Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

March 1, 2013

5 star review for Sacrifices & Interview with Top2Bottom Reviews!

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I was spotlighted today on the Top2Bottom Review Site. I gave an interview and they reviewed one of my books.

Hopefully the interview will have revealed something interesting about me and the wonderful review will tempt readers to try Sacrifices, which is the fifth and, so far, the last book in my Tomcat Line Series!

You can read the interview here,  and the review here

For more information about the book, and the rest of the Tomcat Line series pop over to my page at MLR Press or to my website

 

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January 15, 2013

Interview on Dawn’s Reading Nook!

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Pop over to Dawn’s blog and have a look at my interview. I hope readers find it informative:)

http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/welcome-stevie-woods-today.html

http://steviewoods.com

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November 10, 2010

Author spotlight at 1Place for Romance!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 3:41 pm
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I just found out that I was in the Author Spotlight yesterday (Tuesday) in the newsletter put out by 1Place for Romance. That what comes of being mostly offline for a day or two to get some Edits finished as well as work on my WIP!

Anyhow, the interview was actually a re-run of an interview published a couple of months ago, but still if you’ve not read it you might learn something about me and my writing you didn’t know before.

Also, if you want to receive 1Place for Romance regular newsletter, go here to sign up.

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

http://bookworld.editme.com/StevieWoods

My Publishers:

http://www.phaze.com

http://www.torquerepress.com

http://www.mlrpress.com

 

October 5, 2010

Comment on my new Blog post on LR&M and win a book!

Filed under: website,writing — Stevie Woods @ 9:02 pm
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I have written a guest blog post which is now up on the Love Romances and More Blog.

It gives a little background on my writing and information on two of my latest releases. One person who makes a comment on the post will win a copy of one of my eBook releases, winner’s choice!

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com

September 8, 2010

Interview with ARe’s Wildfire newsletter!

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I was recently interviewed for All Romance eBooks’ online newsletter, Wildfire, and I thought perhaps those of you who don’t receive the newsletter might like to see what I said:

Wildfire would like to welcome author Stevie Woods.

Julie: Welcome, Stevie. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Stevie: Hello, Julie. Nice to be here. I’m from the UK and for the last few years I’ve been writing gay romantic fiction exclusively, though I do like to try my hand at different genres. I have novels, novellas and short stories published in historical, fantasy, paranormal, futuristic and contemporary genres. Presently, I am published with Torquere Press, Phaze Book and MLR Press.

Julie: Could you tell us a couple of favorite books that inspired you to write?

Stevie: I wouldn’t say any particular book inspired my writing though I have always been an avid reader. I had always dabbled in putting pen to paper, usually just writing scenes from an idea bouncing around in my head. But, I never actually wrote a complete story. Not until I got caught up in fan-fiction and, all at once, I was completing and posting stories on line. People seemed to like my stuff and then I tried turning one of those scenes I had written previously into a complete story.

Julie: Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories?

Stevie: It is, though not always, and perhaps not in the way you meant. I don’t tend to like silence when I write so I usually have either music or the TV on with news or a documentary. It’s not so much that I listen but I like the awareness of the sound. If it’s music my taste is pretty eclectic; I tend to like soundtracks, or light classical, or (showing my age) 60s, 70s or 80s music.

Julie: What do you feel is the most important thing that a first-time author should know?

Stevie: That publication is not the end of the process, but the beginning. Next you have to sell your story, to try and convince those readers out there that your story is worth reading. That out of the many other excellent authors out there selling their wares, yours is worth buying. It’s a demanding and time-consuming exercise that, as much as you might prefer to be writing, is just as much part of being an author.

Julie: Any advice for aspiring authors?

Stevie: Keep writing, reading and writing again.  Write what you enjoy, what you would like to read.  I know it is commonly said you should write what you know, but I think it’s more important to write what you feel, to drop all those restraints and let yourself go. It’s what is at the heart of the story that really matters and that can only come from within and I think the pleasure you feel in the words shines through in the writing.  And when it comes to publication, keep plugging away, perseverance is the key.

Julie: What books are currently on your virtual or actual nightstand?

Stevie: I do have a couple of print books waiting in the wings – At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill, and Lord John and the Private Matter by Diane Gabaldon – but I do most of my reading on my trusty iPaq. Have had the device for three years now and never go anywhere without it. I have so many books on there that it is a balancing act to choose the next one to read! However, I am half-way through The Duke of Orleans by John Simpson and next on my list is Making Promises by Amy Lane (an author I recently discovered after she was recommended on one of my lists and who has become a must-buy for me).

Julie: What’s next for you?

Stevie: Well I have some releases due in the next few months, The Kiva, #4 in the Tomcat Series; Revenge is a Dish – my first attempt at a mystery/thriller, which is due out in September. The final part of the Tomcat Series, the novel, Sacrifices, is also due out later this year. The whole of the Tomcat series is also being released in print from MLR Press over the next few months too.

I’m a Brit from the Northwest of England where I live with my husband.  I would love to be able to write full-time but I have to resort to a day job, though I’m counting down to the days until I can finally give it up and concentrate on doing what I really want!

I like reading a story with a good strong plot and believable characters and do my best to create them in my own work.  I have a particular fondness for Historical settings, but also thoroughly enjoy SF, Fantasy, Paranormal and Contemporary. I find the similarities as intriguing as the differences. I love to hear from readers and will happily respond to all queries: Stevie@steviewoods.com

View more Stevie Woods titles on All Romance.

Backlist:
Smoke Screen, Torquere Press
A Million Pinpricks, Torquere Press
The Wrong Path, Torquere Press
Twists & Turns, Torquere Press
Roll of the Dice, Torquere Press
Tactics, Torquere Press
Tutelary, Torquere Press
On Reflection, Torquere Press
Bridging Time, Torquere Press
Fortune’s Choice, Torquere Press
Conversations, Torquere Press
More Than Sex, Torquere Press
Zimaya Heights, Torquere Press
Beyond the Veil, Phaze Books
Drawing the Veil, Phaze Books
Cane, Phaze Books
Conflict, Phaze Books
Binary Stars 5 – The Heliotrope, Phaze Books
One Small Step – Phaze Books
Death’s Desire (Past Shadows Anthology), MLR Press
The Hitch-hiker (#1 The Tomcat Line), MLR Press
The Lost Temple (# 2 The Tomcat Line), MLR Press
West of El Pilar (#3 The Tomcat Line), MLR Press
Cut & Thrust, Stevie Woods @ 1Romance Ebooks

Coming soon:
The Kiva (#4 The Tomcat Line), MLR Press
Revenge is a Dish, Torquere Press
Sacrifices (#5 The Tomcat Line), MLR Press

Links:
Website
GLBT Bookshelf
Live Journal
My Space
Twitter

Stevie

June 8, 2010

I’ve been interviewed!

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 10:15 pm
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I was interviewed by 1Romance eBooks – have a look and perhaps learn something new about me and my writing!

Stevie Woods, Author of Gay Romantic Fiction

Hi, I’m Stevie Woods, author of gay romantic fiction. I have several novels released, as well as about a dozen shorter works, published by Torquere Press, Phaze Books and MLR Press.

What was your first sale as an author?
My first sale was actually my gay historical novel, CANE, which was originally accepted by Torquere Press. That was back in 2006, though actually it was not my first published work. That would be SMOKE SCREEN, an historical novelette that I submitted to Torquere in the flush of success over being published and it just happened they published that a month or so before CANE was released. CANE has since been re-issued in both print and ebook by Phaze Books.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?
I mostly write by the seat of my pants. I have tried to plot and plan my stories but it seems the characters don’t like to be restricted and want to go their own way! I have a general idea of where the story is going but how it actually gets there…

Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?
Yeah. All too often is heard ‘write what you know’. Well, hell for an historical writer that’s a bit difficult! I can write what I research which is as close I can get to ‘knowing’ what it was like to live during the Civil War or in Regency times. I’ve also written about vampires and ghosts and for that I need my imagination. No, my personal advice is “‘write what you love, what makes you passionate”.

Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received?
That would have to be a series of fan letters I received from an American guy praising my historical works, CANE, CONFLICT and BEYOND THE VEIL. First because he was very complimentary about the plotlines and the obvious passion between my heroes, secondly because he was a gay man who told me I knew how to write about the emotions and urges of gay men. Couldn’t get a better compliment.

Tell us about your current release.
My most recent release is ZIMAYA HEIGHTS, a fantasy adventure set in an imaginary world where a young man, Willem, sets off on an expedition to find his missing explorer father, accompanied by his father’s one time associate, Gant, who was a hero to the young Willem.

Tell us about your next release.
I’m not exactly sure which of these two upcoming releases is coming out first as I don’t have exact release dates yet. From MLR Press comes THE LOST TEMPLE, book two in my new contemporary series, The Tomcat Line, which follows Ian and Mac as they track down the clues from the artefact discovered in book one, THE HITCH-HIKER. Also due out shortly from Phaze Books as part of their Binary Stars line is THE HELIOTROPE, which contains a set of two short stories, THE PARTNERS and THE GUARDIAN.

Stevie

http://steviewoods.com


September 3, 2007

Interview – Joyfully Reviewed

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My first interview is up already, and it’s great to see it posted. I think it reads well, at least I hope it does!

http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/Interviews/StevieWoods.html

Stevie

http://www.geocities.com/steviewds/

Available now – Cane

Available now – A Million Pinpricks

Available now – Smoke Screen

Coming soon, Cut & Thrust, part of the Men in Uniform II Anthology from Torquere Press

August 20, 2007

Promotional interviews

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 9:14 pm
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Have requested a few interviews, as suggested by my Editor among others. Got one lined up by Torquere for next month and another one at Joyfully Reviewed also due at the beginning of September. Completed the questionnaire from Joyfully tonight – some indepth questions there!

Still waiting to hear from others, but this seems like a good start. Still close to Cane’s publication and the Men in Uniform II Anthology comes out on 12th September.

It does all seem to be happening at once.

Stevie

http://www.geocities.com/steviewds/

Available now – Cane

Available now – A Million Pinpricks

Available now – Smoke Screen

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