HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE A PROMO POST FOR IF I WERE FIRE; BY HELOISE WEST, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU GUYS, I HAVE BOOK INFO, AN EXCERPT, LINKS, AUTHOR Q&A, AND EVEN AN AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS AND A GIVEAWAY! SO LET'S GET TO IT:
Author Name: Heloise West
Book Name: If I Were Fire
Release Date: September 16, 2015
In 18th century Siena, Count Salvesto Masello has returned home to find the family villa and his father's estate steeped deeply in debt. In order to save it, he has been selling off valuable family heirlooms, but he is running out of silverware. Somewhere in the villa his deceased father had hidden the art treasures that will pay the debt, but Salvesto can't find them anywhere.
Amadeo Neruccio has been on the run from the vicious pimp, thief, and pawnbroker Guelfetto, but his toughs finally catch him and bring him to the cellar where Count Masello is selling off his silver. When the count learns what fate Guelfetto has in store for Amadeo, he intervenes and trades the last of his mother's dowry for the young man's freedom.
Salvesto had left home over ten years ago to live the life of adventure he craved. He had also hoped to leave his broken heart behind. When he rescues young Amadeo, he did not expect to find love again, or that his adventures had yet to end.
Pages or Words: 19,000 words
Categories: Fiction, Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance
I LOVE A GOOD HISTORICAL, AND THIS LOOKS LIKE A GOOD ONE! HOW ABOUT AN EXCERPT?
Everyone knew everyone’s business in the small hilly honeycomb town of Siena. The house the Masello had once occupied for short periods during the year belonged to a rich merchant now. The eldest Masello had died in a hunting accident in the countryside, and his father, it was said, died of grief a year later. This event had brought the new conte home to the villa with the leaky roof, the broken-backed barn, and massive debt. Yet perhaps Conte Masello was not as bad off as they said, for he had paid Amadeo’s debt to Guelfetto.
Likely Amadeo was wrong about that, too, as the conte had traded for his freedom with silver dishes and spoons. Amadeo swallowed hard but could not dislodge the lump in his throat, a combination of gratitude and resentment. Life in a Florentine bathhouse and sexual slavery to the traditional enemies of Siena was no life at all. He shuddered. He had meant it about throwing himself on the tender mercy of the river.
What kind of master was the new Conte Masello? He glanced at the man beside him and found warm hazel eyes gazing down at him. His new master’s hair was as brown as chestnuts and touched with gray strands. Whatever he’d been doing while the family fortunes dwindled—soldiering, sailing, perhaps even tramping about in the New World—had made him a man with a face weathered by the sun and muscles that strained the seams of his fine clothes. He was broad-shouldered and a forearm’s length taller than Amadeo, who felt like a willow tree beside such an oak.
“We have another stop to make,” the conte whispered. “Finish your prayers.”
The hard press of the conte’s velvet-clad shoulder and the intimacy of his warm breath on Amadeo’s neck sent a small shock through him, and his cock stirred restlessly in response.
Oh no, you don’t. You are not to ruin this chance for me either. Pardon me, dear Saint Catherine. I pledge to you I will stay away from the gaming tables and this man’s bed.
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GRAB IT UP FRIENDS, THIS IS GONNA BE A GOOD ONE! HERE IS AN AUTHOR Q&A FOR YOU:
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Heloise West author of If I Were Fire.
Hi Heloise, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
- Tell us something no one else knows about your characters.
Well, my editor wanted to see more of these two because there is so much more to them, so I’m hoping we’re going to find out what those things are in the future.
Bec- Oh that is great news, I really can't wait to read this one!!
- Have you ever written something that made you cry?
The scene with Amadeo and his former lover made me very sad—I don’t cry easily, anyway. I had a character in another book believe his lover had died in a horrible way, and he cried his eyes out. I felt terrible and mooned around for a couple of days.
Bec- I love this when an author feels that strongly about what they write, I will go ahead and say, I will more than likely cry at that part!!
- Have you ever co-written with someone before?
No, but I’ve been invited to and that’s a project for another time, one I’m looking forward to.
Bec- I am sure there are pros and cons to working with someone else, but I bet it will be fun!!
- What is the most difficult part of writing for you?
I’m slow and that annoys me, so I start getting in my own way. Or maybe it’s me getting in my own way that slows me down. Either way, I’m not as fast a writer as I want to be. I don’t mean 10,000 or even 5,000 a day, just a better daily output than the last six months.
Bec- I would probably get in my own way too, I am a huge over thinker!
- Name your four most important food groups.
I struggle with low carb, likely because I’m of Italian descent and my soul craves pasta, bread, and cheese constantly. It’s not good for me, though, to eat like that. Vegetables are my best friend right now, fresh fruit, popsicles and popcorn. ☺
Bec- I struggle with that too, but unlike you I don't really have the will power to resist seasoned roasted potatoes! Thanks Heloise, for answering these questions, this was fun!!
MAN THAT WAS FUN!! I LOVE AUTHOR Q&A'S, HOW ABOUT WE LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT THIS AUTHOR WITH A BIO AND SOME SOCIAL LINKS:
About the author:
Heloise West, when not hunched over the keyboard plotting love and mahem, dreams about moving to a villa in Tuscany. She loves history, mysteries, and romance of all flavors. She travels and gardens with her partner of 10 years, and their home overflows with books, cats, art, and red wine.
Where to find the author:
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
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