Monday, August 11, 2014

Pride Promotions Presents Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming by Kiernan Kelly, Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga and a Giveaway!

Book Name: Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming

Author Name: Kiernan Kelly, Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga

Author Bios:

BA Tortuga:

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, 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 answered the call of the high desert mountains. 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.


Twitter: @batortuga

Kiernan Kelly:

Kiernan Kelly lives in the wilds of the alligator-infested U.S. Southeast, slathered in SPF 45, drinking colorful tropical, hi-octane concoctions served by thong-clad cabana boys.

All right, the truth is that she spends her time locked in the dark recesses of her office, writing gay erotic romance while chained to a temperamental laptop, drinking coffee, and dreaming of thong-clad cabana boys.


To date, Kiernan has over a dozen novels in print and ebook, and a plethora of short stories in both formats.


Julia Talbot:

Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Torquere Press, Ellora's Cave, and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved.

Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at

Cover Artist: Anne Squires

Publisher: Torquere Press


What happens when rodeos start to get too tough for humans to compete in? Midnight Rodeo, of course, where supernatural creatures like shifters and vampires work for the prize money, and for the awe of their audience.

In Welcome to the Pack by BA Tortuga, when head bullfighter Denton is killed by a demon bull, his twin, Denver, comes back to take his place. Denver was gone for years, working mundane rodeos and missing his twin. He’s not sure the pack can heal him since the other bullfighters challenge Denver at every turn. All except Blaine, who’s an outcast himself, and who knows Denver is like no one he’s ever met.

In Oklahoma Rain by Kiernan Kelly, psychic Blaze scouts locations for the rodeo company, Darque and Knight, where he finds another psychic talent, Zack, who’s as hot as the Fourth of July. Zack is complicated, though, thanks to his sidekick, Mikey, a damaged kid. Blaze invites the pair back to the rodeo, but not everyone is as happy as Blaze to have them there.

In Big Bear, Little Bear, by Julia Talbot, bear shifter Ben is returning to the rodeo after a long injury recovery. Big bear shifter Ozzie is the barrel man and clown, and he’s been waiting for Ben to come back to the big show. But is Ben ready to ride again, let alone be the lover Ozzie is ready to take on?


Denver was-- wow.

Denton had been stunning, making Blaine stare a lot. A lot. Still, Dent had been off-limits, and he’d bet Denver was, too. No one could be that hot and be like Blaine.

He was the weird one, the one brought into the pack by a she-wolf who had already had a single pup. Blaine figured he was lucky no one had killed him when he was a kid.

Everyone else was broad and wide, shaggy headed with eyes like green glass. All of them came from the same line. Denver was the spitting image of Denton, really. A little harder around the edges, a little more wild. A shit ton more bruised.

The guys had been taking turns. Two a night, just like clockwork, they’d come and challenge Denver. One at midnight, one at three a.m. Greg and Vince went, then Carter and Caul, and finally Hank and Mike. Boom.

He supposed Denver was waiting for him, now. Blaine sighed. He had no intention of trying to take the pack. God, the very idea made his head hurt.

The real question was, were they going to just start over, or was Denver going to get a night off, a chance to sleep before they settled in town for tonight’s show?

Tour Dates/Stops: 7/28 – 8/22
7/28: Prism Book Alliance
7/29: Parker Williams
7/30: Up All Night, Read All Day
7/31: Amanda C. Stone
8/1: LeAnn’s Book Reviews
8/4: Love Bytes
8/5: Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves, Jade Crystal
8/6: The Hat Party
8/7: Night Owl Reviews, Because Two Men Are Better Than One
8/8: The Novel Approach
8/11: Decadent Delights
8/12: Wake Up Your Wild Side
8/13: Tara Lain
8/14: MM Good Book Reviews, Emotion in Motion
8/15: Iyana Jenna, Rainbow Gold Reviews
8/18: Fallen Angel Reviews, Velvet Panic
8/19: Hearts on Fire
8/20: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Dawn’s Reading Nook
8/21: Book Reviews and More by Kathy, Kimi-Chan
8/22: My Fiction Nook, Smoocher’s Voice

Instead of an interview, BA gave me a list of writing prompts lol. I like these so much they just may show up in the Wednesday Briefs I'm part of!

A list of 10 funny or serious writing prompts.

10. There’s a bag of money in an abandoned car in the desert. Why don’t you take it?

9. Once upon a time there was a bottle of eyedrops, a paper mache chicken, a broken lightbulb and a Peterbilt. Who brought the condom?

8. Why did the werewolf cross the road?

7. There’s a shoebox sitting outside your front door. Explain.

6. You see a vampire, gently sparkling in the sunlight. What do you do?

5.  You wake up and there’s an axe dripping with blood in your hand. Explain.

4.  Boom. You’re a cartoon. Run.

3.  Someone just handed you a bomb. What next?

2.  What if fistfights really are foreplay

1. What if there was this guy…

And now... The REVIEW-

Midnight Rodeo: Homecoming
Rating: 4.5 stars

OMG, what a totally awesome concept. The idea of combining the cowboy/rodeo and the paranormal is brilliant. The paranormal aspect caught my attention, I’ll admit.
This is an anthology, and all three stories take place at the Darque and Knight rodeo. Remember that paranormal aspect? Well, this rodeo is run by all paranormals. It’s owned by a vamp and a demon. And speaking of demons, the bulls have demons inside them. Talk about mean buggers.

The Manic Monday REVIEW:

Story #1 is Welcome to the Pack by BA Tortuga. In this, the Alpha, Denton, was killed by a demon bull. His twin, Denver, has returned to take over the Pack. Things are not rosy. Actually, there are probably more thorns than petals in the beginning, lol. Denver is repeatedly challenged by other bullfighters in the pack for the Alpha position. Two come at night, every night. One around midnight, and another around three a.m. Denver is getting tired, and he’s also grieving for his twin. The same twin he hadn’t seen for a long time. Tensions are high. Then there is Blaine, an outcast himself.  Things get interesting quick.
This is a great opening story. It introduces the concept of the anthology, and the readers meet all different kinds of paranormals. Each story sets up the next one, and main characters show up in the other stories.

Story #2 is Oklahoma Rain by Kiernan Kelly.
Blaze is part of the rodeo, but some of the others treat him differently. Why? Blaze is a paranormal, but his gift isn’t noticeable. He looks like a “mundane” (human).  Blaze’s job is to place spells that keep the humans from seeing the supernatural parts of the rodeo. Very important lol! But there are those who harass Blaze because he looks human.
While traveling ahead to spell the next location for the rodeo, Blaze meets Zach and Mikey, an adult and child squatting where the rodeo is planned to be set up. Zach is telekinetic, and Mikey is a human child. And humans aren’t welcome. Blaze is interested in Zach. He manages to talk the owners into letting the pair stay. But things aren’t safe for the child. A threat is hiding in the dark, just waiting to attack.

Story #3 is Big Bear, Little Bear, by Julia Talbot.
Title say it all lol! There are bear shifters. Ben is part of the rodeo family, but he was grievously injured. He nearly died, and is now on the road to recovery. But… not all is going well with that recovery. There’s a problem he’s hiding, but he has to, in order to be cleared to ride again. What he’s hiding is serious, and it got to me. This one was the tearjerker of the three, and an excellent way to end the anthology. I just… Poor little bear, you just want to hug him up. These two are so cute in their bearness, lol. There’s a lot of eating, talking about salmon, lol, and eating. And I’m talking food here, by the way. *wink*
If you like cowboys and you like paranormal stories, you can’t go wrong with this. I loved every minute of it lol.

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