Today I am very happy to welcome Erin Lawless to my blog. Erin is the author of The Best Thing I Never Had and has just published Somewhere Only We Know. To celebrate it, she stopped by to talk about her own Bookland, the bookish place where she would like to live. Erin, all yours:
I absolutely love an immersive book world. I've had all the dreams about getting my Hogwarts acceptance letter and heading off to Diagon Alley for my stuff. I would have loved to drink sweet tea on a porch in Bon Temps (the sexy vampires of course not hurting). I could definitely see myself shopping for hats and fripperies in one of Jane Austen's books (as long as I'm rich and attractive, and end up with the rich and attractive husband, obviously).
My ultimate book world however would have to be Tamora Pierce's Tortall series. A beautifully imagined quasi-medieval fantasy world with knights, castles, magic, beasts and absolutely kickass women, these books meant a lot to me growing up and I'm still escaping to Tortall fifteen years later!
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And don't miss her latest book Somewhere Only We Know:
Alex Bradley can't help but feel that life is rather passing him by. And not just life – promotions, invitations, romance; the girl he loves only has eyes for his flatmate and his 9-5 job as the Immigration department skivvy is slowly numbing his soul. Until he meets Nadia.
Girl meets boy…
Nadia Osipova is running out of time. With no money, no lawyer and a totally fictitious boyfriend, she’s got one last summer and one last appeal before the British government deport her back home.
Girl gets deported?
It's going to be a bumpy ride, one she's dragging her new friend Alex along for. As Nadia races through a list of all her favourite London adventures, for what may be the last time, Alex can’t help but start to see the city, and his life, through Nadia’s eyes. From hazy summer days on the Common and heady nights in Soho’s basement bars, to twilight walks along the Southbank, will Alex realise what he’s got before it’s too late? Funny, addictive and always honest, this is a love letter to London, friendship and the unexpected from the author of the bestselling The Best Thing I Never Had.
Out in ebook June 11th and paperback July 16th.