Thursday, January 19, 2017

Club Raven Blog Tour

Calling His Bluff by BA Tortuga
After his twin dies in battle, it’s Patrick Daniels’ duty to marry his brother’s fiancée. Too bad he can’t make himself do it, and in his distress, he manifests a psychic talent that’s stronger than the tornadoes in his native East Texas. Then a mysterious man from a place called Club Raven steps in and sweeps Patrick off to the booming East Coast city of Baltimore.

Club Raven veteran Remy Blanchard sees Patrick and knows, even though Patrick is very ill, that this is the challenge he’s been waiting for. He nurses Patrick back to health, and begins to teach Patrick to control his talent. His methods might be unconventional, and Patrick might be new to the kinds of sexual games Remy knows best, but the two of them find something in each other that might be just as magical as the gentleman’s club where they meet.

Happy Medium by Julia Talbot
Andrew is out to debunk Max as a medium, not make love to him...

Max Bellame is working his way through 1870s Baltimore as a medium, even if he knows nothing about spirits. He uses the power of his mind to move objects, convincing his clients he's the real thing.

Andrew Meechum works for Club Raven, a gentleman's club that doubles as a paranormal research facility. He sets out to debunk Max, only to be fascinated by the man. Can Andrew convince Max to take a chance on love, and to find his true calling as a medium, or will their personal demons force them apart?

Wishful Thinking by Kiernan Kelly
Tony Brazzio, co-owner of Club Raven, Baltimore's premiere men's club in 1875, has a pocketful of cash and a chip on his shoulder. He’s out to prove to his co-owners -- and himself -- that he’s not a fluke, that anyone can be successful give the opportunity, no matter how poor his beginnings.

Bull O’Brian and Dandy Gilroy are two hoodlums from the rough streets of New York’s Five Points. They’re pickpockets by trade, and both possess psychic talents that make them two of the best. When Tony offers to bring them to Baltimore and give them the chance at a life of riches in polite society, they jump at the chance, if only to steal the members of Club Raven blind.

The best of plans rarely work the way they’re intended, and things swiftly go from bad to worse for Dandy and Bull. There’s murder afoot and a detective on their trail, and not even copious amounts of hot, sweaty sex can ease their fear or guilt.

As for Tony, he’s faced with admitting his experiment is a failure, something he’s loathe to do. It’ll take a great deal of persuasion, a little luck, and a lot of lube to make sure his plans for Dandy and Bull become more than just wishful thinking.

Purchase all three Club Raven novels below!
Calling His Bluff: Evil Plot Bunny | Amazon
Happy Medium: Evil Plot Bunny | Amazon
Wishful Thinking: Evil Plot Bunny | Amazon

Hey, y’all!

I’m Julia Talbot, and I write glbtq romance. I’m here to talk about my book Happy Medium, which is the first book in the Club Raven universe, a shared, historical AU. My partners in crime, BA Tortuga and Kiernan Kelly have also written novels in the universe, and I love them all!

Happy Medium is about Max, who’s a small time con artist in 1870s Baltimore. He’s using a talent for telekinesis to pretend to be a medium, or someone who communicates with spirits. Andrew, who is a member of Club Raven, a gentleman’s club which doubles as a paranormal hub in the city, sets out to debunk Andrew, and sexy hijinks ensue.

I love the spiritualist movement. I’ve read probably a hundred books about it, and that was one of the things that inspired Club Raven in general. Spiritualism is based on the idea that the spirits can communicate with the living, and that the spirits could move on to an advanced state of enlightenment on their plane. The movement is actually American in origin, starting in upstate New York, and Club Raven is set when it would have trickled down into Baltimore, as well as crossed the ocean to England and France.

Now, I have to admit, what intrigues me most about spiritualism is the idea that a medium, or spirit talker, is necessary to communicate with the dead. By all accounts, some people were born to the talent, but anyone could be a medium with enough practice and study. This idea lends itself to all sorts of people taking advantage of family members desperate to talk to dead relatives, especially in the time just after the civil war in America. Charlatans were everywhere, and therefore, so were debunkers. That’s my favorite part. Paranormal investigators like Arthur Conan Doyle.

When I was a teenager I wanted to go to Duke University and be in their paranormal program. I even got accepted to Duke, but couldn’t go. I have an EVP detector on my phone. I adore ghost hunter shows.

When it came time to write Happy Medium, I wanted Max to be a fake, but I wanted to give even that a wee twist. I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to go try it!


Julia Talbot

Meet the Authors:
BA Tortuga
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting, and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

You can find out more about her by following her online.

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Julia Talbot
Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Samhain Publishing, Dreamspinner Press and Changeling Press. She believes in stories that leave a mark, and that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved.

You can find out more about her by following her online.

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Kiernan Kelly
Kiernan's award-winning stories of gay romance envelop diverse themes, varying from paranormal, to fantasy, and science fiction to contemporary romance. She has over eighty titles in ebook and print, published through a variety of houses. Her horror short story release, "Cletus," appears in the Coscom Publishing's book “Bits of the Dead.”

Kiernan also writes young adult GLBT fiction under her Dakota Chase pen name. As Dakota, she currently has three novels and several shorter works available in print and ebook. Mad About the Hatter, her YA gay romance, is a finalist for the American Library Association book list for 2017.

You can find out more about her by following her online.

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