I had a chance to ask BA a few questions and took it. Here’s the interview…
1 – In books, what makes you cry?
It’s usually that moment of self-realization where the character knows s/he’s screwed and there’s nothing they can do about it. That kills me.
2 – Have you ever written something that makes you cry?
Oh, good lord and butter, all the time. I cried over Say Something a dozen times a day. O.o There’s a moment about mid-way that I just die, every time. (And I won’t spoil, but email me after you read and I’ll totally share).
3 – What is the saddest book you ever read?
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I just sobbed.
4 – What would you say is the hardest subject book you ever had to write?
Say Something, without question. I swear, I didn’t think I’d survive writing this one — there’s marriages, deaths, illness, healing… a whole lifetime. 😀
5 – What’s your idea of a perfect romantic evening?
Me, my wife, a couple of cold gluten free beers, and a steak on the grill.
Book Name: Say Something
Author Name: 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 (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.
Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press
Say Something Blurb:
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.
Say Something Excerpt:
“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?”
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