Just look at this book cover and try to tell me you aren’t in love! I dare you! I am so excited to have the author of this gorgeous book, Christy Sloat, here on the blog today to do a little Q&A! This is another book designed for us book lovers, so be sure to pre-order!
About The Librarian
Title: THE LIBRARIAN
Author: Christy Sloat
Pub. Date: June 17, 2017
Publisher: CHBB Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that’s just the start of their troubles.
Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She’d come only to find a librarian for her Gram’s library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she’d promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he’s gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…
Q&A with Christy
I ADORE this concept of book boyfriends becoming real! This is a voracious reader’s dream come true. If you could pick any one book boyfriend to truly fall in love with, who would it be?
There was a time when I would’ve said Edward Cullen, but my eleven year old daughter stole him. So I’m going to go with Rhysand, from A Court of Mist and Fury. He’s ah-mazingly hot. I love a good badboy
There is just something so charming about the Victorian Era. What are some of your favorite novels set in that time period?
I loved Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty. I’m also a huge fan of The Infernal Devices. There is something about that era that makes me want to travel there by book.
I think so many readers can relate to the idea of feeling like you’ve lost a friend (or book boyfriend) when you reach the end of a novel. What inspired you to incorporate that feeling into your plot?
I’ve read a lot of books and I know what that feeling does to you when you are finished with a book. I know that you want more and you have a major book hangover. I wanted Emme to feel that, and also the readers. I wanted readers to connect with Emme on a personal level. To feel like they could be her.
I’m definitely getting a star-crossed lovers vibe from this book. What do you think draws us book lovers to that trope?
I think most readers are diehard romantics. Even if we say we’re not, we do love a good romance. Especially one where we wish for the lovers to be together. We just want to know that at least somewhere out there love is still alive and kicking.
Who was your favorite character in this book to write and why?
Emmeline was by far my favorite. She so unlike me in so many ways and I loved exploring that. Many times I will put a bit of myself in my MC, but I did the opposite with Emme. I loved writing her journey into Jack’s world and also into the secret society she becomes part of. She grows so much in this story.
About the Author
I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that happen? I am married and have two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.
Enter the Giveaway
1 winner will win a THE LIBRARIAN Tote bag and swag , US Only.
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Thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for Hosting this tour and allowing me to participate!
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Have you added this to your TBR list? If you could have any book boyfriend turn into a real boyfriend, who would you choose?