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Author: Suzey Ingold
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Cover Art by Colin Moore; Cover design by C.B. Messer
Genre: Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance
In the height of the Prohibition era, recent Yale graduate Heath Johnson falls for Art, the proprietor of a unique speakeasy tucked away beneath the streets of Manhattan where men are free to explore their sexuality. When Art’s sanctuary is raided, Heath is forced to choose between love and the structured life his parents planned for him.
Ten favorite films (in no particular order)
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. This is a ‘80s classic that I got introduced to by my older brother. We used to have a copy recorded off the television on VHS and it was so worn out from overuse that it would barely play anymore after a while. If you’ve seen it, you might be wondering why it’s one of my favorites. It’s completely ridiculous, and the sequel was awful, but it holds a special place in my heart. And I always knew Billy the Kid and Socrates would make great friends.
- The Prestige. I really love Christopher Nolan’s movies but of them all, this is the absolute best. It delves into the dark and competitive world of 19th century magic and features a stunning cast, including Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and Michael Caine.
- Midnight in Paris. My mother recommended this to me, sure that I would love it, and she was right. It centers on a man in present day Paris who believes that life would have been much better if he’d been alive in the 1920s (a sentiment I share!). Featuring fictionalizations of everyone from the Fitzgeralds to Gertrude Stein, it’s a beautiful and sweet film. It has a lovely message to it and a gorgeous soundtrack.
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. This movie absolutely blew me away—I expected it to be good, but I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. I’ve been raving about this movie to anyone that will listen in the past 6 months. It is by far the best new movie I’ve seen in years: the script is slick; the action is tight and not drawn out; the soundtrack and aesthetics are fantastic; and Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander make a perfect trio.
- The Martian. I love space—I am obsessed with space. I saw this movie about three times and absolutely bawled every time. It’s dramatic but funny; it’s serious but touching. And thanks to this movie, which I rehashed into a bedtime story for my 2-year-old niece who also loves space, I think she, too, would be able to survive on Mars if her space mission were to get stranded.
- Captain America: The First Avenger. I came into the Marvel craze about the same time everyone else did. Now, I know everyone loves Tony Stark but Steve Rogers is my guy. I love the setting to this movie, too, and I don’t know that I can say any more than that without getting emotional about Bucky Barnes all over again.
- This is one of those movies that I could literally watch day in, day out, and not get bored. It’s an absolute classic, if just for the fashion. It defined the chick flick.
- Back to the Future. Again with the ‘80s, but another classic. This movie’s just so much fun, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. As is the case with these kinds of things, the sequels never quite lived up to the original, but the original is good enough that I can kind of forget about that.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The Pirates series went progressively downhill from The Curse of the Black Pearl to At World’s End but then On Stranger Tides came out and it was like they’d found their groove again. I think it’s a combination of Penélope Cruz and, you guessed it, the soundtrack. (Have you noticed a theme? I really like movie soundtracks.)
- Sleeping Beauty. I’m a big Disney fan but if I’m going to include just one on this list then it has to be this one. This was the movie I watched over and over as a child; Aurora has always been my favorite princess. There’s a good chance it’s just because I was (am?) totally in love with Prince Phillip and she’s blonde, like me. I usually weep at this movie, too. I’m a bit of a weeper.
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About the Author
Meet the author:
Suzey Ingold is a writer, linguist and coffee addict, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought up in a household where children’s books are quoted over the dinner table, literature has always had a strong influence on her life. She enjoys traveling, scented candles and brunch. Her short story, “The Willow Weeps for Us,” was included in “Summer Love: An LGBTQ Collection,” published by Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press (2015).
Where to find the author:
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,
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