Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Welcome M.J. O'Shea today

Please give a warm welcome to author M.J. O'Shea today as we chat about their new release, Finding Shelter.

How would you describe yourself using only five words?
Hmmm let's see. Giggly, talkative, inquisitive, sparkly (hehe I have a glitter thing:) ) and artistic.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Oh, jeez. Embarrassing. Cheesy pop music would probably be it. Britney, both Justins, Kesha, pretty much any boyband. I <3 all.="" span="" style="color: red;" them="">

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?

It really depends what you're into to be honest! The most people have liked either Coming Home (the first in the Rock Bay series) or One Small Thing, that I wrote with Piper Vaughn. My personal favorite is The Luckiest or the book I have coming out later this year called Catch My Breath. I have a thing for musicians and they're both about bands:)

Coffee, tea or other drink to get you moving in the morning? 

My family is really Irish, so I grew up in a tea house not a coffee house — my mom still doesn't drink coffee. But I do like a lot of the foofy starbucks lattes:) I'm going to go with tea though:)

What is coming up from you in 2013? Anything you want to tease us with?

Of course and always! In June/July I have a book coming out with Dreamspinner called Catch My Breath and it's about...haha… a boyband. My love of cheesy pop reared its ugly head:) Here's a blurb for that one:

Danny Bright knows he was born to entertain people, he just needs his big break. So when he hears that Blue Horizon records is holding auditions looking for the next big thing, Danny jumps at the chance. It doesn’t turn out exactly as he’d imagined though. Instead of getting a solo contract, Danny is put with four other guys — into a boyband. Elliot Price thinks he’s headed for college. An impulsive decision to sing in the local talent search changes all that. Big wig producer Sasha Pulaski happens to see him, hands him a business card, and turns Elliot’s life upside down.
Elliot and Danny are close from the very beginning. They love all the guys, but it’s different with each other. Soon, their friendship turns into feelings more intense than either one of them can ignore, as much as they know they should. The other three boys only want Danny and Elliot to be happy, but when their management team and record label find out two of their biggest tween heartthrobs are in a relationship with each other, they’re far less than pleased. Danny and Elliot find themselves in the middle of a circle of lies and coverups all with one bottom line — Money. They have to stay strong and stick together if they don’t want to lose themselves…and each other.
I also plan to put out a few novellas — Rising Sun, a sci fi sequel to my 2011 title Dark Sun, another paranormal rom-com called A Little Taste of Magic in the same world as A Little Bite of Magic (which will be re-released April 30th), and a contemporary novel in the fall called Newton's Laws of Attraction about teenage sweethearts with a rocky past who find each other again:)

If you could collaborate with one author who would it be? 

Anyone, anyone? My pipe dream would be JK Rowling or Dan Brown. The complex world building and adventure is something I've always wanted to do  and they're both masters of it. In my genre there are lots of people I'd like to work with. I couldn't pick just one.

Finding Shelter
Rock Bay: Book Three
ISBN-13:  978-1-62380-595-1
Pages: 204
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Release Date: April 29, 2013
eBook $6.99
Print $14.99

Justin Foster has nineteen years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal.

Logan O’Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn’t take him long to realize Rock Bay can be more than safe harbor: it can also be home. And for the first time in his life, he finds himself captivated by a man—by Justin.

Justin is attracted to Logan too, but he’s also wary. Physically, Logan reminds him a bit too much of the closeted jerks who used to beat him up after school. But after one awkwardly amazing kiss, he’s smitten, despite how his past and insecurities continue to haunt him. Logan’s love, faith, and stubbornness are just what Justin needs to believe their love is worth fighting for.

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