Micah Geller considers himself lucky: at 27, he has more money than he needs, a job he loves, a debut book coming out, and a brilliant career in information security before him. What he doesn’t have is a partner to share it with—a fact that’s never bothered him much.
But the romantic in him isn’t entirely dead. When a moment of weakness finds him with a contact to a high-class escort specializing in fulfilling fantasies, Micah asks for only one thing.
Show me what it’s like to feel loved.
Pages or Words: 304 pages
Categories: Fiction, gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
About the author:
Kate Fierro spent ten years translating, editing, and reviewing other people’s words before making an impulse decision to write down some of her own. She hasn’t been able to stop ever since. Kate lives in Europe and is bilingual, with more love for her adopted language than her native one.
With nearly a million words under her belt, Love Starved is Kate’s debut novel.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: www.goodreads.com/KateFierro
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Artwork by Valerie Schroedl, cover design by BuckeyeGrrl Designs
1 Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Both, to a degree. I’m a bit of a control freak, so I usually take pages upon pages of notes before I even write the first sentence, and I need a general outline to feel like I know the direction in which I’m heading. But my notes are mostly a way of processing the idea and getting to know the characters, and my outlines are like rough maps. The actual writing is more of a pantsing process, and I tend to be surprised by things I discover as I get the first draft down on the page. The story I end up with is rarely the same story I had in mind when I outlined.
2 What's the process of your writing?
My writing process includes covering my desk with piles of lined yellow paper and turning into an absent-minded, antisocial creature for weeks at a time. Once a plot bunny takes residence in my head, there’s a lot of frantic, chaotic scribbling, scheming and outlining. It happens wherever I go, regardless of the time – I’ve learned long ago never to leave the house without a notepad and writing implements, and I’ve both written and taken notes in the weirdest of places.
I always have more than one story going, and I switch between projects when I need to take a breather. If possible, I write every day. Sometimes it’s just a few hundred words, but I really need the daily (or nightly) time alone, getting the stories out of my head, for the sake of my own sanity as well as the writing momentum.
After I’m done with the first draft, I usually print it out to read and scribble all over, before ripping the story at the seams and rearranging, rewriting, editing… I rarely show a story to anyone until I’ve done at least three editing passes.
3 Are you tempted to write in other genres?
I am! Not just tempted - I do have plans to write in other genres than romance. Right now, I have several novels planned and I think there is a mystery there, a young adult trilogy and a fantasy series. But no matter what kind of story I’m writing, it’s important to me to always include characters from the LGBTQ spectrum there.
4 What are your strengths as a writer?
I’m always saying that I write with emotions. When I plan each scene and when I write it, the characters’ perception of it, their thoughts and emotions are as important to me as what is actually happening. I enjoy writing dramatic scenes and plot twists, and I’ve been told repeatedly that I excel at angsty plot lines and hurt/comfort scenarios.
5 What is the best part about being a writer? What’s the most challenging?
The ability to create whole worlds in my head and get them down on paper to share with other people is breathtaking. Creating something out of nothing feels like flying, like freedom. But too much freedom can be a challenge. For me, the most difficult part is keeping myself organized and disciplined – I’m easily distracted and naturally chaotic, so if I’m not careful, I end up spending my days rolling around in piles of plot bunnies and bouncing ideas like ping-pong balls instead of actually writing.
Angel’s shoulders were broad and strong; his hands kept a warm, steady pressure on Micah’s back, holding him so close that he could feel the movement of Angel’s chest with every breath he took. They stayed near the edge of the impromptu dance floor, swaying with the music. Micah felt safely surrounded, contained—in the familiar song, in the arms that felt as if they were made to hold him, in the magic of this evening. He turned his head, just to glance at Angel’s face, and couldn’t turn away, mesmerized by the look in his eyes. They held the world within—the world of affection, of caring. Of desire. It made something stir in Micah’s belly, a long-banished want.
Angel’s eyes flickered down to Micah’s mouth, and then back up. He bit his plump lower lip.
Around them, people were dancing, music was enveloping them in its sweet enchantment, and night air cooled Micah’s cheeks. Inside, he had suddenly only one desire. And he could have it. He’d been told to take what he wanted tonight.
Sales Links: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Starved-Kate-Fierro/dp/194153032X
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