Sunday, October 2, 2011

Character Interview with Lieutenant Bryant Duncan - BLMorticia

Hi Party People!

Well time is drawing near for my first novella, My Lieutenant to be released. Just sent in first edits and feeling really good about the story. Of course when I did them, LT and Nathan wanted to do part 2 but that won’t be for a while.

Anyways, the release date is set for November 3rd and after this small little character interview we did today, I’ll share the cover and the blurb.

Robin Badillo did one with the LT back in May.

Hope you enjoy it.

BL: Well, I’m sitting with the hot and sexy, LT Bryant Duncan here. Hiya doin’ sir?

LTBD: I’m good, how are you? *shakes my hand*

BL: Fabulous now that you’re here. *licks lips* So, you’re in my story, My Lieutenant coming out from Rebel Ink Press, tell the audience more about the story.

LTBD: Well, basically Nathan Ellerby, my neighbor at that time, comes home and finds his apartment ransacked. Some fools tried to scare him I suppose but I caught them and well, we met and the story follows us as we become closer. I don’t wanna give too much away.

BL: Oh that’s good actually. I wanted the crowd here at GF to know it in your own words. So, tell me about Nathan. I let the audience know of the last one you did where you talk about yourself, what about your man. *winks*

LTBD: Nathan is a card first of all. He’s an artist, who from time to time likes to paint me in the nude. There’s also a couple of times I ended up being his canvas. *laughs*

BL: Ooh that sounds like a scene for our next story.

LTBD: Yep. He’s just a really fun guy and he finally gives me a chance when he finds out I’m really hot for him.

BL: Gotcha, here’s a tough question for you. As a newly outed gay man, why did you stay in the closet?

LTBD: Well, you know how it goes. Gay men are still not accepted as being real men. People who are behind the times, like my father, feel that being gay means weak. I mean, there’s so many misconceptions about gay men and since I was young and dumb, I fell into the trap and kept myself closeted. Also I was scared of what my friends and family would think as well as my status as an officer of course.

BL: Of course. Why did you marry a woman if you were gay though?

LTBD: Trying to hide who I was and am. I mean, I wasn’t comfortable being gay just yet.

BL: How about now?

LTBD: *smiles* I’m very comfortable because I have a good man on my side. I’m finally happy and in love.

BL: Aww, that’s so sweet. Soo, when’s the wedding?

LTBD: Well, we’ve talked about it and when you’re ready to write us a ceremony, the two of us will be ready. *smiles* I’m ready to take him to New Orleans though so, if we stay down there, it we won’t be joined legally. To be truthful though, it really doesn’t matter. We love each other and as long as he is in my life, that’s all I care about. That being said, I’m still happy that NY legalized gay marriage. There is still a long way to go with DADT and then DOMA that needs to be done away with sooner than later.

BL: So true, lastly, give the crowd a little info about the next book?

LTBD: Ah, well, I’m narrating and all I’m gonna say is, it involves my friend Mike and his bachelor party. We’ll leave it at that. *grins*

BL: Woohoo, sounds like fun. Well Bryant, thank you so much for this interview. I look forward to our next book together.

LTBD: I do too, BL. Thank you and Goddess Fish!

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Coming to Rebel Ink Press November 3rd

Blurb: Nathan Ellerby's apartment has been ransacked by his ex who didn't like the fact Nathan dumped him. Trouncing through the debris uttering a string of obscenities, Nathan's shocked to see Lieutenant Bryant Duncan at his door claiming he's already caught the offender. Sensing an instant connection, when Nathan finds out Bryant's divorced and he's straddling the fence between being gay or bisexual, Nathan finds himself in a quandary.
 Although the Lieutenant does everything in his power to prove to Nathan he's worthy, Nathan is afraid to lower his defenses which leaves both men wondering if Nathan will allow love into his life even through his doubts.

(PG Unedited Excerpt)

A very tall, dark, and handsome bald headed man was standing there with a pearly white smile.

“Hey, listen, I caught the guys that went through your things.” He smiled and nodded.

“Seriously?” I opened up the door slowly only to lock eyes with the most, gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on.


He  moistened his lips. “Hey, I’m new to the building. My name’s Bryant Duncan.” He put out his hand.

A black Irishman?

I accepted it. His hands were warm but kind of rough just the way I like them. That moment, his skin on top of mine sent heat to my groin. I took a whiff of his cologne. “Nice to meet you, Mr…”

“Call me Bryant, please,” he interrupted me. “Like I was sayin’, I saw the bastards going through your place. When they saw me, they tried to get away but, I called the cops once I got the building security to come up and help detain them.”

Holy shit, my hero…

“You didn’t have to.” I was completely impressed that he cared enough to put his life on the line.

We stood silent a minute.

“Ahem.” The cop came up behind me. “Okay sir, I need you to come down to the station and give a statement. If you could meet me downstairs.” Thiesmann adjusted his belt. “Mr. Duncan, nice work and um, Mr…”

“Ellerby, Nathan Ellerby.” I offered my hand.

The cop took my hand lightly. “Mr. Ellerby, don’t be too long okay?”

He walked back through the door and struggled to crawl under the tape. When I saw that I wanted to laugh but I had more important matters in front of me.

I gazed at him.

“I’m sorry, and you said your name was…” Bryant raised an eyebrow.

“Oh shit, erm.” I cleared my throat, noticing our hands were still locked together. “Nathan, Nathan Ellerby.”

We gripped each other’s palm tightly. “Good to meet you, Nathan.” He released my hand and my gaze then reached into his back pocket of his loose, fitting jeans.

I couldn’t help but follow his arms. They were so big, muscular. I could imagine them cradling me during the night.

“Here we go. My number just in case you need me for anything,” he grinned.

I took the piece of paper, still gawking at those lovely brown eyes. I tried to keep myself from drooling. “Man, I don’t know how to thank you.”

Bryant waved his hand, smiling. “No problem, man. I live right down the hall. I just happened to be on my way out to run some errands.”

“Yeah?” I leaned against the door frame. Suddenly, the robbery seemed less important.

“Yeah, those fools were doing it in the middle of the afternoon.”

“Interesting.” I licked my lips, looking away for a moment. I wanted to continue talking to Bryant, but Thiesmann was waiting on me. “Listen, umm, again, I don’t know how to thank you for what you’ve done. It was very brave of you.”

Bryant smiled, “Like I said, no biggie.” He put his hands together and rubbed them briskly.

This time my eyes didn’t follow. I tried to think of something else to say to keep his attention. “I, um…I need to figure out a way to repay you for this. Maybe, I could take you out to dinner or something?”

Bryant grinned, nodding. “Yeah, maybe we can have a bite to eat. If you need my statements or anything, make sure you use that card and give me a call,” he said before disappearing back down the hallway.

 “Thanks so much, Bryant. I’ll be calling you to setup that dinner.”

“Cool.” He backed away. “See ya, Nathan.”

“Bye,” I said, watching his cute backside make its way down to apartment 17D. “Shii…” I mouthed to myself after I closed my door, grinning like a Cheshire cat. The man was my hero, in the span of five minutes I was in love.

Thank goodness for petty crime!


daydrmzzz said...

Sounds like this could get interesting ;)

Michael said...

TY Dawn. I love this book!

It will be out 11/3

S.Lira aka MM and BL

June M. said...

I am hoping a police officer? with handcuffs? oh, my dirty little mind.
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