Georgia on my Mind 🍑🍑🍑 (And Bookbub, but C'mon Man)
I started trying to write this last week, which as you know was 87 years ago. You know that thing where you're so stressed out that every thought you try to have just bounces back like a rejected email? Yeah, that. So buckle in for coherency, I'm sure. Then again, you might be in the same boat so maybe you'll follow just fine.
It's been quite a week. Month? Decade? Have you slept? Have you hydrated? Have you eaten a vegetable? Put your phone down for more than thirty seconds? Go ahead, do it. I'll wait. You only have to pick one.
I hope you're all doing as well as can be expected in these unprecedented-as-hell times. It's been difficult, hasn't it. Sending socially distanced hugs and fist bumps and sincere well wishes to everyone struggling and hurting and just hanging on.
I'm supposed to be talking about books and Bookbub in this newsletter, and I will try, but like... really? Can anyone concentrate on reading right now? Nothing is normal and I'm not sure how to pretend it is, so let's talk about something else because all I can think about is Georgia.
Dude. Dude. Georgia turned out for us SO HARD in this election. What Stacy Abrams was able to do for voter turnout in that state is mindboggling. For the first time in so long, I feel a glimmer of energy and hope, and I'm directing it all toward their Senate run-off races in January.
If you'd like to help make sure we have massive voter turnout again (We, as if I'm a Georgian instead of just a stan lol-- but this effects the whole country!) Swing Left is a good place to learn more about what's at stake and see how you can help, even if you don't live in Georgia. It's totally valid to be overwhelmed and confused by run-off races and everything else you're trying to keep up with right now btw. This site breaks it down into easily digestible information if your brain is in chaos. (You can volunteer safely from home in any state, fyi.)
(Sorry folks outside the US. I know these things don't specifically apply to you, but they're very important here.)
Okay, so let's talk about books, I guess?
BOOKS, I GUESS?
Like I mentioned upstream somewhere, I got a Bookbub deal this week. Looking for Trouble is free for the next couple of days.
I made this book free earlier this year-- I honestly think the last email I sent you before the world went totally sideways might have been to tell you that it was free. But what's a little deja vu in 2020, amirite?
But, if you haven't read this slow burn, cowboy daddy kink romance, now might be a lovely time to gently devour an epic length (low stakes!) western. <3
(Did that sound convincing? I haven't made it through a book in weeks, not gonna lie, so assuming other people can seems weird. But I really do love this book. There's a Stubborn Lost One and a Stern Competent One and a dog, and they eat lots of potatoes and sit on the porch, and if that's not a comfort read right now, Idk what is.)
Also, one of my favorite holiday books, Glass Tidings, is on sale right now for 99 cents. Do I rec this book every year? Yes. Will I keep doing it every year? Yes again. It has cozy book-reading, blanket-snuggling scenes and you all know I prefer a plot that mostly takes place on the couch. (That is not completely accurate, but I still love this book.) So grab this one too and maybe have yourself a read-a-thon in a blanket fort this weekend. I mean, you know you deserve it.
(Or save them until you can concentrate for more than three seconds at a time. That works too.)
Okay, I'm done. I'm going to eat a vegetable. You should too. 🥕
Stay safe, stay strong, mask up, and support Georgia!
PS- I'm on a social media break for the foreseeable future to preserve what's left of my mental health. My newsletter is where you're going to get new release news, so be sure to subscribe and then move it to your favorites, or put a star on it, or whatever the cool kids do to make sure you don't miss what's coming.