Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Queer Romance Month: Mini Interview with Keira Andrews!



This mini-interview with one of our contributors is brought to you in support of Queer Romance Month.


QRM runs throughout October, celebrating love stories in all shades of the rainbow in all shades of romance. Join us, and over a hundred LGBTQ+ authors and allies, for essays, flash-fiction and much, much more.



WELCOME TO THE BLOG, KEIRA! :) 




After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” 




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A queer romance you'd recommend to a newcomer


Keira: I'd recommend Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk. It features endearing characters, an engaging mystery with liberal dashes of adventure, and the beginning of one of my favourite romances ever.  



Favorite quote from a queer romance

K: From Harper Fox's gorgeous tale Brothers of the Wild North Sea:

“I’ll hurt you.” 

“I want that, this once. Carve your shape into me. So I won’t ever forget.” 


Tell us about your books

K: I write in a variety of m/m genres. My books include stories about gay Amish men, werewolves battling a zombie apocalyse, Marine BFFs finding a life together post-WWII, and a Secret Service agent falling for the president's closeted son. I enjoy variety! I hope to also branch out beyond m/m in the future. 


What do you think is the future of queer romance?

K: I think it's boundless. I've been publishing since 2006, and readership has grown so much, particularly in the last couple years. I'm excited to be part of the queer romance genre as it grows further!



Keira’s contribution to Queer Romance Month – “When the Amish and Queer Romance Meet” - will be published on 7th October. 
“I wanted to show that being Christian and being gay don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I think it’s important to tell the stories of queer characters who are religious and don’t fit into the usual molds.”
--Keira Andrews 





A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andreews
Publisher: KA Books (August 31, 2014)
Series: Gay Amish Romance, 1
Genre: M/M Romance

When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.

Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?




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