Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Blog with BA Tortuga

Howdy, y’all.


I can tell you the day that Fighting Addiction was born.

I was sitting in a hotel room in Arlington, Texas, eating cold left-over gluten free pizza on June 9, when I looked over at my partner, Julia, and said, those fateful words:

What if there was this singer that had been in love with another entertainer years ago and they had to go on tour together?


Markus and Sebastian were born, along with all their varied addictions.

When I started the story, I honestly felt like they would be telling a story about press and jealousy and fading careers.

That’s not the story they told me at all.

They talked to me about their addictions: food and sex, booze and pills, exercise and control.

They talked to me about the addictions that pushed against them, between them: notoriety and money, fame and even more control.

I thought a lot about addiction – everyone has one or two. My big one is caffeine.

It’s okay, you can laugh, but it’s true.

I start every day with four espresso. I have another four at 2pm, another four at supper, then three while I’m sitting and knitting at night. If I miss my coffee, I get vicious migraines and I’m evil. I feel like I’m out of energy and like I can’t cope.

I realize that it’s not the same level as, say, alcoholism, but I used what I know of being denied something you need to help fuel the boys.

Of course, at the end of the novel, I still had my coffee addiction…

Much love, y’all.

BA Tortuga

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Fighting Addiction
BA Tortuga

Genre: contemporary, m/m
Publisher: Torquere Press

ISBN: 978-1-61040-377-1

Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 64000

Cover Artist: BSClay

Book Description:

Country hat act Markus Kane is pretty skeptical when one of his oldest industry friends calls and asks him to do a joint tour. He and Seb haven’t seen each other in years, not since Markus quit drinking. Maybe not since he and Sebastian Longchamps almost lost their careers to the fact that they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
Sebastian is a country-fried Cajun rocker, and he’s been missing Markus ever since they broke up all those years ago. His label thinks he and Markus are a match made in ticket-sales heaven, but Seb knows better. He knows that it won’t take even the tiniest effort for Markus to break his heart all over again, and this time around he has way more to lose.
Time has changed both men, though, and while Markus and Seb try to fight their addictions, the big music industry machine has plans for them that don’t include the quiet life. Can Markus convince Sebastian that there are things more important in life than adrenaline and control? And can Sebastian make Markus understand that all he really wants is his music and his man?

About the Author:

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 partner, 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 is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. 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.

Twitter: @batortuga

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Chrisbails said...

BA is a new author for me. I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Great post. Love the cover, sexy. Loved the books description, definately adding to my must read list.
Thanks for the giveaway.

BA Tortuga said...

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the boys.

Julia said...

mmmm. Mine is chocoalte