t happen very often. A visit to Brighton to eat fish and chips on the beach and play on the pier. Doesn’t matter what time of year it is, we really enjoy it.

Besides reading and writing, what else do you enjoy?

I walk my doggies, Faith and Tyler. As I don’t post pics of my kids online, I post the mutts instead. Usually mid-walk when there are muddy or when they’re fast sleep in odd positions.

Since there is always another story to tell, what are you working on now?

A regency series, a crime series, a couple of contemporary stories and a western series.

Last question is all yours – feel free to talk about anything you want your readers to know about you, your book, anything at all.

I’m easily bribed by chocolate or coffee.

Thanks for being my guest today, Sue.

BLURB:

StolenDreamsFSAfter cheating on and losing the man he loved, Morgan Conway decided to get his life right. Now he owns a coffee shop and is engaged to Jase, an actor and rising star. All is perfect in his world until the man he thought was gone forever walks into his shop. His hidden feelings rush to the surface, unfortunately there for everyone to see, including his fiancé.

Shae Delamere was crushed when Morgan cheated on him five years ago. But he has a reason for seeking Morgan out. As Morgan and Shae get to know each other again, they discover the extent that friends meddled in their lives to keep them apart. Morgan cannot deny he is still in love with Shae, but he is engaged. With some hard decisions to make, Morgan struggles not to hurt the men he cares about—again. Shae has secrets he came to share with Morgan, but revealing them now could keep them apart for good.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

COVER ARTIST: Brooke Albrecht

RELEASE DATE: 30th January 2015

Buy Link:

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Author Bio

Author picSue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Sue can be found at her:

Website: http://www.suebrownstories.com/

Blog: http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.co.uk/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/suebrownstories

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/suebrownstories.

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Week 1

Jan 26thThe Novel Approach – Guest Post

My Fiction Nook – Promo Spotlight

Jan 27th MM Good Book Reviews – Book Review + Promo Spotlight

Jan 28thJ. P. Barnaby – Guest Post

Bike Book Reviews – Book Review + Author Interview

Jan 29thAlicia Nordwell – Promo Spotlight

Jan 30thPrism Book Alliance – Author Interview

BFD Book Blog – Book Review

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Feb 2ndLove Bytes Reviews – Book Review

Feb 3rdL.M. Brown – Guest Post

Feb 4th3 Chicks After Dark – Book Review

Feb 5thGGR Review – Book Review

Feb 6thQueer Town Abbey – Book Review

Because Two Men Are Better Than One – Promo Spotlight

Week 3

Feb 9thFoxylutely Books – Promo Spotlight + Book Review

Feb 10thCharlie Cochet – Author Interview

Feb 11thJoyfully Jay – Guest Post

Feb 12thSinfully Sexy – Guest Post

Feb 13thAndrew Q. Gordon – Author Interview

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Feb 16thMolly Lolly – Promo Spotlight

Feb 17thNic Starr – Author Interview

Feb 18thWicked Faeries Tales and Reviews – Book Review + Spotlight

Feb 19thAmanda C. Stone – Promo Spotlight

Feb 20thRJ Scott – Promo Spotlight

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Feb 23rdElin Gregory – Promo Spotlight

Feb 24thDiverse Reader – Book Review

Feb 25thCharley Descoteaux – Guest Post

Feb 26thInked Rainbow Reads – Book Review

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Fallen Angel Reviews – Book Review

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