Please give a warm welcome to Jeremy Linden from Dirty Dining by EM Lynley today as we sit down and see what makes him tick.
Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?
I’m a PhD student at UC Berkeley, and as you can imagine, finances can be tight. It all started when I was really feeling the pinch… no, not that kind, at least not yet. I took a job serving at a men’s club where I strip—one piece of clothing comes off at each course, until we’re completely naked. *blushes* I’m pretty lucky that for a scientist I’ve got a nice body, or so I’m told. I didn’t get any complaints from the men at the club.
Q: What was it that drew you to your mate?
I met Brice my very first night at the Dinner Club. He was a new member so he was really sweet. It’s a very sexually charged atmosphere, as you might expect with six boys in various states of undress in a pretty small space. Well, Brice was as overwhelmed as I was, which made me feel less uncomfortable. Plus, he’s gorgeous. He won’t admit it, but he is. And he can get my motor racing with just a touch.
Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner(s)?
Even though I only ever served Brice at the Club (except for once) we’re not supposed to see the Club members outside the Club, so a lot of our interactions happened right in the dining room there, with about a dozen other guys watching. Until I met Brice, I never expected I’d ever do something like that. But when I’m with him, I don’t even notice anyone else. And it is kind of a turn-on knowing even with the other “boys” there, Brice only notices me.
Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man?
Commando. Did you even need to ask? So much easier to get a good grip on things.
Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick they can do to seduce you?
Now Brice and I are exclusive and we don’t go to the Club, but I still have a green scarf that was Brice’s “color” when I worked there. If he pulls that scarf out of the drawer, I know we’re in for a pretty wild time. One day it was tied around the doorknob to our apartment and I could barely get the key in the door. I’m not sure Brice would like me telling what happened next. You’ll have to read Dirty Dining to find out.
Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed?
Besides the obvious? Brice loves it when I nibble or suck on his earlobes. He responds pretty quickly to a little scrape of stubble against his thighs…
Q: What was one of the most embarrassing things your author did to you in Dirty Dining?
You mean besides making me strip and parade around a room serving dinner? After that, not much can embarrass me. I guess the only more embarrassing thing was I really liked it. It wasn’t much of a secret, because everyone could see how much. Oh, now I am really blushing!
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
There’s a lot of very sexy fun in Dirty Dining, but there’s more to me and the story than that. My PhD research is in Immunology where I’m researching a process that will lead to an effective vaccine against HIV. Like me, researchers and universities have to jump through a lot of hoops between public and private funding, and venture capital. That keeps me pretty busy—with my clothes on!
Thank you Jeremy for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. You can find all of EM Lynley’s books at Dreamspinner Press and Amazon.
Dirty Dining by EM Lynley
Jeremy Linden’s a PhD student researching an HIV vaccine. He’s always short of money, and when biotech startup PharmaTek reduces funding for his fellowship, he’s tempted to take a job at a men’s dining club as a serving boy. The uniforms are skimpy, and he’s expected to remove an item of clothing after each course. He can handle that, but he soon discovers there’s more on the menu here than fine cuisine. How far will he go to pay his tuition, and will money get in the way when he realizes he’s interested in more from one of his gentlemen?
Brice Martin is an attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. When he’s asked to take a client to the infamous Dinner Club, he finds himself unexpectedly turned on by the atmosphere and especially by his server, Remy. He senses there’s more to the sexy young man than meets the eye. The paradox fascinates him, and he can’t get enough of Remy.
Their relationship quickly extends beyond the club and sex. But the trust and affection they’ve worked to achieve may crumble when Jeremy discovers Brice’s VC firm is the one that pulled the plug on PharmaTek—and Jeremy’s research grant.
About EM Lynley
EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.
She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.
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