Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tour: Fighting Addiction by BA Tortuga (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome author, BA Tortuga!

Howdy, y’all.

When I was writing Fighting Addiction, I researched a number of addictions: alcohol, prescription drugs, sex, food.

Eating disorders are a big part of Sebastian’s story, and while I was researching I met a lovely woman. C.’s daughter suffers from anorexia and they were both kind enough to speak with me, help me make sure that Sebastian’s recovery – especially long-term – was handled right.

One of the things C told me was that care-givers are important from the process and that I needed to assure my characters in recovery were given the support they’d need. 

Fortunately, both Markus and Sebastian’s lives where filled with people willing and able to give them the care they deserve.

One of the foods that Markus finds that not only offers him comfort, but it’s small and warm and right for Sebastian’s belly. They’re very good Brazilian friend, Eduardo, taught them to make it.

Also, as someone who is gluten-free, I have to say I make this recipe at least once a week and I absolutely love it. It’s the only thing that is always requested at my dinner parties.

Pao De Queijo

2 c. tapioca flour
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
½ c. butter
1 t. salt
1 ½ c. grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs

Get your oven going to 400 degrees and melt your butter. Once the butter’s melted, pop everything into a blender and whazz the living hell out of it. Pour into either well-greased or really non-stick mini muffin tins. Bake for 16-20 minutes.

They puff up hugely and are best hot. If yours don’t puff, you put too much cheese in. (she says, from experience). These can be reheated, if you do it in the toaster oven. The microwave? No. No, that’s bad. Trust me.

Much love, y’all, and if you or anyone you know needs help with an eating disorder, please contact NEDA at They can get you in touch with help.

BA Tortuga

Fighting Addiction
BA Tortuga
Genre: contemporary, m/m
Publisher: Torquere Press
ISBN: 978-1-61040-377-1
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 64000
Cover Artist: BSClay
Country hat act Markus Kane is pretty skeptical when one of his oldest industry friends calls and asks him to do a joint tour. He and Seb haven’t seen each other in years, not since Markus quit drinking. Maybe not since he and Sebastian Longchamps almost lost their careers to the fact that they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
Sebastian is a country-fried Cajun rocker, and he’s been missing Markus ever since they broke up all those years ago. His label thinks he and Markus are a match made in ticket-sales heaven, but Seb knows better. He knows that it won’t take even the tiniest effort for Markus to break his heart all over again, and this time around he has way more to lose.
Time has changed both men, though, and while Markus and Seb try to fight their addictions, the big music industry machine has plans for them that don’t include the quiet life. Can Markus convince Sebastian that there are things more important in life than adrenaline and control? And can Sebastian make Markus understand that all he really wants is his music and his man?

About the Author:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
Twitter: @batortuga

Tour Wide Giveaways

5 print copies Fighting Addiction - 5 $10 gift certificates to Amazon - 7 $10 gift certificates


  1. Thanks so much for the recipe. I am gluten free and have a hard time finding things that I like
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for the post and the recipe. It sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.
    Congrats on the release. The book sounds like a winner.


  3. Thank you for the chance!


  4. Thanks for te chance to win..Merry Christmas

  5. Busy, busy , , Hello. and Happy Holidays. DebP

  6. I will be sending that recipe to my sister as she and her husband are just starting a gluten free diet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I lovefinding new books and authors to read.


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