I'm writing from my front porch, letting the dog soak up the sunshine on an absurdly perfect late summer day in New England, while I, on the other hand, am nursing a hell-beast of a summer cold. Whee! How's everyone else's last full week of August going? (Yikes, PS)
First things first. If you haven't read Dark Rooms yet, you can enter to WIN a copy, along with 29 other erotic romances from authors like Shayla Black, Skye Warren, and Jennifer Probst, and a Kindle Fire to read them on. Get clickin' to enter!
Dark Rooms continues to get review love! I am so grateful to every last blogger who has agreed to read and review. Having attempted to do even short reviews myself, holy cow, it's a lot of work. I have enormous respect for the people who do it, mostly for free, because they love books. ALL THE LOVE TO THEM.
Behind Closed Door Book Reviews gave Wes and Aimee 4/5 smooches and calls Dark Rooms "A fun read and a definite add to your TBR list!"
Celia Breslin says it's "a fun, kinky, sexy fast read, and a 'yes' for your TBR..."
Alpha Book Club gives 4/5 stars and says "Dark Rooms was a hot 4 star read." Also shout-out to Hank and Ed and the running the Princess Bride jokes. Yes, I went there.
Vampbard at Twimom227 gives it B and says it's a "short, spicy romp."
And the Romantic Fanatic Book Blog says "The chemistry and relationship between Wes and Aimee is steamy and hot with drama and angst."
BONUS ROUND! Another interview in which I chat about the process of turning the voices in my head into books.
If you're in the New England area (or you want an excuse to be!) I'll be attending the Fall in Love with New England conference in Manchester, NH October 13-14. I won't be there officially as an author, but TONS of other cool people will, with lots of good times and swag to be had. Come hang out with us!
Lastly, a shout-out to two books that are kicking me out of my reading slump. First, the Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin. Hooooooly crap, you guys, it's so good. It's a master class in world-building and not having a single detail that doesn't matter to the story, all while keeping the plot moving. There is a reason the first two books in the series have each won a Hugo. Even fighting the hell-plague that currently has me stopping to cough every two minutes, I couldn't put it down.
AND The Duchess Deal, Tessa Dare's newest. It's...Tessa Dare's books are like a cozy blanket of sass and sexiness. They're a soft place to land. The hero uses the words "unicorn vomit" to describe a dress. I don't read a ton of historicals, but I will put everything else down when a new Tessa Dare comes out. It's like comfort food that's also good for you because they're full of hope and wit and light after darkness. Just...just go read it. I'm going to crawl back into my blanket fort and do the same.