Thank you for having me, Michael.
Could you reveal any personal juicy stories about you?
Not really much in the way of juicy stories to tell. I am just an average guy from a small town in the UK who believes in equality for everyone. I have been married, and divorced, twice. I have nine children, a mix of my own and stepchildren and 16 grandchildren.
You are a father. Could you tell us about your role as a Dad?
After being left with my children by my ex-wife I did my best to bring them up alone, until I met my current partner, tried to instill right and wrong into them and tried to be the best parent possible, something I am ashamed to say I didn't always manage to achieve.
You have a very long list of projects consuming your time, but I would like to offer you the chance to show off and promote your writing career. You may include any exotic stories of your life if you wish.
I have never actually written anything about my own life, even though fantasies do feature in a lot of my work - I'll let you decide where though ;) - I prefer though to write on the fly, making each new story up as I go along.
When did you decide to write? And what genre and style did you prefer when you first started? What style and genre do you prefer to write currently?
I began writing during my ill-fated first marriage and began with transsexual erotica, a genre I felt was misrepresented with the way the trans characters were always portrayed as nothing more than sex toys or whores. I wanted to show that transsexuals are real people and have the same, real, feelings, needs and wants that everyone else has.
What genre, books, and authors do you like to read?
Away from erotica I like to read horror or psychological thrillers and hope, one day, to be able to write a story along those lines in my favored erotic fields.
Do you have a person, real or fantasy, you would like to be?
The immortality of a vampire appeals to me.
You have had health issues that have hampered you. With these problems, how do you find time to write?
The physical disability I struggle with actually affords me more time in front of the PC, especially now as I have just had an operation and my left leg is currently in a cast up to the knee.
You are young and have lots of energy, but what would you like to do if you had any free time?
I would love to be able to run about a lot more with my two youngest, the only children I have at home now, as all the rest have grown and flew the nest.
Could you tell us about your new book and the story behind it? You may include a brief synopsis and an excerpt, and what or who inspired you to write your story?
My newest release, For the love of Leon, is just another story that came to me one day while I was sitting in front of the PC, staring at a blank document, there is no back story or hidden meaning to it.
Leon wanted the same thing everyone else wants: a loving relationship lasting beyond a few weeks. All he’d ever been able to find, however, was a few weeks hot on sex, but cold on romance. The day he walks into the local pub and sees a newcomer sitting by the window, he hopes his luck is about to change.
As he and Simon spend time together, Leon realizes not everything is as perfect as he’d thought it would be. Experiencing love also means experiencing the ups and downs of a new relationship.
When Simon tells Leon they need to talk, Leon is forced to wonder... is he going to be unlucky in love yet again?
Sitting in the park enjoying the scorching sun, my attention was drawn to the couples there. Lying around, walking hand in hand, they were everywhere. I found myself wishing life had been kind enough to grant me a relationship like theirs. It wasn’t as though I hadn’t tried to have something like that in my life. I’d done everything to find the right person and settle down. But they had all been meaningless, intense passion and nothing else, fizzling out after months, sometimes weeks. Try as I might, no one I had ever met seemed to want to commit to a long-term relationship. Don’t get me wrong, the sex was fucking great, always the star of a relationship, but some nights I would have liked someone to go out with. A meal, the cinema, or even a concert, and then home like a loving couple. Someone who didn’t just want to fuck, but someone who liked to kiss and cuddle, someone to wake up with and make breakfast for.
Just watching the crowds started to get me down and I stood up, making my way out of the park, aimlessly wandering to anywhere I didn’t have to stare at all the happiness around me. Staring in shop windows at fancy designer gear I could easily afford, but had no reason to own, pissed me off even more. I made my way to a small bar by the river I knew wouldn’t be over-crowded with more couples.
Once there, I ordered a pint and sat outside by the river’s edge, just watching the barges trundle by and the handful of fisherman desperately trying to outdo each other with their catches. Smiling to myself, I felt a lot more relaxed than I had at the park and as the afternoon drew toward evening, I started to think about the long walk back through town to my apartment. I knew I couldn’t put it off, even though I would happily have stayed where I was, watching the world drift by forever. I drained my glass and headed back into the bar. As I leaned over to set my empty pint on the counter, I saw him, sitting alone by one of the windows. Suddenly leaving seemed like the last thing I wanted to do. I situated myself on a barstool, ordered a coke, and tried not to look like I was watching him, only glancing over every now and again.
I guessed him to be around thirtyish, half a dozen years or so younger than me, and I was instantly drawn to how impeccably dressed he was. Unlike a lot of the males in my town, he wasn’t in torn jeans, combat-style trousers, or t-shirt. Instead, he was wearing black dress trousers, a light blue long-sleeved shirt which was unbuttoned at the neck, and well polished shoes.
Not only was his dress nice, but the way he looked was as well. Slightly tanned, shaved with just a hint of light brown stubble, and neatly styled, not too long or too short, brown hair. A small, gold sovereign ring adorned his left little finger, and a diamond earring sat in his left earlobe.
As I watched him, I noticed he never turned to face the rest of the pub. He kept his eyes firmly on the window as though waiting for someone, sipping from his glass.
Now although where I lived was classed as a city, it wasn't much bigger than a large town. Every time someone new appeared, they always drew attention. This man was no different, I noticed, for I wasn’t the only person keeping a close eye on him.
On the opposite side of the bar were a group of the local, so called, ‘hard’ men. They were also keeping their eye on this new stranger and seeing as I knew them as well as I did, I knew their reason would be totally different from mine.
For a few minutes I continued to shift my gaze between the stranger and the thugs, and as they stood up to leave, I decided I had a decision to make. I could either let the man leave, knowing full well the thugs would be waiting for him to step outside the pub, or I could go over, introduce myself, offer to buy him a drink, and maybe get to know him.
Keeping my eye on the man to make sure he didn’t just get up and leave, I called the barman over.
“Get me another coke please, and whatever he’s drinking.”
“Are you sure? He’s having double scotch.”
“Yeah, that’s fine.”
I paid for the drinks and took both glasses over to where the stranger was sitting.
“Hope you don’t mind, but I saw you alone and got you another,” I said, placing the scotch on the table.
“Oh thanks, that’s very kind of you.”
“Well, you’re new in town and I just thought it would be nice for someone to welcome you.”
“Don’t get too many places like that nowadays.”
“I know, but I remember what it was like when I first moved here,” I told him. “My name’s Leon by the way.”
“I’m Simon, but you can call me Si. Won’t you join me?”
“Thank you,” I said, sitting on the small stool by the table opposite Si. “So are you just passing through?”
“Hopefully I’m going to buy a place, if the property prices here aren’t as outlandish as the last two towns I looked in.”
“I guess that depends on what you are looking for.”
“Ideally a two bedroom apartment, or house if possible.”
“There’s a fair few of those at the other end of town,” I told him. “Is it for just you, or do you have a family that will be joining you once you have found a place?”
“Just me. I have no family.”
“Oh sorry, I didn’t mean to pry,” I replied, lowering my head, slightly embarrassed at my clumsy attempt to find out more about him.
“No need to apologize, you weren't to know.” He lifted his hand to wave away my apology. For the next few minutes the two of us sat there sipping our drinks, when Si finally broke the silence.
“So tell me, Leon, what do you do around here? My guess is there’s not much in the way of employment to be had.”
“No there isn’t, but I’m lucky enough to work from home as a graphic artist.”
“Wish I could work from home. Mind you, I wish I had a home, but it’s too late to find something now, I guess.”
“I wouldn’t say that. You did happen to choose the one place in town that does bed and breakfast.”
“Ah well that’s lucky then! Would you give me a moment to get set up?”
I watched Si walk over to the bar and begin chatting with the barman. I found myself staring intently at his muscular physique and firm ass, hoping, praying he was gay and wondering what my chances would be with him if he was.
“Thanks for letting me know. He only had one room left,” He sat back down, draining his glass.
“So, apart from saying you wanted to give me a warm welcome to your small town, what was the real reason for buying a stranger a drink?”
“No other reason,” I lied. I couldn’t tell him the truth, not now that he was thinking of moving to the town. I wanted him to feel welcome, not frightened off by potential danger from local thugs.
“Well maybe I can return the favor another day,” Si smiled. “How about tomorrow? I’ll buy you lunch.”
“You don’t have to do that.”
“I know I don’t, but I want to.”
Being asked to lunch by the hottest guy I had seen for ages seemed too good to be true, and I felt my cheeks begin to flush with embarrassment.
“Okay what time?” I mumbled under my breath before repeating myself a lot clearer.
“Why don’t you meet me here about one? Gives me time to have a look around at property.”
“One it is then,” I said, then drained my glass. “Anyway, I better go and let you get settled. Besides, I have a design I have to finish tonight.”
“Oh okay, see you tomorrow then,” Si replied sullenly, and I was sure I could see a look of disappointment in his eyes at the thought of me leaving. But work was work, bills had to be paid, and anyway the date for the next day was arranged and by now I knew the thugs would have finally given up waiting, calling it a night as well. As I stood up, Si offered me his hand and I gave it a gentle shake instantly noticing how soft his skin was. I turned and headed out into the night, a slight smile on my face. If he does hang around I am definitely going to get to know him a lot better, I thought. I walked past where the group of thugs had been hanging out, the cigarette butts and discarded beer cans giving them away, and I continued toward my place.
Where can we purchase For The Love Of Leon?
Once it is released For the love of Leon will be available from all good e-book retailers such as naughtynightspress.com, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, allromanceebooks.com, smashwords.com and various others
Do you have more writing adventures you plan to publish?
I do have more work currently with my publisher, waiting for an editor and editing yes.
Please share your previous publications.
My previous works include Star Search - a transsexual romance, Addicted to Charlie - a transsexual romance, Naughty hot Shots- Reunited at a reunion - a m/m romance short, Naughty Hot Shots- Top of the Class- a transsexual romance short and I also have two stories in the Naughty Nights Press anthology The Boy's Club, Room for two and Opposites Attract all of which have been published by Naughty Nights Press.
How may your fans contact you?
I can be connected via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vampiremorbius or https://www.facebook.com/JulezSMorbius
or by visiting my blog The Crypt of Morbius at http://morbiussworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Julez, it has been the up most pleasure for sharing different aspects of your life. Best wishes for continued success, especially with your new release For the love of Leon Thank you for spending your time as my guest. I wish you continued success.
Once again thank you for inviting me.