Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thursday Thoughts with Eden Winters

Where do your dreams take you? Do you dream of stardom? Of screaming accolades and chauffeur-driven cars? What if the stage lights, the paparazzi, the adoring fans, and the fancy houses and cars weren’t enough?

In my new novel, A Matter of When, rocker Henri Lafontaine has all these things. But there are thorns among the roses, and fame comes at the cost of his family, and eventually, his band.

What does he dream of? Freedom to be his own man, to be himself. To create music with musicians as passionate about song as he is, and who aren’t waiting around to stab him in the back for tabloid money. And someone to love him for who he is, not the image his manager created to sell CDs.

Making those dreams a reality? He doesn’t know where or even how to begin. One step at a time, he liberates himself and discovers who he is with the help of a man unlike any he’s known before. One totally unimpressed by gold albums or his rock star persona.

In the world of fame and fortune, surgically altered good looks and wealth count for all—things Sebastian neither possesses nor has much use for. His fortune lies in his voice, his pure heart, and his ability to bring out Henri’s talent. He also dreams of freedom, and hides his shackles from the man who could set him free. Seb must stand on his own two feet, and liberate himself before he can move forward or even consider love.

Two very different men, from far removed backgrounds, both wanting the same thing. And only by reevaluating what’s truly important can they turn dream to reality.

A Matter of When

Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.

Sebastian Unger’s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they've built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds...and shields them from malice.

A Matter of When is now available from Dreamspinner Press.

Eden Winters was captivated young by story-telling, and her earliest memories include spinning tales for the family’s pets. Her dreams of writing professionally took a sojourn into non-fiction, with a twelve-year stint in technical documentation.

She began reading GLBT novels as a way to better understand the issues faced by a dear friend and fell in love with the M/M romance genre. During a discussion of a favorite book, a fellow aficionado said, “We could do this, you know.”

Good-bye gears, motors, and other authors’ characters; hello plots and sex scenes. This has resulted in such prize-winning stories as Settling the Score, The Angel of Thirteenth Street, Naked Tails, The Wish, Duet, and Diversion.

Somewhat of a nomad, Eden has visited seven countries so far. She currently calls the southern US home, and many of her stories take place in the rural South. Having successfully raised two children, she now balances the day job with hiking, rafting, spoiling her grandchildren, and stalking the wily falafel or elusive tofu pad Thai at her favorite restaurants. Her musical tastes run from Ambient to Zydeco, and she’s a firm believer that life is better with fur kids and Harley Davidsons.

For more information about Eden, please visit her website at


  1. Oh. I like the blurb. This sounds right up my alley. Adding to my TBR. ;)

    1. I just went to Goodreads and one of my favorite reviewers loved this book. She gave it 5 stars, and she is very stingy with those stars. An excellent recommendation!