Guest Post from BA Tortuga for Oil and Water!

Hey y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things cowboy!

I’m here to talk about Oil and Water, a novel about wildcatter Max and wild child Morgan.

I loved the idea of a redneck wildcatter when I was deciding what to write for this book. I wanted to show there were other kinds of blue collar guys, and Max walked into my life fully formed, long legs and all.

Did y’all know that the term wildcatter dates back to the 1800s Pennsylvania oil days? How old were you when you learned Penzoil meant Pennsylvania oil? Okay, a lot of you might know that, but I think it’s pretty cool.

Anyway, Max is not from Pennsylvania, but what he does do is sink exploratory wells in places not known to be oil fields. By the time he meets Morgan, he also works on big rigs in dangerous places. I loved the idea that Max knew danger, that he had this wild life, but also that he knew his profession in and out. Hot and smart, you know?

I’ve actually known a lot of wildcatters in my day, and I can say they’re like everyone else. Some good guys. Some crazy. Some not so good. But Max is my favorite. He can drill for oil, find precious stones, and make love to Morgan like no one else. Plus, he says sugar in an adorable, deep drawl. I hope you’ll give him and Morgan a chance!

Much love, y’all,



Oilman Max inherits a passel of trouble when his boss passes away and leaves him a house in England, a family full of squabbles, and a heck of a lot of money. He’s thinking London is the worst place on earth… until he meets Morgan.

Colorful, carefree, and a little crazy, Morgan is just what Max needs, and the two set out on the adventure of a lifetime, chasing pleasure wherever it takes them, learning that together they can make anything fun… and sexy.

Too bad reality has to set in, and Morgan’s multimillionaire father has a lot to say about what reality looks like. Will their different worlds conspire to separate them like oil and water?

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BA Tortuga bio:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

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