Monday, May 7, 2012

Chatting with Terra Laurent

Terra Laurent is a new author recently signed with Siren Publishing. Her first release will be out on May 9, 2012 and she's agreed to tell me a little bit about it, and how she got her start as an author.

XD- Tell us about your latest release and how the idea for the story came about.

T- Possession is a M/M erotica about a romantically bruised exorcist named Shane who falls first for his haunted client, Joshua, and then for the ghost named Gene troubling him. Shane finds both men appealing, but knows he has to either rid his client of Gene and lose the spirit forever, or allow him to remain and lose Joshua. Dark, secret motivations begin to surface, ones that both endanger Shane and force him to face the ultimate decision.

I had read a short article online about the notion of psychopomps—the guides between the world of the living and the dead—and it started me wondering about what kind of world the dead might inhabit and what a ghost’s daily routine might be like. From there grew the question of how a romance might work between a living person and a spirit. Before I knew it, I had created a framework of rules for spirits and guides. Shane, Joshua, and Gene filled in that framework.

XD- You're new to the m/m writing world. What about m/m grabbed your interest?

T- What’s hotter than hot guys who aren’t into me at all? It’s like high school all over again.

Okay, my serious answer is, I like men. Thinking and writing about every aspect of their existence intrigues me. Most of my work outside erotica uses female protagonists, so immersing myself in entirely male relationships was a challenge for me, and one I’m very much enjoying undertaking.

XD- What's one thing that most people don't know about you?

T- I like the smell of skunk. Don’t judge.

XD- What's your favourite cocktail?

T- I’m the one at the party who is standing on the side of the room at three a.m. with a sober, superior grin on my face, watching the drunken train wreck unfold. I enjoy the train wrecks more than the booze. Although, I usually have to drive the train wrecks home, which is perhaps punishment for my hubris.

XD- What can we expect to see from you next?

T- I have another contemporary fantasy m/m novel, Trial by Fire, coming out in June from Siren. I am currently working on another in the same genre of m/m. I would like to branch out, as well, explore a few other sub genres, and possibly try my hand at a historical piece—although it means I will have to do proper research for once in my writing career.

XD- Terra can be found online on Facebook. I'd like to thank her for allowing me to ask her a few questions and wish her good luck with her writing career.

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