Hiya guys, we now have Viki Lyn visiting with her new release Lover’s Trill, we asked Lyn a couple of questions which she kindly answered, we have a great excerpt and there’s a fantastic giveaway, so guys enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Rocker Leo needs a break. From the band, roadies, everything related to his present life. Wandering the streets of Vienna, he chances upon a poster that just might change his life. Andre Revele, renowned violinist, and Leo’s ex-lover, is performing in the city. It’s been years since Leo slipped out of Andre’s life in the middle of the night, but he’s never forgotten their passionate love of music and each other.
Andre’s shocked when Leo shows up backstage after his performance. Hell yes, he’s angry, but he can’t walk away. Against his better judgment, he invites Leo to his hotel for a drink. Not sure what he wants from Leo, he knows what his body wants right now. A night of passionate sex leads to another, until he’s lost his heart to Leo again.
When Andre finds his trust in Leo tested, Leo must prove his loyalty by using their one common passion – music – to bind their hearts.
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Viki Lyn author of Lover’s Trill.
Hi Viki, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
I never set out to write stories. My background is art. I majored in Applied Design and created art for several years before even considering writing a book. My husband shakes his head that I write romance, since he’s a hell of lot more romantic than I am! Go figure.
I switched to writing m/m romance in 2009. This wasn’t the best for my writing career. I had to reinvent myself and search out for new readership. I don’t regret the decision. Last year I tried writing some m/f as well, but my heart wasn’t in it.
Favorite thing about building your own world?
I write a lot of paranormal/fantasy stories because I’ve always been drawn to myth, sacred sites and mysticism. This just kind of lends itself to writing new worlds. Even when writing a non-paranormal contemporary, I end up researching the settings and figuring out scenes based on real places.
Lover’s Trill is set in Vienna, a city I had the wonderful opportunity to visit. I not only got to experience the atmosphere of Vienna but I discovered some amazing places.
Real places in the book are the concert hall, the tavern where the ‘ball’ is being held and Andre’s hotel room.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I come from the huge amazing world of fan fiction. I was watching Caroline In The City and it abruptly ended without a resolution between Richard and Caroline. So I wrote my own ending and enjoyed the process. Also at the time I had an art gallery and this meant I had less time to be in my studio. Writing was creative and easy to do. I just needed one tool: a laptop.
What are some jobs you’ve held? Have any of them impacted your writing? How?
I’ve had numerous jobs from working in academia to owning an art gallery. What profession that has impacted my writing is my art. Many of my characters are in the creative fields. I especially love writing about artists. 🙂 Successful ones. I can live vicariously through my characters! So far my character’s professions have been: artist, architect, photographer, computer game designer, musician. If they have a paranormal bent, then they are shape shifters, vampires, vampire slayers, angels and demons!
Leo finished his cappuccino. He needed a break. From the band, roadies, everything related to his present life. He tried to ignore the constriction in his chest. He hadn’t written anything in months, and that scared the shit out of him. His bandmates were like his brothers, but as much as he loved them, it wasn’t the same as having a lover who completely got him. He had no one to turn to when in a funk.
He hoped to God he still had more words inside him. For all of his flamboyance on stage, his real love was composing.
Leo paid the check and left. Too wound up to go back to his hotel, he roamed the streets, taking in the Vienna night. Stars sparkled above St. Stephen’s gothic spire. The wide boulevards twisted into narrow lanes perfect for getting lost in.
Happy to wander aimlessly, Leo slipped his hands into his fleece-lined jacket. Living in LA, he’d forgotten how cold winter could be in other parts of the world. He turned the corner and sputtered to a halt. Staring at the poster pasted to the side of a building, he didn’t need to read the name of the virtuoso to know who it was. He could never forget that face in rapture—when playing or getting off. Music and sex had invoked the same feelings in Andre Revele. Passion was passion, and that man had always had both in spades.
Numbness swept across Leo as he stared at the picture of Andre caressing the bow in those slender-fingered hands—such artistic hands on a large man. It had been love at first sight—or at least lust—when Leo had walked into the practice room.
He could still remember a youthful Andre, not quite grown into his robust physique, as he played the last stanza of Bach’s Concerto in E. The violin’s notes had faded, but the music had remained in the air long after the performance was over. Bright green eyes peered through dark lashes, and sensual, pouty lips morphed into a shy smile. Like an idiot, Leo had been at a loss for words at Andre’s performance and enamored by that handsome face. Until Andre laughed, breaking the spell.
From that day forward, they were inseparable. They both had insatiable appetites for music. They stayed up all hours talking about philosophy and musical composition, and arguing what was better, thin-crust or thick-crust pizza. They played music together, fucked, and enjoyed the simple moments that composed their insular world.
He scanned the poster for the dates of the concerts. Tomorrow night was the last performance. Leo shuffled his feet, unable to move away. He bit his lip and traced the image of Andre. Did he dare go? It had to be fate. He’d been thinking of Andre, talking about the past with Sid, and now this.
His heartbeat quickened. What if he went backstage and Andre didn’t recognize him? Or brushed him aside? Leo had purposely avoided searching the Internet for news of Andre, too afraid that his ex had a lover, or worse, had married. Their lifestyles were miles apart, and Leo could never think of Andre as a friend.
He drank in Andre’s image. Tall and broodingly dark, Andre had the body of a jock and the sensitive heart of an artist. Leo preferred men unlike himself. He’d been a skinny kid, and had a difficult time gaining weight. If he’d been born years earlier, he would have been the perfect face for a glam rock band. At least he’d outgrown the term pretty boy or twink.
Leo chewed his lower lip as he studied Andre’s picture. Tempting as it was to see his ex again, visiting the past was a bad idea. This wasn’t the time, not when Leo was restless and bored. His heart couldn’t take a rejection from Andre. There were other men, lots of men, and he’d had his share of quite a few of them. With his schedule it had become impossible to form any long-term commitment. Or at least that was what he told himself.
A big, fat lie.
He’d never met anyone who made him feel the way he’d felt for the violinist.
Leo kissed his fingers and pressed them to Andre’s lips. “Good-bye, Princess.” Andre hated that pet name, but Leo loved using the endearment. Andre had been born into wealth and privilege, and his family had expected great things from him. “You proved them right, didn’t you?”
Before Leo changed his mind, he hurried away, dismissing the memories of a love lost to his ambition.
Rainbow Award winner, Viki Lyn is a successful writer of sexy romance, both gay and straight. She likes a challenge and at times breaks the rules of her genre. But always, it’s the romance that drives her stories to their happily-ever-after. You can also find her at Viki Vina Romance – the site of her books co-authored with Vina Grey. Check out their popular Orbus Arcana m/m vampire series!Top of FormBottom of Form
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