Book Name: Trouble Comes in Threes
Author Name: M.A. Church
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.
Out of the punishing weather, and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.
Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Menage/Poly, Paranormal, Romance
Dolf picked out the saw he wanted, then followed Tal to another aisle. His mate pointed out the different kinds, but Tal’s words had rapidly faded into a meaningless buzz. There, on the air currents in the store, was the sweetest scent. It was light and flowery, reminding him of honeysuckle. He breathed deeply, taking the scent into himself. His cock hardened immediately and his head spun. A yowl threatened to escape.
That scent… that scent was seductive and alluring. It spoke to him, whispering things that made him need. His cat paced frantically in his mind, tail slashing madly. The need to pounce, to sink his canines in and drink that sweet, life-giving blood of his…. His gums tingled and saliva flooded his mouth.
He swallowed, then swallowed again as his head pounded, his heart rate spiking as one thought screamed through his mind: Mate! Another mate! Where was that scent coming from? Or who? And by the goddess, why? He already had a mate. What was their goddess thinking, giving him another? But he couldn’t ignore the reaction. It had been the same when he met Tal.
Interview with author M.A. Church
Wicked Faerie's: What is your favorite genre in M/M to write? Why?
M.A. Church: Hmm, I’d have to say it’s a toss-up between sci-fi and paranormal. For scifi, the draw is the futuristic settings, sciences, and technology. The idea of traveling in a spaceship to other worlds fascinates me. With paranormal, it’s taking established sciences and twisting them.
Wicked Faerie's: Do you dictate the flow of your stories or are the characters steering the direction of the story?
M.A. Church: Weeeeel, lol. You know what they say about the best laid plans lol. I start with an outline, and as I write, it grows. We’re sailing along, things are going good… then BAM!
LOL. Let the crying begin. And it’s usually me doing the crying. I can’t tell you how many times a character has ambushed me and changed the plot. *Shrug* I’ve learned to just go with it, lol.
Wicked Faerie's: Was there one particular character that stood out to you while writing ‘Trouble Comes in Threes’?
Wicked Faerie's: Do you use real actors/people in order to get the perfect look for your characters or stick with your own imagination?
M.A. Church: I usually have a character in mind, and then I go searching for a picture that’s similar. I’m very visual, so I need that. The pic may not be exactly what I had in mind, but it’s usually close. I’ve also had artwork done on characters.
Wicked Faerie's: Is there a genre in M/M that you’d like to write in but haven’t yet? Why or why not?
M.A. Church: Probably high fantasy. There’s a history that comes with it, and I’m not familiar enough with the rules so I can break them, lol. Following the rules is fine, but I’m more about coloring outside the lines.
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.
Drop by her blog at http://machurch00.blogspot.com/
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