The lovely Jess Buffett stopped by my blog and interviewed her main character, Jared Stewart.
Hi, Jared. Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m a lawyer and I live in my hometown of Newport. I co-own the firm I work at with my dad and our partner Tristan who is engaged to my sister. You know, we like to keep it in the family.*smirks*
Tell us something not many people know about you:
Well...people are only just finding out that I’m gay, and how much I love Seth. I wasn’t exactly out in high school, I didn’t have Seth’s courage. But i’m not hiding anymore. And now Seth is home, so it’s time to put up or shut up, you know.
Why did you wait so long to make your move if you love Seth?
At first it was fear--fear of rejection, fear of the unknown. Then it was timing. Seth had so many things to deal with, and I did what I could to make things easy for him. He wasn’t ready for me to suddenly come back into his life, so I waited, got my life in order. Now I’m ready.
What do you dislike the most?
Being played. I hate people lying and manipulating, especially when it hurts the people I love.
I’m love listening to Maroon 5, probably my favorite group.
What’s it like to work for your dad?
*Laughs loudly* Depends on what day you're asking. The man can love busting my chops, but he’s a great guy. I really love and respect my dad. Richard Stewart is a formidable man who will do anything for his family. He's a dad that knows what unconditional love means, and a regret ever doubting that.
Do you believe in true love?
Yes. Without a doubt. And I know that I have that with Seth...I just have to prove it to him. *smirks* Not that I mind. It’ll be fun convincing him.
How do you feel about Seth being a dad?
I love it actually. I’ve only briefly met the kids, but Lucas and Ally are great kids. Seth was always meant to be a dad. I’m sorry it happened the way it did, but I’m crazy about all of them, and can only hope they have enough room for me.
Which is stronger, love or fear?
For years I let fear rule me. It’s time for love to have its turn.
Where can we find out more about you guys?
Our story comes out May 4th with Silver publishing. By the end of it, Seth will know that he has always been mine.
Seth Hall returns to his hometown for the first time in eleven years. Now a father of two, he vows not to let his past intervene when he sets up a happy, stable life for them. That is, until Jared, the boy who had broken his heart all those years ago, turns up wanting a chance with him.
Jared Stewart thought he had lost his only chance to be with Seth. When Seth finally comes home, Jared makes it his mission to catch Seth once and for all but unfortunately not everyone wants that to happen.
Will they be finally able to make a life for themselves together? Or will they be torn apart again, by people they thought they could trust?
Short author bio:
Hmmm, what can I say about myself...I was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. I married my highschool sweetheart and we live on the Central Coast with our two children. I am absolutely a hopeless romantic who loves stories about true love that sizzle with a happy ending (which is probably a good thing given what I write). I'm a huge fan of M/M and M/F romance—anything with hunky men in all their glory, whether they be Shifters, Vampires, Cowboys, or the boy next door. I'm a firm believer in soul mates, happily ever afters, and in love at first sight, but that sometimes people need a second or a third for the brain to catch up.