Welcome to comfort reads! We are almost at Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year! If you have a bonfire and warm mug or a blanket and a warm hearth fire that is the place to be right now, that is unless you are S.E Welsh, who hails from our tropical north. And I am sure that is a place many of us would love to be right now!
S.E Welsh is a paranormal and historical romance writer who loves to weave together heroes, history and heart. Welcome S.E Welsh!
S.E Welsh’s Favourite Comfort Read
I can’t sleep unless I read before bed, so the reality is, books in all genres and forms are my comfort reads. However, my go-to read when I’m feeling out-of-sorts is Gail Carriger’s Soulless. I love a good Victorian or Steampunk romance, but this one has the power to pull me out of a serious funk with it’s dry humour. As I live in the tropics, we don’t have to worry about the cold weather, but in the wet season I curl up on the hammock swing on our verandah and listen to the rain roar as I read or write. Surprisingly, it’s really soothing.
The book I come back to again and again because it inspires me is Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart. I love Carey’s world building and couldn’t be more in awe of her love scenes. The words wrap me up for hours and, though it is quite a long book, I’ve been known to read through the night to finish it, even though I know how it ends. My husband hates it when I pick it up–he doesn’t get much sleep either when I’m too invested in a book. Says I make too many noises.
About Seer – The TItanomachy Book One
A Seer has surfaced—but she’s blind!
Chloe Santos is an immortal with a whole world of problems. The victim of an attempted murder that left her blind, horribly disfigured, and stuck with powers everyone thought eradicated, it’s safe to say she’s at a low point in her life. But then she’s blackmailed into investigating a kidnapping with links to her past. It could put herself, and everyone she cares about, in danger.
Including her Warrior Soulmate.
Phobos has a millennia of blood on his hands. As the son of Ares, he’s done horrific things in the name of keeping the continued existence of immortals a secret. Only all of that changes when he meets his Soulmate.
Allegiances shift, trust is thin and Chloe has to decide if she should risk everything to make the world a better place. Even if that means sacrificing her own chance at happiness.
You can buy Seer here.
About S.E Welsh
S.E. Welsh is an Australian author who, when she’s not juggling her two full time jobs of teacher and mother, writes about heroes, history and heart. She loves to turn up the heat in her stories even though, writing in the tropical north of Australia, she should be avoiding anything that creates more sweat.
Where you can find S.E Welsh online