Jet Mykles is a Rockstar


If you’re looking for a story about Rockstars then there are a few names that stand out without even having to think about it. Jet Mykles is probably near the top – if not the top – of everyone’s list. Here she is to talk about how her love of fantasy turned into a rockin’ good time.

ROCKSTARS, WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT IT

I wouldn’t have guessed I’d be known for writing about rock stars.

When I was younger and dreamed of being a famous author — among other dreams of being famous at other professions — I thought if I wrote anything professionally, it’d be fantasy. That’s the stuff I really love. Magic and swords and epic adventures. That’s what I read when I was growing up. Naturally, I thought those stories were in my future. My first series — The Dark Elves — is certainly an example of that.

I certainly never intended to write contemporary. There are too many rules. Too many places and things that people actually know. If the details happened to be off, people were likely to catch me on it. No, contemporary wasn’t the place for me. I wanted a world where I made all the rules.

Then came Heaven Sent. Yes, I’d written contemporary and urban paranormal before I wrote the boys, but not to the same extent. Indigo Knights 2:Champion (due to be released Sept 4 from Loose Id) will make the twelfth story I’ve written in that world and there’s at least two more to go. And, although I consider their world to be a bit fantastic and over the top — I mean, come on, two bands of gorgeous men and they’re all gay? Not likely — it’s a straight contemporary world. I’ve had to write about places where I haven’t been and hope that I did it justice. In fact, since I’m not a musician, I’ve had to write about a passion that I can understand but I don’t directly share. Luckily, I live with a man who does have that dream so I have a ready reference.

I guess, I shouldn’t be too surprised that Heaven Sent and, now, the Indigo Knights have become such a big part of my life. Back when I was reading those epic fantasies, I was also obsessed with a certain band (who I’m purposely not naming but many of my readers already know). I was just a little too young to see them during their last big tour with the original lineup so it wasn’t until I was grown did I get a chance to see my original obsessions live onstage. I devoted so much time and energy learning all about them and knowing all I could about them. I cried like an idiot the first time I went to a signing and was this close to the person I still consider to be one of — if not the — the most beautiful men in the world. So, maybe it’s not such a reach that I ended up writing about a band with all that accumulated energy.

Because, you see, I’m as much a fan of the boys as any of my readers. I write the stories because I really do like to follow their lives and know what they’re doing. For those who might ask why I don’t write more about Johnnie, Tyler, Luc, Reese, Brent, Hell, Darien and Chris, I can only say that they’re happy now. I don’t want to mess with that. I want to think that my boys have reached a place of perfect joy in the unlikely world I’ve created around them and I wish them well with it. It is fun, though, I peek in on them through the stories of the Knights. And then came Reverb, my foray into the grittier side of rock n’ roll. Nick and Marlowe were harder for me to write, but they’re no less special, and taking them through their trials to their happily ever after was certainly a roller coaster.

So I guess that’s it. I love my rock boys and have been enamored with them enough to keep writing and I can only hope that readers share that love. Hope they feel the warmth when one of them gives in to love and gets a thrill when two of them hook up. I hope readers have laughed and cried with me as we’ve watched them grow.

To those readers who share my adoration, thank you. Both from me, and from all my boys.

http://www.jetmykles.com

P.S. I don’t name the band I idolized only because I don’t want to unduly influence what readers “hear” when they’re enjoying stories about the boys. I want the reader to hear their own favorite band to make it a more personal experience for them.

Jet has added a print copy of Heaven Sent to our GRL Reading Challenge Grand Prize. Remember to post your list for your chance to enter.

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7 thoughts on “Jet Mykles is a Rockstar

  1. readmorromance August 14, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    Thanks Jet for the posting. It is always great to hear from you and I am looking forward to Bk2 of Indigo Knights *grin* I hafta say that I was hesitant to read the Dark Elves, girlie bits ya know, but I took a chance on Book 1 and was hooked….*sigh* luv those elves…*grin* The Heaven Sent guys (and gal) will always have a special place in my heart as one of the first m/m series I read…and I fell in luv with all the guys. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

    hugs from your fan,
    jo

  2. Nae August 14, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    Awesome post! I am a really new fan, I only finished the Heavensent series and Indigo Knights last week. I went on a bender and read everything back-to-back. It was great!
    I am so going to look for your Dark Elves books now. 🙂
    Thanks

  3. readmorromance August 14, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    Nae, you will luv the Dark Elves…and dont forget to check out Jet’s single titles: Reverb (also rockers), A Rose Is a Rose, Just For You, Snagged, Tech Support and my fave Sursein Judgment (steampunk)….Well, check out Jet’s site and you’ll see she’s got alotta great books out.
    In case ya couldna tell I am a big Jet fan!!!
    Have a great day/night whichever you maybe in, in your part of the world! *grin*
    jo

  4. Lynn August 15, 2012 / 4:26 pm

    Jet Mykles is the reason why I started reading
    M/M!!! Love her rock stars!! 🙂

  5. Alicia August 16, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    I absolutely love Jets’ stories. I haven’t read the Dark Elves yet, but I’m seriously going to give them a try soon. But my favorites will always be the boys from Heaven Sent. They ROCK!

  6. Teena August 16, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    I absolutely love Jet Mykels’ boys of Rock!!!!! 😀

  7. Kim August 20, 2012 / 1:27 pm

    Jet, your rock stars are among my favorites and were the first I read of your books. I have a special place for them and other rock star stories and try to find any that I can find. I love music and sang through school. I never dreamed the big dream, but enjoy the personalities of those who did.

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