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About Fabian Black
Fabian Black writes fiction with a D/s slant~ her stories revolve around loving gay relationships.
Her stories tend to be quirky and warm hearted, they're observant of everyday relationships, life, love and affection. They show a sweet as well as sensual aspect of M/M romance, and are richly spiced with a little spanking and discipline, and also a liberal sprinkling of offbeat humour.
She also writes a comedy series called 'The Stardust Diaries' under the pen name Tarn Swan.
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Winter Pink Skies, Chastise-Books
The Corridor and Other Stories, Chastise-Books
The Jack and Danny Chronicles, Chastise-Books
Out of Tune, Chastise-Books
Bittersweet Seasons, Chastise-Books
Pascal’s Boys, Chastise-Books
The Jitters, Chastise-Books
The Christmas Wreath, Chastise-Books
Under a Falling Star, Chastise-Books
Dance with a Vampire, Chastise-Books
Fresh from the Sea, Chastise-Books
Storm in a Teacup, Chastise-Books
Red Sky by Morning, Chastise-Books
Swan Songs, Chastise-Books
The Stardust Diaries, Chastise-Books
Going to the Chapel, Chastise-Books
An Interview with Fabian Black
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Fabian, thank you for talking with us at TRS.
FB: It’s my pleasure. :)
HH: Your featured book is Destiny Calling and it's one amazing story. <g> Where did you get the idea for this fun, sexy tale?
FB: The germ of it came from a poem I wrote some years ago for a social charity project. The protagonist in the poem was an eccentric lady much given to erratic behaviour, which could be very funny, but also disruptive. Her family finds her difficult to deal with and hard to love. The point of the poem was to make people look beyond the outer shell to the real person within and to the reasons she is as she is. When it came to writing Destiny Calling I wanted to create and work with a character most people would find quite difficult to deal with.
HH: What do you like best about Colin and why will readers relate to him?
FB: Colin is a sweetheart. He’s kind, empathetic and very human. He’s aware of his own prejudices and frailties and because of it he fights the attraction he feels towards Sam, fearing he might let him down in the long term. He can be strong when required to be, though he often lets his innate kindness override the need to be firm. He has to learn when to lay aside sympathy and be tough.
HH: What do you like best about Sam and why will readers love him?
FB: I’m not sure readers will love him, lol. I do though. He was a fabulous character to write, no holds barred. He’s rather a bad boy. He’s rude, bitchy, disruptive, outrageous, but often very funny. What I admire about Sam is that he isn’t afraid to be himself even though it makes him stand out in ways guaranteed to attract bother. There is another more vulnerable side to him though and it’s this that I think attracts Colin against his will.
HH: What did you enjoy most about this tale of two very different, sexy men?
FB: It was fun to write and it took a few twists and turns that surprised me as a writer. I enjoyed seeing Colin and Sam evolve as characters and I also loved developing the secondary characters of Jon and Kit, Colin’s friends. Jon in particular is a complete contrast to Colin when it comes to dealing with bad boys and it’s he who turns mentor to Colin.
HH: How is this story different from your other works?
FB: It’s much more a man meets man story than my usual stuff. Folk familiar with my style of fiction know I tend to create stories and situations around couples that are already in established relationships
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
FB: I have a couple of shorts in the pipeline and another Stardust Twinkles book.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
FB: I’m not a goal setting kind of gal. :) My aim, I suppose some might call it a goal, is to keep on writing.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
FB: My own life, life in general, the world around me, snippets of overheard conversations, music, poems, objects, dreams.
HH: What's the best book you read in 2011?
FB: To be truthful none spring to mind. I read quite a number of books and enjoyed them all, but I can’t say one particularly grabbed me. The last book to really knock my socks off was ‘Larry’s Party’ by Carol Shields. It’s a brilliant book and a wonderful example of how well a woman can write from a male perspective.
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
FB: Getting through the year in good health, surviving the economic crisis, and having all my family still with me at the end of the year. I’m a take each day kind of person. I tend not to look too far ahead because it scares me.
HH: Thank you!
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