Our conversation from last week with Jessica Clare et al continues. We touch on trends, predictions, and many different books. We talk about dark, angsty, gritty romance, villain heroes, and lizard heroes, and the benefits of bingo book pimping.
Note: if you're listening in a car, in the first 4 minutes, there is a siren in the background of the podcast. That was my fault – I didn't mute my microphone quick enough. Sorry about that – you're not about to get pulled over. (Also, I say at one point that RWA National in 2007 was in San Francisco – it was in Dallas. My bad.)
Don't miss Christina Lee's brand new ebook BEFORE YOU BREAK, a beautiful and emotional New Adult romance about a bad boy on the edge—and the girl who’s about to fall hard.
A college baseball star isn't supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there's something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them–something that makes him want to open up.
Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working a suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can't ignore.
Soon Ella and Quinn's physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him–or to stop herself from falling too far…
Before You Break will be on sale February 18th wherever ebooks are sold.
Our music in each episode is provided by Sassy Outwater, who is most excellent. This podcast features new music! This is a song called “Mackerel & Tatties” by Michael McGoldrick from his album, Aurora. You can find the album at Amazon or at iTunes. Sassy says that, “Michael is one of, if not the most accomplished, pipe and flute players in the Celtic genre today. Michael plays for the legendary Scottish band Capercaillie while recording his own solo albums and playing for other artists. You can find him anywhere the web is and anywhere Scottish music is. He is one of the foremost flute and pipe players of our time.” I hope you like the new music!
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