KC Wells talks Learning to Love: Final Exam and Interviews ~ Guest Blog, Interview, Excerpt, Giveaway, Rafflecopter

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Title: Learning to Love: Final Exam
Author: KC Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

10 questions I wish I had been asked in an Interview:

So…. Ten Questions I Wish I’d Been Asked During An Interview…

Is there a book you’d LOVE to write but haven’t gotten up the nerve yet?

Well, yeah, there is. I’ve been thinking about writing a story about a man who visits the States, to say goodbye to his boyfriend who died during 9/11. Once he finally gets to the memorial, he is overcome with emotion. A guy comforts him and takes him for a drink to help him calm down. They chat and then go their separate ways.

Except they keep meeting up.

And when the visiting Brit is invited to his Good Samaritan’s home, he is surprised to find he has two partners, who welcome him – well, two third of them welcome him.

And then events take a surprising turn….

So that would be me writing a MMMM….

2. Okay, so what is this with you and porn stars? ’Cause there seem to be a few of them around lately….

Er… yes… About them….

It all started when I went to a book signing for A Thing of Beauty by Jake Jaxson and RJ Sebastian. They brought three young men with them – Jake Bass, Levi Karter and Max Ryder. Then Darius Ferdynand turned up. They were the sweetest, loveliest young men. (Well, Jake Bass was doing his utmost to show his mean, moody side, but when that boy smiles…wow)

I became friends with them on FB and a couple of them followed me on Twitter.
I had the idea of putting Levi Karter and a few others on a cover for a book I was writing, A Bond of Three, so I contacted RJ Sebastian.

Then I got to visit JJ, RJ and Benny in New York, and met Ricky Roman, Tayte Hanson and Duncan Black. Meeting Duncan was sooo strange – I’d spent the last three months looking at his and Levi’s pics as inspiration for my ménage story. They were my Princes, and there they were in the same room. Duncan loved the idea of being a Prince. Oh, nearly forgot – I met Levi Michaels too.

So yes, I went from leading a quiet, sheltered life (snort yeah, you’ve read my books, right?) to meeting several Cockyboys who were very polite, very welcoming, inspirational and a joy to have a conversation with. Jake Jaxson, you should be very proud.

3. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your first book?
Hoo yeah, would I?

When I read through Michael & Sean now, I am struck by just how much sex is in there. I mean, these two were at it like BUNNIES! And come to think of it, Evan & Daniel, and Josh & Chris weren’t that much better. So yes, a lot less sex. These days, I think very carefully before adding a sex scene. ‘Does it move the story along? Does it reveal something important about the characters? Does it help a character to grow / accept something, etc?’ If I get a Yes, then in it goes. If not….bye bye.

4. Do you think any of your books would make a good movie?

Oh yes! The one I’ve just written, A Bond of Three, would make a fantastic movie!
And if they’re going to make a movie of Fifty Shades, then Collars & Cuffs might get a look in one day…

Hmmm…maybe not.

5. A lot of MM books are appearing as audiobooks. Who would you LOVE to have record your books?

Sigh…. That’s easy. Dirk Caber. He’s a porn actor and classical musician and composer, partner to Jesse Jackman. But his voice!!! I love his voice. He could have a whole new career making audio recordings. I actually told him that in a message 

6. Harry Potter or Twilight?

Eeek….

Okay, I love the Harry Potter books, but Twilight…..

I found a website that had Quotes Quizzes on them. They gave you twenty quotes, and you had to identify which of the four Twilight books the quotes came from. The quote might be a paragraph, or one line in length, and there were four quizzes in total.
So I completed them… My scores out of 20? 19, 20, 19 and 20.

Yeah, I think it’s safe to say I loved them.

7. So far you’ve written contemporary, BDSM and a fantasy. Any plans to write something completely different?

Last week I got really excited – I had an idea for my first thriller. I can’t wait to start writing it!

I’ve never written a vampire story, because SJ Frost leaves one hell of an act to follow with her Instinct series. I loved the shifters that Stormy Glenn and Bailey Bradford created. But it is tempting!

8. Will anyone in your family read this book?

Probably not. My Dad and stepmum have been my greatest family supporters since I started writing, but no, it’s not their thing. My mum, well, no. I know she’s proud of what I’ve accomplished – and I only found THAT out last week – but I also know that she isn’t happy about the subject matter.

Since I started writing, however, I have this huge new family, filled with some of the most supportive, loving, caring, generous people in the world, and they are all over the world.

I count myself lucky to have them in my corner.

9. Do you have a favourite line from one of your books?

Well, a favourite couple of lines, actually, from Trusting Thomas. Thomas says them to Peter.

“One day you will see things differently. One day you’ll awaken to sunshine, not just in your room but in your heart, and you’ll be able to step out of the shadows, to become the person you were meant to be.”

10. How do you overcome writer’s block?

KC looks around frantically for some wood to touch.

So far, I haven’t experienced writer’s block. I have the opposite problem – I have sooooo many ideas for books and not enough time to write them! Long may that situation continue?

Excerpt:

SEAN WAS getting really fed up with his housemates. 

Ever since he and Michael had got back from Spain, the four men had turned into mother hens. Sean was constantly aware of them watching him. At least, it felt like they were. When he’d brought it up, Michael had said he was imagining things, but then again, Michael was guilty of the same thing in Sean’s book. He knew Michael was keeping a close eye on him. Sean hadn’t said a word. These days, he didn’t trust himself to do so without biting Michael’s head off, and that was the last thing he wanted to do. 

Okay, so I’ve had a few migraines. Why the scrutiny all the time? 

He loved his housemates to bits, but recently he’d found himself snapping at them on occasion, and that just wasn’t like him. He could see the same thought in Michael’s eyes and that hurt. He hated it when Michael worried, especially if he was the cause. 

He wanted to scream at them all. 

Look, I’m fine! It’s just a few fucking HEADACHES, that’s all! 

He wouldn’t, of course, tempting though the idea was. And besides, there was that tiny voice in his head that wouldn’t go away. 

What if it’s more than just headaches? What if there’s something else wrong? 

At first he’d pushed the thought aside. He’d been to the doctors in Spain, hadn’t he? The doc had been perfectly happy with his diagnosis of migraines

Only now the headaches were occurring more regularly, which was worrisome. The fact that his bloody pills were useless wasn’t helping either. 

Then DO something. Get another opinion. 

Now that made sense. 

Sean picked up his phone and scrolled through his contacts to the clinic where he and Michael got tested every few months. 

The sooner he got this sorted, the happier he’d be. And maybe then his housemates would stop mothering him. 

He listened for a moment. Michael was downstairs in the kitchen with Chris, Evan, and Daniel. Josh was at the hospital. If Michael knew he was making an appointment, he’d only worry even more. 

So that meant only one course of action—Sean wasn’t going to tell him. He’d go see another doctor, see if there were any tests they could run, and maybe get some medication that actually worked. He glanced at the notice board where his and Michael’s timetables were pinned. Being on the same course had its drawbacks, especially if he wanted to book an appointment when Michael wouldn’t be around. The only time available was when Michael saw his personal tutor. At least the clinic was on campus, but he might have to book it a week or two in advance to be sure of getting the slot he wanted. 

And if he were completely honest, Sean was starting to get concerned. He rarely got sick, he ate healthily—Michael made sure of that—he didn’t smoke, and his alcohol intake amounted to a couple of glasses of wine per week. So putting up with headaches was pissing him off. 

Make the call, Sean. While Michael’s not in earshot. 

Sighing, he pressed Connect.

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Blurb:

One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams….

Evan and Daniel want to take their D/s relationship to the next level. When Daniel suggests conducting a little research at a BDSM club, Evan is more than up for it. Trouble is, one of their housemates isn’t happy about this.

Finances tighten for new couple Josh and Chris. Wanting to ease some of the pressure on Chris, Josh starts as an agency nurse. But tackling a heavy workload at medical school and working late-shifts leaves little time for the couple. Something’s gotta give.

In Spain, Sean was diagnosed as suffering from migraines. But after the medications have no effect and he starts suffering from other complaints, he decides to get a second opinion without telling Michael. When Michael finds out, Sean’s usually laid-back husband’s reaction shocks everyone. But Michael needs to get his head sorted fast, because Sean needs his strength.

As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.

Prism recently reviewed Learning to Love: Final Exam. You can find the review here.

About the Author:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C.Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way.

K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings – writing about men in love was even hotter…

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career.

The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

To see more of K.C.’s titles, click here

Author Links:

K.C. can be reached via email (k.c.wells@btinternet.com), on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld) or through comments at the K.C.Wells website (www.kcwellsworld.com ) K.C. loves to hear from readers.

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8/25: Reviews and Ramblings

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8/27: Prism Book Alliance

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8/29: Parker Williams

9/1: Jade Crystal

9/2: Angel Martinez

9/3: Amanda C. Stone

9/4: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

9/5: Love Bytes

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