Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Missy Welsh, author of Take Your Pick.
Hi, Missy. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
1) Tell us about your book.
Take Your Pick is about Peter Kim and his 5 housemates exploring their sexualities in the name of ultimate friendship. See, Pete’s in love with all of them and it’s become a secret he can’t contain any longer. After he’s found out, he’s both thrilled and wary about his housemates’ decision to spend a day with him doing whatever he wants, including sex. Pete’s going to learn a lot about each of them as well as himself by the end of this story.
2) How difficult was it to get into the main character’s head?
Not too difficult. There’s always a little of me in any character, so I can connect to having a secret crush, having that secret exposed, and having sexual fantasies—though not all of mine have come true like they do for Pete!
3) Is this book a standalone or do you plan on visiting it again?
It’s a standalone novella. If I do my job right, it won’t need a sequel.
4) Why did you choose to write M/M stories?
I’ve always gravitated toward the male point of view. I adore the idea of adding to a genre that is positive about same-sex relationships and romances. The community back in 2010 was so encouraging, it was easy to step in and try—the positive feedback was extremely uplifting. The audience is voracious and tropes that are tired in M/F are new again here.
5) Where do you find your inspiration?
Music, artwork, photographs—I suppose especially photos, since this book was inspired by one of five guys in their underwear, soaking wet, grinning at someone. I had to figure out who and why.
Thanks for having me here today!
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Publisher: Missy Welsh
Cover Artist: Thorny Sterling
Release Date: October 9, 2015
Until the five of them come home early to find Pete masturbating while watching a video of them all on vacation near a river last summer.
Devastated and embarrassed, Pete is sure they’ll kick him out come morning. Accepting him as the only gay one among them is one thing, but knowing he lusts after them? All of them? They couldn’t possibly accept that.
But when Pete wakes up the next morning, he’s shocked to discover his housemates have a proposition for him. He’ll choose one of them each day, and they promise to do whatever he wants—including sex—for a full twelve hours.
And, yeah, they’re serious.
Pages or Words: 20,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, New Adult
I watched them pile into the behemoth Devon’s mom had loaned for tonight’s trip up to Cleveland. They all looked good in their club clothes. Nothing flashy or too tight, but I’d spread some fashion sense around and they’d believed me every time. Not a single girl would be able to resist my boys.
Of course, there would be plenty of boys who’d be unable to resist them either.
Just like me.
I waved as they drove off, equal parts relieved and lonely. I didn’t want to let them go without me, but I had been wound way too tight lately. I had on one other piece of clothing—the tightest pair of briefs I owned—just to help mask the boner I kept springing every time I’d been near them for the past three days.
Something had to give, and it was going to happen in a gush of orgasmic heat all over my fist.
Missy Welsh stares into space a lot, has conversations with cats, takes notes while people-watching, records conversations (not the ones with cats), named her laptop Norbert and her phone Pushkin, has backups of her backups’ backups, faints at the sight of a misused semi-colon, and will often ask socially unacceptable questions of strangers.
Basically, she’s a writer.
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I would like to give a big Thank You to Missy Welsh and Will at Pride Promotions for letting us take place in this Blog Tour