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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's Author Tuesday!

Usually, I post an author interview on Tuesday but as my author hasn't gotten back to me, I will take the time to promote other authors' work I have been more than privileged to read and explore. I consider it the least I can do for the indie writer community. 

There are many of us out there who are so incredibly talented, I feel absolutely overwhelmed they would share their work with me, yet another indie writer. 

I never hear indie authors complain they have nothing to read as we have so many sources, often times free books are involved for a review (and no, it doesn't have to be favorable); I've had several okay reviews from other indie authors and believe me, it is about improving our craft so we can compete with the big 6, not giving each other high fives for a *mediocre* job well done. I would like to share some of the authors I have read and know. Will you appreciate all their work? No, but if you find one to like or love then that is worth this post in gold. Without further ado, here they are!

Libby Hellmann: She doesn't need an intro from me but she is amazingly talented and I have just started reading her work. I started off with Easy Innocence, a very gripping read, but I also have Toxicity and Set the Night on Fire to read as well. This woman knows her work and easily is one of the best female writers out there in the mystery/detective sleuths category. I would easily put her in the same category as J Carson Black. 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Innocence-Georgia-Davis-ebook/dp/B001UE8J4Y
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Set-Night-Fire-ebook/dp/B004C43IFY/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Toxicity-Georgia-Davis-Prequel-ebook/dp/B005KK9MM2
Tracie McBride: I can't say enough good things about this author. Not only does she have a wicked collection of haunting stories available on Amazon called Ghosts Can Bleed but she has helped me with my work several times. It is an honor to know her and I think myself a lucky person to have discovered her at all. She is talented and I am waiting for a full length novel by her which hopefully will be coming out soon. 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Can-Bleed-ebook/dp/B004XTX056
Christine DeMaio-Rice: The women is not only an author but a very talented cover artist as well (Ms. DeMaio-Rice has also done several covers for me, including Forever 27). Did I mention she just released a new book called Dead Is the New Black? Perfect for a cold night in a warm house and just about anyone who liked Sex & The City for the fashion element alone. This woman knows a grip about the industry and she's just opened the doors for all to see!
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Fashion-Avenue-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B005MEG38C/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Valley-World-Fantasy-Elementals-ebook/dp/B004QWZBMK

L.M. Pruitt: Okay, this is a shout out to one of my girls. I have a few others I will be promoting but her first novel, Shades of Gray, was a ride I just wasn't expecting. She is an excellent paranormal/urban fantasy author and I believe she will blow everyone's socks off when she releases her next novel titled Frankie. Sign me up, I am waiting with bated breath!
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Gray-Magdalyn-Novel-ebook/dp/B005HB1J1G
Laura Eno: Mmm, an author I can kindly mention Dean Koontz next to and not flinch. Her novel, Deadly Intent, is very gripping and I can't describe it any other way. It is one of those books which holds you close and doesn't want to let go. She has also dipped into fantasy with other works and romance too. This is definitely a renaissance woman we are talking about here and a Jill of all genre trades!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Intent-ebook/dp/B005CRGQ1S
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tempest-Child-ebook/dp/B0052Z93NS
Lizzy Ford: Another renaissance woman, here! She even does YA which is a plus because when my daughter comes to me begging for something more grown up, I know what to  download for her Kindle. Did I also mention Lizzy gives a lot of her books away for free? What can be better than that? Better start snapping them up before the door shuts and she starts charging for all her books (she should)!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Damians-Oracle-ebook/dp/B004JN0KHM
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Katies-Hellion-Rhyn-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005347RCW
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Maddys-Oasis-ebook/dp/B0059JF6BU/
Sarah Woodbury: I have to give another shout out to my dear friend and YA author. I love her books set in ancient world of King Arthur's court. She is absolutely talented and although she needs no help from me in the sales department, she is a wonderful author who knows way too much about a more chivalrous period. Another I wouldn't have any problem downloading for my daughter's Kindle.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Knight-Medieval-Mystery-ebook/dp/B005OLTU8I
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Pendragon-Saga-Pendragons-ebook/dp/B005MGAOS0
Shea MacLeod: I have given this girl so many shout outs, I can only hope it helps her shift some copies of her work. The Sunwalker Saga is by far my favorite paranormal collection of work and she has a new series coming out next month. Can I just say triple wow? And we have another Morgan Bailey book on its way in December. She just made my Christmas!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kissed-Fire-Sunwalker-Saga-ebook/dp/B005I58P1S
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kissed-Darkness-Sunwalker-Saga-ebook/dp/B0058PIWJ8

Sebastian P. Breit: One of the first men on this list but he is talented and did I mention he's German? As in born and bred? Which makes Wolf Hunt, a novel set in both the future and past a gripping piece of work as it is written in English and not just "English to get by English" but actual, gripping and moving English which takes you right there in this bleak world of what could be and what might be if we continue on the world course we are now. I absolutely loved this novel from the first word. I can't wait until the next novel is released.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Hunt-Burning-Ages-ebook/product-reviews/B0056QJGN0
Allen Schatz: Can I just say wow? First I should preface this whole love letter by saying I don't like baseball but his Game 7: Dead Ball changed my mind about the whole sport. I still wouldn't watch it on television but I am more than happy to read about any baseball analogies he has in this gripping series. I am loving it!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Game-7-Dead-Ball-ebook/dp/B004R9QVFS
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Inning-Death-Marshall-Connors-ebook/dp/B0052XP9HE
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rally-Killer-Marshall-Connors-ebook/dp/B005H0XO42
Mike Cooley: My favorite prankster who happens to be a very talented writer. He won me over with his little indie publishing memoir, Traditional Publishing is My B*tch, and his lovely satirical short, How To Keep Sparkly Emo Vampires Off Your Lawn, a tirade from an eighty year old man who wants to be left alone but the vampires and zombies just won't go away! Did I mention he is a renaissance man and has a wonderful sci-fi novel by way of The Crystal Warrior and more novels in store? The man is a genius.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Warrior-Legend-Crystals-ebook/dp/B004RPZRMK
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Sparkly-Vampires-Your-ebook/dp/B0056KOMWG
M. Edward McNally: He has a fantastic YA collection that I would definitely trust my daughter to read in a few years when she is of age. He also has three short story collections he is giving away for free. The man sure knows how to reel 'em in and I am more than happy to help. Enjoy!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sable-City-Norothian-Cycle-ebook/dp/B004PLNNLS
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Eddies-Shorts-Volume-1-ebook/dp/B005ESFVV6
Athanasios: Another talented author who also happens to be a cover artist (see The Beautiful People series for an example of his fine art). He excels at both and can be found doodling over on his website when he isn't writing the follow up to his own curious take on the anti-Christ aptly titled Mad Gods.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Gods-Revelation-Cancelled-ebook/dp/B004QOA768
Fellow bloggers, let's just say I don't ever want to hear from you I didn't give you anything. If you can't find a few books (or ten) from these authors to read then you are a tough crowd or I must have not covered the genre you like. No worries, I can wax poetic about indie authors all day. Look for an author Thursday. I left off a *lot* of talented people. Although on Thursday, it will be ladies' day. I suppose that will make next Tuesday mens' day but I'm hoping I will have an actual author interview to upload. Enjoy and happy reading!


Sarah Woodbury said...

Oh Wow! Thanks for this!

Unknown said...

You deserve it, my dear. You have done favors for me and this is just my small way of showing I didn't forget and will always be grateful. If we don't praise each other's hard work then who will? All the good luck in your life is your own making and I hope you continue to sell well!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out, chica! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great way to show your love, promoting these talented authors on your blog. I just downloaded a Kindle app to my Mac, and am currently reading Alan's Deadball, and will definitely get to the rest of these asap.

Unknown said...

Shea, my pleasure. You deserve it, honey. ;-)

Unknown said...

Susan, no problem. If you have a book you want promoted, feel free to email me at vegasgyrl007@gmail.com. I consider it an honor and a pleasure to showcase other authors' works as it is just my small way of saying thank you. I have received so much support as an indie author and feel it my due to give something back. We are all in this together! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy faces all round!

Unknown said...

Tracie, glad you enjoyed the list! ;-)

Laura Eno said...

Woot! Thanks for the mention!