It's Wednesday, it's Hump Day and today it's Keira Andrews' turn in the hot seat…
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Buying Scrivener, which I believe was $35 or so. I find it invaluable in keeping myself organized while writing a first draft.
Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
Since I write for a living, I generally work nine to five. But I have the freedom for wiggle room, and sometimes I'll end up working late or starting early.
What is your favorite childhood book?
As a small child, Curious George Goes to the Hospital was my absolute favourite. I was into hurt/comfort from an early age! My parents actually gave me a copy as an adult, and it has a place of honour on my bookshelf. 🙂
You step outside the and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?
Travel! Probably also buy a house, but travel was the first thing that popped into my mind. I love exploring new places.
Ketchup. I hate it, but have it in case guests want it or to occasionally use in my mom's recipe for curry dip.
Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate’s sinful touch?
Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it’s concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he’s sailing to the fledging colony, where he’ll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family’s financial gain. Then pirates strike and he’s kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World.
Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don’t deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel’s father—the very man whose treachery forced him into piracy—and he’s sure Nathaniel is just as contemptible.
Yet as days pass in close quarters, Nathaniel’s feisty spirit and alluring innocence beguile and bewitch. Although Hawk knows he must keep his distance, the desire to teach Nathaniel the pleasure men can share grows uncontrollable. It’s not as though Hawk would ever feel anything for him besides lust…
Nathaniel realizes the fearsome Sea Hawk’s reputation is largely invented, and he sees the lonely man beneath the myth, willingly surrendering to his captor body and soul. As a pirate’s prisoner, he is finally free to be his true self. The crew has been promised the ransom Nathaniel will bring, yet as danger mounts and the time nears to give him up, Hawk’s biggest battle could be with his own heart.
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy, and paranormal fiction and — although she loves delicious angst along the way — Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said:
“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”