Last look at Dallas…what a beautiful sunset. I may have taken some artistic liberties while editing this photo because I was having too much fun with it.
If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter than you might already know about my current read. I am so excited about this one! This one is so special and I can’t believe this opportunity has come my way. When I first started Literary Dates, I couldn’t have imagined that authors would notice and even if they had, I couldn’t have imagined the nice compliments I would have gotten from many of them. But now I’ve gotten the biggest compliment ever. A very talented author (and friend)who has followed my Literary Dates from the beginning asked me if she could write a short story set in NYC just so I could do a book tour. I can’t believe that!
Sarah Smith has been my biggest support and I’m so grateful to her. I often say because it’s true, that I might not have continued doing these tours had it not been for Sarah’s support. After my first tour, I loved doing it and writing it up…I was feeling so proud but then I posted it and…crickets. However, a few days later, I got the most incredible comment from Sarah. One simple, encouraging comment is all it takes. Thank you, Sarah!
Since then I’ve been following Sarah on her blog, Sarah Writes Smut. I’ve been devouring all her sexy fun time stories. I did not know how much I’d enjoy smutty romances, but oh boy…they make me blush, but I’m all in! Sarah has made me a fan. She also published her first book called Faker and it’s coming out soon! I can’t wait!
When Sarah reached out to me, she wanted the setting of her story to be in a place I loved. Like perhaps my neighborhood? Yas! My heart belongs to Brooklyn. I’ve lived in my current Brooklyn neighborhood for about 3 years and I do really like it, but I lived in my last neighborhood for 8 years. I loved that area so much and seriously miss it. I take every opportunity to get back there. Therefore, Practically Neighbors, is set in my old neighborhood, Boerum Hill in Brooklyn. Awesome! I lived right in between Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill so I consider both those spots my old neighborhood. They are amazing neighborhoods, although I may be a bit biased. I can’t wait to show you all them!
More importantly, I’m very excited to share with you Sarah Smith’s short story, Practically Neighbors. I’ve read the first installment already and dying to read the rest! It shouldn’t be a surprise, but it is smutty. So be prepared for Lots.Of.Smut. #LOS🔥
For a while, the main character sounds a lot like me- succumbing to online dating and only dates one guy at a time but wants to shake things up by keeping her options open. Then she connects with hunky Harker who sounds perfect to me. He’s into hiking and fosters cats and dogs!? Good job Sarah for bringing my fantasy to life! It’s like you know me!
My similarities with the main character end there because what she does next…well, you’ll just have to read for yourself!
Without further ado, here are the links to Practically Neighbors:
Find Sarah on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss an installment – @authorSarahS
And if you didn’t get to read my last tour, which was inspired by Colleen Hoover’s book Confess, you can check it out here. I flew to Dallas for that one.
As always, here are some pictures you didn’t get to see from that tour:
That’s all from Dallas! I’m so excited to be back in NYC for my next tour and in my old neighborhood! It’s been too long, New York. Thank you so much Sarah for this unique opportunity. Can’t wait to read the next installment of Practically Neighbors!