Friday, July 12, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Autumn Fire by Cameron D. James

M/M - Erotica - New Adult
Date Published: 7/2/2013

Dustin likes the closet. It’s warm, comfy, and dark. Who needs to be out when you can get all the anonymous sex you want via the internet? And, besides, coming out is messy and gets you nowhere—certainly not a relationship. Real gay love is fiction.

When Dustin meets CollegeJock22 for a quick blow-and-go in the university library men’s room, everything he thought he knew crumbles. He can’t get that man out of his head and will do almost anything to have him. The only problem? CollegeJock22 is even more in the closet than Dustin. He’s in so deep he can’t even see the crack of light under the door.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I do see writing as a career… one day.  I currently see it as a career versus a hobby, but in terms of making a sustainable living off of it, so that I can quit my day job (though I love my day job) and just write all day… well, I can see that happening, but not for several years.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

I think the toughest part was completely reinventing my writing process and style.  I used to write science fiction (and hope to return to it one day), and the stuff I wrote was always so dark, violent, and realistic – to switch to writing gay erotic romance required rethinking how I put plots together, how I construct my sentences, how I create dramatic tension, and how I explore characters.  I find that now I’m into the genre, I really enjoy writing it, and I know it will affect my science fiction when I eventually return to it.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

When I was looking at getting in to the genre, I didn’t know where to go, who to read, or how to carry off such a project.  If you Google “gay erotic romance” or some variation on it, what you mostly get are sites filled with fan fiction and porn pictures.  I found it incredibly hard to find reliable and solid information on the genre.

So, on a whim, I emailed an agent who handles a lot of erotica and she replied with a super helpful email filled with authors I should read, genre standards and rules, and a handful of tips to get started.  When I finished my manuscript and submitted it to her, she ended up not taking me on as a client, but I am forever grateful for the help and insight she provided.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I’ve got a few things on my plate:

I’m working on an erotica short story that I plan to self-publish as a free read.  That way, readers who are wary of trying a new author have a risk-free way to see if they like what I have to say.  Go Deep should be out at the beginning of August.
I’m also working on my next novel, another new adult gay erotic romance, but this one set in a hostel in Scotland.  Our young protagonist seems to be running from himself and shunning genuine contact with others, and a confident young Scotsman is determined to get close.
After that, I have initial plans for a young adult gay erotic romance featuring two young men struggling with deep personal issues, set in a large Canadian city.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I am TOTALLY addicted to reading!  I’m currently in the middle of four books:
Rarer Than Rubies by EM Lynley, a gay erotic romance that seems to have an adventure to it.
Bloodline by James Rollins, another of his gripping thrillers.
How to Write a Dirty Story by Susie Bright, as I figured it might be useful to read this book if I’m writing it.
Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer, which describes how to professionally manage your writing career.

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Can a closeted twink and an even more closeted jock fight their urges for each other?

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPod!

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Tricky question – I prefer chocolate for certain foods (cake, candy bars, etc) and vanilla for others (ice cream, scones, etc.).

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French fries!

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy! (Unless it’s a stupid comedy movie, then drama.)

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Uh… neither?

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Reality!

#7 – Call or Text?  Text!

#8 – Public School or Home School?  Public school!

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  Coffee!

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook for romances, paperback for thrillers and Star Trek books!  (Yes, I’m so nerdy I read Star Trek books.)

When Cameron D James isn’t writing gay erotic romance, he can be found studying for his Masters, working in his dull office job, or reading five books at once. But, really, you’re most likely to find him writing. He loves crafting hot, sexy, sweaty, throbbing scenes, interwoven with lust and deep emotions for an orgasmic whole. He writes out of a love of characters, wherever those characters may lead.

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Twitter: @Cameron_D_James (

July 13 -Books to Light Your Fire - Guest Post/PROMO
July 14 - Steamy Side - Review
July 15 - Bettering Me Up - Review/Interview
July 16 - Whats On The Bookshelf - Review
July 17 - Kitties Like Books Too - Review
July 18 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
July 19 - A Life Through Books - Review
July 20 - Texas Book Nook - PROMO
July 21 - The Adventures Within - Review/Interview
July 22 - Buffy Kennedy - Guest Post/PROMO
July 23 - Up All Night Reviews - Review
July 24 - Zipper Rippers - Review/Guest Post
July 25 - Ever After Romance Book Blog - Guest Post/PROMO
July 26 - Sweet N Sassi - Review
July 28 - Growing Up Little - Review
July 30 - Faerie Tale Books - Review
August 2 -  RABT Reviews - Review

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Thanks for hosting me for this first stop on the tour!

    I'm looking forward to the next few weeks. For whoever's reading this, make sure you check out the rest of the stops as there are sure to be some great posts coming up!