Prism Book Alliance would like to thank CJane Elliott for taking the time to talk with us today.
CJane would also like to mention that she has a discount code, good through the end of today, for 25% off all her titles at Dreamspinner Press. Enter CJaneElliott0111 on checkout for the discount.
Title: Wild and Precious
Author: CJane Elliott
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Release Date: 12/31/2014
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.
Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where – and with whom – his heart lies.
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About CJane Elliott:
I love humor and love to laugh. I can’t be friends with you if you have no sense of the absurd. I wish I could write humor (I’m more on the angsty side), because my favorite authors are those who have me laughing out loud.
I have weird eating traits. For instance, I can’t stand mustard, ketchup, or pickle relish on any sandwich or burger. I used to not use mayonnaise either but have loosened up on that.
I’m a native Northern Virginian but have moved from the WDC area to the West Coast twice. The first time I lived in San Francisco for 4 years. What a great city! I now live in Oregon with my husband and son, and we love it here.
If you’ve read my books you probably know that I love astrology. I’m a Scorpio with Leo rising and Taurus moon. I’m intense and passionate (Scorpio) but with a need for stability (Taurus) and a penchant for being on stage (Leo).
I have a “cave” which is a sunroom off the master bedroom. I go there most mornings with my cup of coffee, light candles, listen to my iPod, and write in my journal. The windows look out on ferns and pine trees, and deer walk by on the trail.
I studied piano from fifth grade on and sang in choirs through college. I love music and am beyond happy that my 19 year-old son is in music school and has his own band which practices in our garage.
I’m a diehard, lifelong Democrat, liberal and progressive to the core. Conservative Republicans who are social bigots, racists, and misogynists need not apply. I also despise it when right-wing evangelical Christians use their faith to justify homophobia and worse.
I recently created a possibility called “Being At Home In The World.” I feel this especially acutely for LGBTQ teens who are rejected by their families. Leelah Alcorn’s story broke my heart. I am planning to work with a group in my local community in establishing an LGBTQ center where teens can find a home away from home.
I love to dance and am certified to teach Nia, which is a delicious dance/fitness practice.
When not doing any of the above, I like to relax, drink red wine, and watch Netflix. The show I’m currently binge-watching is The L-Word.
As Brent sat cross-legged on a pillow, tearing pieces off the rubbery bread and dipping them into various dishes he couldn’t identify, he realized he was having more fun than he’d had in ages. Along with being thoughtful and smart, Graham was one of the most hilarious people he’d ever met, and Brent was in stitches for most of their lunch.
“If only my dates could be like this,” Brent said, after another bout of laughter between them, then widened his eyes. “Oh, wow, man, that sounded dumb.”
Graham didn’t seem fazed. “They’re not? But why? You’re so fun to talk to. Any woman would be nuts not to appreciate you.”
“Uh, well, tell them that. But I guess I don’t really appreciate them either. I don’t know, it’s like, awkward and boring most of the time. Whatever. Ari keeps trying to set me up, but…. Anyway, how did this get into talking about my love life, or lack thereof?”
Graham regarded him, warmth in his eyes, and said softly, “You’ll find it, Brent. Everyone deserves to have love in their life. You’re young. You’ll find it.”
Graham’s words touched Brent, but the intensity of the moment made him uncomfortable. Even worse, he noticed he was getting aroused.
He shifted on his pillow with a weak laugh. “Hey, no more of this ‘young’ crap, okay? You’re not that much older than I am.”
About the Author:
After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of gay equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.
In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.
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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