Let me tell you I have been waiting for Spencer for ages. I absolutely loved Kerry’s first two books Just Human and Still Human. Natasha’s a Book Junkie review blog and loads of others loved these books and kept going on about them so I decided to check them out. Well I was totally blown away by these two books which are now .99 cents. I wrote to Kerry last year to tell her how much I loved her stories because I know authors love to hear from their fans. As a writer I love hearing from fans. I let her know that she is an inspiration to me as an aspiring writer. Kerry was super nice and wrote back with kind words and support. So when I found out their her new book Spencer was coming out, I counted the days until the release and I wanted to spread the word about her. See what she’s got to say about her first romance novel, favorite swear word and what other genre’s she’d like to write.
1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Danny?
My goodness you just go straight in with the impossible questions don’t you!?! I created Danny to be the ultimate romantic, with a huge side of damn sexy. How am I going to say I won’t marry him? He was my moment, my way to get the perfect guy out of my system so that I could start writing imperfect guys. So to not pick him as ultimate husband material is sacrilege!…and then you go and put him up against Kellan and Gideon! So here is the thing In many ways, I love Gideon more than Kellan, but Kellan is special. So, with that in mind…can’t I go off the cliff? I could die happy imagining a Danny/Kellan/Gideon menage…no? Ok FINE! Marry Danny, Screw Kellan and grope Gideon a bit, tell him I’m sorry and then close my eyes so I don’t have to watch him fall.
No I can’t. I know that as a child and teen I fell hard for every leading man in every film. But I can’t quite put my finger on when my first book love happened. I can tell you that when I read Jane Eyre at school, I remember feeling that it was one hell of a romance, when a lot of my friends just saw a depressing tale of a down trodden woman. I remember thinking they were missing the point. Jane was a social nobody in a time when that meant you were completely powerless, but yet she held all the power. She was an immensely strong female character and Mr. Rochester had no choice but to worship her in his uniquely standoffish, domineering way. A firm favourite of mine.
3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
Sexless romance should carry the warning -18 SFW, not because it can’t be good, just because I need to know what I’m getting into. As for types of stories I’d like to write, well I think ‘like’ might be the wrong word. I resolutely don’t read anything paranormal. Not that there is anything wrong with it, it just doesn’t float my boat. I have friends writing in the genre and I have read their work and been pleasantly surprised and slightly annoyed to enjoy what I’m reading. So the fact that I now have a paranormal character shouting at me over a perfectly good human one that I have already started writing, is slightly annoying. I’m having to do a lot of research now, but I’m reluctantly writing it. Technically, it’s m/m paranormal erotica. But I’ll try anything once.
4. What’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing or reading?
Oh thats tough. Only because I’m sure other authors, aka ‘better people’ say things like, spending time with their family, or jogging, or charity work. As much as I enjoy spending time with my family, my favourite thing to do is laugh. Hard. My witty amazing kids give me that pleasure, my extremely funny husband gives me that pleasure, but it is with my best friends that I laugh the hardest.
5. What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you when reading your books?
That I am my toughest critic.
6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word? British ones are so much better than US ones.
Spencer by Kerry Heavens
Description: @TheSpencerRyan exudes confidence,
I mean, have you seen him???
His dark good looks and tattooed muscled perfection are too much.
He’s hot. Lickably hot.
And he has a way with words that leaves me breathless.
But cocky doesn’t even cover it, this guy is so arrogant you have to fight back.
But God he’s so lickable!
The thing is though, he looks like sex but he’ll taste like jackass.
@OMGJazzyP is a sexy, annoying ball of rage in fuck-me heels and she hates me.
Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her, so she lets him go without a fight when his parents make him move back to America. She knows she will never love anyone like she loved him, but she has to move on.
Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him, because she does nothing to get him to stay, so he goes quietly when his parents leave the UK. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her, but he has to move on.
Twelve years on, they have made a good job of pretending, they may have almost forgotten. But when they get in touch via Facebook, it seems that it is all still there. They quickly find that they are intensely compatible in ways they hadn’t even begun to explore before they were forced apart.
Can they put aside their fears and give it a go? Or will deep rooted doubts and insecurities tear them apart?