Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Blog Tour: Say Something by BA Tortuga

Jenson has loved Mike his whole life, but he has never known how to tell Mike how he feels. After high school Mike leaves for college and his Hollywood dream, while cowboy Jenson stays behind in their small East Texas hometown. Neither man knows what to say to go beyond friendship, even though they come together through all of the best and worst times of their lives. The most amazing moments keep bringing them back together, but through huge love and terrible loss, sickness and health, their timing never seems right to take their relationship to the next level. When the universe gives them one final chance, Jenson must overcome his fear and say the most important something before it's too late.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Angsty G



1. What's your writing process?

Process? Cackles Surely you jest. ;-)
No, honestly I’m quite disciplined when it comes to writing. I have 3 8-hour days wherein that’s all I do and then 2 4-hour days where I mix it up with freelancing and marketing.
As far as deciding what’s next, etc., I tend to write 4-5 stories at a time. For instance, right now I’m writing a m/m paranormal set in Glenwood, a f/f YA horror novel, the sequel to The Terms of Release, a m/m short about a blind vampire and a co-write m/m with my wife, Julia, featuring the goofiest damn demons you’ve ever seen.

2. Do you have any writing-related superstitions or any little routines you need to do when writing?

I can’t listen to the wrong music. I have playlists and god forbid I have the vampire list on when I’m writing angsty cowboys…

3. Which of the characters in your books did you have the most fun writing?

Oh, lord… if we’re taking simply pure fun? Remy from Long Black Cadillac. He was supposed to be a secondary character and he refused to be quiet. Hell, he refused to not have his own vampire, the little Cajun weirdo.
However, MJ and Sonny from the Road Trip series cracked me up for four books and my favorite single ‘fun’ line was from the Stormy Weathers series (Galen/Shane): “You can’t chase alligators with a hard-on.”

4. Do you have an image in your mind of your characters before you start or do they develop as you write?

I always have an image, but it’s weirdly non-visual. I see their hearts first, their souls. For instance, I can tell you that Mike’s favorite color is blue, but it took me forever to know that his eyes were. ;-)

5. Where do you find your inspiration?

Oh, lord. Everywhere. Music, a lot of the time. I’ll hear a lyric and a character will show up and start jabbering. “Did you know this was my favorite song? Did you hear what happened to me? Here, I’ll tell you.
I also spend hours people watching and eavesdropping. Hours. Julia and I play the ‘what if’ game all the time. “What if that guy was on the phone with an assassin?” “What if that cowboy was screwing his best friend?”

I love to hear people’s stories, too. Those rarely make it into a novel, but they fill my soul and give me a place to right from.


Thanks so much and, if you’ve got a story to share, please do!

Much love,


Author Bio:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife (still amazing to say that), Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has gone to the high desert mountains and fallen in love. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

Author Contact:
@batortuga on Twitter


“So, this guy, he’s the one?” Ricky leaned over the edge of the bed, head dangling down.

“That kills brain cells, man.” Mike looked at himself in the mirror, working the thick pancake makeup to make the scar less noticeable.

“Uh-huh. So does green, and we smoke that. The scar is hot, honey. Leave it alone.”

Mike grunted. “He’s only ever seen it with stitches.”

“He’s, like, a real cowboy?”

“Uh-huh. We’ve been together forever. I just… I can’t believe he’s coming.” Really coming, here. Jenson. Finally. Mike touched up his eyeliner, and looked at himself again. Maybe glasses….

“You’re such a big queen.” Ricky laughed, waving at him upside down.

“You’re just jealous that I’m not your big queen.”

“Nah. You’re too toppy.” Ricky cackled, and Mike had to laugh. Everyone knew Rick would bottom up for anyone.

“Oh yeah. I’m a big bad leather daddy.” He turned and flexed, playing happily. Ricky was going to be a model. Hell, the guy was already working. Him, though, he still wanted to act.

He thought he could. His profs said he had talent. He just had his damned face to overcome.

The phone rang, and he spun around. “Oh God. Do you think it’s him?”

Tour Dates/Stops:

9/29: The Hat Party

9/30: Cate Ashwood

10/1: Amanda C. Stone, Velvet Panic

10/2: Parker Williams

10/3: Rainbow Gold Reviews

10/6: Andrew Q. Gordon, Prism Book Alliance

10/7: Lee Brazil

10/8: Fallen Angel Reviews

10/9: Hearts on Fire

10/10: Kimi-Chan

10/13: Tara Lain

10/14: Cathy Brockman Romances

10/15: Havan Fellows

10/16: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

10/17: MM Good Book Reviews

10/20: My Fiction Nook

10/21: LeAnn’s Book ReviewsThe Blogger Girls

10/22: Love Bytes

10/23: Inked Rainbow Reads

10/24: Multitasking Mommas

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Book Blast: Aiden's Shepherd by Beany Sparks

Author Bio:

Beany lives in Western Australia. She first started reading romance novels in 2008, but it wasn't until January 2010 when her Kindle got delivered that the world of erotic romance opened its doors to her, and she hasn't looked back.

With suggestions and support from friends, her muse—“affectionately" known as PITA—was finally able to break free, and in January 2014 her first story was written. Since she can’t put PITA back in his box, Beany has decided to give in and team up with him. Together they’ve made plans to write both MF and MM stories.

Author Contact:

She can be reached at beany.sparks@gmail.com

Or visit her at www.beanysparks.com

Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeanySparks

Publisher: eXtasy Books


A man who never knew magic and shifters existed gets a crash course when he saves an injured dog.

Aiden Grey is packed and ready to move and start a new phase of his life away from the family that kicked him out when he was eighteen. The night before he leaves he sees something fall out of the back of a van. Upon closer inspection, he is shocked to find that it’s not the bag he suspected, it’s a dog!

Deciding to take the dog with him, the two set off the next morning to Aiden’s new home. Everything is going well for Aiden and the German Shepherd he named Lex. That is, until said German Shepherd shifts into a man who claims Aiden is his mate.

Lex can’t believe he’s finally found his mate. But as happy as he is to have him, he still worries about his brother and pack, and where they have ended up.

With the revelation that shifters exist, secrets about Aiden’s past come to light. Secrets he didn’t even know existed. Suddenly, Aiden has to deal with not only the reality of shifters, but also ghosts and magic. But with Lex by his side he can handle anything—even his surprise guest.

He stood near the table, breathing heavily, stopping himself from opening any of the curtains to peek outside to see if the van was still there. Aiden had no idea what he was thinking with this stunt, but something was telling him to protect the dog. He just had to figure out how to clean the canine up without getting attacked, bitten or turning the light on and revealing to anyone who might be outside that he was awake and moving around.

Aiden took a deep breath to try and calm down, then gathered his courage. He took a few steps toward the entrance of the kitchen to see if he could make out anything through the glass panels on the front door, trying to stay hidden from view. He couldn’t see anything at first, but as he kept looking he suddenly spotted the shadow of a man through the glass. He couldn’t turn around and put his back against the wall fast enough, breathing hard once again.

Fuck! I hope whoever that is didn’t see me!

“What the hell are you doing?” A male voice came from outside his door. The man tried to remain quiet, but he was just loud enough for Aiden to hear him.

“I’m looking for that mutt, what do you think I’m doing? Picking daisies?” replied a second male voice in the same hushed tone.

“What makes you think he made it all the way here? It’s not like there’s a blood trail leading to the front door!” the first man said, sounding angry.

“This is the closest house so I’m going to check,” the second man said, then tried to turn the handle of the door.

Aiden felt his breath catch in his throat. He knew he’d locked the door, but if they forced their way in and looked around, what would he do?

“Knock it off, you moron. That mutt was barely breathing when we put him in the van, and you think he not only got up and made his way to this house, but that he somehow got inside it, too? How stupid are you?” the first man said.

“I’m telling you, man. There’s something about the mutt that doesn’t sit right with me.”

“You’re just pissed because he managed to bite you. Now come on, let’s get out of here before someone notices us or the van. We’ll come back later in the morning and have a look around. If the mutt managed to find someone to feel sorry for him, they’ll probably take him to see a vet, then we’ll get our hands back on the beast.”

“Yeah, I guess. Alright, let’s go.”

Aiden listened to their steps as they walked off his porch and presumably made their way to their van. He breathed a sigh of relief when he realized they’d left.

There goes my plan to get the dog to a vet close by. Hopefully there’s nothing seriously wrong and he’ll be able to hold off until I can get us to the cabin in the morning.

Sales Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Aiden-'-s-Shepherd/?author_id=1016

Tour Dates: 10/3/14

Tour Stops: Parker Williams, Amanda C. Stone, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Fallen Angel Reviews, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Nic Starr, Jade Crystal, MM Good Book Reviews, My Fiction Nook, Prism Book Alliance, Cate Ashwood, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Havan Fellows, Carly’s Book Reviews, Iyana Jenna, Kimi-Chan, Up All Night, Read All Day, Velvet Panic, Multitasking Mommas, Love Bytes

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