We are thrilled to welcome BA Tortuga to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of her latest novel Old Town New.
Old Town New -- Colorado
Hey, y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and hopeless romantic.
So, I want to talk to y’all about Colorado.
Not the majestic Rockies. Not Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. Not Denver. Not Boulder. Not the Front Range at all.
See, my wife is from the Western Slope and, very early in our love affair, she brought me up from Austin to see and visit.
It was October and the weather was beautiful. I remember an apple festival and driving together over Grand Mesa and telling each other stories about the gun fights that had to happen there in the olden days. I remember going into this crazy old bookstore where the owner was burning marijuana in the fireplace.
I remember my daddy calling my in tears from Houston and telling me that my stepmother had six weeks left to live. I remember Julia holding me and telling me that she understood.
I remember thinking my heart would break when I got back on the airplane to head home.
I had this book outlined before I landed back in Texas. (In the interest of full disclosure, there was a delay in Salt Lake, so I had some time.)
This is my story about missing someone so bad you can’t do anything but go through the motions until you’re together again.
Much love, y’all.
Old Town New
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 20th April 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary Erotic M/M Romance
Danny Avers is a teacher in small town Colorado. Back in the day, before high-speed Internet, social media, smartphones, or streaming anything, Danny’s just trying to live down his wild teenage years and carry on the only way he knows how: one day at a time. The last person he expects to see back in town is Harlan Quinn, his old best friend and former consummate bad boy. And when he finds out Quinn is the new sheriff and his new neighbor, it’s even more of a shock.
Quinn knows there’s more to his old hometown than meets the eye. There’s more to Danny than old memories and quiet living too. But as in the past, stirring things up is Quinn’s specialty, and he sets out to do that, in more ways than one, pushing Danny to admit there’s more to life and that their old town just might manage to be new again. That’s if old town thinking doesn’t get them both killed.
Meet B.A. 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