Author Name: Kate Fierro
Book Name: Love Starved
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Micah Geller considers himself lucky: at 27, he has more money than he needs, a job he loves, a debut book coming out, and a brilliant career in information security before him. What he doesn’t have is a partner to share it with—a fact that’s never bothered him much.
But the romantic in him isn’t entirely dead. When a moment of weakness finds him with a contact to a high-class escort specializing in fulfilling fantasies, Micah asks for only one thing.
Show me what it’s like to feel loved.
Pages or Words: 304 pages
Categories: Fiction, gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
Angel’s shoulders were broad and strong; his hands kept a warm, steady pressure on Micah’s back, holding him so close that he could feel the movement of Angel’s chest with every breath he took. They stayed near the edge of the impromptu dance floor, swaying with the music. Micah felt safely surrounded, contained—in the familiar song, in the arms that felt as if they were made to hold him, in the magic of this evening. He turned his head, just to glance at Angel’s face, and couldn’t turn away, mesmerized by the look in his eyes. They held the world within—the world of affection, of caring. Of desire. It made something stir in Micah’s belly, a long-banished want.
Angel’s eyes flickered down to Micah’s mouth, and then back up. He bit his plump lower lip.
Around them, people were dancing, music was enveloping them in its sweet enchantment, and night air cooled Micah’s cheeks. Inside, he had suddenly only one desire. And he could have it. He’d been told to take what he wanted tonight.
Interview with Kate Fierro
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Uh-oh. Just one? I look up to writers who pursue more than one path in their creativity and take artistic opportunities to explore different genres and media such as comic books, screenplays, collaborations, etc. I deeply admire writers who play with language in ways that are both humorous and meaningful, like Terry Pratchett. But if I were to choose just one writer, it would be Jodi Picoult. The way she takes on difficult, often painful topics and writes about them with care and compassion, yet never shies away from the hardest questions and emotions is something I find really inspiring.
What book are you reading now?
Right now I’m taking a short break from fiction to read Booklife by Jeff Vandermeer. It’s an excellent book about balancing all aspects of a writer’s life – something that has been a bit of a challenge for me lately.
List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
It’s not a single book, but I’ve been re-reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, which I love dearly for its brilliant combination of fantasy, humor, and little pearls of wisdom nestled in truly ingenious use of words. I have also discovered the brilliance that is Rainbow Rowell – I’ve read her Fangirl recently, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on her other books. And because my reading habits are all over the place, I will also recommend the duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I’m a fan of their Pendergast series, and have recently finished book eight, The Wheel of Darkness. Book nine is already waiting for my next bout of thriller craving.
Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.
I’m a natural born crafter. Nowadays, I mostly play with words, but I’ve been learning and practicing a wide array of crafting techniques since I was a child. Crocheting, lace, beading, quilting, origami, cross-stitch, tatting, candle making… name it, and I’ve probably tried it.
How do you celebrate a new book?
With a glass of red wine and a new tattoo. I’m hoping for my readers to help me with the latter, actually. Love Starved is my first book, and I want to start a tradition of celebrating each published novel with a tattoo uniquely connected with that particular novel. There is a contest on my webpage now, where you can submit an idea for a Love Starved tattoo – either a drawing or a description. I will choose the winner at the end of May.
About the author:
Kate Fierro spent ten years translating, editing, and reviewing other people’s words before making an impulse decision to write down some of her own. She hasn’t been able to stop ever since. Kate lives in Europe and is bilingual, with more love for her adopted language than her native one.
With nearly a million words under her belt, Love Starved is Kate’s debut novel.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: www.goodreads.com/KateFierro
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Artwork by Valerie Schroedl, cover design by BuckeyeGrrl Designs
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Rafflecopter Prize: $25 Interlude Press Gift Card