Monday, September 5, 2011

Cocktails and Cock Tales with John Godfrey and Grace Witlzer

Today at the cyber bar we have John Godfrey interviewing his sister Grace Witlzer!

Who are they, you may ask?

Well, John is the hunk from story BEAR IT ALL and Grace is his sister from Wendy Burke's story THE ONE HE CHOSE!



What We Are Drinking

Rosin Bag

2 pts whipped cream vodka
splash of cream
Shaken and served straight up





Grace: Where on earth did you get this drink from?

John: (((laughing))) My buddy Garret from over at The Fourth Base in Detroit came up with it and he sent me the recipe to try out. You like?

Grace: Oh yeah, they're really good. A gal could get into trouble drinking these things.

John: I'll pass that along to him. Now that I have you liquered you up, lets get to the questions. What was our favorite thing to do together when we were kids?

Grace: (((finishes her drink))) Well, pour me another one baby bro and I'll answer.

John: (((tops off her glass)))

Grace: You mentioned camping in the last interview and yes, that was great fun. You left out the best part though, John, how we would walk through the woods together and you would point out all the different trees and flowers. You taught me how to navigate by compass, something which I still really enjoy to this day. The best part is you always held my hand and no matter how big the leap across a creek or drop down a gulley, you encouraged me to take the risk and never let me fall.

John: Awww, you're such a sap. Did you ever 'cover' for me when I got into trouble? What kind of 'trouble' was it?

Grace:(((smacks his hard arm))) You never got into any trouble, you shit!

John: (((laughing and shying away from her))) I can't help it if I'm perfect

Grace: Whatever. Since you’re the son, Mom and Dad I think expected you to be a bit more responsible. Until you wrecked Mom's car, that is

John: (((winces))) Yeah, there was no covering for that one

Grace: Aside from that, I think spending most of your savings on that long, leather Western duster and then having to hide it from them was about all the trouble you got into. I ‘outed’ you on that one. I thought it was such a great coat I had to borrow it. Then they wondered where I got the money for it!

John: What is the best/worst part about having a gay brother?

Grace: Best part---well, DUH---the decorating gene! No matter what color I pick out for something, you pick a better color! You have always had impeccable taste- I would imagine you would even if you weren’t gay.

John: I did make your living room (((does an exaggerated hand flip))) fab-u-lous!

Grace:(((looks at him very sternly)))Don't ever do that again. You soooo cannot pull it off. At all. No.

John: (((laughing))) I think I'm okay with that. Now what was the worst part of having a gay brother?

Grace: Having my girlfriends drool over you, then pine for hours that there is no way in hell you would be interested in them! And, at this point in life, you being too old to have children. I always wanted a niece or nephew to spoil rotten!

John: Who says children are totally off the table? There is such a thing as adoption, ya know?

Grace: Don't tease me!

John: (((shrugging mischievously))) Now tell the truth, did you ever have the hots for any of my boyfriends?

Grace:(((shrugs))) Um, not really. I hate to tell you this, my brother, but even though Kurt was handsome, he was too serious to have fun with. And before him, the others weren’t all that ‘manly,’…and you know I mean no disrespect. Now, Travis…if I weren’t engaged and he weren’t gay….I’d go cougar on him in a minute!

John: (((snorts with laughter)))Thank god for small favors. And I have it on good authority my Travis prefers bears to cougars

Grace: TMI! TMI!

John: (((laughing))) I didn't say anything. Now, what is one thing that only YOU know about me?

Grace: How you got that long, thin scar on your back.

John: Oh, man I had a feeling that was the story you'd pick. Go on tell it, big mouth.

Grace: Well, you didn't get it from a minor surgery. You played football for the University of Michigan football team for two seasons, until the ‘team’ collectively decided it couldn’t have a gay man in its midst. You were basically forced to quit and got jumped on your way back to your apartment that night. Brawn and strength is no match for a knife.

John: (((rubs his shoulder absently))) You should've seen the other guys.

Grace: No, I just got to see you and clean up your pretty face from that gusher of a bloody nose. You made me swear not to tell Mom and Dad, too, which I still think was crap

John: (((pours another round))) They didn't need the worry. Besides you're a nurse and you fixed me all up. You can barely see that scar. That whole thing drew us closer, too, which was a good thing

Grace: We got closest when I took care of Kurt for awhile when he was ill. I didn’t know at the time it would be a pre-cursor to what would happen with Ben.

John:(((holds up his hands))) Now don't get too heavy on me, Gracie.

Grace: Well, mister, you told me I wasn't allowed to get sappy in your interview but this is my interview, so I'm going to do it anyway. We spent a lot of time together before Kurt died, but seemed to spend even more time with one another after. You and Ben were always like brothers, but it seemed the two of you ‘bonded’ even more after Kurt’s death.

John: (((raises his glass in a toast)))To two damn fine men

Grace: Here, here.(((clinks glasses)))I tried to keep my chin up and ‘rationalize’ what was happening to Ben with his illness, and even being an RN I knew what was happening, but throw in the emotion of it being your husband and all the background and training kind of goes out the window. If it wouldn’t have been for you, and my neighbor, Jake---I would have never come out of the funk I was in after Ben died. Then when you found Travis, well seeing the two of you showed me it was completely all right to move on – I could still love Ben, but needed to live and be in the ‘now’ of my life. I thank you for that.

John: (((gets up and gives her a bear hug, lifting her off her feet))) No problem, Gracie.

Grace: Put me down! (((laughing)))

John: (((plants her back int he chair, to cover over his misty eyes then brushes at his face))) Now, if you don't mind, let's drop the sappy stuff.

Grace: (((sniffs))) I should have known you'd try to make me change the subject. Heck, you even left the movie theater twenty minutes before the end of Marley and Me

John: (((pours another round)))If you could use only ONE WORD to describe me, what would it be?

Grace: I thought about this one for awhile, and I wanted to say ‘wonderful,’ ‘honest,’ ‘reliable,’ and any other great word to describe a wonderful man like you---but SEXY is the only word that truly describes you!

John: (((reddens with embarrassment))) What?

Grace: SHIT---have you LOOKED in the mirror lately!? Crap…if you weren’t my brother…())shakes herself from the thought)))…well, and gay….

.....I would have to agree!

(((both John and Grace turn as Travis joins them)))

John: (((face lit up with a smile))) Hey, babe!

Travis: Hey, gorgeous!((tosses an arm around John's broad shoulders and plants a smooch on his cheek)))

John: (((pulls Travis into his lap)))

Grace: (((fakes a gag)))

Travis: (((situates himself comfortably in John's big lap, with one arm around his neck then steals John's drink and takes a sip))) How come I wasn't invited to the party?

Grace: Because of that. (((she points with mock annoyance at the way her brother suddenly looks pie-eyed and smitten as he stares at his partner)))

Travis: (((gives Grace a head bob over his/John's glass))) I don't see the problem here. (((looks at John))) Do you?

John: Nope! (((grins and gives Travis a squeeze before turning his partial attention back to Grace)))

Travis: (((looks at his glass with approval))) This is good. What is it?

Grace: A Rosin Bag

Travis:(((sniffs))) Yeah and that doesn't sound dirty. Its even white and creamy

Grace: Oh no, its all going downhill now. You better go Travis

John: (((hugs Travis closer))) No. He can stay. It's fine. I can do two things at once.

Grace: Genetic impossibility.

John: (((ignoring that)))If I could live anywhere, where would it be?

Grace: (((laughs aloud))) Nashville! You could take the pressure off Trace Adkins when it comes to signing autographs

John: No way! I don't look like him.

Travis: (((busts up laughing))) Um, babe, yeah. You do. I don't even like country music but I gotta love Trace because you looks just like him. Only hotter.(((he adds with a kiss)))

Grace: (((refills the drinks for herself and Travis))) Like he hasn’t passed himself off as him in the past!

John: Just that one time!

Travis: (((pausing his drink at his lips to say in a silly voice))) This one time at band camp...

Grace: (((looks strangely at Travis then shakes her head in dismissal))) Well, John if you didn't live in Nashville, I'd say, somewhere where it’s always warm and you can hear the ocean at night.

Travis: (((turns to John in shock, his cheeks reddening))) Oh my god, did you tell your sister about what we did? In Grand Turk?

John: No.

Grace: Do I even wanna know?

Travis: No!

John: (((laughing, he hugs an embarrassed Travis)))One last question, Gracie? Who is my best friend?

Grace: I want to say ‘me,’ but the guy sitting in your lap I believe has usurped me. And that’s the way it should be.

Travis: (((gives her an unapologetic smile))) Sorry, Gracie.

Grace: No you're not, you shit.(((grinning))) And neither am I. I've never seen John happier. Ever. (((raises her hand on point))) But I will have you know, I run a close second. Because there are still things we share as siblings that the two of you don’t or couldn’t.

John: True dat!

Grace: (((laughing she rolls her eyes))) Jeesh, now you're even starting to sound like Travis! Let's forget all this talking and have another drink!

Travis: I like the way you think, Grace. I need to get my bear drunk so I can take advantage of him!

Grace: (((laughing, covers her ears))) TMI! TMI!

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Thanks John and Grace for stopping in at the cyber bar and sharing a little bit more about yourself....and Travis for crashing the party.

Don't go just yet!!!!

If you leave a comment below you cane win a copy both John's story and Graces

BEAR IT ALL and THE ONE HE CHOSE

Now available from Decadent Publishing

All you gotta do is say hi and leave an email!

C'mon! Don't be shy!

13 comments:

  1. When some bartender starts serving ROSIN BAGS at a local bar, I'd BETTER be getting a portion of the tab! :)

    Wen

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  2. I've never heard of a rosin bag before . . . it almost tempts me into drinking again ;) All in all, you guys (and girls) are having too much fun for an interview!!

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  3. That was awesome! What a fun interview. Hi Deanna! Hi Wendy! Rosin bags sound yummy.

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  4. Great interview. I'd love a free book :) elizabeth@elizabethlister.ca

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  5. Hi Ben, Travis and Grace *waves*

    What a great interview guys and Deanna, I am so wanting to read bear It All now. LOL

    You are so not good for my inner book addict.

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  6. Ha! Thanks all for stopping in!
    The Rosin Bag is a made up drink from my next book, the third in this series Wendy and I are working on. Wendy made up the name and I made up the recipe. A rosin bag is actually a terry cloth ball full of gritty powder that bowlers and batters use to increase grip.
    I just thought it sounded dirty and wanted to CUM up with a milky drink....LMAO

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  7. Don't listen to her...it's a drink. We're ordering it when we go out this week and we'll INSTRUCT a barman how to make it! :)

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  8. Oh, geez, I almost forgot---hey, Dawn, hate to break it to you, but Ben is, uh...well, how do I put this...okay, bluntly....Dead. :)

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  9. Sorry if I'm late to post but I'm Alaska and I am forever behind these days
    But what an ..lol
    Awesome interview with Grace & John. Your a delight to get to know.
    I have both books on my gotta have list. They both are going to be emotional reads and those are my most favorite...!

    Darcy
    pommawolf@hotmail.com

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  10. @Darcy...where in AK? By far my most favorite state! Need to go back and hit Nome someday.

    Thanks for reading...hope you enjoy the books...and the four to follow!

    Wen

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  11. Congrats Dawn!!!! You won both books!

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