Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, authors of When All the World Sleeps. We’re touring the web talking about our influences, our crazy ideas, this new book, and even giving you a sneak peek or two! And of course there’s a giveaway involved! Leave a comment to win!
Thanks so much to All I Want and More Books for having us, and to everyone following the tour. Today we’re sharing a bit about Bel, one of our MCs.
There are plenty of reasons why Joe Belman shouldn’t get involved with Daniel Whitlock, not the least being the fact that Bel is closeted. The town of Logan isn’t ready for a gay cop – and Bel has no intention of making waves – and it sure as hell isn’t ready for a gay cop with a crazy killer as a boyfriend.
Bel is in the closet because of his job, his family and his town. If people speculate, well they speculate, but Bel’s not going to confirm or deny anything. It’s nobody’s business but Bel’s who he hooks up when he gets the urge. Bel’s not bitter about it; it’s just the way things are in Logan. If you like cock, you shut your mouth about it.
In the beginning, Bel’s opinion of Daniel is no different than anyone else’s: Daniel is a liar, a freak, and a killer. And yet Bel is drawn to Daniel. The more he gets to know him, the more he realises the truth about Daniel: he really was sleepwalking the night he killed a man. But the truth, in a town like Logan, isn’t enough to make a difference. Daniel will always be hated, and there is nothing that anyone can do or say to make a difference.
Before Bel knows it, he’s fallen for Daniel. Before he knows it, he’s taken a side. Because Bel is a good guy, and he knows Daniel needs a friend. Bel can’t just walk away from that, even when it might cost him everything that matters: his job, and his family, and his town.
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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.
You can read an excerpt and purchase When All the World Sleeps here.
About the Authors
Lisa Henry lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but 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 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 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. J.A. lives mostly in West Virginia, and always with a beloved dog, Professor Anne.