Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! Today’s guest is Avon Gale. Thanks, Avon!

To know more about Avon Gale, check out avongalewrites.com or see what she’s up to on Facebook and Twitter (@avongalewrites). Her latest literary triumph is the novella Conversation Hearts, available here.

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1) If you were a Dream Date Coordinator, what all would you plan for a couple whose first date had been a disaster?

I would send them to an amusement park, because who can’t have fun on roller coasters?

2) Terribleawesome TV Movies: Lifetime, Hallmark, or SyFy?

SyFy all the way! Though I will not say no to the others. I just happen to like things with robots and giant animal monsters. Especially in the same movie.

3) Conversation hearts or chocolate roses?

Conversation Hearts! Okay, not really, unless they’re the kind that taste like good ol’ sugar instead of chalk. I like dark chocolate, but not milk chocolate unless something else is involved, like peanut butter 😀

4) What is your favorite word?

If you look through my manuscripts before I edit them, probably “almost.” I’m on a mission to stop using that word so much! But I do really love the word Sacrosanct. It just looks pleasing and I like how it sounds 😀

5) Which Valentines that you gave out as a kid were just the coolest ever?

Oh man, I know I had some pretty sweet Transformer Valentines back in the 80’s. And I also vaguely remember having some that came with these suckers where it was next to impossible to get the plastic wrap off of them. I’m not sure these were cool as much as really annoying, though!


Avon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, avon-gale-author-pic-300x300about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites. Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy. At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.

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Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday–and Happy New Year! This week’s guest is Elizabeth North. Thanks, Elizabeth.

To know more about Elizabeth North, check out her blog, or find her on Twitter  (@Elizabeth_DsP) and Facebook. Her ongoing triumph is being Executive Director of Dreamspinner Press, DSP Publications, and Harmony Ink Press.

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1) Will pretty packaging sway you to buy something you absolutely don’t need?

It won’t sway me to buy it if I don’t need it, but it will definitely influence me to choose one item over another. The small details of a well packaged item pre or post purchase make a huge difference to me. A heavy box, a ribbon for lifting out a tight fitting item, accessories neatly arranged and tucked out of sight make opening a new item a joy.

When I was in Korea last year, I bought a dozen little gifts to bring home to my family. Every store had a unique heavy paper or cloth bag with handles. They removed tags and wrapped items individually. Frequently tying them with ribbon or twine and slipping paper cutouts of leaves, birds or flowers under the tie. The paper was usually plain, and they had red ink stamp for the store that they would mark the package with before slipping it in the bag. I’ve seen items packaged after they’ve been purchased in a high-end boutique, but these were trinkets. In most cases the packaging and bag cost more than the item, but it increased their worth tenfold.

2) Dream book: Brand new and unknown or a comfort-read old favorite?

Definitely brand new. I don’t typically reread books–even old favorites. My version of revisiting a beloved book is by sharing it with someone else.

Brand new books fall into two categories for me: known and unknown. I love seeing a new book from a favorite author, but I’m delighted when I find an outstanding book from an author previously unknown to me. It is the gift of a wonderful book, plus a backlist of titles to explore.

3) Good luck food to eat for New Year: 12 grapes or sausage & lentils?

Neither? I like both, but my family never followed a good luck food tradition. After living in the south for many decades, I’ve eaten many a bowl of black-eyed peas on New Years, but I don’t plan on it ahead of time. I will share my favorite recipe.

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Ingredients

1/2 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 (8 ounce) bottle zesty Italian dressing
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
hot sauce to taste
1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro

Mix first 11 ingredients together and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours – overnight is better. Add cilantro. Serve with pita or tortilla chips.

I also attached a picture from the front of my local grocery store.

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4) What is your favorite word?

Absolutely impossible to say. I love all words. I’m a complete word geek. I will tell you a story, however.

Early in my life, my grandmother cared for me while my mother worked. To this day, I’ve never met anyone with a vocabulary greater than my grandmother’s. Most importantly, she used it. A day didn’t go by without us pulling her heavy dictionary off the shelf. She taught me that language is beautiful, that the choice of the correct word outweighed the use of a string of less precise words, and that the history of a word is as fascinating as the meaning. Her love of words was so genuine that she never came across as pretentious.

When I was thirteen, I slipped up and cursed in front of her. There was no punishment or even disapproval, but she sat me down and told me that cursing was a lazy habit because I couldn’t be bothered to come up with the appropriate adjective. That “d*#n” door is really that “stuck” door. That “as@%&le” cashier is really that “lackadaisical” cashier. In her opinion, the only proper use for a curse was an exclamation, usually of pain. She had no problem with a heart-felt expletive when you stubbed your toe on a chair in the middle of the night.

I never looked at swearing the same way again.

Bonus: http://www.wordthink.com/

5) Instead of making a resolution for yourself, is there one you would wish for others to have in their New Year?

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A few days ago on Facebook, I posted a cover to a book. Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity & Drama. That would be my New Year’s resolution. Collectively, we would be so much happier if we could stop our attraction to negativity and drama and focus on the good and joy in the world with gratitude.


A longtime lover of books and romantic fiction in 2006, elizabethnorthElizabeth North commented that someone should start a publishing company that specialized in gay romance. This sparked the creation of Dreamspinner Press, focusing on treating authors well, producing quality books that feel good to hold, and providing a happily ever after for all. Elizabeth’s gift is one of vision: she saw that the publishing industry was ready for gay romantic fiction to join the mainstream rather than being pigeonholed as a specialty genre. With extensive management experience and a master’s degree from Florida State University, she has guided the company toward a bright future, making authors’ and characters’ dreams come true and providing a great reader experience. Elizabeth is a strong believer in family, both by blood and by choice. She has a husband, four children, three dogs, two cats, and a circle of adopted sisters, but there is always room for more. With a maternal surname of Love, she knows that the emotion knows no limits.

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Happy Friday! This week’s guest is Andrew Grey. Thanks, Andrew — and happy birthday!

To know more about Andrew, check andrewgreybooks.com or find him on Facebook and Twitter. His latest literary triumph is Eyes Only For Me, available here.

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1) If you could have any five guests (historical, famous, etc) at your Thanksgiving table who would it be?

Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison.

2) Cranberry: Relish or jellied?

Definitely relish.

3) A nice brisk walk or a nice long nap to follow a big meal?  Actually both.

I’d go for a walk and then take a nap.

4) What is your favorite word?

Butthead. The one time my mother was speechless was when she was getting on my last nerve and I told her she was being a butthead.

5) What do you hope to be thankful for in 2016?

The continued health of myself and my family.


Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Andrew GreySince then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

 

Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! This week’s guest is Rose Archer. Thanks, Rose.

To know more about Rose Archer, find her buried in emails and books, busy writing tantalizing blurbs as Dreamspinner Press’ Blurb Coordinator.

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1) What everyday household chore do you get the most satisfaction from doing?

I like working outside–mowing the grass and doing yard work. I get tan in like five minutes so I can see the difference when I’m done.

2) Stay up all night to finish a Netflix binge or an entire book?

I’ve done both at various times. It depends on my mood and what I’m watching or reading and how much it holds my attention.

3) Shoes: Buy for comfort or buy for cuteness?

Flip-flops to wear from the car to the beach, Chuck Taylors for everything else.

4) What is your favorite word?

Cat 🙂

5) Which US National Landmark resonates with you most? (Monument, nature, building…)

Beaches. I love the sea and get a little depressed if I have to be away from it for too long.


Rose came to Dreamspinner with creativity quite literally seeping out of10603737_828157147223931_9051938848771379356_n her pores. Editing, painting, speculative writing… she loves it all, as evidenced by her MFAs in English and Painting. Even her hobbies are creative: cosplay, anime, collecting ball-joint dolls, and admiring the graphic arts in video games. She likes to travel with her husband and daughter and spends all her extra money on it, and she keeps house for two cats in the northeastern US.

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Happy Friday! This week’s guest is Anne Regan. Thanks, Anne.

Anne Regan is Executive Editor at Dreamspinner Press and manages the Harmony Ink Press teen LGBTQ+ fiction imprint. Her duties include submission review, editing, social media (Facebook! Twitter! Tumblr! Oh my!), and whatever else Elizabeth tells her to do. You can find her on Facebook both on her own and at the Harmony Ink page.

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1) Is there anything you thought you’d never dream of doing, but then have?

Leaving my evil day job at the beginning of this year to work full-time at Dreamspinner. It had been in the plans for at least the past three years and didn’t happen for various reasons, but at the end of January I finally pulled the plug. It didn’t help that my husband was unexpectedly downsized from his job a few months later and we went from three salaries to one, but he’s back working now, and it’s wonderful being able to focus all my energy on something I love.

2) Which store shopping spree would you rather have: arts & crafts or home & building supply?

The local Home Depot store is exactly 1.4 miles from my house. I know this because my husband shops there at least twice a week. When he was job hunting. I told him he should apply there since he has every aisle in the place memorized. We bought our home almost new when we moved to Texas, but that was 20+ years ago and like any aging property (myself included!) it has lots of little things that need repair. I also have a closet full of artsy-craftsy things I used to work on before Dreamspinner that I haven’t touched in years, so I’d definitely opt for the building supply spree. It’s good to keep my husband happy!

3) Sweet or salty snacks?

Can I cheat and say a little of both? I’m not much for purely sweet, but dark chocolate covered nut clusters? Nirvana.

4) What is your favorite word?

It may sound saccharine, but: love.  It makes everything better.

5) How would you spend an ideal rainy day?

In front of a warm fire with my six adopted sisters, reading, writing, and just being together. We usually plan an annual retreat every summer but it didn’t happen this year, and I missed it terribly. I’m looking forward to seeing most of them at the end of this month. There’s so much positive energy generated when we’re together that it fuels me for the rest of the year.


Anne Regan earned a BA in English and education before her student teaching convinced her she didn’t want a career Anne Selfie Respect 0315disciplining other people’s children. She’s spent the next thirtysome years in corporate America, moving between roles of increasing responsibility in IT project management, developing training curricula, and drafting user manuals. Anne has been part of Dreamspinner Press since its inception in 2006. She is currently Executive Editor of Harmony Ink Press, works with DSP Publications, and does anything else Elizabeth tells her needs done.

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Happy Friday! This week’s guest is Jacob Flores. Thanks, Jacob.

To know more about Jacob Flores, you can follow his musings on his blog, at his website dedicated to the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge or become a part of his social media network by visiting Facebook and Twitter. Also find him on PinterestGoodreads, and connect via GooglePlus.

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1) Is there a movie you always have to watch if you flip past it on TV?

OMG. I have so many movies I do this for. Alien, Shawshank Redemption, The Color Purple, and Gone With the Wind are just some of my must-watch movies. Whenever they’re on, I stop whatever it was I was doing to watch. Alien remains my all-time favorite though. It still gives me goosebumps when Ripley realizes she’s the only one left alive on the ship. Of course now that I’ve talked about it, I’m gonna have to go watch it.

2) On a road trip, do you stop and see all the sights or is it pedal to the metal?

It’s pedal to the metal for me. I don’t like stopping at all. The problem is I am in love with a man with a bladder the size of a peanut. He has to stop every thirty minutes it seems. Our drive from San Antonio to San Diego took forever, but I wouldn’t want to make that drive with everyone else. He’s so lucky I love him and his small bladder.

3) Band camp or space camp?

Space camp! I can’t tell you how badly I wanted to go to space camp when I was a kid. Do they even still offer it? If they did, I’d sign up. Going into space has always been a dream of mine.

4) What is your favorite word?

Turgid. Hahaha! Sorry. I just had to go there, partially because I know so many in our community hate that word, none more than Lynn West, our wonderful Editor-In-Chief at Dreamspinner. I’ve teased her that I’m going to write a novel titled A Turgid Man is Good to Find.

Seriously though, it’s hard for me to choose one word, but if I had to choose one it would be munchkin because that’s what I call my daughter. She’s the most important person in my life, so any word associated with her is my absolute favorite.

5) Do you have any hidden talent that’s come to the rescue in unexpected ways?

Well, yes. I won’t go into too much detail, but I’ll tell you this: I can do some pretty amazing tricks with my tongue that have served me well over the years.


Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. Tharp-Flores--(1179)__06_12_13At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world. Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.

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Happy Friday! This week’s guest is Clare London. Thanks, Clare.

To know more about Clare London, check out clarelondon.com or see what she’s up to on Twitter and Facebook. Among her literary triumphs is Dancing Days, available here.

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1) Are there any commercial jingles from your childhood you still sing?

For mash, get Smash. It’s that bit in the advert where the little aliens say “then they smash them all to bits!” Cracks me up every time. Will anyone know what I’m talking about? LOL

2) Sun worshiper or shade seeker?

Shade seeker. I’ve never managed to build a sexy tan! I just burn within seconds like a French fry, go scarlet and painful, then fade to less white.

3) Penguins or Golden Crunch Creams?

I thought you meant the birds Penguin for a moment LOL.Golden Crunch creams, definitely. The combination of crunch and soft filling… yum.
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4) What is your favorite word?

Indefatigable.

5) If you had a wand that could only cast one spell, what would it be?

I’d love to ask for world peace or tolerance across all of humankind, I’m just not sure how it’d roll out logistically, human nature being what it is. Does that sound defeatist?! Let’s go for it, regardless! Or I may just have a shamefully selfish day, and ask for a Lottery win LOL.


Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. clarelondonheadshotShe’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing, while friends say she’s just fickle. But as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home.

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Happy Friday! This week’s guests are Kieran and Theo. Thanks, guys.

To know more about Kieran and Theo, get Put A Ring On It by K.A. Mitchell, available from Dreamspinner Press. You can find out more about K.A.–and her other books–on her website and Twitter.

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1) Are you going to adopt… a pet?

Kieran raises a brow, and Theo tries to control a shudder at the idea. Kieran gets a mischievous smile. “What about a snake? I think they’re clean. And you don’t have to feed them often.”
Theo says, “They eat and don’t use a toilet. And they shed.”

2) Most comfortable: Preppy or grunge?

Kieran jerks a thumb at Theo. “This guy? Are you looking at him?”
Theo pulls his slacks at the knee. “Because you own so very much flannel?”

3) Champagne brunch or diner breakfast?

Theo says, “Cover your ears, Kieran.” He leans in to say confidentially, “Kieran would think it’s champagne for me, diner for him. But the truth is, now that he’s had it he loves good champagne. And I don’t like to drink in the morning. There’s something incredibly comforting in a diner breakfast.”
Kieran says, “You don’t whisper very well, Theo. The truth is,” he and Theo exchange a look, “he’s right.”

4) What is your favorite word to say to each other?

Simultaneously they say, “Shower?” and then laugh.

5) Where are you going to spend your golden anniversary?

“Take it, baby,” Theo says.
Kieran looks a little embarassed. “Hawaii,” he admits at last.
Theo leans over and kisses him for a long time.

Um, guys? Is it warm in here or is it me?


Kieran Delaney-Schwartz — adoptee, underachiever, and self-professed-slacker IT guy — lives his under-the-radar life by ringthe motto: Don’t try, don’t fail. His adopted siblings are all overachievers thanks to his driven, liberal parents, but Kieran has elected to avoid disappointing anyone by not getting their hopes up. He’s coasting through his early twenties when he’s hit head-on by Theo. The successful decade-older Broadway producer sweeps him off his feet for a whirlwind thirteen months that are pretty sweet, until it all comes screeching to a halt on Valentine’s Day, with an unexpected proposal via an NYC Times Square flash mob. Now everyone wants in on the wedding, except the grooms.

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Happy Friday! Today’s guest is Lynn West. Thanks, Lynn.

Lynn West is an actual living and breathing person. You can find proof on Facebook. She is Editor in Chief at Dreamspinner Press and its imprints Harmony Ink Press and DSP Publications.

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1) As a kid, what did you fantasize as your dream job?

I wanted to be an archaeologist. One of my first “research projects”—if you can call it that—in grade school was on a job, and that’s the one I drew out of a hat. I immediately fell in love with Egyptian mythology, pyramids, mummies, the whole nine yards. That love expanded out into any world mythologies I could find material on. Aside from the science fiction books I read at home, this fed my love for reading stories, especially love stories. Lots of love stories in mythology, ever noticed?

2) Macaroons or macarons?

Macaron. I am allergic to coconut, so most macaroons are a bad idea, and in my head, ROON = BAD. But I adore cookie sandwiches, and Elizabeth knows better than to let me go into a bakery in Europe. I guess I didn’t have a good foreign baking education, because I didn’t even know “macarons” were a thing until a few years ago when I visited London. I particularly like jam-filled.

3) Do you believe more in fate or coincidence?

Alas, to the woe of many friends, I am far too pragmatic to believe in fate and thus find myself resigned to a somewhat suspicious acceptance of coincidence. I suppose that makes my life in romantic fiction quite ironic, doesn’t it? Star-crossed lovers and all that. Perhaps that’s what makes me a better editor. I can focus on the story itself and not get caught up in the swell of violins, consuming humid heat, twinkling stars, and gasping lovers… no, not really. I’m still just as fascinated and entertained by stories about fate. But in real life, I definitely lean toward believing more in coincidence—or the fact that people twist coincidence in their favor.

4) What is your favorite word?

Unfortunately, I really can’t answer that one. I’ve had a love affair with words in multiple languages my entire life, and there’s no way I can pick one. (Although cafuné comes close. It’s Brazilian Portuguese for “tenderly stroking someone’s hair.”) But I can absolutely answer the opposite: What is your most hated word? And this really is a thing: my editors all know. I seriously—very seriously—considered outlawing use of the word totally in any Dreamspinner Press publication. Luckily, it’s not very popular in gay romance and has mostly been relegated to the realm of purple prose, although you can bet anytime one of my senior editors finds it, they bring it up during department meetings, just to taunt me with it. Curious yet?

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5) Which Wonder of the Ancient World would you visit in its prime?

Top of my list would have to be The Great Pyramid of Giza, to feed my eternal love for anything ancient Egyptian. The artwork, the tombs, the poems and stories and epics written on the walls, no wonder the Egyptians believed some souls would stay entombed there forever to watch over the dead. Plenty to read!


Lynn West is one of the founders of Dreamspinner Press and was one of the first two editors employLynn Wested by the press in January 2007. She was named Editor in Chief in January 2009. She has edited the work of more than a hundred authors, including many of the bestsellers in Dreamspinner’s catalog. Before and during the early years of Dreamspinner, Lynn worked as a professional editor in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and technical writing and was a fiction and nonfiction author, a public relations writer, and an award-winning print journalist before that, thus racking up twenty years of publishing experience as of January 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and a master’s degree in management, as well as a variety of advanced educational and training certifications.  All that boring stuff aside, Lynn’s love of reading and writing comes thanks to a dissolute youth spent devouring Science Fiction Book Club tomes from her dad’s bookshelves. Her nickname is the Wicked Witch West, though her flying monkeys (staff) insist that “wicked” is a good thing in gay romance.

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Happy Friday! This week’s guests are Ryan and Zavier. Thanks, guys.

To know more about Ryan and Zavier, nab Demon of Mine by Rayna Vause, available from Dreamspinner Press. You can find Rayna–with more of Ryan and Zavier, and her other projects–on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ryan: Ok Zav, just a few more questions to answer.
Zavier *holding up a hand to stop Ryan*: I’ve already answered questions. No more.
Ryan *sitting next to Zavier whacking his thigh*: Come on, it will be fun. There’s only 5. Besides we already agreed to do it.
Zavier: You mean we were volunteered?
Ryan *glaring*: Zavier.
Zavier *sighing*: Ok let do this.

Ryan: Question one, ‘What’s the best part of the day?’ Hmm… Dinner time. No matter how busy we get, Zav and I try to eat dinner together as much as possible.
Zavier *nodding*: I can agree with that. I love having that time near the end of the day just to sit and eat and be us.
Ryan *smiling*: Sometimes you’re so sweet.

Zavier *hunching*: Moving along. ‘What is the first thing you notice: Eyes or smile?’ Oh, this one is easy. *smiling at Ryan* It was your beautiful green eyes.
Ryan *smirking*: I thought it was my body.
Zavier *shrugs*: Well this time it was, but body wasn’t an option.

Ryan: Question three, ‘Morning bird or night owl.’ I like morning, but you’re a night owl.
Zavier: Byproduct of my job as a demon. Most of my business got done in the middle of the night. You get into a pattern.
Ryan: Makes sense.
Zavier: I do that on occasion.
Ryan *nudging Zavier with his elbow*: A very rare occasion.
Zavier *snorts*: Watch it buddy. What’s the next question?

Ryan: ‘One word to describe you current relationship.’ I’d have to go with Happy.
Zavier: Good word, I’d agree. *linking hands with Ryan*

Ryan *smiling*: Last question. ‘What would you do with a no strings attached second wish?’ That’s a tough one all things considered, I’m a little leery about wishes.
Zavier: Well I know what I’d do. I’d get a phone with teleportation capabilities. I miss teleportation. I miss it so much.
Ryan *rolling eyes*: You need to get over that. Flying is not that bad.
Zavier: It sucks large and it’s so slow.
Ryan: Alright you. Let’s go get you a little cheese to go with that whine.
Zavier: Just so long as it’s not soy cheese. *wandering off toward the kitchen*
Ryan *sighing*
Zavier. *shakes his head*

Thanks Elle for having us today! It’s been a blast.


Climbing the corporate ladder can be hell… DemonofMineAs a collections demon, Zavier grants his “clients” one wish in exchange for their souls. His job sucks, but once you make a deal with Corporate South, they own you. The trouble is, Zavier’s not a very good collections demon, with his tendencies to spurn authority and find loopholes to help deserving clients out of their contracts. He’s under scrutiny from the head of his department, who would quite literally like to see him burn. He just needs to close a simple deal to get upper management off his back. Instead, he meets Ryan. Ryan is desperately searching for a way to save his dying sister. He doesn’t believe in magic and demons, but he’s out of options. Zavier’s not what he expects in a demon, and even more unexpected is the strong sense of familiarity—very intimate familiarity. While trying to free Ryan from his contract, Zavier discovers secrets unscrupulous even by South standards. Exposing them could cost Zavier everything, but it might be Ryan’s only hope. [Amazon || Barnes&Noble || All Romance eBooks]