Monday, April 16, 2012

*Blog Tour* Power Play: Resistance by Cat Grant and Rachel Haimowitz *Riptide Publishing*

I want you all to put together a warm Hussy Lair welcome to two wonderful ladies....
Please welcome Ms. Cat Grant and Ms. Rachel Haimowitz!!!!!

Thank you for joining us on the Power Play: Resistance virtual release tour! *throws penis-shaped confetti borrowed from Anne Tenino* No party is complete without favors, so we'll be giving away winner’s choice of one backlist book from Cat or Rachel to one lucky commenter from this blog at the end of the tour. We'll also be giving away a classic Nook pre-loaded with six of our titles to one lucky commenter drawn from all the tour stops, so follow along and party with us at each--you can earn an entry at every stop!

To help celebrate the release of the kinktastic Power Play: Resistance, the authors wrangled their characters into an interrogation chair for your reading pleasure.

Today we’re talking to Devon Turner, star of such Hollywood blockbusters as They’re Coming for You, Thrill Kill and the upcoming live-action version of Devil May Cry. As some of you may recall, he got his start as a young heart-throb on the 1996 TV series California Dreamin’. He divides his time between Hollywood and New York, where his spouse, Nicky Avery, is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Godspell.

1)    So, Devon . . . where did you & Jonathan meet?

At a Time Magazine Top 100 party, actually. He was 24 and taking the world by storm, just divorced and frankly pretty destroyed by it. I was 29 and fresh off the biggest success of my career. We were both honorees, but poor Jonathan was having a hard time enjoying himself. I suppose I always have been one to bring home birds with broken wings, and God was he ever beautiful—still is, to be honest, and I don’t just mean his body or his face. I had to talk to him.

2)    Jonathan’s spoken of “spending time on (my) knees” – an unusual thing for such a well-known Dom (and sadist!) to say. Can you fill us in on what he meant?

He meant exactly what he said; he and the various floors in my home were quite intimately acquainted by the end of our time together.

3)    Congratulations on your recent marriage to Broadway star Nicky Avery. Can you tell us about some of the unique rewards/challenges of being out of the closet in Hollywood?

Thank you! I’d say the biggest reward and challenge is, well, Nicky, the cheeky little bastard. *smiles* But seriously, the biggest reward is knowing that maybe you’re helping people in some small way. I mean, let’s face it, I have a ridiculous job. I get paid ridiculous amounts of money to do ridiculous things that like as not contribute nothing but a fun 90 minutes to society. Of course sometimes you get to work on a project that feels really meaningful, where you feel like, Yeah, this is important, this matters, but mostly you can’t take yourself or what you do too seriously. But coming out—not just as gay but as kinky and proud—well, I get letters all the time from kids, even adults, saying how that helped them to come out too, to feel better about themselves, to not be ashamed, to not hide anymore. That’s more rewarding than anything I could do on a movie screen, and I feel blessed, quite frankly, that I’m in a position where I can make that sort of difference, however small.

The biggest challenge is the flipside of that coin, of course. Did you know “my people” caused Hurricane Katrina? Because apparently we did. And Nicky and I are the butts of a lot of jokes, many not at all friendly. A lot of people out there think we’re sick—it’s not “bad enough” we’re gay; we had to be “sickos” and “perverts” too—and don’t hesitate to write us nasty notes to let us know. Plus the press is rather endlessly fascinated by what goes on in our bedroom. Not that we ever really talk about that, but it sure as shit doesn’t keep them from asking.


Give me six months, and I'll give you the world.

Brandon McKinney has scraped and sacrificed for what little in life he’s ever had. Though it’s been fifteen years since he escaped his father’s abuse, the damage remains. Trust seems as far out of reach as his dream of becoming an architect, and though he’s come to accept being gay, he can’t deny the shame and confusion he feels at other urges—the deeply-repressed desire to submit.

Awakening ~ Coming to you on June 11th
Jonathan Watkins is a self-made Silicon Valley billionaire whose ex-wife took half his money and even more of his faith. Comfortable as a Dominant but wary of being hurt again, he resorts to anonymous pickups and occasional six-month contracts with subs seeking only a master, not a lover.

When a sizzling back-alley encounter cues Jonathan in to Brandon’s deep-seated submissive side, he makes the man an offer: Give me six months of your life, and I’ll open your eyes to a whole new world. Brandon doesn’t care about that; all he wants is the three million dollars Jonathan’s offering so he can buy the construction company he works for. But he soon learns that six months on his knees is no easy feat, and shame and pride may keep him from all he ever wanted—and all he never dreamed he had any right to have.

You can read an excerpt and order Power Play: Resistance here.

About the authors:

Rachel Haimowitz is an M/M erotic romance author, a freelance writer and editor, and the Managing Editor of Riptide Publishing. She's also a sadist with a pesky conscience, shamelessly silly, and quite proudly pervish. Fortunately, all those things make writing a lot more fun for her . . . if not so much for her characters.

When she's not writing about hot guys getting it on (or just plain getting it; her characters rarely escape a story unscathed), she loves to read, hike, camp, sing, perform in community theater, and glue captions to cats. She also has a particular fondness for her very needy dog, her even needier cat, and shouting at kids to get off her lawn.

You can find Rachel at her website, Tweeting as RachelHaimowitz, chatting in the Goodreads forums, and blogging at Fantasy Unbound. She loves to hear from folks, so feel free to drop her a line anytime at metarachel (at) gmail (dot) com.

EPIC Award–winning author Cat Grant lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California, with one persnickety feline and entirely too many books and DVDs. When she's not writing, she sings along (badly!) to whatever's on her iPod shuffle, watches lots of movies, and fantasizes about kinky sex with Michael Fassbender.

Where to find Cat:

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!Photobucket


  1. I hope we'll see a bit more of Devon (and his cheeky bastard) in book 2. =)

  2. Thanks for sharing Devon's thoughts with us. Definitely wouldn't mind spending some more time with him and Nicky. ;)


  3. @ Adara & Lisa - Your wish is our command! Devon & Nicky make a special guest appearance in book #2! :-)

  4. I like Devon's attitude towards his job! XD And the answer to the last question rings so true... *sigh* I'm happy for every celebrity that 'comes out', but at the same... what Devon said about that other side of coin.
    But even I can see the world changing, so I'll hope for the best. :)

  5. I really liked Power Play: Resistance. So intense.Looking forward to books 2 and seeing more of Devon :)
    Love the covers too.


  6. @ Aija - I'm hoping for the best too. :)

    @ elaing8 - Thank you for your kind words! Here's hoping book #2 surpasses your expectations.

    And we really did get lucky with our cover artist. Imaliea's amazing!

  7. Hey Cat!! Thanks for coming over today!! It was awesome of you to pop in!!!!

    And people, I am reading this book and going to finish this tonight!!!! IT is damn!!!!

    1. Thanks for having me, Cecile! Nice place you've got here! :)

  8. Nice to see a bit more of Devon - looking forward to seeing him in book 2. Release date seems so far away, not that I'm at all impatient. Honest!

  9. @ pointycat - June 11th will be here before you know it! :)

  10. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! We hope you've enjoyed learning a bit more about how Jonathan & Brandon's story came to be.

    And now, without further ado, the winner is . . . elaing8!

    elaing8, we'll be contacting you via email about claiming your prize!

    And a big thanks to Cecile for hosting us! :)


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With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)