by Thom Collins
Committed. Driven. Ambitious. I think it would be impossible to write a book without those three things. In the past, when I haven’t had the commitment or drive, I’ve been left with piles of barely started manuscripts. These days, I don’t allow myself to get distracted or to abandon a story because I have another idea. A great idea with still be great once I finish the thing I’m writing. There’s no reason to abandon a project for another one.
2. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why (send pictures!).
This is easy because for most of my characters, I cast them before I begin, and keep pictures of the actors to hand while I’m working. So, for Jamie, I’ll have Jamie Lomas, a British soap opera actor. Dexter would be Alfred Enoch, who was in the Harry Potter films, and his fabulous mother Davina would be Shelia Ferguson, from The Three Degrees.
3. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?
This will sound strange because I haven’t seen the movie, but in Cocktail, there’s a scene when Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shue make out under a waterfall. I only know this from the video of the Beach Boys song Kokomo which features in the film. I watch the video all the time on You Tube and that scene looks fun, glamourous, exotic and very sexy. I love it when they both slip off their swimming costumes beneath the water and fling them away.
4. What’s your wildest fantasy?
I don’t really have one. I indulged most of them in my twenties and got it out of my system back them. Threesomes, groups, fetish clubs – been there, done that. So, these days, I think I’ll just say – making out with a young Tom Cruise under a tropical waterfall. That will do nicely.
5. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
I’m quite superstitious so I’ll pass on this one. I feel whatever I say could jinx things for the future.
6. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
One thing leaps to mind. We used to have an annual summer gala where I lived, and each year a local celebrity would come to kick things off. Because it was a fishing community, a local child would be chosen to present the celebrity with a dressed salmon as part of the opening ceremony. When I was about seven or eight, I was chosen to present the fish. The celebrity was a local newsreader and I didn’t like him at all. After a lot of drama during which I refused to go on stage, my mother eventually dragged me on. All I remember is dashing forward, throwing this salmon straight at the newsreader, and running away. I wish we’d had phone cameras back then, because I’d love to see his reaction to that again.
Boxers or Briefs? Briefs
Top or Bottom? Versatile – why limit yourself?
Pajamas or nude? Nude
Hairy chests or smooth? Hairy
Alpha or Beta? Argh. My most hated words in the whole romance genre. I would banish both from our vocabulary. Sorry.
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