For the fourth of five character interviews, lets welcome Mike to the blog! It’s so nice to have you here, Mike.
Mike: Thanks for having me. Pretty spacious blog. And fancy too, I don’t know if I’m dressed well enough.
Well, no one can see what you’re wearing.
Mike: Then they can’t tell that I’m naked. That’s a good thing.
Awesome. So tell me a bit about yourself? What do you do for a living?
Mike: Why does every guy ask that? It’s like the first question you get asked. Why not ask me something else, like have you read any good books lately? Or do you like to cook?
Okay. Have you read any good books lately? Do you like to cook?
Mike: I just finished reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Awesome book full of fascinating people. And I like to cook, but William just normally orders take out.
And William is your partner?
Mike: He’s my husband, yes.
How long have you guys been married?
Mike: Five years. It’s okay, I like being married. I just with we’d sleep together, just once, though.
What do you mean? Haven’t you ever slept together?
Mike: Nope. We sleep around with other people and tell each other about it afterwards. It used to be fun, actually. Like I was on some sort of sexual escapade.
It’s not fun now?
Mike: (shrugs) I guess. I just wish I had a relationship with someone that I was actually able to build something with.
But you and William have a home together?
Mike: Nah, it’s not a home. It’s four walls that hold our stuff. A home is a place filled with warmth and comfort. We don’t have that.
I’m sorry to bring all this up for you.
Mike: It’s all good. I don’t have to go see a shrink later. And you’re a good listener.
Have you ever tried to tell William how you feel?
Mike: Nah, he’s always got his dick in someone, you know? (shakes head) I don’t know. I love him. I mean, he’s my husband, right? But I don’t love this.
So tell him. Be honest with him about how you feel. What’s the worst that could happen?
Mike: We actually sleep together?
Well, sure. That’s one way to look at it.
Mike: Thanks. Thanks for listening. Did you want to fool around?
No, thank you. I’m all good…
Here’s a bit about the book:
What does it take to find love in the gay community?
In a world filled with one-night stands, glory hole blowjobs and weeklong romances, what does it take to find love? This is just what our protagonist Blaine worries about. Unlike his friends, he wants to settle down.
Chuck is just looking for Mr. Right Now. A self-proclaimed jock, he is always on the lookout for a good time. But what happens when a good time becomes a very good time? Does he run away from his feelings? Or admit them to himself?
Mike and William are having problems. Marital problems. Though they don’t sleep together, they do like to sleep with others and share their stories. They had wanted a no strings attached marriage. But they did not count on actually falling in love. With each other!
Nancy is just looking for love. True and honest love. Though a little bit eccentric, he is nonetheless good to go when he catches a bartender’s eye. But is Devon what he seems? Or does a secret lurk there?
Poppy is a little distraught. A self-proclaimed man hating lipstick lesbian, she’s beginning to have doubts about her sexuality. It may have something to do with the baby in her stomach. Her lover River Moon Falls will be pissed if she finds out!
She does the only thing she can do: turns to her best friend Blaine for help. Despairing that he will ever meet Mr. Right, Blaine is surprised to find him in Justin, the father of Poppy’s unborn son….
When all of these people come together, love is sure to show up somewhere…
You can meet Mike in Lust and Lemonade, available April 20th from Renaissance Press! Learn more here: http://renaissancebookpress.com/