Today is the release day of A Perfect Balance, the second of the Romancing the Page novellas. This one stars Emma, who was briefly introduced in the first novella, A Hidden Hope.
This is the steamiest of the three, and was also quite fun to write. Emma and Sage are both afraid of commitment and ‘real relationships’ which is rather outside of my experience–I’ve only dated one person and we’ve been together since I was 16. I also had to do some guesswork as to what it’s actually like to work in an SFF publishing house from my glimpses on the other side as an author, but I sent a version to my friend Charlie, who works in marketing, and she said I was accurate. Go me!
Thank you to Charlie for reading, as well as beta readers Erica, Julia Ember, Hisham, and my mom (yes, my mom reads these). Gratitude to Emmy Engberts for ebook formatting. Merci to Craig for the cover design.
Below is the cover, cover copy, and the Amazon links. This time I’m launching only through Amazon to take advantage of Kindle Unlimited. Your help spreading the word or leaving a review is greatly appreciated! While the good will of friends have helped me immensely, this is still largely me on my own, asking the internet to buy 35,000 words for the price of a latte. Thank you to everyone who picks it up. You’re all stars.
A Perfect Balance (Romancing the Page #2) – January 2019
Emma does not want, or need, a relationship and everything that comes with one. She has her career as a science fiction editor in London keeping her busy, and she needs to overcome her own writer’s block. Every few weeks, she meets the mysterious S and has no-strings-attached dalliances. It’s the best way to satisfy her needs and wants without all the extra bells and whistles.
Sage has never had a relationship. She’s always been the love-them-and-leave them type. At least until one of the editors walks into the board room on Sage’s first day at her new job—and it’s the anonymous girl she meets in hotel rooms.
They break off their arrangement. Emma used to take Sage’s orders, but now she’s giving them. That, Emma doesn’t mind, but she’s getting to know the woman behind the mask. Emma is in danger of developing real feelings for Sage, but the other girl has made it clear she’s not girlfriend material.
With the marketing campaign for the biggest debut of the year heating up, there are far too many late nights or trips away that could upset their perfect balance. Is it worth it?