Having Devon McCormack here today as the Author Saturday Spotlight will likely be different than other Spotlights. See, Devon is pervy perfection lol. If you follow his status updates on Facebook you're well aware of his personality. If you read his books you know he has a dark passenger. He's an enigma! Well, I got to poke at him some and the interview we have for you is one of the funniest, and most fun I've had in awhile. So, I'll show off his work, we'll do this interview thing, and then there's a giveaway. So YAY! Have a seat and prepare to smile!
Though mortals have been convinced that God cares about their souls, nothing could be further from the truth. He created the world as a gift for his lover, Satan. But when Satan left him, he decided to end what he saw as his most grotesque creation.
Satan and his army of demons are man’s only hope…
The demon Kinzer and his lover, Janka, have been sent by Satan to spy on The Raze, a gang of rogue demons who are working with God to bring about Armageddon. When someone exposes their true allegiances, the Raze clips Kinzer’s wings and murders Janka. Kinzer manages to escape. He tracks down Satan’s allies to warn them about a mole in their midst when he learns that they’ve located the Antichrist—a powerful weapon that could prevent the apocalypse. Now, he’s on a mission to protect the Antichrist and avenge his lover’s death.
Running naked through the woods, Cal flees the sadistic man who abducted and tortured him. When he stumbles upon a convenience store, he breaks in to steal food. A young store clerk, Jake, confronts him, and they get into a fight that ends with Cal being knocked unconscious. He wakes in the home of Jake’s Uncle Gary, the owner of the convenience store. Realizing Cal needs help, Gary tries to communicate with him, but despite Cal’s efforts, he can’t bring himself to speak. Instead, he writes down his experiences. Horrified by the perverse cruelty Cal endured, Gary takes him to the police, who track down his tormentor.
Abandoned by his parents before his abduction, Cal doesn’t have anywhere to go, so Gary and his wife eagerly welcome him into their home. He feels fortunate to be with such caring people—something he’s never had before. Despite their help, he still can’t find his voice, and he wonders if he ever will. And Jake certainly isn’t making things any easier. It’s clear he doesn’t want Cal to be part of their family. But the more Cal gets to know him, the more he realizes Jake might be the very person who can heal the deep wounds left by his horrifying past.
He can get away with anything…
Anytime, anyplace. Blake never has problems finding tricks, and he’s learned that half the fun is in doing it behind his boyfriend Todd’s back. But when Todd suggests a threesome to reignite their relationship, the opportunity to bring in one of his regulars and dupe his boyfriend right under his nose is too tantalizing to resist.
Todd loves Blake, but after Blake’s cancer treatments, it seems nothing Todd does can excite him. For six months, he’s waited patiently for his boyfriend’s interest to return, but it’s clear if he doesn’t do something drastic, nothing will change. In a desperate attempt to save their relationship, he suggests a threesome. He expects it to be difficult. He expects to get jealous. What he doesn’t expect is to have the hots for their new toy…and for both of them to want Blake out of the picture.
"The world’s an awfully big thing to carry by yourself."
Zack lost his job, his apartment, and his hope, which is why he ends up on the roof of a high rise, certain that one final step will solve his problems. But a mysterious stranger named Rob happens to be on the roof that night too. He talks Zack down, convincing him there's still hope left in the world. Zack thinks maybe he's right, which is why he's shocked when he turns on the news the next morning to find out Rob jumped himself. Disturbed and confused, he searches for answers, starting with Rob’s brother Tommy Rayburn.
It’s been Tommy’s job to take care of his brother since they were kids, taking the blows from their father so Rob wouldn’t have to. Tommy thought he could protect him, even if it meant carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Considering Rob threw himself off a building, he obviously couldn't.
Then he meets Zack, a friend of Rob’s who’s suspiciously evasive about how they knew each other. But they’re both grieving and determined to find out why Rob jumped. Answers don’t come easily, and soon they’re soothing each other with sweat-slicked, passionate encounters. Hot as things get in the bedroom, it doesn’t take them long to realize there’s more between them than mind-blowing sex and their pain. But the heaviness is still there, threatening to pull them under, and if they can’t open up with each other to lighten the load, the weight just might be enough to crush them both.
It truly fills me with delight that Devon is here today. He is my spirit animal so getting him to converse with me about inappropriate things makes me very happy. I like to focus on books normally and of course the intelligence of the author for these spotlights but if any of you follow Devon you know this is going to veer way off course.
Thank you Devon for being here. I want to wish you good luck before we start but you seem like you’re pretty tough and can take what’s coming to you. (pauses while you think up all the pervy innuendos)
DEVON: I always swallow. The bf has this thing where he keeps it in his mouth and then spits it out in the sink. I don’t get that. Really? Just letting it sit in there is better? Maybe he’s trying to savor the experience. Wait, what are we talking about?
My first question for you; your books tend to go dark, emotional, and psychological. You, however, are pretty laid back fun-loving and all that. It’s very Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Can you explain yourself?
DEVON: That’s such a good question that no one ever seems to ask. I know some people have followed me on Facebook and read a post—something silly I said about dicks or a funny story about the gym—and then they’ll pick up a story like Cheating Bastard, which is just about as depraved a story as I write. It’s got three-ways, unprotected sex, nonconsent, no HEA. And it has perhaps one of the least likeable characters I’ve ever written as the main character. So people will go from laughing about cocks or some stupid shit I do at the grocery store, and then they’ll read that. Some will write to me. They’ll ask, “How can be so nice and sweet and then foul and terrible at the same time?” I like that. I like when people don’t know what to expect from me. Not just with my writing, but every day. But I can’t say I really plan it that way. I just write the stories that come to me, and the ones I enjoy. But those dark stories aren’t who I am at all in my every day life. I’m much more comedic, silly, playful. If we were friends, we’d go out for froyo and watch a silly romcom and spend the rest of the night joking about it and looking at hot boys on tumblr. I’ve got a dark side, but I sure as fuck don’t wear it on the outside. I save it for my books. All my posts on social media are written the way I would share something with a friend. I got tired of reading posts from authors who just promoted their books. I was like, “If I’m following an author, I just want them to be how they are in real life.” So that’s what I try to do.
Let’s talk embarrassing moments. I’m sure you’ve had a lot. But since I need to focus on books give me an author embarrassing story. Something with a fan? Anything.
DEVON: I have a lot of those. Shit. I think one of the more embarrassing moments had to have happened when I was editing my first book Clipped with Wilde City Press. My editor, Val, was trying to understand the mechanics of something that was happening in a sex scene. It was a fair question. She had every right to be confused by it, but I was having trouble articulating the mechanics of what was going down. So we went back and forth in the comments of the document for a bit, and finally, I was just like, “Look. I know that this can be accomplished. I just tried it with my boyfriend last night to make sure. But I need a little help figuring out how to make it work.” Obviously, I was forward enough to just say it, but I was still a little embarrassed that the only way I could justify what was happening in the scene was to bring up that I could totally replicate this in real life. And then we just worked on finding a way to make it easy for the reader to see what was happening in that particular scene. I’m not really that way with editors anymore. In the beginning, I felt like I had to be “authorly,” whatever that is. Nowadays, I would send video clips if that would help the editor figure out what I was trying to describe.
Now I want to focus on religion…. KIDDING! How about the characters you’ve written. If you could have a threesome with any 2 characters you’ve written what 2 would you like to make a ménage with?
DEVON: I love this question to death! I obviously wouldn’t choose Treycore from The Clipped Saga. He’s an angel with a two-footer, and that’s just beyond my desire or abilities. My first guy is going to be lost on a lot of people, but in the second book in The Clipped Saga, there’s an angel named Hayde. He’s kind of ugly for an angel. He’d be hot to a human, but since angels were created to be the most beautiful of God’s creations, it takes a lot to live up to those high standards. Hayde is kind of a lesser angel, so he doesn’t have that sort of beauty, and he feels like he has a lot to prove. I think that translates well in the bedroom. And he’s very versatile, so you can just do whatever you want with him, whenever you want to. And Todd from Cheating Bastard for sure. He’s also very versatile, and he has all this pent up sexual frustration from his shitty relationship. Oh, we could all just flip-flop back and forth. Dicks in holes, holes filled with dicks. A three-way is a lot easier to manage when everyone can do whatever. I feel like if someone is exclusively top or bottom, then it becomes more of a situation of tag-teaming, which is fun and I’m game, but it’s not as much fun as just doing whatever.
What was Devon like as a kid and what would grown up Devon say to his kid self?
DEVON: You have me talking about threesomes and now you want me to chat about being a child?! You’re disgusting.
I would con my little brothers into playing these imaginary games with me where we would go off to magical kingdoms and have all these adventures that I’d plagiarized from my favorite books and TV shows. I was also a fucking liar. Oh, I was a little bastard who would lie about anything and everything. I would lie to my mom and tell her I wasn’t really hers. I was really the king of this far-off planet. Swear to God I thought I was convincing enough to get her to believe me.
I got into a lot of trouble as a kid. Because I was always daydreaming, I wasn’t very aware of what was going on around me. When I was in elementary school, I would make up these scenes in my head and get into character, acting like I thought the characters would act. I tried to be discreet about this because I knew people would think it was strange, but one day, we were in line in the hallway for the restroom, and I was in the front. Well, being in the front of the line, I thought no one would notice me playing with this one scene that I found really interesting, and I was getting really into character, and suddenly, my teacher came up to me, and she was just livid. She thought I was making faces at her, and then it was straight to the principal’s office for me. I got into a lot of trouble for things like this. But I was also a bit of an attention-seeker, so I would do something to get attention and get into trouble for it.
As for what I would tell my kid self? Probably just: “Masturbating is perfectly normal, even if you do it dozens of times in a day. There’s nothing wrong with you liking boys. God doesn’t hate you. And most of the boys you will be attracted to end up being gay, so you got good gaydar. Use it. Fuck a lot, and be safe while fucking. But even if you don’t, don’t worry, because you’ll end up getting more than enough later on.”
Finish these sentences: Get creative
What the world needs now is ______________ legalization of prostitution (too political?)
I hate tight _________________ pussy
The worst place to get stuck is in _____________ traffic.
Ring around the rosie a pocket full of ______________________ condoms (because you should play safe).
One thing I learned from a Priest was ______________________ what a glory hole was.
My hump my hump my lovely ________________ lady dump.
Okay next question; I’m being professional here…
DEVON: Why start now? ;)
What are you currently working on BOOK WISE?
DEVON: Oh, God. Too many projects. I think most of this year is about editing. I have eight completed books that I’m working on releasing. I have a secret project coming up. Then I am working on another book with Riley Hart, who I collaborated with for Weight of the World. All I can say is that every project I’m working on now is a gay romance. I don’t have any depraved material coming out in the near future. I do have some planned, but right now, it’s all about romance. I’ve got athletes, war vets, superstars, drug dealers, FBI agents, and more.
Where and how can your readers find and stalk you: Twitter, Facebook, home address (joke) Don’t answer that… Or answer it if you want LOL.
DEVON: So glad you asked…
Name three people, dead or alive, you’d love to have dinner with?
DEVON: Can I name three people I want dead? Oh, wait. Never mind. Okay, here’s the order:
EL James: to hit up for money.
Oscar Widle: to have sex with.
Cary Grant: to try to have sex with.
Fast Fire Questions:
Favorite movie of ALL TIME! Bringing Up Baby
Favorite season? Fall.
Biggest pet peeve? People who have too many pet peeves.
Favorite color? Blue.
Cats or dogs? Neither…? Dogs, if I have to.
Favorite alcoholic beverage? The one that gets me drunk the fastest, but has the fewest calories.
Favorite holiday? Christmas. I want things! Lots of them!
Okay, Devon, you’ve been a real sport!! Not to mention you make me and a lot of other people laugh!
DEVON: Thanks for having me! This has been one of the most fun interviews I’ve participated in!
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