We made it! If I Don’t Ask is finally out in the world, and what a journey it’s been to take a full circle from my debut to novel #10.
I wrote a few words over at the Bella Media Channel about my process during the creation of If I Don’t Ask. As the (likely) final book in this series, I’m a little sad to close this chapter but also so grateful to have been able to share these characters with you.
Dear Ms. Noyes,
Thank you for such a wonderful series. You are masterful.
I am writing to see when the audio book will be available, and whether Abby Craden will narrate.
Thank you again for the gift you’ve given all of us with your writing.
E. J. Noyes says
Yes, Abby Craden is narrating it, but I don’t know when it will be released – you would have to contact Audible.
Of all the characters in all your books, LTC Rebecca Keane is my absolute favourite. So wise and cool. I think I have a little crush on her! Thank you for bringing her to life. How you drew the two stories together is seamless, almost as if you planned it from the start.
Amanda Aikman says
I’m listening to and reading IF I DON’T ASK, and also cross-referencing to read many scenes from Sabine’s point of view in ASK, TELL.
I can’t express how much I love these two books and these two characters. ASK, TELL may have been one of the very first modern lesbian romances I read, and it knocked my socks off and has basically ruined me for all others. IF I DON’T ASK is just such a brilliant book, as well. I’m crazy about both the characters.
I do think Abby Craden’s narration should carry a warning, as I have almost driven off the road not once but twice listening to her reading your sexy scenes.
As a writer myself (just this week finished the very slow process of writing the first draft of MISS LISTER’S GUEST HOUSE, an outcome of my participation in the Gentleman Jack phenomenon) I’m fascinated by how romance writers develop the obstacles that their characters must overcome. In our permissive age, the obstacles that writers invent are all too often contrived and flimsy. I salute you bigly for making such good use of the actual, real, historic obstacle created by DADT, and showing so persuasively how Rebecca wrestles with it.
Anyway, wow, and thank you a million times for these books that have so enriched my life. I wish I could adequately express my admiration and appreciation.