BA Tortuga on Top Rodeo Foods and her new release Rainbow Rodeo (guest blog)

Rainbow Rodeo by B.A. Tortuga

Dreamspinner Press
Cover Art:  Paul Richmond

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to welcome back BA Tortuga here today talking about her love of rodeo and her latest release Rainbow Rodeo. Welcome, BA.

Top Rodeo Foods by BA Tortuga

Hey y’all. I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things rodeo.

Since I’ve started my new series, Rainbow Rodeo, I’ve been doing a lot of remembering all the things I love about rodeo food. What? It’s a whole animal in and of itself. I mean, I could write an entire novel about that (and I’ve been accused of it a time or two), so I limited myself to five.

Funnel cakes – hot, sweet, crispy goodness with powdered sugar on top and a paper plate so hot that you run to your spot at the picnic table.

Turkey legs – This is the thing, isn’t it? If I had a nickel for every turkey leg I’ve watched someone eat, I’d have a lot of nickel.

Frito pie – chili, cheese, Fritos. This is everything, people.

Corny dog – watching my wife eat one of these is inspirational. Just sayin’

Beer – ‘nuf said.

Much love, y’all.



Rainbow Rodeo

As a teenager, Dalton Jakoby made Tank an offer—one Tank turned down gently. It was still embarrassing as hell, so when Tank returns to the Jakoby Rodeo Company after a big-time bull riding tour, Dalton decides polite but distant is the best course of action.

Tank is hurting from some tough injuries and ready for a lighter workload. He’s also ready to admit Dalton is an adult now, one he wants to get to know much better. While Dalton’s past makes him suspicious of Tank’s attention, he can’t stay standoffish for long… not with Tank.

The new romance burns hot, but problems inside and outside the arena threaten what Tank and Dalton might have together.


About the Author

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 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.

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By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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