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Thursday 11 October 2012

Author Interview - Welcome H.C. Brown and KevaD

Here today at Pick a Genre Already I'm excited to have multi-published author H.C. Brown and author / journalist, DA Kentner, KevaD.  H.C. and KevaD have joined forces for an exciting new erotic romance series entitled Game Play. The first of which Sea Games has just been released by Liquid Silver Books.

Author :  H.C. Brown & KevaD

Title :  Sea Games

Genre :  Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher :  Liquid Silver Books

Release Date :  8 October 2012

Buy Link :  www.lsbooks.com

Author Websites :  www.hcbrown-author.com          www.kevad.net

Author Blogs :  www.hcbrownauthoroferoticromance.blogspot.com



Brian Bowers is a man on a mission. Revenge weighs heavy on his mind. The need to punish the woman he once loved above all others falls into tatters the moment he sets eyes on her again. Fifteen years of walking on the fine edge between love and hate ends in an explosion of lust.

Patrice, sophisticated and wealthy, has her own agenda. She knows how to use her body to get what she wants. But Bowers knows how to play the game.

Set in a world of indulgence, Sea Games follows two hearts as they battle memories of the past. Will they win or lose a future together?

Now let's have some fun. Please Welcome H.C. Brown and KevaD...

What was your favourite book as a child/teenager? 

H.C.      Peter Pan

KevaD   Curious George. Apparently, I liked yellow hats.

Who was the first author or what was the first book you read that introduced you to the genre that you most enjoy writing in?

H.C.   I actually don't read many of the genres I write. Everything I write comes from my head or research. My favourite author is Diana Gabaldon.  I enjoy a well written historical romance. 

KevaD  “Ivanhoe” and “Siddhartha” introduced me to the intensity and beauty that could be instilled into a sentence.  Don Pendleton's 'The Executioner' series utilized strong values and high morality while kicking serious butt. He also included an active love interest. Pendleton broke some boundaries with his stories and characters, and we see his influence in many famous authors' works today. 

Do you believe in love at first sight? And if so have you ever been so afflicted? Did you do anything about it? (Did you go for it?)

H.C.      Yes and I married him three weeks later.

KevaD    I used to fall in love at first sight frequently. Sobriety cured me.

Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about? Mine is over using the word 'harshly'.

H.C.      Elipses.

KevaD   I tend to find a new word to fall in love with in each project. Thank God for my  critique partners and the large hammers they use to beat me. In my latest work in progress I locked onto “teeth” for whatever reason. I'm also a huge fan of “but.” 

Have you ever suffered from writer's block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?

H.C.    No. I suffer from not enough time to write syndrome. I think writers block is boredom. If a story bores an author it is not going to interest the reader.

KevaD  Writers block for me is usually a scene I haven't worked out in my head beforehand. I'll either work on something else or go for a drive or find some other place I can be alone to play out the scene in my mind. True story - I once had all my characters sit down in the living room and discuss the scene with each other while I took notes. The female lead's tapping her foot while pretending to sip her coffee sparked the direction the chapter eventually took. Yeah. My wife thinks I'm nuts too.

                 H K     I love that, KevaD! I can almost picture it. Hmm, What does that say about me?

H.C. and KevaD, can you describe to us your writing process when working with a co-author? How did it work for you?
H.C.     KevaD scares me to death. He writes so fast he reminds me of the Road Runner beep beep -- here's another chapter. I wish I could write fast but I plod along. KevaD is professional and expects a high standard and so do I, so co-authoring works for us.

KevaD   H.C. afraid of me? Pfft. The woman's a demon on paper. She makes what I write better. Believe me, I'm reaping the benefits of her expertise. Basically, we write our own stories or chapters and then hand it off for the other to improve upon and/or add their unique touch or flavor. It takes trust and a united vision, and I have total trust and faith in H.C. To answer the unasked question of how do we resolve a difference of opinion, we go by who first wrote the scene and what their initial vision for it was. Remember - trust in each other is huge.  

Do you base your characters on real-life people or situations?

H.C.     Rarely. For me, other things trigger characters, a song or a film clip. Events like mudslides and the like trigger stories too.

KevaD   I'm a people watcher, so, real life inspires character traits. A unique walk, how a person rubs their nose when concentrating, the turn of a wrist before a person speaks when making a point, an odd word repeatedly used - all of those have found their way into my work. I have incorporated places I've visited or things I've done into stories, but never actual people into it.

What genre(s) do you write in?

H.C.     Whatever moves me at the time. Historical, paranormal, fantasy, mystery, contemporary, sci-fi and BDSM so far.

KevaD   Name it, I'll write it. I despise mental boundaries.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

H.C.     Where I live now. Close to the beach in Australia…paradise. Oops there's an ellipse. I had to slip one in :)

KevaD   I agree. Where I live now, though there are places I would love to visit and probably won't ever have the chance.

If you could live in any era, which would it be?

H.C.     I like technology, so now is good but before Atlantis vanished sounds like a fun time in history. I mean, all those naked guys jumping over bulls. You gotta love that.

               H K   Indeed! 

KevaD  There's a part of me that would have liked to see North America before man made his imprint on it.

If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?

H.C.     As a friend, Flame in Hurt Me Good. As a hunk, Nox in the Pride Brothers Series- who wouldn't love a seven foot tall fairy?

KevaD   I'd enjoy dinner conversation with Cheryl from Sunday Awakening, though I'm not too sure she wouldn't stab me before the night was over. She has a mean streak.

What are you reading right now?

H.C.      Sandra Brown, Two Alone.

KevaD   Uhm…nothing. I'm swamped with work at the moment. Writing, edits, my column, blogs, contest judging, don't leave me any time to read. After November I'll delve into a few books for sheer pleasure.

If there was a movie made of your life what would it be called? Which celebrity would want to play you?

H.C.     Diversity - Heather Locklear

KevaD  Diversity - Heather Locklear

                H K  That would be something to see! 

If you were to do a reality show, which one would it be?

H.C.      I have no idea lol.

KevaD   I was actually filmed for a segment of COPS once, but they didn't use it. The History channel did tape me discussing some photographs from Bonnie and Clyde's autopsies for one of their programs that aired. Yup. True.

                  H K  Bonnie and Clyde autopsy photos. That sounds interesting. But I'm afraid to ask for any details concerning the Cops episode. Including the obvious question; were you there as a journalist, a witness or a suspect? Just kidding! 

Name a celebrity, athlete, musician, etc. you'd most like to get naughty with. 

H.C.      I have a very jealous husband, so I'll pass.

KevaD   Demi Moore.

Tell us about your new release...

“Sea Games” is H.C.'s and my version of two former lovers reunited during a sea cruise. Separated when teens, their lives have taken vastly different paths. Now, all the hurt and anger surfaces and instead of confronting each other, they decide to begin a game with their hearts the ante, and love the prize to be won or lost.

Here's an Excerpt from H.C.'s and KevaD's Sea Games... 

The temperature dropped to nipple hardening. Clouds machine-gunned the ocean, tufts of water splaying wherever rain bullets struck. Waves large enough to give a schooner captain a migraine crested and crashed with no effect on the cruise ship's journey. The wind tousled his hair, rain pelted his cheeks but Bowers continued his solitary vigil as dime-sized balls pattered around him. One smacked his forehead, sending icy water fragments rolling down his nose.

“I brought you some ice cream, but maybe you should eat it inside.”

He closed his eyes in the hope she'd go away and let his mind come to terms with how she'd thrown open the draperies shading their past. “There's a storm on the way. You should get inside.”

“Just one lick.”

Bowers forced a smile. “I never really cared that much for strawberry. You go enjoy it.”

“It's butter pecan, your favorite. The rain's melting it though, so you might want to at least take a bite. For me? Please?”

Opening his eyes, he snorted a chuckle and turned his head.

She held her dress open. Raindrops streaked milky trails through the ice cream smothering her breasts.

His cock swelled. His mind numbed.

Patrice let the dress slide off her and gripped the sleeveless openings of his shirt. Her eyes glistened as they darted back and forth scanning his face. Rain sparkled on her lips and flattened her hair. His heart hammered an ache for what they'd once had.

“We both need to know what it would be like now, BB.” Her eyelids drooped, her lips parted, inviting him to take the final step.

A furnace of anger fired in his gut, but why, he wasn't sure. “Damn you, Patrice.”

She touched her mouth to his. Her heat swarmed over his tongue, her taste a sweet memory.

“Be my Backdoor Boyfriend one more time.” The words slithered out heavy and searing with desire. “Do what you really want to do. Punish me. Make it hurt.”

Sounds like a hit to me!

Thank you both for being here. This was a lot of fun! 


  1. Wowser.
    Quite an excerpt.
    An interesting interview--two diverse authors making each other better. It's what I'd imagine it would be like to write a book with my crit partner.
    I'm trying the "sit down in the living room" technique for the scene I'm currently stuck on.
    Cheers, Kelly

    1. Thank you, Kelly. We had a blast writing this story.

  2. Thanks for dropping by and a big thank you to HK for having us today. I have a give away for the best comment so pass it on :-)

  3. Thank you for being here H.C. and KevaD. It's been great fun!

    1. Our pleasure! Thanks for having us.
      BTW, I was a cop for 23+ years. =)

      Regarding Bonnie and Clyde, when I was dealing antiques I was approached by a woman whose ancestor had been involved with the autopsies. She had documented original photographs and a number of bullets. Working with the History Channel, one of the bullets was identified as coming from the body of a police officer who had been killed. One of Bonnie's relatives was originally charged, but that particular bullet proved to be from one of Bonnie's known rifles and the relative was released from custody. No one knew what had ever happened to the bullet. The fact it had surfaced caused quite a stir amongst collectors.

      Thanks again!

    2. My Pleasure! Thank you!

      Journalist, author, antiques dealer and policeman. You are a man off all trades. But I have a feeling we have only scratched the surface. I am intrigued.

      The Bonnie and Clyde bullet is also an incredible story. Thank you for filling us in. That's amazing!

  4. Great interview and my-oh-my, that is definitely a captivating excerpt. Congrats on the new release!


    1. Many thanks, Jen. That scene was a lot of fun to put together.

  5. Wow that last line is enticing...Great interview!

    1. Hello, Donna, and thanks so much! What happens next in the scene is even better. ;-)

  6. I love the cover and agree that the last line makes me want to read more!

  7. Hello Noelle,

    Thank you! I'm very pleased with the cover. I thought the artist captured the story concept perfectly.