Friday, May 16, 2014

INTERVIEW: Max Vos and #Giveaway!



Hello Max and welcome to The Hat Party <3 Thank you so much for subjecting yourself to the RANDOMNESS that is a Raine O'Tierney interview! Please don your best hat, and let's get started!



A genre-specific virus has attacked you, rendering you INCAPABLE of writing your chosen genre. What do you do now?!

YAY! I get to go play in the dirt! If I couldn’t write MM I’d be lost. You’re supposed to write what you know, and that’s what I know. I also love to garden. :D

Your thoughts on libraries: GO!

I love libraries. I actually wrote an entire post on my blog dedicated to the library where I grew up. It dealt with what other people thought were appropriate for others. My favorite thing about libraries is the smell.

Be honest. Be TOTALLY honest. How’s your handwriting?

Total chicken scratch. My mother, father and sister all have the most beautiful penmanship. If I take my time, it isn’t too bad. I spent too many years writing in a hurry, which is probably why it is as bad as it is today. Oh, and always cursive. Believe it or not, printing is worse!

How do you handle reviews? Would you rather have NO reviews ever or a slew of stab-ya-in-the-gut negative reviews?

Ahhh, the age old question for writers. Personally, if I get a negative review, and they offer constructive criticism, I will read it several times and try and see if I can’t do better next time. If it is just a stick you in the gut, I move on and let it roll off my back. Rarely do I ever go looking at reviews. When I have a new book out, I will go look and see what the general reaction is, but mostly to gage if I was on the right track with what readers are wanting.

If they were handing out awards for writing assets, in which category would you snag first place?

True to life graphic gay male sex scenes. Remember me saying, write what you know? He he he

If you could go back to any point in your timeline to encourage yourself, when would you go and what would you say?

That would be when I was twenty-two. I really wanted to go to culinary school then. This was way before internet, and getting information was a bit more work. Of course, back then, there wasn’t all the hype about Chefs and cooking schools either. I did the research and wanted to go to the Cordon Bleu, a live long dream. When I saw the cost I became very discouraged and didn't pursue it.

I later did go to the Cordon Bleu, and loved every minute of it. I was sad when I actually graduated. I will say at the top of my class. I just wish I had done it when I was so young. My career would have been much different.

You have 200 words—Make. Me. Swoon. (PLEASE!)

A brief excerpt from The V-Unit

Bronson opened his eyes to a big hunky, hairy man standing over him, his heavy cock and balls within easy reach. He knew this was a dream. He knew that this couldn’t be real, because he never had such luck. Being one to never look a gift horse in the mouth, he didn’t think twice before he sat up and took that magnificent piece of meat into his mouth.
A stunned gasp escaped the large man standing over him, followed by a low rumble from deep inside the man as he put one hand behind the head of the reporter pulling him further onto his quickly hardening shaft. Bronson felt the balls jump up, hugging close to the body. He loved to suck dick. He was made for it. There was an intuition deep inside him that told him what worked for the man, what really rang his bell. He was good at it, and he knew it.
When Bronson reached up and fondled Sarge’s hairy balls with his right hand that was all it took. Sarge gripped the reporter’s head, thrust his dick deep and started unloading months’ worth of pent-up spunk. Gritting his teeth he grunted and his hips thrust pushing his cum down the throat of the hungry Rudan.

How long do you think you’ll survive the zombie apocalypse?

Not long. I can’t run. Wouldn’t want to last, either.

What do you dream about, writing wise—deepest, most hidden writing goal! Nothing is too big or too wild.

I don’t dream about writing future works, only what it is I’m currently working on. The worst part is I rarely remember my dreams.

And finally, for THE most important question of all: what kinds of dachshunds are the BEST kind of dachshunds?

They are all perfect. I do tend to like the blueberry ones the best though. I just think they are adorable. My first pet, that was all mine, was a dachshund. Her name was Tess. Loved that little dog. She was eighteen when she left me.

Wow, this was a great interview. Thank you for having me, y’all.

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Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires. And it would have stayed that way. But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit's specialized services.   An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who'd seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world. Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won't remember any of this when they're through.   At least, that was the plan...

Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Publisher: Self

Available from Amazon | All Romance eBooks



About the Author:

Max Vos is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of food service experience. After retiring in 2011, Max found himself with time on his hands and was urged to turn his talents to writing. ‘Cooking English’, a short story, was his first published work, and since then Ravenous Romance have published five more of his short stories. His first novel, P.O.W. was released October, 2013 with MLR Press. His second novel, My Hero was a best seller and has just been recently been released in French.
You will find everything in a Max Vos story. From sweet and sexy, even raunchy, to powerful, raw and gritty—something for all tastes.

Author Links: https://www.facebook.com/max.vos.393




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