Interview with Erik D'Souza

What's the story behind your latest book?
I started writing Straight Men in Gay Bars as a memoir piece, but found that the truth was too hard to admit and overall quite boring. When I decided to add a little fiction into my story, I wanted to add a twist to the contemporary love triangle, which typically is man or woman must leave bitchy partner in order to be with obvious soul mate. I came up with concept of, 'What if both women were faultless and the protagonist was a bastard'. It happens; women fall for men who are undeserving of their affections.
The setting is accurate, I did move from the sheltered suburbs of Montreal to live in downtown Vancouver. It was my first real contact with the LGBT community. And as I say in the book, "If you have ever wanted to learn how to speak French, move to France. If you want to become more desensitized to homosexual activities, move to the West End."
Published 2014-05-05.
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Books by This Author

Hot Tramp
Price: Free! Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Hot Tramp is a prequel to the novel Straight Men in Gay Bars. Eric is preforming a new social stunt by wearing a red boa to Vancouver’s hottest gay night club, Celebrities. His plan is to reprimand men as that try to pick him up; insisting that it is wrong to assume that all cross dressers are gay. It’s a dumb idea, but Eric is drunk and he enjoys the foolishness, besides what could go wrong?
Have You Ever Heard of The Lent Killer
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, John Riley attempts to become immortal by killing a person a day throughout Lent, culminating with a sensational assassination of a US Senator.
Straight Men in Gay Bars
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,240. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
While seeking a juicier plot for his memoirs, Eric, an amateur philosopher and functioning alcoholic, pursues a liaison with a beautiful co-worker. This doesn’t sit well with his girlfriend, Jung Lee. Unable to decide between the two women, Eric turns to alcohol and attempts to drink away his guilt. Set in the Gay Village of Vancouver, during the turn of the millennium.