Today we have a really fantastic book by a really fantastic author on our blog! Julia Ember stops by to talk about her new release, The Seafarer’s Kiss, the best line she ever wrote, and her dream movie casting. Plus there’s a pretty sweet giveaway that you won’t want to miss.
So check out the book that Michele called a “masterful reimagining of The Little Mermaid… one of the most clever and unique interpretations I’ve ever read.” (Review)
The Seafarer’s Kiss, by Julia Ember
Publisher: Duet (Interlude Press)
Release Date: May 4, 2017
Hello and welcome to Just Love vs. El in which we will ask her all the awkward questions and do some promo for her new book Thaw that is coming out today.
There’s also a cool giveaway, so make sure to read till the end to find out more.
We hope you’ll have a blast reading and as much fun as we had by coming up with the questions.
Oh and this is El— You know, in case you didn’t know who’s running this blog and making all our lives brighter and warmer and things —>
JL: Jumping right into your new release, El, where did the idea of Gabrielle in Thaw come from? Is she based on any real models/actresses?
El: Gabrielle is actually very loosely modeled on a combination of Meghan Markle (an actress and also Prince Harry’s super gorgeous girlfriend) and singer Alicia Keys. But only in terms of who I pictured when writing her… personality-wise, she’s not based on anyone!
JL: You reference both Rent and Hamilton your books. Tell us a bit about your love of musicals
El: Living in NYC, it’s pretty hard to escape Broadway. Even if you’re not a fan of theater, it’s everywhere. But I’ve been a fan of theatre—and musicals specifically—since my grandmother took me to see Annie on Broadway when I was 8 or 9. I’ve seen some amazing shows since then, and listening to Idina Menzel in Wicked, or Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton, is pretty incredible. So I knew that this series would revolve around Broadway (and specifically a 20th anniversary production of Rent) from the start, because to me theater seems like such an integral part of NYC!
From the moment I first heard about Santino Hassell’s new paranormal series I had a feeling it was going to be something special, and so far I am not disappointed. Insight sets the tone to our first look into the supernatural world of The Community where romance meets mystery and suspense. Interested to know more? Then check out what else I had to say about the book in my review over here.
I am absolutely thrilled to chat with Santino today about Insight, psychic abilities, and where the rest of the trilogy will take us. Please join me in welcoming Santino to Just Love Reviews!
What’s more enjoyable than reading a sexy romance novel in a coffee shop? How about a sexy romance novel set in a coffee shop! With their newest release, Anna Zabo brings us the bold and steamy relationship of Brian (see also: bisexual barista) and Rob (mmh, ginger Brit).
Today I’m delighted to have Anna on the blog to chat with me about Daily Grind, the city of Pittsburgh, and what else is coming up in the Takeover universe!
(Also, don’t forget to check out Michele’s review of Daily Grind, which she says is “meet-cute fluff that subverts romance novel clichés and is also hotter than a freshly made americano!”)
With Xen Sanders’ newest release, readers are introduced to a new world where superpowers don’t necessarily mean superheroes. The first in a series, it’s a bit dark, a lot sexy, and full of action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat.
As soon as I learned about From the Ashes, I could already tell that it was going to be a new favorite. Villains with powers, a journey to discover how to love, and a healthy dose of family drama? Yes please!
I’m thrilled to have Xen joining us on the blog today to answer a few of my questions about From the Ashes, the geeky things he’s into right now, and what projects he has coming up soon! Plus, drop a comment on this post for your chance to win an eBook copy of From the Ashes!
From the Ashes, by Xen Sanders
Series: Fires of Redemption, Book One
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: January 2, 2017
You know what’s out today? Blank Spaces, that’s what. It’s the first book in Cass Lennox’s Toronto Connections universe, and it’s a contemporary M/M romance that I couldn’t put down!
Take one asexual art galley admin, add one insurance investigator who just wants sex without the complications, mix in a few stolen artworks, and voila: instant tension and a relationship that defies convention.
Blank Spaces, by Cass Lennox
Series: Toronto Connections, Book #1
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 14, 2016
I “sat down” with Cass Lennox over the weekend to have a chat about Blank Spaces, asexuality, and how her upcoming Toronto Connections series should really just be an ode to the Best of Canada– like Tim Hortons.
Check out my discussion with Cass and her new release, and don’t forget to pop to the bottom of the email for an awesome giveaway!
Throughout Asexuality Awareness Week, I want to take some time to chat with a few ace folks about their experiences and identities. I’m calling these mini-interviews Embrace an Ace (because I’m hilarious like that), and hope you’ll enjoy getting to learn more about how diverse the asexual spectrum is!