Today, I have author A.G. Carothers in the interview chair. We discuss their latest release T.A.G. You’re Heard, book two in the Assassins’ Guild series. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
Hello, A.G. I interviewed you last time for your release T.A.G. You’re Seen. So I came up with a whole new batch of questions for your latest novel T.A.G. You’re Heard. Here we go!
A.G. Carothers on writing:
1. First, what’s your favourite scene in T.A.G. You’re Heard? Not in regards to writing, but reading, and why?
A.G.: Thank you so much for having me again! I do always look forward to your questions. 😊 This book was very different from anything else I’ve written in a few regards. But favorite scene is towards the end when Oz tells Connor why he’s been insecure about being with him. It’s my favorite not because of the emotions brought forth in it but because of Connor’s almost endless optimism and ability to make you laugh while you’re crying.
2. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in T.A.G. You’re Heard?
A.G.: No. There were a few hiccups in writing it because I did something I usually frown upon as a reader which is put in a lot of flashbacks, but they were necessary. I could have written it different and not started the book where I did but it was more important for Connor to use those memories to escape his current circumstances. I felt better about doing them because they had a purpose and not just thrown in for an info dump or something. Overall, I’m really happy with this one.
3. Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
A.G.: There are always stories especially with Connor. Even now Connor is trying to steal the spotlight and get me to write a Christmas story for them which I usually abhor writing holiday themes for the sake of holiday themes. Lol But T.A.G. – A Family Christmas is already outlined in my head. I’m like can you at least let me write book 3 first?
4. If you could spend time with one character from the novel, who would it be? And what would you do during that day?
A.G.: Some would think that the easy choice is Connor, but he’d exhaust me. I’m too old and he has too much energy. I think it’d have to be with Oz. We’d cook a little, eat a little, talk and just hang out. He’s one of those laid back guys that you can go do anything with and have a good time.
5. Did the characters hijack the story or did you feel like you had control of T.A.G. You’re Heard?
A.G.: My characters almost always hijack their stories. But Connor really did. He adopted two new characters that were originally just going to die or something, but I had no intention of them sticking around.
6. I love the name. How did you come up with it?
A.G.: So, it’s funny because when I originally was naming books it was You’re Seen and then You’re Heard. Then when Connor’s story formed more in my head, I changed it to You’re Found. Well as I was wrapping it up I changed it back to You’re Heard because it was more fitting for the point I needed to make with my characters to each other. But how I came up with them is really just playing with words and concepts. TAG was originally named because the bloody movie was out so much and I knew I was going to write about an assassin and TAG You’re It didn’t seen fitting. But I liked TAG and I wanted it to mean something. I made TAG then be The Assassins’ Guild to fit the letters and then the whole organization and the background of my assassin Yoshi was born. So, then as I wrote the first book it was about stalking and watching so it became TAG You’re Seen.
7. If T.A.G. You’re Heard was made into a film, who would you like to play the leads?
A.G.: They’d have to be unknowns. Lol A young Seth Green has the right build kinda for Connor. Connor is 5’2″ and just pixie like. Hehehe Oz would be a little easier I think. Rob Archer could work if he had long hair and a long beard. He has the build for him and he’s tall enough at 6’6″. But they’d be tough I think. Although I know who would play Yoshi. Jaebeom Takata aka Brian Tee hands down.
8. If T.A.G. You’re Heard was a candle, what scent would it be and why?
A.G.: Chocolate Chip Cookies
9. If T.A.G. You’re Heard had a theme song, what would it be and why?
A.G.: Connor has his own theme song. It’s The Heat is On by Glenn Frey from Beverly Hills Cop
10. OMG, I love that song and I love Glenn Frey. Anyhoo, moving along, if T.A.G. You’re Heard was a colour, what would it be and why?
A.G.: Blue. Well it’s Connor’s favorite color and it’s the color of Oz’s eyes. 😊
11. What did you edit out of the book?
A.G.: A thrust-fest LOL – I used “Thrust” 16 times in 3 pages so my editor, Sharon, dubbed it the thrust-fest.
12. Oh man, I can relate. Don’t we all have our fave pet words for each novel, hey? Anyhoo, what can we expect from you in the future?
A.G.: For this series, at least two more books. I’m going to be starting TAG 3 whose title is in flux, after I write a quick novella for my other series. The audiobook for TAG You’re Seen is coming out or might already be out when this gets posts. 😊 It’s very exciting.
All about A.G. Carothers:
1. What is something unique/quirky about you?
A.G.: To my BFF/RMs bane, I leave cabinets open and drawers.
2. What are some of your pet peeves?
A.G.: I hate timeline hopping in books. I also really hate dish and trash hoarding. That just grosses me out.
3. How do you find time to write? Do you work full-time or is writing your full-time job?
A.G.: I work full time and I write all I can. I’m not one of those people who can just write an hour or two a day and make progress on something. I have to have full days to write, so I map out my writing days on my days out and the I spend 12-15 hours holed up in my room writing. Lol Fortunately, I tend to write in big chunks so it works.
4. Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
A.G.: Dragon, kinky, Bibliophile, quiet,
5. What is your favourite social media site? You can only choose one.
A.G.: I hate social media. Lol It kills me how much time I have to spend on it. Before I decided to publish I had been off all SM for over three years or something. It depresses me and gives me a lot of anxiety overall.
A.G. Carothers on reading:
1. What book do you think everyone should read?
A.G.: Fallocaust by Quil Carter
2. What do you think about the current publishing market?
A.G.: Oof that’s as bad a question as what I think about the current political climate. But I’m glad I’m self pub as much work and expense as it is. It’s harder in a lot of ways, but I think I’m better for it. There’s a lot of things going on in different parts of the author community as a whole but all I can do is help support my fellow authors in the ways that I can.
3. If you could have been the author of any of your fave books that you’ve read, which book would you choose and why?
A.G.: None actually. If I authored the book, I wouldn’t love it the way that I do. You have a completely different perspective on your own work and it’s just not the same.
4. Share your favourite character from a book that you’ve read, and why they are your fave.
A.G.: Jade from the Fallocaust series. He’s fierce and loyal and just the right amount of crazy. Hehehe I love him to pieces.
5. On average, how much do you read every week?
A.G.: A lot. It used to be more but now I have to write too. lol I read every day and I used to average a book a day in the least but it’s a little lower now. But between audio books and regular books I read almost every spare moment I can.
Book Title: T.A.G. You’re Heard
Series: The Assassins’ Guild, Book 2
Author: A.G. Carothers
Publisher: Independently published
Genre/s: Action Adventure, BDSM, Contemporary, Mystery & Thriller, Suspense
Themes: Blast from pasts, love vs self-doubt
Heat Rating: 3 flames
Length: 45 000 words/ 180 pages
Blurb: Hello again, Mr. No here, communications agent for T.A.G. and your inside source to your favorite agents.
Our next file is on Operation Gingersnap and none other than Agent Code name Mr. Kr, aka Connor Foley Turgenev, our snarky and hyperactive computer genius.
Connor gets hit with a blast from the past that he’d thought was long dead. Yoshi and the rest of Upper Management must scramble to save him before his situation turns dire.
In the meantime, will nearly losing Connor push our gentle giant of a Chef, Asbjorn Sternberg, to open himself up to Connor and truly be the Daddy and partner that Connor wants and needs? Or will he let injuries obtained while serving in the Norwegian Army fuel his self doubt?
Find out this and exciting news that might change the face of T.A.G.’s future in this next installment from the archives.
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I had been fantasizing about the time I finally got Oz to bend me over his knee and spank me. It was during Yoshi’s promotion party. A few months after we’d gotten Dmitry back Dad promoted Yoshi to Mr. C. It wasn’t unusual to have two agents with the same rank/codename. It happened frequently in the lower ranks, but in upper management it was rare. This led to Yoshi being called Mr. C2 around HQ to avoid any confusion.
Dad wanted Yoshi to start learning more about management as soon as possible. He still wasn’t planning on stepping down for another few years, but he wanted to spend more time with Nigel than over paperwork. No one could blame him. I took the opportunity to get a little tipsy and tease Daddy.
We were in the main dining hall and the music was going, drinks were flowing. I enlisted the help of Karl and Ricky to add a dash of jealousy to my tease. I got them both stacks of ৳10 banknotes. The pink bills were perfect for stuffing in places they shouldn’t be. One of the DJs from The Black Dragon was there, and I had conspired with him earlier in the week to play a song for me. I practiced for weeks the routine I was going to do. I wasn’t the best dancer, but I could shake my butt. I was determined to Magic Mike the fuck out of Daddy and seduce him to my bed.
The song right before my song was almost over, and I climbed up on the table in the center of the hall. Oz was talking to Dad and Nigel and not paying any attention to me. That was about to change. I had on a clean white tank top and my black break away jogging pants with dark green briefs with white trim underneath. I had thought about wearing one of my lace booty shorts underneath, but I didn’t want all the other guards and agents to see what belonged to Daddy. I knew there was a fine line between naughty and disrespect.
The beat started slow and hard. My hips popped and my body rolled. My eyes locked on the hulking form still across the room. Whistles rent the air. My body dropped to the table, and I ground against the surface, popping my butt up and down. More people gathered around the table, both men and women, cheering and shouting. Pink, blue, and green bills spilled across the table. Daddy was standing at the end of the table with his arms crossed over his chest. They bulged and flexed under the baby blue shirt he wore. His hair was down, but half the side was braided against his skull in several braids and then left loose. There were a few braids in his luscious beard. He was a Viking god with black eyeliner and blue sparkled eye shadow that matched his t-shirt.
I hopped back up to my feet and whipped my tank top off, tossing it wherever. I rolled and thrust my way down the table. Daddy’s gaze burned through me the whole way down. I beat slow and spread my legs wide, crouching low as my hips continued to roll. I put my hands on my thighs and gripped the fabric tightly. I licked my lips and stared Daddy right in his crystalline blue eyes. We both knew what was coming next, and he slowly shook his head.
I thrusted up hard and ripped my pants off in one smooth motion as the music crested. The cheers got louder, and I twirled around. I bent over and twirked my squat booty right in Daddy’s face. I knew he wouldn’t miss the “Daddy’s” spelled out in white letters across my ass. Before I knew what was happening, I was spun around and flung over Daddy’s shoulder. Whistles and cheers followed us as Oz almost jogged out of the hall.
A.G. Carothers is actually a dragon very cleverly disguised as a human. They are a non-binary author of LGBTQIA Romance and Urban Fantasy, who enjoys writing original and entertaining stories. They are very excited to share the worlds they’ve created with you.
A.G. currently lives in Tennessee with their platonic life partner, who is not a dragon. They yearn to live back in Europe and will some day. In their spare time they are addicted to losing themselves in the lovely worlds created by other authors
A.G. is committed to writing the stories they see in their head without restrictions. Love is blind and doesn’t see gender, race, or sexuality.
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