Saturday, February 1, 2014

Guest Blogger: Raine O'Tierney

Please welcome fellow author and Wednesday Briefer, Raine O'Tierney, here to talk about her latest
release. And she has bravely answered my infamous Rick Reed questions! What a brave soul. She deserves a drink for that. Be right back. Go ahead and start, Raine!

The Questions
1)      You’re marooned on a small island with one person and one item of your choice—who is that person and what item do you have?
Definitely Siôn O’Tierney—the hubs—because we come up with some awesome m/m together and if you’re going to be stuck on an island, you might as well be writing some kick ass m/m, right? For practicality’s sake, I’d say we’ll bring a Swiss Army knife. I know. Boring. But if we don’t survive, there’s no more m/m.

2)      Which musical would you say best exemplifies your life – and which character in that musical are you?
Moulin Rouge! and Toulouse-Lautrec, I only speak the truth

3)      Take these three words and give me a 100 word or less scene using them:  cliff, café, artist
“You made it!” All the tension he’d felt for the last two hours escaped in one long, quiet sigh. He grinned sappily up at Jake.
“You sound surprised.” Jake’s voice was warm, his smile inviting.
Well, the coffee had long gone cold waiting in the dreary little café. So much waiting, so much people watching. Students and hipsters, artists and businessmen.
 “After the way we left it… Well… I…” His cheeks burned with embarrassment at the memory of his unprompted confession. I love you. He could have thrown himself off a cliff right then—if one had been available.

(~Fin. makes it 100 exactly! ROCK!)

    4)   You’ve just been let loose in the world of fiction, with permission to do anyone you want. Who do you fuck first and why?
Moriarty. And because, it’s Moriarty.

    5)   What is your idea of how to spend romantic time with your significant other?
Playing videogames together. Nerdy, but romtastic! What’s more romantic than losing yourselves in an intricately crafted storyline with a character that you’re both invested in? For the same reason, I find reading a book out loud or collaborating on a story together very romantic!

   6)    When you start a new story, do you begin with a character, or a plot?
Always characters! Gentleman number one and gentleman number two, how they complement each other, and contrast, the ways their bodies fit together, the way they move and… Wait, what was the question?

7)      If they were to make the story of your life into a movie, who should play you?
Chris Hemsworth! What? I want to see him rock a tiny hat or a fascinator.

8)      Who’s your favorite horror villain and why?
Horror scares me. I know that’s the point, but… I’m sorta a huge chicken with VERY vivid nightmares. Like right now…I’m thinking about zombies. Dang it, Julie. Zombie nightmares!

9)      Do you have an historical crush and if so, who is it?
History makes my face hurt.

10)  Is there a story that you’d like to tell but you think the world isn’t ready to receive it?
Probably my retro-futuristic 1920’s mob-ruled Kansas City m/m Romeo x Juliet story.

 (Thank you, Julie Hayes, for hosting me on your blog!)

Under the Table and Into His Heart by Raine O'Tierney
At the Under the Table host club, Valentine’s Day means one thing: cash. Neglected housewives, newly ex-girlfriends, and lovelorn thirtysomethings pay for the attention of handsome men. Shy bartender Jem has always wanted to be a host, and when the club’s owner, Miss Rye, accepts a contract from a MensLove Convention, Jem volunteers to flirt and make out with another host for the ladies’ entertainment. Bailey, an older man who’s had his eye on Jem, convinces Miss Rye to let him be Jem’s partner, and everyone gets more than they expected—especially Jem and Bailey.  

“It was just playacting,” he said emphatically, hoping to make it true. His breath escaped in a little white plume that quickly dissipated on the night air. No. No, it wasn’t.
“Maybe for you.”
Bailey had slipped through the door unnoticed, so that when he spoke, Jem started. He turned on Bailey. “All of that—the kissing—it was real for you?”
“You… like me?”
No one had ever liked him in his whole life. Tolerated him, for the sake of Renzy, yes. But liked him? He could remember standing next to Renzy at school, while his brother received one love confession after another from the girls in their class. They had faces so similar they could almost have been identical twins—if not for the eyes. Renzy was always the one people were drawn to.
“I can take it back if you want,” Bailey said quietly. “If you think I’m too old. Or if you’re not interested in being with a man. I’ll say I was joking just then, and we can pretend it was just a job.”
“You can do that? Just pretend?”
“No. Not really. I doubt I’ll be able to delude myself after tasting you. But for your sake, I can try. All you have to do is tell me that you want me to pretend.”

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Raine O’Tierney is an always-writing, boundlessly enthusiastic, exclamation point addict! (!!!) She is known for declaring every day “the best day EVER!” and every thing her “all-time FAVORITE!” Despite this (obnoxious?) exuberance, she still somehow manages to have a wonderfully encouraging husband, Siôn, (who also writes M/M rom!) and an amazing group of friends and colleagues who continue to support (read: put up with) her. Raine spends her days working as a library lady, fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom.
Website and social media links
Twitter: @RaineOTierney

Thanks for stopping by, Raine! Come back any time!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome interview. And I loved the story. Raine I think we should watch a zombie movie tonight! Mwhahahahahaha!!!