Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing BA Tortuga author of Refired. Be sure to check out my review and enter the awesome rafflecopter giveaway for Terms of Release and Articles of release(awesome books)
Hi BA, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Hey there! I’m the luckiest girl on Earth – I’m married to the woman of my dreams, I’ve got the best job in history, and I live in the New Mexico mountains. I’ve been publishing romance novels for… whoa. Many years.
I love both yours and your wife’s books. Both of you are on my top author list and favorite books!
What is your new book about?
Refired is the story of recovering alcoholic, Josh McPhee, and Kris Cerny, high-powered businessman, and rancher – two
former lovers that own a failing Austin art gallery together.
OOH, That sounds so good. I have my copy ready to read!
What is your all-time favorite songs, bands, and musicians and tell us why we should be listening to them.
You mean list my favorites today, right?
The Beatles – because HELLO! Beatles! (Yes, huge fan. I think John Lennon was magical)
George Strait – King George is Texan to the bone and the ultimate troubadour.
The Eagles – harmony. Magic and harmony. I got nothing else.
Trent Wilmon – Trent was raised by a hippy and a cowboy. He sings songs of my heart.
That’s today’s list. Tomorrow’s list will be different.
Author Name: BA Tortuga
Series: The Recovery Series Book One
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press( January 18, 2016)
Cover Artist: Bree Archer:
Pages or Words: 65,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Western/Cowboy
When Kris Cerny walks back into Two Spirits, the art gallery he owns with Josh McPhee, all he wants is a clean break. Austin’s booming real estate market means the building he bought years ago is worth a fortune, and with the sale, he and Josh can finally go their separate ways. They won’t be reconciling, right? Josh may be sober now, but an addict is always going to be an addict, and Kris can’t take that chance again.
Josh isn’t willing to sell. Not yet. He’s discovered a new artist in Santa Fe he knows will put Two Spirits in the black, and if he can just make a success of the gallery, maybe he can earn Kris’s respect, if not recapture his love. He needs Kris to give him time for one more buying trip, one more gallery show. Josh wants nothing more than a final chance to make things right. Kris agrees to let Josh have this last ditch effort on one condition– he wants to go along for the ride. On the way Josh hopes they’ll find the next big thing in the art world as well as peace, forgiveness, and a love he thought was lost forever.
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Josh admits he is an alcoholic. He has been clean and sober for five years. The gallery is just beginning to come around when Kris walks in telling Josh he is going to sell the building. When Josh asks for a chance to bring in a newly discovered artist and prove he can make the gallery work, Kris agrees. Kris also goes along; The trip brings them closer together, but Josh just when Josh thinks things are looking up for both the gallery and his love life it all comes crashing down around him.
A hot cowboy, a sexy artist, an angsty romance written in BATortuga’s unique style? Win! Win! Win! As usual, BA has outdone herself in unique characters. I loved every single one of them right down to the dogs! The storyline had some angst, a great plot, dealt with a significant social issue and still was quite a humorous as well. I nearly forgot to mention the beautiful settings in New Mexico, the fabulous food, the gallery, the B& B they stay at. Yes, so many cool settings!
I sat on the edge of my seat nibbling my nails to see how this was going to come out. There were quite a few surprises. I can’t wait to see which man or men the next book will be about.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
How about a little more Refired?
Josh sat there in the office that had been his for seven years, two months, and three days, looking at the cowboy who he’d thought, once upon a time, was going to be his one and only, feeling a little like he was drunk.
He rolled the five-year-sober token between his fingers, letting it settle him. Not drunk. Not even a bit.
“What? What did you say to me?” He left off the you sorry son of a bitch part.
“We got a buyer for the gallery.” Kris stared at him, calm as could be, one hip settled on the edge of his desk.
“The gallery isn’t for sale.” He owned half, dammit. Still.
Kris nodded easily. “Frankly they just want the building. Quite an offer. I don’t see how we can pass it up.”
“The gallery isn’t for sale.” He was fairly sure the words were succinct enough for Mr. Business.
“The neighborhood has changed, Josh. It’s not a boho, arty area anymore. It’s all high-priced condos and tapas bars.” Kris’s expression softened just slightly. “I think it’s time to let it go.”
This wasn’t about the gallery. This was about them. Him and Kris.
“Josh, please at least look at the offer.” Kris stood, straightening his fancy cattleman’s. God, he looked like a stuffed suit. Kris looked better in beat-up Wranglers.
“I’m not interested.” Josh felt like sitting down and pounding the floor with his fist. This wasn’t right. None of it. He knew he was a fuckup. Had been a fuckup. But he was working his shit out.
The gallery was back to breaking even, if not making a profit. Josh thought he deserved a chance to get some good new artists in for a show.
“Then are you going to buy me out?” Kris asked.
Fuck. Kris knew he couldn’t do that. The business finances were an open book. Josh wasn’t even taking a salary for another three years to pay back Kris’s initial investment.
“I don’t have to. We’re equal partners. All I have to do is say no.”
Kris frowned, dark brows drawing together over his bright green eyes. “Dammit, Josh, how long are you going to pretend this is going to work?”
He touched the coin again. Five years. Five years sober. Five years proving he could be trusted. Five years and it wasn’t enough.
“This gallery is my life.” Simple as that. He had no friends anymore, no one. He came to work and went to meetings. He hadn’t gone out to dinner with Kris since…. Christ. Christmas? Maybe? Had they even done Christmas?
“Then what do you want me to do? The building is really the only asset.”
“I’m going on a buying trip. Santa Fe area. Why are we even talking about this?” Why are you even here? Go find another project.
Kris was, like, the king of finance now or something. He had investments all over, could probably walk away from the gallery without even taking a money hit.
“Buying? With what? Your good looks?”
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 ménages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
You can stalk—oops—follow BA:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/BATortugaBooks?fref=ts
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28254728-refired
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