Monday, November 10, 2014

INTERVIEW: Beany Sparks plus #Giveaway! #MMRomance #Paranormal

Hello Beany and welcome to The Hat Party! <3 Thank you so much for subjecting yourself to the RANDOMNESS that is a Raine O'Tierney interview! Please don your best hat, and let's get started!

You’ve been given the opportunity to go back in time and give your 13-year-old self a message. What do you say?

You’re moving to Australia in three years, but it’s okay. Here are the lotto numbers and dates you’ll need.

So, you were editing along and zombies attack. And they are on fire! What do you do?

Wake up!
What do you mean I’m already awake? If I’m awake that means the burning zombies are…real…
*runs away screaming*

Describe yourself using song lyrics.

Considering how much music I listen to you would think that this question would be super easy but it was actually a lot harder than I thought. I’ve picked For Good from Wicked. The reason I picked it is because I wouldn’t be where I am today without the wonderful people I’ve met online who encouraged me and supported me, especially when I first started writing. Knowing them has enriched my life and it has changed me in a number of ways but mainly I now have a lot more confidence in myself.

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes the sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
Because I knew you
I have been changed for good

You have 200 words—Make. Me. Swoon. (PLEASE!)

*sits in front of the laptop*
Okay, I’m ready.

5 minutes later

PITA where the hell are you? Quit living up to your name and get your butt back here so we can write something!

10 minutes later

*throws hands up in disgust and goes in search of muse*

*finds muse sleeping surrounded by brownie crumbs*


*decides to cheat and include a snippet from Ryan’s Wizard*

Ryan moved his hands from Olly’s hips and wrapped them around his waist, then quickly rolled them until he was back on top. Olly thrust his hips up, looking for friction, but Ryan lifted away. Olly would have protested, but Ryan had somehow gotten his hands on the lube again and had not only added more lube to Olly’s pucker, but it sounded like he was now adding lube to his cock.

Yes! Oh please hurry!

Olly felt Ryan line up and exhaled, relaxing completely and focusing only on Ryan. The initial push burned and Olly couldn’t help but wince. When the burn went away Olly used his legs to try and pull Ryan closer, showing him through actions that he was ready for more.

Ryan took the hint and started moving, pulling out and thrusting back in, a little further with each thrust, until finally he bottomed out, and Olly felt pleasantly full. He felt his magic stirring in his chest again, wanting to reach out to Ryan, so he let it, and was surprised by what happened.

What makes you inexplicably happy?

I’m generally a happy, bubbly person. I’m like that an hour after I wake up, even when others are still hunting down jugs of coffee in order to wake up.

I wasn’t always like that, but I realized a long time ago that there was no point in the negativity and life has been much brighter ever since. Sure there are times when I’m quiet or sad, but I bounce back to my bubbly self in no time.

What is your biggest, most-wild writing dream? (Nothing is too outlandish!)

Write a bestselling series (never-ending maybe) that is so popular it gets made into a movie and then I can sit back and pick sexy men I want to recreate the scenes in my stories, maybe more than once…

Oh and to make enough money to retire before I’m 30 and spend all day relaxing, reading and writing.

What is your favorite literary quote?
I honestly can’t think of one…

What one food item do you consider to be your arch nemesis?
Only one food? Damn…
Okay let’s go with Tomatoes. I love them but they’re too acidic for me and leave me feeling miserable afterwards. It really sucks because they make food smell and taste yummy!

Biggest mistake you’ve made in your writing career and what you’ve learned from it.
Luckily I haven’t made any mistakes. I’m still new but I’ve kept an ear out to whats been happening with certain publishers. I’ve also got a lot of author friends who have helped me with any queries I’ve had.

And finally, for THE most important question of all: what kinds of dachshunds are the BEST kinds of dachshunds?

All kinds of dachshunds, especially the ones you can cuddle *winks*

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Book Name: Ryan’s Wizard
Author Name:  Beany Sparks
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters
Pages: 157 pages
Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal

An alpha ends up with more than he bargained for when he finds his mate...his wizard mate.

After years of no contact, Oliver “Olly” Grey was finally able to reunite with his cousin Aiden. He’s surprised to find that Aiden now has a mate—a male, shifter mate—named Lex. And it’s Lex’s pack mates that Olly is there to help save. What he hadn’t expected was Lex’s brother Ryan.

Ryan Shepherd was happy to have found his brother Lex, and even happier to know that his brother was happily mated. But there is something about Aiden’s cousin Olly that Ryan doesn’t trust, especially when he also smells like the man currently holding his pack members captive. Yet that doesn’t stop Ryan from wanting to hold and comfort the man, and eventually he realizes why—Olly is his mate.

Now the four of them need to plan a rescue mission, but what happens when they run into the two men that had held Lex captive and those same men come to the cabin in the middle of the night?


Aiden burst out laughing and moved one hand to ruffle Olly’s hair.

“Hey!” Olly exclaimed as he pulled back in order to glare at Aiden, who just smiled bigger and pulled him back into his arms.

“I couldn’t resist,” Aiden said, the laughter evident in his voice.

“Yeah, whatever. Anyway, back to what I was saying, but hopefully without interruptions this time.” Olly looked pointedly at Ryan when he said that. Ryan seemed to be studying him intently, but didn’t utter a word.

Olly looked away and started talking again. “I know where the pack is, or at least, I know where a bunch of canine shifters are being held.”

“How do you know that they’re part of our pack?” Lex asked, sounding like he was trying to restrain his eagerness.

Olly turned to him. “Because I heard a few of the guards talk about how they captured a bunch of them together.”

“And why didn’t you get caught?” Ryan asked, anger in his voice.

“Because,” Olly paused, then sighed. “The house they’re being held in belongs to Walter.”

Aiden gasped and when Olly looked at him, he saw the horror that was on his face.

“How long has Walter had shifters imprisoned on his property?” Aiden asked, outrage in his voice.

“I don’t know for sure, but it would be a number of years.” Olly couldn’t face any of them as he said that.

“Who is this Walter?” Ryan growled.

Olly looked up at him, then looked away as he replied, “My father.”


*What inspired you to write Ryan's Wizard?

I started writing Aiden’s Shepherd (Paws and Magic 1) for a submission call and then it took off, becoming the first book in the Paws and Magic series. By the time book 1 was done, Ryan and Olly were pestering me for their story so I gave in and wrote their story. Now I have twelve other shifters looking at me waiting to see who will be next…

*Is there anything special you’d like us to know about your book?

Ryan’s Wizard continues right where Aiden’s Shepherd finished and unlike Aiden’s Shepherd, there’s not as much of a cliffhanger.

Available from Extasy Books | Amazon

About the Author:

Beany lives in Western Australia. She first started reading romance novels in 2008, but it wasn't until January 2010 when her Kindle got delivered that the world of erotic romance opened its doors to her, and she hasn't looked back.

With suggestions and support from friends, her muse—“affectionately" known as PITA—was finally able to break free, and in January 2014 her first story was written. Since she can’t put PITA back in his box, Beany has decided to give in and team up with him. Together they’ve made plans to write both MF and MM stories.

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  1. I think I would like the power to become invisible. Thanks for a chance of winning Ryan's book.

  2. That's a hard question as there are so many. Maybe to see in the past or future for just for a little while as I am sure that would drive you nuts!

  3. Healing is the power I'd chose.

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  4. The power to make what you draw real. There is so much you could do with that.