Monday, May 2, 2016

Victory Portrait by Tali Spencer Tour & Giveaway !!!

Victory Portrait
Tali Spencer

Series: Pride of Uttor #4
Pages or Words: 78,600 words
Categories: Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Release Date: April 6, 2016
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Cover Artist: Melody Pond


Imperial captive and former Sebboyan prince Peta Kordeun has one great wish: to meet Darius Arrento, conqueror of his country and a man he has idolized since childhood. That wish comes true the day the Uttoran emperor assigns Peta to assist the artist who will be painting the great general’s official portrait.
General Darius Arrento would rather take a crossbow bolt through his flesh than sit for a portrait, until his friend the emperor forces his hand. The notorious artist, Brazzi, uses semen and other sexual fluids to bind his colors—and Arrento is captivated by the artist’s pretty helper. Before long he is driven to possess the gorgeous young man who draws battle maps and whose na├»ve charm has won more hearts in Uttor than Arrento has won battles.
When Arrento learns that Peta, the slave he covets and wants for his own, is one of the despised Kordeun princes, he storms from Uttor toward a far corner of the empire—where he quickly finds himself embroiled in a plot to tear Uttor’s empire apart. His emotions and loyalties frayed, the great Arrento is in the battle of his life…and Peta may hold the key to his survival.

“You want me to assist the painter. Only that?” Peta asked.
“Yes. I just want you to understand you will be naked and…Brazzi will want you to be sexually aroused.”
“It’s what Brazzi does. Not for himself—not unless you’re a woman—but for his method. He was tried three years ago on charges of obscenity because he uses…sexual fluids for mixing his paint. He truly is a genius. His colors are astonishing.”
“And you want Arrento to see me like that? Naked and…being used?”
“No.” Gaspar was being firm. “I want a portrait of my general. And I happen to think that the sight of you will keep his ass firmly planted for whatever sittings the painter requires. You see, Darius has one weakness—only one. He cannot resist a thing of beauty—and you, my pretty slave, are the most breathtaking young man I have ever had the privilege to look upon.”
Peta flushed. Gaspar wasn’t smiling. The man was serious.
Could he do it? Did he want to do it? Peta knew he was pretty. His looks had blessed and cursed him all his life. His beauty had attracted Kesme as a fellow cadet and was what Kesme had praised that last night when they’d made love...and Peta’s face was what Lukacz, his own father, had sought to destroy, thinking that doing so would release him from predation and unnatural desires. And now Gaspar, too, wanted only one thing…
“Just sit there and look pretty,” he said, heart sinking as he grasped what Gaspar was asking him to do.
“Only if you’re willing. I’m not completely oblivious to what this sort of service might entail. It could be rather…awkward. On the other hand, it might not be for long. Darius can be stubborn. It’s possible he won’t show up.”
And just as possible that he would.
Peta wanted to say no but he could not get his mouth to form the word. He might never get another chance to see Arrento, perhaps hear his voice. Be in the same room with him.
He’d be silent…naked…terribly exposed even in his utter worship.
But he would at least be able to say he had seen the great man.
“I’ll do it,” he said.

Available at:Reslendence Publishing / Amazon / ARe

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Tali Spencer, author of Victory Portrait.
Hi Tali, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Thanks so much for having me stop by. Victory Portrait is a story of attraction, kink, betrayal, and redemption. Not only that, but Darius Arrento, the main character and victorious general, is alpha to the core, so I think I’d better let him take the stage.

Character interview: Darius Arrento
1) What do you find attractive in a man?
Darius: It’s no secret I cannot resist a beautiful young man. I spurned my future emperor years ago because he was not pretty enough, and he’s tortured me for it ever since. What can I say? When I see a man still in his youth, with a slender body and tight ass…I cease to think and start to lust. Usually such men disappoint me outside of a bedchamber because they do not possess other qualities I prize just as much: loyalty, intelligence, and the ability to surprise me.

2) The first thing that went through your head when you saw Peta?
Darous: Perfect. That was my first thought. My second also was that his perfection could only belong to a statue destined to grace the pleasure chamber of some potentate. I don’t recall any conscious thought beyond that, only that I wanted to possess him in every way.

3) Do you think you’ll insist the author visits you again?
Darius: I’m certain she will. I have been in every book of the series so far, and I don’t see her leaving me out of the next one. It involves a war, and that’s my specialty.

4) Before you met Peta, what was your ideal man?
Darius: Myself…but in terms of bedding another, that would have been a lovely slave with hair of ebon and eyes of midnight, whose master tried to kill me in Dalmeira.

5) You’re going out for dinner. What’s your favorite food?
Darius: A fine slow-braised until the meat melts in my mouth joint of boar. Especially if I killed the boar myself. Very satisfying with a jug of robust wine.

Meet the author:Tali Spencer delights in erotic fantasy and adventure, creating worlds where she can explore the heights and shadows of sexual passion. A hopeful romantic and lover of all things exotic, she also writes high fantasy and science fiction. If you would like to see inspiration pictures for her characters, or glimpse how she envisions her worlds, check out her Pinterest boards.
Thanks to a restless father, she grew up as a bit of a nomad and still loves to travel whenever she can. Her longest stint in one place was Milwaukee where she went to college, enjoyed a series of interesting careers, and raised three surprisingly well-adjusted sons. She later married her true love and put down new roots in Philadelphia, where she lives in an ongoing Italian American family sitcom. At least she’s learned how make good pasta. When not writing, Tali reads everything from sweet goofy romances to medical research, manages her fantasy football team—go Gekkos!—and takes long walks with her loving, if slightly neurotic, poodle.
Tali’s other books include the three preceding Uttor books: Captive Heart, Dangerous Beauty, and Adored, all with Resplendence. Her gay male high fantasy stories, Thick as Thieves, Sorcerer’s Knot, and The Prince of Winds, are published by Dreamspinner Press. She often posts free stories and excerpts on her blog.
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18-Apr: Prism Book Alliance
19-Apr: Decadent Delights
20-Apr: Bonkers About Books, Full Moon Dreaming
21-Apr: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
22-Apr: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
25-Apr: The Novel Approach, Happily Ever Chapter
26-Apr: BFD Book Blog
27-Apr: My Fiction Nook
28-Apr: Bayou Book Junkie, V's Reads
29-Apr: Oh My Shelves
2-May: Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Book Lovers 4Ever
3-May: Kirsty Loves Books, Open Skye Book Reviews
4-May: Alpha Book Club
5-May: Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews
6-May: Molly Lolly
9-May: A.M. Leibowitz
10-May: Divine Magazine
11-May: Love Bytes, Man2ManTastic, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
12-May: Andrew Q. Gordon, Nephy Hart, Rebecca Cohen Writes
13-May: Louise Lyons, MM Good Book Reviews


  1. I appreciate the chance to stop by and talk with you. :) I'll just hang out and if there are any questions, I will definitely answer.