by J.K. Hogan
Series: Coming About
Book #3 (True series: Should be read in order)
Rory Donovan’s life is a hot mess. His marriage is failing and he’s in intensive psychotherapy, working through the unfortunate side effects of memories from a childhood trauma. The only thing good in his life right now is his job—teaching photography to gifted high school students.
Harbor Patrol officer Bennett Foster is co-parenting his teenage daughter with his high school best friend Jessie. When he meets Addison’s teacher and realizes they’ve met before, he can’t get the sexy stranger out of his head.
Striking up a sexual-tension-filled friendship, together they must help an angsty teenager deal with a dying friend. Bennett must keep his little family from falling apart while Rory struggles to come to terms with his new reality. Somewhere along the way, most unexpectedly…love happens.
Dr. Conlan treated me to a rare fond smile, almost motherly in its warmth. “I’m pleased to see you happier than you have been.”
I grinned back, but then my brow furrowed. “Does this make me gay?”
“Does that matter?”
“I don’t know. Should it?”
“I’ll never understand the fascination with labeling things that our society seems to have. To me, sexuality is as intangible as the universe. There’s no way to truly know what’s out there, and how it all relates to everything else.
“As humans, we seek to know, to understand, and somehow we feel that putting things in boxes and labeling helps us do that. But some things are fluid, changing and developing with the tide of the evolution of life. Do me a favor, Rory. Don’t put yourself in a box.”
I was dumbfounded, stunned speechless. I knew I’d remember Dr. Conlan’s words for the rest of my life, and I would try to stay as true to them as I could. “I won’t,” I whispered.
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing J.K. Hogan, author of Unbreak Broken.
Hi J.K, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hey, there! IRL I’m a pretty normal gal, wife and mother and fur-mommy. I stay at home with my son and alternate between writing and graphic design. I’m also currently carrying my second son.
I started out writing m/f paranormal romance—I have a series of three books if anyone is so inclined—but I started writing exclusively m/m in the last couple of years. I just have more fun doing it.
My new release, Unbreak Broken, is (probably) the conclusion to my Coming About series. It features Rory, everybody’s favorite cuddly straight guy, who ends up being not-so-straight, but not without a lot of heartache and…well, therapy. He gets paired with a sexy cop with a teenage daughter, and much drama ensues. Hope you enjoy!
- What is your least favorite part of the publishing/writing process?
Well, normally I would say editing, because I’m a big baby about slicing up my “masterpiece,” not that I’ve really had to do much slicing. But the most dreaded part for me I think is blurb, synopsis writing. Imagine pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into hundreds of pages of genius(ha!), and then being asked to condense it down to a few pages or even paragraphs—but make it good enough for a reader to want to buy it or a publisher to want to sell it… What? Inconceivable!
- As an author, is there one subject you would never write about? What would it be?
Hmm… that’s a tough one, because almost anything can be introduced in the right context, and you can argue that bringing it into the story in the right way could raise awareness. I don’t think I could ever write on-page rape, though I have one character in my m/f series who talks about how she was raped in the past. However, I think I can definitively say that I wouldn’t ever write incest (even twincest that is so popular), because it just personally creeps me out – not sexy at all IMO.
- When did you first realize you wanted to write?
I always liked making up stories and writing down a “cast of characters” for my dolls and other toys… LOL. But it wasn’t until I was in my early 2o’s that I started writing things in the hopes that I might publish something someday.
- How long did it take to write your book?
I did the first 50k of Unbreak Broken for NaNoWriMo, and I made it, so that took a month… But since it almost doubled in length from that, I had a lot more to go. I’d say it was another couple of months before I finished – and that’s insanely fast for me. I’m not one of those people that writes a book every three years or so, but it usually takes me a solid few months to finish one.
- For Fun: Where is one place you’d like to visit you haven’t been before?
Even though I’m not a very beachy person, I’ve always wanted to go to Bora Bora and stay in one of those grass huts on stilts out in the middle of the water.
If not that, then I’d say Ireland, the land of my people. LOL
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About the Author
J.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them. J.K. is hoping to one day have a little something for everyone, so she’s branched out from m/f paranormal romance and added m/m contemporary romance. Who knows what’s next?
J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives in the country with her husband and young son, a cat, and two champion agility dogs. If she isn’t on the agility field, J.K. can often be found chasing waterfalls in the mountains with her husband, or down in front at a blues concert. In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! For more information, please visit http://www.jkhogan.com.
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