Title: The Superstar (Bodyguards Book 1)
Author Name: Patricia Logan
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Storm Ellison is the sexiest man on two legs. The gorgeous young star of “Trapped on an Island”, the hottest reality show on television, is instantly recognizable the moment he leaves his palatial mansion. Paparazzi follow him everywhere, leaving him no peace or privacy, selling his pictures to the tabloids, and cementing his reputation in the press as a slutty gay playboy. As Storm prepares to sign his first major movie deal, his manager decides he needs protection. What he doesn’t expect, is to be attracted to the cold bastard who’s now running his life.
Balthazar Grant, freelance bodyguard, is a huge, handsome, rough and ready former Marine, trained by the best, and willing to step between Storm and anyone stupid enough to come at him. Always stoic and serious, Taz lends a deadly presence to Storm’s entourage whenever he ventures out in public. Storm doesn’t want a bodyguard, much less one who won’t let him live his fast and loose lifestyle with impunity and he’s certainly not one to be dictated to by an overconfident Marine who has opinions about everything including who he should hook-up with.
When a deadly threat hits Storm’s world, he’s suddenly living his own reality show, only this one has an outcome which doesn’t involve being voted off an island. Will Storm wake up before it’s too late and will Taz be able to fight his attraction to the handsome young superstar while trying to convince him he’s in very real danger? The pair will soon learn that reality is stranger than fiction.
Are you an independent author or published author? What made you chose to go that route?
I am now an indie author, though I was published with three major publishers at various times. When I began receiving rights back to my older books, and after a miserable experience with two former publishers, I decided to go indie. I haven’t looked back in the two years since making that decision and I am very happy with it. That said, I have been asked to author a book for a new publisher who will be announcing their grand opening in the spring of 2015. If that goes well, I will give them more books. I like leaving all my options open.
How would you describe your writing style? (Sweet, Light, Dark, Erotic) My writing varies depending on my mood. The book I recently finished, “The Superstar”, is a light hearted, happy book, though it has elements of intrigue like all of my books. Even when I write BDSM, I try to give the book a lighthearted tone and my readers appreciate the LMAO moments. I love reading a review where a reader says, “I laughed my butt off” or “Boy, can Patricia Logan push my angst buttons”. That just makes my day. My books are always sexy and I suppose there are those who would say I’m an erotic author. I just like to have fun, whether it’s writing a hot sex scene or a comedy scene.
Have you considered using a pen name? Why or why not? I do use a pen name because I want to protect my privacy
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment in your writing life? I have gotten to the point where I can finally write without an outline most times. In the early years, I outlined every scene of a book and that took a lot of time and effort. That never meant that the book adhered to the outline all the time, but at least it gave me a clear plan. These days, unless it is a very long book, I can write a short synopsis and then fill in from there. It makes things much simpler in the long run… and the characters still walk off the page and do what they want to do, darn them.
What part of a book is your favorite? The part that makes me stand up and do a fist pump after I write it. Most of the time that is when I write a scene that is particularly angsty or funny because I KNOW my readers are going to love it.
If you could co write with any author, who would you pick and why? I have a hard time thinking about writing with anyone but I am scheduled to write a BDSM with Rain Carrington and I am excited about that. I have written a story in a three book set with Lisa Worrall and Sue Brown where we all wrote a story in different centuries at the same masquerade ball in London. That was fun.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? The message in “The Superstar” is that not everyone is who you think they are. In the case of my superstar, Storm Ellison, he is portrayed in the tabloids as a gay playboy who is shallow and vapid. Nothing could be further from the truth. His bodyguard, Taz Grant is not the guy he pretends to be either… a mean, callous, and cold bastard. He’s a sweet man who loves deeply and would die to protect the man he loves. He’s a Marine and a hero.
What book are reading now? I am reading “Bedtime Stories” by GA Hauser
Do you see writing as a career? Yes, I write full time
What is next for you as an author? I am writing the last two books in my “Invitation Only” series, “Dallas” and “Worth”. Those two are BDSM and then I will be writing my second and third books of the “Marine Bodyguards” series. Those will be vanilla books. I am also writing a book with Rain Carrington which will be a BDSM and then I will be writing another BDSM for my new publisher in the fall. I am also scheduled to write a charity book for my Italian fans using a Scottish character for the spring of 2015 as well. Busy busy me ☺
Favorite Genre to Read? MM Contemporary
Favorite Day of the Week? Monday. I know, I’m strange
Favorite Gadget? My laptop
Coffee or Tea? Starbucks coffee by all means!
Fritos or Cheetos? Both, depending on my mood
Coke or Pepsi? Neither… I’m not really a soda drinker. Maybe a little 7-up ☺
Pancakes or Waffles? Waffles… the Belgian ones. YUM
Jules grinned again. “You like Storm, Taz. You LIKE like him!” she raised her voice and Taz looked around to see who else could have overheard her.
“I like him fine, Jules; I work for the guy,” he replied, intentionally misunderstanding her.
“No, Taz, you are ‘in like’ with Storm,” she reiterated. She reached up and took hold of his sunglasses, dragging them off his face. “Look me in the eyes and tell me you don’t like Storm like that, big guy. Whoa, those are some dreamy eyes,” she sighed.
Taz felt embarrassed and exposed without his shades and hated the fact that she could see the very real truth in his eyes when all he wanted to do was deny it. He averted his gaze, staring out onto the dance floor only to regret it immediately when he noted Storm’s arms wrapped around the twink, his lips being plied by the smaller man’s as their lower bodies ground against each other to the beat of the music. The moment he saw them, he frowned.
“See? That’s what I’m talkin’ about, Taz. You can’t stand the way that other man touches Storm. You want him for yourself,” she said emphatically.
Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.