Readers, we know, are constantly on the lookout for the next great author to add to their “auto buy” list. Always ready to help you spend your money, we are here to introduce you to this month's most promising debut authors across the genres!
Meet: Erin Bates
Breaking into: Contemporary Fiction with Her Amish Man
The story: Accused of a murder she didn’t commit, Leah McKenzie flees to her grandmother’s house — smack dab in Amish country and straight into the protective arms of the ex-vet, now pacifist John Miller. But when danger follows close behind, will her past threaten the future that this man and “English” woman hope to find?
Read it if you like … the 1995 flick Witness starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, or if you can’t get enough of the clash of cultures involving the Amish and English.
Meet: Victoria Roberts
Breaking into: Historical Romance with Temptation in a Kilt
The story: Disguised as a lad, Lady Rosalia Armstrong is making a run from the border of Scotland to the heart of the Highlands. She refuses to let her parents use her as a pawn in an advantageous match to an Englishman. Her grandmother in Glengarry should be able to help. But when Rosalia runs into trouble, she finds herself under the protection of Laird Ciaran MacGregor. He agrees to help her reach the Highlands, but will he be able to let her go once they do?
Read if you like … learning about kilted Scotsmen!
Meet: Bec McMaster
Breaking into: Paranormal Romance with Kiss of Steel
The story: Honoria Todd would do anything to protect her younger siblings, even brave the dangerous streets of Whitechapel to knock on the door of its ruthless ruler, Blade. What she doesn’t know is that Blade shares the same voracious hunger for blood as the Echelon that she’d fled. And her blood in particular calls to him like no other’s. Can Honoria love the man when she discovers the monster that lurks within?
Read if you like … Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series and you like your steampunk Victorians a little vamped up.
Meet: Linda Grimes
Breaking into: Urban Fantasy with In A Fix
The story: By taking on her clients’ appearances, aura adaptor Ciel Halligan bills herself as the ultimate problem solver. Her latest case involves getting a reluctant would-be-fiancee to finally propose. It doesn’t hurt that she’ll have to do it at an island resort. But when her wedding-prey is kidnapped by Vikings, and everything literally explodes in her face, Ciel realizes that getting the ring may be the least of her worries.
Read if you like … strong women in urban fantasy like Rachel Morgan from Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series.
Meet: C.J. Miller
Breaking into: Series with her romantic suspense, Hiding His Witness
The story: "Carey" is on the run and Detective Reilly Truman and his out-of-the-way ranch offer the only hope for survival that she has. Someone wants to see her dead, and they wouldn’t mind torturing her by taking out those she loves as well. That’s why she can’t let her feelings for the kind and protective Detective escalate. But when Reilly reciprocates those feelings, it may be too hard to resist temptation, no matter how deadly.