The Author Spotlight will focus on a different author every few weeks – it may feature an experienced writer who has a long history of published books, or a new author who is destined to be a future star. Today our Author Spotlight will be on B.A. Tortuga. You can keep in touch with the author at the links following the interview. I want to thank her for taking the time to answer these questions for me. Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section below!
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Refired by B.A. Tortuga
Purchase link: Amazon
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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What publisher is this book being published by?
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THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
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.
Can you give the readers a brief summary of your latest book?
When Kris Cerny walks back into Two Spirits, the art gallery he owns with Josh McPhee, all he wants is a clean break. Austin’s booming real estate market means the building he bought years ago is worth a fortune, and with the sale, he and Josh can finally go their separate ways. They won’t be reconciling, right? Josh may be sober now, but an addict is always going to be an addict, and Kris can’t take that chance again. Josh isn’t willing to sell. Not yet. He’s discovered a new artist in Santa Fe he knows will put Two Spirits in the black, and if he can just make a success of the gallery, maybe he can earn Kris’s respect, if not recapture his love. He need Kris to give him time for one more buying trip, one more gallery show. Josh wants nothing more than a final chance to make things right. Kris agrees to let Josh have this last ditch effort on one condition– he wants to go along for the ride. On the way Josh hopes they’ll find the next big thing in the art world as well as peace, forgiveness, and a love he thought was lost forever.
What genre does it fall in?
Will you share a few words about your latest book, other than the usual blurb?
Refired is a pair of love letters — one letter is a fond goodbye to my beloved Austin, to the culture I’ve been in all my life. The second letter is a passionate greeting to my new home in the mountains of New Mexico which celebrates my love affair with the New Mexican culture.
Give us a little insight into your main characters! Who are they?
Josh is a recovering alcoholic that owns an Austin art gallery with his former lover, Kris. Kris is a rancher, an exceptional businessman, and the man Josh chose addiction over. Together they go on one last art buying trip to Santa Fe — Kris to save the gallery, Josh to save their love affair.
Will we be seeing these characters again any time soon? Is this book part of a series?
It is. This is the first in a series about art and New Mexico called the Recovery series.
Tell us a little bit about your writing style. When and where is your favorite time/place to write?
I write 4 days a week, 8 hours a day unless I’m on deadline or a new story is eating my brain, then all bets are off. Fortunately my wife is a writer as well, so she understands. I spend 1/2 my writing time at my desk and 1/2 my time standing.
What sort of book do you enjoy reading in your free time? What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
I am currently reading “A Fashionable Indulgence” by KJ Charles and, so far, it’s charming as hell.
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? Have you held any interesting jobs while you worked on your books?
In my baby book it says at 2 I was going to be a writer. Before I was a full-time writer, I was an illustrator and I designed stuffed animals. 😀
What does your writing process look like?
Controlled chaos. It’s a mixture of musical playlists, index cards, and hours of plotting over jigsaw puzzles.
Why did you choose to write GLBTQ romance? Why not another genre?
I write all across genres. I write romance because I believe in happy endings for everyone. After all, I got my happily ever after.
One last questions…totally unrelated to books! I am a passionate foodie. Is there one thing in your pantry that you would be horrified for people to know that you eat?
Pickled brussels sprouts. I’m an addict.
Thankyou so much for answering my questions. I think my readers will enjoy learning more about you! Good luck in your future writing!