I’m trying something new, scary right? I’ve joined a blog tour. If all goes well I might do it again. So, things might look a little different on occasion. But the reviews are still written in the same manner, nothing is changing there. It’s just that now I get to include a lot of fun graphics and even a GIVEAWAY at the bottom. I’m super excited about that. Plus, I get to start a local-to-me author, and reading local authors is a special thrill for me. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Adam and Danny in Life After Love.
Life After Love
by Imogen Markwell-Tweed
Genre: Paranormal LGBTQ Romance
Adam and Danny are your average couple. Sure, Adam is a ghost — and then he’s not — and then he is again. And, yes, in between crafting lattes, Danny sometimes crafts spells. But other than that, they’re your typical couple — plus or minus a few grimoires. From ghostly best friends to husbands, Adam and Danny find a way to work through all of their troubles … even death.
Danny loves his new apartment, its stainless steel appliances, low crime rating, and proximity to his job that keeps him from having to take the bus. The only downside? The ghost that haunts it. When Danny reluctantly offers to share the space with Adam the Ghost, he thinks he’s signing up for an awkward roommate situation. Instead, Danny is faced with the very real possibility that Adam might be the love of his life — and that, at any moment, he might lose him forever.
Life After Love puts paid to the dictum of the “show, don’t tell.” The book is written in almost 100% tell, but it works. I mean really works. If you like Alexis Hall‘s use of feels or TJ Klune’s chanty-repetitiveness you will like Imogen Markwell-Tweed’s writing.
Granted, it covers a lifetime in just over a hundred pages. So, it’s on the spare side. And I wasn’t surprised to learn, after reading it, that it was written in parts (maybe as a serial) before being compiled into this book. You feel it a little in the way some things are needlessly recapped. But the whole this is just so sweet (without being artificially saccharine) that it’s all forgivable. Well worth picking up.
Imogen Markwell-Tweed is a queer romance writer and editor based in St. Louis. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her dog, IMT can be found putting her media degrees to use by binge-watching trashy television. All of her stories promise queer protagonists, healthy relationships, and happily ever afters.
Did you know I started a new blog earlier this month? No, probably not; I was pretty quiet about it. I love reviewing books but I’ve become obsessed with Bookstagram lately and wanted to be able to participate in the book blog tours. I didn’t want to use See Sadie Read because I don’t want this to be a promotional site, but one where I can (and do) post honest reviews.
The solution was to simply start a purely promotional blog. Promotional in the sense that I haven’t read the books yet. I’m still being discerning in what gets a place. What I didn’t expect was that almost every tour seems to come with a giveaway. There is currently $370 worth of gift cards up for grabs over on Sadie’s Spotlight. (Oh ya, that’s the name.)
It wasn’t my initial intention to cross-post from these two blogs. But it occured to me that I should at least share the giveaways! So, every Friday (or there abouts if I get distracted) I’ll drop the available giveaways. Go check them out, maybe win som ‘cash’ and if you’re really lucky a book or two.