Monday, October 26, 2015

Author Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway - House of the Rising Son by Trevann Rogers

 

House of the Rising Son

by Trevann Rogers
 

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BLURB: 

Cheyenne is a half-human incubus whose star is on the rise in the Unakite City rock scene. His father, the leader of the supernatural races, would prefer he keep a “low profile”, but screw that. Cheyenne has as much music in his veins as royal incubi blood.

Alexander's future is all set—finish law school, join the family firm, and marry someone who'd be good for business. Not that he has a say in any of it. He's barely met the woman his father expects him to marry.

As Cheyenne's musical career takes off, his carefully constructed life begins to unravel, exacerbated by an ex-lover who can't let go, a crotchety barkeeper with a dirty mind and a pure heart, a drag queen who moonlights as a nanny, and Alexander—who's not sure if he's falling for the incubus or the rocker.

Cheyenne denies who he is, while Alexander hides what he wants. Together, they learn that getting what they truly want means being who they truly are.
 

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EXCERPT: 

While waiting for their drinks, Alexander studied the deep grooves carved into the table, trying to ignore the friction of Cheyenne’s thigh rubbing against his as the musician tapped a heel to the thump of the DJ’s music. Once the drinks arrived, Alexander downed half the bottle before he realized Cheyenne’s large green eyes were staring at him.  

“So where’s your girl, Prudhomme? I mean, Prune Danish. No, wait...”  

“Prudish. Shit, Prudence,” Alexander sputtered. 

Cheyenne’s eyes sparkled. “No, you got it right the first time. Where is she?”  

He shrugged. “Home, I guess.”  

Cheyenne cocked his head. “Oh, really?” He put his hand on Alexander’s leg. “What’s up? You can tell me.”

“It’s not working out.” Alexander dragged his teeth over his lower lip. “It’s my fault.” He couldn’t keep his attraction to Cheyenne out of his voice. “I don’t know what’s happening to me.”  

Cheyenne put his thumb to his lip and paused. “It’s like the drink.” 

Alexander tilted his head, not sure he heard correctly. “The drink?” 

“Yeah, that nasty ass bourbon. I bet your father drinks it. Your uncles. All your friends. Everybody, right?”

He didn’t answer, but waited for Cheyenne to continue.

“It was just expected that you’d drink it too. So you did.” His hand moved up Alexander’s thigh. “But now, maybe it’s okay to drink what you like. A different brand, a better vintage. Because you want it. Because it tastes better.” Cheyenne licked his lips. “Because it feels right.”  

Alexander cleared his throat and brushed his lap, pushing Cheyenne’s hand away. “I can’t.”  

“If you change your mind, let me know.” 

“You don’t understand. It’s not that easy. My whole life will change.” 

“It already has.”
 

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Talking with author Trevann Rogers!


What is your writing environment?

I have a lovely desk and office where I work when I do business writing.  But working on my stories?  Usually I write by hand, piled up in bed with the TV on.  The ideas just seem to come better that way; my hand has notions of its own while my keyboard mocks me with typos.  I have a couple of favorite movies I like to have on in the background.  Twilight is a top pick because I love the music.  Rose Red is another, as is Storm of the Century—they’re very long so I don’t have to change the disk.  For a while I wrote to Pacific Rim because I love the music.  It sets the mood.

 

Who is your perfect hero/heroine and why?

First, they have to look like I want them to look, which is not easy when I am reading someone else’s book. I’m drawn to underdogs or outsiders who will be proven heroic by the end of the story. A good sense of humor always helps. I am completely turned off by protagonists who are super macho or self-assured to the point of arrogance.  Perhaps it’s because I can’t identify with that type of person.

 

What authors have caught your interest lately and why?

I can’t seem to stay as current as I would like because so many new books are being published every day. But it’s nice to discover an author who has a book or two already so I can go back and read the series.  I only recently discovered M. L. Brennan’s Generation V series.  I also like Angie Fox’s Southern Ghost series.

 

What type of book have you always wanted to write?

Paranormal with lots of humor—which is, I’m happy to report, the book I’ve written. I had my first crush when I was about 8 and he was a vampire. Fantasy has always been my favorite genre to read so it seemed logical to write it.  Since urban fantasy has a lot of fights I had an excuse to check out WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment.  Fights?  Wrestlers with beautiful bodies and long gorgeous hair? No brainer.

 
Top 3 things on your bucket list?

I don’t have a bucket list. I suppose my goals were simple since I’ve achieved them.  But if I had to think of three new ideas I’d say 1. Become Randy Orton’s next ex-wife 2. Get to know Roman Reigns  (*cough* lick him) 3. Hang with Dean and Castiel from Supernatural. Hey, you have to aim high.

 
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?

My favorite rock stars of all time MUST be incubi. That smoldering sex appeal, the intensity, and the way they make me want to offer all of my worldly possessions. Yep. Had to write it.

 
What is your favorite scene in your new release?

Check out the end of the book blurb. “A Thanksgiving celebration that makes the Inquisition look like a tea party”. That scene cracks me up AND makes my heart ache every time.

 
What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?

There are a couple of things in the works.  The prequel to House of the Rising Son is in the editing stage.  And the second book in the series is coming along. We hope to play in this world for a long time.

 
What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Concerts.  I will go see almost anyone.  I love the concert atmosphere.  I also used to go to clubs quite a bit but lately I haven’t really found one I like.

 
What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?

That I am certain potato chips are the food of the gods, and I think the clouds in heaven are merely pillows of bacon horseradish dip.

 
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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Trevann Rogers is a writing pseudonym. She is two authors with day jobs, living in the wilds of Connecticut with Molly, a chubby rescue mutt who'd rather eat and snuggle than just about anything else, Chloe, a tough as nails terrier mix who never met a pillow she didn't want to kill, and Lil Monkey, a sock monkey who thinks he's real and hopes no one catches him sneaking out of the window in the middle of the night to live his own adventures. (He claims, among other things, to have written several SyFy movies and had a gig as a male stripper at one of the local establishments. Who knows?)

Apropos for writers, the two women met as pen pals and stayed connected through their love for words and an unquenchable addiction to music. They use a pen name to spare their families questions regarding why their relatives write about gay male rock stars, incubi, attorneys, Were's and vampires.

Okay, that's not true. But it could be. 

Social worker and executive by day, their hours to write are long after the sun goes down and the creatures who live in the shadows come out to play. Between day jobs and other obligations, they learned long ago that being themselves means living after midnight.
 

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GIVEAWAY: 

Trevann Rogers will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
 

15 comments:

  1. What's your favorite type of foreign food?

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  2. I am so excited to tread this book. I got quite a kick out of reading your bio. I'm still smiling. I think all sock monkeys have secret lives.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the bio. Lil Monkey can be quite a character and appears in my blog occasionally. I hope you enjoy the book, I love the characters and hope you do too.

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt and interview, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Eva, I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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  4. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the interview, the excerpt, and learning more about this book!

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  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and interview, I'm looking forward to checking this book out :)

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  6. I love the cover of the book. Sounds like a great read! Thanks!

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  7. I enjoyed this entire post! Thank you. I can't wait to read it!

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