Monthly Archives: May 2015

MICHAEL WALLACE: I WASN”T EXPECTING CROW HOLLOW TO HIT #1 AT AMAZON

The official release of Michael Wallace’s Crow Hollow is set for June 1. A month before the premiere the novel entered in Top 3 of Kindle Amazon Bestselling list and even reach the top spot. The book stayed in the prestigious ranks for several weeks.
The readers loved the story, which is currently valuated with av. 4.3 Amazon stars from almost 450 reviews. Thanks to the great assistance of our good friend Dennelle Catlett from the publisher Lake Union we are happy to welcome Michael Wallace at Land of Books.

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– Michael, Tell us about your new book, Crow Hollow. What is it about?
– In 1676, an unlikely pair—a young Puritan widow and an English spy—journeys across a land where greed and treachery abound.
Prudence Cotton has recently lost her husband and is desperate to find her daughter, captured by the Nipmuk tribe during King Philip’s war. She’s convinced her daughter is alive but cannot track her into the wilderness alone. Help arrives in the form of James Bailey, an agent of the crown sent to Boston to investigate the murder of Prudence’s husband and to covertly cause a disturbance that would give the king just cause to install royal governors. After his partner is murdered, James needs help too. He strikes a deal with Prudence, and together they traverse the forbidding New England landscape looking for clues. What they confront in the wilderness—and what they discover about each other—could forever change their allegiances and alter their destinies.
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LISA RENEE JONES: THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING ARE THE WORST TO WRITE

Lisa Renee Jones continues her bestselling adventure with her Amy Bensen series. The first book Escaping Reality was one of the top titles in 2014. Currently the novel is standing solid with average 4.4 Amazon stars from almost 900 reviews.
Our next guest is prime example of a successful indie author. She managed to enter into NY Times and USA Today lists and we are proud to have her at Land of Books.

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– Lisa, Escaping Reality became big hit. How would you describe the book with your own words to the readers that still didn’t read it?
– At the core it’s a mystery/thriller. There is an alpha billionaire and some pretty hot sex to go along with that, but it’s about Amy finding out who she is and the events leading up to her family’s demise 6 years ago. On her way to finding those things about she meets Liam, an elusive billionaire who makes her mission his own. And who makes her feel safe. Along the way there are many twists and turns that readers aren’t expecting, and the story and world truly become something much bigger than anyone was ever expecting.
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JENNIFER JAYNES: UGLY YOUNG THING CAME TO ME IN BITS AND PIECES

Jennifer Jaynes’s last novel Ugly Young Thing was highly appreciated by the readers. The novel received nice valuation of av. 4.5 Amazon stars from more than 110 reviews. Our next guest became USA Today bestselling author with her first novel, Never Smile at Strangers. She is fan of CrossFit and poker and enjoys her free time with her twin sons.
Let’s welcome our next guest.

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– Jennifer, In March you published your last book Ugly Young Thing? Would you tell us more about the novel?
– It’s about Allie, a disturbed sixteen-year-old orphan, who was raised by her serial killer brother. After he commits suicide, a kind older woman named Miss Bitty takes her in and promises to give her a brighter future.
It takes Allie a while to open up and trust Miss Bitty, to even believe that it’s possible she could ever be happy since death and unhappiness have always been such a big a part of her life.
Eventually Allie learns to trust the old woman—she even learns to love her—but with women in the area turning up dead and Miss Bitty suddenly growing cold and distant, Allie begins to wonder if death has found her yet again…or if it ever really left her at all.
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WENDY LINDSTROM: I’M WORKING ON AN EPIC YA FANTASY SERIES

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom established as one of the top American romance writers. Her Grayson Brothers series are highly rated by the fans of the genre. With the assistance of Melissa Deckman we’ve got a chance to welcome our next guest of honor at Land of Books.

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– Wendy, Did you expect such a success of Grayson Brothers series?
– I think I had “hoped” rather than expected that the series would be successful. I am deeply grateful to the awesome readers who made the Grayson Brothers series a New York Times bestselling series.
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E.D. BRADY: THE VISTIRA TRILOGY IS A SWEET LOVE STORY

“A great series that kept me wanting to know what happened next”, “Fantastic read” and “I can’t wait for the next book in this series,” are just few of the positive comments of The Vistira Trilogy books. E.D. Brady published the first part Remembered in March 2013. The novel gathered positive feedback averaging 4.2 Amazon stars from 69 reviews.
Our next guest is from Queens, New York, but currently resides close to Raleigh.

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– E.D., what the readers will see in your The Vistira Trilogy?
– Readers will find a sweet love story with a heavy emphasis on fantasy and the bond of a close family.
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MARY RICKERT: THE MEMORY GARDEN IS A STORY ABOUT REUNION

Mary Rickert’s first full novel The Memory Garden was published last year. The book was loved by the readers, who describe it as “Quite Charming”, “Thoughtful, brooding and expressive tale” and “Would be an interesting movie”. Our next guest is living in Port Washington, USA. Let’s welcome Mary Rickert.

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– Mary, what is your book The Memory Garden about?
– The story is about the reunion of the three old friends for the first time in more than sixty years after the terrible occurrence that separated them, and the girl they’ve come to save. It is also about memory, aging, the way selves are lost and formed, forgiveness, and death. Read the rest of this entry

KRIS CALVIN: ONE MURDER MORE IS TOLD WITH HUMOR

Kris Calvin’s debut novel One Murder More will be released on June 1. The mystery already received positive reviews by NY Times Bestselling authors John Lescroart and Robert Dugoni. The latest even compared the story to political thriller House of Cards.
Land of Books is proud to present our next chat with Kris Calvin.

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– Kris, what is your debut book One Murder More about?
– It’s a political mystery, the story of a California state lobbyist, Maren Kane, who investigates the stabbing death of a beautiful young aide to the governor when a colleague of Maren’s is arrested for the crime. There is a diverse cast of Sacramento suspects and sidekicks. Clues begin on the first page and build through interwoven subplots throughout the story. I don’t want to highlight any specific elements that might break the thread for someone who reads it. I hope it’s told with humor and intellect, that was my goal.
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STUART WOODS: I SHARE A FEW THINGS WITH STONE BARRINGTON

The 34th book of Stone Barrington series Naked Greed will be released on July 14 2015. The NY Times bestselling author Stuart Woods continues the adventures of the former detective, who turned lawyer. Land of Books is honored to present our fun chat with the legendary writer.

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– Mr. Woods, what the readers will see in your new book Naked Greed?
– IÒm not going to tell them; they’ll have to read the book to find out.
– How did you decide to write the story of Stone Barrington series?
– I didn’t. I resisted my publisher’s suggestion to write a single-character series, but then, few books after New York Dead, I had an idea that required a character much like Stone, so I plugged him into the novel, and thus, a series was born.
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JUSTIN BIENVENUE II: THERE IS MARKET FOR WEIRD WESTERNS

A Bloody Bloody Mess In The Wild Wild West is a horror western by our good friend Justin Bienvenue. He was our guest last Summer, when Land of Books presented his book Like A Box Of Chocolates. You may check out his first interview here.
It’s really nice to meet once again the young and inspiring author in our next chat.

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– Justin, welcome back to Land of Books. Now let’s talk about A Bloody Bloody Mess In The Wild Wild West. What the readers will find inside the book?
– They will find a very unique Western story combined with Horror. A story about one town whose trying to overcome the aftermath of the Civil War and to make matters worse they must try to put a stop to a Mexican Outlaw named Javier “Bones” Jones who is trying to take what’s left of the town for everything it’s worth. The town is lead by a young man named Emerson Shaw who is the son of the late sheriff of the town. He tries to get the town to come together to put a stop to Jones and his army of the undead.
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RYK BROWN: FRONTIERS SAGA WAS AN IDEA FOR A COMPUTER GAME

Frontiers Saga is one of the most popular Sci Fi series on the market. On April 1 the creator of the space world Ryk Brown published Episode 13 A Show of Force. Our next guest was born in 1960. He is living in Northern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.
Ryk Brown is another example of how self-publishing industry benefits the gifted writers.

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– Ryk, what the readers will find in Ep. #13 of The Frontiers Sage A Show of Force?
– That there is more to the Jung than expected, and that they still have some tricks up their sleeves.
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