Happy Things

There is so much in the world at present that makes me sad. That fills me with rage. That reminds me of my smallness. That waves my fragility at me like a flag.

I never know whether I should write about those things here, whether it’s appropriate as a writer, and specifically as a writer of genre fiction. So as I ponder that, let me give you something that makes me happy.

A screenshot showing that I preordered Private Politics and Rogue Spy

In just over four weeks, Private Politics will be out. And it shows up in my preorders along with Joanna Bourne. Tee-hee.

Private Politics ARC Giveaway (Updated)

I’m so excited about Private Politics‘ release that I’m going to give away one digital advanced reader copy–either .mobi or .epub format. We’ll keep things simple: just comment on this post and I’ll choose the winner at midnight EST next Friday, August 8. Limit one entry per person.

Remember: cuddly, beta hero. Smart, shoe-obsessed heroine. Sleazy lobbyists. Epic hugs. And the best chili dogs in the world.

(If you’re a reviewer, don’t forget it’s on NetGalley now.)


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So I numbered the entrants one to five (Kimberley, Justine, Leftcoaster, Bijal, and Emily) and the Random Number Generator spit out the number one. I’ve emailed Kimberley. And I’m so glad people are excited for the book! It’ll be out in less than a month now.

eARCs of Private Politics

Private Politics just appeared on NetGalley!

I’m really proud of this book. It’s an opposites attract romance featuring a beta blogger hero and a socialite heroine who is going through some self reevaluation. He helps her investigate a scandal at her job and hijinks ensue. There’s corruption and money laundering, an epic hug and Mahler, and the (in my opinion) best first kiss I’ve written yet.

If you blog about or review contemporary romance and are interested in featuring or reviewing the book, doing an interview with me, running an excerpt, etc., please send me an email–author.emma.barry (at) gmail.com–and we’ll see if we can work something out. I’m limited in how many copies I can give out, but if you have a problem with your NetGalley request, or if you don’t use NetGalley, let me know.

For more information about the book, including the opening chapter, look here.

Private Politics: Opening Chapter

Hey there, cats and kittens! Private Politics will be out in just over a month. If you like beta heroes, lobbyists, heroines who are finding themselves, scandal, and Mahler, you should be very excited.

And you can read the first chapter just below the fold.

Continue reading “Private Politics: Opening Chapter”

Private Politics: Cover Reveal

Less than two weeks ago, I finished writing the final book in The Easy Part series. I’m still promoting Special Interests (and to everyone who has reviewed the book or said nice things and mixed things about it–thank you!). And in less than 3 months, Private Politics will be out.

That’s right: on September 8, the second book in the series can be yours.

Do you want to see the cover?

Private Politics Cover



I don’t have the final blurb yet–sorry!–but there are some minor spoilers on the book’s Pinterest board. (ETA: here’s the log line: A non-profit fundraiser needs help dealing with a scandal from a political blogger, but as their hearts and ambitions collide, they find out that everything in Washington comes with a price.)

I adore Millie and Parker from Special Interests. Their story, and the experience of writing that book, were so important to me. But Alyse and Liam are delightful. I love them and I hope you will too.

You can pre-order Private Politics on Amazon and Kobo and add it to your Goodreads shelves. In the meantime, I’ll be here. Staring.