Welcome to the blog tour for The Laird’s Forbidden Lover by Amelia C. Gormley! This hot Highland historical M/M romance is now available from Riptide Publishing. Our gracious tour host has been kind enough to interview me today, since I’m a new(er) Riptide author. If you have any questions for me, or just want to say hello, leave a comment below, and you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win $5 in store credit to Riptide Publishing! Just make sure you comment by 11:59 pm on 5/10/13 to be entered. Follow the complete tour schedule here.
Welcome, Amelia! Since this is your first time stopping by the site, tell us a little about yourself.
How do you come up with your book titles?
I agonize. And I curse a lot. And I whine loudly about how much I hate titles. You don’t even want to know what we went through trying to come up with a title for The Laird’s Forbidden Lover. That one is actually quite a departure for me, because there really isn’t any subtext to it. It’s purely descriptive. Most titles I really try to use plays on words and subtext to give them multiple meanings. Strain is a perfect example. Once you read that novel, you could look at the title and think of at least three different facets of the book that it refers to. Third Wave is very similar. Impulse, my novel in three parts, each have physics-themed titles—Inertia, Acceleration, and Velocity—each of which describes the state of Derrick and Gavin’s relationship at the phase they’re in at the time of the book. Unbeknownst to anyone but me, the reason I went with physics-themed titles is because Derrick, my contractor/handyman who never went to college, was actually quite good at physics in high school and if circumstances had been different, he might have ended up being an engineer.
Have you ever named a character in your book after someone you knew?
No, but gosh, if people who know me personally ever read Saugatuck Summer, they’re going to know exactly whom I’m writing about.
Have you ever had a book dedicated to you?
The lovely P.D. Singer mentioned me in the dedication of Return to the Mountain! I was thrilled!
When did you start the adventure of writing?
I think I began trying to write plays in the 4th grade and I published my first short story in the class newspaper in the 6th grade. By the 8th grade I was trying to write a novel.
Have you always loved romance writing?
Yes, always. From the time I decided that I was going to write a novel, I knew it would be a romance.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Damon Suede’s Hot Head this afternoon. I haven’t decided what I’m going to start on next.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jacqueline Carey, David Weber, Stephen King, Jude Deveraux, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. In the M/M genre, Leta Blake and Keira Andrews’ Tempting Tales fairy tale stories are delightful. I love P.D. Singer. The Rare Event was especially brilliant. Anne Tenino is hilarious and I’m salivating waiting for her upcoming books; I have loved the Cut & Run novels by Abi Roux, I very much enjoyed Angela Benedetti’s A Hidden Magic and Emerging Magic books and I am eagerly awaiting the next ones, I’ve enjoyed the Tucker Springs novels a great deal. I feel bad because I know there are a lot of names I am leaving off this list because I still haven’t read yet because my TBR keeps getting pushed back in favor of writing.
Amelia’s new release The Laird’s Forbidden Lover is available here from Riptide Publishing.
Title: The Laird’s Forbidden Lover by Amelia C. Gormley
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Historical, Erotic, M/M, Romance
Length: 86 pages/Word count: 20,700
Farm lad Iain Munro knows his love affair with Tavish MacIntyre, future Laird of Creachann-Dubh, is dangerous—discovery could mean disgrace and death. But they’ve been in love since they were boys, and they’ve never been able to resist each other, dishonorable though it is to deceive their families.
Young men now, their sexual explorations have deepened and their love for each other has strengthened. But Iain’s father fears for his eldest son’s future, and Tavish faces dangers and duties of his own: his demanding mother would see him respectably wed, and his interfering sister knows too much—and has schemes of her own.
Facing a lifetime apart, Iain and Tavish must leave their childhoods behind for good as they choose between honor and love, innocence and happiness, and their vows before God and to each other.
About Amelia C. Gormley: Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot M/M erotic romance while her five-year-old is in kindergarten. When she’s not writing, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into an everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else.
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