A warm love bytes welcome to author B.A Tortuga who visits Love Bytes today to talk about her new Dreamspinner release “Real World”.
Writing a Bisexual Character
Hey y’all, it’s BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things cowboy and redneck.
When I started writing Real World, I knew from the get-go that Weldon was bisexual. He loved his wife. Wanted her. Would have been with her until the end of time, but she died.
He loved the man he dated before her, too. Wanted him. They were young and had different lives to live, so they didn’t end up together, but it had nothing to do with gender.
When he meets Dan, he falls in lust. Boom. Crash. No question, no hesitation. He wants Dan and he doesn’t care whether or not it makes sense to anyone but him. It’s attraction, pure and simple, a bone deep need.
I’m married to a woman that is unquestioningly bisexual, so it didn’t seem strange to me to write Weldon at all. I know a lot about being in love with a bisexual person (and let’s be honest, I can’t really say that I think about it beyond when I send her hot Tim McGraw pictures…). She loves me. She’s had relationships with men, with women and I’m her wife. Hell, I was married to a man for an eternity and I never once identified as anything as a lesbian, once I knew that lesbian was an option.
Weldon loves who he loves. He’s not confused, he’s not experimenting, and he’s not stressing it.
It’s like he says, he’s picky about who he hunts, but he has an open license. 😉
Much love, y’all.
A Love is Blind Novel
Dan White is trying to acclimate to civilian life after a long career in the military with multiple combat deployments.
Now he’s home in the Austin area, living with his brother Dixon, Dixon’s husband, Audie, and their two nine-year-olds. During the New Year celebration, Dan meets Abraham Weldon, and the connection is instant.
There’s a kiss. There’s a dance. There’s a proposition.
Then Dan finds out Weldon is bisexual.
And a dad.
With five kids. Five kids, one of whom is a blind fifteen-year-old.
Weldon has been in love twice in his life—with his high school best friend, Blake, and with his wife, Krista, who he met in a Dairy Queen as she was crying over a positive pregnancy test. Love number three hits Weldon like a hammer when he meets Dan.
But since Dan isn’t interested in a guy with kids, they might only get one night together.
About BA Tortuga
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, 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 Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, 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 heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. 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. Find her on the web at www.batortuga.com