Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Something LIke a Love Song by Becca Burton

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Author Name: Becca Burton Book Name: Something Like a Love Song Release Date: November 19, 2015  

I’m excited to have Becca Burton, author of Something Like a Love Song. Hi Becca, on the Book blog Today. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Thank you for having me. Something Like a Love Song is my first novel, a story about two long time boyfriends who find themselves facing a life changing tragedy and have to find the courage and love for each other to fight through.

While this is my first novel, I have posted many stories online, and have been writing ever since I learned how. I currently work as a nurse in a Neonatal ICU, and medicine has been a big interest in my life, and always seems to find a way into my writing. I am passionate about diverse, LGBTQ fiction, and am very excited to contribute to this genre.

1)      What kind of book would you like to write that people would see as a huge departure for you?

I would love to write a fantasy/sci fi novel someday. I grew up reading fantasy novels and while I’ve strayed from it a bit, I would love to try my hand at writing one. I don’t know if this would seem like a huge departure, but it would definitely be a little different than what I’ve been doing!

2)     Have you ever killed a character? Was it traumatic for you? If you haven’t killed one, would you ever consider it?

I don’t think I have killed a character. I would consider doing it if it was important for the story, but I’m not a fan of characters being killed off just for shock value. Sometimes it’s a part of the story, and is necessary, but I would want my readers to understand why I had to do it.

3)     Favorite location you’ve ever written about?

I spent much of my life growing up in the Midwest, and while now I live in Oregon, the Midwest has a very special place in my heart and usually makes an appearance in my stories. Living in Oregon now, I find the state so fascinating and beautiful, I think it will be my new favorite place to write about.

4)     What’s your favorite season and favorite activity for that season?

Fall. Definitely fall. I love the cooler weather, and the smell of fallen leaves, and jumping into leaf piles and listening to them crunch. My favorite activity would probably be hiking in the woods and seeing all the different colors that nature has to offer. Or just walking downtown and stopping to warm up with a cup of coffee somewhere. I love the simple, peaceful days that fall can bring.


Blurb: One tragic night left Landon and Dylan’s dreams of happily ever after in apparent ruin. Forced to overcome physical and emotional trauma, the young lovers turn to a network of family and friends as they attempt to rebuild their lives. But can their one constant—their love—survive the changes both undergo on the road to recovery?
Pages or Words: 308 pages Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance  

Excerpt: Landon's bed is in the center of the room, and Dylan’s heart begins to pound in his chest as he takes a step forward, hesitates. Landon looks so small, tucked into the middle of the bed, and everything about the scene is unnatural and wrong. His head is wrapped with thick bandages, for which Dylan is grateful—he isn't sure he could handle that. Just the thought of what's happening to Landon, to his fiancé, is enough to make his throat constrict, his chest tighten. A ventilator tube parts Landon's lips, and his chest rises and falls in equal, rhythmic whirrs. IVs line his arms; the wires snake from under his hospital gown. His freckles stand out starkly against the unnatural pale hue of his skin, except where the deep purple of a bruise creeps from under the bandages and swells down to his left cheekbone. It seems impossible that only hours ago they were laughing in the park, holding hands and eating ice cream from the small corner stand; it’s like some distant memory, a fading dream. But the ache deep in Dylan’s chest, the way his stomach is knotting itself, the too-clean smell of the hospital burning his nose, Landon's face, battered and bruised—Dylan can't look away—all this is too real to be a dream, no matter how badly Dylan wants to just wake up, wants all this to go away and everything to be okay. "You can touch him, if you want," Brittany says, her voice soft. "We need to make sure to reduce extra stimulation, to allow his brain time to recover, but it's okay to hold his hand." Dylan looks up at her. Her smile is kind and understanding. Then he turns back to Landon and takes a small step forward. Landon's hand is right there, resting above the covers, and Dylan doesn't know why he's so nervous; he's held Landon's hand more times than he could begin to count. But, surrounded by machines and tubes, Landon has never looked so utterly fragile, as if he could shatter at the lightest touch. "It's okay," Brittany says from behind him, and Dylan squeezes his eyes shut, tears pricking behind his eyelids. "You won't hurt him." Landon's skin is cold; his hand is unnaturally still. Even in sleep Landon's hand would always find Dylan's, their fingers would curl together like a reflex. Not now. "I'm so sorry," Dylan whispers, holding on a little tighter. "I'm so..." His voice catches, the words bottling up in his throat, unable to escape. Landon's chest rises, falls, in, out. In, out. "You're so hurt, and it's my fault," Dylan manages, his voice barely audible above the machines keeping Landon alive. "It's all my fault and I'm..." He exhales slowly. "I'm so sorry." He swipes his thumb across Landon's knuckles, over the dips and grooves, and vaguely notes that Brittany has left them alone. He sinks down into the small chair beside the bed, not letting go of Landon's hand. "You need to fight, okay? I need you here, with me, and I can't..." There's nothing left inside him except an empty, hollow feeling and the knowledge that Landon can't hear him. Landon’s engagement ring is in a dish on a table beside the bed, along with his watch, and Dylan fishes them out and tucks them into his pocket.    

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Meet the author: Becca Burton penned her first Nancy Drew fan fiction at the age of nine and has been an avid writer ever since. Currently working as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, Becca is a recent Oregon transplant from the Midwest. Becca has a weakness for coffee, the smell of old books, rainy days and her cat, Luna. Something Like a Love Song is her first novel. Where to find the author: Facebook:; Twitter: @missbeccaburton Goodreads Link: Publisher: Interlude Press Cover Artist: C.B. Messer  

Tour Dates & Stops: 19-Nov: Lee Brazil, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Velvet Panic, It’s Raining Men, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, Hearts on Fire 20-Nov: Three Books Over The Rainbow, Mikky's World of Books, Happily Ever Chapter 23-Nov: Jessie G. Books, Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Michael Mandrake, Boys on the Brink Reviews 24-Nov: Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Divine Magazine 25-Nov: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, MM Good Book Reviews 26-Nov: Bayou Book Junkie, BFD Book Blog 27-Nov: Alpha Book Club, The Blogger Girls, Elaine White 30-Nov: Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Dawn’s Reading Nook, QUEERcentric Books, Love Bytes 1-Dec: My Fiction Nook, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews 2-Dec: Gay Media Reviews, Just Love Romance, Inked Rainbow Reads, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy  

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