Haven City Series
Genre: Gay romance, shifter romance
Publisher: Eccentric Erotica
Date of Publication: Sept. 29, 2014
Number of pages: 260 in print
Word Count: 62,000
Cover Artist: Zoe Perdita
Rory Sullivan thinks he has it all, until his boyfriend breaks his heart and the new landlord raises the rent on his bar. A chance meeting with Jin Yue, a rich dragon, gives Rory hope. Jin promises Rory he can save the bar and get even with his ex – for a price.
All Rory has to do is pretend to be in a relationship with Jin. Rory’s bad boy nature, and the desire for some no-strings-attached sex make the idea way too intriguing. Even if Rory’s brain thinks it’s a bad idea, his cock heartily disagrees.
Problem is, Jin Yue might be all kinds of hot, but he’s also Haven City’s one and only crime boss – sexy, powerful and deadly. Now Rory is tied to Jin until the dragon’s mission is complete, regardless of assassination attempts, hunters or the cops.
Jin Yue won the gang war, but the battle for Haven City isn’t over.
Enter Rory Sullivan – the tatted up fire mage who can help Jin lay claim to his rightful territory. However, things don’t turn out the way Jin plans. Rory pushes all the right buttons and riles up Jin’s dragon instincts. The fire mage is the farthest thing from Jin’s type, but the heat between them sets Jin’s blood on fire.
They’re playing a dangerous game that puts both of their hearts and lives on the line. While the passion between Jin and Rory sizzles, can a relationship built on deceit grow into something more?
Warning: contains violence and graphic gay sex scenes.
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
As a child, I wanted to be a zoologist. Then I wanted to be a photographer (got a degree). While I always loved telling stories, I didn’t realize I could be a real life writer until I wrote a book at 21.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
When I wrote a book! I also worked as a freelance writer for years, so that helped.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
Not long at all. I’m an indie writer (self-published).
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I write fulltime.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Dragon & Flame (Haven City Series # 6)
Dragon shifter and crime boss, Jin Yue, falls for the Rory, the man Jin coerces into pretending to be his boyfriend. Also, fire mages and sexy times.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Since I’m always coming up with new ideas, that really depends. Pure writing time is between three to six weeks. However, I’m always several ideas behind.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
More hot gay shifters! I have a slew of new Haven City books and Lost Wolves books in the works.
What genre would you place your books into?
Gay romance and shifter romance.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
Because it’s possible to do almost anything with a shifter character. They can live in a fantasy setting or a more realistic setting. So many wonderful options. Oh, and I just like wolves.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
At the moment, I like Sasha (the omega in the book I’m writing). He’s delightfully crazy, but it’s not totally his fault. It’s fun to get inside his messed up head.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
Forever! If I include my fan fiction days, about 15 years. I write because I have stories to tell.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I need coffee and my computer. That’s it!
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes! I guess I shouldn’t, but I have some awesome readers out there who leave the best reviews.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
It depends on the book. Now, I usually do name it before I write it though for promotional purposes.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I look at name websites. All my locations are based on real places, for the most part.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
I need a name for a character to come to life, so that comes first.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
My characters just sort of pop into my head, and I figure them out as I write. I try to do what feels natural for them.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
Well, my books are obviously anti-homophobia, but I guess that’s a given. Otherwise, a few of my books deal with social issues, but I never try to be moralistic beyond ‘don’t be a total asshole.’
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
The Secret Country trilogy by Pamela Dean. I’ve read it more times than I can count. I picked it up at a very dark time in my past and it helped me get through that. Also, I relate to the characters – a group of kids who want to live in a story they created.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Sometimes. Favorite: Interview with the Vampire. Worst: The Seeker (based on the Dark is Rising).
Your favorite food is?
Saag Paneer or pizza.
Your favorite singer/group is?
Toss up between Radiohead, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Also, David Bowie.
Your favorite color is?
Your favorite Author is?
Zoe Perdita writes gay shifter romance because the only thing better than one hot shifter dude is two hot shifter dudes making out.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a fluffy orange cat and a lively roommate. When she's not writing, Zoe likes to travel, read and play video games.