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Friday, 3 April 2015

Author Spotlight; Andrew Jericho


Welcome, my darlings. Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing the amazing Andrew Jericho, author of the Rock Stars series.

Amara: Hello there Andrew, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Why don’t you start by telling us about your latest release?

Andrew: Flirting with Heaven, is the third book in the Rock Stars series, inspired by the glam bands of the 80’s and 90’s—the big hair, make-up, drama, and sexuality.  The lifestyle of the Rock Hard band members reflects that time period.  I would further describe the book as romantic, passionate, and erotic. All three words in that order, as the men in the story blend romance with passionate eroticism.  My writing is not for the faint of heart.

All titles in the series are MMMMM erotic romances.  There are five men, and five committed hearts.  Not only do I depict their relationship dynamics, but I have explored the sexuality each of them share individually, as couples, and finally as a ménage à cinq. Also, I’ve woven a book series where the activities of a rock ‘n’ roll band cross over into a more intimate portrayal of the men behind the music. 

I hope my readers enjoy the Rock Stars series as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. 

Amara: Damn, that's a lot of Ms. This series is on my TBR pile. Have you always wanted to be an author, and what inspired you to write?

Andrew: I don’t believe I ever had an epiphany that writing was my calling. I began my career as a freelance journalist and photographer, and became a ManLove erotic romance author in November, 2012 upon the publication of my first book Ripped with Siren-BookStrand Publishing.  So, in a sense, I’ve always been a writer in one form or another.

Amara: A journalist and photographer, that's so cool. So, what have you written to date?

Andrew: I’ve written nine books.  My latest, Hard Times (Prison Masters 1), has a tentative release date of May 9th with Siren-BookStrand Publishing.  In addition, I have a collection of short stories, available as free reads, on my Website.  Many of these shorts were published at ManLove Authors. 

Amara: I actually read Two Men In Love last night, and loved it. The free reads are amazing, Andrew. So, want to tell us about any future projects?

Andrew: Currently, I have two WIP.  They are listed below:
  • Queen of Hearts (Drag Show 2)
  • Untitled (Rock Stars 4)

Amara: Do you have any unusual writing rituals?

Andrew: I like routines, but am also fond of spontaneity.  I’ve written under different circumstances and surroundings, so it would be hard to pinpoint just one. 

Amara: If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?

Andrew: I get writers block all the time.  In addition, I’m a slow writer.  My theory for coping is when a story is ready to be told I’ll write it.  I can’t force the process. 

Amara: List your top ten snacks while writing.

Andrew: I don’t eat a great deal when writing, but I can list ten snacks I enjoy. 
1. Chips and Salsa and / or Cheese Dip
2. Popcorn
3. Pretzels
4. Almonds
5. Graham Crackers
6. Granny Smith Apples
7. Bananas
8. Cottage Cheese
9. Swiss Cheese
10. York Peppermint Patties

Amara: Mmmm now I'm hungry! Does your nearest and dearest know what you write, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?

Andrew: My partner, John, knows what I write.  He’s my muse.  Living with such an attractive flamboyant gay man gives me numerous inspirational ideas as a writer.  I infuse my characters with bits and pieces of the man who shares my life.

Amara: That's so sweet, thank you for sharing. What kind of books did you enjoy reading when you were younger? Who popped your erotica cherry?

Andrew: I consider poets to be authors.  I am fond of the Romantic Poets:  Wordsworth, Keats, Bryon, Coleridge, and Shelley. The favorite works among them would be far too many to list. I didn’t start reading ManLove until several years before my first book was published.

Amara: Who is your favourite author?

Andrew: There are too many to list. 

Amara: *cough* Amara Lebel *cough* What do you do in your free time?

Andrew: I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, eclectic tastes in music and the arts, and browsing the local library and art galleries.

Amara: Tell us five things about yourself not many people would know.

Andrew:
1. I only wear silver mirrored aviator sunglasses.
2. I have a valet box on my nightstand which stores my keys, ring, sunglasses, wallet, and watch.
3. As a young man, I often had dreams of joining the ROTC in college and becoming a military officer.   I also wondered what being a law enforcement officer, or firefighter would be like as well.
4. During the spring of 1993, John and I took a cross-country motorcycle trip to the West Coast.  In the fall of the same year, we decided to visit the opposite side of the States, as we took a similar venture towards the Eastern Sea Board
5. I have severe anxiety and panic disorders, several phobias, and gender dysphoria. My symptoms are many, and continually mix themselves up on a daily basis. Some days are worse than others. If you’ve seen the movie “What About Bob”—I’m can be Bob. LOL

Amara: Final and most important question…. Chocolate or caramel??

Andrew: Chocolate

Amara: WooHoo that's the right answer ;)
Thank you again for stopping by Andrew, its been a pleasure! 


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Blurb:
[Ménage and More ManLove: Erotic Alternative Older Hero Ménage Romance, M/M/M/M/M, light bondage, sex toys, HEA]

“We are flirting with Heaven, on the brink of paradise.  I intend to put an end to our hell.” When Dr. Zane Foster shares those words, he is holding all four of the men he loves in his arms. Adam, Rock Hard’s front man, has spent the last two weeks in Zane’s bedroom, recovering from his breakdown at the press conference. He has put the doctor in temporary control of his family. All of them have been calling Zane daddy for weeks.

When Adam decides he wants Zane to make decisions for the band on a permanent basis, the front man struggles with pride. Adam feels his inability to create harmony is the reason Deuce, L.T., and Jamie are pulling away. Jamie is intersex, and discovers he is pregnant. Will the unusual revelation of how the pregnancy occurred, and the discovery of the other biological father, bring Rock Hard closer together, or threaten to divide them permanently? 

Note: This book contains double anal penetration.
A Siren Erotic Romance



Excerpts:

Story:
Zane handed one of the jewelry boxes to Adam. When the front man opened the lid, his eyes glassed with tears.

“Just what I asked for,” Adam said.

“Then, you do want our arrangement to be a more permanent one?”

“Are you asking me if I want you to be our daddy always?”

“I only agreed for a little while, you know.”

“Not if that’s what I want,” Adam countered, “because, Zane, it is.”

Zane’s hand was now smoothing the dirty blond, shoulder-length hair away from Adam’s face. When the front man closed his eyes, leaning into Zane’s touch, the doctor caressed his partner’s cheek with the back of his hand.

“Are you sure, Adam? That is an important step for all of us. Up until now, you have been in complete control.”

“Really?” Adam asked sarcastically. “Do you believe that, Zane? I don’t. I haven’t been in control in a long time.”

Now, Adam stood and walked to the window. Zane followed, putting his arms around his partner’s waist.

“I’m so jealous,” Adam said.

“Of what?” Zane asked, kissing the top of Adam’s hair.

“Of you.”

Adam turned to face him. More tears were forming in his partner’s eyes. When they spilled onto his cheeks, the doctor used his fingertips to wipe them away.

“I’ve never completely dealt with my jealousy toward you,” Adam spoke again.

“Adam, I am only in control right now because it is what you wanted. I do not want the responsibility if you are not comfortable with the dynamic. My dominance with you is not about me wanting to take control. What we share is about you giving me the opportunity to be what you need.”

“Then, I need you to be in control, but it doesn’t mean I don’t regret not having strength of my own. I want my partners to look at me like they do you. I want you to look at me like that. I—”

“Then maybe we still need to explore this before we go any further,” Zane interrupted.
“Further, as in?”

“Further as in, our new beginning. Adam, your partners love you. They do look at you like you desire, but are you able to open your heart to accept it?”

“I can’t stay in your bedroom alone anymore, can I?”

The look of hurt on Adam’s face broke Zane’s heart. He took his lover into his arms, holding him close.

“I am afraid not, sweetheart.”

“Deuce and I reconciled today, like you asked.”

“Like I asked? Adam, I would not suggest you let David hear that. I want you two to reconcile because it is what both of you desire. He loves you very much, and is trying hard to recover. David does not need a partner who cannot make up his mind whether he forgives him or not. That may sound blunt, but it is truth. All of us make mistakes, even you, Adam Foster.”

Adam’s expression prompted Zane’s next comment.

“No, I have not forgotten my desire for the four of you to take my name.”

“That’s contradictory to everything we’ve discussed.”

“Maybe,” Zane countered. “I asked you to come to my room tonight to discuss the design of the rings.”

“We’ve discussed them.”

“All I asked, Adam, was for you to be sure. Because once I give each of you those rings tonight, there will not be any going back and forth. I am a kind and gentle man, but I am also one who does not play games. I want nothing more than to be a daddy to the four of you, but something as meaningful and symbolic as exchanging rings should be on a more permanent level. The design of the ring itself suggests the intended dynamic.”

“I want to move forward.”

“All right, Adam.”

“Can I ask what you have in mind?”

Zane said nothing in reply. Instead, he cupped both of Adam’s cheeks between his hands. He lowered his lips to capture the front man’s mouth in an intimate kiss. Adam moaned, sinking into his arms. Zane pulled Adam’s body close against his own.

“Always fit so perfectly,” Zane said between kisses.

“Like I’m melting into the curves and crevices of your body,” Adam replied.

“No lovemaking, Adam,” Zane spoke, “at least not tonight. I have promised Lemmuel my company.”

When Adam pulled back, searching Zane’s face, the doctor rubbed his thumb across his lover’s swollen lips.

“I have asked Lemmuel to marry me.”

Zane closely watched Adam’s expression, as his partner pulled away from his grasp. Adam had turned once more to face the window.

“I want to marry all of you legally,” Adam said. “The law thinks otherwise. L.T. always desired that with me, and I couldn’t give it to him. Now, another man can. What does Jamie think about all this? I hope you asked him first.”

“James wants me to marry Lemmuel. I’ve asked them both to move into my bedroom.”
“I see,” Adam replied.

“Adam, part of my discussion tonight is we need to stop living in the past.”

“What exactly does my future hold, Zane?”

“Not bitterness, for one thing.”

“Then what?”

“What I’ve seen slowly happening between the five of us for the last two weeks. What I want more than anything else. I see it in your eyes now, sweetheart.”

“I have regrets.”

“All of us do. Please, don’t let your pride and bitterness get in the way of your family’s happiness.
“The fax machine is printing,” Adam said.

Zane turned his attention to the corner office in his room. He walked to the machine and retrieved the documents.

“Let us go find the rest of our partners,” Zane replied. “We can discuss the results tonight as well.”


Adult:
Adam smiled when Jamie’s eyes made contact with Zane’s stare. The doctor was lying next to Jamie on the bed. Zane had secured their young partner’s hands over his head. From where Adam knelt, he had a view of their fingers stretching Jamie’s anal opening. Zane’s face was near Jamie’s ear.  Even though Adam couldn’t hear the private words the doctor shared, he knew they were erotic. With his other hand, Adam reached down and caressed the back of L.T.’s head, as his drummer continued to suck Jamie’s dick.

“Kiss me, baby,” Deuce said.

Adam’s face was turned so their lips met. Deuce’s touch was passionate. Adam moaned when his lover parted his mouth with his tongue.

“Holy shit, Deuce,” Adam spoke between the lingual caresses.

Adam’s body was on fire. His cock was harder than it had been since before Deuce’s alcohol addiction. From their lovemaking the previous night, something had changed between them. Deuce was making those silent promises a reality. There was sincerity in Deuce’s touch.

“Are you ready, James?” Zane asked.

Jamie’s eyes met Adam’s face.

“Do not look at Adam,” Zane continued talking. “I want you to stare at me, in my eyes, and tell me you want David and Adam to penetrate your tight ass. Tell me, James.”

“I want Deuce and Adam to penetrate me, Daddy,” Jamie replied.

“Good boy. If it becomes too intense, or painful they will stop. I am in control. Do you trust me?”
Jamie nodded, while he continued to meet the doctor’s stare.

“Adam,” Zane said, “slide your dick inside.”

“Baby, you heard the doctor,” Deuce spoke.

Adam spread Jamie’s thighs as far as they would go.  He bent his lover’s legs against his chest. L.T. stopped sucking Jamie’s cock, joining Zane in caressing their young partner’s upper body. Adam lined his cockhead against Jamie’s entry. He pressed forward. His dick slipped passed the rim with a tight pop.

“Adam!” Jamie moaned.

“So tight, little bitch,” Adam replied.

“James, once I am sure you are all right, Lemmuel and I are going to put both of our dicks inside your mouth. Four men will be penetrating you in every hole.”

 Adam smiled. All Jamie could do was whimper. He bent forward. His cock continued to press within the tight walls of his lover’s anal cavity. Slowly he bottomed out. Deuce was pumping his fingers, and Adam felt their continual caress against his shaft.

“I love you, Jamie,” Adam said, placing his full weight on his partner’s body.

Jamie wound his arms around Adam’s neck, but was still making eye contact with Zane. The brush of Zane’s skin against Adam’s body, while the doctor lay next to them on the bed, also caused Adam to groan in pleasure.

“David,” Zane said, “be gentle.”

Adam was beyond aroused. He had reached a point where nothing else mattered except finding release for him and the four men he loved. Zane was right, their commitment and the intimacy they shared during lovemaking was reaching somewhere Adam never wanted to leave. All of them were together, working toward uniting their hearts into something the front man believed would keep them together in harmony forever, or at least for the moment he carried that hope.

“Fuck he’s tight, Adam!” Deuce said.

“Holy shit, Deuce!” Adam spoke. “I can feel you stretching him, and rubbing me at the same time!”
“Enjoy the sensation,” Zane said, “because when I feel James is ready, Lemmuel and I are going to share it, too.”

“It hurts!” Jamie whimpered.

“Shh…James. Look into my eyes,” Zane said. “Guys, pull out a little bit. Stop thrusting. Lemmuel, come here and take my place. Look into James’s eyes and tell him you love him and promise it is going to feel good.”

Holy shit! Fuck! Adam’s thoughts were racing. His dick was throbbing, aching to release inside of Jamie’s body. Instead, he tried to focus on L.T.’s tenderness with the bass player. Zane had rolled away from them, reaching into his nightstand, retrieving an empty syringe. He opened the package, filled it with lube, and then tossed it to Deuce.

“My version of a lube shooter,” Zane said. “Get this inside of James.”

“I love you, candy cane,” L.T. said. “Doll baby, don’t you know all of us here are your tops and care about your pleasure. Now focus, beautiful. Those big beautiful eyes are looking up at me, wanting release.”

“Feels better,” Jamie said.

“I would image so…all that lube inside you,” L.T. replied.

Adam had begun to thrust again, next to Deuce. The two of them had their full weight on Jamie’s chest. Their lover was cuddled against them, as they wrapped their arms around not only each other, but the man who had accepted both of their dicks into his body.





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Author Bio:
Andrew Jericho is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing, and a long supporter of LGBTQ rights. His writing proves love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation.  In their purest forms, Andrew has seen those concepts transform characters into better individuals. 

He is a gay transgender man, who lives with his partner, John Jericho, and family.  He enjoys photography, eclectic tastes in music and the arts, and browsing the local library and art galleries.  All of Andrew’s work can be found at:  AndrewJericho


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