Please welcome H.C. Brown to my month long blog party, celebrating my Regency Naughty Nibble ‘To Sin with Scandal’ due out December 27 with Noble Romance Publishing.
H.C. Brown’s book, ‘Flogger Holiday Anthology’ is scheduled for release December 20. So glad to have you here, Heather!!!
Flogger’s Holiday Anthology is an anthology with yourself and Noble Romance writer Stormy Glenn. Can you tell us what was involved or needed to be covered in your story for the anthology to work? First, I must say it’s great to have another story published by Noble Romance. I loved working with Stormy again, she is such an inspiration. It seems we both have the same yen when it comes to writing about men or better still – two or three men. *wink*
Flogger is a gay BDSM club. Both stories are stand alone, delicious, erotic, love stories. They are based around two alpha male Doms and a slave auction at Floggers.
Can you tell us a little more about the book? My story is Dominate Me. My Dom is a tortured alpha by the name of Nash Mage. His sub, Damien, walked out and left Nash a dangerous and angry man. He is living on the edge. Nash needs a sweet sub to turn his life around, beneath his ‘bad boy’ image he is a Dom looking for love.
How much fun did you have writing this book, or were there times when you wanted to throw up your hands and walk away? This is my first contemporary BDSM book. I enjoyed telling this story. It was exciting to be inside the head of Nash Mage. I am in the process of writing more highly sensual BDSM. My next one is M/F but I will be writing another M/M BDSM very soon.
For those writers out there reading this and trying to break into publication, what advice would you give them? Never give up. We all get rejections. Saying to you that you should keep writing while you wait is good advice but to be honest, I can’t write a word during the submission process.
Did I get upset when I got a rejection- damn right I did—I’m only human. I put that story away and forgot about it, then started another one straight away.
Getting that first story published and continuing have your stories published is a lot of work. Learn from rejections, learn your craft and most importantly make sure you follow the submission guidelines.
Are you apart of any writing or critique groups? Would you recommend other aspiring authors to join organisations like the ones you mentioned? And how have they helped you to succeed and become a published author? I’m a member of RWA. I have manuscript readers who are not authors and critique partners. It’s a two way deal with CP’s we help each other improve our work. I need my manuscript readers because they give me important feedback. All these people contribute to becoming successful. Another thing, never be afraid to let your imagination gain wings and fly. Write from the heart and it will show in your work.
What’s next for H.C. Brown?
These are in the final stages.
Shifters and Demons – A new Pride of shifters for Noble Romance.
Make Me, Break Me, Love Me – A BDSM, Sci-Fi, M/F
Flashover- A Sequel to BURN – Sizzling Aussie Firemen
Nox – Book 2 Chronicles of Fae
Book 4 – Pride Brothers Series- Hawke
Thank you, for joining me today, Heather, and may I wish you all the best with your future writing career. Flogger Holiday Anthology sounds like a great read, can’t wait to read it myself. Heather has been kind enough to say she will drop in over the day and reply to any questions you may ask, so feel free to chat, we welcome all comments. You can find out more about H.C. Brown, her book(s) and works in progress on her blog. To Purchase Flogger Holiday Anthology please visit Noble Romance Publishing.
And the winner is…Serena Tatti!!!!
Heather will forward you a copy of Flogger Holiday Anthology after its release date.