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!
Welcome to the blog tour for Heidi Cullinan’s newest release, Shelter the Sea. This sequel to Carry the Ocean picks up soon after Book 1 ends, and follows Jeremey and Emmet as they work to find happiness and save the Roosevelt from closing.
Check out an excerpt from the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end… you could win signed paperbacks and more!
Shelter the Sea, by Heidi Cullian
Series: The Roosevelt, Book 2
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Huntsmen, by Michelle Osgood
Series: The Better To Kiss You With, Book 2
Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date: April 13, 2017
(You can check out Rafa’s review here!)
Welcome to the blog tour for Strays by Garrett Leigh! This contemporary romance is chock-full of humor, emotion and delicious cuisine. So we’re filled to the brim with excitement to have Garrett on the blog today to talk about what inspires her, whether or not she could ever choose between savory and sweet, and more!
As I said in my review, Leigh’s writing will leave you hungry for more, so be sure to check out Strays. Keep reading below for our interview with Garrett, and don’t forget to check the end of the post for an awesome giveaway!
Strays, by Garrett Leigh
Series: Urban Soul
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 27, 2017
Hi, all! Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate the release of Open Case, the final novel in the Open Series. I’m excited to share an exclusive excerpt and give you a chance to win a few giveaways. Those of you who haven’t read the first two books, Open Seating and Open House, will want to catch up before you start this one.
Since the status change from friends to lovers, Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland, have had more challenges than the average couple. Through it all, they’ve been united, communicating without reservation in their quest for a happy ending. Now that it’s within reach, Bryce’s ex-lover, sociopath Owen Lightfoot, is back, intent on destroying it all.
I’d like to thank Just Love for hosting, and my wonderful publicist J for her excellent help in organizing my blog tour.
Author: Mickie B. Ashling
Series: Open Trilogy #3
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Length: 200 pages
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
The Start of Something New, by Tamryn Eradani
Series: Daniel and Ryan, Book #2
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 13, 2017
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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
Lunch With the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette, by Killian B. Brewer
Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Welcome to the blog tour for Killian B. Brewer’s new release, Lunch With the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette! Gillian says this sweet, small town romance “exudes all sorts of honeyed-charm and feels like the kind of book you’d enjoy on a long, summer night with a tall glass of spiked iced-tea”… but check it out for yourself! Killian’s on the blog today, and we’re thrilled to bring you more about this great new book.
Today we’re thrilled to have authors A.F. Henley and Kelly Wyre on the blog to tell us about their new release, Breaker (Exile #1)! Check out this fantastic new release, a teaser from the book, and much more!
Welcome to the Breaker (Exile, Volume 1) Blog Tour and Giveaway! We’re both super excited about this new release and thrilled to be able to share it with you. Throughout this tour, we’re going to be introducing many of the characters within, and associated with, Exile’s bizarre shores, as well as introducing Exile itself. Then we’re going to top that off with a quick little teaser.
However, before we get into any of that we wanted to remind you that we’ve got a couple of awesome giveaways going along with the tour so be sure to read through to the end to find out how you could win either a Silver-plated Starfish Anklet (just by leaving a single comment!), or the grand prize of a signed, print copy of Breaker, a coordinates bracelet with the Believe. Seek. Prove. reminder so you can always find your way back to the island of Exile, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market.