Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday Spotlight on Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, the authors of The Two Gentlemen of Altona. We’re touring the web taking about our influences, our processes, anything we can think about actually, and even giving you guys a sneak peak or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!

The Two Gentlemen of Altona. the first book in the Playing the Fool series, is a romantic suspense novel inspired by—and often as humorous as—Shakespeare. Enemies turn lovers turn enemies again, a cop and a con-man odd couple are forced to trust one another in a mystery caper featuring daring rescues and over-the-top villains you will love to hate.

Mischief, thou art afoot.

Special Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness is having a rough week. Not only is he on a new diet, but he’s also been tasked with keeping Henry Page—the world’s most irritating witness—alive. Which is tough when Mac’s a breath away from killing the Shakespeare-quoting, ethically-challenged, egg-obsessed Henry himself. Unless killing isn’t really what Mac wants to do to him.

Con man Henry Page prefers to keep his distance from the law . . . though he wouldn’t mind getting a little closer to uptight, handsome Agent McGuinness. As the sole witness to a mob hit, Henry’s a valuable asset to the FBI. But he’s got his own agenda, and it doesn’t involve testifying.

When evidence surfaces of a mole in the FBI office, Mac and Henry are forced to go into hiding. Holed up in a fishing cabin, they’re surprised to discover that their feelings run more than skin deep. But as the mob closes in, Henry has to make his escape. And Mac has to decide how far he’s willing to go to keep Henry by his side.

The Two Gentlemen of Altona is available from Riptide Publishing.


Lisa Henry

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 a log-suffering partner, too many cats, a dog, 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.

J.A. Rock

J.A. Rock has worked as a dog groomer, knife seller, haunted house zombie, standardized patient, cashier, census taker, state fair quilt hanger, and, for one less-than-magical evening, a server—and would much rather be writing about those jobs than doing them. A lover of m/m BDSM romance, J.A. lives mostly in West Virginia, and always with a beloved dog, Professor Anne.


Thanks for following our tour! To celebrate our release, we’re giving away an awesome prize – an ebook copy of a novel of your choice from either of our back catalogs. We’re also giving away a $20 Riptide gift voucher, and the contents of Henry Page’s bag during his arrest in The Two Gentlemen of Altona: that’s some Shakespeare and a bunch of Henry’s favorite candy!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for us to contact you, be it your email, your twitter, or a link to your facebook or goodreads account. Please put your email in the body of the comment, not just in email section of the comment form, because we won’t be able to see it otherwise! On January 9, we’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments! Be sure to follow the whole tour, because the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the prize!


  1. I love everything you guys write! Can't wait to read this one!

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  2. This sounds so good, and I love to read books from both or either of you! I'm looking forward to reading this one. :)

  3. Looking forward to reading this! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Love the premise for this story. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I am so looking forward to this book! Aahickmanathotmaildotcom

  6. Congrats on the new book! Happy New Year!

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  7. Love everything the two of you have written together. Looking forward to this new series.

  8. I just love everything bout this story. Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy New Year!

  9. New series for me. Sounds great.
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  10. You guys are new to me. Looking forward to reading from you guys.


  11. Congratulations on your newest book release! I do love a series and can't wait to start this one! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!


  12. Happy New Year! I know this book will be a gem...

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  13. Interesting bios

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  14. Thanks for the post and contest! I have this one on my TBR list. Happy 2015!!

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  15. I've loved what you've written together so far so I've no doubt I'm going to enjoy this series as well. Happy New Year!

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  16. another great stop :)

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