Hello all and welcome to the party!
Today, Rebecca James stopped by to celebrate the release of her new book, Second Alpha. I’m so happy about this because I’m a fan! I read First Omega not long ago, and reviewed it HERE, so I’m very much looking forward to this next installment.
Welcome, Rebecca, and thank you for wanting to stop by my blog on your busy day.
1. Which of the books you have written are you most proud of?
I’d say I’m fairly proud of all of them, but I’ve put a lot of work into my shifter books to make them original and interesting. I’m rather fond of the two MC’s in Love Will Find a Way, for some reason; and although it has sold the least copies, I am rather proud of Firefly Ranch, which I wrote for a cowboy submission call. I had to research quite a bit in order to write it, as I know very little about cowboys.
2. How many words do you write a day? Anywhere from zero to several thousand. I’m sure I’ve written 8k in a day before. I’m really quite prolific when inspired.
3. Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what? I can’t! My mind won’t let me concentrate when I try that. But music definitely inspires me, and I sometimes listen to it before writing. Love songs work best for me. Ofentimes, ‘80’s love ballads!
4. What attracts you most to this genre? At a young age, I was very intrigued and moved by books and television shows that depicted men who were unusually close emotionally and physically. (Examples: A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the TV show Starsky and Hutch and the Spock/Kirk relationship on Star Trek.) Homosexuality didn’t occur to me at the time; I only knew that this male/male closeness really piqued my interest. Finding the genre has been like being released into a wonderful, previously unknown world. When I came across “slash” fan fiction, I was absolutely amazed to find that there were others who felt the way I did. Although I previously hadn’t considered sex as part of the equation, I found it a natural and pleasing addition to the equation. M/M romance has it all—that closeness between male characters plus romance and sensual erotica.
5. What other genres do you like to write? At the moment, I write contemporary and paranormal. I plan to add sci-fi to the mix very soon.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Good luck with the book and your future projects. I hope you, the readers, have enjoyed this interview, too.