Visited Nomad Authors this week to chat about some of my favourite fictional science. I don’t care what anyone says, I’ll take a good story with handwavium over a textbook any day. (Except when I’m legit studying and need an actual textbook.)
JL Peridot: Enjoying fictional science, just because
And many thanks to Nomad Authors for letting me share some musings on it.
Navigating the at-times murky waters of reviewing books has forced me to look more critically at the value of reviews.
I love getting a great review, and yet only rarely consider reviews when deciding whether or not to read a book. Perhaps it’s this ambivalence that feeds my anxiety about writing them.
Anyway, here’s the post. Any of this sound like your experience too?
Today, I’m visiting the Nomad Authors blog to talk about my favourite traits in a romance hero.
Pretty sure I’m not alone in loving these attractive and very down-to-earth characteristics. To me, they are realistic relationship-improving qualities vital to the success and happiness of any long-term partnership.
Read the post:
Thank you, Nomad Authors, for letting me pop in!
One of the good bits from About Henry is now available on The Good Bits Podcast!
The Good Bits Podcast is a sexy audio collection of good bits from erotic books. It’s such an honour to have my work featured alongside the likes of Alessandra Torre, Fiona Zedde, Sierra Simone, Clare Connelly and other incredible writers.
“Good vs evil” storylines are great and all, but what I’m loving the crap out of lately are not the evil you thought you were getting conflicts. Ones where the villain isn’t necessarily the antagonist, where we’re our own worst enemy, where “good vs good” might blow up and nothing’s black and white.
Today, I’m visiting Brenda Whiteside’s blog, sharing some thoughts on our “inner villains”:
If you like this kind of story too, here are a few movies worth checking out:
- The Lighthouse
- Les Misérables
- Captain America: Civil War
- The Avengers: Endgame
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Today, I’m one of Lyndi Alexander’s “Adventurous Friends”, sharing my feels on science fiction romance as the genre for our time.
When I tell people I write sci-fi romance, I tend to get interested and interesting looks. “What’s the point?” a reader once responded. “Like Passengers?” another asked. Mate, I’d love to be able to write a story like that. Some of my sci-fi friends hated it, some of my romance friends loved it—I think it could have been marketed better.
But amidst all this is the feeling that no matter how fantastical or speculative my sci-fi setting could be, I’m contributing a valid brick to the collective wall of imaginings that create a very real future before us. And I think mainstream audiences—even staunch contemporary and realism fans—are more than ready to come along for the ride.
Thank you kindly, Lyndi, for having me! I very much enjoyed writing on this topic.
Feature photo by Nathan Duck on Unsplash
Feels like so much time has passed since doing this interview for This Writer’s Life. Let’s see, that was like…two months ago? Since then, my city’s had a lockdown that it’s now coming out of 🍞 we’ve had six birthdays in the family 🎂 I’ve hit two PBs in my fitness and weight training 💪 three of my author besties have each released a book 🏅🏅🏅 and some shamefully unfair laws have been changed as a result of #BLM efforts ❤️💛🖤 —what a time to be alive!
Anyway, enough rambling. You can check out the interview here:
Thank you so much, Susan Palmquist, for interviewing me. Visit This Writer’s Life for more author interviews, motivation, and Susan’s writerly musings.
Back in March, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Seelie Kay. The world changed so much in such a short time, it was a bit surreal to read over the article once it got published.
UPDATE 21 MAR 2020:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perfectly Published Perth 2020 has been postponed to 2021. Regretfully, I’ll be unable to table on the new event date, though I hope to pop in as an attendee. Thank you to my Perth readers for your awesome support and encouragement while I’ve been preparing. I’m so sorry to let you down. If you’d like some bookish banter anyway, please always feel free to HMU on the socials 💜
Hey, lovelies! I’ll be tabling at the Perfectly Published Perth #PPP2020 signing event in July. This is a big multi-genre event, featuring authors from around Australia, all gathering at the Perth Town Hall on (hopefully) a lovely Makuru (winter) Saturday.
Come say hi and pick up a copy of It Starts With A Kiss, direct from my hands to yours. I’ll also have limited edition items for sale, which I’ll talk more about on instagram and DOT CLUB over the coming months.
Pre-orders are now open so you can secure your copy ahead of time (closes 10 June 2020). Confirmed early bird pre-orders come with a special gift, just a small thank you for helping me plan my table in advance!
Perfectly Published Perth
Saturday 18 July 2020
Perth Town Hall
Buy a ticket via Eventbrite
This week, I visited Maddy’s Romance Madness to share my writing playlist for It Starts With A Kiss.