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Title: Young at Heart
Author: Kay Ellis
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Devon Alexander is a wealthy successful businessman. The world is his oyster. In his work life he is decisive and in control.
His private life is another matter.
There, he doesn’t know if he’s coming or going in his on-off relationship with Jesse Young, an unemployed aspiring model half his age.
Can Devon and Jesse overcome the obstacles and outside influences standing in their way? Can they leave behind their own fear and mistrust? Or will they be their own worst enemies?
1. We are here today to talk about Young at Heart. What can you tell us about it?
The saying goes, life begins at forty. Devon Alexander is forty when he falls for Jesse Young, a beautiful, aspiring model half Devon’s age. Jesse has a secret past, Devon has an interfering mother and the kind of best friend you could do without. There’s misunderstandings, angst, and a few break up and make ups along the way to making their relationship work.
2. Tell us more about Devon and Jesse?
Devon is a high flying businessman, a prominent figure in the media and incredibly rich. He’s a good guy at heart but he’s flawed. He can be a touch naïve at times and too trusting. He’s easily swayed by his domineering mother and his friend Antonio, who, quite frankly, is not a nice person.
Jesse is young and comes from a troubled background. Like Devon, he is a decent man, but he doesn’t always know how to behave. His actions lead him into trouble on more than one occasion. But he genuinely loves Devon even if he doesn’t always show it.
3. What about Young at Heart makes you the most proud?
Devon and Jesse are like real people to me. It’s like this is their story and I’m just along for the ride. The fact that people want to read this story is what makes me proud.
4. If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?
Write something everyday. Even if it’s just one sentence. There have been times when all I have done is change one word of what I wrote the day before.
5. Do you read your reviews, and if so do they influence the way you write the next book at all?
Yes. I read reviews. Sometimes it’s funny because the reviewer will see something in the story that I don’t remember writing that way. Drama and suspense? Well, okay, if you say so…
As for influencing, it’s can be something really small. Someone said once one of my characters was manipulative, so in the next story that was how I described him. I was also told that another character was not as nice in a second story as he was in the first. So in the third instalment, that character recognises the fact he had behaved badly.
6. What tool do you use to plan scenes? (such as index cards, white board, ouiji board, etc)
To be honest, nothing other than my brain. I will go go over and over a scene in my head before I write it down.
7. What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?
I’ve just finished Roped by SJD Peterson which I enjoyed. Next up is Slowburn by Bobby Adair. I love m/m romance and I love zombies. If I can find a book that combines the two, then I’m a happy girl!
8. Rapid Fire Time
- Sweet or Savory? Savoury (followed by something sweet)
- Call or text? Text.
- Winter or Summer Olympics? Neither.
- Sex or Chocolate? Chocolate. (I’ve been single a long time!)
- Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings? Harry Potter.
- Any Tattoos or piercings? I have 5 tattoos including the first word of my first novella on my foot.
- Windows or Mac? Windows.
- Ketchup or Mustard? Both on a hot dog!
- Steak or Pizza? Pizza. Never had a steak in my life.
- Christmas or Halloween? Christmas.
9. What are you working on? What is next?
Currently working on a post apocalyptic tale about a mercenary sent out to find and kill the gay son of one of the country’s most powerful men. Of course, once he meets him, he falls for him and doesn’t want to kill him so they have to go on the run.
About the Author:
Kay Ellis lives in rural Oxfordshire in the UK, where she’s mum to two beautiful daughters. From an early age, she has written stories, with a sole readership of one – her mum, Sylvia. In 2013, someone suggested Kay enter a competition on national television to find a new ‘racey reads’ author. Much to Kay’s surprise, she made it to the final three, and although she didn’t win, the high praise received for her work gave her the confidence to start submitting to publishers.
When not writing, Kay enjoys reading, eating out and the theatre.
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