FOOLISH ENCOUNTERS BLOG TOUR STOP:



HELLO THERE FRIENDS, I HAVE A BLOG TOUR STOP FOR YOU TODAY, AND IT'S AN ANTHOLOGY, SO HERE WE GO! I HAVE A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY, A LIST OF THE BOOKS, AND MY RATING, I ALSO HAVE A FEW QUESTION INTERVIEW SO LET'S GET STARTED:



Author Name: Amy Lane, Angel Martinez, Elin Gregory, Freddy MacKay, JC Wallace, Tali Spencer & Tinnean

Book Name: Foolish Encounters: A Rainbow Gold Anthology

Release Date: April 1, 2015
Blurb:


An accident, a chance encounter, a thought blurted out, a boat blown off course, a change in direction that suddenly runs into the line of fire – the smallest misstep can change everything. These foolish encounters are the moments around which lives pivot and sometimes spin out of control. Join us for tales of imprudent choices and bad decisions that can lead just as easily to hilarity as they can to tragedy.


SHREDDING THE HEART: by J.C. Wallace:

Carefully, he put the phone to his ear. “Nya, just listen. I’m at the hospital and—”

“Oh, my God, are you alright? Are you hurt? I’m coming right now.”

She had always been a little high-strung and was probably on her third cup of coffee.

“No,” Quinn lamented. He couldn’t handle her intensity at that moment. What he needed was sensory deprivation. “I’m okay. Just a collision in the park with a skateboard. Got a few stitches. I won’t be in today. Can you reschedule with Phil?”

“A skateboard? Aren’t you a little old to skateboard?”


I loved Quinn, and you will be delighted with this one just like I was! 4.5 stars!


THE FENESTRATION PENETRATION: AMY LANE:

Steve Gillian, UPS driver, sort of loved his job.

It wasn’t that he got to keep his long-limbed, rangy body fit, but that was a nice side effect. He ran his ass off every time he stopped his truck and leapt out, very aware that he could be observed by Corporate on any given day.

It wasn’t that usually, when people got packages, they were happy with what they got—although that was a plus. Even if he was delivering urns with ashes in them, there was at least a sense of relief, of “Oh thank God, that’s where Grandma went! We can put her on the mantelpiece now!” and sometimes, there was more. Sometimes there was “Oh my God! My dad bought me season tickets to the Kings game!” or “Woot! The shoes I ordered that might not make my feet hurt like a sonofabitch have finally arrived! I’m so happy!” Or even, “Aw, my husband sent me flowers!”

He had to admit, those made his day—but they weren’t really the reason he loved his job.

The real reason he loved his job was that he got to look in lots of windows.

I love Amy Lane's books, and this one is no different! This one will give you a tickle! Gotta love Steve! 5 stars!


THE LUNAR IMPERATIVE: BY ELIN GREGORY: 

"Looks like your ride is here." Occam's voice boomed in the open cargo bay. "Damn, he looks as rough as an asteroid's chuff. He looks nearly as mean as you do, no offence intended."

Haken snorted and shouldered his kit bag, ambling across the bay floor to join the little spacer. He let the satchel dangle from his free hand, swinging it gently to draw the eye.

The wheeled vehicle approaching was unfamiliar to Haken but from the gun mounts on the roof, it was a cast-off from some armed force. Likewise, the man driving it was personally unfamiliar to Haken but a familiar type. Big, scarred, pugnacious. He halted the vehicle and got out, peering into the darkness of the ship.

"You the TS Gorgon? I've come to collect your passenger."

Occam gave Haken a nudge, and they stepped forward into the light.

One of the best ways Haken had found to gauge the worth of a man was by his reactions on first seeing a Vargan. Even fully clothed, they were intimidating. But Haken was half clad so the stranger would be getting almost the full effect of Haken's heavily muscled body and pelted hide peppered with ritual cicatrices, and his fanged smile.

He didn't faint, run away or even step back, but his eyes did widen. He caught a breath then scowled as he realised Haken had noticed.

"Name's Blass," he said. "I didn't know they let your sort off the leash."

I have to say I was happily surprised by this one, it is inventive, and fun! 4.5 Stars

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE BOOKS IN THIS ANTHOLOGY ( i'm afraid i don;t have room for em all) ALL OF THESE STORIES ARE A 4.5 OR 5 IN MY BOOK! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS 



NOW FOR MORE ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

About the authors:
Amy Lane
Amy Lane has two kids in college and two kids in soccer, and four fur-babies up in her business as she writes. She, her Mate, and her brood live in a crumbling crap mansion and squander their funds on movies, travel, and joy.

Angel Martinez

While Angel Martinez is the erotic fiction pen name of a writer of several genres, she writes both kinds of gay romance – Science Fiction and Fantasy. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware, (and full time inside the author's head) Angel has one husband, one son, two cats, a changing variety of other furred and scaled companions, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

Elin Gregory
Elin Gregory lives in South Wales and has been making stuff up since 1958. Writing has always had to take second place to work and family but now the kids are grown up it’s possible she might finish one of the many novels on her hard drive and actually DO something useful with it.
Historical subjects predominate. She has written about ancient Greek sculptors, 18th century seafarers but also about modern men who change shape at will and how echoes of the past can be heard in the present. Heroes tend to be hard as nails but capable of tenderness when circumstances allow.
There are always new works on the go and she is currently editing a novel about spies in the 1920s, finishing one set in 6th century AD England and contemplating one about the Second World War. Any excuse to buy more books!

Freddy MacKay
Freddy grew up in the Midwest, playing sports and running around outside. And honestly, that much has not changed since Freddy was small and throwing worms at other kids, expect worm throwing has been replaced with a healthy geocaching addiction. Freddy enjoys traveling and holds the view a person should continually to learn about new things and people whenever possible.

Freddy's contemporary LGBTQ book,
Incubation: Finding Peace 2, won 3rd Place - Best Gay Erotic Fiction in the 2012 Rainbow Awards. In 2013, Freddy's story, Internment, tied for 3rd Place - Best Gay Fantasy in the Rainbow Awards. Freddy's steampunk/SF story, Feel Me, was a Finalist and honorable mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards for SF.

JC Wallace
JC "Jake" Wallace started writing from a young age, but took a break for marriage, kids, and college (in that order). A few years ago, he rediscovered his passion and ventured out into the brave new world of publishing. He now has several novels and short stories published. At night and on the weekends, Jake writes about all things men, believing there is nothing hotter than two men finding and loving one another, whether for a night or forever. An avid reader of M/M romance, Jake loves a good twist of a plot, HEA, HFN, or tragic ending. He also writes what his bestie calls HUNK (Happy Until the Next Kidnapping). In his daytime hours, Jake works with individuals with autism and behavior problems. He is owned by a beautiful partner, three kids, two grandchildren, two dogs and one cat. He lives in the Adirondack Mountains in Northern NY.

Tali Spencer
Tali Spencer fell in love with writing at an early age and never stopped. Thanks to a restless father, she grew up as a bit of a nomad and still loves to travel whenever she can. Her longest stint in one place was Milwaukee where she went to college, enjoyed a series of interesting careers, and raised three surprisingly well-adjusted sons. She later married her true love and put down new roots in Philadelphia, where she lives in an ongoing Italian American family sitcom. At least she’s learned how make good pasta. When not writing, Tali reads everything from sweet goofy romances to medical research, manages her fantasy football team—go Gekkos!—and takes long walks with her loving, if slightly neurotic, poodle.

Tinnean
Tinnean has been writing since the 3rd grade, where she was inspired to try her hand at epic poetry. Fortunately, that epic poem didn't survive the passage of time; however, her love of writing not only survived but thrived, and in high school she became a member of the magazine staff, where she contributed a number of stories. 

It was with the advent of the family's second computer – the first intimidated everyone – that her writing took off, enhanced in part by fanfiction, but mostly by the wonder that is copy and paste.

While involved in fandom, she was nominated for both Rerun and Light My Fire Awards. Now she concentrates on her original characters, and recent novels have received honorable mention in the 2013 and 2014 Rainbow Awards.

A New Yorker at heart, she resides in SW Florida with her husband and two computers.

Ernest Hemingway's words reflect Tinnean's devotion to her craft: Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.


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3 eBooks of Foolish Encounters
$10 Gift Certificate
$15 Gift Certificate
An eBook copy of They Come by Night by Tinnean,
An eBook copy of Snow on Spirit Bridge by Freddy MacKay
Choice of eBook from Angel Martinez's backlist
Choice of eBook from Elin's Gregory's backlist
Surprise prize from Tali Spencer
Choice of eBook from JC Wallace's backlist

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NOW HERE IS THAT SHORT Q&A WITH ANGEL MARTINEZ I PROMISED YOU! :) :

1. Do you collaborate with each other much doing an anthology? 

That really depends on the type of anthology and the people involved. I’ve written in collections where the authors had to decide on certain details together that would be consistent throughout. But most anthologies are written around a theme or a prompt and the authors work separately.

Just for fun, Freddy and I collaborated on the universe our stories are set in for this anthology. Our stories have a single intersection point, where you see characters from Freddy’s story in mine, and then have mine mentioned in Freddy’s. For consistencies sake, we did have to work together on a new interspecies pact and universe, on how the aliens interact (or don’t) with humans and so on. There were a number of manic sessions of hammering that out which may or may not have involved a lot of giggling.

2. What is your favorite thing about working with fellow authors of the genre if so?

Collaborating with any other author can be a bit tricky. But when you find the right fit for collaboration, it’s marvelous. You feed off each others energy, act as this weird sort of amplification device for each others ideas.

The most wonderful thing about writing with other authors in your genre and sub-genre, even better, is all the things you don’t have to explain. Other authors of gay fiction already get what you’re working toward. You don’t have to answer questions about why. When you write with other science fiction authors? It’s even better. We both understood the need for interplanetary government structure, for cultural issues and alien tech. It’s an instinctive understanding of the bones of a genre that allow you to move more quickly into the actual story and characters.

3. Do you plan to work together on another anthology? 

This particular anthology was done from a set of prompts that authors volunteered to do. Not certain this exact group of authors would write together again, though I’m sure some of us will.

Freddy and I have worked together on several anthologies for Mischief Corner Books and will definitely be working on others in the future, along with several other authors. We do have a spooky anthology slotted for late October, just in time for Halloween.

These are such awesome answers! Thanks Angel! :)

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