• LJ Evans


I can’t believe February has disappeared in our rearview mirror. My month was a struggle for me. Some of you know I’ve been dealing with some health issues, but I try and focus on the good things that happen, and there were two pretty fabulous things that took place in my author-y world this month.

First, I GOT TO MEET AMY HARMON! Here’s a pic of me and her. She is one of the most amazing authors I know. And her heart is just as beautiful as her words.

TELL ME: Have you read any of Amy’s work?

TELL ME: Have you met any authors? Who was your favorite and why?

Second, I did my first PODCAST INTERVIEW with the Vance and Baz from @wrotepodcast.com. They were incredibly nice about my nerves and my tiny voice. And we all had some good laughs!

It's long—a true podcast of about an hour—but you can download it from Apply Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play, Stitcher, etc. Click on the picture for the link to their site.

In the interview I talked about:

♬ How music inspires me

♬ How romance gets a bad rap

♬ How the romance genre is changing

♬ How my characters live live resiliently

♬ & answered questions from Vance & Baz about my life & my writing

The beginning is hard for me to listen too, because I was a little stiff and nervous. My goal was to give our romance world a voice (egads, I'm not sure I pulled it off). The ending stuff was fun because I got to talk from my heart about people and things I love.

If you're commuting, or need something to listen to while your cleaning the house, maybe you can catch some of it and let me know what you think?

ONCE YOU LISTEN, LET ME KNOW: Did you learn anything new about me? My books? Did I represent our romance world okay?

Also, in this letter:

  • What’s Up with Guarded Dreams?

  • Is Pop Album’s Audiobook Available Yet?

  • February Monthly Newsletter Winner

  • Recommendations, New Releases, and Sales



I have I cannot wait for ♬ ♬ ♬ GUARDED DREAMS ♬ ♬ ♬ to be in your hands. Beta copies are going out today or tomorrow. EEP! I’m also fairly certain that I'll have a cover to share with you this month! The amazing Megan at Designed With Grace is doing her thing while being incredibly patient with all my, “What ifs?”. I can’t wait to see what she does with the picture we bought.

In the meantime, you can still added it to your TBR on Goodreads:


My newsletter followers got a sneak peak excerpt from the book this month. Do you want one too? Sign up and you'll get more with the cover reveal this month.



Not yet! Keep your pants on people. Audiobooks take a lot of time and hard work. Thank goodness I have the lovely Sarah Puckett working on it for me. You can listen to the first chapter on my website though:




Congrats to Debra from Los Angeles. You are the winner of the LJ Evans Newsletter Giveaway for the month of February (given Mar. 1st). I’ve sent you an email to the address you signed up with so that I can send you a signed paperback of MY LIFE AS A ROCK ALBUM, so keep an eye out for it. Don’t let it go to your junk mail.

You’re already a member of my newsletter, right? But maybe you haven’t won yet? Did you know that if you refer a friend, and they join using your name that you’ll be entered extra times for that month’s giveaway? Here’s the referral link.




It’s that time in my blog where I can share about other books and authors. I’ll start with my top recommendations.

Top Recommendations

Sin and Chocolate by K.F. Breene

Urban fantasy novel with a demigod and a powerful witch set in San Francisco. The 3rd book in the series comes out this month (on my wedding anniversary – happy anniversary to me!). It’s definitely a binge worth set of books!

Changing Spaces by Annie Dyer

I’m late to the game with her Callaghan Green series, but the whole family makes me want to know them better. Good thing there’s a whole set of books already published with them in it!.

Recent Releases*

Cadence Defined (Duet Book 2) by Dakota Willink

Think Twice by Stephanie Rose

Southern Player by Jessica Peterson

Kasey by Jennifer Hanks

Legend by Dylan Allen

Coming in March*

Mar. 1st Breath of Fire by Kathryn Nolan

Mar. 1st Flirting with the Frenemy by Pippa Grant

Mar. 8th Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score

Mar. 14th Replay by Kacey Shea

Mar. 14th Just Swipe Right by Allie York (part of the 425 Madison – Multiauthor Series)

Mar. 22nd Lament by Lynsey Stuart

Mar. 29th Star Crossed by Autumn Ruby

Mar. 31st Stirred by Annie Dyer

On Sale in March (US/UK)*

Through 3/4/19 Kacey Shea’s Detour (FREE) and Derail (99c in US & UK)

* Just a note to say that I have NOT read all of these books, and they are a range of romances and literary fiction from sweet to extremely steamy. Make sure you read the book descriptions and pay attention to the book categories on Amazon so that you pick the books that are just perfectly-perfect for you.



Thank you so much for reading my newsletter. I hope you write back and stay connected, and I hope that the month of SPRING brings you lots of beautiful new adventures.

Happy Reading!


♬ "𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓇𝑜𝓂𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒." ♬


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