Hello Readers! Today I bring you author Louisa Klein. Louisa lives in the UK but was born in Germany and brought up in Southern Europe by a German dad and an Italian and French mum, which made her a little confused at first. She has a degree in Medieval Studies and a postgraduate one in Marketing. She’s been working in publishing on and off since she was 17 and currently is a freelancer and an Urban Fantasy writer. At night she puts on a mask and fights British crime. She gets very little sleep.
Louisa is here today to talk a little bit about some up-and-coming independent authors that she’s keeping an eye on. She’s also here to share a bit about her current release Supernatural Freak (November 14, 2012, self-pubished). Please help me welcome Louisa to That’s What I’m Talking About.
5 INDIE AUTHORS WHO WILL ROCK IN 2013!
1) M. Leighton
OK, I admit it: I bought this book (Down to You) because of the cover. I understand that this does not make me look serious and professional, but look at that guy! I mean, he’s smoking hot. And I’m not made of wood. The book itself was a quick, entertaining read with some spicy scenes. I had a few issues with the MC since, as you know, I love strong female heroines, with a strong personality, able to make their own choices. Olivia is not like that. Still, I honestly think Ms Leighton is a very talented author and I bet she has a number of aces up her sleeve, some big surprises ready for 2013… Well, let’s keep an eye on her and see if this is the case!
2) Addison Moore
OK, first, let me say that I am very partial to this writer: I LOVE the Celestra series. I love urban fantasy and paranormal books (that’s why I write them!:) ) plus, I really enjoy long series where the story and characters unfold and develop. The first book in the series was OK, but nothing huge. Still, I decided to give this author a chance, since there were a lot of good points in the story and the characters. Well, I wasn’t disappointed! The books of this series are, literally, one better than the other! Addison has now this new book out ‘Someone to Love’, a new adult romance. This is really not a genre I read very often still, since it’s Addison, I would for sure give it a go! Please, keep an eye on her in 2013!
3) Jessica Sorensen
Here’s another amazing author of paranormal stuff (the Fallen series) who has recently dived into Romance. I totally enjoyed the Fallen series, Jessica has an extraordinary work ethic and every indie writer should take her as an example. Her latest book is The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, a new adult romance with two very interesting, complex characters. Stay tuned on Jessica Sorensen this year, I promise you won’t regret it!
4) J. Sterling
Now, I so much love this lady, that I interviewed her last year long (long before she was extra-famous). Her first YA book, In Dreams, totally blown me away. It was very good, especially for a debut novel. However, what truly stroke me, it’s her amazing resilience. We should all learn from Jen about resilience and when I say ‘all’, I mean ‘everyone’, not only writers! Why? Well, first, she started writing her first book when she got fired. Now, I’m sure you agree this is not the average response to being sacked. Well, she, although American, followed the old British ‘stiff upper lip’ and wrote an AMAZING, ENTERTAINING book, while coping with the loss of her job. She is no whiner, oh, no! And she lives in the US, where it’s not like in the UK where, when you are jobless, you get £650 pounds per month, plus a council flat/help to pay the bills etc. Then she lost her house due to recession and the fact that, at the time, she wasn’t selling enough books. But that didn’t stop her. She kept writing and promoting working her butt off and now… She’s in the Kindle bestsellers chart. She’s absolutely super-inspiring.
5) Samatha Young
This is the only, well, let’s say ‘resident of the UK’ in my list. Of course, I could tell you that she is British, but then she’d probably come to my house at night and stab me in my sleep. Trust me, you don’t want to tell a Scottish girl that she’s British, unless you are tired of life. Scottish people are very proud of their national heritage.
Anyway, I devoured the Fire Spirits series, couldn’t put it down! I love European urban fantasy and paranormal… Lol! I loved the series so much that, again last year, I interviewed Samantha BEFORE she became a New York Times bestselling author with her sexy romance On Dublin Street. I am currently reading this book and, I assure you, it’s sexy and passionate and entertaining at the same time! It has a juice plot and a bunch of very interesting characters … So don’t miss it!
And here’s a little bit about Louisa’s latest release…
November 14, 2012
When paranormal expert Robyn Wise is offered an outrageous sum of money to cure a boy who is turning into a dead tree, she’s very skeptical. A politician ready to pay that much to make his son stop growing branches instead of hair? Come on! She’s more likely to be abducted by aliens. This is a trap. Or much worse. And, of course, it’s much worse.
The child is turning into a dark portal, created by a powerful entity determined to absorb Fairyland’s power. This means that not only queen Titania and her court are in danger, but the very balance of the magic fluxes.
Robyn’d rather stick a pencil in her own eye but. to learn how to destroy the portal, she has to sneak into the Wizardry Council, a place full of wizards who are hiding something—though it’s certainly not their dislike of her.
There, she discovers a terrible secret that could help to overthrow Fairyland’s enemies for good, but puts her in the midst of an ancient and deadly war, and not as a bystander, but as the main target.
Thank you so much, Louisa, for stopping by and sharing a little of your new release with us today!
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