1. What does "vanilla" mean to you?
Delicious dairy ice cream, long black pods with a gorgeous scent that I stick in the sugar canister and non-kinky fiction and sex, not necessarily in that order.
2. Is there any moment from your life that you remember in slow motion?
The place, year, month, date and time of a nervous breakdown I suffered. I can still recall how I felt in those moments when my life fell apart, but things after that are a blur, in fact there are days I don’t remember at all.
3. What's the most unsettling movie you've ever seen?
The Elephant Man with John Hurt. I found the story of Joseph Merrick to be heartbreaking. I couldn’t get it out of my head for days afterwards. That poor intelligent young man imprisoned within his own body and subjected to such cruelties and indignities.
4. If you had to get a tattoo on your face, what would you want it to look like?
Although I do love tattoos I don’t like to see them on the face. If I HAD to get one then I’d choose a gothic angel or something of that ilk because I’m fascinated with angels.
5. How many monkeys jumping on the bed?
None I hope. I truly don’t like monkeys. I don’t know why, but they give me the heebie jeebies and I am absolutely terrified of chimpanzees. I don’t even like looking at pictures of them.
6. Which of the books or stories you've written is your favourite?
I think probably ‘Moving On’ is my favourite because it contains some cathartic elements for me personally, and also because I’m rather fond of Thomas, the strict, eccentric but essentially kindhearted Dom in the story. He enjoys collecting and quoting proverbs. It was fun finding proverbs to suit different circumstances.
A visit to a Sunday morning car boot sale has unhappy repercussions for Andrew. He comes face to face with an object from his past, something he never thought he’d see again. Bad memories begin to resurface with a vengeance.
Driven by guilt and self-loathing he leaves his authoritarian partner Thomas and takes flight in order to avoid confronting his fears.
Thomas isn't the kind of man to just quietly accept his young lover’s disappearance. He sets out to find Andrew and help make him face up to his demons.
Buy links: http://www.fabianblackromance.com/moving-on