I read about 350 books a year so I am exposed to many different authors. There are so many to love! When I made my list of who to invite for this feature, I think I sent out 35 invitations, hoping I would get 20 responses. I knew some folks would be on deadlines. I knew I might get trapped in a spam filter or two. And I knew some authors simply don’t appear on blogs at all. (I still love you, JR.)
Fortunately, some of the authors who couldn’t join in for a full length guest post still have some recommendations to share.
A favorite author of Kelley Armstrong‘s, for instance, is Stephen King.
Kelly Meding recommends the Charlie Madigan series by Kelly Gay.
Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She’s recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.’s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim — but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?
And Thea Harrison says G. A. Aiken’s Dragon series is a hoot. I’ve had a lot of fun reading those.
I wanted to make sure I included these recs for a couple of reasons. These ladies were gracious enough to share their favorites and I wouldn’t want any of you to miss out on an opportunity to try a great book! A little plug for these authors…
Kelley Armstrong writes the amazing Otherworld series that just wrapped up this year. It features different narrators in different books, including werewolves, witches, a necromancer and even a ghost. The first in the series, Bitten, is narrated by my personal favorite character, Elena.
Kelly Meding, object of my favorite Authors After Dark conversation piece, is the author of both the Dreg City books (which I pray she continues) and the MetaWars series. I like them both, but I have a softer spot for Dreg City, which follows the torturous second life of Evy, a woman brought back from the dead to live inside another woman’s body.
And finally, Thea Harrison writes the sexy and action-packed Elder Races series. The first book, Dragon Bound, was a huge darling of the blogosphere last year. (My favorite in the series is Kahlil’s book.) Each installment features a different love story in a world filled with vampires, djinn, fae, dragons and other various shapeshifters. She is always on my auto-buy list.
Now that I have talked your ear off, let me get to the giveaway. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME from Thea’s recommended series by GA Aiken. This one is open to residents in the US & Canada.
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