Thursday, August 9, 2012

Books by Some of Our Author-friends #goodreads

 I've been stocking up my Kindle, and was wondering if there was a convenient list of folks we know who've published books. And since I couldn't find one, I decided to start it off. I'll be pasting below the books I can think of. I'm adding only the Amazon links, but you can click through to the author sites for more options and also more books they've written. I've added a bit about each book, so if you see what you like, go buy it!

If you're an author-friend, or a reader who loved a recent download, leave a comment with the link to the book.

So here it goes, in no particular order:

 Alex J Cavanaugh: Cassafire
From the Amazon best-selling author - CassaStar was just the beginning… The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather. The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren’s civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan’s technology and strange mental abilities. To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron’s unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…

Toby Neal: Torch Ginger:The island of Kaua`i is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture—but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices. Fleeing a failed engagement, Lei transfers to the island of Kaua`i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult—or is it just one madman at work? In Lei's world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.
In Blood Orchids Lei battled her personal demons and won—but now they've come roaring back with reinforcements, including charming real estate magnate Alika Wolcott and former fiancé Michael Stevens. In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kaua`i has ever seen, Lei must also discover who she loves.

Frederick Lee Brooke: Zombie Candy (Annie Ogden Mystery 2)
Frederick Lee Brooke serves up another literary treat with this bizarre and comical tale of love and betrayal. Candace Roach enlists her best friend Annie Ogden (our favorite sleuth from Doing Max Vinyl) to find out what her husband is really up to on his weekly business trips - but their home-cooked aversion therapy gets out of hand and hurtles along an astonishing highway of the undead.

Home from Iraq but unsure about her future, Annie Ogden isn't your typical woman sleuth. Her best friend, Candace Roach - gourmet cooking instructor, owner of a house in Tuscany - isn't your typical wronged woman either. Candace teaches gourmet cooking, and loves nothing more than orchestrating a four-course meal full of flavorful surprises and artistic touches. A selection of her recipes is found in an appendix to the book.

J.C. Martin: Oracle: With London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn't need a serial killer stalking the streets, but they've got one anyway. Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police force is no closer to finding the latest psychopath than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter's disability. Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential victims. One of whom could be his own daughter. Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer's only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene.

Rick Gualtieri : Bigfoot Hunters  Evolution is about to be kicked in the teeth by some very large feet.When Harrison Kent suggests a camping trip to the dense woods of Colorado, his friends are all for a little adventure. What awaits them, though, is far more than they ever bargained for. They discover that Sasquatch is real; however, these are not the shy creatures of legend. A madness has claimed them, one which has erased their once-peaceful nature and left in its place an unstoppable horde of ravenous monsters.

 Mary Pax: Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge : The Backworlds Book 2. The interstellar portal opens, bringing in a ship that should no longer exist. A battleship spoiling for a fight, yet the war with Earth ended two generations ago. The vessel drops off a Water-breather, a type of Backworlder thought to be extinct. She claims one of Craze’s friends is a traitor who summoned the enemy to Pardeep Station. A betrayal worse than his father’s, if Craze lives to worry about it.

Jonathan Allen: Corridors of the Dead : In a time long before humans walked the Earth, a mysterious being known only as The Lost Aetelia crafted an elaborate series of Watchtowers, along with their resident guardians, the Aetelia, to watch over the operations of the Universe. In time, a rebellious group of these Aetelia came to Earth in an attempt to challenge the established structure of the Universe. A bitter war ensued, and these rebels, who had come to be known as Watchers, disappeared from human history.
The time of the Aetelia - now known as angels - is returning. After a fateful night of violence, Artist Matty DiCamillo finds herself drawn into this world by a mysterious savior, who becomes a driving force in Matty's new life.

Patricia Lynne : Being Human: For Tommy, there is only one thing he needs to do: survive.
Only surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included. The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.
Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, he'll learn there's more to life than simple survival. He'll discover being human doesn't mean being a human.

Marian Allen: Turtle Feathers: The dog Joseph's stepmother gave him leads him away from his intended route. Disobedience puts a young mermaid's life into the relentless claws of a crab. A penguin thinks his fortune is made when he discovers a cache of Scotch. More off-beat animal stories from the author of LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh wow! What a cool surprise. Thank you, Damy!

StratPlayerCJF said...

A great list of some excellent work worth reading! Thanks for putting this together.

Tina said...

This in an awesome idea, Damy. However, it overwhelms me. In my road-trip this summer, I've found 37 new author's whose books I've bought, Jolie's from Tuesday's post being #37. I haven't even had time to read more than the first chapter of CassaFire even though I bough that in what, February? To compile that list with links would take more time than what I have right now.
I do have an idea though. If you're one of the A-Z authors who recently released a book and it's not already been promoted here, why don't you put YOUR link info in the comments. We can all bookmark this post, and when we need something new to read, refer back here and find a great book!
Tina @ Life is Good
Post A-Z Road trip!
Co-Host of the 2012 A-Z Challenge

Tina said...

J.C Martin who wrote Oracle, linked above, will be stopping by on blog tour August 28th!

Arlee Bird said...

Great service, Damy. To take Tina's suggestion a step further, any authors can do like J.C. and make a guest appearance at this blog.

Tossing It Out

Stephsco said...

Very cool, thanks for all the descriptions, too!

Patricia JL said...

I did not expect to see my book listed. Pleasant surprise to see first thing in the morning after a rough night of little sleep.

Damyanti Biswas said...

Everyone very welcome.

If folks chime in in the comments with links to books from author-friends, we can do our bit to publicize them.

And as Lee said, dear authors, most welcome to do a guest post on here to tout your book :)

Jackie said...

I've read and reviewed an A to Z bloggers book. "White Lies" by Jeremy Bates . I highly recommend it .

Unknown said...

This right here shows one of the greatest things about the A to Z challenge - it brings together so many different authors from different genres. The community here is epic :)

M Pax said...

Thanks for including me with all those talented folks. :)

Jo said...

I have read both Cassa Star and Cassa Fire and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Just finished reading Snake Skin about an FBI officer called Lucy Guardino by C.J. Lyons. Really enjoyed that too, downloaded the second book, Blood Stained.

J.C. Martin said...

Aww, thanks D! I feel honoured having ORACLE featured alongside some great books. Anyone who likes a good mystery with some Hawaiian flavour should definitely check out Toby's TORCH GINGER.

J.L. Campbell said...

Cool idea. I'm reading Toby's Neal's book now. Good stuff!

Marta Szemik said...

So nice to see so many talented writers :)

Martha Reynolds said...

I loved participating in the challenge! My debut novel was released this week - here is the link:

Thanks! Martha Reynolds

Christine Rains said...

This is great! Thanks for all the links and blurbs. :)

Toby Neal said...

Awesome with awesomesauce on it! Thanks so much for the exposure, and great to be in the lineup with such good work!

info said...

Thanks for including my book in your list, Damyanti! What a cool idea!