Posted: April 18, 2013 by sidlove in Free Stuff, Giveaway Drive
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Giveaway Drive

The Blog of Sid Love is hosting a giveaway event for the readers and fans. This is your chance to win some ebooks for FREE – written by some well known M/M authors! The event began on 15th April, 2013 and is now in full swing. “Lee Brazil”, “Sue Brown”, “S.L. Danielson” and their books are featured for this purpose and this will go on till 30th April. The blog will feature not one, not two but 11 authors ready to make the month of April, quite amazing for you!

Giveaway Contests that are still on:
LEE BRAZIL: GIVEAWAY #1 (ENDS TODAY @ 11:59PM Central Time!)

Today, we have with us SAGE MARLOWE – the author of many popular books like “Knives and Feathers”, “Sub-mission”, “Triple Trust”, etc… – as our 4th Guest Blogger! With a warm welcome to him, I hand him over this space and let you all enjoy his rendezvous with one of his MC.


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Guest blog post Sage Marlowe

Character Interview: Jazz Spencer of the Phoenix – Series

Hey everyone, thanks for dropping in today! My name is Sage Marlowe and I’m Sid’s guest today. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a multi-published author of gay erotic romance and addicted to books, coffee and chocolate – although I guess the term author kinda implies that, right? Anyway, I thought I’d do something new for today’s visit: I have tracked down one of my characters and interviewed him. The choice which one of my lovely guys to pick was relatively easy, especially since I asked him the same questions I give the guests on my blog. (He’s also one of my biggest author crushes, but please don’t tell him that!)

Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome fellow author Mr Jazz Spencer, aka JS Phoenix, from Catching a Phoenix and Keeping a Phoenix


Hi Jazz,

I’m thrilled to meet you again almost one year after final edits! Thanks for agreeing to tag along with this. Please have a drink and make yourself comfortable. Ready? Great, let’s start. Please give us a short introduction about yourself

Um, hi everyone, it’s great to be here today. I’m JS Phoenix and just like you, Sage, I’m an author of gay fiction. I grew up in a very rural part if England but I’ve moved to London a couple of years ago, where I now live with my partner Ryan, a professor of English literature, and our dog, a boisterous Lab called Dr. Pepper.

What genre(s) do you write in and why?

Oh, I just answered that, didn’t I? Um, I write gay erotic fiction because well, it’s close to home and I can relate to my characters *laughs*

Do you need a special setting to write in or do you have a ceremony to get you in the mood? What does it look like?

I have a room on the top floor of our house which is dedicated to my writing. It’s full of inspirational pictures and equipped with desk, a sofa and a stereo – everything I need to get in the mood, really. Oh, and Ryan has bought me a coffee machine for my last birthday, that’s in there now too so I don’t always have to run down three floors to get a cup.

Describe your feelings when you learnt that your first book was accepted for publication

I couldn’t believe it, mainly because my brother Algy opened the letter and read it out to me. I thought he was taking the piss. Oops, sorry. Can you delete that and replace it with “I thought he was making fun of me”? Yeah? Thanks!

Your favourite drink and food when writing

Coffee, lots of it, and I adore chocolate shortbread, so Ryan makes sure we always have plenty of both in the house


How much of the real “you” is in your stories?

Hmm. I think there are little bits of me in all of my books, but only those who really know me would be able to tell – at least that’s what I’m hoping.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who was it?

*blushes* Oh dear… That would be the usual suspects, I guess. Mr Darcy and Heathcliff. Yes, even being gay I crushed on them. But I also have a definite weak spot for your very own Noah and Caelan. Honestly, those boys are fantastic and I’d love to hang out with them.

Favourite comfort food?

I love Italian food, so any kind of pasta, really.

A person you admire

Ryan, my partner. I know it’s not easy to live with me, especially when the muse comes to visit and I’m stuck in the writing cave for days on end, but he’s very patient with me. Love you, darling!

Favourite colour?


Favourite pet?

My dog, Pepper

Dog or cat?

*grins* dog

Coffee or tea?


Quickie or candles?

Both, repeatedly

Hunky or chunky?

Oh, Ryan is very hunky

Suit & tie or jeans & boots?

Either – or neither

Walk in the park or chat over cocktails?

Walk in the park. Inside I’m still a real countryboy

Thanks so much for the interview, Jazz! I’ve loved talking to you again and you mentioning Algy just now reminded me that his story is still waiting to be written, so how about we pick him up for a night out in town? That should give me something to write about, hehe.


Thanks everyone for stepping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed my first ever character interview as much as I have and if you’d like to know more about Jazz and Ryan now, here are their books, Catching a Phoenix and Keeping a Phoenix.

(Click the images to read more about the books)

If you’d like to win a copy of one of the books (winner’s choice), here’s your chance: Leave the answer to the following question in the comment section along with your e-mail address. All correct answers will be entered into the contest – good luck!

Here’s the question:

Who or what does the “Phoenix” in the books’ titles refer to?


Catching a Phoenix

Confined to rural England for a holiday, Ryan Holmes isn’t expecting the only person within a five-mile radius to be the man of his dreams. Hotheaded but introverted, Jazz Spencer, Ryan’s solitary neighbour, may look like a dream come true but has the potential to become a nightmare. Giving in to mutual attraction, they begin an affair, and Ryan finds himself increasingly intrigued. But even though they are obviously very compatible on a physical level, Jazz remains distant. His reluctance to reveal his feelings, or indeed much personal information at all, forces Ryan to make his own assumptions, which mostly turn out to be painfully wrong. Ryan soon has to realise that whenever he is about to fall in love, Jazz just shies away, leaving Ryan’s heart burned by the heat of passion. Determined that he can solve the mystery that Jazz is to him anyway, Ryan sets out to catch him for good.

Buy Link: AMAZON

Keeping a Phoenix

Catching a Phoenix was just the beginning.

Sinfully sexy and intriguingly smart but highly strung and neurotic best-selling author Jazz Spencer, aka JS Phoenix, isn’t one to be kept easily. He wants love but doesn’t know how to live his happy ever after now that he has found it with Ryan Holmes, who, deeply infatuated with him, would do anything for Jazz—if only he knew how to keep his precious Phoenix. Just as it seems that Ryan is finally getting somewhere with Jazz, things take a dramatic turn and Ryan finds himself brokenhearted after yet another breakup. He is certain that they will never meet again until one day, Jazz returns into his life, ready to start all over. As Ryan unveils Jazz’s secrets, he is determined not to let him escape again. Going all in, he shows Jazz exactly how much he’s wanted—with astonishing results.

Buy Link: AMAZON


To win this contest and take home a free copy of Sage’s books, reply to this post in the following format:

Email ID*:
Your Answer*:
Message to the author:

Feilds marked * are necessary

Please note that all the comments for this contest will be under moderation and hidden from public view till 21st April, 2013.

Contest deadline: SUNDAY – 4/21/2013 – 11:59 PM Central Time



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  1. Elaine Lee says:


  2. Name*:Will Parkinson
    Email ID*:willnews at wi dot rr dot com
    Your Answer*:Jazz Spencer
    Message to the author:We meet again Richelieu!

  3. Name*: Nephylim
    Email ID*
    Your Answer*: The pen name of jazz
    Message to the author:Your stories look intriguing. I’ll head off to amazon to ”like’ them

  4. DebraG says:

    Name*: Debby
    Email ID*:
    Your Answer*: Phoenix is an author of gay fiction and one of the protagonists.
    Message to the author: Sounds like great stories.

  5. Urb says:

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com
    ~JS or Jazz Spencer is the Phoenix.
    Not fair to have access to two such cool names, is it? Jazz sounds rather high maintenance. I love high maintenance characters! They are always worth the extra effort. I’d love to read either of these books, thank you!

    • Sage Marlowe says:

      Hehe, yes. To be honest, the reason Jazz got a pen name at all was that I couldn’t decide which name I wanted to give him. He is definitely high maintenance, but a great guy and he was fantastic to write. Good luck!

  6. Cinders says:

    I am guessing here on shifter…maybe…Sage is a brand new writer to me I have not read anything by him.

  7. Jayden Brooks says:

    What a fantastic and fun interview! 🙂

  8. donnag63 says:

    Hi Jazz (and Sage) Great interview it was lovely getting to know a little more about you. Keep up the great work – keeping Sage busy. I don’t need to answer the question because I already have both books. Nice pseudonym Jazz?


  9. Trix says:

    the mythical bird who rose from the ashes

  10. Penumbra says:

    Name*: Penumbra
    Email ID*:
    Your Answer*: Jazz Spencer aka JS Phoenix
    Message to the author: Sounds like a good read 🙂

  11. Christopher Hammel says:

    Christopher Hammel
    The Phoenix is the mythical creature that resurrects its self after a cycle of life to live a new one.

  12. Dani says:

    Danielle Maas
    answer: Refers to the character of Jazz Spencer his aka J.S Phoenix
    Looking forward to reading some of your books because of this blog i found out there are really some titles that i would like to explore !
    gtz Dani

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