A warm welcome to author BA Tortuga joining us today to promote her new release “Commitment Ranch”, A story in Dreamspinner Press’ Dreamspun Desires line.
Welcome BA 🙂
That Colorado Pizza Thing
Hey y’all, it’s BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things cowboy and redneck and recent New Mexican. 😉
I love pizza. I do. Not cold for breakfast, because yuck. But I do love it. There’s a place here in Albuquerque that does a Philly cheesesteak on a crisp, crackery gluten free dough that makes me drool.
Gluten free pizza has come a long way.
There’s one thing I do miss even after 8 years of gluten freeness, though, and that’s a thick crust pizza or a yummy cheesebread from a pizza place. Or pizza rolls from Austin’s Pizza. Or Saccone’s New York style… Whoops. Got carried away, y’all.
Ford Nixel from Commitment Ranch shares my love for pizza, and when he returns to the Roaring Fork Valley in Western Colorado after years away, he’s desperately disappointed to find that his favorite pizza place has closed. Beau Jo’s. There are still plenty of them over near Denver, but the one in Glenwood Springs is gone.
Oh, y’all. I’m a Texan transplanted to New Mexico, but like all good Texans I love Colorado. And Beau Jo’s has good gluten free pizza. They have salad bars in antique bathtubs. And for those of you who can still eat gluten, they have Colorado Mountain Pies. These are huge pizzas, filled with a mountain of toppings, and they have this rolled edge crust. They serve this puppy with honey for you to dip the leftover crust, sort of like a sopapilla.
They also have honey cheese bread. Baked crust with cheese and honey on top. Not kidding. OMG so good.
So, when Ford finds out his family dude ranch has a new gourmet chef, one of the first things he asks for is a Colorado Mountain Pie knock off. Thankfully, chef Geoff is able to provide. I love the Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood area, and writing that scene made me smile so hard. I have the fondest memories of doing a Beau Jo’s crawl one summer, hitting the one in Idaho Springs, Fort Collins, Boulder and Glenwood. Chicken and feta cheese pizza ftw!
All right, y’all. Now I’m hungry. Y’all go read my book, and I think I’ll see if can scare up some pizza.
Much love, y’all.
Leaning N A fist fight, a snowstorm, a stolen kiss in the barn… and a second chance at love. Ford Nixel has two law offices, two fancy condominiums, and all the right connections. In short, he has everything he wants. The last thing he needs is his Uncle Ty’s stake in the Leaning N, a ranch that’s been in the family for generations. Ford hasn’t even been to the ranch in over a decade, not since he left his boyfriend Stoney behind and headed back to college alone. Ford arrives at the Leaning N to find Stoney, now a single father, right where he left him. A fist fight, a snowstorm, and a stolen kiss in the barn later—Ford knows none of the heat between them has dissipated.
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