A quiet one, Nicole Dennis curled up with the latest book of a favorite author. Since the beginning, there were these characters in her head, worlds wanting to be built on paper, and stories wanting to be told. She began writing during class and continues to this day. Now she can let others into her imagination and worlds that always celebrate the love between two or more people within LGBT, paranormal, and fantasy.
During the day, she works in a quiet office in Central Florida, where she also makes her home, and enjoys the down time to slip into her imagination. She is owned by a semi-demonic tortie calico, affectionately known as Fat Cat.
CC: What do you like about being an Featured/Supporting author at GRL?
ND: This is my fourth GRL and my first as a Featured Author. I’ve been a Supporting Author twice and been hoping to have a chance to step up. I can’t wait to see how things turn out and meeting more readers.
CC: Do you have a favorite character you’ve written?
ND: My favorite character is Skylar. Skylar Deering isn’t your typical hero found in most romances – Gay, Straight, whatever. Skylar has severe psychological issues he faces every single second of his life. He has severe paranoid schizophrenia, stuck in a broken-down assisted living place, no dedicated psychiatric care or any kind of care whatsoever. Skylar knows he has medical problems, talks all the time to his hallucinations – his only friends, and doesn’t know any better.
This is a previously published novella, Skylar’s Salvation, that is no long available. At this moment, I plan on giving Skylar and his hero, who is a true down-to-earth good guy, the chance to shine. Their novella is being expanded into a 3-part novel. I believe and love Skylar and hope everyone will give him a chance. No matter your physical or psychological disabilities, everyone deserves a chance for love. This is Skylar’s journey to find love and himself.
CC: Do you like to research?
ND: I can’t stop researching or world-building. It kind of what I graduated from FSU – Information Studies. I learned how to research, understand how to study not only the provided information but also the provider, and how to organize and store information. From the littlest items of the right style of shoes to a severe psychological disorder or the study of Alaskan earthquakes.
CC: Can you work on more than one WIP at a time?
ND: For some odd reason, it’s the only way I can write. It gets the characters talking to me if I’m working on someone else and they get all jealous. When I’m getting close to finishing one project, then I’ll focus in on that story to get if finished, cleaned up, and edited.
CC: Have you written something out of the m/m realm?
ND: My first published stories were all hetero short stories. Then I wrote the first three stories of a dragon-shifter series, also hetero, called McDrakken Warriors. I still have more books planned for the series. I have a MMF erotica jaguar-shifter series called Fire Moon Jaguars with Siren BookStrand. All of them are still active, sort of on hiatus while I concentrate on the m/m realm, but they’re on my mind.
I have several upcoming releases with MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press and Pride Publishing. I can’t wait to reveal all of them to you. If you wish to keep in touch with me and my upcoming releases, please link up with me on Facebook, my blog and website.
My latest release was Whatever It Takes, the second of three connected books that started with a New Year’s release Stranded. They’re all from MLR Press.
It takes an eye-opening talk for Riley Gordan to realize there’s something wrong in his twelve-year relationship with Conor Flemming. He creates extravagant events for same-sex proposals and weddings to over-the-top holiday parties, but he never considered one for Conor and him. Busier than ever, he realized his time with Conor had shrunk. He decides to use his event planning skills and put them to work to rekindle the spark.
Conor Flemming creates extraordinary cakes for anything from a cancer survivor’s celebration of life to a same-sex wedding, but never one for himself. When it comes to his life with Riley, he knows it’s failing, but not sure where it all went wrong. The silence hurts and worries him. Until a flurry of text messages changes the situation.
Be sure to stop by next week when we will meet Posy Roberts.