Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Never Too Late by Sloan Johnson

Title: Never Too Late
Author: Sloan Johnson
Series: Home in the Heartland #1
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2016
Dax: My life ended six years ago. No, really. I was dead on the side of the road following a gruesome motorcycle accident. From what I've been told, it's only because of one stubborn man that I have another chance to make something of my life. I no longer hate him for screwing up what I thought I wanted. I want to thank him. NEED to tell him what his actions mean to me.

Now, I’m headed back to the town I’ve never set foot in even though it’s a huge part of my life. I’m not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven’t exactly been flowing in. They’ll probably think I’m crazy, because there’s no way I won’t be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he’s the one who saved me.

Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I’d earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night held a dying man in my arms. I’ve never been able to get the images of his lifeless body caked in mud out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over trying to save him, I couldn’t let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I’ll lose him if I don’t get it together.

I’ve often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he’s here and I’m more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it’s too late?

Do you prefer e-books or paperbacks?
If you’d asked me a few years ago, I’d have said paperbacks, hands down. I was one of those who swore I would never convert to e-books. Then, I finished the first book in a series at 2am and had a Kindle collecting dust because I’d won it and couldn’t bring myself to use it. The ability to download a book at 2am and not have to drive thirty miles each way to buy it at Walmart in the middle of the night made me an instant convert. Now, I’ve gone back to being a bit more hybrid, as I’m trying to only read paperbacks before bed to avoid the added stimulation.

What is the most challenging part of writing?
Besides revisions, editing, promotions, etc, I think the hardest part is trying to keep things interesting. There are a lot of ideas that pop into my head, but I have to sit down and think about whether they’re interesting or if I’m cracking and no one will want to read about a certain character other than me. Also, it’s hard to maintain perspective. It’s very easy to find a lot of false indicators of success or failure.

What are you reading right now?
I’m all over the place right now. I have a variety of m/m, m/f, memoirs, and technical books. What I pick up will depend on my mood.

Where do you write?
For the most part, at home. I’ve found I don’t do well with the distractions in any public place. Or distractions at home, for that matter. Most of my writing is done during the day while my kids are at school and my husband is at work. Once they get home, it’s like nailing Jello to the wall.

If someone had never read your books, which would you tell them to pick up?
It depends on what they’re looking for. For angst, I love Godsend. If they want something lighter, the Homeruns series. Never Too Late falls somewhere in the middle.

Author Bio:
Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.


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