Monthly Archives: September 2015

JEAN GRAINGER: I’VE JUST FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT OF MY NEW BOOK

Jean Grainger released her third book Shadow of Century in July. The Irish author received huge positive feedback averaging with 4.8 Amazon stars from 32 reviews. Our next guest is very interesting person. She is a teacher and works as a tour guide. The latest was her inspiration to write her first book The Tour. It’s a great pleasure to welcome at Land of Books Jean Grainger.

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– Jane, what is your book Shadow of a Century about?
– My book is told from two perspectives, the first story is essentially a romance set against the backdrop of Ireland’s struggle for independence from Britain in 1916, and the second story is set in present day New York. The two stories are linked by an old flag.
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JANA DELEON: MY ENTIRE INDIE CAREER IS STILL VERY SURREAL

Jana Deleon is like a factory for bestselling books. She is one of the leading indie authors, who made her dream to be successful writer. Not only that, her talent was big enough to secure her a place at New York Times Bestselling list.
Few days ago Hurricane Force, the seventh part of Miss Fortune mystery series, was released. The book went right away to Kindle’s top titles and currently is standing with solid 4.8 Amazon stars from almost 50 reviews.
As an indie writer myself, it’s always a great pleasure to welcome at Land of Books lady Jana DeLeon.

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– Jana, what is your book Hurricane Force about?
Hurricane Force is the seventh book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. In this installment, the heroine, CIA assassin Fortune Redding, has an opportunity to take down the arms dealer who put a price on her head. If she can accomplish this, she can give up her fake identity in Sinful, Louisiana and return to her real life.
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LESLIE HASKIN: I WROTE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO AS A THERAPY

Leslie Haskin was one of the survivals from 9/11. Before the tragedy she had worked in the corporate reality climbing the ladder year after year. She decided to share the worst moments of her life with her very successful book Between Heaven and Ground Zero. The success of the story gave her wings to pursuit a new journey as an author, who became part of NY Times Bestselling list. Dear friends, let me introduce you Leslie Haskin:

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– Leslie, one of the reviewers of Between Heaven and Ground Zero wrote the following: “Life Changing Book”. How would you describe the book so many years after the initial publishing?
Between Heaven and Ground Zero is just as raw and heartbreaking as it’s always been. My soul is poured out over every page. There has not been a day that goes by since the attacks that I don’t remember what happened in those Towers. The books till brings it all to life for many people. It is still an amazing ministry.

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JANE LYTHELL: ALL THE CHARACTERS IN AFTER THE STORM ARE HIDING SECRETS

Few years ago Jane Lythell decided to transform her inspiration from television production into quality writing as an author. She published two books After the Storm and The Lie of You. Both were accepted very well and she quickly started to grow a fan base. It’s a real pleasure to welcome at Land of Books Jane Lythell.

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– Jane, what is your book After the Storm about?
After the Storm is about two couples who set off together in a 37 foot boat after knowing each other less than 24 hours to sail to a paradise island, Roatan, in the Caribbean Sea. But this is a thriller so of course it turns out not to be a dream holiday at all. All the characters are hiding secrets. Some of these secrets are trivial, some are serious and some are deadly.
When the two couples reach the island a secret emerges which tests the four of them to the limit. The underlying theme of the novel is that you need to bring dark secrets out into the light of day for them to lose their destructive power.
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CARINA WILDER: I LET OUT A YELP WHEN I SAW MY NAME IN NY TIMES BESTSELLING LIST

Carina Wilder’s last two books Alpha’s Hunt and Illusions was published in August and September. The NY Times and USA Today bestselling author continues to open new doors for amazing romance adventures for the readers. We are very happy to welcome at Land of Books our next guest, who unveils part of her mystery aura as an author during the following chat.

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– Carina, what is your last book Alpha’s Hunt about?
Alpha’s Hunt is about a man (who happens to be a wolf shifter) who’s redeeming himself for his past mistakes and is sent on assignment to find a missing young woman who doesn’t really want to be found.
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BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION: HOME/THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEAKDAY

In the recent years children’s books aren’t so popular among the movie producers of animations. After putting on the big screen some of the all time best classics, the industry decided to bet on scripts, that are specially created to become a film. Well, we’ve got one nice exception.

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VIVECA STEN: I HAVE PROMISED TO WRITE AT LEAST TEN SANDHAMN MURDER BOOKS

Viveca Sten is one of the most popular writers in Europe and especially in her home country Sweden. Her Sandhamn Murder series have been adapted into TV series. Lucky for English language fans of crime mystery, the first novel Still Waters will have an official worldwide premiere on October 1. The book already made her way to Kindle Amazon Top 10 Bestselling list. It’s a great honor to present at Land of Books our next guest Lady Viveca Sten.

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– Viveca, what is your next book Still Waters about?
– It’s a hot July morning on the island of Sandhamn in the Stockholm archipelago when a man walking his dog makes a gruesome discovery: the body of a man, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.
Police detective Thomas Andreasson from the mainland is the first to arrive at the scene. The man is soon identified as a Krister Berggren: a bachelor who has been missing since Easter. Nothing indicates foul play until a woman is found brutally murdered at the local bed-and-breakfast. It turns out she is Krister Berggren’s cousin.
Luckily Thomas’s childhood friend, lawyer Nora Linde who lives in Sandhamn comes to his aid. Together they take on the seemingly impossible riddle while at the same time trying to make sense of their troubled personal lives.
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JAMES HANKINS: THE PRETTIEST ONE HAS AN INTRICATE PLOT

The new thriller by James Hankins The Prettiest One is set for official release on October 1. The novel became part of Kindle First program and already is receiving a lot of positive feedback. “A Must read”, “What a thrilling page-turner”, “Edge of the seat Thriller,” are few of the readers’ opinions. Since the start of September the book is among Top 3 Kindle bestsellers.
We are proud to welcome at Land of Books bestselling writer James Hankins.

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– What is your next release The Prettiest One about?
THE PRETTIEST ONE is about a woman who finds herself in a deserted parking lot in the dead of night. She’s got blood on her clothes. She’s holding a bag containing a gun and half a dozen prosthetic hands. And she has no idea how she got there…or, in fact, any memory of the past seven months. She is desperate to discover the truth about what happened to her but terrified of what she may find.
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ANNE MCANENY: I LIVE A LIFE NOT NEARLY AS EXCITING AS MY CHARACTERS

Anne McAneny’s latest novel Circled was released in late July. The book is part of Crime After Time collection and once again combines crime with mystery. The story received flawless reviews and currently is standing with strong average of 4,9 Amazon stars. We’ve got a chance to speak with our guest about her most popular novel Skewed and for many more interesting things. Get ready for the next Land of Books interview.

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– Anne, what is your new book Circled about?
Circled tells the story of reporter Chloe Keyes who is investigating events that took place in her hometown twelve years ago. In the course of one week, her town experienced the biggest lottery win in the state’s history, as well as the death of three locals. It was a time filled with highs and lows, tragedy and triumph—and all of it left a dark mark on Chloe’s soul.
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13 FACT ABOUT LEE CHILD AND MAKE ME

The latest adventure of Jack Reacher Make Me was published on September 8. Lee Child once again jumped directly at the top spot of bestselling ranks. After it’s-time-for-some-summer-pause 13 Facts rubric is returning with the master of the thriller.

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