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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Kiki: What is your favorite genre to read in, and what is it about that genre that attracts you to it? (If you like a specific mix of genres, please state that particular combination.) I always find it interesting to see how much authors read the genres they write in.
Nathanial:  My favorite genre to read is horror.  Something about it speaks to me.  I believe horror stories are, for the mind, much like what a picture painted with pain would look like to the eye.  They are dark and beautiful because they go to dark places without ever losing their beauty.  It is a concept which I am personally very comfortable with.

Kiki: What is your favorite author to read in that genre, and why? Also, please tell me a little about the best book by that author you have read.
Nathanial:  I have many that I enjoy greatly but with only one choice I would have to say Stephen King.  His stories are among the first in my memory.  However my favorite of his works is actually was one of his few forays into science fiction; The Running Man.  It depicts a bleak dystopian future where the poor are killed on reality television.  It is gritty, ugly, and begins and progresses in a countdown format, following one of the last thinking men as he is hunted like an animal, but it has an ending happy enough for me.

Kiki: Do you have a Favorite Book of All Time? Of course, please tell us what about that book makes it your favorite.
Nathanial:  For now that would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.  It is another brutal and gritty but beautiful tale and the best that I have read in a long time.

Kiki: What is the best book you read last month, and would you recommend it to a friend?
Nathanial:  I only made it through one book last month so I guess it has to be Ray Bradbury’s Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow.  It is a collection of old science fiction and horror stories by Bradbury and a variety of other authors including Kafka and Steinbeck.  Steinbeck’s story was weird.  It was about a large, vicious pig that becomes holy and gets sainted.  I would recommend some of the stories in the book but probably not the whole thing.  I only read it because I had thought (and hoped) that it was some kind of continuation of The Martian Chronicles.  That is something you can stay up all night reading.

Kiki: What are your reading habits like? For example, how many books do you read on average in a week, what format do you prefer to read in, what time of day do you read, and what setting is ideal for you to get lost in that book?
Nathanial:  I don’t have many reading habits aside from listening to music.  I like to listen to music when I read, either classical, baroque, or death metal.  I do not have a weekly average of books read.  I am pretty active so I will at times have multiple books open for a while unless there is something that I want to read very much or simply cannot put down.  It is not uncommon for me to stay up all night or lose a day reading in such cases.

Kiki: How do you become inspired to write? And, if you are willing to share, writing a BDSM story, where do your ideas come from?
Nathanial:  I generally get inspired to write when an intriguing idea hits me or when a subject or theme that is of particular interest to me has been on my mind for a while.  I write about a lot of the things I do.  My ideas for BDSM stories come from my own experiences in that lifestyle.

Kiki: What part of the story do you think is your strength to write?
Nathanial:  I think I handled the details well.  I have something of a mind for them because I think a lot, sometimes a little more than I suspect is good for me.

Kiki: Please share with ABA readers something I did not think to ask you about.
Nathanial:  I will just go with something random.  I was once pen pals with Dean Koontz.  He sent me about thirty of his books, some I had read at only 10 years of age, when I was on my first tour overseas.

Author Information
Author Name:  Nathanial Bosch

Blurb from The Cabin:  In this hard-core BDSM novelette, Victor and his slave experience the thrill of finally being alone to do as they wish.
The happy couple is tired of having to put their Dom/slave relationship on hold to go about their daily lives.
For one glorious weekend, that is all about to change.
Victor makes the necessary arrangements to take his slave to the family's quaint, isolated mountain cabin to train her to submit properly.
Helena could not be more thrilled!


  1. Brilliant interview Kiki, Nathanial your answers were just wonderful to read.
    Loved your last comment about being pen pals with Dean Koontz, what a buzz!
    *bites n kisses*

  2. Hi Nathanial and Kiki!
    Wow, pen pals with Dean Koontz. I read his books The Lighthouse and Sole Survivor , listened to the audio of Intensity (I had a long commute to work, over 92 miles one way). Intensity scared the sh*t out of me! LOL Have you written Mr. Koontz to let him know you have been published?
    I learn something new about you each interview. You keep up the good writing, you are going to rise up in the ranks my friend. :)
    Kiki, your questions are interesting, helps readers to see a personal side of the author. Thank you.


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