On the Clock Blog Tour and Contest!
Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/Aleksandr Voinov/L. A. Witt blog tour for the latest installment in the Market Garden series, On The Clock!
Welcome Blake and Jason! So glad you can join us for an interview.
La Crimson Femme: For your next vacation together, will you travel to a place and where?
Jason: I still haven’t seen all the stuff I want to see in New York.
Blake: I’m not spending a vacation in New York. New York is where I work.
Jason: You also work in London, but you didn’t complain when I suggested touring the National Portrait Gallery.
Blake: I also didn’t complain when you suggested we visit Central Park and Times Square. I just don’t see it as a vacation.
Jason: *rolls his eyes* Semantics. All right, besides New York, we’ve talked about visiting Tokyo. I’ve never been.
Blake: And it’s a seriously expensive city, so *pats Jason’s leg* I’m sure we’ll be able to work out some sort of trade off for those hundred dollar Kobe steak dinners.
Jason: *starts drooling*
La Crimson Femme: *widens eyes* Er, Jason, you mentioned in the future, you’d retire from Market Garden. What second career attracts you and why?
Jason: I don’t know yet, to be quite honest. I’m going to be hard-pressed to make this kind of money doing anything else. Though maybe I could find something in the financial sector. Doesn’t seem that much different to what I’m doing now.
La Crimson Femme: Blake, I love the way you added bills to a pile to encourage Tristan and Jared to do more. Where did you get this inspiration?
Blake: I’m a businessman. You don’t put all your money out on the table immediately, or else there’s nothing left to negotiate. You offer a little more, and a little more, and a little more, and the other side offers a little more, and a little more, and a little more. Sometimes the end result is a multimillion dollar investment in a high tech company. Sometimes it’s two rentboys giving you the hottest show of your life.
Jason: Or three rentboys.
Blake: *nods* Or three rentboys.
La Crimson Femme: Blake, what fantasy have you not tried yet that you’d like to direct Jason to do? Please more Skype ones included!
Blake: Well, Skype goes without saying. Especially since everyone keeps ignoring my petition to remove that ocean that keeps getting in the way.
Jason: *clicks tongue* Bastards.
Blake: Seriously. Anyway, we’ve both talked about rematches with some of Jason’s colleagues.
Jason: *under his breath* Wouldn’t mind having a go at one of your colleagues…
Blake: I told you, he’s straight.
Blake: A shame too. Because I totally would.
Blake: Anyway. Jason’s been asking me to teach him to drive the Lamborghini. And, I mean, the best way to teach someone is to reward progress.
Jason: *wide eyes*
Blake: *grins* So I’d have to say my next fantasy with Jason would be a driving lesson.
La Crimson Femme: Hmmm, so Jason, what is one fantasy you’d like to act out that you haven’t done yet with Blake?
Jason: Hang on. Still… *to Blake* You’re serious? A driving lesson?
Blake: *pats his leg* Would I lie to you?
Jason: *gulps again*
Blake: *gestures at Crimson* You going to answer the question?
Jason: The quest—right. Right. *shakes himself; clears his throat* What was the question again?
La Crimson Femme: What is one fantasy you’d still like to act out with him?
Blake: Yeah, inquiring minds want to know.
Jason: *grins* Well, if I told you, it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it?
Blake: *looking moderately alarmed* You really do have something up your sleeve, don’t you?
Blake: You really should answer the question.
Jason: I did.
Blake: No you didn’t.
Jason: Just make sure you book a few extra days next time you’re in town. You know, for recovery time.
Aleksandr has been published for twenty years, both in print and ebook. He has ten years’ experience as a writing coach, book doctor, and writing teacher, and until recently worked as an editor in financial services.
After co-authoring the M/M military cult classic Special Forces, Aleksandr embarked on a quest to write gritty, edgy, sometimes literary M/M and gay fiction (much of which is romance/erotica)—the only way he can use his American Literature degree these days.
He’s been published with Heyne/Random House, Carina Press, Samhain Publishing, and others, and is an EPIC Awards winner and a Lambda Awards finalist.
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L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .
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