A warm Love Bytes welcome to author KC Burn joining us today to talk about her new release (which releases Today!! ) “Tartan Candy”.
KC also brought with her a wonderful giveaway so be sure to check out how to enter!
Welcome KC 🙂
Big happy caring families. In my Toronto Tales series, I have the O’Donnells, a big Irish family who provide exceptional support for Kurt and Ian. I’ve gotten a number of wonderful comments about how much people like the O’Donnells, especially Mama O’Donnell. In Tartan Candy, I introduce another big family, the Escobars, and I hope I again succeeded in bringing to life vibrant, loving familial relationships. Family is actually a tricky thing for me to write about because I don’t have much experience with families like I’ve written in these books.
I’m an only child, my parents were divorced, and my cousins are all at least ten years older than me. Their kids are all at least ten years younger than me. We moved a lot while I was a kid, so I didn’t have much stability. One year, I started a new school. About three weeks into the school year, on a Thursday, I went home and my parents told me I was going to start at a new school the next day. Let me repeat that: I was going to start at a new school on a Friday, three weeks after the school year started. Two new schools and two new sets of kids in the same MONTH. Ugh. Lucky I didn’t end up a serial killer.
My mother has never been a warm woman. She spent most of my formative years belitting me and pecking away at my self esteem (ditto the serial killer thing). If it hadn’t been for the friendships formed at the very school I started on that fateful Friday – friends I have to this day over thirty years later – I don’t know where I would have been. My dad did what he could to mitigate my mother’s actions, but at the end of the day, mom ruled the roost with lacquered talons, that god forbid anyone be responsible for breaking.
As you can imagine, I don’t know what it means to have parents who have your back no matter what. Sad but true. Lifelong friendships, though? That I do know about, and even when my characters aren’t brought up with a good family life, I try to give them a friend they can rely on, who’ll be there through everything. In Tartan Candy, Raven is especially in need of a good friend, and I’ve hopefully given Caleb the kind of family life I never had.
Between my friends and an awesome hubby who has stuck around for 24 years so far, I ended up mostly okay. I think. Since it’s hard in life to get by without some help sometime, let’s give a shout out to someone in your life you can rely on, or who has helped you through a rough patch – friends, family, anyone.
One lucky commenter will win a $10 All Romance eBooks GC.
Finlay McIntyre (aka Raven) is a successful adult film star with a penchant for kilts, until an accident cuts short his stardom and leaves him with reduced sex appeal, lowered self-esteem, and no job. He knew his porn career wouldn’t last forever, but he wasn’t prepared for retirement at twenty-eight. While trying to figure out the rest of his life, Raven attends a high school reunion. That’s when a malfunctioning AC unit in his hotel room changes everything.
Caleb Sanderson, an entrepreneur with his own HVAC business, has no idea what to expect when he steps into Raven’s hotel room to fix his AC unit. They’re attracted to each other, but Caleb, closeted, can’t afford a gay relationship, not with his mom pressuring him to produce grandchildren. If he wants to keep Raven—who no closet could hold—he’ll need to tell his family the truth. But Raven has a few secrets of his own. He refuses to reveal his porn past to Caleb, a past that might be the final obstacle to Caleb and Raven having any kind of relationship.
KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds). After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own—getting published. After a few years of editing web content by day, and neglecting her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat at night to write stories about men loving men, she was uprooted yet again and now resides in California. Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she’s had in a long time, and she hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as she does.