Quick Six TNG with D. L. King
What does “vanilla” mean to you?
Vanilla is my favorite flavor—of cakes, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sandwich cookies, etc. I’m not a chocolate fan. Vanilla, however, isn’t a word anyone who knows me would use to describe me. Just sayin’…
Is there any moment from your life that you remember in slow motion?
Freshman year of college: My dorm stairwell. Floor-to-ceiling glass. A storm. A first kiss. A bolt of lightening seen through the window, with thunder following only a split second later, the exact moment our mouths met. Cheesy romance plot? Nope. It actually happened. It felt like slow motion then and I still remember it that way.
What’s the most unsettling movie you’ve ever seen?
After Life with Liam Neeson. Unsettling in the extreme. I hated it but it has steadfastly refused to leave my consciousness. I’m actually mad at Liam Neeson for making the film, because I used to love him…
If you had to get a tattoo on your face, what would you want it to look like?
But, I don’t want a tattoo on my face. (whine, whine, whine) I used to think a tear would be nice, until I found out that had to do with time in prison, so I’ve since decided I don’t want a tear on my face, not having actually been convicted of anything and having to serve time. So, I suppose if I had to have something, it would be a small (and I do mean small, think Phoebe from Friends small) blue crescent moon, just below the outside of my right eye. It would match the big ones I have above my ass.
How many monkeys jumping on the bed?
No more monkeys jumping on the bed. ‘Nuff said.
Which of the books or stories you’ve written is your favorite?
No! But I can’t choose! So I’m going to go with blatant commercialism and promote my latest anthology. I’m the editor, but I also have a story in it. Does that count?
Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica from Cleis Press
This book seriously rocks and I’m really proud of it. There are fourteen stories in the book and while primarily straight, three are lesbian and one is gay. Here’s part of the back cover blurb:
For such a tightly laced age, Victorians spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal—proving, of course, that what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced…
Carnal Machines takes you to another world filled with brothels, flying machines, steam-powered sex toys, manor houses and spiritualist societies—even Doctor Watson makes a house call. Fantastic, fantasy-filled and stoked to full power, Carnal Machines is a steamy read that guarantees many happy endings.