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Title: Roadhouse Reds and Spider Webs & Cover Art by Layla Dorine
Author: Layla Dorine
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre: Gay Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: 06/17/2016
Born moments before his parents crashed landed on Earth, Jason was raised in foster care. As soon as he was old enough, he packed his backpack and hit the road. Just him and his bike.
Now a jaded young man, living above a roadhouse diner and bar with several other misfits, he struggles to understand friendships, relationships, and the bonds of family.
Unbeknownst to Jason, other refugees from the planet Altiss also made it safely to Earth. After discovering Jason living as a human, they seek to safeguard him and his fledgling abilities.
As Jason’s powers begin to manifest, his mate arrives on earth looking to claim him. Ano ki stalks Jason, seeking to gain his trust, and his proximity only intensifies Jason’s burgeoning magic..
Fearing they will be dragged back to the planet they fled, the refugees prepare to do battle. In Jason, they believe they may have what is needed to tip the scales in their favor.
Left with no choice but to accept his heritage and learn to fight, Jason struggles with some harsh lessons about love and trust amidst a backdrop of battle and betrayal.
SPIDER WEBS & COVER ART
Losing his brother leaves rocker Jace Christenson struggling to understand how it happened, and what he can do to open the door to conversation about suicide and mental illness.
Losing his brother leaves rocker Jace Christenson struggling to understand how it happened, and what he can do to open the door to a conversation about suicide and mental illness. A trip to visit an old friend who runs the tattoo parlor where he got his first tattoo soon nets him a conversation piece, in the form of a semi-colon tattoo, but the pain of grief is still overwhelming. Reconnecting with his band is an obstacle he’s not sure he can overcome. It takes some time away with best friend and fellow bandmate Troy Paulus to finally get him to open up and accept that the things he’s feeling are normal parts of the healing process. And if along the way, the two grow even closer, than that’s just a bonus right?
Hello and thank you for having me on your blog today. Music and Martial Arts have been constant themes in my work mostly because they are constant parts of my life. They say that writers should write what they know, well I’ve been singing and playing musical instruments since I was five and have been involved in martial arts since my first Akido class when I was 10.
In Roadhouse Reds, I wanted to give Jason and Clyde something that they would have in common that might give Clyde a chance to spend some one on one time with Jason, who was kind of prickly when it came to having anything to do with Clyde. Having them both study the same type of Karate just seemed to work out naturally to the flow of the story, and then once Bakari got involved, it was something the three of them could share, even though Bakari studied a different style.
I also wanted to include some element of music, which is why Clyde still listens to the classics on vinyl, something that proves to be rather enticing to Jason. Music also plays a very important role in Spider Webs and Cover Art because the pursuit of it was what led to Jace leaving home. Knowing how it felt to grow up in a family where it ‘didn’t fit’ to want to pursue music or the arts as a career, it was easy to write Jace’s story and how everything fell into place between him and his family.
For a lot of my characters music has been an escape. Asher, in Guitars and Cages and Dare in Desolation Angel are perfect examples of that. Their love of the guitar mirrors my own, and in one of my current WIPs, Jessie Winters is yet another singer/guitar player who plays a key role in the story that is beginning to unfold.
Afterwards, however, I’ll be moving away from those themes for a while. I’ve got a snakeshifter story that has slowly being coming together, and another about an artist who accidently draws himself into a different plane of existence. I think it will be fun to dabble in the paranormal for a time and expand my horizons a bit.
Thank you so much for having me here today, I’ve always loved these guest spots and the chance to talk about different things. I look forward to returning again in the future.
About the Author
LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.
Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.
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