Campbell’s vibrant voice rings out in another touching, humorous and utterly delightful story. Her multidimensional characters’ dialogue sparkles with wit, and the sensuality blazes across the page.
Jamison’s superb second novel follows another wounded warrior from Jericho Military Medical Center on his journey past survival, into civilian life. The beauty of this story is its simplicity.
The Night Stalkers series just keeps getting better and better! Light Up the Night is the perfect blend of riveting, high-octane military action interspersed with tender, heartfelt moments.
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We love authors, it's true. And sometimes we want to know more than just what their next book is about. So we asked, and they answered. Our very first victim, er, volunteer is New Adult and contemporary romance superstar Jay Crownover, whose Top Pick! Rowdy is out this week.
What was the first book you read that meant something to you?
The Catcher in the Rye. I thought I was Holden, then I wanted to date Holden when I got older, I still wanna date Holden now that I'm grown — which is creepy.
What book do you wish you could live in?
The Outsiders. I just love the angst and the greaser vibe and I want to squeeze Ponyboy.
What book are you an evangelist for?
Lately for the Innocents books by Sarah and Mary Elizabeth. So different and beautiful and it hurts. I loved Wicked By Jennifer L. Armentrout too — NA paranormal all the way.
Which trope most mirrors your life?
Super driven girl meets a party boy and has to learn to live a little. Even when I was younger I forgot to have a life — I’m hyper focused and it takes something special to get me to stop.
Romancelandia is filled with so many awesome women who not only write wonderful love stories, but also somehow manage other impressive feats like practicing law, raising tiny humans and fighting infectious diseases. Historical romance author Jennifer McQuiston is a veterinarian and infectious disease researcher with the CDC, and is currently in Sierra Leone as part of the CDC ebola response team. She's sharing her adventures on her Facebook page and it's fascinating to follow. I first learned of McQuiston's day job after reading her article in the April 2014 issue of RT about infectious diseases in romance (Because a highly contageous illness is the first thing people expect when they pick up a romance, right?). Copied below is the article (as well as a downloadable PDF version), "Fever All Through the Night: The Reality of Love in the Time of Cholera". And if you'd like to help Sierra Leone, Jennifer suggests donating to Focus 1000.
We know Monday is not the most exciting day of the week, but we're pretty excited about today because we're shining our Debut Author Spotlight on romantic suspense author C.J. Kyle. C.J.'s novel, Silent Night, earned a 4-star rating from our reviewer Bridget, who said, "Kyle's debut novel blends the charm of a small-town romance and a dark, unsettling murder mystery with significant success." Kyle tells us how she went from aspiring to published author:
Name: C.J. Kyle
Book: Silent Night
Current Home: Florida
Author Icon(s): Julie Garwood, Stephen King, JK Rowling, Heather Graham, Sharon Sala
Favorite Word: Compassion
Was this the first book you ever wrote?
Good gravy, no.
How did you start writing?
After reading enough good books that inspired me, it was time to start telling my own. With young kids underfoot, I filled their nap times with writing instead of cleaning the house and found my passion.
What was it like when you got “The Call”?
I picked up Black Lies after seeing it was one of the bestselling self-published books last month, and I now know why. I’m already a fan of Alessandra Torre, after telling pretty much every single person I met at RWA this year about how much I loved The Girl in 6E (it’s awesome, go read it), which we awarded our Seal of Excellence for July. So after seeing so many reviews raving about her self-published standalone, reading this was a no-brainer. Black Lies didn’t break any new ground, but it had a juicy twist that, while it’s a familiar one, I did not predict.