Long and Short Reviews welcomes BA Tortuga whose newest book Real World will be released August 15.
I’m well-known for needing a playlist to write, this playlist is weirdly from when I moved to Austin to go to UT (Hook ‘em). It was the late 90s and I was juggling a career, a kiddo, and a life and somehow, to me, this resonates with Weldon and Dan, who are in a similar space as I was, even if the timing is different.
Ever the Same
Building a Mystery by Sarah McLachlan
You May Be Right 4:09 Billy Joel
Right Through You (Acoustic Album Version) by Alanis Morissette
Morning Song by Jewel
Better That We Break (iTunes Session) by Maroon 5
Not The Doctor by Alanis Morissette
Hard On You by Rob Thomas
Ghost Train by Counting Crows
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Could I Be You by Matchbox Twenty
Good Enough (acoustic guitar) by Sarah McLachlan
Come to My Window (iTunes Originals Version) by Melissa Etheridge
Little of Your Time (iTunes Session) by Maroon 5
Problem Girl by Rob Thomas
Cradlesong by Rob Thomas
A Murder of One by Counting Crows
Rain King by Counting Crows
Brick by Ben Folds Five
Hand Me Down by Matchbox Twenty
Fear by Sarah McLachlan
Snowblind by Rob Thomas
Good by Better Than Ezra
Trouble Me by 10,000 Maniacs
Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin
Something to Be byRob Thomas
Time and Time Again by Counting Crows
Wake Up (Acoustic Album Version) by Alanis Morissette
near you always (acoustic) by Jewel
Secret (iTunes Session) by Maroon 5
Put Your Lights On (Feat. Everlast) by Santana
Abracadabra by Sugar Ray
I Am (Acoustic) by Train
I Shall Believe by Sheryl Crow
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong by Spin Doctors
Raining in Baltimore by Counting Crows
Black & White People by Matchbox Twenty
Elesewhere by Sarah McLachlan
Cold by Matchbox Twenty
Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla
Soul by Matchbox Twenty
Love of My Life (Feat. Carter Beauford & Dave Matthews) by Santana
Who Will Save Your Soul by Jewel
The Burn by Matchbox Twenty
When You Come Back Down by Nickel Creek
Beloved Wife by Natalie Merchant
Give Me the Meltdown by Rob Thomas
My My My by Rob Thomas
Leave by Matchbox Twenty
I Don’t Want to Wait by Paula Cole
You Can’t Count On Me by Counting Crows
Much love, y’all.
A Love is Blind Novel
Dan White is trying to acclimate to civilian life after a long career in the military with multiple combat deployments.
Now he’s home in the Austin area, living with his brother Dixon, Dixon’s husband, Audie, and their two nine-year-olds. During the New Year celebration, Dan meets Abraham Weldon, and the connection is instant.
There’s a kiss. There’s a dance. There’s a proposition.
Then Dan finds out Weldon is bisexual.
And a dad.
With five kids. Five kids, one of whom is a blind fifteen-year-old.
Weldon has been in love twice in his life—with his high school best friend, Blake, and with his wife, Krista, who he met in a Dairy Queen as she was crying over a positive pregnancy test. Love number three hits Weldon like a hammer when he meets Dan.
But since Dan isn’t interested in a guy with kids, they might only get one night together.
About the Author:Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, 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 Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, 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 has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. 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. Find her on the web at BATorgua.