Raine O’Tierney’s Most Beautiful Words

I am so excited to have Raine O’Tierney on my blog today. I had the chance to sit down with her and ask a bunch of fun questions (that’s how I roll y’all; fun and crazy). If you don’t enjoy reading the interview, then I think more caffeine is in order. Darn Mondays and their keeping people from laughing. After the interview, read all about Most Beautiful Words along with the excerpt you’ll love. At the very bottom enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

Amanda C. Stone: If you could snap your fingers and have an invention to do anything you want, what would you want it to do?
Raine O’Tierney: My invention would be designed to play with my hair all the time. Dead serious. I’d want a robot that would, for like 12 hours, braid and unbraid my hair, as this is as relaxing as a massage to me. Dang…I should have said ‘cure cancer’ or something more important. Okay, if I can snap my fingers and summon an invention that cures cancer, we’ll go with that. If not, the hair answer.
ACS: Oh man I’d love an invention that could do that for me. I love having my head rubbed. If you could be famous/infamous for one thing, what would you choose?
RO’T: I want to be famous for my encouragement. I want people, when they think about Raine O’Tierney, to think that she’s a really good friend and a good cheerleader. I mean, being a world famous author of sweet M/M romance would be *amazing* but I think being someone who lifts others up is important and sometimes gets lost when people are being competitive.
ACS: Agreed, being able to say that you helped someone is better than saying you’re at the top. You are on a deserted island and can have only one book with you. What book would it be?
RO’T: The Dhammapada—no question. This text has seen me through the hardest times. I’ll use my imagination to make up all the rest of the stories!
ACS: This is why I like that question. I learn about books I’ve never heard of. That book looks wonderful and I may just have to buy myself a copy. Do you have a library card and know where it is? If you do not have a library card, why not?
RO’T: Hecks yeah, I do! Not only am I a firm believer that everyone should have a library card—it would also look really silly if I didn’t have one since I’ve worked in the library for the last seven years. Now where the actual physical card is? That I don’t know. I memorized the number and, sadly, misplaced the card.
ACS: At least you’re able to use it even if you don’t have the physical card. If you could travel anywhere all expenses paid where would you go? Name one thing you’d see or do there.
RO’T: I would go back to Japan! I’ve been twice, both time to Aichi—but this time, I’d travel all over and see and experience everything. (Of course, I’d stop and see my pen pal and her new babies and get snuggles!) I should definitely try karaoke on this all-expenses paid trip.
ACS: Karaoke would be a blast on your trip. I may just have to come crash the trip and join you! Thank you so much for joining me today. I loved having you.

Twelve-year-old Autumn’s world is shattered when her beloved Great-Pop, Tommy Johnson, suffers a stroke that leaves him comatose. With everyone around her resigning themselves to the inevitable, Autumn is the only one not willing to give up. She and Great-Pop have more secret stories to share with each other, after all. More stories about Roy McMillan—the great love of Tommy’s life whom he lost fifty years ago.

Autumn struggles to keep Great-Pop on this side of death’s door. But how can she compete with the beautiful and mysterious Valley—a place of surreal magic where the sun never fully sets? Especially when there’s someone familiar in the Valley who will do everything he can to keep Great-Pop from returning to her.

But Rook had no interest in waiting for permission. He’d come forward, snaking his arms around Toren’s sheet-covered waist and pulling him hard against his body. “It’s just a kiss,” Rook breathed before he put his lips against Toren’s. Should he protest? Had he protested? Toren couldn’t remember. In that moment there was nothing but Rook’s firm lips, gently teasing his own apart. Toren kissed back, tasting the other man, sucking at his bottom lip. Rook’s mouth was intoxicating, and quite suddenly, Toren forgot why he’d ever resisted. He liked kissing Rook. But after only an appetizer’s worth of his mouth, Rook pulled away. The sensation of their mouths pressed together lingered, and Toren was dumb with the moment. Lost on it. Uncertain what they’d even been talking about.

“Do you remember me now?” Rook asked.

“Mmn,” Toren agreed, warmth lingering on his lips. “Rook.”

Silence was his reply. The arms around his waist fell away, leaving him feeling cold.

Toren slowly opened his eyes to find he was standing alone, clutching his sheet, as Rook walked away from him toward the staircase.

About Raine:
Called “Queen of the Sweetness” (well, two or three people said it anyway!) Raine O’Tierney loves writing sweet stories about first loves, first times, fidelity, forever-endings and…friskiness?

Raine O’Tierney lives outside of Kansas City with her husband, fellow Dreamspinner Press author, Siôn O’Tierney. When she’s not writing, she’s either asleep, or fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom at her library day job. Raine believes the best thing we can do in life is be kind to one another, and she enjoys encouraging fellow writers. Writing for 20+ years (with the last 10 spent on M/M) Raine changes sub-genres to suit her mood and believes all good stories end sweetly. Contact her if you’re interested in talking about point-and-click adventure games or about which dachshunds are the best kinds of dachshunds!
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  1. J.K. Hogan says:

    The Dhammapada is on Kindle classics, so you can download it for free if you have a kindle. Great interview!

  2. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Most beautiful words “I’m sorry”

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