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BLOG TOUR – INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: “Tempest” by Lisa Henry & JA Rock



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


  1. I believe you had the seed idea for this series. Do you remember what prompted it? Or is that lost in the haze of cheap wine and Skittles, much like your house keys, your firstborn child, and that list you’re supposed to send me of what projects we’re working on and in what order?

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.


  1. Do you have a favorite PtF Character?

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.


  1. Would you rather…

…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?


  1. According to every network procedural drama ever, all investigative duos have one straight-laced, by the books partner, and one blithe, unorthodox wildcard. If we investigated crimes, which one of us would be Henry and which one would be Mac?

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.


  1. If you had to sum yourself up in a Shakespeare quote, what would it be?

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.



  1. Which is your favorite united state ending in –ginia?

Hawaiiginia. It’s so beautiful.


  1. Which is your least favorite united state? 

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.



The Giveaway: Thanks for following our tour! To celebrate our release, we’re giving away an awesome prize – an ebook copy of a novel of your choice from either of our back catalogs. We’re also giving away a $20 Riptide gift voucher, and some comfy items picked especially for you by Henry: a pillow shaped like a donut, and a pair of donut-themed socks.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for us to contact you, be it your email, your twitter, or a link to your facebook or goodreads account. Please put your email in the body of the comment, not just in email section of the comment form, because we won’t be able to see it otherwise! On March 20, 2015, we’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments! Be sure to follow the whole tour, because the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the prize!

21 comments on “BLOG TOUR – INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: “Tempest” by Lisa Henry & JA Rock

  1. Isabel
    March 10, 2015

    I’m loving this series! I’m starting The Merchant of Death and I loved the first one! You are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway ;) isabelgrilo@hotmail.com


  2. Barbra
    March 10, 2015

    I’m loving this series. I already have Tempest but I won’t have a chance to read it until this coming weekend, or maybe Monday when I have to go to jury duty. It’s bothering me to know it’s there but I can’t get started yet. :-)



  3. debby236
    March 10, 2015

    Oh no! I must start this series. Thanks for the great post. debby236 at gmail dot com


  4. Serena S.
    March 10, 2015

    Congrats on the new release! Now that the series is complete, I should start it.


  5. Kim W
    March 10, 2015

    Now that the series is finished, I’m really looking forward to reading it.
    kimandpete at me dot com


  6. Susana
    March 10, 2015

    I’m really looking forward to reading this series. Thank you for the giveaway


  7. waxapplelover
    March 10, 2015

    Great interview. I would definitely choose skittles over other options.

    waxapplelover (at) gmail (com)


  8. suze294
    March 10, 2015

    Enjoying Henry and Mac, just need to download Tempest for my next fix!!
    Littlesuze at hotmail.com


  9. Allison
    March 10, 2015

    I loved the interview! :D aahickmanathotmaildotcom


  10. Dyan
    March 10, 2015

    Great interview!

    lovethemoonforever {at} hotmail {dot} com


  11. Antonia
    March 10, 2015

    Thanks for the fun interview! I have Tempest on my kindle, waiting for me to have some reading time later. amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com


  12. bn100
    March 10, 2015

    nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


  13. H.B.
    March 11, 2015

    Fantastic interview! Thank you for it =)

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com


  14. juliesmall1959
    March 11, 2015

    Great interview! Love the series.


  15. Ree Dee
    March 11, 2015

    I really enjoyed this post! Two of my favorite things to read about are mysteries and MM romances! This series just hits the spot (multiple times)! Thank you!


    • Ree Dee
      March 17, 2015

      Forgot this ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com


  16. Christina
    March 12, 2015

    Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

    christina (dot) mcaul (at) gmail (dot) com


  17. Jenn
    March 12, 2015

    Still looking forward to starting this series and thanks for the giveaway!!


    Twitter: @jentay82


  18. Lisa G
    March 13, 2015

    Great interview! This series looks awesome and I’ve moved it to top of the my wish list. Thanks for the chance of winning a copy of Tempest!
    lgrant1 at san dot rr dot com


  19. jenf27
    March 13, 2015

    Just finished Tempest and loved it. I agree with you on the interview Henry vs. Mac in the cabin question. :-)

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com


  20. Ree Dee
    March 15, 2015

    I can’t wait to read series! It is up soon! Thank you for the giveaway!



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