We’re reaching nearly 10,000 books on Why Choose? but did you know that as we’ve been adding them, we’ve been trying to tag them to make your searching as easy as possible?
When adding books, we’ve relied on either guessing from the blurbs (where there are blurbs), or from when the admins or mods have read them. Which means, although we’ve tried, we may have either missed some or put the wrong tags on.
If you’ve read the book and you think there’s a tag missing, please do help us out by suggesting tags. We’ve got nearly 350 tags including triggers and kinks.
At Why Choose? we know that some readers need Trigger Warnings. That’s why we give you two options (editable in your profile) to make searching safer for you. Hard Triggers mean that any book with something you cannot read will not show up on the site for you, provided you’re logged in. Soft Triggers are for those who can read books with certain triggers provided you’re in the right frame of mind. These will give you a warning bar at the top of the book page for you.
If you see a book which is missing a Trigger Warning, please do let us know. We want to make reading as enjoyable experience for everyone as possible.
There are now two ways to search a tag. If you’re on a book page, you can click on the tag and it will show you all the books listed with that tag.
Alternatively, you can visit our amazing search page and filter down even more – putting in what you do and don’t want. Please note, this is an ‘AND’ search – you want vampires AND werewolves.
When it comes to searching by Triggers, these are not listed in the search option. We understand that there are occasionally topics that have overlap, such that some may find it a trigger and others may find it a kink. To keep it simple in these situations the books are tagged with both the “Trigger” and “Kink” tags. Kidnapping is one of these examples.
And of course, if you set your profile to exclude a certain trigger, you won’t have books with those Kinks appearing in your searches!
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Today we meet Joshua Hansen. Joshua is one of the MMCs in Cassandra Joy’s A Touch of Sunshine, the second book in the CJ’s Neighborhood series.
This interview may include spoilers from the series, so if that’s not your thing, go read and then come back here!
What is your full name? Do you have a nickname (if so, who calls you this)?
Joshua Brian Hansen. Alex calls me moyo solnyshko.
Do you have scars, how did you get them?
Many emotional ones from my father.
Did you enjoy school? What were your favorite classes?
Any class with JoJo in it. Now? Any class with Sarai. Too bad we don’t have more together.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
If I grow up? A chef. Maybe.
Who has had the most influence on you?
My mom has always been my biggest hero, my greatest inspiration.
What is the most evil thing you have ever done so far?
Does eliminating an abuser from the face of the earth really count as evil?
Have you ever been arrested? Do you have a criminal record?
I have a parking ticket. And maybe a self-defense murder that was expunged.
If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?
I wouldn’t let JoJo get in the car with her dad on prom night.
In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any being could do?
Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
Yes. I killed my father when he wouldn’t let my mom go.
What is your body count (interpret this as you wish)?
One. My father.
What says the most about a person?
How they treat waiters.
Cassandra Joy is an author of adventure reverse harem romance. She’s an avid reader of most every type of romance, but loves steamy MM action and one woman being pleasured by multiple men the most.
A Touch of Sunshine, the second book in the CJ’s Neighborhood Series releases February 8th.
What comes first for you — the plot or the characters — and why?
Usually a single character, then the plot, then the rest of the characters.
What inspired the idea for your book?
My actual neighbors.
Would you and your main character get along?
Yes. But I’d be the super-protective, slightly older friend. She’d be the sweetheart encouraging me to not give up.
If your book were made into a movie, which actors would play your characters?
What do you hope readers will take away from this story?
That they can overcome anything from their past.
What is the one thing you wished you could tell your readers?
You are seen and appreciated.
What hobbies would you like to get into if you had the time and money?
Legos. Mainly to build with my kids.
What’s your favorite app on your phone?
Kindle. Then Killer Sudoku.
What was your hardest scene to write?
The fight scene in A Touch of Sunshine.
What was the most fun scene to write?
A sex scene in a fan fic that’ll never see the light of day.
Have you read Holly Bloom’s Slasher Heart yet?
Slasher Heart is the second book in the Lapland Underground series.
I faltered as his grey piercing eyes ran over my curves. I looked at West, whose expression remained as dark and unreadable as ever. Then Rocky, who balled his hands into fists on the table.
All three of them were criminals. They’d all done twisted and terrible things. Their damaged pasts had brought them together, and they formed a bond deeper than blood. They were a family. Brothers. They were also all devastatingly panty-meltingly gorgeous.
How could anyone choose between them?
First, there was Zander. The leader with no limits. If you went against him, you’d be dead. No questions asked. Zander had a ruthless efficiency and vicious streak that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. He had the money, power and connections to get whatever he wanted no matter the cost. While he got off on power, more depth hid beneath his angular jawline. Zander was a fierce protector and didn’t trust easily. He’d gut anyone who crossed his family and if you were in, he’d never let you go…
Then there was West. The giant who could rip your legs off with his bare hands. When West saw red, violence was the only language he could understand. He was a powerhouse of brute force and would do whatever needed to be done for those he cared about. Underneath his thick biceps, West had a softer side too. As much as he liked to make out he was a monster, the big, scary beast protected an inner teddy bear. Even if he was too scared to show it or admit how he felt…
Finally, Rocky. The only person I’d ever truly loved who betrayed me in the worst way. Gang life and Redlake had changed him. Over the years, he’d seen and done things no one should ever have to do. This is not the life he’d have chosen for himself and he hated himself for it. His anger at the world made him an unpredictable loose cannon who could explode at any moment, but I still caught glimpses of the funny laid-back guy I fell for as a teenager. Would it be possible for him to find his way back, or was he too broken to fix?
“Tell us who you want to fuck, Candy,” Zander repeated.
Why the fuck hadn’t I chosen dare?