Blog Tour: A Whole Latte Sass (Geek Life #2) by Marguerite Labbe

Celebrate the release of A Whole Latte Sass (Geek Life #2) with author Marguerite Labbe and Dreamspinner Press. Find out more about this opposites attract contemporary romance and read a character interview below!

An Interview with Felipe Suero
Hello everyone. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking in. I thought I’d continue with a theme that I had with the last book and have Dakota Nye interview Felipe for his podcast Geek Wars. This should be interesting. They were an item once, but they’ve been friends for far longer. Dakota is both grateful he’s off the hook and genuinely happy that Felipe has found the love of his life.
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Dakota: “On this special edition of Geek Wars I have Felipe Suero, cosplayer extraordinaire. Seriously, I’ve put some photos of his costumes up on the website, check them out. So, Felipe, I hear you got a wild hair up your ass and decided to go into business with your lifelong arch nemesis. How’s that going?”
Felipe: “Dude, I don’t want to jinx us on air. Let’s just say there’s no blood in the water yet and our new venture Creatures & Cosplay is getting off to a good start. We’re working on a couple commissions and you know we have some ideas for your mega con next year.”
Dakota with a wicked grin. “Oh, I do know. Brenden wasn’t so sure about the logistics of the costume parade, but I trust you. Okay, you ready for the questions my listeners sent in?”
Felipe throws out his hands. “Sure, why not, hit me.”
Dakota: “Okay, What do you like?’ And since that’s still too open ended, I say you can’t answer cosplaying or roleplaying games because that’s a given.”
Felipe smirks. “Sex.”
“Hey.” Dakota points his notecards at Felipe. “Keep it PG. I might have some underage listeners with tender ears.”
Felipe snorts, his gaze unrepentant. “Whatever, I’ve listened to every one of your podcasts. I know just what rating some of them should have. But fine, PG, for fuck’s sake, let’s see, I love my dog Lily and her sweet puppy Sophie. And I definitely love my Tin Man.”
Dakota rolls his eyes. “I knew this would get sappy early. Morris is bad, but you my friend are worse, with an acidic edge that keeps it interesting. Here’s another question, ‘What fears keep you awake at night?’”
“Me?” Felipe lays his hand on his chest. “I fear nothing.”
“Liar.” Dakota levels a look at him. “I’ve known you too long. This is me. True, you are a balls to the walls kind of guy like me. You take life head on and don’t look back and I think that’s cool, but I know better.”
Felipe shoots him an irritated look. “Fine, Mr. Know-it-All, what do I fear then?”
Dakota taps the edge of the cards against his chin. “You’re afraid of not being loved the way you deserve to be loved.”
Felipe eyes him a moment. “Maybe you’re not as clueless as you pretend sometimes. But I don’t have to fear that anymore. I will say, that I have had the occasional nightmare of being stuck in a bridge tollbooth for life.”
Dakota: “Perfectly understandable. ‘If you were an ice cream flavor what would you be?’”
Felipe: “Jamoca Almond Fudge on a sugar cone, extra scoops.”
Dakota: “That is a respectable choice and it suits you. You love coffee, but the rest gives it that extra flair that’s all you. Now, ‘If you had one song you could put in your life soundtrack for you and our new Gamemaster, what would it be?’”
Felipe: “If I Was Your Girlfriend, by Prince.”
Dakota bursts out laughing. “That might be the most perfect answer I’ve heard. Thank you for not bringing the sap. That suits you. Man, I’ve missed having you on my podcast. You always entertain me. We’re running out of time, so I’m going to do a few word associations about our friends. This is going to be fun I think, ready?”
Felipe: “Fuck yeah, born ready.”
Dakota: “Morris.”
Felipe: “Sucker. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself, serious answer, loyal. He’s the best friend that a guy can have.”
Dakota: “Theo.”
Felipe grimaces. “Sunshine.”
Dakota: “Yeah, gotta agree with you there. For someone who’s had it rough, he’s got a Pollyanna outlook to life. How about Trask?”
Felipe’s eyes light up. “Tin Man and don’t say it’s not one word. He’s Tin Man.”
Dakota holds up a placating hand. “Don’t get your panties in a twist. Brenden.”
Felipe: “Asshole.”
Dakota: “Hey! Look, I know you two have had your history, but he’s not that bad. He’s cut you some slack lately. I thought you two were getting along better.”
Felipe shrugs. “I don’t know why his attitude has changed. One day I’ll figure it out, but until then my answer stands. You said first word that pops into my mind. I could’ve said, Mr.-I’ve-Got-A-Stick-So-Far-Up-My-Ass-I-Can’t-Believe-He’s-Not-A-Puppet, but I kept it simple.”
Dakota: “Jesus, chill, you two I swear. I’m almost afraid to throw my name in there.”
Felipe: “Oh, that’s easy.”
Dakota shoots him a wary look. “Well?”
Felipe: “Sucker times infinity for that anal retentive—”
Dakota claps a hand over his mouth. “Okay, that’s all the time we have on our show today. Until the next time, get your geek on. Ow! You bit me!”
Felipe: “You should’ve let me finish motherfucker. It’s okay though. I’m happy. I’ve got everything I want. And one day Dakota… one day you’re going to get yours and I’m going to laugh my ass off. On that note, signing out. Peace bitches.”

It’s no secret cosplayer Felipe Suero is looking for his happily ever after—in his love life as well as his career. He’s getting his degree so he can quit his miserable job and start his own costume business. Now he just needs to land the sexiest silver fox to ever attend a con.
Trask Briscoe’s life revolves around staying clean and sober, running the Magick Den, and attending local cons. His rules haven’t left much room for romance. But he can’t deny Felipe has caught his complete attention. He’s just not sure what he can offer a man so full of joy and sass.
When Trask finally accepts Felipe’s offer for a cup of coffee, he soon finds himself on a second date and a third. Between cosplay projects and roleplaying games, they discover a deeper connection than either of them expected. And Trask realizes that sometimes rules are made to be broken.
Now Felipe just has to convince his family—and Trask—that Trask has more love to offer than he ever dreamed.

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Marguerite Labbe loves writing stories about the beauty of love and the strength of family, whether it’s the family you’re born into or the one you create. She married her next-door neighbor and best friend, and they have one son, one dog, and two cats who rule them all. She has finally converted her Alabama born husband into being a Red Sox fan and now only needs to convince her son. She runs Apocrypha Comics Studio with her husband and they often trek off to comic book conventions on the weekend where they celebrate all manner of geek culture.

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