Virtual Book Tour ~ For A Good Time, Call... by Anne Tenino and E.J. Russell (Deleted Scene + Giveaway)
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Deleted Scene 3: Cocktail Fail
If you’ve been following the tour, you’ve already been subjected to several scenes that were deleted in edits—so here’s another! In this one, Nate shows up at the bar where Seth works, trying to work up the nerve to face him again. He discovers that not all the bartenders at Ma Cougar’s have Seth’s commitment to quality of service…
A middle-aged guy with a gut that advertised his taste for his own wares slapped a beer mat on the bar in front of Nate. “What’ll it be?”
“Uh . . .” What was it that Seth had made him that first time? Nate had asked for it to be a dick, sort of—but it had backfired on him when Seth had made the best one he’d ever tasted. “Twelve Mile Limit.”
The bartender gave Nate the stink-eye. “Say what?”
“A Twelve Mile Limit. It’s a Prohibition era cocktail, named for—”
“Never heard of it.”
Interesting customer service technique. “The other bartender made one for me—with his own grenadine.”
“Maybe the other bartender gives a crap, him wanting to be a ‘master mixologist’ and all. How about a draft?”
Nate stared the guy down. “I want a Twelve Mile Limit. I’ve had it here before. If you don’t know how to make one, look it up.”
“Yeah, yeah.” The guy gave Nate a disgusted eyeroll and disappeared into the back—but not before he pulled drafts for three other customers. By the time he returned, those three customers were ready for another round. He set a murky cocktail down in front of Nate.
“Here. It’s on your head, though, ’cause you and I both know I don’t know what I’m doing.”
“Cheers to you too.” Nate took a sip and nearly gagged. It wasn’t on his head, but it was about to be all over the bar, because this thing was vile. Clearly this bartender didn’t take his job nearly as seriously as Seth did—nor did he care about making his customers happy, unless they were the type that just wanted the beer to keep coming at a steady pace without too much unnecessary chitchat.
Nate wasn’t brave enough to ask the guy to give it another try, so he tossed enough cash on the bar to cover the drink—and because he wasn’t a total asshole, included a nominal tip—then headed out the door.
About For a Good Time, Call…
Thirty-seven-year-old Nate Albano’s second relationship ever ended three years ago, and since he’s grace—gray asexual—he doesn’t anticipate beating the odds to find a third. Still, he’s got his dog, his hobbies, and his job as a special effects technician on Wolf’s Landing, so he can’t complain—much.
Seth Larson, umpteenth generation Bluewater Bay, is the quintessential good-time guy, content with tending bar and being his grandmother’s handyman. The night they meet, Seth’s looking for some recreational sex to escape family drama. But for Nate, romantic attraction comes before sexual attraction, so while Seth thinks they’re hooking up, Nate just wants to talk . . . genealogy?
So they declare a “just friends” truce. Then Seth asks for Nate’s help investigating a sinister Larson family secret, and their feelings start edging way beyond platonic. But Nate may want more than Seth can give him, and Seth may not be able to leave his good-time image behind. Unless they can find a way to merge carefree with commitment, they could miss out on true love—the best time of all.
Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/for-a-good-time-call
About Bluewater Bay
Welcome to Bluewater Bay! This quiet little logging town on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula has been stagnating for decades, on the verge of ghost town status. Until a television crew moves in to film Wolf’s Landing, a soon-to-be cult hit based on the wildly successful shifter novels penned by local author Hunter Easton.
Wolf’s Landing’s success spawns everything from merchandise to movie talks, and Bluewater Bay explodes into a mecca for fans and tourists alike. The locals still aren’t quite sure what to make of all this—the town is rejuvenated, but at what cost? And the Hollywood-based production crew is out of their element in this small, mossy seaside locale. Needless to say, sparks fly.
This collaborative story world is brought to you by eleven award-winning, best-selling LGBTQ romance authors: L.A. Witt, L.B. Gregg, Z.A. Maxfield, Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz, Anne Tenino, Amy Lane, SE Jakes, G.B. Gordon, Jaime Samms and Ally Blue. Each contemporary novel stands alone, but all are built around the town and the people of Bluewater Bay and the Wolf’s Landingmedia empire.
Check out Bluewater Bay! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/bluewater-bay
About Anne Tenino
Catalyzed by her discovery of LGBTQ romance, Anne Tenino left the lucrative fields of art history, non-profit fundraising, and domestic engineering to follow her dream of become a starving romance author. For good or ill, her snarky, silly, quasi-British sense of humor came along for the ride.
Anne applies her particular blend of romance, comedy and gay protagonists to contemporary, scifi and paranormal tales. Her works have won awards, she’s been featured in RT Book Reviews, and has achieved bestseller status on Amazon’s gay romance list.
Born and raised in Oregon, Anne lives in Portland with her husband and two kids, who have all taken a sacred oath to never read her books. She can usually be found at her computer, procrastinating.
Connect with Anne:
- Website: annetenino.com
- Blog: chicksanddicksrainbow.com
- Twitter: @AnneTenino
- Facebook: facebook.com//Anne-Tenino-Author
- Goodreads: goodreads.com/annetenino
About E.J. Russell
E.J. Russell holds a BA and an MFA in theater, so naturally she’s spent the last three decades as a financial manager, database designer, and business-intelligence consultant. After her twin sons left for college and she no longer spent half her waking hours ferrying them to dance class, she returned to her childhood love of writing fiction. Now she wonders why she ever thought an empty nest meant leisure.
E.J. lives in rural Oregon with her curmudgeonly husband, the only man on the planet who cares less about sports than she does. She enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.
Connect with E.J.:
- Website: ejrussell.com
- Blog: ejrussell.com/bloggery/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/E.J.Russell.author
- Twitter: twitter.com/ej_russell
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ejrussell/
To celebrate the release of For a Good Time, Call…, one lucky winner will receive a $50 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 15, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!