Interview With Author Jamie Lake

Please welcome m/m author Jamie Lake to the blog!

Bad BoyFor those who aren’t familiar with the Bad Boy series, tell us about it. It’s the story of a really hot teacher who becomes desperate for money when his hours are cut and the only choice he has is to moonlight as an erotic masseuse for men. The problem is, he has to keep is profession a secret from the school and it’s right when he meets the guy of his dreams, who happens to be not only one of his student’s dads but also a cop.

Did you plan out what was going to happen in each book? How do you decide how many books there will be in the Bad Boy series? Once I decided that Bad Boy was going to be a series, I had a vague idea what would happen in each book but didn’t really plan anything until I was focused on that book. I always have at least a vague idea of the next book and usually because I don’t think all that I want to happen will fit in one book.  At first, Bad Boy was going to be just 3 books long but then it quickly became at least 5 books. I’m about to start on Book 5 in about a couple of weeks so who knows what the characters will want, maybe there will be more if the readers demand it.

You write so fast and so prolifically, how do you manage that? I do write fast and there are a few ways I do that but I still battle procrastination and being distracted by social media. I love talking to my readers on Twitter. I’ve built some great friendships on Twitter.  I never knew it’d be possible on Twitter but it’s true.  As far as how I write so fast: I do a light outline, write a draft (typos and all) then I send it to my co-writer or editor, then I go through it and flesh it out, then it’s off to my copyeditor. Wash, rinse, repeat. While the copyeditor or even the editor is doing their part, I’m already working on the next book. I don’t waste time. I write 5-6 days a week. And every once in awhile, I’ll slack off a week or even two but very rarely because I’m so hard on myself (being a Virgo).

What made you make the decision to write in third person instead of first person? That’s my style generally but for example in one of my series, Stay Always, I wrote in first person. I think it might actually be faster to write in first person and there aren’t that many m/m stories told in that type of voice so I’d be open to doing it again. In the case of Bad Boy, I experimented in my head with first and third and felt that third person would be best.

Are there any m/m author’s careers you’d like to emulate?  I love what River James and Kindle Alexander are doing so something like that would be nice. I love how they write much longer sweeping stories, especially Kindle who seem to write as Nicholas Sparks says are “mini-lifetimes”. Eventually, I’d like to do more of a Nicholas Sparks for m/m readers type of thing but with some steamy scenes thrown in just for fun. That’s probably what I’ll do when I wrap up the current series I’m writing.

Where can we get a copy of Bad Boy? You can get it exclusively on Amazon http://bit.ly/BADBOYNOVEL1 or email me at JamieLakeNovels AT gmail.

Thanks for stopping by, Jamie!

New Whyborne & Griffin Short Story Coming Oct. 1

This seems to be my week for updates! I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to announce my contribution to the anthology Another Place in Time, organized by Susan Lee of Boys in Our Books, who also did the beautiful cover.

Another Place in Time

Look at those names! I’m amazed and honored to be among such stellar company.

My contribution is “Carousel,” which takes place between Stormhaven and Necropolis. Some of you may recall this exchange from Necropolis:

“Have you investigated any interesting cases lately, Griffin?” Mother asked, rescuing the conversation.

Griffin began to relate the details of a kidnapping he’d recently looked into—successfully, I should add, with the abducted tyke returned to his family unharmed.

I knew there was more behind the story when I wrote those lines, and when Susan contacted me about participating in the anthology, I decided to find out what, exactly. Like “Eidolon,” “Carousel” is narrated from Griffin’s POV.

100% of proceeds will go to All Out, an organization whose “mission is to build a world where no person will have to sacrifice family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or whom they love.” Another Place in Time will be available October 1 in eBook and print!

Click here to add it to your GoodReads TBR shelf!

Master of Ghouls Now in Audio!

Master of Ghouls Audiobook

Attention audiophiles–Master of Ghouls, narrated by the fantastic Brad Langer, is now available on Audible and iTunes, with Amazon coming as soon as it makes its way through their system (I’m sensing a trend here).

Here’s a sample via Soundcloud, where Gray tries to explain to silly mortals that this is the demon, hello:

And if you missed Hunter of Demons, here’s a clip of the first conversation between Gray and John:

Like Print? The Second Half of the SPECTR Series is Now on Dead Trees

SPECTR: Volume 2

SPECTR: Volume 2 contains:

Eater of LivesDestroyer of Worlds, and Summoner of Storms

What happens when an exorcist falls in love with the demon he’s supposed to destroy?

After becoming possessed by the vampire spirit Gray, telekinetic Caleb Jansen thought he’d hit bottom. But between the hunt for a cannibalistic killer and the increasingly sinister actions on the part of SPECTR, the situation is rapidly going from bad to worse.

Caleb’s boyfriend, SPECTR agent John Starkweather, has suspicions of his own. With the help of his friend Sean and a shadowy organization known only by their symbol of a moth, John intends to save Caleb and Gray at any cost.

When divided loyalties threaten his last chance at exorcism, Caleb discovers love may come at a price higher than he’d ever imagined.

At the moment it’s still wending its way through the inner workings of Amazon, but should be available there by the end of today. But you can also purchase the print version from Createspace right now!

Update: it’s now live on Amazon as well!

Or if you’re still catching up on the SPECTR series and like to buy in bulk, you can also grab the accompanying ebook:

SPECTR: Volume 2

Buy it here:

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GRL Preorders

GRL

Just a quick note to let everyone know I‘m taking preorders for paperbacks for those attending GRL. I will have a limited number of books on hand to sell at the signing, but keep in mind I sold out of some titles last year, and preordering guarantees the books you want will be waiting for you at my signing table. :)