Guest Authors Leta Blake and Keira Andrews

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Susana: My guests today are characters in Ascending Hearts, a new M/M romance by Leta Blake and Keira Andrews. This story is part of the Tempting Tales series from Ellora’s Cave.

Susana: Please introduce yourselves, gentlemen.

J: I’m Jack.

R: And I’m Rion.

Susana: How did the two of you meet?

R: He invaded my home—a castle in the clouds—by means of a truly vexing giant beanstalk. Then he took me hostage, tied me to a bed—

J: Who took whom hostage first? And you made me strip and wash with freezing cold water. I think that’s torture, actually.

R: In my defense, Outsiders are known to be filthy creatures. Or so I thought.

J: So you thought quite erroneously.

R: Yes, I was wrong. I admit it!

J: Well, I was wrong, too. I thought he was a giant, but it turns out he’s just a ridiculously handsome and formerly misguided man.

R: That’s not how you put it when we met.

J: I might have been slightly misguided myself.

Susana: Was it love at first sight?

R: Hate at first sight is more accurate. Instant loathing.

J: We had some prejudices to work through. Communication wasn’t our strong suit.

Susana: What changed?

R: We hated each other with a passion, and then that passion…transformed. Ahem.

J: We couldn’t keep our hands off each other.

Susana: Rion, what is your worst or most frustrating quality?

J: Let me answer that. He’s loyal to a fault.

R: It’s true that I kept to what I saw as my duty long after I perhaps should have known better.

J: Perhaps? But at least I know he takes commitment seriously.

Susana: If you could have one wish come true, what would it be and why?

R: Wait a moment. What about Jack’s worst quality?

J: Fair is fair. Go on, then.

R: Lack of confidence. He’s the most kind, loving and sexy man in the world, but I’m not sure he always believes it.

J: [blushes] You make me believe it. And to answer the other question, I can’t imagine wanting anything more than the life we have now.

R: Jack’s right. We are the wish come true.

About the Authors

Leta Blake is an author of romance, romantic, and erotica who is trying to live the dream with the help of her spouse, child, dogs and amazing friends. Some days that works out better than others.

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira Andrews discovered her voice in gay romance. She writes contemporary, historical and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings.


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Leta Blake & Keira Andrews

Part of the Tempting Tales series.

Rumors of treasure have long sent fortune hunters clambering up a magic beanstalk to a mysterious castle in the clouds. Survivors told of an evil giant who guards the gold with savage strength. No sane man would dare risk the climb—but Jack has nothing left to lose. Shunned for his evil red hair and abandoned by his cruel lover, he’s desperate to escape his life.

Rion isn’t a giant, only a man bearing the burden of protecting his family’s legacy. It’s a lonely existence, but he’s duty bound. Then Jack appears, and Rion’s world changes. After a blazing confrontation, undeniable lust sparks. Isolated in the clouds, Jack and Rion give in to their desire and growing connection. Soon they must protect the treasure—and each other—from a new threat. And they have everything to lose.

A Romantica® erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave