Fighting Addiction (Fighting Addiction) by B.A. Tortuga
Cover Artist: Tiferet Design
Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is once again thrilled to host BA Tortuga here today on tour with her release Fighting Addiction. Welcome, BA!
Howdy, y’all. I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and country music addict.
I’m a huge music fan and I can’t write without the right music playing; it’s a vastly important part of my process. Let me tell you, when you’re writing musicians? It’s more than important. It almost is the process of learning the characters.
When Sebastian and Markus took over my head, I admit, the playlist took over the entire house. Every song resonated with this song and, unlike many playlists, I didn’t delete it when the story was over.
I guess Sebastian and Markus aren’t done singing to me yet.
Fighting Addiction Playlist
Play Me That Song — Brantley Gilbert
Alone with You — Jake Owen
Another Morning After — Bleu Edmondson
Back Where I Come From — Kenny Chesney
Been There, Done That — Luke Bryan
Better Than I Used to Be — Tim McGraw
Come Over — Kenny Chesney
Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Love You — Trent Willmon
Don’t — Jewel
Even If It Breaks Your Heart — The Eli Young Band
Feel Like a Rock Star — Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Hard to Love — Lee Brice
Hotel California — The Eagles
How Bad Do You Want It — Tim McGraw
I Can’t Love You Back — Easton Corbin
I Loved You When — Roger Creager
Kristofferson — Tim McGraw
Me and You — Kenny Chesney
Put Your Lovin’ On Me — Tim McGraw
Right Back Atcha Babe — Tim McGraw
She Don’t Get High — Alan Jackson
Somewhere with You — Kenny Chesney
Truck Yeah — Tim McGraw
The Truth — Trent Willmon
Welcome to the Fishbowl — Kenny Chesney
What I’d Give — Sugarland
Whiskey and You — Tim McGraw
Wishing — Sugarland
You and Tequila Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter
About Fighting Addiction
Country hat act Markus Kane is skeptical when he’s asked to do a joint tour. He hasn’t seen Sebastian Longchamps since he gave up drinking—and since their compulsion for each other nearly cost them both their livelihoods. But Markus’s career is on the downhill slope, while the country-fried Cajun rocker’s star is still rising. His label thinks it’ll be a match made in ticket-sales heaven.
Sebastian knows better. One wrong move and Markus will break his heart all over again. This time he has much more to lose.
Time has changed both men, though, and while Markus and Sebastian try to fight their addictions, the big music industry machine has plans for them that don’t include a quiet retirement. Can Markus convince Sebastian that there are things in life more important than adrenaline and control? And can Sebastian make Markus understand that all he really wants is his music and his man?
About BA Tortuga
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, 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 Pinterest 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 heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. 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. Find her on the web at www.batortuga.com