We sat down with Kerry to talk about her soon to be published SCULPTOR'S DESIRE, the second book in the Gallant Gentlemen's Guild series, and here's what she had to say.
KA: Like many authors, I can’t remember not writing. The magic (and the work) of putting words together is satisfying on a soul-deep level and it’s been part of my life for as long as I remember.
BP: SCUPLTOR'S DESIRE is book two in the Gallant Gentlemen’s Guild series. Please tell readers what the book is about:
KA: Sculptor’s Desire is about learning to step out of your comfort zone to find love. It’s an erotic romance, but it isn’t super graphic. I hope that the reader will find Devin and Rocco’s story sweet. I loved writing their story.
BP: In your opinion, what is the market for your book?
KA: Readers who I hope will enjoy Sculptor’s Desire: fans of m/m romance, art, New York City, and anyone who believes love can always find a way to thrive, despite the obstacles.
BP: List three books you just recently read and would recommend?
KA: Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick. (steampunk YA)
Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive by Ann Mayburn (hot, hot, hot)
For Ben by Kate Richards (sweet and hot)
BP: Share a bit about your heroes with us, and what makes them "hero" material:
KA: Rocco is an Italian brooding artist. Need I say more?
Devin is a sweet ginger. He’s a yoga instructor and aura-reader who can’t get his own life in order despite the fact he helps other people all the time.
BP: What challenge, if any, did you face turning your story into fiction? Or more specifically, what challenges have you faced when marketing to an LGBT audience in the publishing industry?
KA: One of the issues I’ve faced is that m/m often is relegated to the “erotica” subgenre—when there are as many flavors of m/m as there are m/f. I’m hoping with the large number of m/m romances being published, readers will demand the stories sorted more appropriately. Some sites do a good job of sorting, but others lump all m/m into erotica or erotic romance.
BP: Is your book part of a series? If so tell us about what's next and/or what else you're working on:
KA: Yes, Sculptor’s Desire is book two in the Gallant Gentlemen’s Guild. The series is set in an art guild in NYC.
I recently finished a NA fantasy novel, a novella for an anthology, and I am working on an m/m NA novel, and a novella for a secret series. (and many plot kittens)
BP: Tell us anything about you as a working writer that you think might be interesting or unusual:
KA: I am fortunate to be able to write full time—though that full time is spread between three children (two in college, but one of those living at home). I homeschool the youngest—and I love it! I also make historical and anime costumes, paint/draw, and play guitar. Every morning before I start writing or school, I “feed up”: six cats, a bunny, a gecko, and a Panther chameleon. In my free time, I also edit and teach classes at a local college.
About Kerry Adrienne:
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals, including a panther chameleon.
In addition to writing, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, and editor. Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures.
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Rocco Lazzaro is on a mission to find the perfect male body to sculpt. His inability to find “the one” has affected his creativity and he’s frustrated by his failure. With a Guild charity auction coming up, he’s expected to provide high quality sculptures, but the pieces he creates feel soulless.
When Devin, a yoga instructor, approaches him and offers to help, Rocco can’t quit thinking about the red-hot ginger. Devin’s New Age beliefs push Rocco away—he can’t deal with reality, much less mysticism. No auras and rainbows for Rocco—just stone and chisel and hammer.
But Devin is persistent. He knows he’s supposed to help Rocco find his muse—and he’ll stop at nothing to show him that the line between art and skin is very thin and a true muse can provide inspiration in many ways.
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