We’re so pleased to welcome author J.A. Rock today, with a special video excerpt from her collaboration with author Lisa Henry, When All the World Sleeps.
Enjoy and then be sure to check out the Giveaway details below for the chance to win an e-copy of the book.
Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and welcome to the Rockin’ Read Aloud Tour—where once a week, a super awesome romance blog hosts a video of me reading aloud from my backlist. Thanks so much to The Novel Approach for hosting me today, where I’m reading from When All the World Sleeps, an early collaboration with Lisa Henry.
This is a little darker than the books I’ve been reading from over the past few weeks, but as the tour winds down, it felt like it was time to get serious! If you already know the story, you can skip the intro and go right to 2:05 in the video.
I’ll be giving away a copy of WAtWS, so comment on this post if you’d like a chance to win! You can follow the tour at the stops listed below. There will be a giveaway at each stop, plus one more special guest reader.
You’re also welcome to hit me up via email or social media to suggest scenes/books you’d like to see on the tour, or to submit questions for me to answer in the videos.
So grab your giant wineglass and get ready to go to Logan, SC!
Watch the Q&A
About the Book
Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. And rightly so: he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. Including burning down Kenny Cooper’s house—with Kenny inside it—after Kenny brutally beat him for being gay. Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and chains himself to his bed at night.
Like the rest of Logan, local cop Joe Belman doesn’t believe Daniel’s absurd defense. But when Bel saves Daniel from a retaliatory fire, he discovers that Daniel might not be what everyone thinks: killer, liar, tweaker, freak. Bel agrees to control Daniel at night—for the sake of the other townsfolk. Daniel’s fascinating, but Bel’s not going there.
Yet as he’s drawn further into Daniel’s dark world, Bel finds that he likes being in charge. And submitting to Bel gives Daniel the only peace he’s ever known. But Daniel’s demons won’t leave him alone, and he’ll need Bel’s help to slay them once and for all—assuming Bel is willing to risk everything to stand by him.
About the Authors
J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including By His Rules, Take The Long Way Home, and, with Lisa Henry, The Good Boy And When All The World Sleeps. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.
Lisa likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.
Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.
Leave a comment with your contact info for a chance to win a copy of When All the World Sleeps! Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 7th, 2016.
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