Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit with Kim Alan!!!!

Hi all! Cupcake here. Today we have the lovely and talented Kim Alan with us. Kim Alan who appreciates a kilt and knows how to give good kink. A girl after my own heart. You know what else is great about this author? ALL HER WORK IS FREE!!! 
If you've not read The Mission X series, give yourself a gift!

Don't shortchange yourselves, my friends.

You know what else I like about this author? I dig an author that ain't afraid to use my nickname. Someone pays attention.

Good girl. *hands mic to Kim*

Thanks, Cupcake, for inviting me to your blog. I am truly honored, and I will answer your questions to the best of my ability, though I warn you I might do little more than expose myself as ((((sigh)))) ordinary. 

What are your favorite M/M themes?
I don't really have a 'theme' preference, but I am a sucker for ... big. Alpha males do it for me just as much as gentle giants. Put either of them into almost any kind of scenario, and I'm sold. I don't really care about genre/sub-genre, or whether they're human, alien, shifter, vampire or 'other'. I will confess, though, that I'm a giant wuss who does not want to be left shredded by a ton of angst.

What books do you consider Desert Island Keepers?
I am really bad with book favorites since they change so frequently, but the one that has stood the test of time for me is Stephen King's The Stand. Handy for a desert island, too, since it's, like, three novels long. I would also like to say that if I were to be stranded on that island, I would hope to have the Gone With the Wind sequel on me ... for kindling. 

What's your go-to tasty beverage?
There is a cup of coffee in my hand at any given time of the day. It has to be pried away in order for me to bathe and sleep. That's probably not what you meant, though. I'm not much of a drinker of alcohol, but on the rare occasion that I am able to get out with friends, have someone else to drive and have no kids to worry about (yeah, that happens a lot),  I have a weakness for a thick, slushy margarita with globs of salt on the rim. Sadly, such a splurge for me is pretty much guaranteed to be followed shortly by a nap. 

Do you have any secret talents? Inquiring minds want to know.
Secret talents? Well, I don't know if it's a talent, per se, but I'm flexible. I was a gymnast 100 years ago, and I can still bend practically in half. It tends to come in handy at times. I'm sure you know what I mean, right? Yep. That's right. Cleaning. Scrubbing floors and whatnot. I can totally get to all those those hard to reach places.


If you had to choose to be one magical beast, what would it be and why? (you don't have to say unicorn...but we won't say neigh either)
Huh. Believe it or not, this is not a question I've ever - ever - pondered.  Obviously a unicorn or Pegasus would be sweet, because I'd love to be able to fly. But I wouldn't want to be a bird. They kind of freak me out a little. I've always wanted to be a cat, though. Isn't there a mythical creature that's a cat with wings? That would be awesome.

Who's your favorite porn star?
Ugh. I've been dreading this question because it's embarrassing. Not, like, real life, getting caught watching porn embarrassing, but in our M/M Romance world embarrassing, because ... Ineverwatchporn. Whew. That was hard to get out. It's pathetic, I know, but it's true.  Worse, even if I were a connoisseur of all the best gay porn, I probably couldn't answer this question because I'm horribly bad with names. They would be 'that tall, thin guy with the matching dick," or the "beefy, hairy guy with the fat cock."

Do you have author envy? Whose words do you read and think, "GAH, I wish I wrote that!"?

Josephine Myles and JL Merrow can combine humor and steaminess (in their brilliant British voices, naturally) in an effortless way that sucks me in and makes me love their characters so, so much. Too often those things are mutually exclusive, you know? I like to think their personalities come through in their writing. While that is probably common enough, it isn't always necessarily a good thing. In their cases, it's a very good thing.

Any new projects you're currently working on *coughs* like a follow up in the Mission X series involving a triad *coughs*?

I have several unfinished projects, actually. I have a sequel to Yours in the works (Law's story) and another in the Mission series that I'm working on (Devin's story). While I haven't started that triad you speak of, I do have plans for those boys, so don't worry. :) I also have a couple pieces that are not related to any of my other books that I've been wanting to get back to. The bad news is, as you know, that I work full time and have three children. And, there's also the fact that I'm lazy and a procrastinator by nature (cat aspirations, remember?) I do have several days off scheduled that I plan on using to get some serious work done. Then again, I might end up using those days to nap. You just never really know with me.

About this author

I might be the least romantic person I know, but when I'm writing, I’m all about the happy endings and the love conquering all business. I’ll leave it to the higher talents to shock and amaze and terrorize you … or rip your heart out, if you like that sort of thing. From me, you’ll just find some good hot man lovin’ and a story that (hopefully) leaves you with a smile on your face. 


My thanks to Kim for agreeing to submit to our shenanigans and helping us celebrate our first anniversary.


  1. I loved both the Mission X stories, very yum!!

  2. LOVED "The bigger they are" , but swoons at Xander and Paul!

  3. I loved the Mission X stories. I can't wait for the next one.