It’s release day for Rogue Hearts, a collection of six resistance romances by Suleikha Snyder, Stacey Agdern, Kelly Maher, Amy Jo Cousins, Tamsen Parker, and myself.
My story is about a woman running for the state legislature and falling for her campaign advisor. It’s set in Montana and it’s packed with cross-x debate references. Elements of it have been floating around in my head since I was working on Party Lines many years ago; I just had to wait for the right moment to tell it.
My three Rogue novellas work together as a group. “Kissing and Other Forms of Sedition” is about choosing hope over fear, “The Fourth Estate” is about persisting when you’re exhausted, and “Run” is about taking risks for the right reasons. I’m thrilled to share this final piece in my Rogue puzzle with you.
You can get Rogue Hearts at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo, add it to your Goodreads shelves, and check out my story’s board on Pinterest. But click fast because while it’s 99 cents now, that price will go up to $3.99 next week.
While tomorrow is the official release day, the third book in the Rogue series is available now. And the cover is GORGEOUS.
You can get it at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play and iBooks (paperbacks coming soon!) and you can add it to your Goodreads shelves. As with Rogue Affair and Rogue Desire, Rogue Acts is only 99 cents during release week.
Note I don’t have a story in this one. I started three different novellas for it, and I just couldn’t click with any of them, so I’m taking a little break. But the seven stories here are awesome. I love the writers who’ve contributed to the series so much, and I love how all of the stories are about believing in the power of human relationships to overcome the awfulness in the world. They’re idealistic and hopeful and sexy and smart–and you should read them.
It’s the anniversary of the 2016 presidential election and also release day for Rogue Affair. It’s a collection of ten political resistance romances featuring me and Tamsen Parker, Ainsley Booth, Olivia Dade, Kris Ripper, Amy Jo Cousins, Adriana Anders, Kelly Maher, Stacey Agdern, and Jane Lee Blair.
I am crazy proud of my novelette, “The Fourth Estate.” It’s about two reporters who work for competing papers fighting over stories about White House corruption and, oh, falling in love. Brynn and Drew’s enemies to lovers, banter-y relationship was so fun to write. If you’ve been enjoying all those 5 p.m. breaking news stories–this little boomlet of resurgent journalism–this book is for you. It’s my favorite contemporary project since Party Lines. If you need more convincing Heroes and Heartbreakers had ten exclusive excerpts here.
You can pick it up at fine ebook retailers, including Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, and Google Play or add it to your Goodreads shelves. If you want a behind-the-scenes peek, the inspiration board for “The Fourth Estate” is on Pinterest.
Also, I have a deleted scene and an alternative POV scene. You don’t know it yet–because you haven’t read Rogue Affair–but you might need these. I’ll be sending them out in my newsletter in a month or so. So sign up now if you haven’t.
It’s release day for A Midnight Feast, a book that could be subtitled the Mitch and Margie Thanksgiving angst-fest. So of course I made Jello to celebrate, specifically this simple orange fruit salad. Even though it was a pain to get out of the mold (the same one I’ve used before), it turned out very pretty. (Note to Jello aficionados: plastic molds are awful.)
Enough about the food, though; what about the book?
On my own or with Genevieve, I’ve never written a character who elicited as much fan response as Margie Dunsford. “When will she leave her husband and get an HEA?” began many emails and Tweets.
But did she have to leave Mitch? As we filled in their backstory, we found twenty years of frustrations resentment, passion, laughter, misunderstanding, and, eventually hope. So that was the story we told: about rediscovering love and reimagining a marriage.
You can get your copy at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, and Google Play. You can also add it to your Goodreads shelves or check out the inspiration board on Pinterest.
Happy reading, and also happy holidays.
I know we only announced Rogue Desire last week, but it’s here already! You can get your copy at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, or Google Play and then you can add it to your Goodreads shelves or check out my inspiration board on Pinterest. Paperbacks are coming too, but remember the 99 cent price is only good for a week.
We also have a super-cool release giveaway that includes a paperback copy of Rogue Desire, a Kindle Fire, a crocheted hat, a mix CD, and a donation to the ACLU, so be sure to enter.
The anthology includes eight new novelettes. We wrote out of anxiety and fear. We wrote about reclusive hackers and civic-minded Park Rangers and saucy protestors and pre-school teachers who want to make a difference and frightened legislative aides and foul-mouthed pastors. We wrote about love, the force that gives our lives meaning.
I believe in the stories we told, and they soothed some anxious part of me. It’s a book about now, about this crazy moment, but also about the future, and if you pick it up, I hope you’ll love it.
It’s release day for Sight Unseen! This beauty is available in print and e-book at fine retailers everywhere, including Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, and Open Ink Press, and you can add it to your Goodreads shelves.
I feel like I haven’t talked about Sight Unseen enough because I can’t tell you about my novella. What I can say is writing it was amazing because I was able to just write. I didn’t have to worry about where it “fit” in my brand or how I would make it into a series. The characters, the words, the story: that was what mattered.
When I received the ARC, I devoured it. Then I went back and read it again more slowly. The pieces are radically different from each other and from everything the five of us write. Leave your expectations at the door on this one. In fact it might be better to approach them as five separate pieces with a hard reset between each, because they aren’t a cohesive collection. It’s five different experiments running simultaneously.
I’m biased, but I think the novellas each work on their own terms, with their own rewards of narrative and writing, but they also work within the game. Who wrote what? Can you guess? Does it matter?
I can promise it’s a unique reading experience–and I can’t wait to talk to you about my novella after the reveal in September. In the meantime, if you read Sight Unseen, let me know if you have any guesses either here or via the hashtag #SUWho on Twitter.
And if you’re here going, “who the heck is this Emma Barry person?”, it’s nice to meet you. I write contemporary romances about political staffers on my own and historical romances about the Space Race with my friend Genevieve Turner. I wrote a sort author mission statement a while ago, my bio is here, and you can find out more about my books here. Star Dust is currently free, and may I also recommend Earth Bound and Party Lines? They’re my favorites.
It was a very long time coming, but I’m thrilled Star Crossed is now available in both print and e-book! You can pick it up at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo; add it to your Goodreads shelves; join the series mailing list; and see the book’s inspiration board on Pinterest. (Whew.)
Star Crossed is the story of Geri Brixton, an ambitious pilot who’d like to be the first American woman in space, if only she were better with numbers. Reluctantly, Geri agrees to be tutored by Beverly Fox, a mathematician whose work has been getting rockets off the ground and who dreams of love and honesty but has been denied both. Geri and Bev develop a friendship and eventually become lovers, but secrets tear at what they’ve built and threaten everything they hold dear.
As has now become Fly Me to the Moon tradition, I’m celebrating release day with a Jello mold. This one is cranberry orange and courtesy of Martha Stewart.
Round Midnight is here! This is boxed set includes the Fly Me to the Moon Christmas and New Year’s Eve novellas, A Midnight Clear and A Midnight Kiss. It’s available at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, and Google Play (it’ll be at Kobo soon). Those links are all ebook, but you can get it in print too. Here’s the short description:
A pair of holiday romances featuring a romantic sailor, a duty-bound admiral’s daughter, and a Christmas miracle and an uptight pilot, a jilted southern belle, and a New Year’s Eve kiss.
These are both swoony mid-century courtship stories; it’s the book version of a hug and a spiked hot chocolate. The world needs some of that right now.
It’s finally here! Charlie and Parsons have finally arrived. This book, y’all, this book. Gen and I wrote the first draft Earth Bound in about six weeks over the winter holidays. Once we started working on it, the words poured out.
It’s a workplace romance about two grumpy, brilliant people who are so smitten, but so bad at feelings. Erin from Binge on Books described it on Twitter as a cross between Mad Men, The Martian, and Pride and Prejudice. It’s dark, but funny. It’s about early computers, but it’s sexy. I just love it, and I hope you will too. (And for anyone who hasn’t read Star Dust or A Midnight Clear, you can start the series with Earth Bound no problem.)
If you’re so inclined, you can purchase Earth Bound in e-book (and print!) at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo. You can also add it to your Goodreads shelves, join series’ the mailing list, or visit the book’s Pinterest board.
How else could I appropriately celebrate a book I adore this much? I’d already made a retro feast for Star Dust. But there was an new frontier: booze-y Jello.
It took a few days to go live everywhere, but A Midnight Clear is available (and FREE) wherever e-books are sold, including Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo. And it should be free internationally; let me know if this isn’t the case. You can also add it to your Goodreads shelves, join the Fly Me to the Moon mailing list, or check out the book’s Pinterest board (be warned, it’s kind of spoiler-y).
A Midnight Clear is a sweet and romantic holiday cocktail for you from Gen and me. I hope you love it!