What is your favorite part about writing the Would it Be Okay to Love You?
It was nice to finally write the story of how Aoi and Sato met. I’ve been writing the characters for about a year now in my free short story I sent out to my newsletter subscribers. In that time line Aoi and Sato were already a couple. So my favorite part was figuring out how they met and see how their relationship blossom.
What was the hardest thing about writing Would it Be Okay to Love You?
I was so used to writing Aoi and Sato already together it was sometimes hard to make them not make out! I also write an M/M thriller series so keeping up the light and fluffy act for 42,000 words got a bit difficult for my dark heart.
Did you do any research for this novel?
I had to do some research about Japanese New Year traditions. I knew some, but tried to focus on ones I didn’t know much about. I love learning new things and try to have something that my readers can learn about in each novel.
Did you have more fun writing in Aoi’s or Sato’s point-of-view?
I probably act more like Sato when it comes to relationships so I have tons of fun writing Aoi. I loved to think of super flirty suggestive things for him to say
Sato is super nerdy what’s something you nerd out about?
Okay, this will probably sound random but if you follow my Twitter feed you already know. I LOVE Japanese visual kei rock music. I totally geek out with anything related to the band Pierrot. I have all their fan club only DVD releases and remember all of their heights and blood types… I might be worse than Sato.
Is there anything you’d like readers to know going into the Would it Be Okay to Love You? Series?
I wrote the series because I really enjoy books set in Japan with Japanese characters. They sometimes translate yaoi (m/m) novels from Japanese to English, but the translations are sometimes lacking and some cultural things never get explained. I hope this series can fill in that void. I also hope any reader would take a step and read a novel with a different setting their not familiar with.
Any final message to your readers?
Thank you so much for taking a chance with this series. If you sign up for my newsletter at www.tinyurl.com/amytasukada I’ll send out a free short story about Aoi and Sato every month to you. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy
A robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. When love comes calling, will they shed their armor?
Sato’s only long-term relationship is the one he shares with his Gundam collectibles. He dreams about the kind of unconditional love his parents enjoy. If only he could break out of his shell, he might find his special someone…
Outgoing playboy Aoi has sworn off relationships. He knows they only distract him from his budding voice acting career. He’s earned a few loyal fans, and if he keeps at it, he may even earn enough to never worry about being evicted again…
When Sato meets Aoi at the local anime store, there’s definitely a spark. But even as they tread carefully, their commitment issues and Aoi’s troubled past soon muck things up before they can start. In order for Sato and Aoi to have their happily-ever-after, they’ll both have to take a leap of faith… and hope to be caught.
Would It Be Okay to Love You? is the first book in a gay romance series set in Japan. If you like original characters, nerd culture, and simmering chemistry, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s charming multicultural love story.
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Amy Tasukada lives in North Texas with a calico cat called O’Hara. As an only child her day dreams kept her entertained, and at age ten she started to put them to paper. Since then her love of writing hasn’t cease. She can be found drinking hot tea and filming Japanese street fashion hauls on her Youtube channel.
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