Order of Opal Reyne Books

Opal Reyne is an Australian author of paranormal romance novels. She writes the Duskwalker Brides series. With a penchant for all things spicy, smutty, and delightfully on the edge of embracing the monstrous, Opal embarked on her writing journey driven by her love for the written word. Her desire was to craft a rich and diverse world filled with mythological creatures, while simultaneously celebrating the beauty and diversity of humanity in all its ethnicities. Her mission is to create plot-driven stories that unfold with intricacy, allowing her characters to evolve and grow, while weaving enchanting imagery throughout the narrative. Opal Reyne’s tales transport readers to fantastical realms, where passion intertwines with the supernatural, and the boundaries of desire are explored. (more…)


Order of Laura Pavlov Books

Laura Pavlov is an author of contemporary romance novels. She writes the Cottonwood Cove series, Honey Mountain series and Willow Springs series, and is a USA Today bestselling author. She aims to write sweet and sexy romance that will make you laugh one moment and cry the next. Laura is married with two adult kids and a dog. (more…)


Order of K.J. Charles Books

K.J. Charles is a British author of gay historical romance novels. She writes the A Charm of Magpies series, Society of Gentlemen series, and several others. K.J. had a career in publishing for twenty years prior to becoming a novelist. She lives next to a park in London, England with her husband, two teens, and a cat that cannot be trusted. (more…)


Order of Jill Santopolo Books

Jill Santopolo is an American author of women’s fiction and romance novels and children’s books. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Jill has a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from NYU. She has worked as a thesis advisor at The New School in their MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and was on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course. Jill has also traveled extensively to speak about writing and storytelling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. In addition to her career as an author, Jill is also the publisher of Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, where she edits critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling books. Jill lives in Washington, DC and New York with her husband and daughter. (more…)


Order of H.Y. Hanna Books

H.Y. Hanna is an author of cozy mystery novels. She writes the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Barefoot Sleuth Cozy Mysteries, Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries, English Cottage Garden Mysteries, and other series. She is a USA Today bestselling author. Hanna earned her BA in Biological Sciences and her MSt in Social Anthropology from Oxford University. After trying several different jobs, she landed on what she considers her first love – writing. Originally from Taiwan, Hanna has lived in several different countries, but now makes her home in Australia with her husband and cat. (more…)


Order of Megan E. O’Keefe Books

Megan E. O’Keefe is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. Megan grew up around journalists and was inspired to follow in their footsteps from a young age. She began her journalistic career by creating a newsletter that chronicled the daily adventures of the local feline population. Based in the Bay Area of California, Megan spends her free time tinkering with various projects and learning new skills. Her passion for storytelling eventually led her to pursue a career as an author. (more…)


Order of Christi Caldwell Books

Christi Caldwell is an American author of historical romance novels. She is best known for her Sinful Brides and Heart of a Duke series, and is a USA Today bestselling author. She credits Judith McNaught for introducing her to the world of historical romance. During her time at the University of Connecticut, Christi began writing her own stories of love, often featuring imperfect heroes and heroines who faced challenges before achieving their happily ever after. Christi enjoys creating tension and conflict in her novels, putting her characters through emotional turmoil before resolving their struggles. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she spends her days writing, baking, and being a devoted mother to her son and twin daughters, who constantly inspire her with their mischief and antics. Her children also provide her with endless ideas for new stories to tell. (more…)


Order of Sylvia Mercedes Books

Sylvia Mercedes is an author of fantasy novels. Despite having previously worked in traditional publishing, Sylvia opted to embark on a new adventure in the indie publishing realm and has relished every moment of it. She is the author of the popular Venatrix Chronicles, The Scarred Mage of Roseward trilogy, and the romantic fantasy series, Of Candlelight and Shadows. Sylvia resides in the serene countryside of North Carolina, where she lives with her dashing husband, several young children, and two lively felines named The Fluffy Brothers. When she isn’t immersed in writing, Sylvia can be found chasing after her daughter, tidying up glitter, attempting to devise wholesome meal plans, and hunting for her misplaced phone. In her spare time, she indulges in a steady stream of fantasy literature. (more…)


OrderOfBooks May 2023 Newsletter

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Reader Mailbag: First ‘Adult” Books You Read

In the April 2023 newsletter, I asked readers what the first adult book they had read was.

Here are the responses: