Friday, September 2, 2011

Blog Party with the authors from Purple Sword

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About Friday Night

I wrote Friday Night in a hurry. Somethimes stories just come to me when I'm waiting in line, waiting to get somewhere, or just waiting. What if this guy got turned into a werewolf; what if he wasn't who he wanted to be (like most everyone); what if he had one chance to stick up for himself and be that guy in charge, that guy that everyone else looks to for leadership and support. That's Friday Night in a nutshell. That's Jack.

Hope you enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

More About Jack - A Scavenger Hunt

My publisher and a couple others are having a grand online scavenger hunt. In order to enter, you need to email and ask her for a list of questions to answer. Then you get to hop about online and read about different book characters so you can answer the questions. Every participating author has donated prizes, so maybe you'll win something. I offered a free download of any of my stories.

Here's my interview of Jack from Friday Night, a naughty little wolfish story of finding new love and himself.

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So, what's it like being a werewolf?

It totally sucks. It's not easy to hide and I get these monthly urges to hunt whenever the moon is full. Kinda puts a freakin' damper on a relationship. At first, I didn't know what was happening to me, but after a while I was able to become more aware during the change.

What's Friday Night about?

Basically it's about me and Raul falling for each other then my ex kidnaps him. Oh yeah and his crazy sister tags along and scares me. I thought I had issues... Anyways, it's about finding a place to fit in, finding out who I'm supposed to be. All my life I've been thrown away or used. It was nice to finally find someone who didn't want to treat me like trash.

How did you become a werewolf?

Bite. My ex. Seriously, he was a total nutcase. He was into pain and infliciting it on me. Lost his temper and well, it was a full moon and all. He liked the control, liked being the pack leader. But I never had a choice in the matter, so I took off the first chance I could.

What do you like best about Raul?

The way he talks with that heavy Spanish accent. Oh and his eyes. Dark chocolate eyes I can't stop looking at.

If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I wish I wasn't a werewolf. I wish I could take it all back, hit rewind you know and make it like it never happened. But then again, if I wasn't what I am, I don't think I'd have found Raul. Life has a funny way of working like that.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review: Friday Night

Friday Night by Liam Drake
Purple Sword
Paranormal, M/M
ISBN: 978-1-936165-62-9
Reviewed by Miranda
Joyfully Reviewed
Jack was changed into a shifter against his will by his ex-boyfriend Pedro. He has been on the run most of his life. Now, he’s hiding from his ex praying the abusive jerk doesn’t find him. Jack has finally settled into a routine; an insignificant job that pays the bills but, more importantly, he’s met the stunning Raul. Raul flips his switch. He comes in to Jack’s work every day to each lunch with him. Jack really wants to make a move but how would Raul respond to the fact that Jack is a werewolf? Jack knows Pedro is going to catch up with him one day can he put another at risk? Jack has been submissive his entire life. What will it take for him to take charge and become the dominant Alpha he is meant to be?
Friday Night is an exciting romantic book. Jack and Raul are so darling together. I was rooting for them from the start. I enjoyed the journey that Jack goes on, from the beginning to the end; he really discovers who he truly is. There was a nice bit of shifter action in there as well but Jack stole the show. He is a unique and endearing character. Raul’s sister was a hoot as well. Friday Night is date night and this book is definitely a good one to snuggle up with on any night.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friday Night

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Jack has a secret, a shady past, a jilted lover. So many reasons to avoid…Friday night.

Jack's been on the run all his life, always the submissive, always the man taking the fall, with no one solid to hold onto. But since his bad breakup with his ex, a werewolf with a penchant for cruelty and domination, things have been changing. The wolf in Jack wants out, and he isn't as yielding as the man. When Jack's new interest asks for an intimate date on Friday night, one day before the next full moon, Jack needs to decide who's in charge, man or wolf.


“You’re blushing,” he said.

I wiped my forehead with the back of my hand. Had to keep the libido in check.

His other hand came across the table and took hold of my fingers. “I am looking forward to Friday night,” he said. “To having you all to myself, not out in the open. I think maybe…you will let yourself out when it’s the two of us. You’ll stop being so cautious. No?”

I shook my head. “Maybe. Hell, I don’t know.”

“We can’t keep running for the rest of our lives. We have to try again, Jack. Why not now? Why not you? Why not me? We know what it’s like to be hurt. To run. To feel like we are not worth more than dirt.” He winced when he said that last part, obviously haunted by his past as much as I was haunted by mine. “I won’t hurt you.” He grinned, all seriousness gone from his eyes when he whispered, “Not unless you ask me to.”

“Ha.” I squeezed his hand, imagining the possibilities, ready to make up monthly lies to hide why I’d be gone every full moon. Desperate for companionship. Hopeless.

I stayed with him while he ate his lunch. Every lick of the fork or suck he made on his lower lip only increased my torture, my lust for the man sitting in front of me. He talked about work, about his boss and the old woman that answered phones for the company. He liked the old woman a lot. Called her Nana as if she were his grandmother. He talked about his little sister who would be coming to visit him any day now and now I understood why he had asked me about liking women.

“When’s the last time you saw her?” I asked.

“Seven years. Our stepfather was evil to Maria. He was abusive to the both of us. It’s worse for a girl I think.” Pain transformed his stern features into something crushing, ultimate sorrow and regret. “My sister is stronger than me,” he said in a low growl. “She survived. She stayed there after I ran away. She is the strongest person I know.” He pushed his empty plate aside and frowned. “You will meet her, Jack. You will see what I mean. I’ve told her about you.”

He glanced at his watch and shook his head, blue-black hair shining beneath the fluorescent lights. “Have to go.”

We both stood.

He closed in.

Every cautionary instinct fired off inside me. Run. RUN!

His arms clutched my body, barring me to him as he turned his face to one side and pressed his firm lips to my mouth. I was trapped. I was scared. I was afraid of being hurt again. The wolf in me shivered and whined. Then, with a defeated whimper, the wolf submitted. Heat washed over my skin.

I kissed back.

Raul broke away and left me standing there as he rushed out back to work. It wasn’t weird for men to kiss each other here. It was a gay bar after all. But it was weird for me to be kissed like that. Out in the open. Forcefully with passion, not trickery.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Review for Ghost of His Past

“Ghost of His Past” is a very nostalgic and gentle type of story; it’s about broken pasts meddling unsuccessfully with the present and dangerously with what the future may come to. The author does well to combine certain aspects and make it work. The contemporary setting, with the religious overtones mingled with a slight paranormal element, made this story a fascinating read...


Friday, June 26, 2009

First Review for Ghost of His Past

ISBN: unavailable
May 21, 2009
Purple Sword Publications
54 Pages
Erotic Romance, GLBT, Paranormal
Rating: 4 Cups

Mike can only watch helplessly as powerful emotions run across his lover’s face. This trip home to Greece is suddenly looking a lot less like a vacation, and more like a death sentence.

The closer he gets to home, the harder it is for Demitri to hide his pain. So many memories and so much heartache surround his tiny home village, but he needs to bury his past if he is to ever move forward.

Fissions of fear and trepidation creep up Mike’s spine the closer they get to Demitri’s home. Something has happened here that Demitri is hiding, and Mike cannot help but feel their relationship could be in serious jeopardy. Staying in his grandmother’s home finally forces the issue for Demitri when Mike experiences much more than tingling suspicions. The pain, the guilt, and the fear all come to a head, but will Mike and Demitri survive the fallout, or will Demitri’s past reclaim his heart?

The opening paragraph sets the scene for this emotionally heart-wrenching love story. The relationship between Mike and Demitri feels like you are treading on thin ice, and at any moment someone is going to crash right through. I could not help but want to know more about Mike’s past as well, given his relentless insecurities. This is not a lighthearted feel good story, but one that will hopefully open your eyes and hearts to the pain these men face on a daily basis when they have to hide their love due to society's prejudices.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More