C.J. Duggan is an Australian author of New Adult romance novels. She writes the Summer series. When she isn’t writing novels about boys to swoon over and 90’s pop culture, C.J. is likely to be working on her Victorian Era home or trying to get a quote from her travel agent in order to escape. She lives in a rural border town in New South Wales, Australia. (more…)
Rose Gardner is the protagonist in a series of mystery/romantic suspense novels by American author Denise Grover Swank. While working at the DMV, Rose Gardner has a vision of herself having been murdered. It is not her first vision, but it is her first vision involving herself. (more…)
Denise Grover Swank is an American novelist of mystery, romance and fantasy novels. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who writes the Rose Gardner, Curse Keepers, Chosen and several other series. Denise was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, living in the area until she was 19 years old. Over the next ten years, she would move to ten houses in five different cities over four states until giving up her nomad-like ways to move back home. Denise enjoys leaving witty Facebook comments (so she says) and dancing in the kitchen with her kids. She has six children, and insists that she remains sane. (more…)
Ernest Cline is an American author of science fiction novels and non-fiction books. He is also a spoken word artist and a screenwriter. In June 2010, Random House subsidiary Crown Publishing Group purchased the manuscript for his first novel, Ready Player One. The novel will be adapted to film by Warner Bros., with Steven Spielberg at the helm. His second novel, Armada is being made into a film by Universal Pictures. A self-professed “full-time geek,” Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his family, a DeLorean that may be able to fly and a massive collection of retro video games. (more…)
Karen Swan is an English author of women’s fiction and romance novels. She began working in fashion jounralism, but gave her career up in order to be a mother to three children (and an ADHD puppy) as well as to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Kaen lives in Sussex, England and writes her novels up in a treehouse that overlooks the Downs. (more…)
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Welcome to May – and I have to say it was a disappointing reading month for me. Not sure why – some months I find I’m able to read 10+ books and just cram them in and other months I just struggle to find the time.
The month started off fine. I read The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh. If you were a fan of Francis Begbie I’d recommend it. Really great book.
Then after reading Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series I wanted to read more by Blake Crouch. I ended up reading a standalone novel Abandon(it was okay) and the first novel in the Andrew Z. Thomas series, Desert Places. One of those books that are pretty rough but go at such a fast paced you can’t help but enjoy it. (more…)
We have considered opening a new website dedicated to audio books. Based on that we wanted to get responses, thoughts and opinions from our visitors on audio books – particularly what they like about them, their reasoning for listening etc.
This was in the April 2016 Newsletter we asked this (subscribe to the right). Here is the awesome feedback we received:
Jordan Jacobs is an American author of children’s mystery and adventure novels. He writes the Samantha Sutton series. For as long as he can remember, Jordan has loved both archaeology and writing. Being interested in mummies, castles and Indiana Jones as a kid led to him participating in an excavation when he was 13 years old in the Sierra Nevada. Jordan would then complete an archaeology program in high school, following his passion to Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge. In total, his research has taken him to nearly 50 different countries. Aside from being an author, Jordan is Head of Cultural Policy at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. (more…)
Tara Sue Me is an American author of erotica novels. She writes the Submissive series. Tara wrote her first novel at age 12, but it would be another two decades before she would try again. After trying to write regular, clean romance novels, she got the idea to try something spicier. This would become The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well. Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat. (more…)