Title: Loving Jacob
Author Name: Lee Brazil
Publication Date & Length: November 28, 2014 — 113 Pages
When Malcolm Jenner’s sex-on-the-side turns into more, he isn’t above begging for a second chance.
High profile attorney Malcolm Jenner is looking for a bit of fun, nothing serious. He’s got duties and responsibilities, after all. Though he’s not one to choose his lovers from the office, Jacob Renault is an attraction too compelling to resist.
However, Jacob isn’t interested in temporary. He wants it all—Prince Charming, the castle, the happily ever after. There’s no rule that says the younger man can’t have fun while he’s searching for his prince, though…
At first neither is willing to compromise on their stance, but an agreement is reached, with each man planning to do his best to subvert the other to his viewpoint. Lust turns to love, and what’s impossible becomes merely improbable, but is it going to be enough?
1) Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?
I write in my kitchen. It’s a tiny little corner with a window that faces east. I chose that spot because when I get up in the morning I can sit there and listen to birdsong and drink my coffee and watch the sunrise over the forest. I write on a desktop computer on an antique table, with a tiny bookshelf and a terra cotta pot full of pens. There’s a copy of Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, and a paperback of Robert Frost’s collected poetry. The table is just barely big enough to hold a desk top calendar, so that’s about it.
2) Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?
I relate to many of my characters, but today, Adrian from The Librarian comes to mind. He’s a quiet and studious man, with hidden depths. I think people have looked at me all my life and never realized who I really am. Just as Val never really knew Adrian.
3) If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?
I’ve been asked this question before, and I can’t really recall what I said. At various times I know I’d have said I’d go back to teaching, but I don’t think I can say that today. I very much enjoy writing, and I think that’s what I’d look for. If I had to go back to work, it would have to be doing something I enjoy. Perhaps I’d do culinary school and open a restaurant. Or a bakery… baking is fun.
4) Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?
Tons of things. Let’s see… I wish I had known that I have an addiction to ellipses and exclamation marks. Then I could have avoided using them. Instead I spent ages editing them out.
5) Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?
Well, not really. I do occasionally think that I should have written the dual perspective, given people glimpses into Jacob’s mind as well, but… Really, this is more Malcolm’s story.
6) How do you come up with new ideas for your story?
New ideas usually come to me when I am least prepared for them. In the shower, whilst driving, while in line at the grocers, that sort of thing. They can be inspired by snippets of conversation, pictures, songs…
7) What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m currently working on a few projects. There’s the third season of Pulp Friction- which this year has taken a turn for the paranormal, and an m/m contemporary romance about a small town deputy and a big city lawyer with an illicit hobby, and Story Orgy is writing Superhero stories, which I’m enjoying immensely.
8) Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?
I live in the country, surrounded by woods and fields and farms. There’s rivers and mountains and not a lot of people. I don’t know that it influences what I write, but it certainly makes writing possible. When we lived in the city, it was hard for me to hear the voices of the characters. Here, the noise of life doesn’t drown out the stories.
9) What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?
I like gritty, tense detective fiction like John Connally and John Sandford right.
Why? Escapism, pure and simple.
10) Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?
Coffee is a vice? I thought it was a necessity. LOL Sure I have vices. Don’t we all? I’m easily distracted, have an awful memory, and can just lose myself in books and margaritas. Which isn’t good for the dogs, the cats or the rest of the family.