So New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill, who writes hot, funny contemporaries with sexy heroes, graciously read Something About You in–no joke– about two days. Here’s what she has to say about it:
Julie James rocks! Something About You is spiced with smart banter and sizzles with sexual tension. You’ll laugh out loud and wish you had an FBI agent of your own.
I’m so appreciative she took the time to read the book and for the fabulous quote! Thanks so much for that, Sandra–seriously, you’re the one who rocks.
I think I’m going to start running monthly contests very soon, leading up to the release of Something About You. I already have a fun idea in mind for the first contest–something to do with hotel rooms, since a hotel room plays such a key part in the book. So make sure you check back for that.
In other news… I’ve started writing Book 4. And doing research, which frankly, has been a blast. Since the heroine in Book 4 owns a wine shop, yesterday I shadowed the owner of a local wine store I shop at. The owner, Denise, was unbelievably generous with her time and answered all my pesky questions. And when she was busy with customers, I “observed” (aka sat on a stool and drank wine), which was not exactly the toughest day of work for me.
So tonight I begin my first of four wine appreciation classes. . . again for research purposes, of course.
Who knew research could be such fun? The heck with lawyers, I should’ve written about a heroine who owns a wine shop three books ago.
On other notes, I’ve started reading Double Play by Jill Shalvis, which I’m really enjoying, and watched the first episode of Dexter. Not sure I’ve taken to the show quite yet, although my friends keep telling me to stick with it.
So how about you? Watching/reading anything good these days?