Welcome to the EPIC blog tour and its author, Adrienne Wilder! He’s joining us today with a few reader questions and answers, and has also brought a couple of giveaway opportunities for you. You can find all those details below, but in the meantime, enjoy getting to know Adrienne a little better.
Reader: What sparked your love of writing M/M fiction?
Adrienne: I’ve never enjoyed reading m/f romance because I always had a difficult time identifying with female characters. For me, I don’t think it’s as much as a love for the m/m genre, more of a, I am comfortable with this, can identify, understand, feel, think this way.
I will say this, I don’t think of what I write as M/M fiction. I think of what I write as speculative fiction romance, where the love interests in the story just happen to be between two men.
Reader: What wouldn’t you write about?
Adrienne: Bees and wasps. I hate bees and wasps. Unfortunately they REALLY love me.
Reader: What has been the hardest element to writing M/M fiction?
Adrienne: Not being accepted by other writers. When I’ve joined writing groups or critique groups, people have looked down on me when they find out I’m writing romance. It’s often tenfold when they find out my characters are gay.
My recent critique group is an exception to the rule, and I’m very lucky to have found them.
About the Book
Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a tale of perfect passion plus pay the bills.
Matt Grim flies the colors of Hell’s Legion. When he’s not riding his chopper, he’s working as a bouncer for the Six. Matt’s life consists of drinking, playing in a band, and burning the midnight oil in the dungeon. He lives hard, plays hard, and rides even harder.
Two people who would never be a part of the same EPIC love story.
But sometimes those fairy tale clichés have a way of working magic.
And sometimes…sometimes those happy endings do come true.
About WILD ~ Coming Soon
No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter. Every day for him was survival until he found August Vallory the sole survivor in a downed plane.
It’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.
Now it’s his heart.
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About the Author
Georgia born and bred, I am an artist, a writer, and a general pain in the ass.
I spend most of my days working on my next book or designing cover art for other writers. For stress relief I do Olympic lifting and occasionally run (but hate it). I have been in love with writing since I was very young but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to pursue it as a profession.
I have experimented in several genres and found that since I identify as male, male romance has been the most comfortable for me to write. I don’t discriminate in my books. All characters are fair game. I do however, prefer a happy ending at some level.
I don’t write the standard romance book. Some might even argue that what I write isn’t romance at all. Personally, I think of them as love stories, where even in a fantastical world, there are realistic outcomes to the obstacles the characters face.
Many of my books have dark turns and twists where the characters fight for the light at the end of the tunnel. I write action, fist fights, gun fights, downright dirty evil people who have to be stopped, things catch fire, blow up, and fall in. My characters come in a unique range. They are not all good guys, but the majority of them have very good hearts. Many of them have been through hell in their lives, and many of them have a laundry list of faults. But hopefully they manage to surprise you with their tenacity and loyalty.
If all goes well, there will be a myriad of different kinds of books available this year. If I am really lucky, you will enjoy them.
Follow the Tour
Aug 14 Boy Meets Boys Reviews – guest post
Aug 15 Making it Happen – review
Vampy and Racey – review/guest post
Aug 16 The Novel Approach Reviews – guest post
Aug 17 Joyfully Jay – guest post
Aug 18 Jeep Diva – guest post
Aug 21 I Smell Sheep – guest post
Aug 22 Love Unchained – review
Pearls Cast Before a McPig – spotlight
Aug 23 Love Bytes – guest post
Aug 25 Jessie G Books – spotlight
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