Apr 15, 2013

In the Spotlight - Evelise Archer



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Born in Philadelphia, PA, Evelise now resides in Southcentral PA with her loving husband, two dogs and a rabbit. Fueled by desire for coffee and a passion for literature, Evelise began writing to fill the time left empty by her three now grown children.


Jonathon Valient, M/M author, is the owner of www.noothersneedapply.com blog and review site.  He is in desperate need of an assistant/reviewer to help him maintain his blog as well as review books. He places an advertisement on his blog in the hopes of attracting someone with an ounce of intelligence to aide him in his dilemma. 

Shelton Richards is an English professor at the bottom of the faculty list and is relegated to teaching college freshmen who think they know everything. Shelton is also a big fan of the M/M author sees the Help Wanted and applies. Hired, the two men embark on a wonderful journey professionally and personally as Jonathon begins to write his new novel with Shelton as his inspiration.


Jonathon decided to cook a nice meal for their date instead of going out. Roasted chicken, garlic red potatoes and fresh green beans made up the meal for the night with strawberry shortcake for dessert. The men ate in companionable silence until Shelton finally broke the ice with a safe subject.

Have you given any more thought to the title of the new book?”

Jonathon put down his tall glass of tea to reply, “Still thinking. Nothing grabs my attention, but it will come to me.” He picked up his glass again, eyeing the young man over it Shelton nodded and spoke softly. “Maybe you can find inspiration while you fuck me into the mattress.”

Jonathon sputtered and tea flew from his mouth. Subtle.

Jonathon smirked and proceeded to carry plates and silverware to the kitchen then returned to wipe the table down. Washing the dishes would have to wait. He grabbed Shelton’s hand and tugged. As they climbed the stairs he knew life would never be the same.

“I have wanted you from the moment you walked through the bistro door,” Jonathon said as they entered the bedroom.

He pulled Shelton into an embrace, nibbling along his jaw line. He felt his soft blond facial hair catch along his own stubble. He could feel Shelton’s body vibrating with anticipation and need as he tilted his head for better access. Jonathon swooped down on his lips and began to devour them, eliciting moans from Shelton. Jonathon continued the onslaught maintaining the pace of the kiss. He thrust his tongue into Shelton’s mouth, running it over his teeth, gums, and Shelton’s own tongue. Both tongues dueling, but Jonathon never gave up control. Jonathon decided enough was enough and tonight he would make Shelton Richards his. Jonathon walked Shelton backwards, never relinquishing his lips until he had to release the man to remove the button down shirt. Damn those buttons, he thought as he attempted to work his fingers down the front of the shirt. Jonathon gave up and yanked, buttons flew and the shirt was off. Shelton rippled with muscles. His abs were tight, the product of daily crunches and five mile runs. The man could be a poster child for a runner’s magazine. Completely lickable and most definitely fuckable.

Shelton grabbed onto Jonathon’s arms as Jonathon reached for the belt on his jeans. Unbuckling and slipping it from the loops, he removed the belt and tossed it towards the chair. It missed the chair and clunked to the hardwood floor with a bang. Jonathon worked his way down Shelton’s neck bringing up love bites from the onslaught of suckling. Jonathon was in heaven. He had never felt such a deep rooted connection with another human being as he felt with Shelton. Dare he believe it could be love?


Q: What is one thing about the publishing world that surprised you the most?
Is it crazy to say that I was surprised how nice everyone was? I had no idea what to expect and what pleasantly surprised that even as the editor was her “thing” she was nice and maybe she even had a *smile*.

Q: How do you keep your characters and stories organized? 
I am a Post-it Note girl. That is probably not the most efficient way to keep organized, but it helps me. I keep a post it note for each character as I write and group them together for the book. So, when you look at my desk or dining room table it is post-it note central.

Q: Are you plot or character driven? Please elaborate.
Definitely character driven.  Sometimes I write scenes for the characters first and then let that speak to me. Once I have collected enough scenes for the various characters I start putting the story together.

Q: What is the one thing you must have to be able to write?
Thanks to my daughter, I have all my favorite songs on my lap top so I can plug myself in as I write.  And coffee…my life’s blood. Can’t live without it. Black, no sugar please and strong.

Q: When is your favorite time of day to write?
Since I work full time, I usually write at night and I take advantage of the weekends. I am a teacher, so I am looking forward to having a few weeks off in the summer so I can do some heavy duty writing.

Q: What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
I am a grammar nazi, so that actually makes it difficult for me to write sometimes. I want every sentence to be perfect, even when the characters speak. I have to remember that it is okay to use contractions and have fragmented sentences. I am working on that.

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  1. Way to go Jonathan..tell him what you want ;)! Looks like a great story. Congrats!

    Crossing fingers :)


  2. This looks like a great story! Can't wait to read it.

    Jackie McKenzie

  3. Sound like a great story. I love the whole premise.

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  4. This sounds like a yummy read, can't wait to read it!
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