Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Virtual Tour: M/M ~ Buttermilk Ranch by Patricia Logan ~ (ARC Review, Author Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Virtual Tour: M/M ~ Buttermilk Ranch by Patricia Logan ~ (ARC Review, Author Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Patricia Logan
Book Name: Buttermilk Ranch
Release Date: August 29, 2015
Publisher: Westburg Publishing
Cover Artist: AJ Corza

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Wendell Blackowl has spent all his life in the working cow horse show ring where toiling with sweaty cowboys all day is the fodder for wet dreams. Though privately he’s come to terms with his sexuality, publicly Dell’s had to build a façade. When his beloved horse Buttermilk dies, Dell finds himself at loose ends so he decides to pick himself up by his boot straps and do what he’s always wanted to do… open an environmentally friendly organic vegetarian café.

Pace Avila, well known music critic, has been drawn to Austin by the live music scene. When friends invite him to check out a fresh new dinner experience, Pace reluctantly agrees to push the deadline on his national column. He isn’t interested in vegetarian food or a restaurant with the cheesy name of Buttermilk Ranch Café, but the moment Pace lays eyes on the stunning cowboy chef, things begin looking up. 

When openly gay Pace walks into his cafe and his life, Dell realizes he’s tired of living a lie and tired of being alone. When Mother Nature throws an unprecedented storm at Austin, the muddy waters threaten to wipe out everything Dell’s worked so hard to build. He soon realizes that with a man like Pace by his side, love really can conquer all.

Pages or Words: 62,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Western/Cowboy

“Yoo Hoo! Dell, ya up there, ya sidewinder! Get outa bed or I’m gonna drag that lazy ass out!”
“What?” Pace said, startled awake as he lifted his head from Dell’s chest where he’d fallen asleep in the wee hours of the morning. He wiped his face of drool and stared across the muscled chest he loved, finding Dell’s face. He had one eye peeled open and he didn’t look all too happy by what sounded like Branch’s bellowing from downstairs.
“Fuckin’ ass poor timin’,” Dell grumbled as they both sat upright in bed. Pace knew it would be pretty awful if Branch came bursting into the room with them, lying buck naked in bed. “Guess I’d better find out just what the hell he’s doin’ here.” Pace watched as Dell threw his legs over the side of the bed. He watched his ass from behind, noting the muscled expanse of his back and the thick thighs he loved so much, as the man stood.
“What the hell is he doing here? He and the boys had a show,” Pace grumbled.
“Ya rattlesnake! Ya need me to come up there and put my boot up yer ass?” Branch howled. Pace couldn’t help but chuckle. He loved his brother but he loved the disgusted look on Dell’s face more. Dell walked to the doorway and stuck his head out.
“I’ll be down in a minute, ya jackass… unless ya want to see me in all my nekkid glory!” Dell yelled back.
Pace heard a chuckle coming from downstairs. “Hell naw! Get some clothes on there, scarecrow! Yer movin’ slower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.”
“Oh for Christ’s sake, here we go,” Dell said, glancing over at him. Pace just buried his face in the pillow and laughed.

Author Interview:

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Patricia Logan, author of Buttermilk Ranch. 

Hi Patricia, thank you for agreeing to this interview.

What inspired you to write a story about Vegetarian Cafe, is this something that's important to you?

I was lucky enough to attend the Austin Author Affair in May this year right about the time that the massive storm passed through town causing flooding all over central and south Texas from Austin down to Houston. I stayed with a friend of AJ Llewellyn who is a vegetarian. I’ve had vegetarian food before but until I stayed with AJ and Tam, who are both vegetarians, I hadn’t learned to appreciate it. After my time in Austin, I was asked by my Italian translator to write a cowboy book. Gay cowboys are apparently very popular in Italy so I wrote Buttermilk Ranch with a cowboy who retires from the working cow horse world and opens a vegetarian café as a nod to both gay cowboys and vegetarians.

I loved the food I ate and I had no idea so many tasty foods can be made without meat. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gradually moved away from meat in my diet primarily because I can digest vegetables so much easier than meat now. But, even if I hadn’t had digestive issues, I’ve become a great admirer of the animal rights movement and I am trying to phase meat out of my diet entirely. I think I will get there eventually. I’ve already begun ordering vegetarian dishes from menu selections in restaurants and I find I just enjoy them so much more than those with meat.

What are your favorite qualities about each of these main characters?

Wendell Blackowl (my cowboy, Dell) is a man of commitment. He’s committed to living healthy, introducing others to vegan/vegetarian foods, and living a lifestyle without meat in his diet. Coming from a world where all his friends are steak and potatoes kind of guys, that’s saying something. He’s also a proud Native American man with a mother who’s a Native American spokesperson and activist for their tribe. He refuses to cut his long hair because he doesn’t want to lose any of his heritage, even in the looks department. He’s in the closet at the beginning of the book and he’s never had a sexual relationship with anyone, much less a man. When he realizes he’s tired of living without love in his life, he comes to terms with his homosexuality and embraces it in a big way, coming out to the world in a pretty bold way. He’s strong, committed, and brave and those are the things I admire in a person.
Pace Avila, his openly gay lover, is fearless. He wears his blond hair spiked on the top of his head and dyed rainbow colors. He dresses in flamboyant clothing and doesn’t give a damn about what the typical Texan on the street says or thinks about him. He knows who he is and goes after what he wants and in this case, what he wants is a gorgeous vegetarian cowboy. Yee Haw! He’s also incredibly intelligent and of course, Pace is a writer, something I can relate to.

How did you come up with the title of this book?

I had just written my outline and took a break to make lunch. I was thinking to myself, “What the heck am I gonna call this cowboy book?” when I opened the door to the fridge to make a sandwich. On the top shelf was the result of my husband’s shopping trip of the night before, staring me right in the face… a jar of Buttermilk Ranch dressing. I started laughing, made my sandwich, came back upstairs, and saved my outline titling it, Buttermilk Ranch Outline, and my story was born.

When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

When I retired from the mortgage world after its collapse in 2007, I started reading my entire library of MF vanilla romances. After I finished what I had, I began buying more and discovered MM. At that point, I began devouring everything I could get my hands on. 8 years ago, there weren’t that many MM writers, believe it or not… about 40 or 50 and I read all of them. At some point, I decided to sit down and write one so I did. That was it. I never looked back. This week, I am coming up on my 5th year as a published author and it’s pretty cool to realize that Buttermilk Ranch will be my 40th title in 5 short years. Boy,that time went fast.

Can you share the project(s) you are currently working on?

I am currently writing a book called Unforeseen Danger. It is a companion novel to the Lei Crime series by Toby Neal, published in the Kindle Worlds. I got involved in this project because my friend AJ Llewellyn wrote one and it looked like a lot of fun. My novella has gay characters but there is no sex or profanity on the page. That’s something I’ve never tackled before but I am finding it very liberating, not having to include sex scenes and really concentrate on the thriller/mystery angle of the book. It is a blast and the story is really good and fast paced, dealing with the methamphetamine/ice trade in LA and Hawaii. If you want a great cop story, this is the one for you! It will be released just prior to Oct 31st, 2015.

Tracy's Review:

3 Stars

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

I've read rave reviews about Patricia Logan's books. The blurb sounded really intriguing, so I thought why not? Maybe this was the wrong Patricia Logan book to start with.

This book was syrupy sweet, and filled with the overly used words, Cowboy (my cowboy, my hot Cowboy, my sexy cowboy, my big cowboy, you get my point), Darlin' and I don't know how many times I heard them say "they were falling for the other".

The southern culture and language was kinda cheesy. There was instalove! Everything just felt too perfect. There relationship, Dell coming out, yeah it was all a little too easy. There was no real angst.

This book wasn't badly written, it just wasn't for me.

If you're in the mood for a sugary sweet, sexy love story... I definitely say I recommend this. For me it was just a little too over the top. I will give her work another try, because I have heard really great things.

Meet the author:
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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