Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Virtual Book Tour: For Mac

The Questions
1)      You’re marooned on a small island with one person and one item of your choice—who is that person and what item do you have?
The genie from Aladdin, with his bottle. I’d rub the bottle and wish to be off the island…or at least wish to be allowed more than one person and one item.  (Cop out answer, I know. It’s all I’ve got. <G>)
2)      Which musical would you say best exemplifies your life – and which character in that musical are you?
Hmmm….I don’t know. Maybe “Goodbye Girl”? I’d be Paula. Slow to trust, trying to bring up a daughter alone the best way she can, competing with younger people in her chosen field of work. Yeah, that’ll work.
3)      Take these three words and give me a 100 word or less scene using them:  saint, shoelace, smile
It was my last day on the job, and my ‘saint’ act had to go. Arch nemesis coworker was going down. I crawled under his desk, undetected, and tied his shoelaces together, and was across the room before the beginning of the fire drill I had known was coming. When he stood up suddenly, he fell on his face. I all but literally rolled on the floor laughing.
The alarm clock ended the dream and ruined my fun. But it least it really was my last day and now, thanks to some nocturnal imagination, I could face him with a smile on my face.
(That’s 104 but that’s as close as I can get. Maximums always give me more trouble than minimums)
4)      You’ve just been let loose in the world of fiction, with permission to do anyone you want. Who do you fuck first and why?
Dean Winchester from Supernatural. Because, really, Jensen Ackles.
5)      What is your idea of how to spend romantic time with your significant other?
Spooned up together in front of the fire watching a romantic movie.
6)      When you start a new story, do you begin with a character, or a plot?
Whichever comes to me first, but usually the character.  I’ll get a strong sense of the character whose POV the story will be through. Then the plot follows closely behind that. The stories where the plot comes first seem to be the ones where the POV changes, like Living Again, which alternated between Jonah’s POV and Daniel’s, and For Mac, which switches between Branson, Liam, Amy, and Andy in subheadings at various points (Mostly Branson and Liam, though).

7)      If they were to make the story of your life into a movie, who should play you?
Meryl Streep or Glenn Close. I admire both of those ladies a lot. They have the same general description of my physical characteristics (though they are a lot prettier <G>) and they are such versatile actresses they could easily handle everything my life has thrown at me.
8)      Who’s your favorite horror villain and why?
I don’t get into horror that much but if I had to choose a favorite villain, it would have to be Freddy Krueger. Something about being able to manipulate the dream world really intrigues me.
9)      Do you have an historical crush and if so, who is it?
I don’t know about crush, but there’s a whole list of historical figures I’d love to meet. John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, even folks like Alexander the Great and Charlemagne. People who impacted history in some way.
10)   Is there a story that you’d like to tell but you think the world isn’t ready to receive it?
I don’t know that the world isn’t ready to receive anything I want to tell. I know I have to constantly tone down characters, and even then worry about them coming on too strong. I live in a small town in the bible belt and many people around here are unbelievably prejudiced. Literally. As in, when I write a character based on people I know in real life, they come across too prejudiced. Not all the people here are like that. Most are sweet and kind, like everywhere else, but many very vocal people are hateful. Outspokenly so. And use their religion to justify it. It impacts my life in a big way because I work with a lot of these people. So they keep making their way into my stories (changed so as not to be recognizable, of course), but they seem over the top. They seem that way in real life too, but I have to work to make them appear better-rounded on the page than they really are in real life. One thing about it I guess. The characters will never look too much like the real people that way. <G>

Author Name: Brynn Stein

Book Name: For Mac

Release Date: May 29, 2015

Branson Farrell lost his parents when he was thirteen, and for the last ten years his brother, Mac, eight years his senior, has taken care of him. But Mac’s love came at a price. Both brothers were raised to believe being gay was completely unacceptable, and Branson has almost convinced himself he can be what Mac expects. When he looks at a man in a bar and Mac notices, Mac drags him off in horror.

Mac’s distress and disgust leads to a car accident that leaves Branson injured and Mac in a coma. Branson heals and stays at Mac’s bedside, but when Mac doesn’t recover, he is moved to a long-term care facility. There, Branson meets openly gay, confident, and attractive Liam Sullivan. Liam stirs feelings Branson thought he’d rid himself of, and to honor his brother, Branson fights tooth and nail against his attraction. When the cost of denying who he is becomes too high, Branson must battle a lifetime of hatred that’s been beaten into his body and mind to try for something of his own.

Pages or Words:  246 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance


About the author:
I've always loved to write and wrote fan fiction before I even knew what it was called. When computers came along, with online communities and places to publish fan fiction, I wrote even more. Then a friend convinced me to try to have an altered version of an AU (alternate universe, meaning all but original) published. My manuscript was accepted and now I'm a 'published author'.

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

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1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new book! Thank you for the Q&A, it was interesting =)