Editor’s Note: HUSBAND WANTED: WILL TRAIN is a humorous romantic comedy by a Amazon Top #25 author!
Book Description: Charity Ames is trying hard to be normal, but hiring a man to pretend to be her husband starts her off on an adventure she’s not prepared for. Once she realizes who he is, it’s too late to go back. He’s in her heart for good–but will he be able to accept the crazy baggage she brings with her?
Author’s Inspiration: I grew up in the Pacific myself and know first hand the sorts of vagabond people you can find there. The idea of a young woman trying to lose the very quirky family background that makes her a person who attracts this very successful business man appeals to me.
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I’ve been writing romance for years (over 15 million sold!) and it just gets better all the time! Finding ways to tell the stories of people falling in love is an affirmation of life itself. Hopefully, these stories might play a tiny part in encouraging others to reach out and find the person of their dreams. Life is happier when love enters the scene.
Editor’s Note: GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM is an epic fantasy featuring complex characters and plenty of action that will keep you flipping the pages!
Book Description:While investigating a mysterious fog and otherworldly howling, Claradon’s father, the lord of Dor Eotrus, went missing, along with all his men, heroes all. Now it’s up to Claradon to take up the banner of his noble house and hold back a tide of darkness that threatens to overrun Midgaard and destroy all that he holds dear.
Author’s Inspiration: In life, most villains think they’re the good guys. They don’t see the evil that they do. They only know that their ends justify their means. But in fantasy stories, all too often, the bad guys wear the black hats, the good guys, the white. The grey, though, that’s where the fun is. That’s where the real characters live; not the cartoon cutouts. They’re the ones that you’ll never forget. Providing that to my readers, coupled with action scenes that are tactically sound and believable (at least within the context of a fantasy world!), is what I offer in the Harbinger of Doom series.
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Glenn G. Thater
I’ve done lots of things. I’ve gotten degrees and taken advanced courses in various fields: physics, engineering, religious studies, history. I’ve taught college courses, been a physicist, a licensed professional engineer, and I’ve investigated some of the most complex and high profile engineering disasters of the last twenty years. After reading the battle scenes in my books, some of my readers have asked me whether I also used to be a spy or a Special Forces operative. I can’t comment on that, I tell them. All my life, for fun, I’ve written fantasy stories. I started writing them before I did any of the things I mentioned above, and I’ll probably keep writing them for as long as I’m around.
Editor’s Note: In ELSEERIAN the ultimate assassin carries another title, forerunner. This is a perfect read for fantasy fans everywhere!
Book Description: The assassination of heroes was once a warning . . . for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously vanished. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes once more, and only a miracle will allow life to survive again, a miracle named Elseerian.
Author’s Inspiration: Everything from books, to movies, and even video games have inspired my works. A large reason for my initial book was because I wanted to give a “clean” fantasy novel to my children. One with plenty of action but no language or gore.
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My first three books began as a story when I was twelve. Over the next fifteen years I added more pieces to the tale, but I never intended to write them. By the time I did it was like a movie I had seen a hundred times. I knew characters, events, and major plot twists. It allowed me to write the individual books with subtle threads that I knew would come together later. Today I count myself fortunate to be able to write full time, and can’t wait to release the numerous stories that are currently in the works.
Editor’s Note: Lively and sexy, MYRIAH FIRE gives readers a look into the wild side of the regency era.
Claudy Conn has a way of transporting you through time to another world!
Book Description: Myriah doesn’t want to fit into the role of a staid young miss. Her father decides she is too wild for her own good and decides to marry her off. She runs. On the way to her grandfather’s protection, she comes across a young man who has been shot and left to die. She and her groom manage to get him to his home and she meets his brother Kit Wimborne and sparks begin to fly!
Author’s Inspiration: I love the regency period and wanted to portray a more realistic version of it. Many readers see the era that Jane Austin wrote about as staid and it wasn’t. Regency times were hedonistic. Women were beginning to revolt against their constraints…hence female writers like Jane Austin! I like a heroine that breaks out of the mold and that is what my heroines do…
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Imagination. It travels with me and works its way from my brain into my fingers. I see a story everywhere I go.
Editor’s Note: If Buffy and X-Files had a child, WEAVER would be it.
Book Description: A high-school girl meets the boy of her dreams–except that the dream is of him killing her! From there, she’s drawn into a web of conspiracy and intrigue in which no one and nothing are what they seem–not even those closest to her.
Author’s Inspiration: Two things inspired me to write this book. One was my growing annoyance with the number of love interests in YA fiction who display borderline abusive behavior. I wanted to tell a story where the attractive monsters were still monsters.
Two, one of my close friends has very vivid college dreams. She used to regale us with the stories every morning. So I thought, “What if there was a girl who had the dreams… and then they came true?” Thus was born Weaver.
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I’m a long, tall Texan (sorry, Lyle Lovett). I subsist on caffeine (way too much of it), Joss Whedon shows (way too many of them), video games, politics, and other stuff. I use a lot of parentheses in my bios (as you’re finding out). Why should you read my books? Because they’re scary things that also have a sense of humor. Because the characters do fun things like ride werewolves and wield acetylene torches. Because I don’t use this many parentheses in my books (really, I promise).
Editor’s Note: PROPHECY OF THE FEMALE WARRIOR is a wonderful start to a new fantasy series.
“The story was well thought out and executed and I thought the characters were very intriguing. ”
Book Description: Anna Wilkins’ picture-perfect life was just as she had always dreamed it would be until her life is flipped upside down by the murder of her husband. His murderer? A mysterious creature that only Anna can see. Out of her confusion and grief, a Nephilim Warrior finds Anna and seeks to arouse what lies dormant within her. The scorching sexual attraction she and the Warrior feel for one another may be beyond anything either of them can control…
Author Inspiration: Her love for reading began as a small child when she realized that a good book was an instant escape to a mystical land that could be reached anytime and from anyplace.
Editor’s Note: IRON BLOOM is an action-packed fantasy adventure with an epic female warrior.
The story is strong the writing was well done.
Book Description: An action-packed fantasy adventure about a mighty warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life. First in the Legend of the Iron Flower series starring a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf.
Fans of David Gemmell, Robert E. Howard, and Robin McKinley will enjoy Iron Bloom.
Author’s Inspiration: This book and series draws a lot of its inspiration from old school epic poetry such as the Iliad and Beowulf, and more works with heroes in the same mold such as Conan and Druss. I thought that type of physical powerhouse hero could use a little more female representation, so here is Rose or as I affectionately call her THE ROSY ONE!
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Billy Wong has always been a huge fan of super strong and tough female warriors who don’t need to rely on magic to go toe to toe with the most powerful male warriors and giant monsters. So since he never thought there were enough heroines like that in fantasy fiction, he decided to write his own!
Editor’s Note: The Choosing is an action packed Fantasy thrill ride.
Laszlo paints stunning scenes filled with life and realism to rival the greats.
Book Description: Facing a life of servitude and the sacrifice of family and those he loves, Seth struggles to find the truth in order to save not only himself, but possibly the world of Thurr as well.
Author’s Inspiration: I wanted to write a fantasy novel unlike anything I had ever read. I wanted to see turmoil at every turn and see and feel how the characters managed to navigate through the problems they faced. With even the gods set against the main characters in the book I wanted to understand how they would cope, and what forces would continue to drive them when all hope seemed lost. Beyond that, I wanted to read a fantasy story that wasn’t filled with plot holes and obvious twists. So I wrote the story that I wanted to read and so far tens of thousands of readers have followed the series as well.
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I’m the guy next door, but busier. If its a blue collar job I have probably done it, including from carpentry, welding, and even operating heavy equipment. I’ve been around the world while in the military and seen the best and worst of humanity and learned lessons that few do. Raising four, soon to be five children, I’ve learned what is really important in life, and taught “my monkeys” that following their dreams is not something they should wait to do. Writing full time is my dream, and some day I plan to make it my full time career.