WELCOME READER BEVERLY!
Do you read the sex scenes first before reading the book?
No. I like a bit of foreplay before the main event.
In your opinion, what are the most important elements in a good romance?
Elements for a good romance include a solid connection, a getting to know you phase and for me a HEA.
How soon is too soon to say, "I love you"?
Depends on the situation. It would take me a while to say I love you and mean it. It's not something that
comes easy for me.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I have no reason to believe in love at first sight unless it's a really cool vintage purse.
Should a romance be mostly about the relationship, or should there be an even mixture of romance and action?
Action and romance is fine. I like some conflict and adventure, it's all good.
What is something that will send you screaming out of a book?
Flashbacks send me screaming loudly. I detest them.
How much is too much when it comes to BDSM?
BDSM stories where the submissive is too much of a pet/slave. An extreme amount of blood play is a turn off.
What's the difference between a "bad" review and a "negative" review?
A bad review is a honest critique with informative reasons why the book failed. A negative review is frequently harsh without valid reasons and often times aimed at the author instead of the written word.
Do you think authors overreact to harsh criticism?
Some authors do overact to bad reviews. There's oneauthor that comes to mind who whines and moans constantly and it's become tiresome. If you take the good you have to take the bad too.
What is your favorite sex position?
I don't have a favorite sex position although I prefer to bottom,so to speak.:) I'm versatile.
Is two better than one?
Better,no. Fun,it can be.
How many is too many in a relationship?
In a relationship two is hard enough. Three or more I just can't imagine in real time.
Do you prefer internal (relationship) or external (fighting the bad guy) conflict?
Is there anything you won’t read?
I avoid dubious consent/rape stories and I don't care for" hairy daddy bear" ones. Amnesiacs and twins who trade places bother me.
Do you like long series? Or do you think more than six books is too much?
I like long series if they are written well and keep me engaged,
How many chances will you give a new-to-you author before you stop reading his/her books?
If the first book is crap it's hard for me to give it a second chance. If I do it better be good or I'm not wasting my time or money.
What is your opinion on capture fantasy?
Capture Fantasy, not my thing.
Do you have a favorite type of M/M pairing? (two alphas, Dominant/submissive, alpha male with a smaller mate, etc.)
Alpha male with a smaller male I like. Two alphas are good too especially if both are in law enforcement.
What is your favorite sex toy?
Costumes are my favorite sex toy.
Is there anything you feel is being overdone right now?
Gay for You theme has pretty much run its course. Everyone is doing BDSM and it should be a written rule that only the experienced should apply. There are a few authors who understand the scene and get it right. It's not something to dabble in to sell books.
Is there anything you wish more authors wrote?
I would love more sexy rock star love, fairies and angels would be nice too.
How long do you like your books?
I'm good with a longer book but I get itchy scratchy when it's over 300 pages in e-book format. I prefer to read longer books in paper form.
What is the one thing in a sex scene that will always get your motor running?
I like it when they go at it hard against a wall and then someone drops to the knees and takes care of things.
Does an author’s personal attitude affect if you will read his/her books?
Definitely, I've stopped buying a couple of authors books for that exact reason.
Is there anything else you want to say to authors?
Keep doing what you're doing because you are my rock stars. There's almost nothing better than a good book.
And that's a wrap! Thanks to all the readers who took the time to answers these questions.
Here's one more for the road: Sex outside of the main relationship. What do you think as a reader?
Scenario 1: Bob and Dylan (you like that right?) break up on their one year anniversary. Three months later, Dylan meets Matt. They have a one night stand. Three months after that, Bob and Dylan get back together.
Ya or Nay? Should Dylan just keep it in his pants until he is back with Bob where he belongs?
Scenario 2: Nick hooks up with a guy at the bar. Typical club hookup, not going beyond a good, hard *cough* "handshake" in the alley. Two days later, Nick meets Cage. They fall madly in love and live happily-ever-after.
Ya or Nay? Does it lose something if either character is having sex outside of the relationship? Even if it's not actually cheating?