What inspires you and what makes you crazy?
First, I’d like to thank Rainbow Gold Reviews for hosting the Tricking Chase book tour today. When I first had the idea for this book a year ago, I didn’t intend for it to spin-off another series. I gotta admit though, once I realized where I was going, I was pretty excited for the journey. I asked for a prompt to get this post started and they really made me think hard on this one.
They asked what inspires me and what makes me crazy…this should be fun!
Music inspires me. I like heavy metal, classic rock, and really weepy love songs. Where I’m at in a story will determine my playlist. Locations inspire me. This is hard to describe because I don’t mean just beautiful scenery. It could be the seediest looking neighborhood, the one where you lock the doors and roll up the windows…then you start looking closer and you see the shop owners meticulously caring for the space beyond the door, parents tending to the park their kids play in, communities coming together to do what they can with what they’ve got. People watching inspires me. I’ve been known to make up whole stories around a person or couple or group I might see while I’m out. To the point where I’ll ignore the people I’m with and totally go into my zone. So, yes, my characters probably started as someone I saw on the street or in a restaurant.
Disorganization makes me crazy. I won’t go too far down this rabbit hole as I’ve written a couple of other posts on my anal/OCD tendencies, but suffice it to say that if everything isn’t just so then I cannot write. Intolerance makes me crazy. We all want to be accepted for who we are, every single one of us, so how can any of us condemn another for not falling into some preconceived notion of normal or right? People who drive below the speed limit anywhere but the right hand lane makes me crazy. Just…just move the hell over, okay? Mean people make me crazy. No matter what your feelings are about a person or a subject, you can express them without being deliberately mean or nasty.
Okay, that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’m sure I could probably come up with a few more things that make me crazy or inspire me, but I’m more curious how you would answer the question. More specifically, what inspires you to read this genre and what about it makes you crazy?
I want to thank Rainbow Gold Reviews again for hosting me! Good luck to all who enter the rafflecopter and please leave a comment below. I’ll be stopping by throughout the day to answer any questions you might have and see how you answered my question.
Series: Devils Pride MC, Book 1
Release Date: May 8, 2015
Pages or Words: 97,383 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Romance, Biker, BDSM
Publisher: Jessie G Books, Inc.
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna, Dynamic Craft Studios (http://www.dynamiccraftstudios.com)
Exclusively Available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRTYCUM)
As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.
Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.
A year later, the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows, if the club finds out their secret, they will kill Trick—the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.
Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.
Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.
Authors Note: Tricking Chase is a direct spin-off of The Protector, which is book 3 in my Sizzling Miami series. Though I tried to provide enough details that it isn’t necessary to have read that book, I cannot really call this a standalone.
Warning: Tricking Chase contains an established D/s relationship, hot guys on motorcycles, an undercover DEA agent named Snake, and a few visits from fan favorite Sizzling Miami characters.
“I don’t want to be safe if you’re not safe!”
The rush of words stopped him cold. No, no, no! They’d talked about this a hundred fucking times. Chase knew why he couldn’t feel that way. “Chase…”
“I don’t want to be safe if you’re not safe,” Chase repeated, each word punctuated by a harshly drawn breath.
“If I’m worried about you…”
“No, no!” Chase’s eyes nearly rolled back as the gel’s intensity hit its peak and he struggled to hold position. “If you force me to go, I’ll find a way to come back. You’re my Master. I won’t let them take that away from me.”
Though he’d played in the scene for several years, nothing had prepared him for Chase. For the responsibility of another person who would look to him for every decision and who craved his approval. Chase had taught him a lot about merging the lifestyle with a domestic partnership and, though Chase was emotional, he wasn’t clingy or suffocating about it. Not that it had been a cakewalk and those first few months had been a huge learning curve for them both, but Chase’s eager to please attitude and deference eased the way. In their time together Chase never once defied him, whether in play or in punishment, whether he was issuing an order or refusing a request. That Chase would choose to make his stand in this moment, bound to the bed, suffering through a punishment, made it all the more important.
“You would defy me?” It was almost impossible to believe.
“In this one thing, yes. Even if you said you didn’t want me anymore, I would do everything I could to make sure you were safe.”
The boy knew him too well. Knew that he wasn’t above lying or being hurtful if it served his purpose. The lesson in focus had paid off. Chase was sweating and writhing in pain, but his voice was even and his eyes were clear. “You do realize what will happen if anyone hurt you, don’t you, Chase?”
Instead of being put off, Chase nodded once and gave it back. “Exactly what will happen if anyone hurt you, Ty.”
The use of his given name was just playing dirty. Chase knew he had the freedom, but often stumbled over the two simple letters. Defiance and his given name…down and dirty. Was it any wonder that he adored this boy? He wouldn’t condone Chase’s defiance even if it spoke to the feelings he refused to allow either of them to acknowledge. He wouldn’t punish him for it either because he knew how precious that gift of loyalty was.
“Wearer of Many Hats” is a title that was given to Jessie by a former employer some twenty years ago. This dubious distinction, along with the job description “everything is her fault”, came after she fixed an electrical problem—during her interview—that the office had been having for years. After that, if anything went wrong, her coworkers immediately declared it her fault so she’d have to fix it. This position of importance inspired the owner to convert a closet into an office, thereby providing her coworkers endless opportunities to refer to her as “the girl in the closet.”
Today she is still the “Wearer of Many Hats” and her family has readily jumped on the “everything is her fault” bandwagon. Most mornings start at 5am, where she stumbles into her home office (which is step or two up from a closet) to tackle her personal email, watch gay porn and satisfy her Trivia Crack addiction. By six, she’s caffeinated and ready to take on the world. Wearing her favorite red power nightgown, she expertly designs websites, provides SEO and social media services, freelances as a bookkeeper, cooks, cleans and writes.
Writing has been the elusive, life-long goal that seemed to be getting further away as the years went by. It took 30+ years to achieve, but she’s decided that timing is everything. The world wasn’t ready for m/m romance back then, and now that it is, the girl in the closet has finally found her writing home.
Jessie is a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. She’s a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you’ll find throughout her books.
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