First and foremost, happiest of birthdays to Amber! *Kermit flailing cheering arms*
Secondly, hey y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and all-around lover of cowboys.
Miss Amber asked me to share my ideal birthday party with y’all. I have to be honest – my birthday is right after New Years, so I don’t usually have a big to do. Usually I go out to eat, have a little wine, and snuggle with my wife and puppies.
If I could have any characters in the fictional world to come and have supper and a long talk?
I’d have Stuart Redman from Stephen King’s The Stand, Ross Thatcher from Julia Talbot’s
Thatcher Brothers series, Ben Hanscom from King’s IT, Gordon and Colby from Heart of the Redneck — my cowrite with Jodi Payne, Virago and Holly from Brigit Essex’s A Knight to Remember, and Jo from Little Women. *grins* It has it all – cowboys (Stu, Ross, Colby), white collar folks (Ben, Gordon, Holly) and the outliers (Jo and Virago). *sparkles*
Julia and I would eat and laugh and tell a thousand stories with our dinner guests. And there would be strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Much love, y’all!
Colby McBride is a blue-collar cowboy trying to make ends meet laying tile in Colorado. A loner by choice, Colby works hard with his hands and finds his peace camping in the mountains outside Boulder. Gordon James is a white-collar restaurateur who owns not one, but two successful establishments in downtown Boulder. He’s a sophisticated urbanite who is devoted to his work and is accustomed to getting what he wants.
The men are friends, but sparks fly when Colby falls in love and decides to show Gordon how much fun a good old boy can be. They’re just beginning to explore their relationship when Gordon’s sister’s suicide leaves him with custody of his five-year-old niece.
Colby comes from a huge family and is eager to help with the girl and to prove his worth to Gordon. But neither of them is ready for the tremendous changes to their already busy lives, or for how this new relationship with Olivia challenges them, complicating the way they interact with each other.
They say opposites attract, but can these two very different men work together to join their disparate lives and form a strong, if highly unlikely, family?
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, taking pictures of the things she loves, 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 friends, 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 ménages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.