Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Tour & Interview: Most Beautiful Words @RaineOTierney #Gay #Romance #Giveaway

Book Name: Most Beautiful Words
Author Name: Raine O’Tierney

Author Bio:

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!

An Interview with Raine

Hi Raine! Where do you find your inspiration?

Hi, thanks for having me! I’m inspired by totally random things, because I’m a very random person! Sometimes my dachshund will give me a quizzical look, and voila! Inspired! 

The days are 25 hours. How do you spent that extra hour?

I’m not even going to pretend that I would work harder or be a better global citizen with my extra hour…I’m going to straight up play video games. 

What is the book you would bring with you on a desert island?

The Dhammapada—no question. This text has seen me through the hardest times. I’ll use my imagination to make up all the rest of the stories!

How do you come up with your titles?

I’m one of those people…yes…a lot of time it’s just song lyrics I’ve borrowed!

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Sylvia Cassedy. Even though she passed away a long time ago and she wrote for children. She so easily captured emotions on the page. I know I seem clumsy next to her amazing stories. 

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Be brave always! You’re going to get bumped and jostled along the way and you’ve just got to be brave enough to get through it, even if it’s unnerving. I promise, it’s worth it in the end.

What are your current projects?

I’m currently working on a novella for a collection with LJ LaBarthe and Cate Ashwood as well as the sequel to Sweet Giordan, Please Remember and the sequel to Bowl Full of Cherries. 

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Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


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.

But Rook had no interest in waiting for permission. He’d come forward, snaking his arms around Toren’s sheet-covered waist and pulling him hard against his body. “It’s just a kiss,” Rook breathed before he put his lips against Toren’s. Should he protest? Had he protested? Toren couldn’t remember. In that moment there was nothing but Rook’s firm lips, gently teasing his own apart. Toren kissed back, tasting the other man, sucking at his bottom lip. Rook’s mouth was intoxicating, and quite suddenly, Toren forgot why he’d ever resisted. He liked kissing Rook. But after only an appetizer’s worth of his mouth, Rook pulled away. The sensation of their mouths pressed together lingered, and Toren was dumb with the moment. Lost on it. Uncertain what they’d even been talking about.

“Do you remember me now?” Rook asked.

“Mmn,” Toren agreed, warmth lingering on his lips. “Rook.”

Silence was his reply. The arms around his waist fell away, leaving him feeling cold.

Toren slowly opened his eyes to find he was standing alone, clutching his sheet, as Rook walked away from him toward the staircase.

Tour Dates/Stops:
October 14: Jade Crystal, Nephylim

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