Thursday, 15 January 2015

Blog Tour: Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

Author Bio: After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn't looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of gay equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.
In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.

Where to find the author: CJane at Her website is Twitter: and Facebook:

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: AngstyG

Blurb(s): Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.

Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where – and with whom – his heart lies.

Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance


1. What got you started into writing?
Getting involved in a fandom several years ago. I’ve always loved gay characters and the idea of men being with men. I began reading fanfic and got inspired to start writing fiction. Having the community of writers and readers on LiveJournal was so helpful. I got instant feedback and was part of a network of writers who were generous with their advice and critiques.

2. Of all the places you’ve travelled, what is your favorite?
San Francisco. There is something magical about the light there. I noticed it again when I visited this past September. I love that the city is bordered by the waters of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. I love the sound of the cable cars ringing their bells and the fog horns on the Bay. I love the distinct neighborhoods and ethnicities. San Francisco is a relatively small city and it’s easy to get around on public transportation. It’s got great hills for walking and wonderful food. And lots of gay guys!

3. Which of your characters is most precious to you? Which is the most wild?
Assuming you’re asking about all of my characters from any story, I’d have to say that Aidan Emery from Serpentine Walls and Aidan’s Journey is both. He is precious to me because his journey was such a long and arduous one from being the wild thing and “manwhore” of his college days to being the centered actor and loving partner he becomes by the end of Aidan’s Journey. And of all my characters, I’d say Aidan was also the most wild during his days of debauchery.

4. What is the best part about being a m/m author?
Exploring worlds that are not part of my experience. Being able to get lost in those worlds. Having happy endings. Watching my characters grow and evolve and be able to let love in.
I just saw this on Twitter and it says in a different way what I love about being a writer (and a reader):
“The walls of books around him formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.” ― Ross Macdonald

5. What are you working on now?
I’m working on the third novel in the Serpentine Series now, with a projected release date of August, and hope to have a fourth one out by the end of this year. The third one has Jed Carter from Serpentine Walls as the main character. If you haven’t read Serpentine Walls, Jed is the nice, shy guy that the main character Pete starts a “friends with benefits” relationship with, even though Jed would like more. Readers identified with Jed and I wanted to write a book where he gets his own happy ending.
At first I was going to have his love interest be Tucker, the sexy college roommate of Jed’s older brother, but Jed was getting lost again in being this less flashy, kind of boring guy in contrast to Tucker. So I changed the love interest to a guy his own age, Charlie, who is a “townie,” which is what U.Va. students call kids who live in Charlottesville and don’t go to the University.
Not only is Charlie a “townie” but he’s biracial and he and his family are part of the black community in Charlottesville, with church being a large part of Charlie’s life. Charlie’s cousin, Morocco, is transgender and she has her own storyline going on. I’m excited to have a person of color as a main character and a transgender person as a significant secondary character.

Excerpt: As Brent sat cross-legged on a pillow, tearing pieces off the rubbery bread and dipping them into various dishes he couldn’t identify, he realized he was having more fun than he’d had in ages. Along with being thoughtful and smart, Graham was one of the most hilarious people he’d ever met, and Brent was in stitches for most of their lunch.

“If only my dates could be like this,” Brent said, after another bout of laughter between them, then widened his eyes. “Oh, wow, man, that sounded dumb.”

Graham didn’t seem fazed. “They’re not? But why? You’re so fun to talk to. Any woman would be nuts not to appreciate you.”

“Uh, well, tell them that. But I guess I don’t really appreciate them either. I don’t know, it’s like, awkward and boring most of the time. Whatever. Ari keeps trying to set me up, but…. Anyway, how did this get into talking about my love life, or lack thereof?”

Graham regarded him, warmth in his eyes, and said softly, “You’ll find it, Brent. Everyone deserves to have love in their life. You’re young. You’ll find it.”

Graham’s words touched Brent, but the intensity of the moment made him uncomfortable. Even worse, he noticed he was getting aroused.

He shifted on his pillow with a weak laugh. “Hey, no more of this ‘young’ crap, okay? You’re not that much older than I am.”

Pages or Words: 80 Pages

Tour Dates: December 31, 2014 – January

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