Monthly Archives: July 2015

MARY KUBICA: I’VE LOVED WRITING SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL

Mary Kubica’s second book Pretty Baby was released few days ago. As always, Land of Books is right on the spot of the fresh titles to present some inside info about the novel. The initial feedback by the readers is pretty nice. So far the story accumulated 4.6 Amazon stars from more than 20 reviews. “Suspenseful page turner”, “Thrilling and Dark Read”, “Brilliantly written,” are just some of the opinions by the readers. Pretty Baby already finds its place at NY Times Bestselling list.
Let’s say welcome to our next guest Mary Kubica.

Mary Kubica, author "The Good Girl"

Mary Kubica, author “The Good Girl”

– Mary, what is your next book Pretty Baby about?
Pretty Baby is about a Chicago mother, Heidi Wood, who comes across a young homeless girl with a baby. She becomes extremely taken with her and wants to help her with her plight, and ends up bringing this girl and her baby into her home. As she does, Heidi begins to discover who this girl is and what effect her being there will have on Heidi and her family’s lives.
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MOLLY O’KEEFE: TEMPTED IS A FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS STORY

Molly O’Keefe has more than 30 romantic novels behind her. She is living in Toronto, Canada, and is planning to make a big statement in 2015 with her books. We’ve got a chance to speak with her about the latest release Tempted and her future plans. Let’s say welcome to our next guest Molly O’Keefe.

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– Molly, what is your book Tempted about?
Tempted is the second book in my historical western series INTO THE WILD. It’s basically a friends-to-lovers story between two people who have been utterly changed by the Civil War. Steven is haunted by his time in Andersonville Prison and Anne is pushing the envelope of the freedom allowed her in Denver after the war. It’s a gritty love story that I am really proud of.
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FELICITY YOUNG: I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH A NAME THAT MEANS HAPPINESS

The Scent of Murder by Felicity Young was published in February 2014 by HarperCollins, but the book continues to receive positive feedback year and a half after the release. “Good mystery with plenty of surprises”, “Fresh and absorbing”, “One of the best crime series,” are the comments by the readers. The novel stands with 4.9 Amazon stars and for sure will be a pleasure to read by the crime fiction fans.
We are happy to introduce you Felicity Young as our next special guest at Land of Books.

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– Felicity, what is your book The Scent of Murder about?
– This is the blurb on the back of the book: To Doctor Dody McCleland, the unearthing of an ancient skeleton in a dry riverbed is a welcome break from the monotony of chaperoning her younger sister at the country house of her beau’s family. But when she begins her analysis of the bones Britain’s first female autopsy surgeon discovers they are not as old as assumed; furthermore they are the result of a murder. With Chief Inspector Matthew Pike’s help Dody investigates the mysterious death in the isolated hamlet of Piltdown. Soon she finds herself pitted against ugly traditionalism, exploitation, spectral dogs, a ghostly hunt and a series of events that not only threaten her belief in scientific rationalism, they threaten her life itself.
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CATHERINE COULTER: NEMESIS, AS MOST OF MY FBI THRILLERS, HAS TWO MYSTERIES

Catherine Coulter’s FBI mysteries are known as one of the most thrilling stories in the genre. Her last book Nemesis was published earlier in July.
The novel was consumed right away by the fans and currently is standing solidly in Kindle Top 40 ranks with average of 4.5 Amazon stars from 220 plus reviews. “Fabulous read”, “Nail biting thriller”, and “Catherine never let me down,” are some of the readers’ opinions about Nemesis.
Our next guest is NY Times Bestselling author with 75 books behind her. We’ve got a chance to chat with Catherine Coulter for a short Q&A during her writing of the next FBI mystery.

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– Catherine, what is your last book Nemesis about?
– Most of my FBI thrillers have two mysteries and NEMESIS is no exception. Special Agent Lacey Sherlock is the nemesis in this 19th FBI thriller. Not only does she bring down a terrorist at JFK Airport, working with the New York Field Office, she stops the mastermind, a hugely bad dude. You’ll appreciate that St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York is saved, as is St. Paul’s in London. Ah, but the high speed train in France — you’ll have to read NEMESIS to see what happens.
In the second mystery, Special Agent Dillon Savich–with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith–has his hands full trying to track down a killer who uses others to unwittingly do his bidding. But one of his minions makes a big mistake and points Savich directly to a house of Wiccans in the small town of Plackett, Virginia. Savich knows one of them is the puppet master. But which one? When there are attempts on his life and Hammersmith’s, Savich wonders if he’s killed in a dream, will he really be dead? Scary, scary stuff.
Who is really behind the bombing attacks at JFK and St. Patrick’s? Terrorists, as it seems? Or does it go much deeper? And who is the psycho path puppet master in the small innocent town of Plackett? Dive into Nemesis and prepare for a wild ride.
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BARBARA TAYLOR SISSEL: THE IDEA OF CROOKED LITTLE LIES CAME FROM AN EXPERIENCE

Barbara Taylor Sissel’s latest novel Crooked Little Lies will be released on August 1. The book was selected as part of Kindle First program and already gathered big steam.
With 260 plus reviews with average 4.0 Amazon stars the story starts its literary journey by the best possible way. The interest towards Crooked Little Lies puts the novel in Amazon Top 10 for the last three weeks. We’ve got a great chance to speak with Barbara.
Once again huge thanks to our good friend from Lake Union Publishing Dennelle Catlett.

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– Barbara, Tell us about your new book, Crooked Little Lies. What is it about?
– Lauren Wilder is a wife and mother, and a businesswoman, who is accustomed to thinking of herself as ordinary, capable and reliable, until an accidental fall leaves her in a fragile state both physically and mentally. Now in recovery her every move is suspect; her every word is looked on with mistrust. Never more so than when she’s implicated in the disappearance of a young man, Bo Laughlin, with whom she had only the briefest of encounters. At least that’s how she remembers it. But the police have doubts, and as the search for Bo ensues, and the police hammer her with questions regarding her involvement, Lauren becomes terrified, not of what she remembers but of what she doesn’t.
With nowhere to turn, she begins her own investigation into the mystery of Bo’s disappearance, and immediately uncovers what seems to be a web of deceit, one that’s shared by her family and friends. But is her perception of events as they unfold real or a twisted projection of her damaged mind? The question CROOKED LITTLE LIES asks is this: What would you do if almost overnight the life you loved and depended on was taken from you and you were left with no one you could trust, not even yourself.
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LAURI ROBINSON: WE ALL CHANGE AS WE JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE

Lauri Robinson is a special author for all those who love Wild West. She turns back the clock towards the romantic and realistic times of the brave man with guns and guts. It’s a great pleasure to invite Lauri as our next guest at Land of Books. Our chat is about her latest and future projects. Enjoy!

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– Lauri, what is your book The Wrong Cowboy about?
The Wrong Cowboy is about being dedicated to your own goals, and eventually figuring out those goals can change to include others. The heroine, Marie, is dedicated to being the best nursemaid to the children in her charge, and Stafford is determined to become a successful rancher. Together they must learn they can both get what they want.
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CAROLYN BROWN: MY GRANDKIDS READ MY BOOKS

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown published her latest novel The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop few days ago. The initial response by the readers was very nice and averaged 4.4 Amazon stars from 20 reviews. “Great read”, “Another hit for Carolyn Brown” and “This is sure to be one of Carolyn Brown’s most memorable books,” are just part of the feedback about it.
We’ve got a great chance to chat with Lady Carolyn right after the premiere of next prominent story. It’s a really interesting interview, one of the best ever at Land of Books!

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– Carolyn, what is your new book The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop about?
– Stella’s mama never should’ve put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stella’s twenty-seventh birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossip’s hotter than the city’s famous jalapeño peppers, it isn’t long before all hell breaks loose.
Heather, the bossy leader of the church’s Prayer Angels, thinks a summer ball will get Stella and the town’s other single gals paired off. But nobody can tell redheaded spitfire Stella what to do—not her mama, not Heather, and not even the sexy beau Stella’s been seeing in secret. Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella’s relationship with her mama forever? And what will the church folk think when Stella reveals the identity of her mystery man?
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KRISTEN ASHLEY: I GET OBSESSED WITH THE BOOK I’M WRITING

Kristen Ashley released the third part of Chaos series – Ride Steady on June 30. The novel immediately rocked the charts and earned huge appreciation by the readers. Less than three weeks after the premiere the novel gathered 500 plus Amazon reviews with stunning average rating of 4.8 stars!
It’s a great pleasure to welcome as our next guest at Land of Books Kristen Ashley.

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– Kristen, would you describe with your own words what the readers will find in your latest release Ride Steady?
Ride Steady is the next in my Chaos series after Own the Wind and Fire Inside. The series is based on a motorcycle club (MC) in Denver. The Chaos MC was introduced in my Dream Man series, their president, Kane “Tack” Allen having his story told in Motorcycle Man which means Chaos is a spin-off. This is mostly because I have trouble saying goodbye to my characters so I find ways to stay in touch with them.  Like spinning off books!
Ride Steady is the story of Carson “Joker” Steele and Carissa Teodoro. They went to High School together but were essentially (and regrettably) ships that passed in the night.
Joker did not grow up in a happy home (to say the least). His mother left him as an infant and his father physically and emotionally abused him. Carissa, on the other hand, had a loving family but one that was hit with a fair amount of tragedy.
The book gives us a peek at that…then takes us years in the future when Carissa’s life has taken a significant turn for the worse but Joker has found family in the Chaos MC. Carissa’s stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire and Joker stops to help. He recognizes her. There is something about him that tugs at her memory, but he’s much changed so she doesn’t recognize him.
That’s their new beginning…and away we go!

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SHELLY ALEXANDER: IT’S IN HIS HEART IS ABOUT LOSS AND HEALING

Shelly Alexander’s debut novel from Red River Valley series will be officially released on August 1. The book already gathered very positive feedback, because is part of Kindle first choice program. The story is standing very solidly in the Top 5 of Amazon bestselling list.
We are happy to introduce our next guest, lady Shelly Alexander.

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– Shelly, what is your next book, IT’S IN HIS HEART, about?
IT’S IN HIS HEART is really about loss and healing. It’s about making that jump from grief to the next chapter in life when one has lost someone so important that they don’t know if they CAN go on without them. So both the hero and the heroine have to make a choice. Do they wallow in the turmoil of that loss for the rest of their lives and let that turmoil destroy their new found love and their future, or do they find a way to move forward together.
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JOANNA BLAKE: PLAYER IS A STORY ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP

Joanna Blake’s Player was published on June 30 and right away entered in Kindle Bestselling list Top 40. The novel gathered average 4,2 stars from 65 plus reviews. “What a great read”, “Hot alpha!!!” and “It sucked me right in,” are some of the opinions from readers.
We are happy to present our next guest lady Joanna Blake, who already established as a classy romance writer.

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– Joanna, What is your book Player about?
– It’s a love story but more than that it’s a story about never giving up. The two characters see themselves as damaged- particularly Nadine. But they find redemption through their love for each other. Also, they are both tough as nails, but soft when it comes down to it!
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