Welcome to author Elle Keaton, who’s joining us today to celebrate the imminent release of the newest book in her Accidental Roots series, As Sure As The Sun. Elle’s also giving one lucky reader the chance to win an e-copy of the book, so check out the Rafflecopter widget below for entry details!
Beginnings and Endings
Thank you Novel Approach for hosting me here today!
Fall is finally here, my absolutely favorite season. I love the changing colors on the trees, the cooler temperatures, how the air seems sharper as if photographs taken this instant would be crisper than the same one taken a month or two ago.
When fall rolls around in the Pacific Northwest, those of us born here are ready for the rainy season (the rest whine about it for six months). Sometime in late August natives start to ponder the fuzzy sweaters we put away months ago (okay, like three months ago tops) and wonder when the slap of rain drops will return to serenade us. For me, fall is a beginning not an end.
As Sure As The Sun is a lot about beginnings. And endings. About the very real struggle for conscious change. Often, wanting something and achieving it are at odds with each other. I can say this with assurance because every time I went one direction with ASATS my characters went the other. Also because I want to be skinny but I like food.
When I started ASATS I had an idea I wanted to explore, which I don’t want to spoil for readers, and boy, I think I got there but Sacha and Seth did not make it easy. It is a lot about change though, not spoiling anything there.
Only Storm Season was as difficult to write, and that was merely because it started out as something completely different before eventually morphing into the first installment of Accidental Roots – a different level of difficult. No Pressure practically wrote itself. Spring Break was somewhere in between, I knew what needed to happen, the characters had extensive back history…out came their story.
As Sure As The Sun is a May-December of the souls. It was a labor of love, one which nearly brought me to tears several times. I hope you love it too.
About the Book
The universe is trying to tell Sacha Bolic something. A fire escape collapses under him, he lands in crap, and a killer barely misses his target… all in the same few seconds. That’s on top of a long list of mishaps and job dissatisfaction. Not one to ignore signals when they’re shoved in his face, Sacha retires and uses his savings to buy an old building in Skagit, Washington. With a little help from DIY videos, he’s going to bring it back to its former glory. And, yeah, it’s a metaphor. If he makes one change, others will follow…
Seth Culver avoids entanglements, romantic or otherwise. Who needs them? He’s learned the hard way that people betray you or leave. Still, Seth finds people compelling. He kind of collects them, learning their secrets before letting them go their own way. His commitment to no commitments may have met its match in Sacha. Handsome and hot, Sacha seems to offer a permanence that scares Seth more than anything ever has. Seth will have to decide if he’s going to grab life by the balls or keep watching from the sidelines.
A box of inconsequential belongings hidden for decades in the old building hints at lives imagined but not lived, reminding them both there are no guarantees in love, or this thing called life.
A standalone in the Accidental Roots series, HEA, and hot m/m. 18+
About the Author
Author, photographer, rare Pacific Northwest Native, Elle grew up in Seattle, WA., with the Cascade Mountain range to the east and Olympics to the west. Less than two hours northwest lie the majestic San Juan Islands. To the northeast is the Methow Valley and the scrub deserts of Eastern Washington. Geography ripe with material.
A graduate of Western Washington University, Elle has a BS in biology which taught her to be tenacious. The closest she has come to biology since then is having two kids. Like an experiment or something. She’s lived in four states (none of which were gaseous), London England, and Hong Kong; always knows what time it is, and has no problem finding parking even in the most difficult places. Cannot balance a checking account.
Elle’s series Accidental Roots, mostly set in the Skagit Valley of Western Washington, will make its debut spring of 2017. Storm Season is tender, sometimes irreverent, full of nosy neighbors and help when the hero didn’t think he needed it. Writing has always been a passion but not something she was able to take seriously until recently. Now her head is full of ideas and not enough time in each day.