Prism Book Alliance would like to thank Raine O’Tierney for taking the time to talk with us today.
Title: Most Beautiful Words
Author: Raine O’Tierney
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Twelve-year-old Autumn’s world is shattered when her beloved Great-Pop, Tommy Johnson, suffers a stroke that leaves him comatose. With everyone around her resigning themselves to the inevitable, Autumn is the only one not willing to give up. She and Great-Pop have more secret stories to share with each other, after all. More stories about Roy McMillan—the great love of Tommy’s life whom he lost fifty years ago.
Autumn struggles to keep Great-Pop on this side of death’s door. But how can she compete with the beautiful and mysterious Valley—a place of surreal magic where the sun never fully sets? Especially when there’s someone familiar in the Valley who will do everything he can to keep Great-Pop from returning to her.
The Author Games:
It’s the most celebrated and talked about event of the year… The Author Games
“Randomly” selected by a group of well-meaning (read: blood-thirsty) Midwestern librarians, 10 authors are chosen to go head-to-head-to-head-to-head-to- (you get the point…) in a fight:
J.K. Rowling—author of Harry Potter—bringing clever female characters that could easily devise a path to freedom. Oh yeah, and the boy who lived.
Stephen King—author of The Stand—has the ability to smother other authors to death under mountains and mountains of words. (Plus the horror thing, y’know.)
Laurell K. Hamilton—Author of Anita Blake series—will sway you with her vampire and shapeshifter naughty-time—and if that doesn’t work she’ll bring out the big guns.
Harper Lee—Author of To Kill a Mockingbird—she’ll knock you out with one hit. (Get it?)
Terry Pratchett—Author of the Disc World series—can slide in and out of L space and leave the game whenever the need arises.
Vince Flynn—Author of the Mitch Rapp series—Look, Mitch Rapp would just come in and handle the situation. There would be no more Author Games after Mitch Rapp. It. Would be. Handled.
Margaret Atwood—Author of the Oryx and Crake trilogy—who will crawl inside the brains of rival authors, plant a genetically-modified critters and watch as the madness slowly takes hold and the deadly, literary in-fighting begins… She will watch from a safe distance in some wilderness retreat where she will be smiling, knowing no one would ever suspect that nice old Canadian lady.
Steven Brust—Author of the Dragaeran books—because dude looks like a pirate. Seriously.
John Steinbeck—author of The Grapes of Wrath—would bore all the other authors to death. Literally, to death. And those he did not bore to death, might just…well…take matters into their own hands after spending an hour listening to Grapes.
That’s nine. One more is needed. The librarians confer… Of course Raine O’Tierney should participate. It is, after all, her blog tour.
“No!” Raine shouts, “NO! Someone volunteer as tribute for me. SOMEONE VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE FOR ME!”
Our heroine—even with her Sweetness—doesn’t. stand. a. chance.
(I just want to say a special thank you to the Prism Book Alliance for hosting what is sure to be a true blood bath. Also, a huge shout-out to all my fellow librarians who were involved in choosing the roster. Lisa C., Lisa P., Michael, Jes, Mikhail, Amy, and Andie!)
About the Author:
Called “Queen of the Sweetness” (well, two or three people said it anyway!) Raine O’Tierney loves writing sweet stories about first loves, first times, fidelity, forever-endings and…friskiness?
Raine O’Tierney lives outside of Kansas City with her husband, fellow Dreamspinner Press author, Siôn O’Tierney. When she’s not writing, she’s either asleep, or fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom at her library day job. Raine believes the best thing we can do in life is be kind to one another, and she enjoys encouraging fellow writers. Writing for 20+ years (with the last 10 spent on M/M) Raine changes sub-genres to suit her mood and believes all good stories end sweetly. Contact her if you’re interested in talking about point-and-click adventure games or about which dachshunds are the best kinds of dachshunds!
October 10: Angel Martinez, My Fiction Nook, Up All Night, Read All Day
October 13: Amanda C. Stone, Decadent Delights
October 14: Jade Crystal, Nephylim
October 15: LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Velvet Panic
October 16: Full Moon Dreaming, Dawn’s Reading Nook
October 17: Wake Up Your Wild Side, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
October 20: Parker Williams
October 21: Cate Ashwood, Love Bytes, Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves
October 22: Regular Guys, Hot Romance, Emotion in Motion
October 23: EE Montgomery, MM Good Book Reviews
October 24: Iyana Jenna, Prism Book Alliance
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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