PDS: My stories are mostly m/m contemporary - romance isn’t quite right, romance/adventure? Adventure /romance? The guys do get down for some lovin’ but the action is as important as the relationship. My “Mountain” stories are set in the Colorado high country and the characters work in a national forest as rangers or at a ski resort. I did sneak an m/m pirate story in there -- Arrr!
2. What are you reading right now?
PDS: I always have one fiction and one non-fiction book going at the same time; I’m in the middle of AK Miles’ “Taking it Easy,” which is m/m with truckers, and “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay. My tastes are eclectic.
3. I hear music in the background…what's playing?
PDS: The Old Blind Dogs - they are a Scottish/Celtic trad group, with a lot of other ethnic influences. The lead singer, Jim Malcolm (he’s since left the band, darn it) could read the phone book and I’d listen to every syllable.
4. Do you have a favourite naughty word?
PDS: The short, honest body part words: cock, balls, ass. Fuck is great, too, but only if it’s used in a positive sexual way.
5. Is there a word or phrase that absolutely makes you cringe?
PDS: “Fuck” when used in a negative way -- I hate that a joyful human interaction word can be used for doing someone wrong. Most of the more flowery descriptions of sex organs are cringe-worthy, or just make me laugh. Either way, it breaks the mood.
6. Be honest: What are you snacking on?
PDS: Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. I get a bag at Costco now and then for a special treat. Want some?
7. How can readers find out more about you and your work?
PDS: All of my published stories are through Torquere Press, so see this handy link for a complete list. http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=275&main_page=index. My novel “Snow on the Mountain” came out very close to my Christmas short “Mistletoe on the Mountain;” both are continuations of Jake and Kurt’s story, begun in “Fire on the Mountain.” They stand alone, but you want to read them all. *wink*
To sum up “Fire” -- Forest rangers put out fires, not start them. How can Jake focus on patrolling the wilderness when his hot partner, Kurt, keeps throwing fuel on his libido?
They don’t have it any easier in “Snow” -- A winter spent working at a ski resort should be fun for Jake and Kurt, but there’s danger everywhere on the mountain. Good thing they have each other-- or do they?
“Fire on the Mountain” is also available at your favorite ebook sites such as AllRomanceEbooks and Fictionwise.Free reads, news, and reviews are all on my website, http://pdsinger.wordpress.com/ , so swing by and get a little taste of the hot men in the high mountains!
I absolutely will check out your men. I wish I were on a mountain right now! Urban life is driving me a little nuts. Okay, more than a little. If I have to listen to any more hammering from the apartment downstairs, I am going to throw myself out the window. I think they're renovating the kitchen or something...I don't know...it's just loud and making it impossible to write. Argh.
Anyway, enough about me. Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds? Seriously? That sounds lovely but strange...like so many of us...
Okay, I'm starting to sound a little crazy. I'm going to stop now. Thanks for the interview!