Ethan Daniels, host of a popular conservative cable news program, has never thought of his bisexuality as a problem, even though he has never acted on his attraction to men. Since his divorce, his desire has become more acute. When he meets Charlie Woods, his daughter’s first grade teacher, they have an instant spark, but Ethan hesitates to act. His contract is up for renewal, there are already rumors swirling about him because of a brief encounter from his past, and the last thing his employers want is for one of their stars to come out publicly.
Charlie avoids romantic entanglements because he prefers living on his own terms. He keeps love and sex completely separate, never seeing anyone more than a few times. Hooking up with a closeted celebrity like Ethan seems safe from emotional involvement, even if they have to keep their fledgling relationship secret.
The last thing they expect is to fall in love, but their strong mutual attraction moves them both to make changes neither of them thought they wanted or needed.
Molly: What music, if any do you listen to when you write?
Keelan: I wish I could listen to music when I’m writing. I usually find it too distracting, but I often will listen when I’m plotting or otherwise not actively writing. I like to listen to music from the time period, if I’m writing something set in the past. I also find that country music often helps to put me in a good emotional space for thinking about romance.
Molly: Are you a full time writer, or part time writer?
Keelan: That’s a hard question to answer. I feel like a full-time writer because I’m always either writing or thinking about writing, but I don’t make a living from it. It’s definitely a goal that I’m striving for.
Molly: Do you hope to one day be a full time writer?
Keelan: I would love to be a full-time writer, although I’m sure the pressure would be a hard thing to get used to.
Molly: Do you have a word count per day you try to hit?
Keelan: Theoretically, I try to hit 3,000-5,000 a day, which is easy to do sometimes. Other times it’s like a dripping faucet.
Molly: When you finish writing a book, how long before you begin writing the next one?
Keelan: I usually try to take a week without thinking about writing at all, and then I will look at submission calls and see if there are any short stories I can work on. That seems to help get me out of the haze of the previous novel’s world. Strangely, my writer’s block kicks in most strongly when I have an upcoming release.
Keelan Ellis is an east coast girl for life, a progressive, a lover of music and musicians, a mother of two very challenging girls, a loyal though sometimes thoughtless friend, a slacker, a dreamer and a bad influence. She likes true crime podcasts, great television and expensive craft cocktails made by hipsters in silly vests.
June 16: Sinfully Gay Romance, Gay Book Reviews
June 17: All in One Place, Jessie G. Books, Love Bytes
June 20: Inked Rainbow Reads, The Novel Approach
June 21: Molly Lolly, Gay Media
June 22: BFD Book Blog, My Fiction Nook
June 23: Book Lovers 4Ever
June 24: Bayou Book Junkie
June 27: Velvet Panic
June 28: Two Chicks Obsessed
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