A big welcome to A. Nybo as part of her blog tour for Three Bears from Dreamspinner Press.
G’day all. Thanks so much for having me. It’s good to be here.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your writing?
I’ve written off and on for years, but publication has always been out there on the periphery. It was probably the least important aspect of the writing process for me. It has only been a recent decision to buckle down and write with the prospect to publish. So this is my writing debut.
Can you tell us about your new release? What inspired you to write it?
I had begun writing a book that just didn’t want to happen, but something was telling me to take a break because once the book was finished, I wanted to get it published. While taking a break from the book, I checked out some publishers and one of those publishers, Dreamspinner Press, had a “World of Love” collection. The moment I saw it, I knew I wanted to add Western Australia to that collection. So began the story of Three Bears.
How did you come up with the title?
The “World of Love” collection requires the story to be tied to the unique geographical location it represents. I live in the southwest where the Margaret River Pro is part of the World Surfing League’s tour. What better thing to write about than surfing? Once I had that idea, there was nothing for it but to write about the surf spot that (in my mind) was made for a gay ménage story. A surf spot called Three Bears.
What are your writing and personal goals for 2018 and beyond?
The story I spoke about earlier that ‘didn’t want to happen’? Well, it happened, and Dreamspinner plan to release it early 2019. It’s titled The Devil’s Breath and is probably best categorised as a fast-paced, angsty, romantic suspense. Fast-paced and angsty don’t usually go together, but they do in my book (pun intended).
What are you working on at present? Would you like to share a snippet?
I am currently working on a story about an Australian Federal Agent investigating ritualistic murders in a small Australian mining town. He gets mixed up with a wild Russian miner who challenges his entire worldview. The story has a paranormal element, but is largely a contemporary romance.
At Three Bears surf break, the attraction between a group of friends is anything but “Luke warm….”
Dan goes to stay with his best friend Josh in Margaret River, the surfing capital of Western Australia, to sort out his sexual confusion. But his best friend is the source of that confusion. Having never been attracted to a man other than Josh, Dan fears risking their friendship just to discover men aren’t his thing.
Within the first few days, Dan meets Luke, a local barista who offers him surf lessons. Dan soon finds himself emotionally coveting not one, but two men. When they go to Three Bears, his hidden desires begin to emerge. As the ambiguity of Dan’s mixed signals clears, it becomes apparent both of his surfing companions want him—badly.
It is only when Luke and Josh hook up that they formulate “Operation Three Bears,” an adventurous plan that might lead to a satisfying outcome for all of them.
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza
About the Author
A. Nybo has tried conventional methods (a psych degree and a GC in Forensic Mental Health) but far prefers the less conventional, such as the occasional barbecue in the rain, 400km drives at 1am for chocolate, and multiple emergency naps in any given 24hr period. Favourite things to do include that which can be seen (e.g. reading, writing, drawing, walking the dogs, travelling) and that which can’t, such as dreaming (both awake and asleep).
Western Australian born, she has been spotted on the other side of the planet several times–usually by mosquitoes. And discovered Amazonian mosquitoes love her just as much as they do in her home state.