Monday, February 27, 2012

Guest Author Day with Sue Brown & a Contest

Give a warm welcome to author Sue Brown who is on a blog tour for her book, Final Admission.

Sue is giving away one e-copy of Final Admission to one lucky reader. Leave a comment with your email address included in case your name is drawn for Sue to be entered. Contest ends March 1st, 2012. Winner to be announced here on this post.

How long have you been writing? What inspired you to pick the pen up one day and create characters that capture the imagination? I started writing 5 years ago. Before then I’d made the odd futile attempts at writing sci-fi and fantasy, but I’d never had a strong enough plot to carry a whole plot. As some of you may know, my moment of epiphany arrived when I woke up to see Captain Jack Harkness kissing Captain Jack Harkness on Torchwood; a tender moment that in true Princess Bride terms, was the most pure kiss I’d ever seen. That was it for me. Suddenly I had my genre. Luckily I had a friend (an amazing fanfic writer) to ask for help. She got me set up on Livejournal, and there I was; a brand, shiny new writer. The transition from fanfic to published fiction was mainly due to some of my lj friends, RJ Scott and Diane Adams starting their publishing career. If it hadn’t been for RJ I’m not sure I could have done it. She was amazing.

What makes your characters so vulnerable yet strong? Can you describe them to us? What do you do when characters stop talking to you when writing? I’m a kitchen sink writer. I want my characters to have real emotions. I’m not overly fond of alpha males or weak little boys. I read them, but I can’t write them. I like my men to have all the faults of the men we love. I am accused at times of creating unlikeable characters because they aren’t perfect. My boys don’t talk to me. They lead me by the nose and write the damn book themselves.

You have some great secondary characters in your books. Will we see spin offs in regards to them in their own story lines? Do you prefer writing series books over non series or does it matter? I love my secondary characters, and in my Morning Report series, Tommy and Noah get their day. There is a third from a character in Complete Faith. However, and I’ll be honest here, I’m not strong on writing sequels. I don’t see it handled well with many authors that I love and respect.

What do you think is the level of sensuality/heat in your books? What can readers expect from your books with respect to sexual content and sensuality. It varies as with all my books. Morning Report was as close to erotica as I’ll get whilst still having a plot. I think that as I go on, I prefer to have more plot and less sex. Having said that, if sex/love-making is essential to the plot, then it will be included. 

If you could travel to any time period, where would you and why?
Hollywood has come calling and is interested in Nothing Ever Happens. You get to pick the actors to play the main characters Drew and Nathan. What book do you choose and who do you choose to play these characters? Oooh I was thinking about this only yesterday. Okay, Nothing Ever Happens because it is a real tear-jerker at times. I can’t deny my ideal pairing *cough Jensen and Jared*, but if time has moved on and they are *shock horror* too old to play Drew and Nathan, who would I pick? Hmmm, Sean Paul Lockhart (Brent Corrigan, yes, I know) to play Drew, and Nathan… heck, I’ve no idea. Any suggestions?

What is your one favorite foods to enjoy? Only one? Um, chocolate/coffee/wine. What do you mean, that’s three? They are essential food groups.

Any weird cravings when writing? See the above.

Anything else to add? Thank you for having me here, Dawn. Is there anything else you’d like to know about me?

Reviews of Sue's Books from Love Romances & More Reviews:

Final Admission by Sue Brown
Noble Romance
Contemporary M/M

James Trenchard is a dick. Everyone in Bingwell, Brock, and Bacon says so, and after Ethan’s first encounter with the man, he agrees. Ethan resolves to avoid James but ends up working closely with him and discovers the lawyer's hiding a secret from the world. Ethan also realizes he's falling too hard too fast. Ethan has to decide if he should help James and risk getting entangled in the mess James has gotten himself into, or move on. But walking away from love is never a simple decision to make.


Jason said...

sounds like a great book! :)


Maya said...

Great interview! And I concur - chocolate/coffee/wine is an essential part of a *cough*healthy*cough* diet! :)

The new book sounds like a good one!


Valerie said...

Can't wait to read this one :)


Morgana said...

I'm dying to read this book! Count me in, please :)