Friday, October 7, 2011

Celebrating A Sexy Shifter Menage From B.A. Tortuga

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of a new shifter menage romance for BA Tortuga called CLIMBING THE LADDER

BA Tortuga enjoys indulging in the shallow side of life, with hobbies that include collecting margarita recipes, hot tub dips, and ogling hot guys at the beach. A connoisseur of the perverse and esoteric, her days are spent among dusty tomes of ancient knowledge, or, conversely, surfing porn sites in the name of research.

Mixing the natural born southern propensity for sarcasm and the environmental western straight-shooting sensibility, she does her damnedest to produce mainstream fiction, literary erotica, and fine works of pure, unadulterated smut.

With characters ranging from supernatural demons to modern-day cowboys, alternative illustrated men to Victorian dandies, the addiction to history and atmosphere is everpresent, and laced through with sensual pleasure. BA's latest projects include werewolves, rodeo cowboys, and fistfighting rednecks.



Shifting Streams Book One

Mesa has a lot on his plate since he became his pack's Alpha. With another clan on the brink of self-destruction, he knows he has too much to take care of to go running off, but he also knows what he needs to do in order to run his pack, and that's go get his mate.

Kody left Mesa years ago, knowing they could never be together the way Kody really wanted. Making a life for himself seemed like the best idea, and when he found Samantha, he knew he'd found the woman he wanted to marry. Kody never forgot Mesa, but it still comes as a shock when the big, growly man shows up on his Los Angeles doorstep.

Between Sammy's rage at what she sees as Kody's betrayal, pack politics hitting the boiling point and the amazing chemistry between the three of them, Kody, Mesa and Samantha have their work cut out for them. Can they climb the ladder to love?

Author's Note: Welcome to Shifting Streams! :D Mesa and Sammy and Kody were a blast to write and I'm working on book 2 right now. I love the wolf dynamic, especially when one of the pairing doesn't even know.


WIN - Leave BA a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a fun Werewolf Prize Pack - stuffed werewolf, werewolf candy, and a copy of the American Werewolf in London!  Please be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Good morning BA and super congrats on your very sexy new shifter menage! WOW - love, love, love the trailer and excerpt and can't wait to read it!

    And congrats on kicking off a new series - Shifting Streams - tell us all about this new world and how the books will connect. How many books do you plan for it?

    Thanks so much for the awesome prize package - fun!

    Enjoy your special party and I hope CLIMBING THE LADDER is a HUGE hit for you!

  2. Congrats !! I love shifter books :)

  3. Congrats on the new release.Sounds really good.
    love the cover...what was your first impression of it?

  4. This sounds like a fun, hot read, BA! How are you celebrating this new book? Do you have any special "rituals" for celebrating?

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  5. That is quite an attention grabbing book trailer. I love shifter stories and prefer my reads to be on the steamy side so am very interested in your series. Am curious, though...why is the series called Shifting Streams?

    Congrats on the release of what looks to be a fun frolic of a menage romance!

  6. Oops.. should have added to my previous post:

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  7. I followed the link DeNita posted on facebook of the video for this book. I want you to know that this is the very first time that a video has led me to purchase a book right away. Too HOT! My question is who is the model in that video and can you get me his number? Just kidding. My poor heart couldn't handle it and neither could my husband.
    Congrats on the new release.

    1_trouble AT msn DOT com

  8. Congratulations on the new release. I love that cover :D I wondered how much input you had in that and the title of the book?

  9. Oh, I love shifters! Congrats on the new release.
    My question would be: If you could only write about 1 type of character (werewolf, demons, cowboys, etc) what would you choose?
    Congrats again!
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  10. *waving and testing to see if my comments show up now*

  11. Oh, rock on! There I am! :D

    Hey, y'all! Thanks for all the questions. I've been answering, but the Internet Gods frowned upon me.

    Thanks for all the congrats and I'll start answering again now!

  12. elaineg and ilona: I *love* the cover! It's exactly what I imagined, but better. I owe the artist a ton of chocolate for capturing the feel of the book and giving the series a look.

  13. flchen1: *grins* French onion dip and pedicures. No, really. Those are my guilty pleasures. :D

  14. Lil: Climbing the Ladder is the first book in a series about Mesa's Clan up in the Montana mountains. Shifting Streams just seemed to suit the series as a whole. :D

  15. Donna: *cackles* I *know*! You know the neat part? I hired Magic Time Media to make the trailer and, I was so tickled when I saw it. The model for Sammy is the *same* one I chose when I made the romance trading cards for the series!

  16. June M.: Only one? *sobs* Well, as much as I love shifters, my first love and eternal weakness will always be cowboys.

  17. Love the sound of this new book. I love shifter stories and the power and strength of those hot Alphas. What do you think draws us to these kinds of creatures?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  18. Joder: They're hot, needy, and we get to bend the rules. ;-) I love shifters -- partially because I am fascinated by the pack structure -- but also, there's the biting.


    Mmm. ;-)

  19. Congratulations, CLIMBING THE LADDER looks wonderful.

    Why werewolves?


  20. Do you look at animal documentaries to get a feel for the shifters and their behavior.

  21. Your books sound awesome! Especially this new release! Congrats! Your werewolves are so hot and sexy! lol Where do your ideas come from? Is there another animal that youve wanted to write about besides werewolves? Do you treasure one of your books more than another? (I know you love all of your books, but is there one that means more to you?) Who are some of your favorite authors? Thank you!