Thursday, 9 May 2013
Author Interview & Spotlight: Vicktor Alexander
Author of the best-selling series The Tate Pack, Vicktor Alexander doesn’t believe that love only comes in one form, one race, one gender and that not only is gender fluid but sexuality as well. He enjoys writing about shifters, humanoids, cowboys, firemen, rent boys, fairies, elves, dancers, doctors, Doms, Subs, and anything else that catches my fancy, all sexy men falling in love with each other and having lots of naughty, dirty, man-on-man sex. While all of Vicktor’s characters all ride off into the proverbial sunset, all sexually satisfied and in love (because it’s the least he can do), they all bear the scars of fighting for that love, just like in real life. Vicktor loves to make people laugh (and guys hot) and when he’s not writing, or rather, procrastinating in writing, he’s reading, playing the Sims 3, hanging out with very supportive friends who all know what he writes and encourages it, talking to his adopted daughter affectionately nicknamed Chipmunk, seeking the man or men who can handle his crazy, stressful, soap opera-esque life and being distracted from said writing by pictures and videos of John Barrowman, Scott Hoying of Pentatonix, Charlie David and Shemar Moore.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
I plan out the entire story, make an outline and then my muse, Tommy, (from the Tate Pack) laughs at me and completely changes the story on me.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
All the time. I can’t think of one book I’ve written where the characters didn’t take over.
Do you write in other genres besides M/M?
Yes, although none of them are published yet. I have thrillers, M/F, children’s books and even comic books and graphic novels. I want to write it all and I have ideas for everything.
What is your favourite food?
I LOVE Italian food! I could eat lasagna and tiramisu every day and never get tired of it if it wouldn’t make me fat. LOL.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
A little bit of both. I’m awake every morning before 8 am and I stay up way past 3 am on most nights. I’m up writing and listening to television (usually Torchwood starring John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Myles) or reading a book. Sometimes I’m up working on business plans or ideas for books, or the non-profits and charities that I want to have.
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
Boston, Italy, and Israel are the three places that I definitely want to go to. Boston and Italy because I’ve been dreaming of them since I was a kid. They’re both beautiful places and both have such history and culture. Israel because of the religious culture and history and my upbringing.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Yes. The music’s on but it’s usually pretty soft because otherwise I’d be singing along and not writing. Everything from Justin Timberlake to Kelly Rowland to Frank Sinatra to The Temptations to Britney Spears to Maroon 5 to Mandy Moore to Lady Gaga and everything in between.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
I’ve had two recently. The Alpha King released with Silver Publishing on April 27th and it’s the first book in the Passion’s Hero series that’s a fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, gay romance. Elian is my latest release with The Rooster & The Pig Publishing on May 10th and it’s the first full-length novel in The Marriage Groups series and it’s a fantasy, Sci-Regency, interracial, polyamorous, supernatural gay romance.
Elian is the youngest son of his family on the planet Kardalusia and is the only coração born. A coração is the “heart” of a Marriage Group, which consists of four men, and the coração is also known as the breeder. They all have other jobs which are identified by the birthmark located somewhere on their body. Elian is the first coração born in an extremely long time who only has the coração birthmark. He is attending his last marriage soiree, which all coraçãos of age must attend in order to be picked by a Marriage Core when he finds out that he’s been chosen by the Royal Marriage Core and is to be the Royal Coração. Someone isn’t happy that he’s been chosen, however, and they set out to kill him before he has time to settle into a life with his husbands Nevin, Corbin and Gaige Cannington.
Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
I’m definitely influenced by some of my favorite authors: Stormy Glenn, Mary Calmes, Andrew Grey, Gabrielle Evans, Jana D. Downs, and Amy Lane as well as being influenced by conversations with people around me and memories of my best friends.
Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book
Elian Glinkobia is the youngest son of his family. Born on the planet, Kardalusia, he is the only breeder, the only coração, born to a family full of Kartusian warriors and soldiers. He was born with no other purpose than to be the coração of a marriage group, there to serve them in every manner that they needed. Or so he thinks. Attending his final marriage soiree, Elian believes that he will not be picked by any marriage group and is destined to live his life alone, or as a prostitute. He is beyond shocked to find out that he was chosen by the royal marriage group the year before. He is to be the coração, the heart, of the three kings, Nevin, Corbin, and Gaige.
However, things are not always as easy as they seem. Before Elian can even settle into his position as The Royal Coração, someone attempts to murder him. Placed under lock and key in the palace by his husbands, Elian begins to discover that the gods of the Kartusians gifted him with a lot more than he could have ever expected.
Will Elian's special gifts come in handy when he needs them to save his husbands and their people, or was everyone right about his worthlessness?
List of previous books if any
Other Books By Vicktor Alexander:
The Tate Pack Series
A Very Tate Christmas
A Very Tate Valentine’s
A Very Tate St. Pat’s
A Holy Tate Easter
A Tate Pack Memorial
Love, Liquor, Chocolates & Loyalty: A Tate Pack Serial Anthology
A Tate Pack Vacation
Impossible (Releasing June 2013)
The Wilgrin Chronicles Series
The Marriage Groups Series
Flip the Coin Series
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl
Passion’s Hero SeriesThe Alpha King
Too Hot to Handle SeriesSuper Gay
Any websites/places readers can find you on the webhttp://www.vicktoralexander.com
by Vicktor Alexander
Publisher and Release Date: The Rooster & The Pig Publishing. May 10, 2013
Buy Link(s): http://www.roosterandpigpublishing.com/coming-soon.html
Elian Glinkobia is the only coracao born to his parents on Kardalusia. Attending his final soiree, he despairs of ever being chosen by a Marriage Core in order to become a Marriage Group. A life of being a spinster or a prostitute looms before him when his life is suddenly changed forever. Elian is chosen by The Royal Marriage Core to become the Royal Coracao. Nevin, Corbin and Gaige Cannington are everything Elian could have ever wanted in husbands and Elian is more than happy to spend his life with them.
But there's someone who is bound and determined to get rid of the new coracao. Numerous kidnapping attempts and countless attempted murders begin to overwhelm the royal family and Nevin, Corbin and Gaige must scramble to save the life of their husband and their children before someone gets to them first.
Sodom and Gomorrah 87 B.C.
A decision had been made and Andalusia, the Supreme Being, had dispatched his most trusted angels to carry it out. The two men travelled down to Earth to mete out the harsh judgment to those who were deserving of it. All of Sodom and Gomorrah would be punished, for their hearts were filled with greed, evil, and murderous intent. While there were those who were innocent, the majority of the citizens were corrupt and unrepentant. They were special. For they had been chosen. Chosen to love in a different way. Created to love those who were of the same gender and Andalusia had been extremely generous when he allowed them to co-habitate with citizens who loved the same way.
They consisted of the Kartusians and the Sapphricians. They had been given an opportunity to have a certain area of their choosing be joined with that of the human planet, Earth. At this joining, they had given the cities the names Sodom and Gomorrah. Andalusia had known that in the end they would rebel. It was just a matter of time before children grew to become rebellious teenagers who would become adults who hated authority and became products of their rebellion, atmosphere, environment, and corruption that surrounded them. But when he looked down at the chaos of Sodom and Gomorrah, he felt himself growing angry. He burned with a rage that he knew would not be quenched by mere apologies. They had disrespected him and misused his gift by becoming a people full of rapists, murderers, thieves, and pedophiles. He would not stand for their disregard of his law and his commandments. Because of this, he was forced to send out his fiercest warriors, Michael and Zariel, to abolish the city. He would mourn those who were lost, but he had allowed it to endure for too long.
Those who survived—there were not many and they only survived because Andalusia willed it be so—were told of the new laws and the new structure of their people.
A group, four men or four women, would be required to marry. One would represent the body of the group, their purpose to take care of the family, the quartet, physically. Then there was the mind of the group. They would be in charge of the family’s education and mental growth. There was also the Soul of the group, the one who would be required to look out for the family’s spiritual well-being. But there was one who was even more important.
The Coração. The heart of the family. The emotions, foundation, and childbearing was required of the Coração. Whether male or female, the Coração would give birth to the family’s offspring. It was an honor and a privilege to be the Coração of a family, but Andalusia knew this would not be the mindset forever. Laws were given to the people, birthmarks appeared on their bodies, and Andalusia revealed their significance. The priests and the scribes rushed to keep all of the information and the laws given. Just as they assumed they were finished with the laws, Andalusia delivered his final blow: the Sapphricians, the term given for females, would be placed on the planet Sapphro while the Kartusians, the men, would stay on the planet Kardalusia. There would now only be same sex relationships on the two planets. There would no longer be any contact with the humans on planet Earth, and like that the veil between the three planets was torn.
On Kardalusia, the priests gathered together and had every new law and rule created and printed for distribution to the inhabitants. Every man was instructed to adhere to the rules with the strictest of punishments should any choose to challenge the laws or disobey. For days the slightest of Kartusian men, those small, short and/or thin in size, were crippled by pain and plagued by sickness. There soon appeared the birthmark of a heart on their flesh and as the god Andalusia had stated, they were marked as Coraçãos. These men were immediately taken to the largest home on the planet and pampered. At the end of the month, they were brought out and a soiree was held to match each Coração with three men who would complete a group. The men who appeared had also received birthmarks on their bodies, and with the help of the god Andalusia’s words, careers, education, and status were provided for every man there.
While the Kartusians seemed to thrive, a small group of survivors from the Sodom and Gomorrah tragedy were chosen by the god Andalusia to inhabit the darkest recesses of the planets Kardalusia and Sapphro. They were given the name Zevinxian and their spirits were fused with those of animals. Special gifts were given to each person, the ability to hear thoughts, to communicate with animals, to manipulate time. There was no rhyme or reason to who received what, and although they bore birthmarks on their bodies, in their hairline there was the mark of the five moons that labeled them as Zevinxians. It was not long before the Zevinxians integrated into the population of their people, just as it wasn’t long before they were banished and returned to the darkest recesses from whence they came. Before long, the Zevinxians were being hunted by their brethren, who feared their substantial power.
And then a gleam of hope. When Kardalusia began to experience massive deaths, strange storms, and a decrease in births, the priests pleaded with the god Andalusia before seeking out their extremely religious brethren, the Zevinxians. A prophecy was given, one that filled most Kartusians and Zevinxians with happiness, joy, and hope yet filled others with fear and anger. There would come a Coração who would give birth to the first female Kartusian in centuries. The Coração would be powerful, he would have powers that were typically given to Zevinxians, the ability to speak to unborn children, to animals, to control the weather, stop time, and to manipulate metal. He would be special and as such, the three men who married him would be special, the strongest mind, body, and spirit members in existence.
One man, upon hearing this, gathered a group of men together and they were determined to not only find the Coração in question, but to kill him before the prophecy could be fulfilled. And so generation to generation, their offspring and descendants continued to look for this Coração in order to dispose of him, but they did not take into account the three me who would be married to the Coração, the three men who would love him and protect him.
The Marriage Group.
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