Monday, February 23, 2015

Librarians Are So Hot Right Now

With: Sarah Title

As a real-life librarian, I never, in a million years, would have imagined that I am in a “hot” profession.  It’s not that I don’t love what I do – trust me, nobody who doesn’t love librarianship works as a librarian.  It’s just that, well, it’s not exactly hot stuff.

Except that my fellow romance authors seem to disagree.  From Victoria Dahl’s Looking for Trouble to Lauren Dane’s The Best Kind of Trouble (what’s with librarians and trouble??) to Anne Calhoun’s Jaded, contemporary romance writers have embraced the librarian heroine. 

Why do we love librarians so much?  Maybe it’s because librarians have such good relationships with readers.  Maybe it’s because librarians have a relationship for being uptight, and nothing excites a writer more than turning a trope on its head.  Maybe it’s because librarians staunchly defend books that are deemed too smutty to sully the stacks (perish the thought!).  Maybe it’s because, finally, FINALLY, the world is coming around to see that Librarians Are Awesome.

Not that I’m partial.

But what happens when you take the librarian out of the library?  What happens if, say, she gets stranded with a virtual stranger who is hot and kind and smart and hot?  

In my newest novella, “Snowed In,” librarian Maureen O’Connell gets to find out, when a first date with Gavin Fraser (he’s the hot and kind and smart and hot one) ends with a blizzard.  Not a metaphorical blizzard.  A nobody-should-drive-in-this blizzard.  A might-as-well-stay-in blizzard.  A drink-hot-chocolate-by-the-fireplace blizzard.  A let’s-figure-out-other-ways-to-stay-warm blizzard.

Blizzards are so hot right now…

Snowed In: 
A Southern Comfort Novella

There’s nothing like a hot kiss on a cold day…

Librarian Maureen O’Connell might have predicted she’d find herself crying into the ice cream case at the supermarket after a bad breakup—but she definitely never imagined that a guy hot enough to melt the Rocky Road would flirt with her right there in the freezer aisle. Only Gavin Fraser isn’t a fantasy, he’s a mouth-watering new flavor…

When a freak snowstorm strands Maureen at Gavin’s after just one date, it’s a perfect excuse for something a lot steamier than hot chocolate in front of the fire. It’s definitely lust. Can it also be love?

By day, Sarah Title is a (sort of) mild-mannered librarian in West Virginia, and by night, she writes funny, steamy, comfort reads. Her first book, KENTUCKY HOOME, was released by eKensington in April 2013, and she has released another book, HOME SWEET HOME, and two novellas, "Kentucky Christmas" and "Snowed In," with eKensington (now Lyrical). She also contributed to the anthology, DELICIOUS, with Lori Foster and Lucy Monroe. Her newest book, TWO FAMILY HOME, will be released by Lyrical Press in August 2015. Find her on the internet, where she talks mostly about her dog: Sarah is represented by Louise Fury with the Bent Agency.

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