Prism Book Alliance would like to thank LA Witt for taking the time to talk with us today. . There is also a Giveaway, so don’t miss that.
Title: Noble Metals
Author: LA Witt
Cover Artist: April Lee
Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/L. A. Witt blog tour for Noble Metals!
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding Noble Metals) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on July 19th, and winners will be announced on July 20th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
I love you, Seattle.
Those who’ve been reading my books for a while (I love you all too!) have probably noticed that Seattle is a recurring setting. I’ve set contemporaries, paranormals, thrillers, and now steampunk in Seattle.
In short, because Seattle is home. I haven’t lived there in almost eleven years, but it was home for twenty-two. Not Seattle proper – I lived in a smaller city in Microsoft country about twenty minutes away – but the general area.
I’ve set books in other places, of course. Market Garden is set in London, another city I love (there’s a lot of love in this post). I have one book set in Omaha. Maybe two. I don’t love this city. Okinawa comes up a lot. Even Norfolk, Virginia, where I lived for five years, shows up once in a while.
But I keep going back to Seattle.
For Noble Metals, Seattle made perfect sense because…Klondike Gold Rush. But also, I’m quite familiar with the history of the city, and what it was like back in that era. I’ve been to the Klondike Gold Rush Museum in downtown Seattle. I’ve been through the Seattle Underground Tour a few times. I don’t even know how many papers I did in school about the Gold Rush, the logging industry, the shipping industry, and all the political drama going on in the city during the late 19th century. Write what you know? Well, all right then…
And let’s face it – I miss living there. While I enjoy living in all kinds of cool places, like Okinawa and (hopefully soon) Spain, and have even found perks and highlights to my sentences in Norfolk and Omaha, none of them have ever been home. Not the way Seattle is. So revisiting it, even for only a few chapters (as in Noble Metals) or for an entire book (like Hostile Ground) means I get to go back there mentally, even if I can’t physically go back at the moment.
Seattle is an interesting setting anyway – lots of cool history, architecture, etc – but I think the biggest draw for me is the chance to go home for a little while.
Ever since Robert Belton gambled away the money to stake his claim in the Klondike gold fields, he’s been stranded in Seattle working as a prostitute. When an attractive customer needs help hauling provisions to the frozen north, Robert eagerly volunteers.
Dr. John Fauth is only searching for one thing, and it isn’t gold. He needs platinum for the prototypes of his revolutionary inventions, and if he doesn’t find it in the Klondike, his university career—and his research—is over.
Getting to the Klondike is a grueling, dangerous journey, and just hours after leaving Seattle, John and Robert find themselves in over their heads. John is carrying an invaluable device that his competitors will do anything to get their hands on. And as the cold nights and mutual desire pull John and Robert closer together, they discover that they have much more to lose than gold or platinum.
(Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published by a different press; it has since been edited extensively and expanded by over 10,000 words.)
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About the Author:
L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer currently living in the glamorous and ultra-futuristic metropolis of Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two cats, and a disembodied penguin brain that communicates with her telepathically. In addition to writing smut and disturbing the locals, L.A. is said to be working with the US government to perfect a genetic modification that will allow humans to survive indefinitely on Corn Pops and beef jerky. This is all a cover, though, as her primary leisure activity is hunting down her arch nemesis, erotica author Lauren Gallagher, who is also said to be lurking somewhere in Omaha.
LA Witt has kindly offered a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding Noble Metals) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on July 19th, and winners will be announced on July 20th.
Must be 18 or older to enter, void where prohibited.
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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