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Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, the authors of TEMPEST. We’re touring the web taking about our influences, our processes, anything we can think about actually, and even giving you guys a sneak peak or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!
Today, J.A. Interviews Lisa
I am absolutely going to send you that list, the minute I find it. Look, last I saw it was in Chicago. Maybe if I retrace my steps…
I don’t actually remember what prompted the idea for this, except that I wanted to write a fun action thing, and I wanted it to be a trilogy, but that seemed like a lot of hard work so I needed some to help me do it. And by “help me do it” I of course mean “do most of the work while I watched television”. So thanks for that.
I feel bad for saying this, but of course it’s Henry. Because Henry is crazy and says whatever the hell he wants. I mean I love Mac, and would totally want him by my side in a crisis. But I would want Henry by my side every other time, because Henry has Skittles and a sense of humour.
…Spend ten hours in an interview room with Henry trying to get his witness statement? Or spend two days in a cabin with Mac after he’s just quit caffeine and sugar?
I would rather spend two days in a cabin with Mac. Because as much as I adore Henry, I would never want to be in the position of authority over him. That leads to madness. And ulcers. Mac might be a little cranky, okay, a lot cranky, but he’s legally obligated not to shoot people in the head. I like to think that would hold even during caffeine and sugar withdrawals.
…Be arrested for driving a stolen car, but get to keep your duffel bag of junk food? Or narrowly escape arrest for being a con artist and general nuisance, but not be allowed to stay at the FBI office and eat birthday cake?
I can’t possibly choose between a duffel bag full of junk food and a birthday cake. Although, on volume alone, I’m going to chose the junk food. I’m not an idiot. I’ll still be eating junk food when the cake is all gone.
…Drink wine or drink wine?
Drink wine. Is there wine? I was promised wine for doing this interview. Where is my wine?
I think we would both be Henry. This is why we will never be asked to investigate crimes. Not even on TV. Also, we would both be thrown off the imaginary force for drunkeness. If we were in a cop show though, you’d have to drive because I couldn’t possibly do that on the wrong side of the road. So I guess I’d be the one leaning out the window trying to shoot out the tires of the car we were chasing. Then some stuff would explode. Shortly after that, the chief would demand we hand in our badges.
I’m stealing it from Hamlet:
“I am but mad north-north west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.”
I love it because okay, sometimes I don’t always know a hawk from a handsaw, or my arse from my elbow, but when conditions are right I absolutely do, and those are the times I am proudest of myself.
AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY QUIZ!
Hawaiiginia. It’s so beautiful.
Florida. I’m sorry, Florida, but you’re shaped like a dick. And not even a nice dick.
Something wicked this way comes.
FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness and con man Henry Page are on the run again. This time they’re headed back to where it all began: Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats. Henry’s not happy about lying low at the McGuinness family farm, but they’ve got nowhere else to go.
While Mac fights to clear his name and Henry struggles with whose side he’s really on, a ghost from the past threatens to destroy everything. And those aren’t the only storms on the radar. Cut off from both sides of the law, Mac and Henry must rely on their tenuous partnership to survive.
If Henry can convince himself to let Mac see the man behind the disguises, they’ll stand a chance of beating the forces that conspire against them. The course of true love never did run smooth, but for the two of them, it might be their only hope.
You can check out TEMPEST at Riptide.
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