Monday, 12 June 2017

The Librarian Blog Tour - Interview & Giveaway



Title: THE LIBRARIAN
Author: Christy Sloat
Pub. Date: June 17, 2017
Publisher: CHBB Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 230
Find it: Amazon, B&N 
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…


What made you want to write a time travel love story?
It was a few years ago, at a signing in New Jersey. I was signing at this great little book store right on the beach.  There was something about this library that called to me and screamed, ‘Write a book about me.’ It was so home-like and I envisioned the librarian who would work there and what her purpose would be. That’s where I came up with the basis of the library itself. But on the drive home I came up with the thought of that librarian traveling through books to be with the man she loves. We all obsess over book-boyfriends, but let’s take it a step-further and have the gateway be a book.  There was never any doubt that the romance in this book would be epic.
When creating Emme and Jack, what sort of traits stuck out about them in the writing process?
Emme’s bravery to take on the task of caring for her gram’s library was something I couldn’t let go of. She doesn’t want to but she’s completely selfless for a bit. I mean, she does have that selfish nature that we all have. She is also a good friend. She’s faithful and smart; more than she gives herself credit for.
Jack is strong in his beliefs and he never lets go of what he wants in life, even when his father wants to change him. He’s also immensely selfless when it comes to Emme and their future together. He’s literally willing to let go of everything to make it work with her.
If you were to travel back in time based on the clothing worn, where would you go?
Oh! That’s a great question. I’m extremely picky about my clothes on a comfort level so I would not go back to Jack’s time-period because they wear corsets. I couldn’t go back to medieval times because that’s too much clothing to wear and my luck I’d be a scullery maid.
I think I’d pick 1920’s. The women are so elegant and beautiful. I could rock a flapper dress for certain.
What was the hardest part about writing The Librarian?
The timeline between Jack’s world and Emme’s world was extremely important, so it wasn’t easy keeping track of how Jack should talk during certain scenes and how Emme should speak. I had to carefully comb over those areas to make sure it was correct. Also the end was hard to write. If you read it, you’ll see why. It was gut-wrenching for me.
When deciding what year Emme traveled back to, what were some of the deciding factors?
How men treated women back then was a big factor. They were so romantic and courtship was a huge deal. They might have stolen kisses, but they didn’t do anything that would be looked down on. I wanted Emme to be treated like gold. I also loved the fashion of dress, for the men. They were so dapper. I also thought it would be funny to see Emme in a swimsuit. Boy was that scene fun to write. 


Blog Tour Schedule
Week One:
6/12/2017- Lost in Ever AfterInterview
6/13/2017- Melissa's Eclectic BookshelfReview
6/14/2017- Fire and IceExcerpt
6/15/2017- MEREADALOTReview
6/16/2017- YA and Wine- Interview

Week Two:
6/19/2017- NerdophilesReview
6/20/2017- BookHounds YAGuest Post
6/21/2017- Kindle and MeReview
6/22/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
6/23/2017- Page Turners BlogReview

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.

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