RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER
My blog has been up and running since the early summer and has now been tagged for a blog hop.
The “Next Big Thing” blog hop gives authors an opportunity to highlight upcoming work and their blogs.
What is the title of your book?
Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player: The Ice Men of Copenhagen.
Where did the idea for the book come from?
Rugby has played a major part of my sporting life, and I have had the opportunity to play with some great teams. As a bisexual man, I’ve been able to combine my love of sport with my love of hot men and hot sex. It’s over the top fantasy stuff and nicely silly and raunchy! The main character is not meant to be me, well not totally, but it is what turns me on!
What genre does your book fall under?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It’s self-published. I’ve been lucky with respect to a very sexy editor!
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It’s a cheeky little read of about 12,500 words. For my short reads, I aim for about an hour’s reading. I think an hour is time enough to get hot and bothered! I guess it took a few weeks to write, but I’ve had a few rewrites, as more ideas popped into my head. Plus, having a few other projects on the go has slowed up the release.
Give a one-sentence synopsis of your novel:
The sport of rugby and the camaraderie of his team have imbued a young man with the confidence to be openly gay and enjoy life, seizing each decadent opportunity in front of him.
What other works would you compare your story to?
It’s hard for me to compare my writing to other writers, as I simply have not come across many others like me. My writing is highly descriptive, more so than any other writer I have read, and I think that makes me unique. I always aim to put the reader into the body of the character to taste, feel and smell all his experiences first-hand. Humour is my favourite tool to bring across any point.
I am writing from a male perspective, and compared to female authors, my writing is extremely graphic. My writings are always imbued with a sense of fun and show life in its imperfect perfection! If you can’t laugh at yourself, then you are taking life way too seriously. As my website says, “Life should be fun, and fun should be everywhere!”
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The story was inspired by the post-rugby-tournament parties I’ve attended over the past 15 years. They can be totally wild, with way too much drinking and way too much singing. The feelings after 3 days of hard rugby are a real mix, but the outcome is the same. You drink if you win; you drink if you lose, and you hunt! I wanted to capture those feelings and reflect on the simple joys of playing rugby and having great sex.
What else might pique the reader’s interest?
The story essentially explores some of the crazy things one experiences on tour. You think you’ve seen it all, but in fact, you ain’t seen nothin yet!
So that is plenty about me and my writing, I have tagged the following authors, who will each post about one of their books next Wednesday. In the meanwhile, why not visit them already to sample some of their work.