Thanks for having me visit, Andrew. It’s an honour to be appearing on your blog. I hope you don’t mind, but I wanted to talk a little bit about you and your books, to the readers of your blog. J
So here goes…
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I really like Andrew’s books and I mean really like them. Andrew Grey is one of my go-to authors. You know the author you turn to when you need a comfort read? Someone you choose to read because you know you’ll be guaranteed a story that hits all the right buttons? Andrew Grey is that, and more, for me.
I was on Goodreads the other day. I use the site to catalogue all the m/m books I want to read, own, or have read. When you have as many books as I have on the Kindle, it helps to have a way of tracking them! Anyway, I was checking my bookshelves and decided to see who were my Most Read Authors. Guess who was at the top of the list?
Oh my God! I’ve read 44 of Andrew’s books, which surely goes a long way to showing how much I enjoy his stories. Seeing the volume of books, got me thinking about what makes certain authors so appealing, and results in so many of their books being read by one person. For me it comes down to a few things.
Firstly, it’s about comfort reads. There are certain authors who tick the boxes with what I’m looking for in a comfort read. I return to them often because I know I can find the story elements I’m looking for. Personally, my comfort reads feature nice guys, sweeter stories, and a happy ever after. I have friends who find their comfort in hugely emotional, darker, angsty stories. We’re all different.
Obviously, to keep me coming back, I also need to enjoy an author’s writing style, and I need to like their plots and characters. But it’s also about consistency. With certain authors, I know what to expect when I pick up any of their books.
Series is also a determining factor. I love a series where I know the characters and the places. It feels like I’m visiting with old friends. Once I start reading a series, I find it hard to stop until I get to the end. Prime example? It’s thanks to the 32 books in Carol Lynne’s Cattle Valley series, that she takes the second spot on my Most Read Authors list. J
I hope you have some great authors on your comfort reads list. If you’re reading this blog then Andrew is most likely on your list. We’re just lucky Andrew writes a lot!
Have a great day!
And for those of you interested, here are the details of my latest release. It’s my first novel length story so I’m super excited, as it will be available in paperback! It will be available from Dreamspinner Press on 17th June but you can pre-order now.
Charlie’s Hero – The Blurb
Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.
But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.
It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that he doesn’t need his parents to be part of a family.
Dreamspinner Press eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6466
Dreamspinner Press Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6467
About Nic Starr
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family—an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters—and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.
Website & Blog: http://www.nicstarr.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Nic-Starr/e/B00MAWRRQG/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NicStarrAuthor
4 Responses to “Guest: Nic Starr – The Lure of the Comfort Read”
You nailed it! Andrew’s books contain everything I want, real fully formed characters. Tough subjects and happy endings – absolutely my go-to author. I realize how much time I spend trying to find that magic in other books I read. I will definitely be looking for your book when its published, sounds right up my alley!
Thank you so much for being a guest. It was a great post and I appreciate it so much
I’ve read some of Andrew’s books more times than I can count. It’s so wonderful to be able to turn to an old friend. And the best part about his new books is knowing that you’re about to make new friends!!!
Thank you so much for having me as your guest, Andrew. <3