Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Virtual Blog Tour: The Thief by Patricia Logan (Excerpt, Interview, Giveaway)

Book Name: The Thief
Series? Marine Bodyguards                          If yes, what number? Two (Can be read as a standalone)
Release Date: February 28, 2015

Author Name: Patricia Logan
Author Bio: Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.

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Publisher: Westburg Publishing
Cover Artist: Jeff Adkins

Blurb(s): Former Marine and bona fide hero, Ranger Corrigan, is one paycheck away from joining his brethren among the ranks of Los Angeles’s homeless Veterans. When he is offered a great paying job in a palatial mansion, Ranger jumps at the chance for a roof over his head and a hot meal in his belly.

Handsome and cultured Landry Metzel lives too well to be the insurance appraiser he claims to be, and Ranger can’t help but want to know why he’s been hired to protect an innocuous man with no enemies. Metzel certainly won’t be sorry to see him go.

As famous masterpieces suddenly begin disappearing from private collections, Ranger begins putting two and two together. When an LAPD detective starts asking questions about murders tied to the thefts, Ranger suddenly wants to learn more about the man he’s hopelessly attracted to.

A wisecracking former Marine, a man with a desperate secret to hide, and a murderous villain come together in a tale of murder, danger, intrigue, and the crime of the century.

Categories: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Mystery, Thriller

“I know it’s silly… please don’t laugh at me but, I just imagine you came in and swept me off my feet, picked me right up and set me on the back of your white horse and made me… well… you made me feel complete Ranger.” Landry chuckled. “Ranger… you complete me… I love you.” Ranger lay there quietly listening, probably stunned by Landry’s revelation. “You don’t have to say anything back to me, baby, but I just wanted you to know… I love you.”

Landry quieted, listening to Ranger’s breathing as something suddenly dawned on him. He frowned.

“Ranger?” he whispered. “Baby?” Landry let go of the gorgeous hair he loved so dearly and reached around, pushing gently at Ranger’s shoulders. Ranger breathed deeply, his chest rising and falling. “Ranger…” Landry said a little louder. He frowned and pushed at Ranger as he felt his flaccid cock slide out of his ass. “Ranger!” Landry squirmed out from under him as he finally pushed hard on Ranger’s pecs.

Ranger groaned and rolled to his back and Landry rolled with him, propping himself up on one elbow as he looked down into Ranger’s relaxed face. His long black eyelashes lay against his cheeks. When his mouth fell open, he let out a loud snore. “Khhaaaaa!”

“Are you fucking kidding me?” Landry asked. “Are you ASLEEP?”

Pages or Words: 73,000 words


Why did you choose to write M/M stories?
Because they seemed to hit a cord deep inside me from the first time I picked up a MMF menage story. The dynamic between the two guys was so hot that I couldn’t care less to read about what they did with the girl in the story. I just wanted more and more of the guys together. That was my introduction to MM and once I discovered it, I never went back to any other reading. When I began to write, I naturally gravitated to my favourite genre which was this one.
What is for you the perfect book hero?
A man who is strong and kind. That can be physically strong with a strong emotional/mental component, or it can be a physically average or weaker guy who is determined and strong in other ways. I love nerdy types like my character Landry in “The Thief”. He’s not a huge ripped specimen of a man but he is brilliant, beautiful, and he has a great heart. He’s also got an inner strength of character which Ranger, my physically strong Marine finds so attractive. He has to have decent morals, an incredibly strong sense of the difference between good and evil and he has to be kind to people who are flawed. If he starts out as a jerk, (and I’ve written those characters several times), then he’d better end up good and decent by the end of the story.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
These days it’s writing love scenes. They get very old for me so I really have to be on my game to get in the zone. Usually some meditation music will send me where I need to go but I really want to make everything real and honest and I want my readers to fall in love with my lovemaking scenes. Hopefully, I can do that for years to come. I know I just have to work at them a little more than I used to.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. She passed away in 2007 and her talent was a great loss to the world. She only published 13 long novels (MF) but her books are incredible works of romantic art. She could paint masterpieces with her words and bring the page alive in my mind. That’s something you don’t find everywhere. I miss her books so much. They started me on my journey of romance fiction way back in the early 70’s but her books are as good today as they were then. When a book can stand the test of time, you know an author is the best.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m not terribly interesting. Haha. I’ve been a published author for the last 5 years. Prior to that, I was a mortgage broker for almost 20 years, an AIDS hospice nurse in the early nineties, and a jeweler before that. Writing is my 4th and last best career. I have 4 almost grown children and I’ve been married 29 years. It’s an average life in a small town in Southern California. If it weren’t for the high cost of living here, it would probably be the greatest place on earth to live. I cook, I read, I garden, and I love going to my youngest daughter’s soccer games. Her friends keep me young and they remind me how much our world has changed since I was a kid. We are a lot more tolerant society and that is a really great change.

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  1. I like Kathleen E. Woodiwiss books but Patti's are so much better!

  2. OMG! That woman was incredible, Lorraine. "The Wolf and the Dove" is still my favorite book of all time. You are lovely to say so, though.

  3. Not that interesting? You sell yourself short, Patti. =) I have tons of fun and comedic stories about you. You're simply awesome, crunchy hair and all!

    1. Mr. Alan, I have already used you in a book or have you forgotten? I may just have to do that again. LOL (((Hugs))) pumpkin!

  4. Looking forward to this read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Looking forward to this read! Thanks for the giveaway!