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AURÉLIE VALOGNES: I HAVE NEVER IMAGINED THE SUCCESS OF OUT OF SORTS

Out of Sorts by Aurélie Valognes was one of the hottest titles in Amazon during the last month of 2015. The official English language premiere of the novel was set for January 1, but the book was selected to be part of Kindle First program and received huge positive feedback. With 230 plus reviews the fresh and funny story gathered an average evaluation of 4.2 Amazon stars. Out of Sorts finished on the third spot at our Top 10 Amazon bestsellers for December.

Our next guest was born in Paris, but now is living in Milan with her husband and 3-year-old son. Chapeau for her and for the success of her debuting novel. It’s a great pleasure to welcome at Land of Books the French bestselling author Aurélie Valognes.

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Aurélie, what is your book Out of Sorts about?
– First of all, I would like to thank you Ognian for your invitation in your blog! A real honor for me to be one of your guests.
I love to read books which are all about beautiful unexpected encounters, such as we would like to see happen a bit more in our daily life. This is what I tried to convey in Out of sorts, putting lights on a neighborhood (all protagonists live in the same building) in which extraordinary friendships between three ordinary life people would occur. Ferdinand, the protagonist, cantankerous old man, represents the man we could all become, alone and bitter, if we are not making today the needed efforts to demonstrate better our love to the people around us. Beatrice, 93, his door neighbor, is his complete opposite. She enjoys everyday as the last one and can’t help herself from learning new things and meeting new people every day. These two neighbors would never have a chance to talk to each other unless an expected encounter would revolutionize their life. New neighbor, Juliette, 10, fresh, positive and cheeky, literally invites herself at Ferdinand’s and establishes new relationships between the three of them, making the old man to open up not only his door but his heart too. Obviously, this generational shock brings lots of humoristic incongruous situations.
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CHANCE CARTER: WIFE ME BAD BOY IS ABOUT TRUE LOVE, PASSION AND DESTINY

Chance Carter made a quick and glorious entrance into the world of publishing. For less than three months he released two novels. Both books received positive feedback. The latest Wife Me Bad Boy was released just before the coming of the New Year.

Once again we’ve got a chance to speak with Chance. If you missed our first interview – check it out here.

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– Chance, your second book Wife Me Bad Boy made a stunning launch with 300 plus positive reviews with average 4.8 Amazon stars. What the readers will find in the novel?
– True love, passion, destiny and even a bit of steamy sex scenes.
– Is there any connection with your first book Bad Boy Daddy?
– Yes, it follows on from the story with the life of one of the others brothers from the brotherhood.
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ELLA MAISE: I HAD TO FORCE MYSELF TO STOP WRITING TO LOVE JASON THORN

It’s time for our Christmas interview. It’s a special choice, because all holidays are full with love. Ella Maise released her new book To Love Jason Thorn on December 3.

The romantic comedy made a pretty nice launch. The novel received more than 100 reviews with pretty solid average of 4,6 stars.
Let’s welcome our next guest – the charming Ella Maise.

Merry Christmas to everyone

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– Ella, what is your book To Love Jason Thorn about?
To Love Jason Thorn is about an ordinary girl who falls in love with her brother’s best friend when she is only six-years-old and knows nothing about love. Sure, back then it is nothing more than a harmless crush, but even though years passes by and he breaks her heart—unknowingly—before he leaves the city for good, it does nothing to kill the love she feels in her heart for him. And isn’t that the best kind of love. First love.
Then life happens, more years passes by and Olive only gets to see Jason through the big screen since he has become a famous actor. When she is about to graduate from college, she publishes the first novel she ever wrote—which is loosely inspired by the love she felt for a boy…for Jason—and it becomes the number one bestseller. While everyone is talking about her book, a well-known production company gets in touch with her to option the movie rights. Coincidentally, they already have an actor they have in mind for the role and they want her to meet with him, thinking it’ll make it easier for her to accept their offer. And when Jason Thorn is the one who walks through the door…everything changes for Olive in that moment. The very last time she’d seen him, he had broken her heart, but as they slowly become friends again and Jason slowly starts to fall for the girl who had always been his…well, then the story only gets better. 🙂
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SAFFRON BRYANT: THE NOVA CHRONICLES ARE LIKE TOMB RAIDER IN SPACE

Are you ready for a new, fresh and original space adventure? Saffron Bryant (a.k.a. S. J. Bryant) created unique universe with her The Nova Chronicles. The series reached their episode #7 with the latest title Adventurer, which was released earlier in December.

It’s a great pleasure to introduce our next guest at Land of Books. Welcome!

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– Saffron, what are your books from The Nova Chronicles about?
The Nova Chronicles are a science fiction series that focus around Nova, a rebel bounty hunter who takes on dangerous missions, and her fight for survival. She has to battle blood-thirsty aliens and avoid the overbearing Confederacy in a desperate search for freedom. I like to think of it as “Tomb Raider in Space”, although some readers have said it’s more than that.
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LORETH ANNE WHITE: I WANT TO SHOW THE FEAR OF MY HEROINE AT IN THE WANING LIGHT

Loreth Anne White had a wonderful year. Her novel A Dark Lure became one of the biggest hits in 2015. The book topped the Amazon rankings, but it wasn’t enough for the good friend of Land of Books.

On Novemer 3 she released her next title In the Waning Light. The Romantic suspense was eaten by the fans of the genre, who gave splendid valuation averaging with 4.7 Amazon stars from 110 reviews.

If you miss our previous interview with Loreth Anne White, please check it here.

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– Loreth, welcome once again at Land of Books. What the readers will find in your new book In the Waning Light?

– To win back her fiancé and a chance at a future she thinks she wants, Meg Brogan, an emotionally-shuttered True Crime writer must return to her small Oregon coastal hometown to tackle the one story everyone says she cannot write—the story of her sister’s brutal murder, and her own family’s demise 22 years ago—only to find that ‘The End’ was not what everyone thought it was, that the real killer could still be lurking in Shelter Bay, and that her future might just lie with a man from her past.
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CD REISS: FIONA FROM FORBIDDEN IS INSPIRED BY CELEBRITIES WITHOUT A PARTICULAR TALENT

CD Reiss’s fame as one of the best new wave romance authors continues to rise. Another prove of her magical pen is her latest book Forbidden. The novel was released on November 30 and already received amazing feedback. The title is standing solidly with 4.9 Amazon stars from 160 plus reviews.
The USA Today bestselling author is honoring Land of Books for the second time. If you miss the previous interview check it out here. It’s a great pleasure to welcome back CD Reiss.

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– Christine, what the readers will find in your new book Forbidden?
– The book is about what happens to a person when their life is defined by limitless pleasure. It’s a rough read. It’s not for the faint of heart. Because Fiona has no idea how to deal with pain she feels everything acutely and reacts accordingly. So she has a lot of growing up to do and in the beginning she’s tough to love.
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CRISTIN HARBER: TITAN SERIES IS A COMBINATION BETWEEN ACTION MOVIE AND ROMANCE NOVEL

She is talented, she is charming, she is NY Times and USA Today bestselling author. Our next guest is known as one of the top romantic suspense writers in our time. Her Titan series continued with her last novel Black Dawn. The book premiered in July. Cristin Harber’s fans are waiting for the next novel Delta: Rescue that will be released in February. With the kind assistance of Sara Shone we are happy to welcome lady Harber at Land of Books.

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– Cristin, you are very productive as a writer. You are working on three different series at once. How did you accomplish such a difficult task of mixing stories and characters?
– All the characters live in the same “world.” Titan came first, and Delta is the ghost team/special ops which works with Titan. The Only series only involves one couple, however in the end, the happily ever after includes Delta and Titan. While it’s three separate series, they are all interconnected.
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SCOTT ALLAN MORRISON: TERMS OF USE IS ABOUT THE DARK SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

It’s always great to see an author’s debut to hit the top of bestselling rankings. Scott Allan Morrison’s Terms of Use made a dream start. The official release of the novel is set for January 1, but thanks to Kindle first program the story is already available for the readers.
We are happy to introduce at Land of Books our next guest Scott Allan Morrison, one of the best technology reporter in the past 20 years.

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– Scott, what is your new book Terms of Use about?
Terms of Use is a thriller about the dark side of social media, where large Internet corporations use our data to analyze and manipulate our thoughts and actions.
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MARTIN CROSBIE: THE STORY OF THE DEAD LIST ACTUALLY HAPPENED

Martin Crosbie made his dream-come-true in self-publishing. His efforts and success were covered by Amazon’s press release, Publisher’s weekly, Forbes Online and Mail newspaper. The author’s debut novel My Temporary Life was downloaded 150 000 times. On November 10 he released his latest book The Dead List.
Our next guest was born in Scotland, but now lives in Canada. It’s a great pleasure to introduce Martin Crosbie.

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– Martin, what is your book The Dead List about?
– It’s so difficult to talk about The Dead List without giving away key plot elements, but I’ll try. It’s a story of a rookie policeman who is stationed in a small Canadian town. He has a past that doesn’t fit with an inexperienced officer. When he is called out to investigate a dead body lying in the street he knows the man has been murdered. But, he can’t reveal how he knows. And from there, the plot thickens.
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TERRI E. LANE AND A.M HARGROVE: WE PLAY OFF EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS TO COME UP WITH THE BEST PROJECT

A.M Hargrove and Terri E. Lane joined forces for Cruel & Beautiful and the result was a place in USA Today Bestselling list. The success of the tag team was appreciated by the readers who valuated very high the book that was released on November 12. With more than 250 Amazon reviews the title is standing solidly into the ranks with average 4.7 stars.
For the first time in Land of Books we are doing a double interview with both co-authors. Enjoy!

– Terri, A.M, what is your book Cruel & Beautiful about?
Terri – I think a quick summary is that it’s a story of life and love.

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A.M.—It’s actually based in part on my own story. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you any more than that because it would involve spoilers, lol.

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