Hello everyone – please welcome Thomas Briar, an amazing writer of erotic romance, whether contemporary or historical he’s got it down: ) He’s here today sharing his newest release, A Lost Love Returns. Thomas…thanks so much for spending time at my place…always a pleasure to hear more of what you’re working on as well: ) I’m an avid reader of Mr. Briar’s stories…they’ve all been excellent reads, stories-stars that resonate and a story that remains in thought and mind long after the book is finished.
Here’s his bio-line: Thomas Briar lives in South Georgia. He strives to exalt the virtues of love and lust in every erotic story he creates.
Okay Thomas…let’s get started picking your brain *grins*
Title and Genre of your book (include any tags that describe it): A Lost Love Returns Tags: M/F Contemporary Erotic Romance, Lost Love, Lust, Pirates, Sunken Treasure, Jewelry, Engagement, Happy Ending
Please tell us how the idea came to you for A Lost Love Returns. Please include all the fun details.
In all honesty, I saw Clarissa in my mind's eye first. She was sitting at a table in front of a sidewalk café, staring over her espresso. And when I looked back in on her an hour or so later, she was still staring. So I naturally wondered: what or who is she looking at? The story evolved from there.
What drives, motivates, and/or inspires Clarissa?
I'd have to say her great love for Jake. I mean, they were in love before his sudden abandonment of her; now he's returned. And she's angry at him for not returning sooner. But, if she didn't still love him, she wouldn't be angry, would she?
What drives, motivates, and/or inspires Jake?
Clarissa. All he wants is tell her what happened to him and then fulfill a promise he once made to her. And yes, he stills loves her.
Can you tell us about the first time they met each other?
They met in an old pirate's tavern. Clarissa made the acquaintance of Jake's brother, Danny, first. Then Danny promptly introduced her to Jake. Danny holds a special place in her heart because he always treated her like a beloved younger sister.
Why did you pick Key West, Florida for the setting of the story? Anything in particular in real-life that made you select it?
I picked Key West because it best fit the story. Also, the most successful treasure hunter of all time lived there.
Which scene was your favorite to write? Can you share a little of it?
The scene where Jake reveals to Clarissa what happened to him. You'll have to forgive me, but all I'll say here is that he had a good excuse for leaving and not returning sooner.
What are you working on now?
Nothing right this minute. Recently received confirmation that I'm getting a contract on the latest story I submitted. So that was great news. However, I do have to start a new short story in a few days. Presently, I'm letting it percolate so when I start writing everything will go hopefully go smoothly.
What tip or advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Write what you know and love. Don't give up. And once you get into a publishing company, trust the editors. They're only trying to help you.
Getting to know Thomas Briar…
2 Things you do to relax:
A cigarette works pretty well. But my all-time favorite thing to do to relax is to spend time with my wife. She truly is the most fun I've ever had.
Cat or Dog or other:
Cats. They're born with all the tools they need to survive on their own. And they can climb trees – that's always a bonus in the animal kingdom.
Favorite places to write:
Anywhere Sirius Octane is playing in the background.
Place you’ve always wanted to go, but haven’t:
I'd like to go with my wife to Puerto Rico so she can take pictures of the old Spanish architecture. Yeah, I kind of got a thing for old architecture.
What are your hobbies /past times (besides writing):
Writers are allowed a hobby? I didn't know that...and I have to say that doesn't sound correct at all to me. This must be some kind of mistake.
So please send me the official documentation supporting this claim ASAP. Yeah, I'm going to need to see something in writing bearing an official seal before I let anything cut into my writing time. Just saying…
A Lost Love Returns
Book Blurb: Three years after her boyfriend's mysterious disappearance, Clarissa has finally recovered enough to move on with her life. She's graduated from college, found a good job, and is engaged to someone else now. She is happy once again.
So why has Jake, her long lost first love, suddenly turned back up in Key West, Florida at their favorite sidewalk café? Where had he been and what had he been doing during his absence? But most important of all, what could he possibly want from her after all this time?
Book Review – A Lost Love Returns
Author: Thomas Briar
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance Short Story
First Line: Clarissa looked up from her expresso to suffer a shock of disbelief.
Clarissa lost the love of her life when he mysteriously disappeared. Everything changed for her in the three years after he vanished.
Jake is a dreamer and treasure hunter. He and his brother specialize in sunken ships, until something happens to shift his life forever.
Mr. Briar’s books are always packed with something new and bold, mixed with a couple twists for good measure. The title is perfect for the story—a splendid shorty with some sizzling hot tossed in and a super special ending. I loved it! A quickie that packs a steamy punch of blaze and banter, and I found most satisfying…like all of Mr. Briar’s stories.
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