Twin Lurve and The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Week 26: THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP
There are the books everyone has heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just waiting to be found, and that’s what this blog hop is all about: the books you might not have heard about, but that you might end up loving.

This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags five other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag five new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound to find some books you’ll love! Maybe you’ll even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.

I was tagged by WT Prater. You can learn more about her book, The Six Sides of Love (The Chosen Family Chronicles- Volume One) on her blog!

And so, without further ado, the questions for this blog hop . . .

1: What is the working title of your book? Men of Tokyo: Forbidden Cravings (Series: White Tigers)

2: Where did the idea come from for the book? The two heroes, Mod and Tatou, are recurring characters in my White Tigers series and the time has finally come for their story to be told.

3: What genre does your book fall under? Contemp GLBT fiction, Drama, Erotic Romance, Multi-cultural and…ahem…Twincest

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Ooh, hmm, let me think. For these guys I think Dean Cain in a dual role would work just fine, although I’m certainly open to suggestions. :)

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Some cravings will not be denied, no matter how taboo…

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? My book will be published by Ai Press although the other books in the series are currently available at Total-E-Bound Publishing.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I’m not even sure at this point because I am also a publisher and have to edit other authors’ work. It’s been close to a year and I’m just closing in on finishing.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Any M/M erotic romances that contain Twincest would compare.

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book? Honestly, my readers have inspired this particular title. I had thought the White Tigers series basically written out and wasn’t going to write Mod and Tatou’s story. But I’ve had so much praise and support from readers who love this series I realized that it would be selfish to end it there.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Hmm, not sure. I guess for readers who enjoy yaoi style M/M and/or M/M set in Japan would enjoy this story. I write the elements that draw me to a story, so people of similar interests will be drawn too.

Here is a list of authors who will be joining the hop for week 27 on January 2, 2013. I hope you’ll visit their blogs next week and learn more about their books. Maybe one of them will become your new favorite author! And with that . . . Tag . . . YOU’RE IT! . . . .Mya and D.H. Starr

Latest good stuff

Hi everyone – Sorry I haven’t been able to post any personal stuff lately. Since I opened Ai Press, working as a publisher leaves less time for writing. But I assure you I am hard at work on the next White Tigers book, Men of Tokyo: Forbidden Cravings. If you’ve read the series, then you’ll know the gorgeous twins, Mod and Tatou haven’t had their story told yet. So please, stay tuned for that!

In the meantime, in case you haven’t heard, this is my latest release with hot M/M author D.H. Starr. We are pleased and happy to bring you our favorite theme in this collection of novellas. My story, Blind Love is set in the same world as Flying Fish. If you’ve read that story, you’ll remember Genji’s fellow kabuki acting troupe member Aoki, who helped Genji with his makeup and covered for him when his lover came to see him in his dressing room. Well, Aoki doesn’t get his own samurai ry, BUT, he plays a key (and enticing role) in this story as well. Hope you’ll check it out!

Friends to Lovers
Authors: D.H. Starr; Sedonia Guillone
Genre: M/M; Anthology
eISBN: 9781937796174
MSRP: 7.99
You pay: 5.79

Cover art: Les Byerley

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What do an advertising executive, an Olympic skater and an 18th century samurai have in common? Each is in love with his best friend and knows he’s found his soul mate. But is Fate destined to give him his heart’s desire? A timeless theme explored in three sizzling M/M stories by two of today’s favorite authors, D.H. Starr and Sedonia Guillone.

It Was Always You (D.H. Starr) A drama club geek and a consummate jock—hardly a formula for friendship. Yet Caleb Richards and Kevin O’Brien have been best friends since high school. Kevin’s free spirited ways brought Caleb out of his shell, and Caleb introduced Kevin to a world outside of sports. When Kevin came out to Caleb as gay, all the things he’d thought were wrong about himself suddenly seemed right…except for his inability to say the four words that could open the door to his ultimate happiness: I love you, Kevin. Years later, when Caleb finally faced his fear and plans to finally tell Kevin, “It was always you,” he’s a bit too late: Kevin tells him he’s found someone. How will a friendship ever become more now?

Blind Love (Sedonia Guillone) After a harrowing seventeen-year separation, Hirata Morimasa leaves his home and secure future to search for his childhood friend, Sho. Blinded by illness when they were children, Sho was sent away, apprenticed to a blind masseur (an anma) to learn his trade, and then disappeared. Desperate to find the other half of his heart and soul, Hirata willingly sacrifices the prestige and security of his father’s dojo to find him. When an anma who looks exactly like Sho crosses his path in front of a gambling parlor one day, the man flatly denies he is Sho. Hirata knows better and is determined to get the truth…and to get back the friend he’d lost. However, even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate, Sho has…changed…in ways Hirata could not have prepared for in his wildest imaginings, changes that could continue to keep them apart…forever.

Skating For Gold (D.H. Starr) Joined by sorrow, Olympic figure skating hopeful Devon Hayes met champion Lance Dawes at a time when both their worlds were falling apart. Devon lost his mother to cancer and Lance’s family rejected him for being gay. When Devon leaves for college, a door seems to close on any hopes for something more than friendship…until Fate provides a second chance. Devon returns home to train with Lance. As the Olympic trials draw closer and their love grows stronger, the tug-of-war between desire and ambition threatens to ruin everything. If they can’t discover what matters most, they might end up with nothing.

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