Exquisite Quills Welcomes Aimée Brissay
EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Aimee: I guess you could say I'm a thirty year old dreamer. I'm not talking about hoping to get rich and famous or to win the lottery, because I'd lie if I said that thought never crossed my mind. But that's not what I meant. I'm the kind of dreamer who lives the perfect life, filled with joy and adventures. In my mind, I've traveled the world, seen all the wonderful places I could have hoped for and met all sorts of interesting people. Too bad more often than not real life stands in the way of my fantasies.
EQ: Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
Aimee: That would Daring Adam. It's the first part of a vampire series called Taking Chances, a MMM menage. We have Darien, an old and powerful vampire, and Zephyr, his incubus lover. Life is beautiful. They have each other, Darien is the master of Bucharest, unchallenged for decades and Zephyr has his business. What could possible go wrong? But all of a sudden, all hell breaks loose. Bodies are left in silent challenge for Darien to find and an unknown enemy threatens his cozy life. And on top of everything there is Adam, the fledgling that appears out of nowhere and takes up residence in Darien and Zephyr's hearts.
EQ: What made you want to become a writer?
Aimee: I've always wanted to be a writer, ever since I was little. I used to read all these great books (every single one of them was great for me back then), that took me all around the world. Great characters living exciting lives and half the time I was torn between wishing to be them and having written their stories in the first place. Of course, would I have done that, the books would have been totally different and not nearly as good.
EQ: Describe how you came up with the plot of your novel.
Aimee: Usually, I come up with an element, or even a character I like, and I devise a plot around it. For Daring Adam I came up with the title first. I had no idea what the story or the characters would be like, but I had a title I really liked and I wanted to bring it to life. I have to say, it turned to out to be a lot more difficult than I was expecting. And guess what? I'm probably a masochist, because I'm doing the exact same thing for book two of the series.
EQ: If your novel was adapted into a movie and won an Oscar for best screenplay, what would you say in your acceptance speech?
Aimee: I love this question. Not in a million years would I have thought if asking this.
I would love to thank my parents for offering me all the books I could possibly want. My friends for putting up with my disappearing act whenever I felt the need to write and I have to admire their never ending patience with me because I'm pulling Houdinis more often than not. And my cats, for bringing me all sorts of interesting gifts in the form of live lizards, frogs and mice whenever I need cheering up.
Find Aimee Brissay at these places:
Read these titles by Aimee Brissay:
Perfect Timing (MM)
Daring Adam (Second Chances - book 1 - MMM)
Floating on Air - free short story
Living our the Fantasy - free short story