Today, we have Holly Day here, and the funny thing is Holly has release day today, but that’s not the books she’ll be talking about. She’s here to show off the cover of her next release.
Thank you for having me here today, Ofelia. I’ll be back next week to talk about Hop Hop, Carrot Top that’s released today, but right now I wanted to focus on Be Still, My Heart.
I actually wrote Be Still, My Heart before I wrote Hop Hop, Carrot Top, but it’s a Valentine story, so February seemed the right month to release it.
I had a great time writing it, and when I got the cover I was so pleased – it matched that of Hop Hop, Carrot Top perfectly! Not that they are a series, I don’t plan to write any series.
Be Still, My Heart is about Dimitri Petrov who works at the front desk at his sister’s dating agency – not because he wants to. All he wants it to stay at home and not see a living soul, but his sister won’t allow it.
And then we have Elian Hubert, an eccentric literary professor who at the last minute realises he needs a date for the Valentine dinner he’s going to. He completely misunderstands what it is the dating agency does, and ask Dimitri if he can rent a date for the evening. I love them both LOL.
Okay, are you ready to see the cover? *drum roll*
Here it is! Isn’t it pretty?
If you want to read an excerpt, visit my site.
Four years ago, Dimitri Petrov had his leg blown off by a landmine while in military service. Suffering from PTSD, he doesn’t do crowds, and he doesn’t do people. If he had his way, he’d never leave his house at all. Dimitri’s sister, Irina, runs a dating agency, and despite that it would be better for business if they had a pretty woman working the front desk, Irina insists Dimitri’s the man for the job.
In a whirlwind of pink shirts, flapping hands, and outrageous flirting enters Elian Hubert. Elian needs a date. Invited to speak on love through time in fiction at a Valentine dinner, there is no way he’s showing up alone. When Dimitri tells him The Single Pursuit is unable to help on such short notice, Elian suggests Dimitri be his date.
Dimitri doesn’t do dates, and he doesn’t do dinners, but Elian’s made him happier in the last few minutes than anyone’s been able to do in years. He might not do Valentine’s, and he might not do gatherings, but maybe he can do Elian… a favor and accompany him to his presentation? If things go too badly, he can always hide behind a curtain and pretend he’s somewhere else.
According to Holly Day, no day should go by uncelebrated and all of them deserves a story. If she’ll have the time to write them remains to be seen. She lives in rural Sweden with a husband, four children, more pets than most, and wouldn’t last a day without coffee.
Holly gets up at the crack of dawn most days of the week to write gay romance stories. She believes in equality in fiction and in real life. Diversity matters. Representation matters. Visibility matters. We can change the world one story at the time.