Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blog Bites with Laura Tolomei’s, Martin Shaw

We got our Fangs in
Laura Tolomei’s
Martin Shaw

Tell us about yourself:
Hi there. I’m Martin Shaw, the seducer of To Seduce A Soulmate, a new book by Laura Tolomei, just released in December, available at eXtasy Books—Buy Link

All right, where to start? Well, I’m a regular 33 years old fellow who works as Production Manager with an uprising TV channel in Atlanta, GA. True, I’m not American, rather a cross between English and Irish, but I consider myself 100% Irish. What else can I say? Oh, yeah, without false modesty, I can say I’m quite good looking—on the fair side with blond hair and green eyes—at least enough to attract both men and women, in bed and out LOL.

Tell us, what makes you special? What I mean is, what differentiates you from your kind and do you have special abilities?
I’m great in bed, which as far as humans go, makes me very special. <g> Mostly, I’m unique because I like both men and women in my bed, even if I may prefer the former to the latter.

But if I had to give a serious answer, I’d say my difference lies in the fact I believe in destiny and ever since I was young, I knew I had my very own soul mate just waiting for me somewhere in the world. Of course, the way life goes, it’s enough to make a Saint lose hope so I did kind of…lose my way at times and made some terrible mistakes, but after I met Pirate Drake, I knew I’d been right all along.

Share with us about your most current adventure.
My real adventure, and challenge, was to convince Pirate Drake I was his soul mate. Strange, don’t you think? I mean, he saw it from the start I wasn’t just a casual acquaintance. I know he felt the heartthrob, the crunching stomach, the electrical current coursing through him the moment our eyes met, and yet he denied it because of a gender issue. Yeah, you read right. For him, I wasn’t the right sex. He expected a woman to be his soul mate, but life can be pretty surprising. To me, it didn’t make much of a difference, especially after I saw him in the Seymour’s den, his black beautiful eyes flashing in amazement, confusion and barely suppressed excitement, long black hair streaming down his shoulders—boy, how I wanted to run my hand through it—which gives him that pirate look. Without a doubt, I knew he was mine. The problem, of course, was to get the message across to him and I must admit I didn’t get off to a smooth start, but hell, how could I know he’d be scared stiff of what destiny had provided him? After I understood this, I changed my plans and went on a slow seductive journey whose sole purpose was to make him change his mind. Did I succeed? Just read to Seduce A Soulmate and you’ll immediately find out.

If you could offer advice to your author, what would it be?
To have let me have Drake sooner, rather than go around in circles, torturing the both of us with repressed desire and craving until it had become unbearable. Next time, make it faster LOL.

Are you happy with the way people perceive you?
Not really. My author portrayed me as a hard man at first, unscrupulous almost, who cheats on his wife, even when she’s staying under the same roof. But I never believed in fidelity nor promised it to anyone in my life. Even if I had a rather rough, messed up lire, I’ve always played straight with people, telling them from the start who I am and what to expect from me. Maybe my author should have made it clearer from the start, rather than describe me in her devious way, revealing only pieces at a time. For this reason, readers may not feel drawn towards me, but I can assure them, I’m a very likeable fellow.

Is expressing love difficult for you? Why?
It was until I met Pirate Drake, Not that I call it love, yet. It’s too soon for that. Relationships, just like people, need time to grow so I can’t say right now what I feel for Pirate Drake. But until I met him, no one ever gave me that tingling sensation, the nerve wrecking anticipation, the craving to be with a person no matter what, days and nights. And to my surprise, it wasn’t just a matter of sex. Of that, I’ve had more than my fill in all my years of hopping from one bed to another. No, this was different and I loved simply to talk to him, go out to watch a basketball game or to dinner.

Did you do anything special after your first adventure?
Of course, I…actually, we did. With Drake, I went to Ireland to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. Then we returned to the US, ready to try our relationship on a day-to-day basis…but all that will be in my next release in December 2010.

Is there a message you want to get across in this interview?
Yes, Tamara, there is and it’s a very simply one. Never allow gender or labels limit your freedom of choice. My darling Drake was about to throw away the most incredible love affair not because he didn’t like me or anything, only because I didn’t fit society’s soul mate standards. Can you believe it? Thank God, a friend of his set him straight and after hearing of Plato’s theories, my pirate realized it all depends on what society you’re looking at. I mean, I may not fit today’s society’s conventions, but I was perfect for Greek standards! The problem was all in the gender. He expected a woman, not a man, to be his soul mate. That’s why he gave me such a hard time. Had he considered the person, rather than his sex, it would’ve been so much easier for both of us. So to everyone out there, my advice is never to let gender limit your choices, especially the sexual ones because like’s just too short to play silly games with our few chances at happiness.

If you could pull your author into your world, what do you think would happen to them?
They’d have a whole lot of sex so maybe they’ll learn how to write about it LOL

What other characters have influenced you?
Oh, one above all comes to mind, Andrea the assistant professor of Spying the Alcove. We’re both Europeans, he’s Italian while I’m Irish, and we both love men, their powerful bodies and tantalizing shapes, especially the ones lower than their bellies. But where we’re really alike is in our mentality. We both believe gender should never limit a person’s sexual choices and he says this incredible thing, which describes me to a tee, “Sex is meant to be shared. It’s too precious to lock in a drawer, throwing away the key, or save for an exclusive use alone. It’s free and has no limitations except our own. And gender should never be an acceptable limit.” Well, it that isn’t me, I don’t know what is! I just wish the pirate had read Spying the Alcove so he’d have saved me a whole lot of trouble.

What does your significant other think about your adventures? And how do they deal with it? Do you ever ask your significant other for advice?
My significant other is my adventure and if at first he wasn’t too happy about it, now…well. Who reads the book will discover how he feels about it right now.

What is your most favorite thing to do?
Have sex.

Have you ever lost control?
I did in Drake’s parents home on Lake Lanier. I should’ve controlled my craving better, but he was so beautiful and seemed so willing to let me have my way, I got carried away. And that was just at the beginning of the story.

How many sex partners have you had? How many at one time?
Too many to count, Tamara, and most of them overlap one another. Never a stickler for fidelity, I love to share sex with whatever comes my way. Like I said, I’m gender-blind when it comes to sex, as long as it has a nice tight ass and a capable mouth.

What was the best sexual experience you’ve had?
Getting banged by my pirate in his office.

What are your opinions on humans?
They’re all a bunch of sorry asses…well, maybe not all, but most.

What are the pro’s and con’s to being a human?
No special powers, no shapeshifting, no blood drinking, no magic, but schools, jobs, traffic, pollution, routine, health problems, family, friends, settled lives. You choose what’s a pro and what’s a con.

How does one become a human?
Usually by being born on planet Earth from a couple of different genders humans, but same human species like a man and a woman. Recently, science has found other ways, but I’d say this covers 95% of production quotas.

Describe your best kill. Why was it the best?
Pirate Drake because it was the hardest, most fulfilling, most seductive, most challenging.

What makes being with a human the best sexual experience?
Hey, baby, no one does it better than we do! There are no vampires, no shape shifters, no werewolves, no nothing that can even remotely compare, especially since they’re imaginary while we’re real!

Well, Martin, I’m certainly glad you shared a few tidbits about yourself. It’s always exciting to have a human around. * retracting fangs* I’ll extend the same courtesy to you as I do to all my guests. You will find safety in my territories.

Tamara Hightower


  1. Woot..this was amazing and made me want to read the book now. LOL Thanks Tamara and Martin for an interesting and fun interview. Now I am off to check out TSAS. :)

  2. What a great interview! I really enjoyed hearing things from a human's point of view again.

  3. Great Interview And Sounds like a Hot Read.adding it to my list of books to get.