Riptide Publishing Anniversary Blog Tour, Interview with Amy Lane & Contest

Thanks for joining us on the Riptide Publishing First Anniversary Blog Hop Bash! All month long, we’re bringing you guest posts and interviews from your favorite authors, artists, and Riptide staff. As a thank you for helping us celebrate, we’re also giving away $10 in Riptide store credit to one lucky commenter at every stop! Simply leave a comment below by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 21st to enter. Be sure to check out our complete tour schedule to find out where else you can enter to win—one Grand Prize winner drawn from commenters at all the stops will also win a Kindle that we’ll load with every book we publish in 2013!

Plus, check out our anniversary sale—All October long, backlist titles are 15%-50% off!

Today we have an interview with Amy Lane, author of Country Mouse. Look forward to reading a follow-up release to Country Mouse late 2012 or early 2013!

Hi, Amy! Tell us about your writing. What draws you to romance? M/M romance?

What draws me to romance in general is the human connection. Romance gets a bad rap as a lightweight genre, but the fact is, the romantic relationship is one of the four basic human relationships, and it’s the one on which all of the others rest. As for what draws me to m/m? Well, I like men, for one thing! But for another, it’s a meeting of true equals. It all comes down to the personality and the character, and that is fun to write!

What do you think is sexy?

Respect, a meeting of the minds, a combination of moods.

How do you make your characters so sexy?

I remember specific moments in person, on film, in literature, even in music, that have really turned my key.

What’s your own sexiest feature?

Mate says it’s my imagination. I’ll take his word for it!

We know you’re a romance writer. What’s your day job?

It was teaching, but they weren’t so pro on the romance writer thing, so now it’s romance writer!

Do you write under a pen name?

Yes! I made the name up to discourage unwanted suitors, back when I was hot enough to get them, and it was sort of a promise between me and my husband that someday I would write.

Will you tell us your real name?


Okay, fine 🙂 Next question: If one of your titles could be made into a movie, which would it be and who would play the lead roles?

Keeping Promise Rock, and Jensen Ackles would be Deacon!

How big is your personal library? What genre do you read/collect the most?

Too big to count and falling off the shelves. Urban Fantasy.

What’s your favorite hobby outside of writing?

Knitting & Crocheting.

What’s the one question you wish people would ask you when you tell them you’re a writer?

“How noisy is it in your head.”

What’s the most annoying thing people say when you tell them you’re a writer?

“You should write a book about my life!”

If you were stranded on an island with one book and one object, what would they be?

Shakespeare’s Collected Works and a neverending knitting project.

Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you’ve written? Why is he/she your favorite?

Bracken from the Little Goddess series, because he’s simple. He has the focus for Cory, his beloved, the focus for Green, his leader, and he had the focus for Adrian, his brother of the heart. When Adrian died, Cory became his world—the. End. I adore that kind of commitment.

What are your daily must-stop blogs and websites?

Samurai Knitter, Twitter, Goodreads, Huffington Post, Mother Jones.

Thanks for stopping by! Speaking of online hangouts, where are yours? Where can your readers find you?

At my NEW website,, my blog,, Twitter under amymaclane, and Facebook, under myself.

Author Bio:

Amy Lane exists happily with her noisy family in a crumbling suburban crapmansion, and equally happily with the surprisingly demanding voices who live in her head. She loves cats, movies, yarn, pretty colors, pretty men, shiny things, and Twu Wuv, and despises house cleaning, low fat granola bars, and vainglorious prickweenies. She can be found at her computer, dodging housework, or simultaneously reading, watching television, and knitting, because she likes to freak people out by proving it can be done.

You can find Amy at: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

Title: Country Mouse by Amy Lane & Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 25,000 words/79 pages


Owen may be a bit of a country mouse, but he’s loving his vacation in London. After a long day playing tourist, he’s on the hunt for some cheap beer and a good burger. Instead he finds a man hunting him, an arrogant prick with only one thing on the brain: the kind of meat that doesn’t come on a bun.

Eighty-hour weeks at a trading desk don’t leave Malcolm Kavanagh much time for meaningful relationships. Besides, in his world, everything’s a competition—even sex. When his newest one-night-sub fails to show, Malcolm sets his sights on the pretty young Yank on the bar stool beside him.

Owen’s all for an adventure with a native, but he’s not the pushover Malcolm thinks he is, and Malcolm’s not as shallow as he tries to be. They both soon learn that nothing’s too intimate to share with a stranger, and the strangest things happen when two people share the most important pieces of their hearts.


Filed under Amy Lane, Blog Tour, Contest, Country Mouse

21 Responses to Riptide Publishing Anniversary Blog Tour, Interview with Amy Lane & Contest

  1. Trix

    SAMURAI KNITTER sounds like a good book title–sorry it’s already taken! Great interview, I must pick up COUNTRY MOUSE…


  2. Sarah

    Loved the interview and have just spent a few mins looking at Samurai Knitter – nice recommendation 🙂
    And Country Mouse is fantastic – really looking forward to the sequel 🙂

  3. Timitra

    Cool post!

  4. Gigi

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  5. Eileen

    I like the answer of what is sexy. good interview!

  6. Chris

    Hi Amy. Hope your having a great time in NM. Just finished reading Mourning Heaven. Always gotta read you in private. My kids don’t understand why I’m crying while I read! ;(). Love your work!


  7. Melora

    I’ve learned to read most Amy Lane books with a box of tissues by my side, and that’s not a complaint. She makes me relate to her characters on a very emotional level and I appreciate the connection.

  8. Tracey D

    I fell in love with Amy’s works since I read Vulnerable. Country Mouse sounds great; it is on my must have list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  9. Juliana

    Thanks so much for the interview! Amy is one of my favorites (well my favorite favorite but don’t tell my other favorite authors!) Have fun at GRL, Amy!
    OceanAkers @

  10. Michelle (MiMi)

    Love you AMY….I have Country Mouse but I am saving it…I have to dole out your books like the finest chocolate….slllooooooowwwly so I don’t run out 🙂 Keep doing what you do so well & I’ll keep reading! That way we can both do what we are best at 😉

  11. bn100

    That was a nice interview.


  12. Orsi

    Samurai Knitter??
    this sounds a real fun, I need to check this out:)
    Thanks for this great interview, I enjoyed every minute of reading!

  13. Tina

    Thanks for taking the time to talk with us Amy. I am a rabid fan. You can’t write fast enough for me. That said, I hope you are enjoying a little down time at GRL! tmadamski(at)msn(dot)com

  14. Joanne B

    Thanks for the great interview. Country Mouse sounds fantastic. Put it on my wishlist.

  15. Julie

    Loved Country Mouse. Two very different authors, but a great book!!
    goingtoreadnow (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Jess1

    I have Country Mouse waiting on my Kindle to be read. So many good books but so little time. Hoping you are having a great time at GRL.

  17. Judi P

    OMFG!! SEQUEL TO COUNTRY MOUSE?!?!?! HOLY FUCK!! I am SOOOOOooooo Thrilled to hear that! lol…
    Ehehe… For some reason it makes me happy to hear you’re addicted to twitter just like the rest of us. ahah.. I don’t know why…. ._.

    😉 Liked the post!

  18. (Okay– trying to comment again!)

    Thank you all so much! For everyone who’s waiting for the sequel to Country Mouse, Aleks and I can’t WAIT to finish it! For everyone who wants to pick it up– you guys rock! I’m overwhelmed with the happy people saying happy things here! Thank you!

  19. Joan

    Dear Amy,

    I love you books, especially the Knitting ones. “The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters” is my all times favorite.


  20. Aija

    Really?! People ask you to write about hteir lives? o.0 That’s so weird. 😀
    japoki at