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Quintette of Questions: Jay Hogan

This week’s new romance release interview is with Jay Hogan:

Jay Hogan

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

The book is called First Impressions and funnily enough the title came to me as I began writing. Until then I had simply labelled it ‘MM on the go’ and then half way through the third chapter it sailed into my thinking. After all, the story is about dismissing possibilities based on first impressions and past history. Something we all do. Having a fixed idea of what we are looking for and struggling to accept anything different as having a chance.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Matt Bomer for Michael and Jason Lewis for Josh

3. What five words best describe your story?

Enemies to lovers, forgiveness, hope, crime ( 6, I know).

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?

Sam and Ryan in The Lightning Struck Heart by TJ Klune, and Sam’s band of misfits.

5. What song always makes you cry? 

Rise Again by The Rankin Family (Canadian)  about losing someone  and seeing the lost person in the faces of their children.

About First Impressions

Michael:
Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one, and then I threw in another couple just for good measure. I screwed up my life big time but I made it through. I was lucky.

Then I was given the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in Auckland, NZ, ‘The City of Sails’. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to get my life back together. I grabbed it and packed my new set of golden rules with me.

I don’t do relationships.
I don’t do commitment.
I don’t do white picket fences.
And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world.

Josh:
The only thing I know for certain about Dr. Michael Oliver is the guy is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I’d barely survived the last one of those in my life.  Once was more than enough.

The man might be gorgeous but my eleven-year-old daughter takes number one priority and I won’t risk her being hurt again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain in the ass, bigoted parents.

I don’t have time for games.
I don’t have time for taking chances.
I don’t have time for more complications in my life.
And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.

About Jay Hogan

Jay is a New Zealand author writing in the LGBTQIA genre in MM Romance and Fantasy.

She has travelled extensively and lived in many places including the US, Canada, France, Australia and South Korea, and loves to add experiences from these adventures into her writing.

She is a cat aficionado especially of Maine Coons, and an avid dog lover (but don’t tell the cat). She loves to cook- pretty damn good, loves to sing – pretty damn average, and as for parenting a gorgeous daughter-well that depends on the day.

She has lovely complex boys telling sweet sexy stories in her head that demand attention and a considerable number of words to go with them. Their journeys are never straightforward and can even surprise Jay, but the end is always satisfying.

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Quintette of Questions: Nicole Field

This week’s new romance release interview is with Nicole Field:

Nicole Field

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title?

This book was previously published under the name Gothic. Titles are always the most difficult thing for me. I try to name books before I actually get through to finishing writing them. The unfortunate problem with that system is that, sometimes, the novel’s title doesn’t fit with the novel anymore.

That was the case with this book. After several drafts to get it to its current form, I threw aside the name Gothic, and chose Changing Loyalties.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Oh goodness. Maybe I’m not particularly creative, as all four of these actors come from the last 10 years, but in my head, the casting of my main characters would be as follows:

Main character Dahlia: Mila Kunis
Love Interest Elliott: Ian Somerhalder
Love interest Bianca: Melissa George
Best friend Renee: Ksenia Solo

3. What five words best describe your story?

Polyamorous, paranormal romance, drama city.

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?

I’ve always loved Joscelin and Phedre from Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey, but I’m also a huge fan of Mercy and Adam from Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thomspson novels!

5. What song always makes you cry?

For me, that song is ‘It Can’t Rain All the Time’ by Jane Siberry, and features in the 90s movie, The Crow. Whenever I hear that song, I am filled with imagery of falling rain, darkened streets, and despair so deep that you need the reminder this song offers.

‘It can’t rain all the time
The sky won’t fall forever.’

The movie itself is so atmospheric, and I love it when a song like this one can transport you without you even needing to turn on the DVD player.

About Changing Loyalties

When Dahlia finds the body of her father, a werewolf, brutally murdered and left to die alone, she’s left with more questions and grief than answers. But who or what killed him remains unknown, and it soon becomes clear her father isn’t the killer’s only target.

Adding to the growing pile of mysteries in her life is the new job—for a company that seems to be run by the kind of people who have no qualms about murdering werewolves. Even more frustrating, Dahlia’s new boss, Bianca, is curt and rude—and far more intriguing than seems fair.

About Nicole Field

Nicole writes across the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. She lives in Melbourne with her fiancee, two cats, and a bottomless cup of tea. She likes candles, incense and Gilmore Girls.

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