Author: Jet Lupin
Series: Blood Sealed #1 & 2
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Release Dates: Nasu - November 14, 2017
Enrai - February 8, 2019
Go to work. Come home. Repeat. Phil’s life is boring and he loves every second of it. No excitement, no boyfriends breaking up with him over cereal in his underwear. When everything’s predictable, nothing bad happens. But nothing good does, either.
One night, when his best friend forces him to step outside of his comfort zone, he meets Shige who’s too enigmatic to really be interested in him. He’s trouble, but Phil can’t help ignoring his own advice.
Decades have gone by while Shige’s kept himself locked away. He’s tired of the world, of humans and vampires. He was happy collecting dust until one day he wasn’t. On a whim, he ventures out and meets Phil, setting them on a path that’ll change them both.
Whatever this is between them, it won’t come easy. Plagued by distrust and danger from within and without, but if they survive, it just might be worth it
This story can technically be read alone, though there are unsolved things that are further explored in the next book
Phil has a problem.
It’s not his job or the fact that his maybe boyfriend, Shige, is a vampire. He’s a sensitive– an ability he’s had since he was small that lets him peek into people’s minds— and it’s gotten out of control. He can’t turn it on and off like he used to. He needs help, and he has to fly to the other side of the world to get it. The catch? Shige’s the only one who can take him there, but things with him haven’t been great. Their relationship is in tatters, and he doesn’t know how to fix it or if it’s even up to him. This is so not what he needs right now.
But Phil’s not the only one with issues. Shige’s got a territory to maintain and a mystery to solve all while worrying about Phil. He takes all this in stride, but when things take a turn for the worst, can he get them both home in one piece?
What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
My personal life, I suppose. I’ve always enjoyed m/m fiction and I’ve loved writing, mostly little things for myself or for friends (though I did dabble in fan fiction for a while). I’ve tried to write and read other things but I’ve always come back to this.
A few years ago, a friend and I started RPing (role playing) over email and some of our story lines were really good. It got to a point where we were both overflowing with idea. We started a log of AU(Alternate Universe) stories that we would eventually get to tackle, but some of the stuff I came up with didn’t exactly fit with the characters we had or the circumstances. I took some of my yet unused or unsuitable ideas and started fleshing them out with fresh characters and settings. And here we are. I’ve still got a list of story ideas, but I’m working my way through it, albeit slowly.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
My favorite parts are plotting, character names, the actual task of just getting in there and writing. I outline, but sometimes things take a turn that wasn’t anticipated and that’s always exciting. But the more I write, the more I’ve come to enjoy editing. Not how tedious it is, but seeing everything solidify into something I can be proud of.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I read a lot of sci-fi, which has always been my thing ever since I was small. I just like the idea of things being so different from how they are now, so much better. I like it even better when it overlaps with other genres like romance, m/m romance, things like that.
I’ve dipped a toe into many genres though. My approach to reading is very “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.”
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I definitely wouldn’t say no if Octavia Butler or Anne Rice wanted to team up. (I’ve read some of the Sleeping Beauty series. I know what Rice is capable of when it comes to spicing things up). I also wouldn’t say no to Karen Traviss when it comes to straight up sci-fi stuff.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I always wrote, ever since I was in grade school. I had a long stretch there where my writing dreams were deferred by family expectations and person struggles, but I found my way back to it and I’m glad that I did.
Stories longing to have words put to them were in Jet’s heart from an early age. Jet enjoys exploring the connections and similarities between people whether they be shifters, vampires, or aliens, rendering the unknowable very knowable indeed.
Jet’s days are spent toiling away at a keyboard, slumped over a pen and paper hunting for those words, or playing around on twitter with a partner, and two rambunctious cats for company in the temperamental North Eastern US.
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