We’d like to welcome BA Tortuga to Smoocher’s Voice! She was kind enough to answer a couple questions for us. Not an interview exactly just a couple of questions. Maybe ones y’all wanted the answer to.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, you are a prolific writer. What inspires you to write?
I am a born eavesdropper and I talk to EVERYONE. I could visit with trees and I honestly love to hear folks’ stories. I am constantly telling people, “that’s totally going in a book”. I have a huge, fascinating, psychotic family of amazing characters. There’s no lack of inspiration. ;-)
Do you have a favorite series or character?
A favorite series? Probably the Road Trip series with MJ and Sonny. Those were four books that make me laugh, make me cry and pushed me, because I had to plot. Like things had to make sense! My favorite character of all time has to be Coke from the Roughstock universe. Coke is so real he hurts and he’s always right there, begging for more page time.
Is writing across multiple genres challenging?
I don’t have an issue writing different genres. After all, I have the attention span of a caffeinated gnat on crack. I write (and read) all the things. I love characters and I love stories. I want to do ALL THE THINGS.
ALL THE THINGS!
Much love, y’all.
Book Name: Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming
Author Name: Kiernan Kelly, Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga
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, 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 answered the call of the high desert mountains. 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.
Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.
All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay erotic romance while chained to a temperamental laptop, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.
To date, Kiernan has over a dozen novels in print and ebook, and a plethora of short stories in both formats.
Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Torquere Press, Ellora's Cave, and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved.
Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at www.juliatalbot.com
Cover Artist: Anne Squires
Publisher: Torquere Press
Denver was-- wow.
Denton had been stunning, making Blaine stare a lot. A lot. Still, Dent had been off-limits, and he’d bet Denver was, too. No one could be that hot and be like Blaine.
He was the weird one, the one brought into the pack by a she-wolf who had already had a single pup. Blaine figured he was lucky no one had killed him when he was a kid.
Everyone else was broad and wide, shaggy headed with eyes like green glass. All of them came from the same line. Denver was the spitting image of Denton, really. A little harder around the edges, a little more wild. A shit ton more bruised.
The guys had been taking turns. Two a night, just like clockwork, they’d come and challenge Denver. One at midnight, one at three a.m. Greg and Vince went, then Carter and Caul, and finally Hank and Mike. Boom.
He supposed Denver was waiting for him, now. Blaine sighed. He had no intention of trying to take the pack. God, the very idea made his head hurt.
The real question was, were they going to just start over, or was Denver going to get a night off, a chance to sleep before they settled in town for tonight’s show?
Tour Dates/Stops: 7/28 – 8/22
7/28: Prism Book Alliance
Rafflecopter Prize: E-Book of Midnight Rodeo