Monthly Archives: August 2015

MARIE BOSTWICK: THE IDEA OF THE SECOND SISTER CAME FROM A FUNNY CONVERSATION

After a short summer vacation at the beautiful Black Sea, Land of Books is returning with interviews with hot authors.
Marie Bostwick gained serious popularity among contemporary fiction readers with her Cobbled Court Quilts series. Her last release The Second Sister premiered in March and already become one of her best novels. So far the story received huge positive feedback averaging 4,6 Amazon stars from 175 plus reviews. Our next guest is preparing her next project and you will find more about it in the following interview.

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– Marie, What is your book The Second Sister about?
– Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown.
An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson’s Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice’s eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister’s cottage–and begins to see the town, and Alice’s life, anew. Alice’s diverse group of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in quilting. Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy, too, is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories. And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle, Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister’s enduring gift–a chance to move beyond her difficult past, and find what she has long been missing. . .
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ANDREW PETERSON: THRILLER HEROES HAVE TO BE BIGGER THAN LIFE

Andrew Peterson’s new novel Contract to Kill was published few days ago. The fifth book of The Nathan McBride series received superb reviews and is standing solidly with average 4.7 Amazon stars.
Our next guest is a native of San Diego. He is known for his books donations to
wounded warriors and troops serving overseas. It’s a great pleasure to welcome Andrew Peterson at Land of Books.

Photo by Mike Theiler

Photo by Mike Theiler



– Andrew, what is your new release “Contract to Kill” about?

– Ognian, first let me thank you for inviting me to blog with your readers. I appreciate the opportunity to interact with them.
I brought back some characters from my debut novel, FIRST TO KILL, and it was fun getting reacquainted with them! Okay, here’s the cover copy synopsis of CONTRACT TO KILL:
When Toby Haynes witnesses a double murder—and suspects his boss, Tanner Mason, as the perpetrator of the crime—he does the only thing he can think of: he calls in Nathan McBride. CIA special ops veteran McBride and his partner, Harvey Fontana, respond to their friend’s plea. As they launch a covert investigation into Mason, the security chief for one of the nation’s leading private military contractors, they discover that not everything is as it appears. Mason and his inner circle are leading a top-secret operation to tackle a wave of crime plaguing the US-Mexican border, and the murder may have been part of their complicated strategy—or part of a more menacing agenda. Soon McBride and Fontana find themselves engaged in a deadly game. With a powerful politician behind it all, stopping Mason could mean joining a secret war—with truly global stakes.
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AMY MORIN: PRACTICE GRATITUDE EVERY DAY

Amy Morin is a professional psychotherapist, college psychology instructor and social worker. The huge experience was summarized in her amazing debut 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. The book was accepted very well by the readers, who gave average 4.5 Amazon stars from almost 100 reviews. It’s a great pleasure to welcome at Land of Books our next guest – Lady Amy Morin.

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– Amy, what is your book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do about?
– My book explains the common pitfalls that we’re all prone to doing at one time or another. These bad habits, however, can hold us back from reaching our greatest potential.
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MELISSA F. MILLER: THE WRITING IS PERSONALLY FULFILLING

Melissa F. Miller already established as one of the top legal thriller writers on the planet. Her Sasha McCandless series continuing with a novella about the main character. The new title A Mingled Yarn was published in July and is standing solidly with average 4.8 Amazon stars from 30 plus reviews. Our next guest is USA Today bestselling author. It’s a great joy to welcome Melissa Miller at Land of Books .

Credits: Frances Civello Photography

Credits: Frances Civello Photography

– Melissa, what is your book A Mingled Yarn about?
– My latest release, A Mingled Yarn, is actually a novella that takes place between two full-length novels in my Sasha McCandless legal thriller series. This is the third novella I’ve written in this series. The novellas focus more on the characters’ personal relationships rather than the plot-driven thrillers. In this novella, Sasha is about to give birth, and the experience has her reconsidering her views on issues ranging from responsible gun ownership to working motherhood.
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A.J. BANNER: I’M THRILLED BY THE REVIEWS OF THE GOOD NEIGHBOR

The Good Neighbor occupied the top of Kindle Amazon list since the start of August. The debut novel of A.J. Banner already received 700 reviews despite the fact that the official release of the book is set to September 1. “Captivating story”, “This book had everything”, “Fascinating mystery,” are some of the readers’ opinions about it.
It’s a great pleasure to welcome the current #1 Amazon Bestselling author at Land of Books.

Photo credit: Carol Ann Morris

Photo credit: Carol Ann Morris

– A.J., Tell us about your new book, The Good Neighbor. What is it about?
The Good Neighbor is a novel of psychological suspense, in which a young woman suffers a tragedy and is forced to question everything she thought was true about her friends, her neighbors – and even her husband. The novel is set in the Pacific Northwest in the blustery days of autumn.
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ROBERT ELLIS: CITY OF ECHOES IS AN EPIC THRILLER

Robert Ellis’s next novel City of Echoes will have an official premiere on September 1. The book is already in the market for pre-sales and thanks to Kindle first program the first reviews already came. “I couldn’t put it down”, “Excellent read” and “Classic LA Noir” are just few of the opinions by readers. The novel received pretty nice rating with 4.1 Amazon stars from 181 reviews.
The American writer became a bestselling author with his novel The Dead Room. In one of the coolest interviews ever at Land of Books our next guest reveals interesting facts about his books and his future plans.

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– Robert, what is your next book City of Echoes about?
CITY OF ECHOES is the introduction of a new LAPD homicide detective, Matt Jones, on the first night of his first murder case. A man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard. At a glance, the bullet-riddled body appears to be the work of a serial robber who’s been working the Strip for months. The crime is so grisly, the identity of the victim so outrageous, that Jones and his partner, Denny Cabrera, jump into the investigation faster than they should. Nothing about the direction they’re taking is even close to safe. As Jones uncovers evidence linking the crime to a brutal, ritualized murder that occurred eighteen months ago, he begins to suspect that there’s more going on beneath the surface, and that he and his partner are in too deep to turn back or escape. When Jones discovers how far the corruption goes, a cover-up that defies the imagination, and his own personal ties to the rising body count, he’s no longer sure he can trust anyone, not even himself.
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ALEX ROSENBERG: THE GIRL FROM KRAKOW IS BASED ON PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED THE WAR

Alex Rosenberg’s first fiction book The Girl from Krakow will be officially released on September 1 by Lake Union. The novel was included in Kindle First program and already is receiving some reviews. “An Epic Saga”, “Outstanding”, “Not just another holocaust novel,” are just few of the readers’ opinions. We are happy to present at Land of books our next guest, the professor of philosophy at Duke University – Alex Rosenberg.

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– Alex, what is your book The Girl from Krakow about?

The Girl From Krakow is a historical novel that traces the experiences of a young woman named Rita Feuerstahl from 1935 in Krakow, Poland through the 30s and the war, as she struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Poland and then in Germany, under false identity. Rita’s trajectory is intertwined with her lover’s, whose experiences take him from France in the 30s to Spain in the Civil War finally to Stalin’s Moscow under German assault. Soon after the war begins Rita learns a secret so important it gives her the will to survive but would lose the allies the war against the Nazis were she forced to disclose it.
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STUART AKEN: A SEARED SKY IS ABOUT HYPOCRISY, LOYALTY AND LOVE

Stuart Aken is one of the most interesting multi genres writers. He is capable to switch between fantasy, horror, thriller and erotica. We will present his trilogy A Seared Sky in the next lines. It’s a real pleasure to welcome our next guest.

– Stuart, what is your last fantasy trilogy A Seared Sky about?
– My original title for the series was ‘Skyfire’, but I discovered a number of other books had this as part of their title, so I opted for ‘A Seared Sky‘, which essentially says the same thing. The ‘Skyfire’ in the tale is a returning comet, linked as an omen to the major religion of the main characters on their quest to fulfil a sacred mission. Written from the points of view of 8 of the top players, the tale follows the progress of three couples as they face new ideas, physical dangers, strange customs and traditions, and the invisible but ubiquitous influence of the Mindtalkers, a group with a talent for telepathy.
The story deals with the themes of hypocrisy, loyalty and love, amongst others, but it’s told as an adventure quest involving travel over wild seas and distant lands. The protagonists encounter pirates, wild beasts, strange tribes, cheating traders, and natural events such as storms, volcanic eruptions and snow in the high mountains, as well as the rivalry and hostility of different cultures and alternative religions. A romantic thread runs through the tale as three of the male protagonists find their women in danger under varied circumstances. Strong women also find they must face real hazards in order to keep their beliefs intact.
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NANCY HERKNESS: READERS ARE ENJOYING STORIES ABOUT BILLIONAIRES

Few days ago Nancy Herkness published her latest novel The CEO Buys In. The readers’ feedback was very positive and currently is averaging 4.3 Amazon stars from 80 plus reviews. The book is the first part of Wager of Hearts series.
Our next guest received two nominations for RITA awards. She won many awards like Golden Leaf, Maggie Award and National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. It’s a great pleasure to welcome Nancy Herkness at Land of Books.

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– Nancy, what is your book The CEO Buys In about?
The CEO Buys In is the first book in the Wager of Hearts series, the story of three fabulously wealthy men who make a wager on finding true love.
In this first book in the series, self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can’t find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not their money.
Savvy office temp Chloe Russell is trying to scrape together the money she needs to support her grandmother. So when a flu epidemic strikes Trainor Electronics and she’s promoted to Nathan Trainor’s assistant, she jumps at the lucrative opportunity. But then Nathan himself falls ill, and he and Chloe must work from his penthouse while he recuperates. Before long, it’s clear there’s genuine heat between them, and it’s more than just a fever spike. Will Nathan win Chloe’s heart—and the bet? Or will their differences destroy any chance for love?
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AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: JULY 2015

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In the middle of the summer the hottest titles around the world once again gathered their devoted solders/readers to battle for the top of Kindle Amazon ranks. The month of July was the month of Harper Lee. 65 years after her masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird, the second novel by the author from Alabama was released. Guess what, the reception by the readers was amazing and Go Set a Watchman topped the rankings around the world.

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