Thursday, July 7, 2016

Into the Blue @penehenson @PridePromo @interludepress

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Into the Blue
Pene Henson
Release date: July 7, 2016

Wacky author interview blitz!
(Treat it like a speed question quiz, it hurts less that way – preferably 5 words for answers, but some questions are so much more demanding…)

What is the perfect slice of pizza?
Nice thin crust, pineapple and a lot of fresh tomato, low on the cheese. I know, I know, it’s hardly pizza at all.

If vampires can't see their reflections, why is their hair always so neat?
I figure they’re keen to distinguish themselves from werewolves and are known to be fierce critics of one another. So if a hair is out of place all the others glare with those vampire eyes until the offending head is fixed.

New ideas, praise, sunshine.

At a movie theater, which armrest is yours?
Right side, just the front half if necessary

The world’s greatest scientists got together and mated the two most violent predators on Earth. What predators would they use and what would the name of this new hybrid be?
Human meets my cat. She’s a killer. But only of cockroaches (she’s not allowed loose on Australia’s native wildlife). Her name’s Rooney. So Roo-sapien?

Instruct someone how to make an origami 'cootie catcher'.
Take a sheet of paper, roll it into a tube, and ask people to breathe into it

Have you ever stolen a pen from a business?
Yes. Blush.

What human trait makes you see red?
People’s anger when another person is different from them.

You’re on The Voice and all four judges turn around—what song did you sing and whose team do you choose to be on?
I’d sing Strong by London Grammar. Or Jeff Buckley’s Last Goodbye. On the Voice Australia I’d pick Joel and Benji Madden… in the US I think I’d choose Christina Aguilera. But I could be led to other coaches.

Go-to sexy read?
Oh. Hum. Read all of Jude Sierra’s books, especially What it Takes.

Tai Talagi and Ollie Birkstrom have been inseparable since they met as kids surfing the North Shore. Now they live with their best friends in a pulled-together family, sharing life and the saltwater in their veins. Tai’s spent years setting aside his feelings for Ollie, but when Ollie’s pro surfing aspirations come to fruition, their steady world shifts. Is the relationship worth risking everything for a chance at something terrifying and beautiful and altogether new?

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

72,600 words – 236 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer
Across from them, one of the Brazilians plays guitar. Ollie doesn’t recognize the song even when a couple of others sing along. The beach is wider and the sand finer than on the North Shore, but every beach is a little like home. Ollie misses the Blue House; he misses the surf and the palms and the shoreline he knows so well. He misses Jaime and Sunny and Hannah. Still, though he’s as far from home as he’s ever been, Ollie’s comfortable. These are his people, too. He leans back on his arms and looks up into the dark.
He’s watched the night sky since he was a little kid, but down here in the Southern Hemisphere he doesn’t recognize the hundreds upon hundreds of stars. The Southern Cross is up there. Ollie tries to orient himself.
Tai shifts toward him, then looks up and follows Ollie’s gaze. The warmth of Tai’s body settles into Ollie’s heart, grounds him. Ollie leans into him a little, and their arms brush to the elbow. The contact simmers in the air between them.
Unexpectedly, Ollie knows what he wants. “Come back to the hotel,” he says quietly to Tai. He pitches his voice low. It hums across the tiny space between them. No one else can hear him over the pounding surf and the sound of the music. It’s easy to be bold in the dark of a beach where Ollie’s never been before. He’s shocked by that same boldness.

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It’s all about the author…
Pene Henson has gone from British boarding schools to New York City law firms. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is an intellectual property lawyer and published poet who is deeply immersed in the city’s LGBTQIA community. She spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors and gazing at the ocean with her gorgeous wife and two unexpectedly exceptional sons. Into the Blue is her first novel.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and for the wacky questions. Happy to chat with anyone who wants more information about my deadly predator cat who is actually a sweet purring machine too, or the book!!