Monday, June 8, 2015

When Will I be Loved by Julie Lynn Hayes #Interview #Excerpt, #Giveaway @ShelleyRunyon

Cover Artist: Trace Zaber
When Will I be Loved
(Crescent Bay Chronicles, Book 2)
by Julie Lynn Hayes

Length: 460 pages
Genres: Gay (M/M), Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery
Miller Fenwick wants the kind of happy ending his best friend got, with the hunky werewolf of his dreams. Trouble is, there doesn’t seem to be a Prince Charming on the horizon, and casual encounters don’t cut it anymore. Now that Alexx and Raoul are engaged, Miller is becoming resigned to being the bridesmaid, never the bride. But a chance encounter with a sexy stranger at Charisma has his hopes soaring, and his heart is wide open to possibilities.

Holt Wynne is the head of Helios, the largest vampire organization in the country. He’s a very influential and wealthy man, with a deep-seated hatred of werewolves. His running into Miller at Charisma isn’t entirely accidental. He’d meant to wait, but his emotions got the better of him, and he couldn’t stay away. And now see what he’s done…

Wait until Miller finds out he’s sort of just gotten married to the sexy vampire who hates the people who are Miller’s best friends. Sparks are gonna fly—and not just in the bedroom. One thing for sure—life in Crescent Bay is never dull!

1. What is the best book you ever read and why is it your favourite?

That is a very difficult question to answer, because best book doesn’t necessarily mean favourite. And picking the best book is so subjective, as there are so many books that I might name on any particular day, depending on my mood. When you say best, do you mean because of the writing, the characters, or the plot? How it made me feel? Again, totally subjective and subject to change.

So I’ll go with the book I’ve probably read more than any other, which is Gone With the Wind. I’ve read it 17 times since I first read it, about the age of 12. It’s got everything going for it: a great heroine, great supporting cast of characters, great location (being in the South and all), and it takes place during one of my favourite periods of US history, ie the Civil War. I probably know this book backward and forward, and never get tired of it. That’s probably why I don’t like the movie as much, despite Clark Gable playing Rhett Butler (and he’s quite handsome, I admit), but because I can nitpick everything they did wrong with the film.

2. If you could choose to have any type of super power what would it be and why?

I would choose to be able to feed people, anytime and anywhere. Whatever kind of food I chose, and it would be unlimited. I would especially give food to the schools, so they can feed the hungry kids. No child should ever go hungry.

3. Do you have any talents besides writing that are uniquely yours?

I used to play the oboe, does that count? Well, let me think. It sure isn’t housekeeping, because I suck at that. I don’t know if this counts or not, but I’m good at crafts, such as cross stitching and crocheting.

4. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I don’t think so, because I’m never guilty about my pleasures, I’m a pretty honest and straight forward person. If I like to do it, I will probably admit it. That includes watching porn, when I’m in the mood, or watching cheesy horror movies. It’s all good.

5. If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?

I’d really love to visit Tuscany. I fell in love with the area when I read Under the Tuscan Sun (no relation to the movie, except for the name). The photographs were breathtaking, and there is so much to see there. Also, since I’d be in Europe anyway, I would love to visit Germany, where my friend Chris T Kat lives, and sightsee with her, including lots of castles.
Miller forced himself to take a breath, unaware until he did that he’d stopped breathing.

Quit being ridiculous. Wine going to your head already?

But he’d only had the one glass. And he hadn’t even finished that. He wasn’t such a lightweight, when it came to holding his alcohol, and he knew it.

He told himself it was just his imagination. But just to be safe, he began a slow cautious turn, looking around him, without appearing to be searching for anything—or anyone.

And there he was.

Standing a heartbeat away from Miller was one of the sexiest men he’d ever seen in his life. A man every bit as sexy as Raoul Marchand, although not in the same feral way as the werewolf.

This man was light where Raoul was dark. His hair was a honey blonde which stood out by virtue of being obviously natural, in a place where most blondes were either created by the sun or came from a bottle. He stood a little taller than Miller, exuding a presence that went beyond the merely physical, possessed of the bearing and mien of a veritable god.

But it was his eyes that drew Miller in and held him spellbound. Blue and green, like staring into tropical waves, flecked with bits of pure molten gold. And the way he was staring at Miller was sending the most delicious shivers traveling up and down his spine.

The man took a step toward Miller, his hand outstretched. Before Miller quite realized what had happened, he’d placed his own hand inside of the other man’s, and he found himself being drawn onto the dance floor.
Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.

She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done—she feels compelled to do it.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, Wayward Ink Press, and Amber Quill Press.

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