I’ve been thinking a lot about adding a new addition to my blog- lists. I love lists, don’t you? So, today I’m going to start with a list that I’m such a big fan of. Local (for me) writers. Since moving to this province I’ve found that there are so many super talented authors (and bloggers, non-published writers, etc) out there. Here is a quick list of some of them.
It’s just the beginning! Don’t Go Swiftly, Darling is the second book in a series exploring what happens to the children of those fairy tale characters who lived “happily ever after.” Set in 17th century Spain, Don’t Go Swiftly tells the story of Catalina, Cinderella’s eldest and most wilful child, who has fought her arranged marriage since the day she was first told about it. When her husband-to-be sends notice of his return, Catalina does what every princess should do in that situation: she runs. With her brother Rafael at her side, who is running away from problems of his own, she breaks away from their parents’ watchful eyes and decides to explore what life is like outside the castle walls. Don’t Go Swiftly, Darling turns fairy tale conventions upside down, taking the reader on a journey through heartbreak, growing up, true love, and dealing with the past.
Anna is a mysterious young widow who just moved to Regina Beach. The residents of the small town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. She meets Nick, a Sergeant in the Canadian Army, until a horrific accident sent him home to recover from his injuries sustained in an IED explosion. He helps Anna feel safe and comfortable in her new environment, just as he has always done for his men in strange, dangerous places. Meanwhile, he focuses on preparing for his future physical endurance test to prove that he is capable of returning to active duty.
Because Anna doesn’t talk about her past and Nick doesn’t talk about his future, she is shocked to discover that his greatest wish is to return to active duty. Afraid of getting hurt, she won’t love a man who may die on the job again. Intellectually, she knows that all life cycles end, but emotionally, she doesn’t know if she has the strength to support Nick.
If you follow those who are lost,
you will never find your way…
Atalanta and Damien are the last descendants of the mythic figures of Medusa and Perseus. Their divine blood is not the only thing they have in common–they are mortal enemies locked in a centuries long feud. One that would have ended if not for the interference of a priestess with a vague prophecy of world-destroying events that only they can prevent.
They must set aside their hatred long enough to travel from the shores of Sicily to the island of Crete to find answers.
The tumultuous changes of the end of the 15th century darken the edges of their journey as they learn to navigate the strange juxtaposition between old oaths and new.
Robert Getham, a former runner from Newark, was infected by a Turned. In one week, he himself will become a Turned; a mindless zombie doomed to roam the post-apocalyptic USA in search of more victims.
But a cure might exist. If he can get to Trenton, he might be able to find this cure and save himself from Turning.
Meanwhile, his oldest son, Jason, must contend with his brother and sister in the Pod. This, while standing up to a bully and trying to build a relationship with the beautiful Emily Lanuici; all with his fractured relationship with Robert hanging in the air.
Will Robert find the cure, save himself, and be able to salvage a relationship with Jason? And can Jason keep the peace in the Pod until Robert returns?
In Paris, France, special ops agent Ian McKinley carries out a most unusual ‘retirement’ operation, aiming to stem the flow of ultra high-tech rifles to terrorist groups. But when he returns to the Covert Operations And Surveillance Team base he learns that a navy supply vessel has foundered in the Persian Gulf with the loss of all hands, and is despatched with his team-mates to secure the thermonuclear warheads that the ship was carrying. At the same time, however, members of his super-secret organization are being murdered by unknown assailants. Are these incidents somehow connected and, as the stakes rise, can McKinley and his colleagues Carter and Brook retrieve the bombs before a city gets vaporized?
Anna Helbern, a country girl through and through, never expects to find anything in common with a rock star–boy is she wrong. Adam Cooper doesn’t get what it is about this girl, maybe it’s her passion for music, or maybe it’s that damn tattoo she has. Whatever it is, when he asks her to do a country album with him (something no one would expect from the world’s most popular rock band) she agrees, and they head to LA–together. Anna won’t give up her dream, and if a rock star is what’s going to make it happen, she’ll take the chance. But when she gets to LA, she can’t believe the ride she’s on, and soon it becomes clear that she doesn’t want to get off any time soon.
Peace. Love. Order. Dome.
That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers. What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618?
Did I miss any?! Who are your favorite Sk based authors?