Max Vos’ V-Unit
I am so excited to have Max with my today. He has a brand new book out called V-Unit. I haven’t had a chance to read it myself yet, but it’s sitting there waiting for me. I’m a fan of Max’s work and can’t wait for him to talk to us about writing in more than one sub-genre of M/M Romance. I’m going to tell y’all that when setting up this blog post I gave Max no help about what kind of a blog post to write. But I’d say he did an amazing job of it. So hooray to Max. After the guest post from him be sure to read all of the information about his new book. There’s also a giveaway for an e-copy of the book.
“Howdy y’all. It’s so good to be here.
When I was asked to do a blog here and then told to just write about whatever, I cringed. First off, writers hate that. Come on; give us a crumb to start with at least. Then it is scary, because I know that sometimes I come off as a complete nut-job. That’s why my own blog is called the mad rambling’s of a gay man.
That changed when a reader asked how I could jump from one sub-genre to another so easily. So, that is what I’m going to ramble on about.
I’ve written a couple of books, numerous short stories and all of them are different. I never thought about it until this question arose. I had to think about it. Wanna know what I discovered? Nothing. Yep, I didn’t really have a reasonable answer. Well that was until 2 a.m. this morning.
The short answer is, it isn’t me. It is the characters. It really is that simple.
I know other authors do this drawn out plot line, and outline of how a story develops. I tried that. It went right out the window in a nano second. Nope. That didn’t work. You see I develop my characters first. I put a lot of time and thought into who they are. I don’t stop until I hear them clearly in my head. NOT always a good thing because sometimes they never shut up.
When I first think of a story, it is the theme that generates the characters. After they are fully flushed out, it then becomes there story. I’m then only the vehicle that they use to tell their story. When they take over, I’m done. They do all the work. I just try and hold on for dear life and enjoy the ride.
This brings me back to the original question: How do I jump sub-genres. I don’t. They do. It’s all about them.”
Thank you so much Max for giving us an insight on your writing process. I know as readers we’re glad that you can hang on and enjoy the ride your characters give you. Now I have the pleasure of giving all of the information about Max’s new book.
By Max Vos
Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires. And it would have stayed that way. But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit’s specialized services.
An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who’d seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world. Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won’t remember any of this when they’re through.
At least, that was the plan…
Max Vos is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of food service experience. After retiring in 2011, Max found himself with time on his hands and was urged to turn his talents to writing. ‘Cooking English’, a short story, was his first published work, and since then Ravenous Romance have published five more of his short stories. His first novel, P.O.W. was released October, 2013 with MLR Press. His second novel, My Hero was a best seller and has just been recently been released in French.
You will find everything in a Max Vos story. From sweet and sexy, even raunchy, to powerful, raw and gritty—something for all tastes.
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