I’m pleased to have with me here today gay fiction author Kia Zi Shiru. Kia, as you know I’m a big fan of your work; you had me at Magical Roads, your initial effort. Thank you for taking time out to join us today.
COULD YOU PLEASE SHARE THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU?
Restless, curious, weird
PLEASE ORGANIZE THESE WORDS, PLACING THE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU FIRST AND BRIEFLY EXPLAIN YOUR REASON.
FAMILY, WRITING, SEX, MUSIC, FRIENDS, ANIMALS, LOVE, SPORTS, CHILDREN
Family, Friends, Love, Writing, Sex, Music, Animals, Children, Sports.
Not sure how writing ended up in the middle but there are some things that are more important than writing. Sports are at the end, I haven’t found a sport that I like enough to put it any higher.
Family, friends and love are at the beginning since these are the most important for me, I wish I could stack them since they are all equally important for me.
Sadly enough this doesn’t show how much I love animals I really love love them but they rank lower than the other things on the list. Ahh, well.
On and off since I was 8, though serious since I was 21, which is almost 4 years ago now.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
A vampire and vampire hunter story, with twins and guys with long sexy hair.
WHICH CHARACTER IN YOUR BOOK(S) DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH, AND WHY?
Anne from Black Sheep. She is strong and caring and even though she is flawed she doesn’t let it get her down.
SHARE THE NAMES OF A FEW AUTHORS WHO INSPIRE YOU.
Sean Michael, Daisy Harris, Tom Lennon, Alex Akira ;)
OMG, YOU PLUGGED ME! REALLY? LI’L OLE ME?
SHARE THE MUSIC/MUSICIANS THAT YOU LIKE AND HOW THEY ADD TO YOUR LIFE OR WRITING?
I listen to a lot of Japanese rock and metal music. It inspires me to keep writing and because I can’t understand the lyrics it’s easier for me to concentrate on something else but the music. Plus the music is very scenic and you can really hear the themes in the music, which makes it really easy to match music and type of writing I like to do.
IF YOU WEREN’T A WRITER, WHAT OTHER CAREER WOULD YOU CHOSE?
I always wanted to be either a vet or a teacher. Though teacher is probably more likely.
Excerpt from Disturbed Fate Book II
On impulse Chris unlocked his door, opened it a fraction and sat on his bed with a book. He hoped he could catch a glimpse of Alec without seeming too obvious. He started reading the book though he kept glancing up at the door. Anything to not seem too stalkerish, because that would be a bad first impression to make. He heard the door to the bathroom open and footsteps in the hallway. Travis had told him that after taking a shower they usually didn’t use the doors directly to their own rooms since it would fill up the rooms with steam—annoying maybe on other days, but lucky for Chris today.
He caught a glimpse of Alec as he walked through his line of sight. Then the footsteps stopped. Chris quickly looked at his book, acting as if he hadn’t opened the door on purpose. He heard Alec come over to his door and knock on it.
“Hey, you settling in okay?” Alec’s voice was light, not as deep as he expected it, but it was melodic, happy even.
“Yeah, everything is fine.” As Chris answered, Alec pushed the door open and leaned against the frame. Chris swallowed as Alec dried his long black dreadlocks and stood there, all innocent and open, in just a towel. He seemed to be unaware of his staring and Chris got enough courage to look him up and down.
Alec looked even better than the last time he had seen him. Not too bulky, a slim frame with strongly defined muscles. His chest and arm muscles moved gracefully under his tanned skin as he dried his hair. The moving stopped and Chris looked up, catching the sly smile in Alec’s eyes.
“Very well, I see.” The guy grinned. “I’m Alec.”
“I’m Chris. You’re Travis’ sparring partner, right?” Chris acted like he didn’t know much about him, though he probably knew more about Alec than he himself did.
“Yeah. How do you know him? You don’t seem like the type he normally hangs out with.” Alec walked into the room a bit further, one towel now fastened around his huge bundle of dreadlocks and the other still around his well-defined hips.
“We went to the same school.” Huge understatement, but Chris knew that there were parts of himself that Travis would rather not talk about. His past before he awoke as a vampire was one of them.
“Cool. So what do you think about the rest of the house, have you met them yet?”
“They seem nice, especially Jasper.” Chris grinned.
Alec reflected that same grin. “Nice doesn’t really cut it with him, but he is okay. He’s a good guy under all that scary muscle.”
“Good to know.” Chris looked away from Alec, trying to keep himself under control and not pull the towel off of him.
“Hey, um, I’m getting dressed. Do you wanna go to the party downstairs after? They seem to be having a great time.” Alec turned around and Chris got a good look at his back before he found his voice.
“Yeah, sure. I’ll join you.”
“Great, I’ll be back in a bit then.” Alec shot him one last glance over his shoulder before he closed the door behind him.
Chris sighed. Damn, Alec was even sexier than he remembered. Chris didn’t get why Travis didn’t want him—Alec was way hotter than that Nick Travis was dating now.
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