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.
I know you haven’t heard much from me lately. I’m in the last few weeks of pulling my dissertation together and it’s pretty much Hell. But it will be finished soon (thank God(dess)) and I will be free again. In the mean time here are a few highlights of what has, is, or will be going on in the world of Sadie Forsythe and The Weeping Empress.
R.T. over at The Fraser Files posted a great 4.5 star review this morning, as well as an interview. I recommend checking it out. He writes about books, culture and the culturally deaf community. I know I learned something.
Mysti Parker over at Unwritten is having a, frankly, amazing giveaway that includes The Weeping Empress. I offered up 15 ecopies, thinking that was the normal range. Turns out most people only offered 1 0r 2, which left me looking like an outlier, but oh well. If you’re interested in a copy all you have to do is leave an email. Even if not after The Weeping Empress I would recommend heading over there. There are over 100 books up for grabs.
The July Smashwords sale was a raving success. The Weeping Empress was downloaded 250 times! I couldn’t be happier with that.
There is roughly a week left to slide on over to Smashwords and grab a digital copy of The Weeping Empress for FREE. You don’t even need an ereader as you an read it on your computer.
Because I wanted to highlight this fabulous freeness I am running a Goodreads giveaway to win a signed hardback edition. So like I keep asking, ‘Why not go grab yourself a digital copy and hope it gets upgraded to a hardback at the end of the month.” Who doesn’t like an upgrade?