Deviant Desire – MM Good Book Reviews

Deviant Desire – MM Good Book Reviews

May 2nd, and the book tour continues with an appearance on MM Good Gook Reviews.

MM Good Book Reviews lives up to its name; it offers good reviews of good books and the blog will be reviewing Deviant Desire.

Lets’ hope they ‘get’ the story more than one reviewer did. Receiving a one-star review is never fun for an author, and what’s worse is when someone gives away plot point and twists without warning while writing the review. I read a review of DD (nothing to do with MM Good Book reviews, I must highlight that), and it read like something written by a disgruntled author. I gained the impression that this reviewer was pissed off that he/she hadn’t come up with the story, or Jackson had written it better that they could have done. Sour grapes. Everyone is entitled to an option, and I respect that, but what I don’t respect is when a reviewer takes against a story or author so much they feel it necessary to give away twists, thereby ruining the fun for future readers.

But, that aside, and it has nothing to do with today’s book tour appearance, Deviant Desire is selling really well and gaining more (better written and less personal attacks) reviews, that are a lot more positive. I am looking forward to seeing what MM Good Book Reviews has to say, and their blog on May 3rd is due to carry an interview or unique article about Jackson Marsh and Deviant Desire.

Deviant Desire- The Clearwater Mysteries book one
Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and print.
(Available in your local Amazon store)

Deviant Desire – Love Bytes

Deviant Desire – Love Bytes

Today, April 30th, Deviant Desire’s book tour continues with an appearance at Love Bytes.

“Love Bytes struggles to give LGTBQ+ books and their works the much deserved recognition by posting reviews, running giveaway contests for the authors, featuring their newly published works for promotion, hosting blog tours, conducting author interviews and lots more!”

I’m not sure about the word ‘struggles’ in their About introduction, it looks to me like they have no trouble at all. I know what they mean though, getting one’s books to the attention of the a wider readership is always a struggle, and getting the message through to others that MM Romance and Gay Lit are more than viable genres of writing is even more difficult. Love Bytes seems to be doing a great job.

I see they publish book reviews too. I am not sure of they will be review Deviant Desire, but they will be publishing a unique piece of content, one of the interviews and articles written specially for this fortnight tour. You will find more information on their home page.

Deviant Desire- The Clearwater Mysteries book one
Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and print.
(Available in your local Amazon store)

Interview at All Author

Hi folks,

The team over at All Author have given me an interview on their site. Below, there’s a snippet and a link if you want to find out a little more about me, how I came to be writing Gay Lit, romance and erotica, and my thoughts generally on my writing process.

Meanwhile, I am working hard on ‘Deviant Lamplight’, a mystery/thriller based in a parallel London in 1888 during the Ripper murders. I’m doing loads of research about the plight and profession of Victorian rent boys and inventing a story along the lines of, What if the Ripper went after male prostitutes not female? There’s excitement, mystery, atmosphere, historical accuracy (as much as there can be) and even some humour. The social aspects are also fascinating. What if a titled gentleman, in this case, a viscount, fell in love with a street-renter? What social pressures would they face?

As usual for me, it’s a mashup of romance, mystery and thriller, plenty of sexual innuendo and maybe, later in the book, the opportunity for some very intimate action, but I’ve not reached that stage in the story yet.

And now, the interview, but first, the snippet.

When young, author Jackson Marsh wanted to be an actor. As a child, he was all about music, the piano and church organ in particular. Now he lives in Greece, his hobbies include walking and travelling when he can. The Mentor of Wildhill Farm was his first real foray into MM romance with some erotica. For him, the attraction of Kindle is immediacy. He thinks that the hardest part of writing the erotic sections in a romance is making sure they make sense. His advice is to get it out of your system, sit down and tell yourself the story in draft one, improve it in draft two, and then write draft three for your readers.

Interview link: https://allauthor.com/interview/JacksonMarsh/