Some people choose to work very far from where they live. There can be many reasons one would make such a choice.
In the case of Kyle Brewster, he has worked overseas most of his adult life and would not trade it for the world. Kyle discovered early on that the pros to being thousands of miles away from home for months at a time far outweigh the cons and this way of life definitely has its advantages: The work is good, the money is unbelievable, and the women are plenteous.
Currently, he is employed as a civilian contractor on Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. His mission here is to make his money and enjoy his freedom. Kyle is married with children but working on a project like this allows him to easily play the whore, a role that suits him well.
One day, he meets Rejoice Battle in the PX and decides she will be his new conquest. Kyle’s first tryst with her goes horribly right and in the days that follow, he finds himself entangled with Rejoice in a way that traps him in his affair with her. The consequences of this supposed one night stand follow him home and Kyle discovers that the distance he always relied on for safety, was vanity and that nothing can protect your heart from love.
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Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I am AE Thomas and I hail from Long Island, NY but I’ve been living in Texas for over 20 years. I love to read and write and have been doing both since I was a pre-teen.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
‘Project Whores’ is a series I began writing about two years ago when I was working on a government project in Afghanistan. It is a fictitious story about a married man named Kyle Brewster who hooks up with this woman (Rejoice Battle) he meets in the PX on a government project in where else, but Afghanistan? The action takes place on Bagram Airforce Base (BAF) thousands of miles away from their home state of Texas. Their affair turns out to be way more than either of them bargained for but even more so, Kyle finds himself entangled with Rejoice and unable to break free. Things start to unravel when they come home for vacation and find themselves trapped in their affair.
How do you create your characters?
I envision them and as I go along they develop. When I start a project, I don’t have the full picture, but I have a good idea of how these people think and act. I usually start with some major character flaw and work my way up from there. I only give general physical descriptions and I allow readers to fill in the blanks.
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
A genuine love of reading and writing is one inspiration, but all of my books (I have several on the horizon) contain powerful messages and hopefully will be thought provoking for all who read them. I love to encourage and uplift people and all my books aim to do that. I have been writing since I learned how to write. It comes naturally to me.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write mostly at my kitchen table – my kitchen is my favorite room in the house but I’m inspired by sitting quietly in my living room because that’s where I pray and commune with God. I love coffee and that’s what I usually drink while I write.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
My imagination is a wild child. I imagine the plot as the vine and the surrounding action as the branches. Everything inspires me, but obviously working in Afghanistan for 8 years was the inspiration for ‘Project Whores.’ At any given time there are thousands of civilian contractors and soldiers alike on these projects and that alone gives you the makings of a good story.
What do you like to read?
I love mysteries more than anything. I like twists and turns and thinking I have it all figured out and then getting my feelings hurt!
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Write. Do not let anyone or anything stop you – and save your money because you will need it!
Anything else you’d like to share?
Like all authors, I am proud of my work, but I am also aware that no one has tapped into this particular type of story in that there are thousands of Americans working overseas and it is a world all by itself.