A warm welcome back to authors Lisa Henry & JA Rock visiting us on their riptide blog tour on Tempest
They talk about influences and there is also a giveaway everyone can enter
Welcome Lisa & JA !
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!
Hi, Lisa here. I promised JA that when it came to the blog tour for TEMPEST, I’d write a post of just exactly how much she’s sacrificed for art. Seriously, it’s inspiring. So here goes.
JA hates cheese. There are not words enough to tell you how much she hates cheese. Even the mention of cheese makes her want to be sick. Once, when we were writing BRANDON MILLS VERSUS THE V-CARD I put in a thing about Alex having Cheeto dust all over his bed. And she changed it to Count Chocula dust, because she hates cheese, and all cheese-related products.
So, you guys, then, in THE MERCHANT OF DEATH, this happened:
“Because I was thinking, the other night, that we should make a TV show, like The Odd Couple, but with crime. And you’d be the one who was all uptight and tidy, and I’d be the cool, casual one.” Henry drew Mac off the path toward the shade of some large trees. “And we’d have a classic car, and probably a dog sidekick. But, here’s the best part. The title. Are you ready for the genius bit?”
Mac smiled despite himself. “Impress me.”
“My name would be Henry Colby, or Henry Jarlsberg,” Henry said, “so we’d be called—”
“Mac and Cheese.” Mac shook his head. “You’re an idiot.”
“I’m a genius,” Henry corrected him.
Not only did JA totally let me keep it–the joke wouldn’t have worked nearly so well with Count Chocula–but she picked it up and ran with it. The Mac and Cheese theme song for Henry’s imaginary TV show based on their adventures? Totally JA’s work. And that’s not all. Look what JA asked her ridiculously talented friend MC Blackman to make for us:
Is it not the most perfect thing you’ve ever seen? Even JA secretly thinks so too, although though she can’t actually look at the part with orange cheese on it.
Meanwhile, I would totally watch that show.
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.
Read Carissa’s review of Tempest HERE!
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.
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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.
The Giveaway: 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!