Please welcome M.A. Church, one of my fellow Wednesday Briefs writers. It's great to have you here today, M.A., so I'll leave you to take over and tell everyone about the second Wednesday Briefs anthology.
M.A. Church lives in the southern United States and spent many years in the elementary education sector. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children. Her hobbies are gardening, walking, attending flea markets, watching professional football, racing, and spending time with her family on the lake.
But her most beloved hobby is reading. From an early age, she can remember hunting for books at the library. Later non-human and science fiction genres captured her attention and drew her into the world the authors had created. But always at the back of her mind was that one day, when the kids were older and she had more time, she would write a book.
By sheer chance she stumbled across a gay male romance story on the web and was hooked. A new world opened up and she fell in love. Thus the journey started. When not writing or researching, she enjoys reading the latest erotic and mainstream romance novels.
Visit her at: http://machurch00.blogspot.com
Hey everyone! My name is M.A. Church, and I’m a new member of the Wednesday Briefers group. We’ve released two anthologies—an M/F called Reluctant Romance-Guys and Girls. http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-reluctantromanceguysandgirls-836958-144.html and an M/M anthology. I’m part of that one—Reluctant Romance-Guys and Guys.
In the story, Changing His Mind, my main character is Zane Davis. He’s very shy, and having been burned once by an ex-lover, he’s hesitant about jumping into another relationship. He has a very good reason for his feelings. Thanks to a vengeful ex outing him, he’s having problems at work.
I thought it would be fun to ask Zane a few question lol.
~So Zane, when Neil approached you at the pool had you noticed him before?
Zane: Are you kidding me? *Laugh* He’s hard to miss. And oh my God, he was the hottest guy at the pool. Plus, I noticed the looks he kept shooting my way—I just didn’t return them. When I’d get in the pool, he’d get in and follow me around. When I got out, he got out. Anytime he tried to talk to me I made an excuse and left.
Neil: And aren’t you glad I didn’t give up, babe? See, I knew he was avoiding me, but I’d seen how he looked at me, the interest in his eyes. I’m not exactly known for being subtle; I finally managed to pin him down and talk to him. He was checking out some M/M books on Amazon. If I remember correctly he was looking at a certain author I’m a huge fan of. We got to talking and I kinda tricked him into a date.
~Ah yes, the ‘none-date’ date I believe you called it, Zane. But still you went—why?
Zane: He didn’t give me much of a choice. *Rolls eyes* And honestly, there was a little part of me—just a little part, mind you—that wanted to go. But there was a much bigger part of me that was wary. My life was a mess at that point thanks to an ex who outed me at my job. It wasn’t a known fact I was gay, and there were repressions from that. The last thing I needed was someone in my life, but Neil wouldn’t take no for an answer.
~Do you want to tell us about that?
Zane: Well, I don’t want to give the book’s plot away, but let’s say the ones giving me fits came around eventually. And well, some didn’t. My career took a hit, but I came through it okay.
Neil: Their loss, if you ask me. And all over whom he likes to sleep with. *shakes head* Which is me, by the way.
Zane: *laugh* You were like a bad penny, you kept turning up. Thank God.
~How are things now with you two?
Zane: Neil’s lease on his apartment came up, and we decided to move in together. Things are going good.
Neil: Which means he’s working all the time. I’m thinking he needs to take a vacation soon, maybe in October. I may have to check into that. Maybe drag him down to some cabins somewhere and have my way with him for a few days.
Zane: Oh my G—
Neil: *Laughs* You’re trying to stop saying that so much, remember, babe?
~Hmm, sounds like you may be plotting something, Neil.
Neil: *Big grin* Now that would be telling. But I will say check back with me in a few months, say in… October.
Zane: But, but, but… Neil! I have a deadline and—
Neil: Shhh. Remember the plot.
~*Laugh* Okay then, something to look forward to! Thanks, guys, for letting me interview you. We’ll be talking soon lol.
Neil: So, hadn’t you better get back to it? Last I looked you left Zane and me at an interesting point.
~M: *Blush* Um, yeah. Sorry about that. LOL.
Hope everyone enjoyed the little view into Zane and Neil’s relationship. There are a lot of great stories in both anthologies. I’ve had a blast reading through them! The Wednesday Briefers have another anthology planned for October, and my boys will be back for that. ;)