BA Tourtuga talks Say Something ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

Prism Book Alliance would like to thank BA Tourtuga for taking the time to talk with us today.


Title: Say Something
Author: BA Tourtuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Angsty G
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary


Jenson has loved Mike his whole life, but he has never known how to tell Mike how he feels. After high school Mike leaves for college and his Hollywood dream, while cowboy Jenson stays behind in their small East Texas hometown. Neither man knows what to say to go beyond friendship, even though they come together through all of the best and worst times of their lives. The most amazing moments keep bringing them back together, but through huge love and terrible loss, sickness and health, their timing never seems right to take their relationship to the next level. When the universe gives them one final chance, Jenson must overcome his fear and say the most important something before it’s too late.


We are here today to talk about Say Something.  What Can You Tell us about it?

Say Something the story of two men that are each bound by their self-images. It’s about an incredibly stubborn Texas cowboy and his equally stubborn One True Thing that can’t stay. This follows them like a bad penny for a lot of years and over a lot of pain.

Tell me more about Mike and Jenson.

It’s really difficult to describe and Mike and Jen because the book covers their lives from high school graduation to nearly two decades later, so as you can imagine, they experience huge changes in their lives and in their relationship. Mike is an out of the closet actor who refuses to allow his small town Texas upbringing to confine him and Jenson is a Texas cowboy that is bound to the land he was raised on.

What part of a Say Something story came to you first? Characters? Plot? A scene? A theme?

Oh, a scene and I can’t tell you which one without spoilers, but there’s a point where the world changes and that was what gave me strength to write the book.

If you could be one of your characters who would you be and why?

MJ. Totally. Loves the earth. Loves explosions. Flexible moral compass. I’m totally in

What tool do you use to plan scenes? (such as index cards, white board, ouiji board, etc)

Plan… Plan scenes… People plan scenes? Are you sure? The voices in my head tell me what to do.

Who would win in a fight between a monkey with a jet pack and a dog with Hitler’s brain?

My money’s on the dog.

If you were having a coffee klatch, name five characters, each from a different book, with whom you’d like to share that special time with.

Hrm. Jo from Little Women, Richie Tozier from Stephen King’s IT, Montana from Sean Michael’s Owned, Nanny Ogg from Pratchett’s Discworld series, and Ross Thatcher from Julia Talbot’s Thatcher Brother’s series.

Rapid Fire time: 

  • Sweet or Sour? Sour
  • Train or Plane? Plane
  • Music or TV/Movies? Music
  • Handcuffs or Rope? Rope
  • Salty or Sugary? Salty, every time
  • Vodka or Tequila? Tequila!
  • Sausage or Hamburger? Hamburger
  • Australia or England? Yes, please. I like to go.


“So, this guy, he’s the one?” Ricky leaned over the edge of the bed, head dangling down.

“That kills brain cells, man.” Mike looked at himself in the mirror, working the thick pancake makeup to make the scar less noticeable.

“Uh-huh. So does green, and we smoke that. The scar is hot, honey. Leave it alone.”

Mike grunted. “He’s only ever seen it with stitches.”

“He’s, like, a real cowboy?”

“Uh-huh. We’ve been together forever. I just… I can’t believe he’s coming.” Really coming, here. Jenson. Finally. Mike touched up his eyeliner, and looked at himself again. Maybe glasses….

“You’re such a big queen.” Ricky laughed, waving at him upside down.

“You’re just jealous that I’m not your big queen.”

“Nah. You’re too toppy.” Ricky cackled, and Mike had to laugh. Everyone knew Rick would bottom up for anyone.

“Oh yeah. I’m a big bad leather daddy.” He turned and flexed, playing happily. Ricky was going to be a model. Hell, the guy was already working. Him, though, he still wanted to act.

He thought he could. His profs said he had talent. He just had his damned face to overcome.

The phone rang, and he spun around. “Oh God. Do you think it’s him?”

About the Author:

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 (still amazing to say that), 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 gone to the high desert mountains and fallen in love. 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.

Author Links:

@batortuga on Twitter

Tour Stops:

9/29: The Hat Party

9/30: Cate Ashwood

10/1: Amanda C. Stone, Velvet Panic

10/2: Parker Williams

10/3: Rainbow Gold Reviews

10/6: Andrew Q. Gordon, Prism Book Alliance

10/7: Lee Brazil

10/8: Fallen Angel Reviews

10/9: Hearts on Fire

10/10: Kimi-Chan

10/13: Tara Lain

10/14: Cathy Brockman Romances

10/15: Havan Fellows

10/16: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

10/17: MM Good Book Reviews

10/20: My Fiction Nook

10/21: LeAnn’s Book Reviews, The Blogger Girls

10/22: Love Bytes

10/23: Inked Rainbow Reads

10/24: Multitasking Mommas

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks


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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