This week on our Mate Monday, we have the AMAZING Susan Reeves. If you haven’t read any of her books, I cannot recommend them highly enough! They are amazing!
G’day and welcome Susan Reeves. Thank you so much for joining me at my blog for Mate Monday. It’s an absolute pleasure to have you here as an author mate. I’d love to get to know you and your writing process a little better.
First, let’s do an author quickie. 😉
- Pizza or pie? Pie
- Books or movies? Books
- Food or sex? Food!
- Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans? Hemsworth
- Lady Gaga or Beyoncé? Pink… oh. Both?
- Music or silence? Silence J
- Xbox or Playstation? Commodore 64
- PC or Mac? PC
- Mum or dad? I’m the mum, and the dad most of the time too! J
- Blond or brunet? Brunet
- Abs or smile? Smile
- Kindness or good looking? Kindness
- Morning or night? Very early morning
- Sexy clothes or comfortable clothes? Comfortable!
- Soft drink (soda) or alcohol? Coffee
And some further questions:
- What is your favourite part about being an author?
Talking books, the whole creative process, meeting a wonderful array of people who just get you. Making some amazing new friends, and supporting each other.
- Is there anything you’d change about your writing or about being an author?
I’d change the amount I’m doing at the moment, struggling to get into a good rhythm with my non-author commitments chewing up all my precious writing time. In saying that, I’m still involved in projects in the industry, and I love what I do, just have all these stories in my head that need to make it to paper so I can put them to rest.
- When did you know you wanted to write stories?
Pretty much always, I just never had the confidence to do it for public release.
- Do you have a favourite character you’ve written? If so, can you tell us about him or her?
I do have a favourite, although all my guys are special to me. Eamon in I Hear You holds a special place in my heart. Some of his personality and characteristics are derived from one of my children. She’s like nobody you will ever meet—I say she’s quirky, she says weird. Very dry sense of humour, completely random most of the time, and wonderfully creative and unpredictable.
- What’s your favourite book you’ve written thus far?
I would have to say Submerged, followed closely by I Hear You.
- Were there any deleted scenes in your books you’ve written? If so, why were they deleted, and would you ever share them with your readers?
I think I have a few floating around, and would definitely share them! If I come across one I’ll be sure to post it.
- How often do you write? Do you find it difficult to sit down at those times to write?
Not often enough. When I do sit down and go for it I can really get some words done. I definitely need to be more disciplined, it’s one of my resolutions for 2018.
- How do you find inspiration?
My local area, people I know, have known, or read about. I have many years of working in different jobs and living in different places to draw on, and my local area right now is truly inspiring in itself. Beautiful!
- What are your writing plans for the future?
Keep going, try and finish off the few series I have going. I’ve also written a children’s book, I just need to find someone to illustrate it for me. Know anyone who can draw green tree frogs?
- Can you tell us a bit about your book?
I have a few on the go. Book 4 in the Shire Boys series, Gareth and Shane. Book 3 in the Come to Your Senses series, I Taste You, and I have more books 3 more books of the Home series planned out, Singed, Stoked, and Sheltered/Shamed.
All contemporary MM romance, all set in Australia.
Susan was nice enough to let me interview Gavin too! I’m so excited!
G’day, Gavin, thank you for joining us on my Monday Mate. It’s always a pleasure to meet such a lovely gentleman/lady. Readers would love to get to know you a little better, so thank you for taking the time to answer these questions for them and me.
First, let’s do a character quickie. 😉
- Pizza or pie? Steak and mushroom pie with BBQ sauce.
- Books or movies? Movies for sure
- Food or sex? Sex. Lots of butt sex. Jared introduced me to my prostate!
- Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans? Hemmy
- Lady Gaga or Beyoncé? Um, Pink? I like it rockin’ and hard 😉
- Music or silence? Silence, don’t get enough these days with 2 kids.
- Xbox or Playstation? Um, Candy Crush? We don’t have either.
- PC or Mac? PC is Android, right? PC.
- Mum or dad? I’m a dad, and mum too.
- Blond or brunet? Brunet, with a little ginger in his beard.
- Abs or smile? Smile
- Kindness or good looking? Good-looking captures my eye, kindness captures my heart
- Morning or night? Night. Special-cuddles time with my man.
- Sexy clothes or comfortable clothes? Comfortable for sure.
- Soft drink (soda) or alcohol? Neither? I live on Jared’s peanut butter and banana smoothies these days, and water. My bad-boy days are over.
Now, let’s get a little deeper, Gavin. 😀
- If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
That my little baby girl would stay a baby forever. So many arseholes out there these days who I know won’t appreciate what a fucking gift she will be when she grows up.
- What’s your favourite quality about your love interest/partner?
He’s an amazing dad to both our kids.
- If your love interest/partner was asked the same thing about you, what do you think they’d say?
My dick. No, seriously. I dunno… that I always try my hardest to make him happy? That I always tell him I love him before we fall asleep, even if we’ve had a shitty day and been arguing.
- What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?
Um, Noah took a pump bottle of mine and Jared’s lube, and gave it to the teacher at his new school. She’d made a list of things that the kids’ parents could donate to the classroom, and he thought it was hand-sanitiser. He didn’t want to ask for permission because he thought we’d say no, and it was just there, he said, in our bedroom…. I sent Jared in the next day to donate 10 bottles of real hand-sanitiser, and I didn’t tell him about what had happened until he got home. So if you ask him the same question, that’s probably his most embarrassing moment.
- What is one word that defines you and why?
Resilient. I live by the quote “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.”
- If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Hmmm… just one? Besides Jared, because corny, Steve Irwin. He’d had some ripper stories to tell, and I’d love to just be in his positive and passionate space for a meal.
- Where do you go or what do you do when you’re angry?
Say “fuck” a lot more than I normally do. Then breathe. Try not to respond for a few moments so I can collect my thoughts and not say something I’ll regret later. I’m getting better at that. Usually the beach, dig my feet in the sand and draw on the earth’s natural energy.
- What is one memory that will stay with you for the rest of your life?
Watching my baby girl be born.
- If you could change your life story, would you? Why/why not?
Nope. Everything has happened for a reason, and I wouldn’t be who I am without it all. I do wish I’d saved more money as a young adult, though J
- If you could change how you met your love interest/partner, would you? Why/Why not?
Again, no. Although I hate that we both went through such hard times, it all happened for a reason.
Book Title: Submerged
Sometimes, to make it back to shore, you need to take the hand that’s offered.
Jared Simpson had his feet swept out from under him, and eventually found himself living on the streets. When Gavin Wells and his daughter come into Jared’s life, he’s fighting to keep going, struggling to keep swimming towards something that will let him stand tall and steady again.
Gavin Wells is fighting his own battles: in-laws, bureaucracy, and the guilt that overwhelms him every time he closes his eyes to sleep. He now has a new challenge to face: his sexuality. He’s attracted to someone for the first time in months, and not only is that person a man, but he’s homeless, with the potential to derail Gavin’s already complicated life.
But fate has brought these two men together. If they can hold tight to each other, they can weather the storm, and find their way home to become a family.
Buy Links: http://viewbook.at/SubmergedHome