I have to say I am thrilled to have one of my favorite authors here today, Jaxx Steele. I love his books and devour them as soon as I know they are out. Well, he's here and answering questions. You should comment. Why? Because you can win a gift pack! I'm commenting. But also, I'm ready to get the interview started. Hi Jaxx! What was your favorite scene to write in Care Package?
I would have to be when Private Styles went to see Sergeant Roman when he thought Roman was sending him away. Styles went from behaving like a model soldier to jilted lover and challenged Roman to send him away face to face instead of on paper. He couldn’t do it.
What was the inspiration behind Care Package?
When President Obama signed the repeal for the DADT I started out writing the story as what life would be like in its wake, but reality kicked in and I ended up with Care Package.
What is the most interesting thing you’ve done in the name of research?
I write under a pseudo as well as Jaxx Steele and I had to go to a strip club. I can appreciate the beauty of women, but they are not my cup of tea so I pretended to be a married man. I paid the girls for their time as I asked the questions I needed and asked this guy at the next table if I could borrow his lap for the lap dances I needed to observe. LOL
What do you consider as the most frustrating side of becoming a published author and what has been the most rewarding?
There is nothing more rewarding then getting that email saying that a house loved your story and they want to publish it. The elation fades into frustration when your book doesn’t sell at said house because you find out later that although it is a good story people don’t support that particular genre there.
What accent inspires you to do naughty things?
LOL I learned how to speak French because just hearing it gets me hot! I figured I couldn’t be the only one. J
Name something readers would be surprised to learn about you?
I am Dominican and African American and I have a twin sister.
If you could ask the readers one question what would it be?
What kind of story would you like to read?
What’s your writing process like?
I don’t have a process that in stone. I write what the characters tell me and when they tell me.
What can readers expect next from you?
I am in the process of finishing a cowboy story from my WIP list, Part of the Posse.
I love creating new worlds! The worst is keeping all the worlds straight. LOL
What is your method of breaking through writer’s block?
When the characters stop talking to me I do something physical like play pool or go out dancing.
What fuels you as an author to continue to write?
I listen to music. R&B love songs or smooth jazz instrumentals usually serenade my mind and I usually can write again.
Can you tell us a bit about what book(s) you have coming out next and what you’re working on now?
I have a Hosting for the Holidays series coming, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Fourth of July as well as a pirate story, Plunderer’s Pride coming from Muse it Hot. In the works, Part of the Posse (cowboy), Double Sacrifice (fantasy) and Enforcing Law (BDSM). All will be completed and sent out for submission for 2012 release.
When you get a chance to read, what books do you love to read?
I love historical and sci-fi romances.
What bores you as a reader?
Hmm, I don’t think I have been bored as a reader.
What is your favorite feature on a person?
The lips, mmm.
What is your favorite time of day?
What music gets you dancing?
Aliens have landed on the planet. What are the three things you would tell them that are great about this planet?
We have the 7 Wonders of the World, beautiful islands in the Caribbean and they must try chocolate!
You have been locked in a mall and told you can get anything you want and when they open in the morning you won’t have to pay a single cent. What stores would you hit? Better question how would you haul away all your loot?
I would empty Abercrombie and Fitch, Brookstones and if I didn’t take something out of Victoria Secrets for my sister I wouldn’t get out the all at all. LOL To get them out I would load the paddy wagon that sits outside the mall on the weekend. I do live in Indianapolis, you know. *grin*
If you could share one major writing tip, to help other writers in their quest for publication, what would it be?
Read other peoples stuff to see what is acceptable, but find your own style and stay true to it.
If you could write in any other genre what would it be, and why?
I have written and had stories accepted in several genres contemporary, BDSM, pirate, fantasy paranormal and vampire, but I have not done sci-fi. I like the genre but I think I stay away from it so I don’t mess it up. LOL
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
I have a website where all updates on me can be found. www.jaxxsteele.com but I have other sites as well that can all be found there: a facebook fan page, a twitter, and a blogsite, www.jaxxsteele.blogspot.com
And finally, have you got a sneak peek excerpt from your current work in progress you can share with my readers and me? The hotter the better!
Absolutely! The specials: m/m, anal, bdsm
"Oh my God. You have to stop. You're going to make me come."
Jeremy continued rubbing their cocks. "I thought that was the point," he said breathlessly.
"It is, but I want to come in you, not on you."
Jeremy's hands stopped. "Will I ever get to come in you?"
Dwayne's eyes popped open. The question was so innocent and quiet that it surprised him.
"You want to fuck me?"
A moment of silence passed between them before Jeremy spoke. "Yeah, I would like to. I want you to be my first experience in everything. You would be my first in this, too. I think it would bring us even closer."
Dwayne looked down at him, contemplating his words.
"Would you mind bottoming for me… just this once?"
Dwayne had never bottomed for anyone before, but the love in Jeremy's eyes called to his heart. A small smile touched his lips. He loved this man and would give him the world if he asked. The world was something he could not give, nor did Jeremy want it, but how could he deny Jeremy something he could give? If all he wanted was his body, he would gladly give it to him. He leaned forward and took his mouth in a passionate kiss.
"Not at all, sweetheart. I gave this body to you a long time ago. You can do what you want to it."
He pulled his member from Jeremy's grip and lay beside him and Jeremy rose over him. Positioning himself between Dwayne's legs, Jeremy gripped his cock again. Dwayne closed his eyes and gave himself over to his lover's expert handling. Jeremy worked his throbbing flesh into a frenzy, sending Dwayne's delighted screams into the air. Playing with his balls, he continued his pleasurable torture.
Dwayne reached over into the nightstand and gave him a tube of lube. Jeremy squeezed a good amount onto his fingers then reached between Dwayne's cheeks. Slender fingers probed the tight ring of muscle guarding the puckered entrance. He covered his cock generously with the slick substance then guided it to the opening. After brushing the swollen head against the hole, he pushed once. His cock slipped away from its target and Jeremy readjusted for a second attempt. He groaned in frustration as he held onto his cock and pushed for a third time, sliding balls-deep into Dwayne's tight passage.
"Oh!" they said in unison.
Jeremy held his position. He bit back another moan and closed his eyes. His head hung forward. He rested his hands on Dwayne's bent knees for balance as he wavered slightly. Licking his lips, he was finally able to speak.
"Are you all right? Do you want me to pull out?"
Dwayne smiled up at his lover reassuringly. The desperation in his voice and the look in his eyes begged Dwayne to say no. He knew that feeling. The first time your dick is buried in a slick, tight ass is the most pleasurable moment of your life. When you move back and forth, you're lost to that feeling forever. He knew Jeremy couldn't have pulled out if he wanted to.
"I'm fine, baby. Do your thing."
Jeremy let out a relieved breath. The unsure look on his face was so innocent and sweet. Dwayne rotated his ass to urge him on. Jeremy moved slowly at first, barely pulling out at all, but once the feel of exquisite pleasure took hold he slid more aggressively into him. Dwayne focused on the sparkle in Jeremy's gaze. Lust, awe, desire, and love shone in Jeremy's eyes as he looked down at him. Dwayne's heart and body were filled with their connection.
Jeremy leaned forward to take Dwayne's mouth in a forceful kiss. He rolled his hips with upward thrusts. He rested his elbows beside Dwayne's head, muttering sultry words of love and gratitude against his lips, between delicate kisses. Jeremy continued to grind him in that position. His rhythm was steady, with precise, targeted moves that sent jolts of ecstasy up Dwayne's spine. Jeremy's slender body brushed against Dwayne's sensitive head with every roll and dip of his hips, pushing it against his stomach, teasing it mercilessly. He loved having Jeremy on top of him like this. The sweltering heat of his skin and sweat against his body enthralled him.
With a frustrated grunt, Jeremy pushed himself up to kneel at his ass again, shoving Dwayne's knees to his chest. Jeremy's head tilted back and he howled with sudden elation as he dug into Dwayne with new vigor. Dwayne was mesmerized at the change in his usually gentle and passive lover as he pounded into his canal with abandon. He grabbed his neglected cock. The delicious feeling was so good, he had to voice it.
"Shit! Yeah, baby. Fuck me!"
Jeremy's incoherent stuttering sounds joined Dwayne's cries. The corded muscles in his upper body dripped with sweat and his grip tightened on Dwayne's knees. The Jeremy that was working him now was one he had not encountered in their eighteen months together. He was forceful, dominant and aggressive when he was given control of their lovemaking…and by God Dwayne loved it!
"Oh fuck! Dwayne! Shit! Your ass is so tight. I'm gonna come."
Dwayne felt the same way. Reaching down, he grabbed his nuts and held them tightly as he yanked feverishly on his cock. Every muscle in his body was wound up. Every nerve danced vibrantly to life. Both of his heads throbbed relentlessly, ready to explode. Each breath came in ragged puffs as he moved closer to glory. When he finally reached his peak, the orgasm hit him with the force of a sandstorm.
"Sweet Jesus!" he exclaimed.
Bolts of electricity shot through his nervous system and his body felt as if it had caught fire. His cock erupted in volcanic proportions, shooting cum onto his stomach almost painfully. The shock was overwhelming, lifting his shoulders from the mattress, nearly folding his body in half. He rocked back and forth, screaming his joy over and over in consecutive 'ohs' for what seemed like forever. He continued to squeeze the tip of his cock until the spurting ceased and his throat was raw from his cries of ecstasy. Finally, he fell back onto the pillow, exhausted with his efforts. His lungs burned as he tried to refill them, but Dwayne didn't care. Even through his pain, he smiled. He had never felt so good in his life. Jeremy had made love to him with a skill that he hadn't known was there. It had been glorious, and he looked forward to doing it again.
So now that I've grabbed your attention...here's the blurb:
First Sergeant Dwayne Roman was asked to leave his life as a soldier. After suffering three years with regret and loneliness, he had the chance to get back what an unjust law and self-serving people took from him.
"Is there something wrong, sir?"
"I'm having a hard time starting the conversation that I must have with you, Sergeant."
Dwayne shifted in his seat. "I prefer the direct approach, sir. Perhaps you should just start at the beginning."
Commander Biggs sighed and faced him. "It's about you and your relationship with Private Styles."
Dwayne's heart rate accelerated. He could hear his blood rushing through his body. "What about it?"
"Your relationship with Private Styles. I'm going to need you to explain it, Sergeant Roman."
Dwayne's pulse raced as if he were running. The look on his commander's face was one of regret. His steady gaze looked somewhat saddened as he questioned him.
"I took Private Styles into my unit a yeah after his enlistment six years ago. I have taken him and a few others and formed a small team because they have shown extraordinary potential," he explained as calmly as he could. "He, as well as the others, has been exceptional in the fulfillment of his duties and behavior. I give them a little leeway because of that, but I hold them to a higher standard for the same reason. I don't treat Private Styles any differently than I do the others in his elite group."
The senior officer nodded and walked to his desk. He picked up an envelope and took it to Dwayne.
"This was given to me earlier today."
The commander sat at the edge of his desk and waited. Dwayne's brows furrowed as he shook the contents into his hand. As he read the papers, a crushing weight surrounded his heart. Tears of fury and pain stung his eyes, but he held them off. He flipped through the pages, knowing what was on them. The last page confirmed his fears. The thumping in his chest had reached heart-attack strength. His tie felt like a tourniquet around his neck, restricting his breathing. Suddenly he felt dizzy. He leaned forward on his knees holding his head.
Want to know a little more about Jaxx?
I have been told by many female friends that I am the perfect man that women are looking for... if only I sought them and not men. After thinking about that statement for a while I came to like it and have taken it as my own. My writings are a combination of some things that I have learned over the years, good and bad, mixed up with a lot of imagination. I can only hope that you like what you read.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but I escaped and I now live in Indiana. My dream is to buy a house near the beach and write all day and make enough money to live off of. I spend most of my time working a nine to five and traveling, when I can, to new and wondrous places that I can incorporate in my stories (or that will at least spark ideas for me). I do have love in my life thanks to my life partner, Hou, and our cat, Judo, who graciously lets us live with him in his house. So, all in all, I have a full and happy
FB fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jaxx-Steele/175209419218570
Jaxx blog: http://jaxxsteele.blogspot.com/
buy link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/glbt-bdsm-c-53_58/care-package-p-337