Rasputin’s Kiss – Interview and Giveaway with L.M.Somerton
My guest this week is L.M.Somerton, who is here to answer some questions and tell us about her latest release, Rasputin’s Kiss. And there’s a chance to win goodies by entering her RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY! Yay!!
Q. Please tell us all about your exciting new release.
Rasputin’s Kiss is the first in a series of stories about two detectives who are thrown together on a dangerous case. Extreme circumstances are not necessarily the best foundation for a relationship and the two protagonists, Alex and Conor, have to juggle the demands of their jobs as police detectives with their personal lives. With Alex as demanding in the bedroom as he is at work, Conor explores his submissive streak but wonders if what he feels is real or just a result of the need to relieve the stress of the case.
Q. How are you going to celebrate the release of your book?
By giving myself an hour to read, sip a chilled glass of wine and forget reality for a while.
Q. Please tell us about a typical writing day—if there is such a thing—in the life of L.M.Somerton?
I have a full time day job so my writing has to fit around that. I write early in the morning, late at night and at weekends. I have plotlines bouncing in my head all the time so the actual writing is only part of the process. It’s amazing how many chapters you can plan in a lunch break!
Q. You are going on writers retreat at the resort of your dreams (Country hotel? Island in the Med?) You can choose any two other authors in history to come with you—who would you choose and why?
I’d share my cliff top cottage by the sea with Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. Poe because I’d love to see inside his mind and get some tips on plot construction, Dickens because I think he is one of the best examples of characterization in existence. His characters aren’t often comfortable to be with but they come to life on every page.
Q. You’re organizing a nature ramble around your local area. Which of your characters would you like to help you with the job? And which of your characters would be least suited to the country life?
To help out, that would have to be Ford Collister from Mountain Rescue. He’s a trained paramedic, part of a Cumbrian mountain rescue team and a real alpha male, so he’d definitely take charge! Least suited – probably Carey Hoffman from Dancing on the Edge; he’s a suave, sophisticated Dom used to the London life and I can’t see him in a pair of wellies!
Q. Any exciting new WIPs for your fans to get excited about?
I’m working on the third book in the Investigating Love series, just starting book five in the Tales from the Edge series and working on another project that I’m keeping secret for now. Lots to do and not enough time to do it!
Fantastic answers – thank you! I’d love to eavesdrop on your writers retreat and can’t wait to read more of your work :)
Rasputin’s Kiss – Book Blurb:
Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost – killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.
When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.
Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.
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L M Somerton lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.
She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.