Books with Buzz: Sherry Thomas Interview and Giveaway (Contest Now Closed)

I don’t think it’s much of a secret to AAR regulars that I love books by Sherry Thomas.   I am so very impressed with her work, in fact, that, along with Elizabeth Hoyt and Joanna Bourne, Sherry’s books give me hope for the future of historical romance.

And you know what? I didn’t feel that way—truth be told I felt exactly the opposite—as recently as a year and a half ago.

On May 19th, the author’s third historical romance, Not Quite a Husbandhits bookstore shelves and it’s everything I’ve learnt to expect from Sherry Thomas: Complex, layered, and thoroughly adult.  

Sherry not only took the time to answer a few of my questions, she also offered up two early finished copies of the book that she will send to the lucky winners as soon as she receives them from the publisher.  Look for details on how to enter at the end of this post.

 But, first, a few words from our sponsor about her new book and what she’s planning for the future:

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Charlaine Harris Winner

I drew a number at random and I came up with 3.  Linda in SW Virginia, our third commenter, is the winner of Dead and Gone.

Thanks again to Charlaine and to Ace Books for their generosity in giving us both their time and an early copy to share.

Can I say just one more thing?  It’s a cynical and stressful world we live in these days and I loved reading your comments and sharing with you the unbridled enthusiasm so many of you have for the Sookie books.  I hope everybody out there enjoys it as much as I did and I only wish I had a book for each of you.

May 5th is almost here!

-Sandy AAR

Where Have all the Medievals Gone? – AND a Contest!


I’ve enjoyed historical fiction for as long as I can remember,but it was only in the early 1990s that I started reading historical romance in earnest. As a broke student, used bookstores were my main source of books and these allowed me to range across all kinds of different time and place settings(though I quickly learned that many of the older “You’re a slut!” “Oh, you were a virgin. Now I love you.” books were definitely not my thing). Though I love visiting many time periods, medieval romances quickly became my favorites.

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