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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Alex Carreras: Author Interview and Giveaway


Please say hello to my guest, author Alex Carreras, who has a new book out at Siren-bookstrand--Heat 4 Siesta Heat. Alex is on the hot seat today. Ask a question or leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of Heat 3 Summer Heat: Back to the Farm.

Welcome Alex. How long have you been writing?

Alex: Thanks for having me. I have been writing since my mother placed a pencil in my little hand at around the age of five. I believe my first story had to do with ducks. Now I write about sexy and tortured men. Much more fun to write about than fowl.
Describe for us your typical writing day.

Alex:  My typical day is not that glamorous unfortunately. I usually wander to my computer wrapped in my stinky but lucky robe, a cup of coffee gripped in my left hand and with my right, I am hunting and pecking at my keyboard at what I wrote the day before. After a few more cups of coffee and a quick shower is when the real writing begins.
How do you come up with your titles and character names?

Alex: Sometimes a title or characters name comes at me from out of nowhere like a flash of lightening. But other times…. You get the drift.

When creating your characters, do you have models in mind or are they totally fictional?

    Alex: Oh I definitely have a few guys in mind when I’m creating and writing characters. I spend hours finding the perfect model for inspiration.
As a gay fiction writer, do you feel that the trend is changing? Is the genre becoming more mainstream?                                                                                                           

Alex: I definitely believe the genre is becoming more mainstream. It is growing leaps and bounds. A decade ago, we had very little to choose from in gay literature. Today the possibilities are endless. Thankfully.
Recently, a writer sabotaged her career by answering a bad review on a blog. How would you have handled this and do you think authors should answer their reviews?

Alex: I will answer this question by NOT answering this question.
What would YOU like your readers to know about this series or you in general?        

Alex: First and foremost, I love writing this series and plan on continuing it. I grew up on a farm and when I’m writing a book set on a farm, I relive all those moments that I love to hate. Wiping cows utters are no fun, but the farm hands are.
Upcoming releases?  

  Alex:  My next release is the fourth in the Heat Series, Siesta Heat. It is based in the affluent area of Siesta Key, Florida where the “Haves” play hard and the “Have not’s” play even harder.
Can you tell us what you're working on now?

       

         Alex: I am so proud to say that my next series is the first installment of my erotic paranormal romance, The Count of Aragon: Book of Adam. It is based in the city of Zaragoza, Spain where my parents met and where I once lived. It is a magical city filled with attractive men and many, many stories. I’m not so sure if there are any vampires in Zaragoza, but I wouldn’t doubt it. It should be available in October from SirenBookstrand.

Thanks so much for coming by.
Readers, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to get a copy of Heat 3 Summer Heat: Back to the Farm. We'll announce the winner Monday August 13.





Siesta Heat
Heat 4
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

This title is offered at a 10% new release discount. Offer ends midnight CST, August 11th. http://www.bookstrand.com/siesta-heat

Wanting a new start, Derek Johnson moves to Siesta Key, Florida, in search of a new life among the endless stretches of sandy white beaches and lush tropical landscape.

Born into a super rich and affluent family, Cody Connors returns to Siesta Key and his parents' home with his tail between his legs, jobless and penniless with no future in sight…at least a future he wants.

Meeting on the dunes one afternoon and instantly attracted to each other, their fateful hookup turns into something more. But are they willing to accept each other’s differences and fall in love? Or will they deny their true feelings and walk away?

Between the hot, sunny days and warm tropical nights, Derek and Cody do everything but take a siesta, causing plenty of heat all of their own.

Summer Heat: Back to the Farm
Heat 3
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, sex toys, HEA]
Available at Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/summer-heat-back-to-the-farm

Returning to the farm where they first met, Hunter Cross and Travis Mitchell prepare for a weekend of family fun celebrating the upcoming wedding of Andrea and Bill, Hunter's mother and Travis's uncle, while also reuniting with Jaxson Mitchell, Travis's cousin, and his new boyfriend, Dr. Chase Cameron. What they get instead is a less-than-friendly welcome from Jared and Derek Johnson, brothers working on the farm that have secrets about the past, especially Hunter's.

Fighting for their love and their lives, Hunter and Travis once again prove their love is as strong as the day they first met a year ago while working in the oppressive summer's heat of Virginia. Introducing two new characters to the Heat series and reuniting the characters of the first and second, the normally sleepy, Southern farm transforms into a place where dreams are made but could be just as easily broken.


Find out more about Alex:
http://www.bookstrand.com/alex-carreras




   


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12 comments:

Yvette said...

I read the first two books in the series and loved them! I am looking forward to books 3 and 4. Will there be more after that?
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

Gregory Payne/Alex Carreras said...

Absolutely, Yvette!

Anonymous said...

Yum! These sound hot! I love discovering a new author. Thanks for sharing.
Susan
fishywoman1@yahoo.com
Oh and please include me in the giveaway.

Me: said...

Congrats on another release, Alex!

Gregory Payne/Alex Carreras said...

WooHoo! Thank you!

JP said...

Good luck with the new release. Your books sound great. Please count me in for the giveaway.

Becky said...

I already have all 4 books, so don't count me for the contest :) I just wanted everyone to know that they are a great read! And I can't wait for more!

Gregory Payne/Alex Carreras said...

Thanks, Becky! You are my best friend for life!

Slick said...

Great interview! I always like looking into the minds of the writers I read. Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Just commenting. :D I already read book 3... :D.. and LOVED it...

Gale Stanley said...

And the winner is...
Congrats to Yvette! Your book is on the way. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Happy Reading!

Gregory Payne/Alex Carreras said...

Congratulations, Yvette! Please contact me and let me know how you like Heat #3.