Gay Book Reviews had a chance to interview Rob and Landon from Shifting Gears. Enjoy the Q&A!
In the story Landon describes you as crazy. What one word would you use to describe Landon?
Landon: I don’t really think he’s crazy.
Rod: Yes you do.
Landon: No I don’t.
Rod: Yes you do.
Landon: No I… would you just answer the question?
both men laugh
Rod: Patient. He’d have to be to deal with me. Oh, and sexy.
Landon: That’s two words.
Rod: So? I called you sexy. You only called me crazy. Where’s my thanks?
Landon: kisses Rob’s forehead Thank you. I get to add another word for Rod then. Funny. No one can make me laugh like he does.
If you could give your teenage selves any advice what would it be?
Landon: Don’t let people who have hurt you have such a strong hold on your life. Everything happens for a reason.
Rod: Always remember that there is nothing wrong with who you are. Have fun. Be a good person. Laugh. That’s all that matters.
Favorite sex toy to use on each other?
Rod: Landon is my favorite sex toy.
Landon: rolls eyes You did not just say that.
Rod: It’s true! But other than Landon…We’re pretty simple. We have a favorite dildo we like to play with, and I’ve always loved anal beads.
Landon: I had Rod order a swing that looks fun. We’re waiting for the order to come in. We have a prostate massager I let him try on me that was pretty incredible.
Do you picture a long future with Landon, getting married, living happily ever after?
Rod: Absolutely. We haven’t really talked about marriage, but I don’t think we need a piece of paper to prove we love each other. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t, but I know we’re happy and we want to spend the rest of our lives together.
Landon, were there any moments when teaching Rod how to ride that you were really scared?
Landon: Um… I don’t know if scared is the right word. I trusted him. I knew he would take care of my bike. I knew he would be okay, because of where we were practicing. I was a little nervous though. More because I wanted it so badly for Rod. I knew how much it meant to him, which made it mean more to me.