Monday, September 1, 2014

Dirty Dozen Blog Tour! Yes, there are freebies to be had!

     Hey everyone. Here’s a bonus for you guys. Now who doesn’t like a good ol’ cornfed, beef loving country boy? Yeah, I know I do. Meet Carter Quinn, y’all. A fellow author whom I’m sure you’ll love. He’ll be at GRL this year. 

     This is part of the blog hop that some of us supporting authors have going for GRL. A lot of talent here, so follow along and keep up. Oh and yeah, there’s free stuff too! 

     Okay, Carter, you owe me a beer and that kiss you know where… And heeerrrreeeee’s Carter! 

     Bio: Carter Quinn was born and raised in a very small Western Kansas town where cattle vastly outnumber humans. He began spinning tales in fourth grade. After high school, he shelved his creativity in favor of a career. Now that he knows gay fiction doesn’t have to be depressing, he’s told Corporate America to kiss his books. Carter lives in the Denver area, near his beloved Colorado Avalanche. 

     Dirty Dozen questions & giveaway items… 


TM ~ What inspires you most when you are writing? 
CQ; Being outside and having music playing. One or the other is essential. If I can get both, I’m a happy boy. 

Tempeste ~ What brought you to write m/m? What keeps you writing in this genre? CQ: As a gay man, my mind has always worked with m/m pairings. I think this genre is big enough for me to explore all sorts of stories between two men who are or have fallen in love. 

Carter ~ Of all the characters you've written, who is your favorite and why? 
CQ: Do I answer my own question? I love Avery (Out of the Blackness). When he first whispered to me, he was so incredibly wounded and shy. To be able to help him come out of that state and learn to love was a tremendous gift. I’m looking forward to seeing him again in his sequel. 

LE ~ Many of us have pen names that we use and there are an infinite number of ways and reasons behind them, but I doubt many of them reflect the names we wish we’d been born with. If you could micro-manage the ultimate do-over, what birth name do you want? What nickname? 
CQ: I was named after my father and his baby brother, so I’ve actually never felt my name belonged to me. I’m sure if you’d asked me this five years ago I could have had an answer, but now that I’m also Carter Quinn, I don’t feel the need to alter my own. 

Morticia ~ Name one unusual fact about yourself that you think your readers would be surprised to learn. 
CQ: I studied Russian History and World War I 

Rafe Haze: "What do you do that most injurs the progress of your writing, and why do you do it?" 
CQ: Not doing it. Because I have an avoidant personality, so if I have a problem with a plotline or a character, I’d rather ignore it until it works itself out in my head. 

Jeff ~ If you had to trade writing for another creative pursuit, what would it be? 
CQ: I would love to be able to sing or paint. 

Max ~ In one sentence, write the beginning of a sex scene using some kind of food. Think of it as your hook. 
CQ: “Honey, do we have any cherries?” (I know. I’m a tease.) 

Wade ~ Name one of your favorite characters of all time that someone else wrote. Can be M/M or any genre. 
CQ: Unquestionably Matt from Marie Sexton’s Promises. He makes me quiver. 

JC ~ If you could be one of your characters, who would you be and why? 
CQ: Trick. He’s an NHL goalie. What’s not to love? 

Diana ~ How many versions of a book do you usually write before you arrive at ‘the one’, and how does your editor impact that? 
CQ: The characters change my initial idea of the story as I write so the final product is never exactly what I intended. I’d say I have an ugly first draft, then a more polished second and it’s done. 

Ethan ~ If you came with a warning label, what would it be? 
CQ: Warning: Boring in real life 

Giveaway: Carter ~ ebook copy, winners choice 

Upcoming Release: Vanished, coming September 17 Henry Cooley has good friends and a good life. He’s secure in his job and his relationship. He and Tom, the love of his life, are about to celebrate their twenty-first anniversary as a couple. Their son, CJ, is in his second year at Cal Arts. Henry's only problems are his growing dissatisfaction with his job and the fact that Tom's parents still hate him, even after all these years. At least those are his only problems until the morning he wakes up to discover Tom has vanished. 

Available for pre-order here: 

Out of the Blackness 
The Way Back In the Crease (free read on website) 
I’m Every Goalie (free read on website) 
 Contact Info 
On Twitter: @Carter_Quinn 

     There are three different Prize Packs up for grabs for this giveaway. Enter below via Rafflecopter, winners to be chosen and contacted at the time the blog hop ends. Good luck everyone! 
     E-book Extravaganza Prize Pack! Authors JC Wallace, TM Smith, Tempeste O'Riley, Max Voss, Diana Copland, Ethan Stone, Morticia Knight, Wade Kelly and Carter Quinn are each donating ONE e-book (winner's choice) to this pack!! 

     Triple Hitter Prize Pack (all e-books.. Hat Trick from Jeff Adams, Dare to Love Forever from JC Wallace, The Library from TM Smith) 

     Don't go home empty handed! e-book copy of Dare to Love Forever from JC Wallace

Click the link below to enter.


  1. OMGosh! I'm boring in real life too! ;)
    I look forward to meeting you Carter! See you in Chicago.

  2. Carter, we should talk hockey in Chicago, even though we're for different teams, Go red Wings!

  3. Great post guys! This is going to be fun at GRL!!