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Title: Sex, Love, and Videogames (Serpentine Series #3)
Author: CJane Elliott
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Shy guy Jed Carter has always felt invisible next to his charismatic older brother, Kent. Kent’s master plan for Jed is simple: University of Virginia, business, sports, and ladies’ man. None of it is Jed, except for playing on the rugby team, which he joins in defiance of soccer-loving Kent. Jed comes out in his sophomore year and starts seeing Pete, an attractive junior, who uses him for sex and videogames. Jed wants more—in life and in love—and starts making his own plans. First on the list: getting to know Charlie, the handsome guy working at the local videogame arcade.
Charlie Ambrose has always felt like an oddball, and not just for his tendency to stutter. Being gay sets him apart from his African-American community, and as a “townie,” he doesn’t fit in with the college crowd. Charlie’s inspiration is his cousin, Morocco, who’s transgender and doesn’t give a fig about fitting in. Art is Charlie’s passion, and when a local videogame designer discovers him, Charlie’s living a dream. The only thing he’s missing is love. But the last person Charlie expects to find it with is a cute, white U.Va. rugby player named Jed.
Hi there. Thanks so much for having me on Prism Book Alliance today to talk about my newest book, Sex, Love, and Videogames, the third novel in the Serpentine Series. Each book is a standalone but the series has recurring characters. Sex, Love, and Videogames is the story of Jed Carter, who we first met in Serpentine Walls, and Charlie Ambrose, a new character to the series. They’re here today to answer your questions.
Character Interview with Charlie and Jed
1. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Charlie: Getting hired to do art for HoundDog Productions was unreal. I never thought I could get paid for being an artist.
Jed: This is going to sound sappy but being with Charlie is the greatest thing I’ve ever done for myself.
Charlie: Aw, babe. Can I change my answer?
Jed: No! It rocks that you’re a videogame artist.
2. If you could have any job or profession, what would it be?
Jed: That’s easy. Being a sports physical therapist. I’ve always been interested in fitness and sports. I’d been in the business track at U.Va. but it bored me to death. Now I’m at VCU studying physical therapy and couldn’t be happier.
Charlie: I’m an artist. That’s what I love. I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it my fulltime profession but I’ll never stop drawing.
Jed: You’re working almost fulltime for HoundDog! I think there’s lots of opportunities out there for you.
Charlie: Jed believes in me more than I believe in me.
3. What is your biggest regret?
Charlie: That my dad isn’t alive to see how I turned out.
Jed: Because you turned out good. He would’ve been proud.
Charlie: Thanks, babe. How about you?
Jed: That I didn’t pursue Charlie sooner. We actually met a year before we got together. But we were both too clueless to make something happen.
Charlie: True. We were kind of wusses, huh?
Jed: It’s all good now, though.
4. What is your favorite food?
Jed: Anything sweet. The White Spot in Charlottesville has these grilled doughnuts with vanilla ice cream in the middle—
Charlie: Grillswiths! Those are killer but my favorite has to be my granny’s fried chicken.
Jed: Oh yeah. Granny Myrt’s an amazing cook.
5. Who is your hero?
Charlie: It’s a tie between Jed and my cousin Morocco. Jed is super-focused on his goals, he’s super-disciplined about stuff like fitness, and he’s one of the best dancers ever.
Jed: Jeez, Charlie. They’re gonna think I paid you to say that! What about Morocco?
Charlie: She’s the most brave person I know. She’s been kicking my butt since we were born… in a good way.
Jed: Morocco is definitely one of my heroes too. She’s confident, she’s funny as hell, and she doesn’t let anyone tell her how to live her life. Charlie is my other hero, of course, cuz he’s mega-talented and mega-handsome but he’s not conceited about it. And he’s the best boyfriend ever.
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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 LGBTQ 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.
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