4 Star Review for American Flyboy by N.D. Clark (AUTHOR INTERVIEW) #MM #Historical @NDClark13

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Title: American Flyboy
Author Name: N.D. Clark
Publication Date & Length: December 5, 2015 – 163 pgs

Synopsis

American Flyboy is a highly readable, erotic M/M romance set amidst the backdrop of World War II.

The story is fast-paced and characterized by the believability of its characters, notably the protagonist, Lt. Kenneth Hellman, and the romance that develops between Kenneth and Colonel Wilhelm Braun. The erotic reader in search of well-nuanced, sexy love/lovemaking scenes will not be disappointed; the author is gifted with an affinity toward creating realistic, absorbing sex scenes.

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FourStars

This is a story about Lt. Kenneth Hellman, who is a fighter pilot for the U.S. The time is set during the war with Germany when Hitler wanted to practically wipe out everyone. For those who love to read a good MM story set in that time period, this is an epic story for you. Even if you don’t know much about history, you’ll like this book.
The story was engaging, with Kenneth leading the way as he is captured by the enemy. In the camp where they take him and other prisoners, he meets a German soldier who he falls for and vise versa. I love reading about soldiers finding their HEA and Clark did a great job with descriptions and emotions of the two MCs, making the story believable. Kenneth’s journey wasn’t a walk in the park and you’re left cheering for him. Even though the romance was surprisingly quick, it just made the story more likable for a time period set in one of the darkest histories of humankind.
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Excerpt

Wilhelm whispered in soft breaths, “Raise your hands above your head, Kenneth.” Standing behind him, he pulled the grimy POW uniform top over his head and inhaled deeply. “I find your scent intoxicating.” It was unexpected, Wilhelm’s warm breath gently caressing the nape of his neck; Kenneth’s breath quickened. Loosening the silk blindfold, Wilhelm allowed the soft, smooth fabric to glide over Kenneth’s massive, broad shoulders tapering to a V-shaped torso and down his naked back.

Shuddering at the sleek sensations, Kenneth asked, “Are you trying to seduce me Wilhelm?”

In response, Wilhelm stepped closer and pressed his body into Kenneth’s. Wrapping his arms around his waist, Wilhelm kissed him innocently. “I’ve wanted to do that from the first day we met.”

Kenneth kissed him back softly, lingering. He felt safe and whole.

Coaxing Kenneth’s lips apart, Wilhelm’s tongue entered his mouth, tickling the sensitive palate with light flicks. Their lips crushed together with bruising kisses. Wilhelm broke away, gazing longingly into Kenneth’s eyes. “To answer your question, Kenneth, I am guilty of feeding a wounded POW a wonderful meal, relieving his pain with fine brandy, delighting him with romantic music and drawing him a hot relaxing bath of chamomile salts to soak away the stress of a bad day. Your glass is empty. Why don’t you finish undressing and ease into your bath while I get you another drink.” Wilhelm’s voice trailed off as he left the bathroom. “It’s baffling how you arrived at such an audacious conclusion as seduction.”

“My mistake,” Kenneth called after him, laughing to himself. He kicked off his dilapidated work shoes and pushed his boxers and grungy work pants down his long, muscular legs. Raking his strong fingers through the water, heightened the aroma of chamomile, and he inhaled the relaxing scent before slipping into the warm, liquid heaven. His tired muscles released their tension as he submerged his body to the neck. Kenneth held his breath and slipped his head under. As he closed his eyes, his exhaustion seemed to float to the surface, and his thoughts drifted to Wilhelm, charming, handsome, tall and strong. His cock swelled to a full erection as he surfaced and rested his head against the back edge of the tub. Wiping the water from his eyes, he inhaled deeply and faded into sleep.

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AuthorInterview

1) Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?

I have a large flat screen tv as a monitor and love how many things I can view all at once on it. Plan to upgrade my small desk; it has become much too cluttered. I have a bedroom in my home I’ve converted to my writing office. I don’t allow myself to sit in front of a window because even the falling leaves become another distraction.

2) Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?

Kenneth Hellman is the protagonist in American Flyboy; I relate to him growing up in small-town America and always afraid someone might discover he’s gay.

3) If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?

I’d be a millionaire philanthropist.

4) Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?

I wished I had known about Scrivener and developing strong character bios and thorough outlines.

5) Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?

I would have written it so that my characters would have had more emotional resonance with readers.

6) How do you come up with new ideas for your story?

Putting myself in the scenes as if I were in a movie, and sometimes I think about what my other characters might be doing or saying while I’m writing about the present one.

7) What’s next for you as a writer?

While my first book was with my editor, I began writing my next book. So, that’s my plan for now, to keep writing.

8) Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?

I live near Charlotte, NC. History is what influences me the most in my writing.

9) What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?

Suspense thrillers. I can never put these down.

10) Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?

Watching sitcoms.

AuthorBio

N.D.Clark was born in Biloxi, MS and educated at NC State University. He is an American author who loves reading and writing gay romance/erotica set in historical backgrounds and spending time with his husband Jim, going for long walks in nature parks, dining out and taking in the occasional movie. He has been with his husband, Jim for almost sixteen years and was married two years ago, shortly have the US Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage throughout the United States.

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