Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, the authors of TEMPEST. We’re touring the web taking about our influences, our processes, anything we can think about actually, and even giving you guys a sneak peak or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!
An open letter to the people of Altona, Indiana:
When we described your town in the blurb for TEMPEST as “Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats” we only did that for comic effect. And we hope you’re laughing. You are laughing, aren’t you? What are those pitchforks for? Is it time to get some hay to feed the goats?
We actually know nothing about Altona. The only reason we picked it was because we needed it to rhyme with Verona, so we could shamelessly rip off a Shakespeare title. And THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF ALTONA was born. I mean, how could we not riff off THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA for an M/M book? It already has “two gentlemen” in the title. It’s just screaming out for some hot guy-on-guy action. And we have a feeling Shakespeare would approve.
So we’re sorry if we’ve portrayed your small Indiana township harshly, Altona. We in no way intended it to seem as though Altona is a nightmarish rural wasteland riddled only with goats and broken dreams, but if we did it’s your own fault. You rhymed.
Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock
And for today’s readers, here’s a fun thing. If you’ve ever been to Altona, Indiana, or any other Altona in the world, tell us something about it and you’ll get a bonus entry in the draw!
Tempest (Playing the Fool #3)
by Lisa Henry, J.A. Rock
An M/M Mystery Romance
From Riptide Publishing
Released March 9th 2015
Something wicked this way comes.
FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness and con man Henry Page are on the run again. This time they’re headed back to where it all began: Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats. Henry’s not happy about lying low at the McGuinness family farm, but they’ve got nowhere else to go.
While Mac fights to clear his name and Henry struggles with whose side he’s really on, a ghost from the past threatens to destroy everything. And those aren’t the only storms on the radar. Cut off from both sides of the law, Mac and Henry must rely on their tenuous partnership to survive.
If Henry can convince himself to let Mac see the man behind the disguises, they’ll stand a chance of beating the forces that conspire against them. The course of true love never did run smooth, but for the two of them, it might be their only hope.
Thanks for following our tour! To celebrate our release, we’re giving away an awesome prize – an ebook copy of a novel of your choice from either of our back catalogs.
We’re also giving away a $20 Riptide gift voucher, and some comfy items picked especially for you by Henry: a pillow shaped like a donut, and a pair of donut-themed socks.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for us to contact you, be it your email, your twitter, or a link to your facebook or goodreads account. Please put your email in the body of the comment, not just in email section of the comment form, because we won’t be able to see it otherwise! On March 20, 2015, we’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments!
Be sure to follow the whole tour, because the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the prize!
About the Authors
J.A. Rock has worked as a dog groomer, knife seller, haunted house zombie, standardized patient, cashier, census taker, state fair quilt hanger, and, for one less-than-magical evening, a server—and would much rather be writing about those jobs than doing them. A lover of m/m BDSM romance, J.A. lives mostly in West Virginia, and always with a beloved dog, Professor Anne.
Lisa likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.
Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house a log-suffering partner, too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.