I would like to thank Tia Fielding for taking the time to talk to us about Mirage. Check out Caroline’s review for Mirage here. There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.
Your latest release is Mirage from Dreamspinner Press. What can you tell us about it?
Mirage was a long time coming kind of a story. I had a version of the first five pages on my computer since… I think May 2012. It needed a certain mindset, and when I finally got it out of my head I was super relieved, because it was DONE. I know itís the same with pretty much all finished stories, but for some reason this one was closer to my heart, maybe, than many others I’ve written.
What part of a new story comes to you first?Characters? Plot? A scene? A theme? Or does it vary from book to book?
Completely depends on the story. With Mirage, it was Jasper who came to me first. With my previous novel, Positive, it was the thought of ‘what if someone tried to sharpshoot people with darts filled with HIV positive blood’.
What do you think is the most rewarding thing about writing M/M versus other genres?
Even after writing M/M for years now, it stays interesting because it’s GLBTQ and let’s face it, I kind of like guys together. I identify as a pansexual genderqueer, which means Iím very much GLBTQ, but then there isnít much demand for stories outside M/M or F/F (which is a small niche market in itself, even now), and trans stories, although important to tell, are far and few as well. M/M is, maybe weirdly, a way for me to figure out stories from my own queer perspective.
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?
Write, write, write, and make sure you stay away from any negative energy, whether it be other authors/writers OR negative reviews. Oh and you should totally find Neil Gaimanís ìMake Good Artî speech on youtube and watch it. It might just change your life.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I’d like to be able to herd cats. Yes, thatís a valid superpower!
If you could get one thing from a sex toy store without question, what would it be?
Hmm… Without a question… I don’t think there’s much I would need or want and not be able to just go get it, to be honest.
What book do you keep by your bed/What are you currently reading?
I’ve just started the new book by Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow, called Killing Time. I love these authors, but I donít generally read magic stuff at all, so itís been interesting. Love it so far!
If you could be any Disney character who would you be, and why?
My first instinct is to say Eeyore, because he’s my spirit animal (and the Winnie the Pooh movies are largely made by Disney, I think.) The other answer would be Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but without the Stockholm Syndrome.
What are you currently working on? What is next?
I’m writing my story for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s event, actually. Funnily enough the story I’m actually writing outside the event is the first book of two set in the same ‘universe’ in which the Love’s Landscapes Event’s story takes place in. The story I’m writing now is pretty much a point of view of one of the MCs in the second book, while part of their story is happening. Does that make sense? It does to me! 😉
Where can readers find you on the web?
My website is at http://www.tiafielding.com, and Iíd suggest you Like me on FB at http://www.facebook.com/authortiafielding as well. Oh and for all your Not Safe For Work fun times, you can check out my ìinspiration archivesî on Tumblr. (http://tiafieldingwrites.tumblr.com/)
From the Publisher:
When forty-six-year-old washed-up country musician Jasper “Red” Blue looks at the past, all he sees is a series of failures. His one treasured success is six years battling alcoholism without the help of AA. To secure his children’s future, Jasper desperately wants to produce a new album, but he can’t write alone. And he won’t work with just anyone.
Jasper’s record company manages to secure the writer of one of the biggest country music songs in recent history to help write the album. Cade Wallace is a long-haired former soul surfer, devastatingly handsome, talented, and willing to take a chance on the rugged musician. Jasper, on the other hand, is deep in the closet.
With Jasper’s career hanging in the balance, he can’t promise Cade anything, and Cade eventually heads back to his full-time job as a truck driver, taking Jasper’s hopes of a relationship with him. If Jasper’s dream of a life together is ever to come true, he will have to take some big risks, putting both his career and his children’s security on the line.
About the Author
Tia Fielding is a thirty-something Scandinavian. She is a self-proclaimed queer person, lover of everything pretty, witty people, words, cats, sarcasm, autumn, and caffeine. (Lots of caffeine.)
Tia started writing stories early in life, almost as soon as she learned how to write. Her early stories about horses and ghosts have now turned into romantic tales about people in love, but her early enthusiasm and imagination still runs wild. After losing the thread of her writing in her teens, Tia rediscovered the joy of writing stories through fan fiction, which kick-started her publishing career. Tia is not ashamed of her past of borrowing other people’s characters, but has found creating her own much more satisfying.
In 2013 one of Tia’s novels was recognized by the industry’s Rainbow Awards in the Best LGBT Erotic Romance (Bobby Michaels Award) category.
Tia Fielding has kindly offered an ecopy of Mirage to 1 lucky commenter. You must answer the following question to be entered in the drawing:
What is your favorite song at the moment?
Contest ends 22 Mar @ 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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