How's that for a recognition? My call out to another June author as one I'd tentatively had planned had a family emergency resulted in this tweet from my CP partner @Amhairi_SimpsonI've read the bio and blurbs, which I'll reveal here shortly, and I have to say, I WANT. Sounds like exactly my cup of tea! Or rather, Pepsi :-P
So without further Ado, I give you this month's featured writers!Luton born author, Mel Comley, has published her crime thrillers, Impeding Justice and Final Justice, in ebook format
Impeding Justice features feisty new Brit Cop, DI Lorne Simpkins in a gritty crime novel set in London. After The Unicorn kills her partner, Lorne knows if she doesn't bring the underworld criminal to justice soon, she will be his next target. It's a race against time, she has a 24 hour deadline to meet before her kidnapped daughter is used as a human bomb by the Unicorn. Can Lorne track the criminal down before it's too late...
Mel Comley left her job as a store manager in Worcester and moved to France nine years ago despite never having set foot in the country before. She renovated a French property, decorating 22 rooms in six months.
Renovation completed, she began to follow her dream of becoming a writer. After completing a creative writing course she penned a romance which was a near-miss with Mills & Boon. Then she decided to turn her hand to crime writing and DI Lorne Simpkins was born.
Impeding Justice is the first in a series of novels featuring Lorne Simpkins. The book has gained a Gold Star on the writer's site, Authonomy, with a Harper Collins editor saying, "It keeps the reader focused on the dramatic interest of the story."
One of Mel's biggest influences in James Patterson and she hopes she has achieved her aim of making Lorne as memorable as his ‘Alex Cross’.
Impeding Justice has reached number 37 in the Amazon Kindle chart and Mel hopes it will be available in print in the near future. She has recently finished the third book in the series and this is currently sitting on her agent's desk awaiting permission to release.
In her spare time, Mel loves pottering in her garden which has, for the past few years, won a local award. She also enjoys painting and walking her dogs.
Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins comes up against her long-time nemesis, The Unicorn. After leading Simpkins and her partner into a trap, in which Pete is killed, Lorne comes to the conclusion the criminal is obtaining insider information, enabling him to stay one step ahead of them.
Can Lorne uncover who the mole is before The Unicorn harms her daughter?
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/28137Final Justice. This is the sequel to Impeding Justice but is also a standalone thriller/adventure.
After suffering a breakdown and quitting the force, former Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins is contacted by a friend at MI6 to help in a covert operation. Against her will, Lorne is convinced to help track down an old enemy, a sadistic and calculating criminal whose ambition is to become the world's richest man.
It’s up to Lorne and the agent to prevent him, which results in a chase through France.http://www.amazon.com/Final-Justice-Simpkins-thriller-ebook/dp/B004OEKFYO
My blog is http://melcomley.blogspot.com
My next featured writer has been long time twitter friend and fellow Zombie Survival Crew Member (only her ranks much higher :) who is releasing this month with Running Ink Press. I will be doing an interview with her then :D and can't wait! For now, here's the sneak peak:
PrinceCharming was a putz.Prince Charming number two was even worse.
After the last prince ran off without any notice, breaking her heart and their engagement along the way, Nemesis Mussolini swore off men and passed the time kicking ass and slinging drinks, something her mafia father would never approve of. But, when her boss Clancy ups his flirtations, it's difficult to remember she's not interested, especially when he gets that delicious evil glint in his eye that has her melting. Just when Nemy starts to think all men might not be bad, she hears whispers about Clancy's less than legal past, and wants to run like hell from the idea that he could be just like her father.Great … Prince Charming number three may possibly be on FBI's Most Wanted.
While Nemy and Clancy tumble down the romance road, hitting potholes every stepof the way, Nemy discovers how much of her heart already belongs to Clancy, and how much of a Don's daughter she really is. When Clancy's daughter is kidnapped, they must work together to use every talent and connection they have to get her back, which means Nemy must learn to trust again. If they fail, Clancy could lose his daughter forever. Can Nemy surrender in time to ether happily ever after, or is she hell-bent on letting her past keep her from the one man who could be her true Prince Charming?
A little about the author:N.L. “Jinxie” Gervasio was born on Friday the thirteenth. Her dad wanted to call her Jinx. Her mom said no. It took thirty-four years for her to discover the nickname, and she’s grown quite attached to it. She lives in Tempe, Arizona with Umi (her mother) and Moon (her Alaskan malamute). She enjoys riding her beach cruiser “The Betty” around downtown Tempe, loves a good pub crawl, and has had the pleasure and the heartache of experiencing a love far greater than she could have ever imagined.
Note: Release date has been changed to the 15th!
Twitter link: http://twitter.com/Jinxie_G
Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/Jinxi3G
Email: jinxieg13 (at) gmail (dot) com
Blog link: http://jinxiesworld.wordpress.com
For a preview taste of her new release, go here: http://nlgervasio.wordpress.com/projects/nemesis/nemesis-chapter-1/
She welcomes you to her world.
And lastly, but please never think it's the least is a new friend I found on twitter, Theresa Meyers. Very fast and efficient, she has me drooling over her skills. Here she is my friends!
The progeny of a slightly mad NASA scientist and a tea-drinking bibliophile who turned the family dining room into a library, Theresa Meyers learned early the value of a questioning mind, books and a good china teapot. But it wasn’t until third grade that Theresa overcame her dyslexia and learned to read, going on to make words her life’s work. With a degree in Mass Communications she became first a journalist, then a public relations officer in both the corporate and agency realm landing coverage for her clients in places such as the “Wall Street Journal”, “Good Morning America” and “LIVE! With Regis and Kelly”. She launched her own public relations agency focused on the publishing industry in 2001, and eventually transition from full time publicist to full time multi-published fiction author herself, writing vampire romances for Harlequin Nocturne, Steampunks for Kensington and urban fantasy romances for Entangled Publishing. She’s currently sitting in the turret office of her Seattle-area Victorian home typing away on her next novel. She’s spent nearly a quarter of a century with the boy who took her to the Prom, drinks tea with milk and sugar, is an adamant fan of the television show Supernatural, and has an indecent love of hats. When she’s not writing, reading, sewing, canning or running herd on the small menagerie of farm animals on her mini-farm, she’s often online at www.twitter.com/Theresa_Meyers or at www.theresameyers.com If you’re more the pen and paper type, you can always write to her at P.O. Box 25, Port Orchard, WA 98366.
Back cover blurb:The Vampire Who Loved Me
Released 5-24-11 from Harlequin NocturneFROM SWORN ENEMIES…
Dr. Rebecca Chamberlin hated nothing more than the vampires who had turned her loved ones into creatures of the night…until she became one herself. Now her experimental vaccine has become more urgent than ever, and has made her the target of vampire security chief Achilles Stefanos.
TO FORBIDDEN LOVERS.Built like a god with golden hair and an irresistible allure, Achilles made her feel passion the way no mortal man had before. Beck could no more deny her craving for him than she could the hated bloodlust in her veins. But when her vaccine fell into the wrong hands, Beck has a difficult choice to make—one that challenged everything she’d always believed…..
Dark and dangerous, the Sons of Midnight are a temptation that few can resist!ISBN: 0373618603
Theresa blogs as the Tuesday Lolita at STEAMED! http://www.ageofsteam.wordpress.com and is currently on blog tour for The Vampire Who Loved Me. Find out all about here: http://bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com/2011/05/now-on-tour-theresa-meyers-vampire-who.html
Love the sound of all of these! Which to get first??
Now will all of you please note that although I have learned how to do the whole links-y thing, I have refrained in favor of you all seeing the addresses LOL It was very hard to resist as I love my newfound knowledge so I am waiting for the clapping *pauses* Thank you, thank you. You've all been a great audience!
Please, GO GET THESE BOOKS NOW! All of these authors have worked and are continuing to work at getting word of their book out, even if they have "traditional" publishers. And most of us writers, no matter how well versed in public speaking, aren't writing because we want to spend all of our time social networking. We're writing because we love the craft!
Read folks, read. It's what's for dinner.