Hi, everyone! I want to thank Jon for inviting me to the blog. Curiosity Killed Shaney is my first published novel and I am thrilled to share this story with all of you.
This blog tour got huge fast! There are awesome prizes to that will be given away at the end of the tour. At the end of this post, you will find a link to enter! Check in at www.jcwallacebooks.com for links to all of the blogs in the tour and you can enter as much as you like!
Raine O’Tierney Interviews JC Wallace
This interview was originally done by Raine for her blog and I wanted to share it with you because she asks the most awesome questions!
How does it feel to be the coolest dood on earth, period?
I’m thoroughly embarrassed. PS. Raine O’Tierney is the only one who thinks I’m cool!
Now that I’ve sufficiently embarrassed you… let’s find out: what is your guilty pleasure in writing?
Definitely creating hot and erotic sex scenes even though they are the hardest parts for me to write. Why? Because they are so detailed and I’m always trying to find new ways to describe the feel of the act and what is going on between the two characters. Sometimes I skip them and come back if I can’t give them the attention they need.
How long have you been writing and how did you get started writing m/m?
I have been writing since I was a teenager, but stopped writing while I was in college. I was in college for a looooong time. I have too many degrees when all I’ve ever wanted to be was a writer. I started reading M/M about four years ago, which inspired me to start writing again a couple of years ago. It was just this past summer that I decided to get out there and get published.
What’s your biggest writing inspiration?
Reading other author’s stories. When I’m reading I love being immersed into the lives of the characters and live their story with them. I am also studying the author’s writing and their use of words and plot and settings. I want to increase my writing competence to that of my favorite authors.
Favorite part of being an author? Most frustrating?
My favorite part is creating stories that grow and evolve in directions I never even imagined. That process never fails to amaze me. The frustrating part for me is editing. I want to write it and send it off. Yes, I want magic!
I’ve heard rumors that you once got into a fist-fight with punctuation. Is there any truth to this tale?
Ummm…*looks around*… I plead the fifth.
This was your first year to do one of my favorite events ever: NaNoWriMo! How was that experience? Did you win? What will you do differently next year?
Yes, I did win NaNoWriMo. It was amazing but also stressful because I work full time and was writing other stories, including my weekly flash fiction. The pace was fast and the story wasn’t finished at 50,000 words. When you’re writing that fast, you’re getting the words down but I felt I had a lot of loose plot points when I was done, which I usually don’t have when writing. What would I do different next time? Probably nothing. I am not a plotter so that won’t happen!
You do Wednesday Briefs… is that as kinky as it sounds and can you tell us a little about that?
What I write is kinky sometimes, LOL. Wednesday Briefs is weekly flash fiction of 500-1000 words. Many authors participate in this awesome weekly event. Our group leader, Julie Lynn Hayes, sends us weekly prompts for our writing and we choose prompts to use with our weekly flashes. Most of the authors write serial stories.
My current flash story is a paranormal story called Diventando: Becoming and is currently up to installment #25. At twenty-seven, Owen who has battled cancer most of his life, knows the leukemia is retuning and decides he is done fighting. He starts preparing to die. When he meets Turk, a gorgeous college professor he is determined to have a couple of weeks of meaningless sex with the man. However, the illness hits with a vengeance and he ends up at the doctors. During his visit not only is he told he isn’t dying but never had leukemia at all and is drugged and restrained. What happens next to Owen is a nightmare and he prays someone will save him. What he finds out is that the people in his life aren’t who they seem to be, including Turk.
You’ve just released Curiosity Killed Shaney— a novel about a man whose curiosity gets him into a heap o’ hurt. Blurb us up, m’good man!
Blurb: Shaney’s curiosity is always getting him into trouble, including stumbling into a ritualistic circle and being imbued with an energy that will eventually tear him apart. He soon finds out that Hudson, a man he cares for deeply, might be responsible for his misfortune. Add in the betrayal by his best friend Todd and the desire of a demented occultist named Silas to control the energy inside of Shaney and there seems to be no way out. Can Shaney find a way to rid his body of the nefarious energy before he dies a horrible death?
You’ve just had a phenomenal Christmas short published by Love Lane Books—tell us about it! Where can we go to get our hands on a free copy? ❤
Waiting for Snow is a short story published in the anthology Christmas Delights by Love Lane Books. This is my first published short story.
This story centers on Dain who is at the end of his proverbial rope. He lost his job, his boyfriend, and his church after one horrifying accident. On Christmas Eve, he is reminded of those loses in a heart breaking confrontation with his father. As Dain is driving, unsure where to go, he meets Jake, the local sheriff. Jake is very interested in Dain but can Dain learn to believe in love again?
Get your free copy of Christmas Delights ! Fourteen new and established authors contributed awesome stories to make this anthology.
What other writing projects can we expect from you in the future? (Interviewer’s note: If you don’t say the name “Keith” somewhere in here, I might cry!)
My story from NaNoWriMo titled Dare to Love Forever is completed and will be subbed soon. This story is about two Vampires named Carson and Lincoln. Carson is a Tabula Rosa vampire, which means one bite, and he can wipe a person’s mind clean.
You (Raine) asked me to write her a story. The story is called Jerricho’s Freedom I took all of your (Raine’s) favorite story ideas and combined them into Jerry and Rex’s story. Developing from this story will be a sequel involving Keith (see I mentioned Keith) who is a character in Jerricho’s story. (P.S. Raine has fallen in love with Keith!)
And…my weekly Weds Briefs story will become a novel length story eventually.
I am very busy!! LOL.
Most important and serious of all the questions…What kinds of dachshunds are the best kinds of dachshunds?
The Klaus kind! (Klaus is Raine’s dachshund)
Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow, the blog tour will visit the blog of Kia Zi Shiru. Hope to see you there!
Blurb: Shaney’s curiosity is always getting him into trouble, including stumbling into a ritualistic circle and being imbued with an energy that will eventually tear him apart. He soon finds out that Hudson, a man he cares for deeply, might be responsible for his misfortune. Add in the betrayal by his best friend Todd and the desire of a demented occultist named Silas to control the energy inside of him and there seems to be no way out. Can Shaney find a way to rid his body of the nefarious energy before he dies a horrible death?
Shaney peered cautiously around the aisle of junk peddled on late night television as items that that no one could live without. Yeah, right, Shaney snorted to himself. With anything but suave subtlety, he looked for his target through the open racks of clothes and tall shelves filled with shoes. Well, tall for him. Yes, he was short for a man. Hell, he was short for a pre-pubescent teenager. And in one of the cruelest twists of fate, at five feet six inches, Shaney was the shortest of his three siblings—three sisters, actually. Oh, yeah, as if that hadn’t been a wonderful childhood.
He sighed, reminding himself that he’d long ago come to terms with his lack of verticality—sort of. Silently, he slipped around the end of the shelf, moving slow and smooth, like the aforementioned cat. He worked his way toward the first rack of haphazardly piled shoes. Of course, he should straighten those up later. He stopped about ten feet from the rack, not daring to get any closer. As he peered through one of the shelves, he caught just a glimpse of his target’s red shirt. The man was rifling through the rack of sweatshirts.
If he could just get a bit closer, get a better look…
Shaney froze as the man—and, oh, what a man he was—walked out from behind that rack of shoes, a black sweatshirt in hand. Maybe if Shaney remained still, he wouldn’t be spotted out there in the open, drooling, because that was what he did when faced with the most gorgeous specimen of man known to humankind. The hunky man’s spiky black hair was longer on top and shorter on the sides. He had a five o’clock shadow at ten a.m. covering a strong jaw with—oh, hell—a dimpled chin and intense crystal blue eyes centered by the straightest, most slender nose ending over mouth-watering lips that were just waiting to be sucked and nibbled. That red T-shirt covered wide shoulders and biceps. Black jeans hugged a slim waist and caressed every single muscle with each confident, I-own-the-world step he took in black work boots. And talk about tall!
Shaney stopped breathing as Mr. Tall, Dark, and Hunky came down his aisle. The man’s blue eyes scanned the store looking from something or…someone?
Time ceased and the world narrowed as those eyes penetrated straight into Shaney’s soul, connected with his very essence, and awakened Shaney’s cock within his pressed chinos. Those forceful eyes were staring and, wait…frowning, as the man came straight at him! Panic seized Shaney’s body. Oh, fuck! He saw me staring and now he’s going to kill the cat! Damn, Todd for being right! Unable to break from the intensity of that unyielding gaze, Shaney started to scramble backwards with no regard for direction—just away from Mr. Tall, Dark, and Angry. Shaney sprinted in reverse as the man raised his hand and pointed a finger.
Even faced with imminent death, the man’s voice vibrated through every nerve in Shaney’s small frame. If he had to die, let his death be at the hands of this god.
Every cell in Shaney’s body followed the forceful order, but not before Shaney slammed into the shelf behind him. He gasped, the breath knocked from his lungs. He grasped for anything solid to hold onto as the useless treads of his sneakers slid on the waxed floor. Items rocked on the shelf, some toppling, others just threatening.
This is gonna hurt, Shaney thought and cringed until his hand finally grasped a shelf, and his other hand found purchase as well.
The enormous display shelf settled as Shaney struggled to steady his feet. He closed his eyes, sucking in large quantities of air. His hands vibrated against the steel of the shelf, unyielding in their death grip. The whoosh of blood in his ears cocooned him in silence and he almost forgot about…Shaney’s eyes popped open, and he jumped back in surprise to see Mr. Tall, Dark, and Angry right in his face. And next, as is standard humor in classic Saturday morning cartoons, something heavy fell out of the sky, landed on Shaney’s head, brought him to his knees, then flat on his face. The only thing missing were those annoying little chirpy bluebirds circling his head. He’d have to settle for stars.
Curiosity Killed Shaney Blog Tour Giveaway!!
Shaney is so excited about his story being told that he is giving away some great prizes!
P.S. He’s really excited to give them away!
1- $25 Amazon Gift Card
2 Curiosity Killed Shaney Ebooks
2 of Maximus’ “Duct Tape” T-shirts
3 “Freeze Warlock” Coffee Mugs
2 $5 Amazon Gift Cards
You can enter daily along the blog tour, as often as you like!
About JC Wallace
I have been writing all of my life, however it was just this year that I ventured out to be published. In my day job, I am a behavior analyst. At night and on the weekends, I write about all things men. I believe there is nothing hotter than two men finding and loving one another, whether for a night or forever. An avid reader of M/M romance, I love a good twist of a plot, HEA, HFN, or tragic ending.
I am owned by three kids, one grandchild and one on the way, two dogs and one cat. I live in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in Northern NY