M.A. Church, one of my fav authors, is here today. We're all anxious to hear about the new release - To Touch The Sky - but first...
An Interview with M.A. Church
Welcome! I think the readers would love to know how you came up with the idea for this story?
Westerns, lol. The great American untamed wild, wild West. That’s where the seed for this series came from. When it comes to cowboys and Indians, I’ll take the Indians every time. I wanted to do a series based on American Indians and how their lives intertwine with their totem spirits.
How do you celebrate a new book?
A bowl of ice cream and maybe some chocolate, lol. I’m not supposed to eat that kind of stuff, so it’s a real treat.
Do you plot and outline or do you write by the seat of your pants?
*laugh* Okay, what I mean is I have an idea of the story—a very basic outline. The characters are already talking to me. Or sometimes they’re yelling right in my ear. So, I usually have the Who, When, and Why.
As I write, the story tends to build, and ‘what’ is the concept I’m working on. For example what’s the conflict, what’s their motivation, what the hell are these two doing, lol???
I’m pretty flexible with a story. I’ve started out with an idea and have ended up going in a completely different direction. That doesn’t mean I’m always happy with my characters for pulling stunts like that.
If your book were made into a movie what actors would star in it?
Jay Tavare was the character inspiration for Hawk. Lucas Till as Simon, but he wasn’t the one I used as inspiration.
What do you do while writing that others might find unusual?
I really don’t do anything odd. I mean, I have my Coke by me, my blanket, the cat, and my cell. What more do I need, lol? I do get up and walk around about every half hour since I had back surgery years ago. Otherwise, when I get up I move like a ninety-year-old woman. Not a pretty sight.
Which of your books was the most difficult to write?
The Bad Boys Club. It’s a dark desires series and there aren’t really any good guys in it. Oh, the sex is still smoking hot, but there’s no halos in this series. It was so hard because this isn’t what I normally write. No fluff here, lol, or sweetness.
Which of your books was the most fun to write?
I’d have to say Trouble Comes in Threes. I ripped the thing to shreds several times, lol, but I truly had fun with the characters. Kirk made a huge impression on me that’s still there.
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MA-Church/173797619379487
Other: Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007A8JA4C
Other: Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5141393.M_A_Church
To Touch The Sky
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
He can run, but he can’t hide…
Centuries ago, Hawk made a terrible mistake which has haunted him since. Fear of responsibility and feelings of unworthiness leads him to denying the mate Wha-tay showed him in a vision. So now Hawk runs his bar, has casual sex, and never, ever dates men with blond hair and brown eyes. But then Simon walks into his bar, and the future he’s feared is about to end up in a brawl if Hawk doesn’t do something—fast.
Simon Carter has a smart mouth and a bulldog temperament. So when Hawk runs, Simon pursues the sexy man, only to be rejected. Just as Simon decides to give up, someone—or something—visits him to change his mind… and scares him to death. Now Simon is backpedaling, and Hawk is in pursuit.
Desperate to reassure Simon, and keep him safe, Hawk is forced to reveal his secrets before he’s ready. Can Simon learn to accept things aren’t always as they seem? Is the connection between them strong enough to help Hawk overcome centuries of pain? The only way the two men will move beyond Hawk’s past is for both of them to take a leap of faith.
Categories: Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranormal (shifters), Romance
Two hours later he was back up, pacing the floor, beyond annoyed. Why was he doing this now? He knew who his mate was supposed to be, and he wanted no part of it. He was responsible for himself only, and he liked it that way. Too bad the spirit that shared his body didn’t agree.
Really? What about all those people at the bar who depend on you?
“It’s not the same thing, and you know it.” A quick glance out his bedroom window confirmed dawn was about to break.
Freaking A, arguing with you is like arguing with a signpost. Why don’t you go stretch your wings, old man? We’ll chill on the breeze. Shift and we’ll find a nice juicy pigeon or rabbit for breakfast. That sounds dee-lish.
Hawk rolled his neck. His totem spirit’s mentality was that of a fifteen-year-old hopped up on sugar and running on three hours of sleep. The spirit was very old, but damned if it acted its age.
Whatever, dude. Just do something, will ya?
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