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Title: Momo: My Everything
Author: Posy Roberts
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press
Cover Artist: Igor Madjinca / Natasha Snow / Posy Roberts
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Gay Romance
Release Date: 02/28/2017

Blurb:

William Harris is a reserved man, private and guarded. He has no one to go home to. He’s never found a man worth sticking around for. He’s never been in love. And he’s convinced he’s happy with his lone-wolf life.

Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.

From their first date, William’s world changes. Nate is nothing like his usual type. And William soon finds out being with this carefree man means always being on display and attracting attention, which makes him want to retreat. He tries to keep Nate at arm’s length, but it’s no use. Nate’s transformed his life in a matter of months and keeps drawing him back in.

If they stand a chance, William has to be comfortable standing next to someone so at home in the limelight. Their future together and William’s happiness depend on it. Is Nate the man finally worth giving up William’s solitary existence? Is he worth sticking around for?

*Extensively reworked from the short story, The Measure of a Man.

Recent Release Spotlight with Posy Roberts

 

We are here today to talk about Momo: My Everything.  What can you tell us about it?

Momo is a story about men who are complete opposites who quickly find that dating someone so unlike yourself and your type can bring about love stronger than anything expected. It’s a contemporary love story.

 

Please tell us more about our main characters.

 

William is a financial genius at a business that focuses on making humanitarian-aide products for war-torn areas. He’s uptight and reserved, and people he works with think he’s humorless. Some of that has to do with him working under a jerk of a man. He sees no need for people to know the real William, including the fact that he’s gay.

 

During a work function, he meets Nate, who is working in drag as the geisha, Momo. Nate is open about who he is, unabashedly free. By day, he’s a teacher and theatre director. There’s something about Nate that draws William in. He tries to fight the attraction because Nate is not his type at all, but Nate gets under Williams skin and starts to transform him from their very first date. Nate turns William’s world upside down and shatters his worldview.

 

What about Momo makes you the proudest?

 

I was nervous about writing a story with POC because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do justice to these men and their cultures. Thankfully I had several people who helped me along the way, reading, offering advice, and answering my numerous questions. I’m very grateful they were so generous with their time and attention, and because of them, I was willing to step out and write William and Nate.

 

What is next for these characters?  Is there more to this series?  If so who will we hear from next?

 

I would love to tell the next chapter in their story from Nate’s POV, but I’ll have to wait and see if he’ll talk to me. I see a few things that could happen, but I don’t want to commit to something that may not happen.

 

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?

 

Get your story down on the page. Only once it’s written can you turn a draft into a manuscript, which eventually can be turned into a novel. Before that, it’s just an idea that someone else will likely write while you’re planning and plotting.

 

 

 

 

  • What is the nicest thing a reader has said to you in a review, email, in person, or on social media?

 

I had a reader write to tell me how grateful he was for discovering my North Star trilogy. He grew up in a country where he didn’t have much hope for finding love, at least nothing like he saw his straight friends experience. After reading Spark, Fusion, and Flare, he saw what he wanted was possible.

 

  • What’s your favorite thing to wear?

 

Pajamas!

 

  • Do you have a character in your head that you have yet to write a story for?

 

I have entire plots, neighborhoods, storylines, and characters in my head. I don’t have the time to get to everything my brain comes up with. Thankfully I have Evernote and keep track of the plot bunnies as they present themselves.

 

  • Do you take a break from a first draft to get distance from it, or dive right into editing, or edit heavily as you write?

 

I tend to get right into things. I’ve taken a day or so off to allow the story to marinate, but I usually get right back in there, unless I hate the story. I’m a heavy editor. I tend to write a skeletal first draft and then add lots of words with each subsequent read. When I start cutting more words than I add, I know my manuscript is ready for a beta read or editing, depending on how confident I am with the story.

 

  • What do you keep in your bedside table?

Glasses so I can read in bed at night.

 

  • If you had to be a cat, dog, or a rat, which would you choose and why?

I think a cat. I love the warmth of the sun. I’m independent. And I like people when I like people. But I’d be allergic to myself. 😉

 

What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?

 

Sadly, I don’t get much time to read for fun anymore. Most of my “free” time is taken up by editing and proofing jobs. I have about 50 books on my TBR list that will likely take me 2 years to get to.

 

Ice Skating or Ice Hockey? Hockey

Roller Skates or Ice Skates? Roller Skates

Spring or Fall? Spring

Trees or Flowers? Trees

Cook or eat out? Eat out

Kirk or Picard? Picard

Sausage or Hamburger? Sausage

Tattoos or piercings? Piercings

Harry or Draco? Drarry FTW

Fisting or Watersports? Fisting

 

What are you working on?  What is next?

 

I’ve slowly been working on the next book in my Naked Organics series, Fresh Earth, but Charlie was reluctant to talk to me. I also have plans to write some lighter fare under a different pen name, so that’s been on my mind as well.

 

 

 

Links

Momo: My Everything on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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About the Author

Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is a Jill of all trades and master of the drill and paintbrush. She’s married to a partner who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep during her writing frenzies. Her daughter, a budding author and cinematographer, helps her come up with character names. For fun, Posy enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make regular life more interesting.

 

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