|A healthy vampire has no use for candy, yet Martin cannot resist the lure. It seems he's being baited, but to what end? And what about those visions that assail him whenever he thinks of Dylan? Their story is centuries old, but this time around, Dylan's playing for nothing less than immortality. Eternal life -- and eternal love, after a sort -- is within his reach, but can he convince Martin to change his ways and commit? They may never find their way beyond the anger and the lies, but there's no denying the draw between them, and that's very much worth fighting for—even among themselves.
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About Bryl Tyne
BRYL R. TYNE is a wrangler by nature and a writer by choice. Balancing as many pronouns as hats, somewhere between the evil day job, editing, and helping a benevolent Sugar Daddy raise the last of seven kids, Bryl writes. Homoerotic romance is a favorite, but many of Bryl's stories cross genres. Comedy, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, horror, even westerns, Bryl writes them all.
Also by Bryl R. Tyne
If I Were a Lady...
Coin Operated Boy
Rite of Passage
At Day's End
Behind Blue Eyes
The Secret Ingredient
The Zagzagel Diaries:
An Interview with Bryl Tyne
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Bryl, thank you for talking with us at TRS! Your featured book is Divinity. Where did you get the idea for this sizzling vampire tale?
BT: The idea for Divinity was given me by SD (that's Sugar Daddy, for those unaware of my other life). He has this tendency to make comments in passing, while passing my study. This one happened to be something along the lines of "how many licks does it take to..." Well, my mind went immediately to the old Tootsie Pop commercial with the owl and the boy asking the same question about his candy. And then my imagination kicked in, and I saw a vampire with a fetish for orange Tootsie Roll Pops and freckles. The title was a bit tricky. I wanted something candy-ish but not sweet-sounding, which led me to create my vampire's lover, a diviner who happens to share the vampire's past. Mix it all together and voila! Divinity was created.
HH: I remember that commercial. <g> What do you like best about Martin and why will readers relate to him?
BT: like that Martin is set in his ways. Why? Because even if his ways conflict with Dylan's, or even if Martin comes across as stubborn, you can't help but find it endearing that he at least "knows thyself." Yes, he's got commitment issues, but he's aware of that, and he's not dishonest about it, not even to himself. There's some sick, twisted sense of integrity in there somewhere. At least, to me there is.
HH: What do you like best about Dylan and why will readers love him?
BT: I like Dylan's sticktoitiveness. He knew what he wanted three lives ago when he was Anton, and he knows what he wants now and will go to any means to acquire it. I would hope readers love him because he's a smartass. Seriously, after all he's been through, I'd think his witty, psuedo-happy-go-lucky side is just what he needs to stay focused on his goal: getting Martin. Forever.
HH: What draws today's readers to the romance genre in your opinion?
BT: Who doesn't like a happy ending?
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
BT: Some psychological horror, a dabble into lesbian erotica, and I may pull out and polish up my gay detective, Jesse Wolfe.
HH: What's a day in the life of author Bryl Tyne like?
BT: Wake. Stumble to bathroom. Coffee. More Coffee. Scribble random ideas down as they come. Boys to bus. Vitamins. Wash face. Scribble random ideas down as they come. Eat when I can. Spend morning on emails/social sites. Evil Day job. Scribble random ideas down as they come. Home. Eat. Coffee. Write. Emails. Write. Edit. Scribble random ideas down as they come. Write. Pass out from exhaustion.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
BT: I'd like to continue to increase my word count each day, and I'm working on writing longer (still), i.e. novels instead of novellas/shorts.
HH: What are you reading at the moment?
BT: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
HH: Where is your favorite place to shop for books?
BT: ARE (All Romance Ebooks) or Amazon.
HH: Any New Year's resolutions?
BT: Don't make promises I can't keep.
HH: That's a good one. Thank you! Happy holidays!
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