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Since the Bluewater Bay series is a multi-author shared universe, its authors are allowed to reference and/or feature people and places from the other books. How cool is that? I started reading the series right at the beginning, and always loved when favorite characters from previous books made cameo appearances in the latest adventure. I admit to a preference for the Wolf’s Landing-centric stories (both book and show), primarily because of my own performing arts background.
For instance, one of the things I loved (out of many) about the first Bluewater Bay book, L.A. Witt’s Starstruck, was Levi’s association with the town’s community theater company. I’ve got two theater degrees; I’ve spent time on and offstage in both academic and professional theater. I’m even one of those theater clichés: I met my Curmudgeonly Husband when we both worked for the same summer stock company—I was the box office manager and he was the technical director/lighting designer.
So when Anne and I started discussions about For a Good Time, Call…, I knew that my character, Nate, would have a job behind the scenes on Wolf’s Landing, that he’d have a background in technical theater (which he had abandoned), and that Levi would coerce him (in the nicest possible way) through the doors of the Bluewater Bay Playhouse to assist with the latest production.
Guess who I grilled about theatrical special effects?
I don’t remember what we were talking about at the time, but CH once proclaimed, “I’m the guy who brought you Dracula dissolving into dust. The one who—“ Oops. Not telling that other one, since I actually use it in the book. I can tell you, though, that the Dracula stage magic involved lighting effects, a rotating window seat, and a plaster skull that Van Helsing could crush in his fist—without fail, in every performance.
That’s the secret of successful theatrical effects: they have to be specific, well-timed—and above all, reliably repeatable. Because as Nate mentions in the book, when something goes wrong onstage, a minute can feel like forever.
About For a Good Time, Call…
Thirty-seven-year-old Nate Albano’s second relationship ever ended three years ago, and since he’s grace—gray asexual—he doesn’t anticipate beating the odds to find a third. Still, he’s got his dog, his hobbies, and his job as a special effects technician on Wolf’s Landing, so he can’t complain—much.
Seth Larson, umpteenth generation Bluewater Bay, is the quintessential good-time guy, content with tending bar and being his grandmother’s handyman. The night they meet, Seth’s looking for some recreational sex to escape family drama. But for Nate, romantic attraction comes before sexual attraction, so while Seth thinks they’re hooking up, Nate just wants to talk . . . genealogy?
So they declare a “just friends” truce. Then Seth asks for Nate’s help investigating a sinister Larson family secret, and their feelings start edging way beyond platonic. But Nate may want more than Seth can give him, and Seth may not be able to leave his good-time image behind. Unless they can find a way to merge carefree with commitment, they could miss out on true love—the best time of all.
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About Bluewater Bay
Welcome to Bluewater Bay! This quiet little logging town on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula has been stagnating for decades, on the verge of ghost town status. Until a television crew moves in to film Wolf’s Landing, a soon-to-be cult hit based on the wildly successful shifter novels penned by local author Hunter Easton.
Wolf’s Landing’s success spawns everything from merchandise to movie talks, and Bluewater Bay explodes into a mecca for fans and tourists alike. The locals still aren’t quite sure what to make of all this—the town is rejuvenated, but at what cost? And the Hollywood-based production crew is out of their element in this small, mossy seaside locale. Needless to say, sparks fly.
This collaborative story world is brought to you by eleven award-winning, best-selling LGBTQ romance authors: L.A. Witt, L.B. Gregg, Z.A. Maxfield, Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz, Anne Tenino, Amy Lane, SE Jakes, G.B. Gordon, Jaime Samms and Ally Blue. Each contemporary novel stands alone, but all are built around the town and the people of Bluewater Bay and the Wolf’s Landingmedia empire.
Check out Bluewater Bay!
About Anne Tenino
Catalyzed by her discovery of LGBTQ romance, Anne Tenino left the lucrative fields of art history, non-profit fundraising, and domestic engineering to follow her dream of become a starving romance author. For good or ill, her snarky, silly, quasi-British sense of humor came along for the ride.
Anne applies her particular blend of romance, comedy and gay protagonists to contemporary, scifi and paranormal tales. Her works have won awards, she’s been featured in RT Book Reviews, and has achieved bestseller status on Amazon’s gay romance list.
Born and raised in Oregon, Anne lives in Portland with her husband and two kids, who have all taken a sacred oath to never read her books. She can usually be found at her computer, procrastinating.
Connect with Anne:
- Website: annetenino.com
- Blog: chicksanddicksrainbow.com
- Twitter: @AnneTenino
- Facebook: facebook.com//Anne-Tenino-Author
- Goodreads: goodreads.com/annetenino
About E.J. Russell
E.J. Russell holds a BA and an MFA in theater, so naturally she’s spent the last three decades as a financial manager, database designer, and business-intelligence consultant. After her twin sons left for college and she no longer spent half her waking hours ferrying them to dance class, she returned to her childhood love of writing fiction. Now she wonders why she ever thought an empty nest meant leisure.
E.J. lives in rural Oregon with her curmudgeonly husband, the only man on the planet who cares less about sports than she does. She enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.
Connect with E.J.:
- Website: ejrussell.com
- Blog: ejrussell.com/bloggery/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/E.J.Russell.author
- Twitter: twitter.com/ej_russell
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ejrussell/
To celebrate the release of For a Good Time, Call…, one lucky winner will receive a $50 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 15, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!