Welcome to The Cozy Read!
Featuring a cozy accessory, book, and giveaway
Happy 2017! Welcome to the first newsletter of the new year for sci-fi/fantasy romance author Sharon Lynn Fisher. I want to thank you so much for being a newsletter subscriber. Whether you found me after reading one of my books, signed up via a free story on Instafreebie, or joined by entering a giveaway, I'm thrilled to have you here! (And if you still can't recall who I am, you can learn more about me and my books on my website: www.sharonlynnfisher.com.)
This year I'm revamping my newsletter by giving it a new name and purpose. I LOVE cozy reads, and all the stuff that goes along with them—candlelight, hot tea, red wine, warm blankets, baked goods, and probably my favorite of all, a cozy fire. (My ginger tabby, Quincy, pictured above, next to my farmhouse kitchen stove, agrees.)
So what's a cozy read? Basically they're books that make you want to curl up next to the fire with a cuppa (and campfires definitely count, come summer!). For me that's books like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre. Books with a little magic and/or romance, featuring settings that make my nice and toasty fireside seat a pleasing contrast.
Each newsletter will feature a fireside chat (what you're reading right now), where I catch you up on book news, and one or more of the following: recipe, book review, product discovery, or other cozy recommendation.
I hope you enjoy! (And I LOVE feedback. Please do let me what you think.)
So for this month's news...
- As many of you know, in 2016 I got the rights back from Tor for two of my sci-fi romances—THE OPHELIA PROPHECY and RWA RITA-nominated GHOST PLANET—and indie published them in e-book format with new covers and lower prices. Very soon (before the next newsletter), print versions of the new editions will also be available!
- Since the re-releases, the books have received some wonderful new reviews. Here's an excerpt from one of my favorites:
"I definitely think this book should be ranked in such standards as George Orwell's 1985. I know others who idolize that book will disagree. However, I feel that after some time has passed it could be 'classic' worthy." Full review here.
- I'm halfway through the first draft of my new work-in-progress. Once I'm finished, I'll reveal the title and other details, so stay tuned! (But look forward to...a Jekyll/Hyde inspired romance set in Victorian-era Ireland. Fairies, pirates, and absinthe, oh my!)