Thursday, September 19, 2019

ONE OF TWO by S.R. Cronin

ONE OF TWO
by S.R. Cronin

Telepathy creates as many problems as it solves, as everyone in the secret organization x0 would admit. When new member Lola discovers another group of telepaths with a totally different approach, those problems multiply at the speed of thought.

Soon, Lola’s family and friends are in danger. Lucky for her, she’s not your average budding psychic. Each person she is close to has a special gift of their own. That’s good, because it’s going to take every power they possess to stop these others from tearing apart x0.

EXCERPT
Maurice woke up in the trunk of a car. He’d always been a positive sort of guy, so he made himself focus on what was good about the situation. Well, it was a large trunk. It was probably a luxury car. Could have been worse. And, he was the only person in it. Plenty of space and no unpleasant dead bodies lying next to him. He’d seen this sort of thing in movies, and no dead bodies was always good.

His hands were bound loosely behind his back, but he could wiggle his legs around for comfort and there was no duct tape over his mouth, so breathing was easier. Better yet, it felt like he’d been drugged, presumably in his sleep. The lingering effects were effusing him with such a nice sense of serenity.

On the down side, the wall that x0 was holding around him was as impermeable as ever. And he was in the trunk of a car. That was definitely a minus. He drifted back to sleep.

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REVIEW
Having read all the previous books in this series, I can and will say that this was absolutely the concluding story I wanted. Watching this family of reluctant superheroes, if you will, come together to be something bigger than themselves was fascinating and inspiring. The ways in which they were able to meld their talents for maximum effect was amazing. Even with all they could accomplish, their victories never felt easy, something I commend the author for. It’s difficult to throw up obstacles in the way of people with special gifts in a world that’s not set up to handle opposing those gifts. This did it all and more in so many creative ways. I was never bored.

The characters felt true to themselves from their individual stories. They were who they became as a result of their past adventures. The villains in this book were as terrifyingly real as in all the previous ones. I am continuously impressed by the author’s ability to make me shiver at reality. I want to believe people like these bad guys can’t exist, but it’s all too easy to know they could be real.

The ending rapped everything up nicely. I suppose there could be room for more books about these characters, but they wouldn’t be necessary. Character arcs ended in good places, and there is a bright new future on the horizon. This said, if more books happened to pop into existence, I would definitely read them. This series really caught my interest. Looking back at the first book and how I couldn’t get in to it at first, I feel like I’ve come a long way here. I’m so glad I stuck with it, and I encourage everyone, yet again, to give these books a try.

ABOUT S. R.

Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.

She published her first science fiction short story long ago, and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next story. When it finally came, it declared to her it had to be a whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.

The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down and explained how, in a fit of practicality, she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was that she had found it to be entertaining and ridiculously well-paying. The bad news was the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money. Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and further good news was that they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved, even though, to be honest, that was where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. "It's about time," were his exact words.

Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and apparently had done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie's head for decades. The only problem was, the book informed her it had now grown into a six book collection. Sherrie decided she better start writing it before it got any longer. She's been wide awake ever since, and writing away.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

KINGDOM COLD by Brittni Chenelle

KINGDOM COLD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
y Brittni Chenelle

Kingdom Cold
The Complete Collection

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Book I: Kingdom Cold
Book II: Kingdom Soul
Book III: Kingdom Untold

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Beware: a binge awaits.

Deliciously dark, romantic and gripping, the Kingdom Cold trilogy now can be yours in a dazzling collection.

Kingdom Cold follows the impulsive, teenage princess, Charlotte, as she attempts to murder her betrothed. But an arranged marriage is only the beginning of her problems, for the world as she knows it is falling apart. Her kingdom faces total destruction at the hands of Merlin and Lancelot, leaders of power-crazed Camelot.

Will wicked King Arthur prove, once and for all, that ruthless deeds create the legend? Can Princess Charlotte sacrifice love to save her home?

Only one can reign.

EXCERPT
“Come on, Charlotte," I said, kneeling. I tilted her head up to look her in the eyes. "We're almost th—" I froze. A heavy stream of tears flowed down her cheeks, dripping from the bottom of her chin.

She sobbed. "I don't want to marry you."

It wasn't news, but I'd never seen a woman cry before. She seemed so fragile it made something ache at the bottom of my stomach. This was not the girl who shot the arrow or the girl who showed her disappointment upon our first meeting. This was someone new.

I sighed. "I know." I felt fear seep into my skin before my next question manifested. "Do you want to marry my brother?"

She shook her head. "I don't want to marry anyone."

I nodded as her breakdown worsened. It was a terrible reality, but somehow it made me feel better. I hadn't exactly been a disappointment, she just didn't want any of this. I had a lingering urge to reach out to her, to wipe her tears, or hold her in my arms, but I didn't. I let her cry.

“I don’t want to be a princess,” she sobbed. “I just want to be free.”

Afraid to touch her, I inched back and settled into a more comfortable position on the floor.

“I’m sorry this happened to you,” I said.

“Stop the wedding then!” she cried.

My body stiffened. “I too am bound to honor my father’s agreement.”

She wiped her face and looked me straight in the eyes, her swollen cheeks red and brimming with emotion. “What do you want?” she asked.

I shook my head.

“My kingdom? You can have it,” she breathed. “Let me go.”

Frozen, I begged my body to tear my gaze from hers.

Her lips parted and she breathed in like it hurt, before she spoke. “Aren’t you afraid of what you’ll be giving up?”

My brow furrowed as I contemplated what she meant. I bit the inside of my bottom lip.

“Do you honestly think you could ever love me?”

The word “love” struck me, like an arrow masked by dusk.

She studied my face, my silence burning away her last seeds of hope. Her tears began to fall again, this time slow and sorrowful.

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ABOUT BRITTNI

BRITTNI CHENELLE currently lives in Seoul, Korea which inspires her multicultural fantasy books. Her favorite genres to read and write are Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance, Fairytale Retellings, and Young Adult Dystopian novels. She's very passionate about equal representation and makes a point to include characters from different backgrounds and cultures in her Fantasy stories.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

WITCHES PROTECTION PROGRAM by Michael Okon

WITCHES PROTECTION PROGRAM
by Michael Okon

Wes Rockville, a disgraced law-enforcement agent, gets one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232-year-old secret government organization.

The Witches Protection Program.

His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company’s diabolical plan to use witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in witches…and believe in himself.

Filled with adventure and suspense, Michael Okon creates a rousing, tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern-day New York City.

EXCERPT
The narrator filled in more information. “It wasn’t until this land became my land that the government decided to create an organization to protect women at risk. The Davina Doctrine went against everything that the Willas stood for. Even though they ran the risk of persecution, the Davinas chose to work with law enforcement to expose the evil deeds of the rival sisterhood. President George Washington established secret legislation under Title VI of the Control Act of 1792. The law was enacted to protect the good witches that exposed the evil deeds of their sisterhood.”

The screen went dark. There was only a chair in the center of a dimly lit stage. A single spotlight focused on the top of the blond actress’s head. Wes was right; it was the actress he’d suspected. She had a hit sitcom and two Emmys, and there was some recent Oscar talk about her last movie.

“Yes. There are witches. Living among us. They are women who believe in using their power to protect love and life. And then there are some who use their powers for all the wrong reasons.”

The camera came to rest on her beautiful face. She winked saucily as she placed a triangular witch’s hat on her head. “Welcome to the Witches Protection Program.”

Alastair smiled broadly. “I love that part.”

“That was Jennifer Anis—”

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ABOUT MICHAEL

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SOIL AND CEREMONY by Julia Byrd

SOIL AND CEREMONY
by Julia Byrd

A history of loss and a terrible stammer have led gravedigger Benjamin Hood to a life of isolation.

When a rash of untimely deaths sweeps through his small English village, he cannot stand by in silence. To uncover the truth about the lives lost, he takes up a long-neglected role of responsibility among the townspeople.

As Benjamin questions the victims' families, he finds that beautiful widow Juno Stephens has preceded him in each case. She makes no secret of her odd midnight ceremonies and dark powers of persuasion. The villagers are whispering about a woman bearing a lethal hex.

Is Juno the source of danger in the village, or a victim of it? Benjamin must resist her beguiling ways and decide if he can trust her...until another death sets his smoldering worries ablaze.

EXCERPT
“N-no. T-this is n-not a cure, it’s n-nothing.”

“Say my name,” urged Mrs. Stephens. “My name is not nothing, I promise you. There is power in it. There is strength in those things to which we assign strength.”

“No.”

But somehow, I heard ‘no’ with no slur or stutter. The initial tripping consonant was still there, as real as the trampled grass below my feet, but I didn’t mind the sound that emerged. I focused only on the perfect, spherical word I intended to say, and my voice vibrated in the cool, clammy air. What had she done to me?

“Say my name.”

“No!”

“I want to hear my name in your voice.”

Her whispered command was too seductive to resist. I raised a hand to my head, scrubbed at my hair. “Mrs. Stephens.”

“Not that part. That’s another man’s name.”

Infernal woman. Stubborn, demanding, witchy creature. “Mrs. Juno Stephens.”

“Too much.”

“Juno!” I shouted, raised my arms to the sky, then let them fall. “Goddess of Rome, protector of women. Juno.”

My voice was flawless, deep, rolling, and aggravated. Exactly how I have always sounded inside my own head. It was the true sound of the internal voice I had heard when I wrote those notes to her. Could they possibly hear me as I heard myself?

Juno curtsied. “At your service.”

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REVIEW
I don’t usually go for gothic books, but this took me by surprise in how much I enjoyed it. The setting was the biggest thing. It felt so real, so lifelike. I was there—the graveyard, the village atmosphere, the old house that was crumbling but still so majestic. Visiting this place felt very possible.

The characters, too, were well-developed. Juno and Ben were a fantastic couple. They complemented each others’ strengths and weaknesses well. There was also plenty of chemistry. Juno was a prime example of the kind of woman men feared at the time. I loved her from the get-go. The side romance and friendships also felt real. The antagonist and his followers were scary in a “this really could have happened” way. Without spoiling, the antagonists arc left me blinking and stunned, even as I realized this, too, could have happened.

In short, I really enjoyed this book and would not hesitate to pick up more from this author. Fans of gothic romance would quite enjoy this, I would think.

ABOUT JULIA

Julia lives and writes in Chicago with her handsome dog and scruffy husband. She tells people she enjoys books, wine, baking, and architecture as plausible cover for her secret double life.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

SOUL READER by Lisa Zajkowski

SOUL READER
by Lisa Zajkowski

When skeptic Marvin meets artistic Natalie in a coffee shop on a cold October morning, the two fall fast in love, but nothing is ever as easy as it feels.

Natalie believes that a divine something is guiding her life for her greater good, and it seems to be true. She lands her dream job and she and Marvin marry at a beachside castle. However, the ease and flow of their lives start to change. At the same time that Natalie becomes pregnant, Marvin experiences strange symptoms and visits his doctor.

When faced with a diagnosis that changes everything and odd dreams of the child that hasn’t yet been born, will Marvin let go of his skepticism or will he miss out on a lifetime with his loving family?

EXCERPT
They walk through the archway and the dancing roses appear to be just what Talie said it would be. The roses grow in such a fashion that they dance with the breeze and the aroma in the garden is what love would smell like if there were such a scent associated with it. There are thousands of vibrant colored roses up and down in rows and they do not look like typical rose bushes. The stems of the roses are different, stronger, and able to uphold the bud. Almost any color that can be thought of is here, including purple, red, blue, yellow, rainbow, black, turquoise, white, pink, orange, two and three tone colors, and a bright red-orange sparkling rose. “Who owns this place?” Marvin asks. “There’s a plaque with the owner’s name on it over here,” Talie says leading the way. The memorial reads: Jonathan Rutherford and Ellen Campanilli Rutherford established “Roses of the Garden” in 1913. “Wow,” Marvin says, “They must have some secret formula regarding horticulture because I’ve never seen such roses!”

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GUEST POST: Why I became a writer ….

I have always been creative in a sense and I’ve always been drawn to the creative arts. Although you wouldn’t know it with the lack of initiative in school (all through from elementary to high school, I didn’t want to be there). I wrote my first book when I was in 7th grade. The teacher assigned us to write a children’s book of twenty pages. The books I knew consisted of hundreds of pages of writing because that’s what my mom would read and I also would read longer books especially at this stage of my life. So, I set off to write twenty pages of text and dialogue and the date of the homework assignment quickly approached with me having my book not even half done. I certainly couldn’t turn in an uncompleted work, so I just didn’t turn it in. Then, the kids in my class stared sharing and showing their book and to my surprise, the pages were not filled with text, but mostly pictures with some writing. My mind was blown, so I went home that day and started drawing pictures on my pages that had room. Sadly, the story still wasn’t finished and I never did turn it in and I was too embarrassed to tell my mom and my teacher (who had called my mom because I was going to fail the class from what I remember) that I didn’t comprehend the assignment and was writing a book instead a “children's book”. My teacher ended up giving me something else to do and I passed the class and to this day, I still have that unfinished book of mine written in my 7th grade handwriting and I cherish it dearly and am now proud of how I set off to write a twenty page book at that age. My mom always loved to read and I remember since before I could read how I wanted so badly to read books like she did. I am grateful for her love to read because I believe it helped develop my creative side even further when I did learn to read. Besides writing books at a young age, I loved music and singing, coloring and making up stories and I was constantly writing song lyrics in my pre-teens and into my adult life. I feel like I’ve always had stories and books inside of me and then one day I had such a strong desire and an inspired thought/action to write, so I sat down at my computer and began typing. It was cathartic and gave me such a feeling of elation and filled me a purpose. I believe I became a writer because I am a writer and have been before I realized it.

ABOUT LISA
Lisa M. Zajkowski has an exhilaration for life while exploring all areas from the ethereal to the ordinary, and she appreciates learning something from every aspect. Her main theme in life is fun, as she indulges in laughter and looks for the positive in every situation. She also thrives on pushing the boundaries of the body while enduring in the sport of Triathlon, having completed a Half Ironman. However, it’s her first love of running that brings her an immense sense of liberation and connectedness with the beauty of the world. Lisa loves connecting with people, and being a massage therapist allows her to do this as she enjoys helping people facilitate healing within their innate body systems. She is comforted in the softer side of life while cuddling with her dogs and cat, and desires to own a horse ranch. Lisa revels in the freedom of being fluid in her writing, taking pleasure in all genres of authoring. She is currently working on Drama, Sci-Fi, and Horror novels.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A WIZARD'S CHOICE by Maya Tyler

A WIZARD’S CHOICE
by Maya Tyler

Dreams or duty?

Wizard apprentice Kurtis Warde doesn’t want to become a full-fledged wizard, but he feels obligated to his grandfather who raised him. Making The Choice, whether or not to become a wizard and join The Circle, doesn’t feel like a choice at all. Leaving The Circle would give Kurtis the freedom to follow his own dreams, and to pursue vampiress, Dee, who has always intrigued him. He knows there’s more to Dee than the icy being she portrays, but will she give him a chance to know the real her?

There is unrest in the magical world. Fairies, a magical being thought to be long extinct, still exist. And the long-time feud between wizards and fairies threatens everyone Kurtis cares about, including his life coach, Alina, who has quickly become a close friend. And perhaps more. He discovers his connection to the ancient beings The Annunaki, the ancestors of wizards and fairies, may be key to the future. The more he uncovers, the more questions he has.

Will Kurtis choose to follow his heart or risk sacrificing his own happiness for peace in the magical world?

EXCERPT
“Waldor.” Emotion—relief and love—flooded Kurtis’ voice. He released the breath he’d unconsciously held, scanning Waldor for obvious injury.

“I’m in one piece, Kurtis.” Waldor pushed past him to unlock the cottage. “You can quit being a fusspot.”

Kurtis chuckled at Waldor’s mock irritation, unfazed by his grandfather’s gruff ways. They didn’t need to exchange words to know how relieved they both were for the other’s safety.

Waldor filled the kettle and, a moment later, the sound of a cheery whistle blasted from the small kitchen. Kurtis joined Waldor at the table. They sat in silence, wrapping their large hands around mugs of steaming tea.

“The kind of potent brew you need after a night like this to settle your thoughts.”

Kurtis grunted in response.

“What’s on your mind, my boy?”

What do I tell Waldor? Conflicted thoughts swirled around in his brain. Am I really that transparent?

Waldor smiled as if he knew all Kurtis’ secrets. “I know you. I raised you from a little baby.”

“I know.” He scowled, guilt gnawing at the lining in his stomach. How can I tell him? How can I break his heart? Like my father.

Waldor took his time to sip his tea as if waiting for Kurtis to open up.

Will I ever have the courage to leave? He cast a mournful eye around the small cottage, the only home he’d ever known. “Where is my father? Do you know?”

Waldor recoiled, looking like he’d been punched in the gut. “I don’t know.”

What do you know? What are you keeping from me? Kurtis paused before asking his next question, torn between his aversion to causing Waldor pain and desire for finding answers. “Do you know…Who is my mother?”

Something akin to fear, shame perhaps, lurked in Waldor’s eyes. He focused his intense gaze on Kurtis. “Yes.”

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AN INTERVIEW WITH MAYA
-What inspired you to become a writer?

I always loved reading so writing became a natural extension of that love. I always enjoyed making up characters and assigning them physical and behavioural traits. I dreamed of writing something other readers would find entertaining and meaningful so I became a writer.

-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

I’d definitely want a tour of all my character’s residences. Waldor and Kurtis live in a cottage in Evanston, north of Chicago, with a Spell Laboratory in the basement. Corgan and Marisa live in an opulent, brick U-shaped house in the Park West neighborhood of Chicago that was built as an apartment building in the 1920s. Dresandra lives in the penthouse of a luxury condo building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with some high-tech security measures.

-It’s two in the morning. What does your protagonist reveal in confidence? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

A wizard apprentice is forbidden to speak to, or in front of, women. Consequently, Kurtis is a virgin.

-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

Definitely Marisa, my writer from A Vampire’s Tale, as I think we’d have the most in common. Better make it a decaf coffee, though, Marisa’s pregnant.

-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?

I’m not much for physical violence, personally. So, I’d turn it into a battle of wits like Vizzini versus the Man in Black in The Princess Bride. Except my battle of wits would involve a strategy board game…maybe Catan or Carcassonne…

-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

I’d never write anything in the horror genre. It’s also a genre I never read. I’ve never liked watching scary movies. They give me nightmares. For years. And, I imagine, writing a horror story, which I would envision in my mind like a movie, would also terrify me.

ABOUT MAYA

Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! She still believes that “True Love's Kiss” is the most powerful thing in the world. Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

FEAR JUSTICE by C.C. Bolick

FEAR JUSTICE
by C.C. Bolick

Seventeen-year-old Rena Mason counts the days until she can leave for college. Every night her father drinks himself to sleep, leaving her to care for her younger brother. When her father is kidnapped by terrorists, her dreams of freedom become a nightmare.

Stunned that her father has a history with these terrorists, Rena knows she must run or be their next victim. She learns the tough guy at school has a reason to look after her - he's working for a government agency with the same goal as the terrorists: find a woman who disappeared eighteen years ago. Time is running out since only this woman's special gift can save the world from a looming nuclear attack.

Rena can't trust anyone, especially not the stone-cold agent she's falling for. Can they save the world before Rena's feelings trap her in an agent's fight for justice?

Fear Justice contains elements of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal, with a clean romance. It's the first book in an exciting new series called The Fear Chronicles.

EXCERPT
He smiled and held out a hand. “I’m Tony and no, I’ve never thought of myself as a nice guy.”

Staring at his outstretched hand, I hesitated. “Rena.”

Tony moved his hand closer and his eyes took on a look of intensity, as if daring me to shake his hand.

“What’s with the gloves?” I asked.

“Skin allergies. What’s with the hesitation?”

“Hesitation?” With defiance, I reached forward. “I’m not afraid of you.”

“What are you afraid of?”

As his hand gripped mine, my breathing sped and I fought to control my voice. Our skin wasn’t even touching. Hiding my feelings with Robbie had been easy, but this was… weird. “Why are you worried about who I date? You don’t even know me.”

“I know your name is Rena Mason. We’ve got physics together.”

A twinge of guilt caught me off-guard. “I haven’t noticed you before.”

“My dad taught me to blend in with my surroundings, like camouflage.”

“He was a hunter?”

“Not exactly, but he did teach me how to shoot before he left.”

“Left?” The instant his words were out, I felt a connection to him. It was a sadness that welled from deep inside, the knowledge that we were alike in a terrible way.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH C.C.
-What are four things you can’t live without?

My family, my laptop, my books (not the ones I wrote), and sweet tea.

-What is your favorite television show?

Since my youngest child figured out how to operate the remote, the only shows I get to watch lately are on Nick Jr., Disney Jr., or PBS. Some of the best shows I’ve binge-watched are Arrow, Grimm, and The Blacklist.

-If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?

Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice. No matter how many times I read P&P, I still swoon over Darcy. Their romance is the gold standard for me and I never tire of reading a new retelling. I’m always impressed by authors with enough faith in themselves to attempt a new take on that story.

-What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?

I’m currently working on book 2 of The Fear Chronicles, Fear Power. I’m also working on a super-secret book for my fans that will only be available through my website this summer. This bonus book will connect two of my other series and give fans more from the characters they love.

-What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

Jane Austen, Stephen King, Christopher Pike, Julie Kagawa, and a wealth of indie authors (which is most of what I read these days).

ABOUT C.C.
C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.

Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!

C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written nine books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.

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