Good morning everyone! I know, why so peppy on a Monday? Well, it was a really good weekend. I got to show off the new book cover for Invicta: Sanctuary on Friday night at the cover reveal event on Facebook. Both book one and two are sitting on the sexiest book cover list-woo! Just been a great couple of days and today, I have a surprise. A visitor on the blog that I always ignore. Wait, I don't ignore the visitor, just the blog. Hahaha!
The model who graces the front cover of Invicta: Sanctuary, Mickey Taylor, stopped by to do a Q & A session. We're also having a little giveaway. An e-book copy of Invicta: Salvation & bookmark set. How do you win? Simple, just comment on the blog. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.
I want to thank you to Mickey for taking the time out of his schedule to answer some questions for us. He's been awesome, seriously. He stopped by the cover reveal Friday night to say hello to everyone several times, sent us a few pictures, and even made a Skype call, which I wasn't expecting at all. He's a total sweetheart. So here we go.
Where are you from? I'm from Colchester Essex.
Tell us your favorite book and/or TV show? Right now, it's by far Game of Thrones and Orange is the new black.
Favorite food or drink? It's no secret, I'm obsessed with jelly babies. Haha! The sweet and the cocktail. Haha!
When did you start modeling? I started modeling eleven years ago, but only really started in porn around six months ago
Were you nervous? Not at all. I worked with a really incredible model, Billy Reuben's. He was really friendly and really nice to me. He made me feel 100% comfortable!
What is your dream job? Modeling is my dream job, and I've been lucky to do it for eleven years. As long as I can keep doing it, I'm happy.
How old were you when you got your first tattoo? I was fifteen, so kind of young. I was brought up in groups where my friends were all the same, so having so many tattoos was kind of natural
You do have a lot of tats, which one is your favorite? Probably the big paint mark "X" on my butt cheek. I don't know why, but I love it. Everyone seems to think it has some sexual meaning like "X marks the spot" but really, it's just a personal strength sort of thing for me
Are you ever shy? Mickey and the word shy don't mix. Haha! I don't think I've ever been shy. I'm always very friendly and outgoing to anyone and everyone I meet. I'm myself instantly with people I meet.
At your age, are you where you planned to be, or ahead of the plan? I had so many plans growing up as a kid. To be honest, I'm happy and just lucky enough to do all the things that I've had the opportunity to do so far. Anything else is a bonus!
Where do you see yourself in 6 months? 5 years? I hope to still be in the industry, keeping you guys happy and hopefully I'll have met more of you by then. In 5 years, I think I'll have retired and into directing.
How do you feel about being so popular, so fast? I don't know about being popular. Haha. I've been lucky to have only been in the industry for six months and have such a strong following. For that, I'm so happy everyone has taken to me, and who I am. So, I will just keep doing what I do. Hopefully more people will want to get to know me and more about what I do. I will keep trying to make them happy.
Favorite fan moment? The moment I got stopped in Manchester and asked to have a photo taken with them. They told me how much they like what I do and how nice I am as a person. It was so nice! Really made my day.
Okay, I have to ask this.Lol Here goes, how do you feel about being on the cover? Are you happy with the image? I love this image. It was taken by Life in Living Color, and some of my best work has been taken by this man. He will also be doing my calendar shoot which is exciting. I think it looks great on the cover and I'm more than happy to help represent such an amazing book series. It'll be interesting to see who is on the next one. Jake's cover is incredible too, so I'm pumped to see whose next!
What do you have coming up and will we be seeing it soon? There have been a few talks about me working for certain studios. I'm also doing some other things soon. All I can say is that yes, I am definitely doing a calendar, and I'm definitely coming back to America, to NYC. It isn't for any filming, it's so I can do some events for you guys! I have worked with some amazing studios recently though. I can't wait for you to see what I've been up to, as well as other things.
Which studio would you like to work with? I would love to work for Helix, Cockyboys, and Men.com. I will actually be working with Men.com very soon, which is great!
Which models do you admire? Erm...Darius Ferdinan, Hunter Page, Ricky Roman, and Tayte Hanson. They're all beautiful and great at what they do.
And there we have it. Some might have known the answers, I didn't know any of them at all. I really appreciate Mickey doing this. Here are some links to follow him if you don't already. Also the info for the photographer as well. Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.
Photographer: Life in Living Color