Kiernan Kelly, Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga talk Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming and Authors ~ Guest Blog, Excerpt, Giveaway, Rafflecopter

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Title: Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming
Author: Kiernan Kelly, Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
Cover Artist: Anne Squires

Ten Authors I Love by BA Tortuga:

I can only pick ten? Really?

Okay. Okay, here’s the quick list.

Stephen King – I am the uber-King fan. I want to be the big, scary, lesbian, Texan version of him when I grow up. I swear, y’all, I’ve learned more about telling stories from reading King’s books than from anything else. He’s in touch with how to tell a story while staying true to his voice, and he knows what scares him. Two of my top 10 books of all time are Stephen King books.

Dean Koontz – Being a child of the 70s, Dean Koontz is my utter guilty pleasure read. I sit there and just eat it up like a banana split with extra cherries. Oddly enough, if I had to tell you what I love most about the books? Do y’all remember the garish embossed foil covers? Dark Fall’s was purple. They screamed “hello, I’m a horror novel, be scared”. I loved those… Is that weird?

Pat Conroy – I picked up my first Pat Conroy novel in the used book store that was beside the newspaper I worked for. It was just a totally random $.50 buy, but… Whoa. I’m from Texas, which is not deep south, right? Suddenly I’m in the Gulf Coast and in New York and sobbing in my tuna sandwich on my lunch break. I fell in love with the amazing broken characters and in my heart, they were real.

John Ajvide Lindqvist – My wife tells me that I’m a little strange, but I have this thing for Swedish writers. I know. I know, but I do. “They’re slow,” she says. “I know,” I tell her. “The syntax is weird and offputting,” she says. “I KNOW,” I say. It matters not. I love the weirdness and the pace of a snail and the lingering over every. Single. Word. sparkles

Richard Matheson – Do I have to explain? Hell House. HELL HOUSE, y’all. HELL HOUSE. Sex and perversion and death and destruction and pure unadulterated evil and it’s SO FRIGGING YUMMY! Ahem Right. I’m a nice girl. Honest.

John Saul – All you have to know is that I named my child after a character in “Comes the Blind Fury”. Really. That says it all.

Flannery O’Connor – “anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.” Yes. Yes, exactly. That’s my writing philosophy in a pecan shell.

Kiernan Kelly – Kiernan makes me laugh. Hard. Folks will tell you that’s damned impossible and she does. I love her short stories and I asked her to join me and Julia in Midnight Rodeo because I knew she’d embrace western and humor and paranormal all at once.

Sean Michael – Oh, god love my goofy little Canadian smutster. I’ve been honored to know Sean since before either of us had a single pub credit and I still read every single book. Every one.

Julia Talbot – I fell in love with Julia’s writing before I fell in love with her. Now I have the pleasure of calling her co-writer, collaborator, fellow basset mom and wife. 😀

That’s ten – and I didn’t get to mention Marilyn French, Bronwyn Green, Maya Banks, Preston and Childs, Louis L’Amour, Nevada Barr, TA Chase, Mel Schroeder, TS Eliot, Shirley Jackson, Toni Morrison…


Denver was– wow.
Denton had been stunning, making Blaine stare a lot. A lot. Still, Dent had been off-limits, and he’d bet Denver was, too. No one could be that hot and be like Blaine.
He was the weird one, the one brought into the pack by a she-wolf who had already had a single pup. Blaine figured he was lucky no one had killed him when he was a kid.
Everyone else was broad and wide, shaggy headed with eyes like green glass. All of them came from the same line. Denver was the spitting image of Denton, really. A little harder around the edges, a little more wild. A shit ton more bruised.
The guys had been taking turns. Two a night, just like clockwork, they’d come and challenge Denver. One at midnight, one at three a.m. Greg and Vince went, then Carter and Caul, and finally Hank and Mike. Boom.
He supposed Denver was waiting for him, now. Blaine sighed. He had no intention of trying to take the pack. God, the very idea made his head hurt.
The real question was, were they going to just start over, or was Denver going to get a night off, a chance to sleep before they settled in town for tonight’s show?



What happens when rodeos start to get too tough for humans to compete in? Midnight Rodeo, of course, where supernatural creatures like shifters and vampires work for the prize money, and for the awe of their audience.
In Welcome to the Pack by BA Tortuga, when head bullfighter Denton is killed by a demon bull, his twin, Denver, comes back to take his place. Denver was gone for years, working mundane rodeos and missing his twin. He’s not sure the pack can heal him since the other bullfighters challenge Denver at every turn. All except Blaine, who’s an outcast himself, and who knows Denver is like no one he’s ever met.
In Oklahoma Rain by Kiernan Kelly, psychic Blaze scouts locations for the rodeo company, Darque and Knight, where he finds another psychic talent, Zack, who’s as hot as the Fourth of July. Zack is complicated, though, thanks to his sidekick, Mikey, a damaged kid. Blaze invites the pair back to the rodeo, but not everyone is as happy as Blaze to have them there.
In Big Bear, Little Bear, by Julia Talbot, bear shifter Ben is returning to the rodeo after a long injury recovery. Big bear shifter Ozzie is the barrel man and clown, and he’s been waiting for Ben to come back to the big show. But is Ben ready to ride again, let alone be the lover Ozzie is ready to take on?

About the Author:

BA Tortuga:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, 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 porn sites 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 answered the call of the high desert mountains. 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.

Kiernan Kelly: 

Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.

All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay erotic romance while chained to a temperamental laptop, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.


To date, Kiernan has over a dozen novels in print and ebook, and a plethora of short stories in both formats.

Julia Talbot:

Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Torquere Press, Ellora’s Cave, and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. 

Author Links:

BA Tortuga


Twitter: @batortuga

Kiernan Kelly

Julia Talbot

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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