If you’d told me this time last year that I would have an m/m author with a short story published in an anthology, I probably would have laughed and thought you were crazy. Yet, that is the reality, although it’s not one I’ve totally wrapped my head around yet.
Earlier this year, I received my new tablet and decided to try out the Kindle app by downloading free stories off the Amazon site. I had no idea the story I’d downloaded was a m/m story. There was a bare-chested handsome hunk on the cover and that was enough to sell me! But instead of the sassy heroine I’d been expecting, the hunk was involved with an equally hunky hero and the scenes were among the most erotic I’d ever read. From that moment, I read as many m/m books as I could download.
From there, I decided to try my own hand at writing one. I'd written romantic short stories in the past but never on with two men involved with each other. To my surprise, writing m/m was almost as fun as reading it. My first m/m short story Trusting The ER Doctor will be published by Total E-Bound in its Emergency Servicing Medical Anthology in March 2013. It's my first m/m story but hopefully it won't be my last. I'm having waaay too much fun to stop now!
Let's get to know Noelle a little better...
What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?
As a child, I loved Beverly Cleary’s and Judy Blume’s books. I could not get enough of the antics of Ramona and Fudge!
Do you believe in love at first sight? And if so have you ever been so afflicted? Did you do anything about it? (Did you go for it?)
As a romance writer, I truly believe in love at first sight even if it’s never happened to over-analytical and picky person like me.
Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about? Mine is over using the word ‘harshly’.
I have a tendency to overuse dialog tags instead of just letting the characters dialogue do the heavy lifting.
Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?
I don’t think I’ve ever had writer’s block per se, but there are definitely periods where I’m more productive than others. I’m trying to become more disciplined about writing at the same time every day so that writing becomes more of a habit and maybe I can improve my productivity that way.
Do you base your characters on real-life people or situations?
My characters are wholly products of my imagination. I write erotica/erotic romance so my family and friends would kill me if they recognized themselves in my stories.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I’m very happy living in Florida, but in the middle of a brutal summer like this one was, a place with cool breezes coming in off the beach sounds nice too.
If you could live in any era, which would it be?
I honestly like this era, with all the innovations in technology, I love waiting to see what’s going to happen next.
If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?
I like Kyle, the emergency room physician in Trusting the ER Doctor. He’s hunky, smart, and sensitive.
If you were to do a reality show, which one would it be?
I’d love to do Chopped, the Food Network show. I’d like to see what kind of dish I’d be able to come up with given a basket of random ingredients. If I couldn’t do Chopped, I’d want to be on Project Runway, even if I don’t know how to use a sewing machine and can’t sew or drape. I really like doing any activity where you can express your creativity and your point of view.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I need to work on my patience, it really gets the best of me sometimes.
What is the craziest, most exciting, or most dangerous thing you've ever done?
I went on Space Mountain at Disney World, which was crazy since I'm scared of roller coasters.
There are a lot of them, but The Godfather, MatchPoint, and Minority Report are at the top of the list.
A month in St. Bart's
Dream car? And Colour
Lexus IS, Onyx
Favourite ice cream?
Name a celebrity, athlete, musician, etc. you'd most like to get naughty with.
I love hearing from readers and fellow writers. You can tweet me @noellekeaton or email me email@example.com
Noelle has agreed to return to Pick a Genre Already closer to release date and give us a preview of what to look forward to from Trusting The ER Doctor but to hold us over here's a little tease...
Trusting The ER Doctor - by Noelle Keaton - Blurb:
After his last relationship resulted in a nasty break-up, the last thing emergency room physician Kyle Montgomery is looking for is another romance. Yet when he meets hunky paramedic Trent Jones, Kyle cannot deny the immediate attraction and undeniable spark between them. As their love develops, Kyle begins to put the past behind him and focus on his burgeoning relationship with Trent.
Trent, who has been drawn to Kyle ever since he first laid eyes on him, can hardly believe the handsome and sophisticated physician would give him a second glance, much less return his feelings. Coming from a modest background, Trent wonders if he’s in the same league as Kyle and if their relationship can go the distance. When Kyle’s former lover surfaces with allegations that cause Trent to question Kyle’s true feelings and motivations, it is up to both men to take stock and decide whether theirs is a love worth fighting for, worth trusting in.
Author: Noelle Keaton
Title: Trusting the ER Doctor - Emergency Servicing Medical Anthology
Genre: m/m Erotica / Erotic Romance
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Release Date: March 2013