Come meet Logan Patricks, whose friends describe him as; ridiculous, imaginative, and a troublemaker. Logan is an author who agrees with his friends’ assessment and is also a self-proclaimed walking disaster.
Having read Logan’s book (SEMBLANCE), his blog and interacted with him on Twitter, my description would include a talented writer who embraces life with a lot of fun, music, a positive outlook, affectionately calling his wife and daughter; “his girls.”
Selena: Welcome, Logan. I know you’re busy with a blog tour this month, so I as well as all the readers appreciate you taking time to answer a few questions. You have a witty sense of humor, something I appreciate when reading blog posts (and for those of you, yet to read Logan’s blog posts, I highly recommend you hop on over). Do you have a favorite one line joke?
Logan: Hmm, I was never one for one-liner jokes. I did lose a bet once, back in my single days, and had to spend the entire night at the club using the pick up line “Want to see my boo-boo,” which garnered a lot of laughs—-and surprisingly a few numbers afterwards.
Selena: LOL Smooth, Logan. Guys are notorious for taking the piss out of each other, and it’s always in good fun, but I didn’t realize they allowed sixteen year old boys in night clubs? 😉 Speaking of teenage years, if you could go back in time, what advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
Logan: “Don’t be stupid.”
Selena: Straight and to the point, which I think sixteen year old boys need. We’re still in the past, so let’s revisit the first girl who broke your heart. Tell us what happened and also, if you ran into her today, what would you say to her?
Logan: Ah, in elementary school, I offered to share my Kit Kat chocolate bar with an innocent little girl I had my eye on. It was a school yard crush of the purest form—or so I thought.The evil wench ended up stealing my chocolate bar and gave it to some other boy—-who was bigger than I was. I guess if I ran into her now, I’d tell her, that I ended up finding my queen and marrying her and the only thing she stole from me was my heart—-and about 80% of the bed when we sleep at night.
Selena: Sweet. Not the being dumped for the bigger boy, but the adoration in which you talk about your wife. I believe that helps a ton when writing in the romance genre. Speaking of writing, what’s your take on creative writing? A natural born talent? Or do you think it can be learned?
Logan: For sure it can be learned. It just takes time and practice. Write every day and read a ton. Learn from the masters and no matter what, stay humble and listen to what others have to say.
Selena: I agree, especially the reading a ton part. I can’t imagine a week without being immersed inside a book. A lot more fun than watching television, unless of course they have Muppet re-runs. If you were a Muppet, which Muppet would you be? Which Muppet would you date?
Logan: I’d definitely be Ralph since we both have a love for the piano. As for which Muppet I’d date; I guess it’d have to be Ms Piggy, seeing as how I can’t think of any other female Muppet aside from Gonzo’s chicken?
Selena: Your enthusiasm for music and the piano comes shining through in your book. To listen to Logan’s piano compositions, please click here. Did you write stories when you were a child? If so, what is the title of the first story you ever wrote?
Logan: I wrote a ton of stories, and luckily my mother saved them all. I love going back and reading them all over again and laughing at how deranged my imagination was as a youth. The title of my first story was “The Scared Ghost.”
Selena: My mom and siblings saved mine as well, and I know what you mean about reading them all over again. I laugh as well, but when I look back at my writing from ten years ago, I actually cringe, but the beauty of our craft is that we evolve. If you were a character in SEMBLANCE, what would your position in the Midnight Society be and what would your fictional name be?
Logan: Hmm, good question. I can see myself being one of Shadow’s close friends–though I’d probably get a long with Lincoln a lot more. Perhaps I’d have a seat at the Midnight Society’s council? As for my fictional name, it’d be a variation of Logan Patricks—-Plato Crakings.
Selena: Since you’re now inside the Midnight Society and are one of Shadow’s (hero in SEMBLANCE) close friend’s, name three books Shadow would read?
Logan: Art of War. Dante’s Inferno. Heart of Darkness.
Selena: Name three books that Aria Valencia (the heroine in SEMBLANCE) would read?
Logan: 50 shades of Grey. Oxford History of Western Music. Harry Potter.
Selena: If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
Logan: “Look on the bright side.”
Selena: Great slogan! Have you ever Googled something that was way out of your comfort zone? If so, what was it?
Logan: I can honestly say that I’ve lost sight of what my comfort zone is—though I’m sure at some point in the near future, I’ll be Googling about “the TALK by father’s to their daughters.” I’m sweating just thinking about it.
Selena: I have a feeling you’ll do just fine, and pretty sure she will help you through it every step of the way. 🙂
Flash round: This is how it works. Tell us the first thing that comes to your mind after you read each word.
Romance – Heart
Reality TV – Ugh
Barbie Doll – Daughter
Snowboarding – Adrenaline
Diapers – Daughter
Coffee – Essential
Macarena – Ugh
Hockey – Leafs
Hip Thrusts – Victory
It has been a pleasure chatting with you, Logan. Wishing you continued success with SEMBLANCE and with your next book, which I know your readers are anxiously waiting.
Thank you, Selena!
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SEMBLANCE is available on Amazon. A recommended read. Logan may balk at the Macarena, but trust me, you will thoroughly enjoy the Macarena scene in the book.
Whoever said money couldn’t buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives.
My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the university, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered working at the rippers just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad’s spirit–God rest his soul–scowling at me while I danced up on some drooling degenerate was enough to turn me off the idea completely.
And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a secret cabal comprised of the most wealthy and influential souls this side of the Universe. Their leader was a man named Shadow, who was equally enigmatic as he was gorgeous and, for some mystifying reason, had his dark brooding eyes focused on me.
Seduced by the promises of fame and fortune in exchange for a seemingly innocent request, I soon found myself drawn into a provocative world filled with both vast riches and unending lies and it didn’t take long for me to realize what being a part of the Midnight Society actually entailed: shiny things, sensual romance, and dead bodies.
Being with Shadow came with a terrible price, one that I wasn’t willing to pay. There’s a dark side to every love story, and this one was mine.
Heidi Wiley’s review:
Aria Valencia is a music student just trying to manage her schooling and make enough income to get by. Shadow Tremaine has spent a lifetime being groomed for a destiny he only holds disdain for and wants no part of. They are introduced by a chance meeting when Aria is asked to play for a secret society. What starts out as an intense attraction quickly turns into a journey of mystery, love and deception.
Logan Patricks has created a private world where things are not as they seem and where ruthlessness is masked by sophistication. Aria is a beautiful strong-willed woman who attempts to keep some distance from a man whose world is surrounded by money, lust and greed. Shadow can have any woman he wants but only desires an unknown concert pianist to be by his side while struggling with demons from his past. With this story being told through the eyes of Aria, this male author not only achieves his goal of successfully writing from the heroines POV, but masters it. There are moments that will make you cringe and twists that are unexpected in this fast paced romantic thriller and for those who crave an intimate connection, the sex is erotic, passionate and well written.
Semblance is book one and it’s obvious to me that Mr. Patricks is heading in the right direction and I can’t wait for more novels in this series about unlocking the secrets of The Midnight Society. Highly recommend.
About Logan Patricks
He discovered both love and heartbreak at the tender age of seven, when the pretty little blue-eyed girl next door stole his Kit-Kat and shared it with the bad boy from across the street. Devastated, Logan found solace by escaping into imaginary worlds he forged with words, creating kingdoms where chivalrous knights always got the princess.
Twenty three years later, Logan spends his days in a suit and tie, working for the government on matters of network security. However his thoughts never strayed too far from the incendiary nature of love – the passionate fire that’s both scintillating and dangerous. Obsessed with exploring the steamy and mysterious side of human nature, Logan continues to create worlds filled with thrills, mystery, and of course, sex.
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