Some of our peeps

 
 
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c.r. fladmark

Award-winning urban fantasy author C.R. Fladmark was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He enjoys skiing, sarcasm, interesting food, spending time with his family, woodworking, and traveling to Japan. The Fallen Gatekeepers is the latest installment in his riveting urban fantasy series, and he's hard at work on the next.

He also has excellent taste in comics.

“Adept world building [and] skillful character development…filled with magic, mayhem, and intrigue.” - Kirkus Reviews

"... Fresh and interesting ... the writing is smooth and natural; it’s easy to get sucked into Junya’s voice as he narrates his adventures—both the magical and mundane." - The BookLife Prize

 

 
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mary maddox

BestThrillers.com called her the "dark princess of suspense," and we couldn't agree more. Mary's thrillers are edgy and haunting, definitely to be read with the lights on. Despite all this darkness (or perhaps because of it?) she's a warm and wonderful person with a passion for horses.

"Silence of the Lambs meets The Turn of the Screw ... Made delicious by Maddox's Ray Bradbury-like gift for deft, deep-shadowed description." - The Charleston Times-Courier

"... An engrossing story that's filled with surprises right up to the end." - D. Donovan, Midwest Book Reviews

 

k. dicke

Sexy surfers. Bad-boy musicians. World-destroying evil. Women who bake, knit, and kick righteous butt. K. Dicke's romantic fantasy Tide series features strong women and the men who love them, battling the forces of darkness with a touch of snark and a whole lot of attitude. Readers have described the series as "unique," "enthralling," and paranormal fantasy "on steroids."

As you might expect from characters like this, their creator is the kind of person you want to hang out with at the beach, drinking rum punch and comparing tattoos. Some day we're going to make that happen.

 

rich silvers

Rich's novels are short, fast-paced, and engrossing – perfect for those times you want to get away from the real world, or stay up late eagerly turning pages. Though he has a tendency to visit torment on his characters, he's an incredibly nice guy who donates part of the proceeds of each book to charity. He has a beautiful wife named Cathy and a beautiful Blue-Crowned Conure named D.J.

“Consistently readable and surprisingly affecting” -Kirkus Reviews

“A psychological thriller that should prove hard to put down … a must for contemporary fiction collections, recommended.” – The Midwest Book Review

 
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d. pierce williams

You should always be friends with someone who knows as much as Don does about weapons and how to use them, but we'd like him even if we weren't pretty sure he could kill us with his pinky. His debut novel, book one of the First Earth series, is a wildly entertaining science-fiction adventure. Think "reverse steampunk with a medieval twist" and you might begin to get a feel.

"One of the best books I've read this year." - Shane Jardine, The Arched Doorway

"D. Pierce Williams has cleverly blended a neo-medieval world order with a futuristic galactic civilisation ... I await the next one in the series with interest." - Dr. R.W. Leslie, Amazon

 

carmen oprea

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Born in Vaslui, Romania, and educated in both Romania and America, Carmen has been in the US since 2001. She's smart, gorgeous, kind, and her accent is utterly charming (Romanian with a hint of Nashville, where she now lives). Her debut novel combines time travel and romance with an intriguing historical mystery.

She also blogs about life, miracles, gratitude, simplicity, and interior decorating.

"If you love Outlander then I think you will love this book!" - Kelly Snyder, Kelly the Sassy Book Lover

"... Transcends all of the possible boxes it could fit into, and is, ultimately, a wonderfully romantic, sometimes funny – sometimes poignant, strangely compelling story ..." - Melissa Bartell, Bibliotica