Jet Mykles on Heaven Sent Series ~ Retro Reads Author Spotlight Interview

Prism Book Alliance® would like to thank Jet Mykles for taking the time to talk with us today about their retro title from Loose Id Heaven Sent Series.

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We are here today to talk about the Heaven Sent series. What can you tell us about it?

Heaven Sent is my chance to create a wildly successful rock band. It’s me letting my teenage obsession take root and become something I’m very proud of. All of my boys are gorgeous, kind and amazing, so they’re not entirely realistic but hopefully they’re fun to read. I’m happy to say that Johnnie, Luc, Brent, Darien and Hell have become their own people and are very near and dear to my heart.

Tell us more about our main characters?

Heaven Sent starts as a four member band who have comfortably hit stardom. The first four books are about each of them finding the loves of their lives. Johnnie is the lead singer and in the first book, Heaven, he falls in love with manager Tyler Purcell when the band comes to play at his hotel. Luc is the bass player and in, Purgatory, he’s reunited with Reese, who was a fan of the band before they made it big. Hell is the story of Brent, the lead guitarist and Heller Witting, the band’s sexy new keyboardist. Faith is Darien, the drummer’s, story about him and lawyer Chris Faith.
There’s also a fifth book, Genesis, that’s about all of the couples at a New Year’s gig. A sixth book, Revelations, is the story of the band’s manager Gretchen (yes, a woman) and the two men who capture her heart, Owen and Archer.

What about the Heaven Sent Series makes you the proudest?

I’ve had readers tell me that they’ve re-read the Heaven Sent series multiple times as a comfort read. That they revisit my boys when they want to feel good. That’s the highest compliment I’ve received for any of my writing.

If you could change one thing in the Heaven Sent Series what would it be and why?

There are parts of the first two books that I’d like to expand. Those two are relatively short and I think the stories are a little bit better in the following books. I wouldn’t change much, though.

What was the inspiration for this series?

Mega rock bands and Japanese yaoi. The boys are loosely based – very loosely – on my very favorite band from my teenage years and the stories are my best attempt to write in the yaoi style.

If the world were going to end tomorrow, how would you spend your last night on earth?

Sex. I tried to think of something poetic, but, yeah, it’d probably come down to sex.

Tell us about some of your other titles.

I have two other series. One is the Dark Elves, a pure fantasy about a race of elves created as sex toys for their goddess. The other is Leashed, an urban fantasy about a witch and her leashed shapeshifters. Dark Elves is mainly m/f, although there’s some homoeroticsm in a few of the six books. Leashed is all about one threesome that becomes a foursome, one woman and the rest men.
I’m happy to announce that I’m just about to come out with a new series called the Rose Family Chronicles. Heaven Sent fans will recognize the same characters from that series, same couples, but set in an alternate universe.

Rapid Fire Time

  • Favorite Color? purple
  • Pen or pencil ? pen
  • Think before you talk or talk before you think? Think before talk
  • Tropical island or snow covered mountain cabin? Tropical island
  • Long or Short? long
  • 3D or 2D? 3D
  • Rain or snow? Rain
  • Hats or Fascinators? Hats
  • Top or Bottom? Bottom
  • Favorite Decade? 80s

What are you working on? What is next?

Great timing! My next release, as I said above, is an alternate universe story of Heaven Sent. I’ve taken the same characters, same couples, and transferred them into a Regency-type setting. I don’t have a release date yet because I just signed the contract, but stay tuned on my website for more about the Rose Family Chronicles.

Heaven-Sent

Title: Heaven Sent Series

Author: Jet Mykles

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: PL Nunn

Rating: of 5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Heaven

The Weiss Strande Hotel is in trouble. Business just isn’t what it used to be when Tyler’s father ran the family-owned hotel. On top of business being down, dad’s sick with cancer and bills have skyrocketed.

Desperate to save his family interest, Tyler and his best friend sink their hopes and what’s left of their money into a new venture: a nightclub at the hotel. It’s imperative that the White Room is a success, or else the hotel will go under. Lady Luck seems to be with them, however, because they manage to sign the mega-popular rock group Heaven Sent to play the grand opening.

Already a huge fan of the group, Tyler couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to his hotel. He’s not at all prepared for the bomb of lust that hits him when he’s finally face-to-face with the painfully gorgeous lead singer, Johnnie Heaven. No, it couldn’t be lust. Yes, Johnnie’s probably the most beautiful person he’s ever seen, but Tyler is straight. It must be a misguided form of hero worship that he’s feeling.

Tyler finds out that he and Johnnie share an obsession: video games. When Johnnie invites Tyler to his room to play, Tyler jumps at the chance. Who wouldn’t snap up the opportunity to spend time with their idol? He and Johnnie have a great time with the games, but Tyler soon discovers that Johnnie’s got more in mind. The rock star’s aims to introduce Tyler to a whole new level of game play.

Purgatory

Lucas Sloane defines beautiful for Reese. Tall and sleek with gorgeous red hair and deep, dark eyes to drown in, it’s no wonder that the famous bass player is the hero of many a starry-eyed teenager’s dreams.

Reese used to be one of those teens. Back when Heaven Sent was no more than the house band for the local club, Purgatory. Back then, it was easy to get to know Luc. To become friends with him. Somehow, Reese found the courage to take heart in hand and confess his love to Luc… only to be soundly rejected. Luc wasn’t gay. Not long after, Heaven Sent left town and skyrocketed into rock and roll stardom.

Now, six years later, Luc is back in town for a visit and more gorgeous than ever. Surprisingly, he not only apologizes for his treatment of Reese years ago, he comes onto him. Seems Luc’s discovered the pleasures of being with a man and wants to know what it’d be like between the two of them.

But Reese can’t. He just can’t. He lives the straight and narrow. He teaches high school. He’s got a girlfriend. He has a normal life. He can’t be gay.

Of course, it’s really very hard to deny the man who’s defined everything beautiful in Reese’s artistic mind.

Okay. No one has to know about it, right?

Hell

Heaven Sent gets a hell of new keyboardist with a name to match. Hell Witting is an amazing musician and proves to be the answer to a sound that the band was missing. With lavender hair and big violet eyes, he captivates Brent Rose from the start, and not just with his music.

Brent knows better than to get involved with a member of the band. That just invites trouble and the last thing he wants is trouble for Heaven Sent. So he’ll just keep the attraction to himself. Doesn’t matter anyway. Hell couldn’t possibly want him. After all, Brent’s not gorgeous and flashy like the other members of the band.

When Hell makes his interest in Brent all too obvious, Brent is unprepared and unable to stay away.

So, fine, if they just keep it at sex, everything will be all right.

Faith

Darien’s best friends are the other guys in the rock band Heaven Sent. The three–now four–of them are closer than brothers to him and he’s happy that they’ve all found their life mates. He is. He doesn’t at all mind that each of those life mates are men. He doesn’t.

In fact, that’s just it. Maybe there’s something to this gay stuff. He’s never been particularly interested before, but after a short, failed marriage, he’s willing to open himself up to new possibilities. Especially if one of those possibilities is the gorgeous lawyer who handled his divorce, Christopher Faith.

Trouble is, Chris doesn’t seem to want to believe that Darien’s serious. Well, sure, Darien’s never slept with a guy before, but he’s allowed to change his mind. Isn’t he?

Genesis

The week before Heaven Sent’s New Year’s performance, Brent fractures his hand, which puts him out of commission for the show. Fortunately, it’s not permanent, but it leaves he and Hell dealing with the “what if,” not to mention Brent’s jealousy of the guitarist taking his place. As the band members and their partners struggle to adjust, the stress brings their personal issues to light:

* Tyler wants to be a parent but he’s not sure Johnnie will agree. Johnnie feels the strain in their relationship, but doesn’t know how to make it right.

* Luc has gotten a big break in a new movie, but his new co-star wants more than his onscreen love. Reese trusts Luc, but he can’t help loathing his leading lady.

* Chris takes a job that will keep him away from Darien over the New Year’s. If that weren’t bad enough, Chris’s new client is his ex, and Darien knows the ex wants Chris back.

Heaven Sent needs more than a miracle to find their happily ever after. It needs…a new beginning..

Revelations

For years, Gretchen’s main objective has been taking care of the boys of Heaven Sent. When her boys decide to take a hiatus, she decides to do the same.

Before she can begin her summer off, Gretchen has one last public commitment. There, she meets tall, mysterious, and wickedly handsome Archer Thanos. Archer’s company has a video game based on Heaven Sent and he’s has been trying to get in touch with her to discuss it. Their first meeting quickly turns into a discussion of another type … in a nearby hotel room, sending Gretchen headlong into a whirlwind affair she hadn’t anticipated.

Only, someone isn’t exactly thrilled about Gretchen and Archer’s romance. Gretchen’s adorable new assistant, Owen, has been pining for his boss since he started working for her but he hasn’t had the courage to assert himself and tell her he wants her. As a result, Gretchen is completely blind to his feelings for her. And after meeting Archer, Owen knows he has no chance against the handsome devil. His own attraction to the older man is instant and overwhelming, the bisexual urges he hasn’t divulged to Gretchen fully awakening.

Owen thinks he’s not enough for Gretchen. Gretchen thinks Owen is far too young for her. Archer thinks they’re both ridiculous. He knows the three of them are just right for each other, if they can survive the revelations.

Links

Heaven Sent Series on Goodreads
Loose Id
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

Giveaway

Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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2 thoughts on “Jet Mykles on Heaven Sent Series ~ Retro Reads Author Spotlight Interview

  1. I’m one of this series re readers, my first MM and go to feel good series! You’ve made my day with the promise of a new series with our guys but not! 😃

  2. I’ve reread the Heaven Sent series more times than I can count. As Jet mentioned I’m one of the readers who revisits the series when I need a pick up, when I want to lose myself in a series. Maybe they aren’t realistic as she says, but I’m not looking for realism when I turn to the series, I’m looking for fantasy. I’m looking forward to the new series. I’ve wanted new books in the series, but I understand her desire to write new things. This new series will hopefully be the best of both worlds, pretty much the same characters in a new setting. I can’t wait to read it!

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