Book Name: Spice
Release Date: April 2, 2015
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23665480-spice
Author Name: Lilah Suzanne
Author Bio: Lilah Suzanne has been writing actively since the sixth grade, when a literary magazine published her essay about an uncle who lost his life to AIDS. A freelance writer, she also authored a children’s book and has a devoted following in the online fan community.
Where to find the author:
Facebook: Lilah Suzanne
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/lilahsuzanne
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Cover Art by Gladys Garcia; Book Design by BuckeyeGrrl Designs
As writer of the popular “Ask Eros” advice column, Simon Beck has an answer to every relationship question his readers can throw at him. When it comes to his own life, the answers are a little more elusive—until computer troubles introduce him to the newest and cutest member of his company’s IT support team. Simon may be charmed by Benji’s sweet and unassuming manner, but will he find the answer to the one relationship question he has never been able to solve: how to know when he’s met Mr. Right?
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Rom-Com
“How about you? Did you always want to be a writer?”
“Yeah. I think I did.” He finally gives up on work completely and closes the laptop. “I mean. I guess what I write about is kind of pointless, but I wanted to be a poet once upon a time, so I guess it could be even more pointless,” he jokes.
Benji’s eyebrows knot. “It’s not. Why would it be pointless?”
Simon gives a humorless laugh. “I mean, I write a sex column for women. Not exactly moving prose or hard-hitting journalism.”
Benji scoots over little on the desk, sitting with his legs so close to where Simon is sitting low in his chair that he can smell Benji’s crisp laundry detergent and citrusy soap. He suddenly has to fight the urge to move a fraction to the left, press his nose to the inside seam of Benji’s jeans and breathe him in.
“You listen to people. You remind them that they’re valuable and worthy of love and respect. How is that not important?” Simon is struck speechless, chest tight and breath caught. Then Benji claps him on the shoulder and hops off the desk. “Come on. Let’s go have lunch.”
Pages or Words: 228 Pages
INTERVIEW WITH LILAH SUZANNE
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Interlude Press author and editor extraordinaire, A.J. DeWall.
What book are you reading now?
I sadly have a long list of books I’m dying to read but have not had time for lately. But at the top of that list is Right Here Waiting by K.E. Belledonne, 100 Days by Mimsy Hale and Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan. They’re all sitting on my kindle, quietly judging me.
List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
I’ll let you know once I manage to tackle that list.
Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.
I can play Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on the ukulele. Not well, but still.
How do you celebrate a new book?
I seem to celebrate by writing another book. Maybe I should consider champagne instead.
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