Thank you so much for stopping by today’s author spotlight with Moriah Gemel. Today we will learn a little bit about Moriah as an author and get a sneak peak into her newest book Ceili. Please leave any questions you might have for the author in the comments section. You can also reach out to Moriah at the links following the interview.
Posts feature books that may have been provided at no charge & may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links & I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on links.
Ceili by Moriah Gemel
First off, I want to thank Moriah for taking the time to answer these questions for me. Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section below!
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
What is the title of your newest or upcoming book?
What publisher is this book being published by?
What is the publication date?
THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Moriah Gemel has developed a dedicated following for her realistic, sexually-charged stories over twelve years in online fan communities. Moriah is passionate about diversity in fiction, as well as realistic depictions of BDSM and sex education. Her first novel, Load the Dice, was published as a serial in ten parts. Céilí is her second novel. She lives with her husband, young son, and two cats.
Can you give the readers a brief summary of your latest book?
Down-and-out musician Devon discovers a strange bar where patron Eldan reveals a whole new world, and the truth about Devon’s identity.
What genre does it fall in?
Urban Fantasy Romance
Will you share a few words about your latest book, other than the usual blurb?
Ceili is a story about finding your found family, about finding your tribe, where you belong. It’s about finding peace and love in unexpected places, and about the connections we make as people.
Give us a little insight into your main characters! Who are they?
Devon is a struggler. He works two jobs, he has depression, he’s been beaten down by the world. He’s tired and looking for a new light. Eldan is old, and powerful, and lonely. He seeks light company and his family to fill his void, which is centuries deep and about to be changed forever.
Will we be seeing these characters again any time soon? Is this book part of a series?
Tell us a little bit about your writing style. When and where is your favorite time/place to write?
Evenings, after my kid goes to bed! I like to sit on the couch and get comfortable and just let myself be taken away by my words.
What sort of book do you enjoy reading in your free time? What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
I read another Interlude Press book called “Bitter Springs” by Laura Stone. Historical gay romance? I’m in. It was great.
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? Have you held any interesting jobs while you worked on your books?
I’ve always written, but for the longest time I wanted to be an actress instead. When that didn’t pan out, I continued writing as a hobby until I was doing it so much that it just made sense to make it a career. And I’ve held a lot of jobs–I’ve been a chocolate store supervisor, I’ve been in retail, I once worked buying gold.
What does your writing process look like?
I like to outline. I get the outline down to scene by scene, and then I write by the outline. I don’t usually skip ahead, I like to go in order. But I do reread a lot–I’ll go back and read and edit if I’m feeling lost.
Why did you choose to write GLBTQ romance? Why not another genre?
I started with fanfiction, actually, and the couple I wrote for was gay. But it opened me up to a world of representation that I feel is very necessary, and part of my life as an asexual person myself. I feel these stories need to be told, and I love writing them.
One last questions…totally unrelated to books! I am a passionate foodie. Is there one thing in your pantry that you would be horrified for people to know that you eat?
Oh, all of it. I’m physically disabled, so I keep a lot of quick-meals around, like Hamburger Helper. It’s awful, I need to find better alternatives.
Thankyou so much for answering my questions. I think my readers will enjoy learning more about you! Good luck in your future writing!