UFI welcomes Sally Max Author of Lousy Magnet. Thanks for Joining us!!
What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?
I'm awesome. Oh, wait. You can probably tell that from my bio. But, overall, I'm quite awesome. I'm also good-looking, witty, smart, and incredibly humble.
What do you enjoy doing on your down time?
I enjoy sleeping on my down time. Nothing beats a good nap.
What is your Favorite part of writing?
I enjoy the sitting part of writing. Typically, I don't write standing. In my day job, I stand all day long, and... well... standing bad, and sitting is good.
Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?
Not really. I try and change my routine up to see if I like a certain routine better than another most of the time. I like to plot for a few days before starting a project, at least to know where it is going, but I've started a projected that I had no idea where it was going, and it turned out OK too. Actually that story is coming out later this month. It is called My Fair Vampire.
What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Genres?
Besides my own paranormal books, I really liked the Harlequin Royal House of Shadows series.
How would you pitch Lousy Magnet to someone who has not heard of it before?
A fun spaceship romp!
Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Lousy Magnet is set in?
It is a sci-fi world where the earth has expanded onto the moon, Mars and is now colonizing Saturn's moon of Titan.
Do you have a favorite scene in Lousy Magnet?
Lee and Clint just wanted to join the (several million) mile high club on the space shuttle.
Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?
The hardest character to write was Clint's mother. She was the one that didn't know about the relationship.
What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?
My Fair Vampire, a short story is coming out at the end of the month!
This or That
Answered as Lee from Lousy Magnet by Sally Max
Angels or Demons
I have this bad boy image I can't get rid of.
Vampires or Shifters
Not sure why.
Left or Right
I'm right handed.
Up or Down
Clint and I are in a space shuttle for almost the whole story. So up, up, and away!
Pizza or Pasta
Lived on it while Clint was away.
Coffee or Tea
Keeps me up.
Coke or Pepsi
What Dolly ordered.
YA or Adult
Knives or Guns
Clint has a laser gun, not a knife.
Reading or Writing
I'm a newspaper writer.
Facebook or Twitter/ Neither that don't exist anymore.
After not being able to answer, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" when she was little, Sally Max decided she wouldn't settle on just one profession. Instead, she lives vicariously through her characters on the page, and gets a taste of every possible scenario she can imagine.
Sally Max currently resides in central Florida with her fiancé and a rambunctious black and white tuxedo kitty.
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A fledgling romance separated by over 790 million miles isn't Lee's worst problem. His best friend turned secret lover wants to keep their relationship hidden. On a surprise visit home to Mars, can Lee convince his boyfriend that he is worth taking a chance on?__________________________________
Lee and Clint haven't seen each other in over two years. Ever since Clint deployed to Saturn's moon Titan, their communication consisted of short emails and spotty voice messages.
The last leave home didn't end with good memories. It culminated in a confused and livid family, and the relationship remained concealed.
This time, can Lee and Clint keep their hands off each other long enough to solve their festering issues? Or will the past replay itself, and Lee will be left broken-hearted and alone... again.
"It's been too long." Dolly smiled at him across the table. "What has it been, two years?" She must have realized the last time they had seen each other happened to be the same day her brother had shipped out. Glancing down, as if suddenly aware she had brought up a touchy subject, she fidgeted. Lee hadn't wanted him to go.
Twenty-two months, two weeks, a handful of days, but who's counting—
"Something like that," Lee tried to smile for her but couldn't make it go to his eyes. Instead, he just settled for a half-crooked grin that he hoped she would read as sincere. "Are you in town long?"
"You want to get rid of me?" Dolly teased, placing her hand on his.
Looking down at her small pixie-like hands, Lee realized they were just smaller versions of Clint's hands. The nail beds were the same size and shape. Even her cuticles were identical. Clint's hands were probably calloused and rough from his time away. When Lee looked up at her face, all he could see were Clint's eyes. How didn't he know that they had the same eyes? The blue of Earth's oceans matched in those two small globes. A pang of emotion swept over him and knotted in his stomach. He couldn't identify what it was. Regret? Longing? Sorrow?
"What's wrong?" Her soft southern drawl that she would never be rid of seeped out of her words. The same drawl that flowed from Clint's tongue every time they video messaged.
Tears sprang to his eyes. Lee would never call himself an emotional man, but at that second in time, he missed Clint with body, heart, soul, mind—every bit of his being. It went beyond reason, as the only thing he longed for in the universe was a hug from his fair-haired officer.
"You miss him that much, don't you?" Dolly asked as though reading his mind.
Lee coughed and blinked furiously. "Excuse me?"
"Lee Louis Love, I've known you since you couldn't pronounce my last name correctly and called me Dolly Wafers instead of Waters. We went to first grade together. I can tell how much you miss him." She started playing with her fork, then added softly, "We all do."
"I..." Lee didn't know what to say. Dolly was one of his best friends growing up, but he had never truly discussed his relationships with her. Clint and his affair needed to remain a secret. "So, what brings you to the Moon? I was a little surprised to hear from you."
"Truthfully?" Dolly asked. The waitress returned with Dolly's Coke and a Moon brand beer that was fairly common around the dome.
"Of course." Lee said.
A bit of beer went down the wrong pipe, and Lee started coughing. His face felt warm, as he hacked into his hand.
"Excuse me?" he croaked out between sputters.
"I know you are in love with Clint."
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