Meet The Author Interview With Bernard Young! A Harem Boy’s Saga -IV-Turpitude
Hello! I like to take this opportunity to introduce my new release: A Harem Boy’s Saga – Book IV – Turpitude; a memoir by Young ( 5-7 book series) about my teenage experiences in several Middle Eastern harems.
Tell us about your newest book: Turpitude is the fourth book to A Harem Boy’s Saga, a provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society through his UK boarding school. From there, he was spirited to the Middle East to attend the Bahriji (Oasis) School in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for Harem services for the wealthy elite.
It is also a love story between the young man, his ‘Big Brother,’ and his ‘Valet,’ who served as his chaperones and mentors.
This book follows the teenagers’ erotic and exotic adventures and experiences at their fourth Arabian Household, the Assalamu Alaikum (Peace Be with You) Harem. There, they became confidants to a sheik, assistants to his numerous international ventures, especially that of a film production: “Kāmasūtra - Lover’s Tale.” The teenagers continue to apprentice and model in a controversial photography project, “Sacred Sex in Sacred Places.”
This story is an account of the author’s experiences. Through these truths, often demonized by contemporary societies that deem such behaviors inappropriate, the author hopes to dispel condemnation and negativity related to sexuality, love, and personal freedom.
Tell us about your writing process: Each volume of my memoir series take approximately 18 months to complete. Documenting my teenage life is both creatively exhilarating and taxing. Writing a memoir or an autobiography is vastly different from writing a fictional novel. I’m writing about events, situations and emotional feelings that had happened; of ‘remembrance of things past.’ My outline, inspirations come from an abundance of old photographs, journals/diaries I had kept during the various periods of my life. In my books, I’ve changed the names and places to protect myself and those involved, but the experiences and events that happened are true. The creative part of my writing are in the dialogue throughout the books. Although I am able to remember the overall gist of what was said, I had to create the dialogues so it flows within the pages. After-all, it’s been more than 45 years since these events/situations occurred.
Do you have a special place where you write? Usually I write at my desk but when I get bored, I move to different areas of my house. I’m a very disciplined writer. I usually start my day at 9 AM and write till 1 PM. The rest of the day is taken up with online social networking and book promotional chores. Do you write from an outline or a plan? No, I allow my mind to run free and go with the flow. Besides, my photographs and dairies will steer me back on course.
When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Exercise. I do Barre – 3 times a week. Zumba – twice a week. Work-out with weights – 3 times a week. Last but not least; Walk (at least 45 minutes) - 3 times a week.
Turpitude (A Harem Boy's Saga Book 4)
"An Exotic~Erotic Life Described in Brilliant Rich Detail!"
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