What are 5 things you can’t live without?
Nyrae: I’m going to only name things and not people. We know my family would be automatic. Computer (writing), phone (I would read on my phone), internet, chocolate, French fries
Christina: Okay, I follow your lead and not name my family because that’s a given. Lip balm, my iPhone, my Mac, coffee, and…sweets (or salty…hmmmm, I’ll just say snacks).
If we sat on the beach and drank wine and ate great food just you and I, what would you tell me about yourself and your life?
Nyrae: That I’m a simple person. That I’m happy. That I’m lucky. I have great kids, an awesome husband and I get to do the job I love every day.
Christina: That I’m mostly an introvert. I appreciate the calm and quiet times with people I love most of all. I was also a latecomer, if you will, in the love and career department and didn’t truly know myself, what I needed or wanted to do, until I was in my thirties. That was when everything starting making sense and happening for me. So for other late bloomers out there—give yourself a break. You’ll figure it out!
What do you do for fun?
Nyrae: Read, write, take my kids out to ride their dirt bikes, hang out with friends, and I LOVE to go watch plays.
Christina: I love watching movies and getting hooked on TV series, reading, going to dinner, drinking wine, and just hanging out with family and friends.
What would you tell readers to convince them to read Touch the Sky?
Nyrae: I would tell them it’s an honest book. That it comes from the heart. It’s real and raw and not perfect because life isn’t perfect. I would tell them it’s sexy, and sweet, and emotional, and painful. That it meant a lot to Christina and I.
Christina: That it came from a place of truth and vulnerability, even though we didn’t plan it that way. That as soon as we started writing, we knew it would be special, cathartic—and for readers who suffer emotionally in one way or another, they just might think so too. And hopefully they’ll see the hope through the heartbreak. And they’ll find it sexy and sweet. It’s also one of the most romantic books I’ve ever written. Just sayin… 😉
What is your average writing day like?
Nyrae: I get up and get my kids off to school. After that I come home, do some email and internet stuff and then write for a few hours. I try to write at least three hours a day. Then errands if I have them before I pick my kids up at 1:45. Sometimes I write at night too, once the kids are in bed.
Christina: I get up very early to write uninterrupted for an hour. Then I get my child off to school and use that time to do all things related to writing and my books. I try not to run errands or do household chores during those school hours because it’s my workday and I’ve learned to discipline myself—or nothing gets done.
Quick Fire questions:
Tattoos; Yes or No?
Christina: No! Boo. L
Water or Wine?
Daytime or Nighttime?
Christina: Daytime. I tend to fizzle at night because I’m up so early.
- Book Title: Touch the Sky
- Book Series: Free Fall #1
- Author: Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn
- Publisher: Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn (March 28, 2016)
- Book Length: 226 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance
Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart didn’t have it easy as kids. They were only trying to deal with bad situations at home when they became lifelines for each other. Their pipe dream was to someday meet in LA, where Lucas would design skyscrapers, and Gabriel would learn to fly. But then Gabriel disappeared without so much as a goodbye, and Lucas got himself in trouble with the law.
Five years later, both men are at a loss when they run into each other at a Hollywood bar. Lucas is still angry, but it’s not as if Gabriel could control how his mind and body had betrayed him. Being found on the ledge of that bridge had changed everything.
The attraction is immediate, but it’s more than their inability to keep their hands off each other. Neither man expects the fierce connection pulling them together. Unfortunately, ignoring their problems doesn’t make them disappear. Gabriel’s internal struggles are serious…dangerous. And no matter how much Lucas wants it to be true, saving Gabriel won’t make up for not being able to save his mom. If they don’t find the strength to face their own demons before the darkness takes hold, they risk more than just losing each other forever.