Monthly Archives: January 2016

ELLE CASEY: WRONG NUMBER, RIGHT GUY WAS INSPIRED BY AUTO-CORRECT-SCREW-UPS

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle Casey started last year The Bourbon Street Boys series. The first novel Wrong Number, Right Guy became a big hit with average 4.4 Amazon stars from 600 reviews. The second part, Wrong Place, Right Time, is coming in March.

Our next guest is living in Southern France with her family. She is writing in different genres as Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi. It’s a great pleasure to Welcome at Land of Books Elle Casey.

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– Elle, what is your book Wrong Number, Right Guy about?
– It’s about a girl who receives a text message on her phone that she assumes is from her sister in crisis, but when she goes to the rescue, she finds that it wasn’t from her sister and she’s in a bunch of trouble, showing up in the wrong place at a bad time. She’s rescued by Ozzie, the head of a private security firm, and then she’s eventually offered a job to work with his team. At first it seems like she’s really not suited to the job, but it turns out she fits right in with the team.
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MICHELLE GABLE: I DECIDED TO WRITE I’LL SEE YOU IN PARIS DURING THE RESEARCH OF A PARIS APARTMENT

Michelle Gable is returning with her second historical fiction novel I’ll See You in Paris. The title is set for release on February 9. She made the headlines of literary world with her debut book A Paris Apartment, which became international bestseller.

Our next guest grew up in San Diego. She is currently residing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. We’ve got a great chance to speak with Michelle about her new book and her experience as a writer. Enjoy!

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– Michelle, what is your new book I’ll See You in Paris about?
I’ll See You in Paris is based on the real life of Gladys Spencer-Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, a woman whose life was so rich and storied it could fill several books. Nearly a century after Gladys’s heyday, a young woman’s quest to understand the legendary Duchess takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a dilapidated manse kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris, where answers will be found at last. In the end, she not only solves the riddle of the Duchess, but uncovers the missing pieces in her own life.
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ELIZA HENRY JONES: IN THE QUIET IS AN EXPLORATION OF GRIEF

Eliza Henry Jones released her debut novel In The Quiet on July 1. The book received huge praise by the readers with av. 4.7 Amazon stars. “Stunning debut”, “Absolutely Amazing”, This book just oozes raw emotions,” is the voice of the positive reviews.

Land of Books got a chance to meet the Australian author. Let’s say hello to Eliza Henry Jones.

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– Eliza, what is your book In The Quiet about?
In the Quiet is a novel set in rural Australia. It’s narrated from the perspective of Cate, who has recently died, as she watches her family. It’s an exploration of grief, family, the land and the ways that people relate to animals – specifically, horses.
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ELIZA GRAHAM: THE INSPIRATION OF THE ONE I WAS CAME AFTER GERMAN TV SERIES: HEIMAT

Eliza Graham made the big break in the literary world with her most popular novel The One I Was. The book was released last year and very fast found its audience. A serious positive feedback came from the readers (av. 4.4 Amazon stars from 620 plus American reviews) who described the title as “Fascinating novel”, “Mesmerizing and captivating” and “Amazing”.

Our next guest lives in Oxfordshire countryside with her family. She is a pure example how an avid reader may become a successful writer. Let’s welcome at Land of Books Eliza Graham.

– Eliza, what is your book The One I Was about?
The One I Was is the story of two people in an old country house in England living a kind of lie about who they really are, hiding from the past, which they both have good, but very different, reasons to fear. They come together at the end of the story when one of them, Benny is on his deathbed, and they find the courage to confront the truth about themselves.
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KENDRA ELLIOT: KNOWN IS THE HARDEST BOOK I’VE EVER WRITTEN

Kendra Elliot started 2016 with a new release. Known, the fifth book of Bone Secrets series, debuted on January 19. The title climbed very fast the Amazon rankings, and, as expected, received positive feedback.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome back at Land of Books Kendra Elliot. She is one of those writers, who are very friendly with their readers and always is happy to hear from them. If you missed our first interview with the popular mystery and suspense author, check it out here.

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– Kendra, Known was released few days ago. Tell us more about the book?

– Even though it’s the fifth book in my Bone Secrets series, KNOWN is a follow up to the third book, BURIED. My readers begged me to write more about a secondary character, Chris Jacobs, from that book. In KNOWN, Chris is being his usual reclusive self when suddenly finds himself at the center of a murder mystery.
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J.A. JANCE: I DON’T PLAN TO RETIRE ANYTIME SOON

The legendary author of mystery and horror novels J.A. Jance continues to be very productive writer at the age of 71. She is huge example and inspiration for all her younger colleagues. Not only that, she still sets very high standard with her works.

J.A. Jance will release her next novel Clawback on March 8. The book is part of Ali Reynolds series. We’ve got a chance to meet with our honorable guest in the following interview. Let’s welcome at Land of Books J.A. Jance.

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– Judith, your next book Clawback is set for release on March 8. Tell us more about it?
– In Clawback, Ali Reynolds’s parents, Bob and Edie Larson are victimized by a Ponzi scheme. When Bob goes to confront his long time friend and investment advisor, Dan Frazier, Bob finds Dan and his wife gravely injured and dying. As the first person on the scene and covered with blood from trying to render first aid, Bob becomes the prime suspect in the murders. It’s up to Ali Reynolds and her husband B. Simpson to set things right.
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J.A. HUSS: I THOUGHT THREE, TWO, ONE WOULD RUIN MY CAREER

J.A. Huss celebrated the best year of her writing career in 2015. Her novel Three, Two, One hit the bestselling ranks and became one of the top titles in romantic suspense genre.

Our next guest likes to write about family, loyalty and extraordinary characters that have problems with some basic emotions.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Julie Huss at Land of Books.

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– Julie, Three, Two, One became one of the biggest hits for 2015. Did you expect that the book will become NY Times and USA Today bestseller?

– No, not at all. I really thought that book would ruin my career because it’s so out of the mainstream of what people are writing. No one, as far as I could tell, was focusing on what a real love relationship between three people would be like, and that was the main focus of my book. That these three people were one hundred percent in love. When you add in the erotica and the dark suspense, that makes it even less mainstream. So I really have no idea why this book was the one to take off for me.
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NIKKI WILD: AT THE HEART OF IT, ARROGANT BRIT IS A LOVE STORY

Nikki Wild hit the top of Kindle Amazon chart with her book Arrogant Brit. The novel was released few days before Christmas, and already picks up a nice amount of positive feedback.

Our next guest specializes in Romance genre. She is living in Southern California and is ready to surprise her fans with some new books in 2016.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome at Land of Books Nikki Wild.

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– Nikki, what is your newest book Arrogant Brit about?
– I think at the heart of it, Arrogant Brit is a love story. Dalton knows where his life is heading. He’s waiting to inherit a fortune and nothing is going to derail that train…. Until he meets Clara.
He’s a bad boy, yes, but the book goes so much further than that. I tried to incorporate hopes and dreams, and an attraction that goes beyond how big his muscles are.
I tried to write the book I wanted to read… I enjoy romance stories with more than just lust as a driving factor. Bringing in emotion grounds the characters and makes their story arch feel more authentic. I hope that came across in the story…
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BRAD TAYLOR: PIKE LOGAN IS AN AMALGAMATION OF PEOPLE I SERVED WITH IN SPECIAL FORCES

Brad Taylor is a real deal. A former military commander with huge experience in Special Forces, he became a very successful writer. Our next guest is born in Japan, grew up in Texas and spent most of his life around the most dangerous places on the planet like Iraq and Afghanistan.

If you want to touch the reality of warfare Pike Logan is your man. The famous protagonist of the same name series is ready for his next adventures in the Chapter IX The Forgotten Soldier. The novel was released on December 29 and made a quick entry into NY Times and USA Today bestselling list.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Brad Taylor at Land of Books.

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– Brad, Pike Logan continues his adventures in Book #9 of the series The Forgotten Soldier. What the readers may expect from the new novel?
– The Taskforce was created out of whole cloth, completely made up by me for my novels, but I used my experiences to do so, tapping into what I knew of the world in which I’d lived. The organization is nothing more than a fantasy we used to wish existed whenever we ran into the inertia of the United States bureaucracy, but inside, we realized why such inertia exists, and it’s precisely to prevent any one individual from misusing a dangerous asset. America has had a love/hate relationship with special operations throughout its history, resulting in many units being disbanded or rendered toothless the minute the threat was gone because the cure was believed to be worse than the disease. It is only in modern times that SOF has flourished, but it has come with a price. The crux of repeated covert action in a democracy is that a nation can only go so far before its actions begin to erode the very ideals the unit was designed to protect, which is why we have such robust oversight in United States Code. The Taskforce has no such constraints, and I’ve threaded the potential for its abuse throughout my books. This time, I decided to explore it as a main theme.
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CATHERINE RYAN HYDE: ASK HIM WHY IS A STORY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON’T LISTEN TO EACH OTHER ENOUGH

Three weeks ago, American bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde released her latest novel Ask Him Why. The book grabbed right away readers’ attention with its deep emotion.

We’ve got a great chance to speak once again with the good friend of Land of Books. In the next lines she is talking about her new book, her next project and how different is Amazon publishing from the traditional publishers.

It’s a great honor to welcome for the second time at Land of Books Catherine Ryan Hyde. If you missed our previous interview with her check it out here.

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– Catherine, your latest book Ask Him Why once again is praised by the readers. The publisher Lake Union describes the novel with “stunning and emotional story of a young soldier’s unthinkable act…and the bonds of a sister and brother’s love.” How would you describe it?
– I think I’d say it’s a story about what happens when we don’t talk to each other enough. Or, more importantly, maybe when we don’t listen to each other enough. It’s about a family in which communication is nearly nonexistent, and the chilling effects of this silence on a teenage brother and sister. Their older brother, Joseph, has come back from the war in Iraq surrounded by a cloud of controversy. Everyone thinks Joseph refused to go out on duty because of cowardice, so no one asks. Until ten years later, near the end of the book. Then Ruth asks, and the answer is nothing anyone could have imagined.
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