BA Tortuga on HEA, Romances, and her latest collection Road Trip Vol 2 (author interview and tour)


Road Trip Vol 2 By BA Tortuga
Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza

Release Date: Feb. 16, 2018

Purchase Links:  Dreamspinner Press ebook and Paperback

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to host BA Tortuga on tour for her latest collection, Road Trip 2.  Welcome, BA.


Hey y’all, it’s BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of the characters that are cracked.


Do you like HFN or HEA? And why?

I am a 100% complete total HEA girl. I believe in forever. I trust in it. And dammit, I want it in my romance.

Do you read romances, as a teenager and as an adult?

Lord yes. I love historicals, western romance, shifters, contemporaries, menages – you name it, I’ve read it. I started with the bodice rippers of the 70s and never stopped.

Who do you think is your major influence as a writer?  Now and growing up?

Weirdly enough, Stephen King. He tells stories the way I want to tell them. Also, my wife, who is my muse. She touches everything I do.

What’s next for you as an author?

Right now I’m writing on an action/adventure called Spaghetti Western. It’s a m/m romp with a bunch of goofy characters and a huge sense of humor.

Much love, y’all.



Road Trip Collection

The course of love is a rough ride, but for ecoterrorist MJ, ridge runner Sonny, physicist Paddy, psychic Neil, genetically enhanced English professor Duncan, and the assassin known as Cowboy, the road to romance is a heart-stopping trip—one full of kidnappings, explosions, secret programs, and supersoldiers. They’re an awful ragged bunch to be considered heroes.


Under Pressure

Sonny and MJ’s retirement may be in jeopardy, but at least they’re together on a new boat—with no annoying hostages. Then Cowboy, MJ’s old friend, gets in touch, bringing with him a host of complications, including Professor Duncan, who has ties to the Program. A call for help from Paddy sets them all on a collision course with a deadly specter from the past. As MJ makes his plans, Sonny is shaken by the possibility of losing everything.


Walking on the Sun

Sonny is determined to raise hell to hunt for MJ—problem is, will MJ know anyone, or himself, once they catch up to him? Neil and Paddy are healing but reluctantly join the effort, as Cowboy and Duncan help Sonny prepare for a showdown. Sonny might be ragged, but he’s MJ’s hero, and he is not about to give up on the most important thing in his life, even if it kills him. Will everyone survive the last epic battle, or will they go out in a blaze of glory?


First Edition of Under Pressure published by TOP SHELF: An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, March 2009.

First Edition of Walking on the Sun published by TOP SHELF: An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, September 2010.

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