Come on in folks! Grab your drinks and take your seats. We’re about to get today’s show started. For those of you who haven’t been here before, welcome to the House of Taboo. My name is Lia Michaels and I’m absolutely over the moon thrilled to have with us today one of the authors who got me on the road to writing M/M erotic romance. In fact, Tyler Robbins wrote the book that I popped my man love cherry on if you can believe that. Her first book Beyond Honor hooked me right from the first page and now she’s finally here with her new release and under the Taboo spotlight.
As is the House’s custom we have a very special guest that’s waiting back stage to surprise Tyler with the reading of an excerpt from her book. We’ve got Tyler locked securely in the green room backstage, so I’m going to ask her surprise to come out here for a moment…
Hey Lia. Thanks for asking me to do this. I’ve been wanting to meet Tyler for a while now. Isn’t she also known as Robin Badillo?
I see you’ve done your homework, Matt. Yes, Tyler is Robin’s pen name. Just like I’m one of three pen names for my alter ego Tammy Dennings Maggy.
Does Tyler have any idea I’m here today? I mean she’s not going to faint or anything is she? I’m excited about meeting her and if I faint too, whose gonna catch us?
(Matt smiles devilishly and the crowd goes wild. I shake my head and wave them off.) Now shush everyone! Tyler is back stage waiting. Let’s not tip her off to her surprise. And Matt, you know I’ll catch both of you, but I do have some hot stage hands who will be right there to catch all of us if need be. Now grab your drink and scoot back stage so I can bring Tyler out.
(Matt takes the schooner of the House brew from the bar maid and darts behind the curtain just as the spotlight hits the center stage) Put your hands together and let’s give a big Taboo welcome to one of my fellow authors and friends Tyler Robbins!
(The crowded club is immediately brought to it’s feet as Tyler emerges from behind the purple velvet curtains. I’m thrilled to see she’s wearing the House of Taboo items I sent over as her welcome gift. She’s absolutely stunning in the hot pink leather corset and platform heels paired with curve hugging soft black leather pants. Oh, and she added her own touch…a black and pink feather boa! LOVE IT!)
Welcome to Taboo, Tyler! You look fabulous as always but of course you know I’m partial to the purples and hot pinks. 😉
I wanted to make a good impression for my first appearance here. Well, my book cover has been here at Taboo, but it’s the first time I get to sit next to you on this stage. Thank you for having me today.
I’ve been wanting to have you on this stage for some times now but you’ve been holed up writing this new book. How about we start with one of my favorite questions? Do you listen to music while you write and if so, do you have specific types of music for each scene?
This is one of those aspects of writing that always changes for me. A while back, I kept the TV tuned to classical music so I could feel the emotion in every note and translate it into the mood and settings of the story, but lately total silence has been just the ticket.
Two recent stories, one which will release in May and the other, a current WIP, were actually inspired by songs. This doesn’t happen often, but I’ve discovered that my muse thrives best when the emotion is already present because of feelings a song might have stirred in me.
Tell us about the different types of characters you like to write about? Why are these types so appealing to you?
I think I’ve met a few of those men myself lately. 🙂 (the crowd giggles, in on the little joke about Matt Barr waiting to surprise our guest. In fact, he’s now sitting at a table near the stage, trying to blend in with the rest of Tyler’s fans. That man will be the death of me yet!) In one or two sentences, give the core premise behind your story.
A very old vampire had set out during WWII to create the perfect soldier by splicing vampire DNA with other genetic materials, which resulted in disaster.
Fast forward to the conflicts today, where soldiers are ripe for the picking in the Middle East, and the same vampire, along with one of his mutated creatures, is wreaking havoc, leaving a bloody mess behind.
One of these new “soldiers” transcends the bite of the original abomination which has resulted in the creation of a vampire hybrid…the perfect soldier they’d set out to create decades ago.
The only problem is that this Navy SEAL is pissed and plans to end anyone and everything involved with his creation as a hybrid…and he just may succeed!
OMG, Tyler! You really know how to get to me. A Navy SEAL? Vampires and vampire hybrids? When and where does this story take place?
Immortal Thirst takes place in Houston, Texas and is quite contemporary.
This story has three heroes; Tristan, Gauge and Caleb.
What obstacles will they encounter in this story?
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on another southern-themed, military, M/M story titled, Aftermath. This one involves two aspects of war I have yet to tackle; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and a sibling’s inability to deal with the loss of his only brother who’s been killed in action in Afghanistan.
What’s coming soon?
I will have a new M/M Texas-style book release in May, maybe even sooner if the stars line up right.
This story is titled, A Beautiful Lie and might be a tear jerker for some. Here’s a little something about that:
Jesse Reagan has had more than his share of tragedy, and he may have been dealt another blow when, once again, cancer threatens the sister who raised him. Faced with the possibility of being left behind, Jesse vows to care for her young son, though he’s not convinced he can.
When Trip Cantrell returns to town, he’s blindsided the instant he’s reunited with his kid brother’s lifelong friend, Jesse. His inability to find happiness in the years he’s been gone, suddenly makes sense. Love’s been waiting at home all along.
Of course, it won’t be all peaches and cream…they’re in for a lot of torture for sure!
Thank you so much for coming here today, Tyler. I can’t wait to get my hands on Immortal Thirst. All three of your heroes sound delectable and able to set my thong on fire for sure! Why don’t you read us the blurb for the book.
Vampire, Tristan Deveraux, savored the night with his young progeny, Caleb, by his side. Satisfying his shameless desires, he took what he wanted without reprisal or regret, until Gauge Roberts darkened his door.
Gauge, an ex-Navy Seal, offered more than muscles and brawn when he became Tristan’s personal security coordinator. Surrendering to an undeniable attraction, the dominating soldier scratched an itch both had ignored far too long.
A remarkable bond is quickly formed between the three very different men, allowing each to fulfill individual needs while maintaining separate but equal relationships, until a surprising enemy threatens to destroy it all.
Will they survive the deadly fight, or is heartbreak the only price for satisfying their kind’s immortal thirst?
I was right the first time. My thong is toast! How about the rest of you? Do you want more? (wild cheers erupt) How about we welcome our special guest and surprise for Tyler. Let’s welcome Matt Barr to the stage to our right. He’s going to read a smokin’ hot excerpt from Immortal Thirst.
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