Sadira Stone joins me today with her newest book in the Book Nirvana series, LOVE ART AND OTHER OBSTACLES. Sadira wants you to know that the ebook version is on sale for $2.99 until May 29. Look forward to a sexy read!
Thanks so much, Jana, for giving me this chance to meet your readers and tell them about my new book, Love, Art, and Other Obstacles. Book Three in the Book Nirvana Series, this modern love story features my youngest couple yet, just 22 (her) and 26 (him). I loved the chance to revisit the Book Nirvana bookshop and the colorful characters who work/hang out there. Readers of Through the Red Door and Runaway Love Story urged me to give Margot her own story, and Elmer (from RLS) was too juicy a character not to give him his chance in the spotlight. Tropes and themes in this steamy, contemporary new adult romance include rivals to lovers, chosen family, opposites attract, and the art world.
Tagline: She’s a free spirit. He’s a one-woman man.
Rejected by her family for her bisexuality, graphic artist Margot DuPont yearns for a life with no fences, no limits, and no family ties. Between college, work at Book Nirvana, and an art competition, she barely has time for her part-time girlfriend, much less a flirtation with her competitor.
Dumped into the foster system at a young age, ceramics artist Elmer Byrne craves a big, loving family of the heart. His artist family almost fills that need, but something is missing...until Margot. But when he offers his heart, her thorny defenses shatter him.
Thrown together in an art competition that could jump-start one artist's career, but not both, their irresistible attraction forces them to reconsider the meaning of success.
“Tell you what,” he said. “How about if we have drinks and talk about anything but the competition?”
“You’re a real hard-ass, aren’t you?” He rolled his eyes. “Because I like you, Margot.”
He leaned so close their foreheads almost touched, a challenge simmering in his smile. “Have a drink with me and find out.”
If there was one thing she couldn’t resist, it was a challenge. On the other hand, he might not like her so much if he knew about Darcy. Let that be the test, then. Let him prove he wasn’t one of those possessive, controlling guys Darcy warned her about.
“Okay. I will.” She stepped back. “But you should know, I’m sort of seeing someone.”
His thick auburn brows contracted. “Sort of?”
His nostrils flared on a deep inhalation, but he held her gaze. “Is it serious?”
“Not really.” Might as well serve up the truth, raw and ungarnished. Might as well be honest with herself too. “She lives in Berkeley. I only see her every month or two.”
Holding her gaze, he nodded. “Okay then. Thanks for telling me.” The tense lines of his mouth relaxed into a casual grin. “So, drinks?”
Well I’ll be damned.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53105312-love-art-and-other-obstacles
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Ever since her first kiss, Sadira’s been spinning steamy tales in her head. After leaving her teaching career in Germany, she finally tried her hand at writing one. Now she’s a happy citizen of Romancelandia, penning contemporary romance from her new home in Washington State, U.S.A. When not writing, which is seldom, she explores the Pacific Northwest with her charming husband, enjoys the local music scene, plays darts (pretty well), plays guitar (badly), and gobbles all the books.
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