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Romance Feature and Interview: Daughters of Daron: Part 1 The Lost Daughter by Jane Dare @LadyBholaj


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Romance/Fantasy/ Paranormal /Young Adult / New Adult


daughters of daron

Annie lived her short life blessed, and cursed, by a powerful love that came to her in the space that exists between awake and sleep. In her woodland cottage, it was intense and beautiful and … enough. But now someone dares to reach beyond desire and the power of illusion. Ava, consumed by her Aunt Annie’s stories of love and longing, starts to uncover the secrets binding them all together. As the world she knows unravels, and the beautiful strangers she meets become more dangerous, she will take you to a place full of fury, passion and vengeance. No one is who you think they are and everything has a price.
Will you follow Ava into the woods?

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The cold started to press against Ava, but she didn’t register. A fresh surge of sorrow battered her. Annie had been the flame in each corner of Ava’s unexceptional life and no one around this grave would grieve for the same woman Ava would. Her thoughts turned to fiery memories that Annie had shared with only her. That was the first time she told me about him, thought Ava, when I was twelve. The very reflection made Ava burn. Being so young, Annie had left out much of the salacious detail the first time she spoke of it, but even to this day Ava could feel the power of that first description.

‘He came striding towards me out of the woods. He held no fear of me. It was a warm, almost dazzling evening. But I shivered.’

A silent fierceness enveloped Ava as she closed her eyes to remember. The same fierceness Annie always had when she spoke, one that excited Ava more than any loud chaotic noise of being alive.

‘He was tall. His long coat billowed out behind him over a pure white crumpled shirt, that he wore like a messy schoolboy. His hair was like ink, falling about his face untamed. And his eyes…oh his eyes were like poison Ava. And then he bowed. He actually bowed. A slow deliberate bend, but his eyes wouldn’t release me. And when he finally spoke, to tell me his name, every creature in the forest fell silent and let his words weave themselves into every thread of their being.’


About the Author:

jane dare

I write for women; About women. The choices they make, the trials they face. The lives they choose (or didn’t choose) to lead. Their love, their loss, their joy, and their tears. It’s all made up, but the truth is often hidden in plain sight.

Mary Shelly said ‘I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.’
I wish I’d said it first :-)

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Interview:

When did you start to have a love for books?
When I was a kid, you had to stay in your bedroom if you were off sick from school. I’d surround myself with books and disappear.

What was your favorite book as a child? As a teenager?
I can clearly remember reading Jonathan Livingstone Seagull when I was younger. And sneaking to my Dad’s room and taking his Dean Koontz books. And then I loved Romance… so um…. a peculiar selection.

Inspiration can often be found in the oddest people, places, and even situations. In the past, what has inspired you?
As the saying goes….The truth is definitely stranger than fiction. I have been fortunate, to listen to so many stories of everyday bravery. Loss and Joy. Weaving it through my characters kind of honours the courage of living.

What has been your favourite book to write so far? Why?
Definitely this one. Daughters of Daron. Writing a world of passion, magic and newness. That moment as a young adult, when you realize not everyone is honest and the scariness of finding your own way forward. Oh and let’s not forget the beautiful men my leading ladies meet.

What about your favorite character or characters? Which characters from your books do you think readers will really feel a connection to?
I think everyone will identify with Ava. Not knowing what you want, but knowing its got to be more than what you see in front of you. I didn’t think anyone would root for Lilliana, but was delighted when a couple of reviewers told me she was their favourite character. She’s a spoilt child when you first meet her, so perhaps she will have the longest journey through the books.

So far, what has been your greatest moment in your writing career?
Without a doubt, when my first book ‘Wearing Pink Pyjamas’ started to receive great peer reviews. All writers go through self doubt and those reviews kept me writing.

What can readers expect from you next?
Book two of Daughters of Daron will be out by the end of 2016, and there’s one more to write before the trilogy is complete. There’s a sneak peek of Book two on amazon at the moment.

Nobody knows your books better than you! In your opinion, readers of what genres will enjoy your books the most?
That’s hard to answer, I write for women.. and whilst Daughters of Daron was written for women who love romance and the paranormal, I’ve been surprised that I’ve had readers from 15 to 55 tell me they enjoy my books. So perhaps the answer to this question is.. It doesn’t matter how old you are; Just that romance, passion, and the allure of the impossible, never fades.

Now that we’ve talked about the books, let’s get to know you as the author! What are your favorite books now as an adult? Television shows? Movies?
I really liked the Hush Hush books by Becca Fitzpatrick and read The Host by Stephanie Mayer twice. So a mixture of romance and paranormal. I love Jane Austen, the ultimate romance writer ! I can’t get enough superhero movies and supernatural TV shows :-) But I also enjoy period dramas.  I can totally see why someone wanted to make a Pride and Prejudice zombie movie!

If you could meet one author–from any time era–who would it be and what would you talk about?
Jane Austen. And we would talk about girl power. The struggle for real equality still rages now, and I can’t begin to imagine the constraints Jane had. Her characters all have spirit and strength, but in reality, life choices for women would have been limited and their voices wouldn’t have been heard.

What is your favorite place to visit?
Anywhere with snowy mountains. I also love the beach, and feel very blessed that we are close by for walking the dog. He’s happy about that too ;-)

What words do you live by?
Mary Shelly  ‘I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.’

Thanks for the awesome interview, Jane!


Mystery Feature and Interview: Imogene in New Orleans by Hunter Murphy @yeahhunter @RolltopPub


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Mystery


imogene in new orleans“The morning sun in New Orleans felt like it was trying to make a point, convincing the old world to believe something new.”

At the ripe age of 73, Imogene Deal McGregor has a penchant for following her own instincts, as well as more grit and spunk than her hypochondriac son, Billy McGregor, and Billy’s impulsive partner Jackson can handle. The boys take Imogene to New Orleans with their devilishly handsome English bulldog Goose, hoping to visit friends and attend a second line parade, but moments after arriving in the French Quarter, they find their friend Glenway Gilbert murdered in his art gallery. Immediately, Imogene and the boys run into a temperamental and ethically-challenged lieutenant who appears hell-bent on neglecting the crime, compelling them to seek answers themselves. As they delve into Glenway Gilbert’s murder, Imogene and the boys realize the deceased artist was surrounded by suspicious friends and lovers. With Goose the bulldog by their side, Jackson and Billy seek answers among old friends and new enemies, while Imogene follows her own ideas on the case. But the sooner they solve the murder, the sooner they can get back to catching beads and eating pralines.

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Excerpt One:

The carriage could only clop along at about ten miles per hour, which only accentuated Imogene’s excitement. She urged it onward: “Fly, horse, fly!”

Jackson watched in amazement that she had convinced the driver to handle the vehicle in such a way. Tourists began taking pictures of Imogene, standing tall in the seat while the driver guided the horse with the reins. She kept her eye trained on Catfish, describing his every step as if the driver couldn’t see the runner for himself … Catfish stopped at the “T” in the road up ahead. He was heaving air, and Imogene said, “We’ve worn him out, son. Keep on him. He’s ours for the catchin’.” – Chapter 11


Excerpt Two:

“Just as the Mediterranean separated France from the country Algiers, so did the Mississippi separate New Orleans proper from Algiers Point. The neighborhood had a strange mix. It looked seedier and more laid-back all at the same time. Many artists lived on the peninsula, with greenery everywhere and the most beautiful and exotic plants. The French influence was heavy in Algiers, as if the air above the water had carried as much ambience as it could across to the little neighborhood. There were more dilapidated buildings in the community, but Jackson and Buddy passed homes with completely manicured properties, too, and wild ferns growing out of baskets on the porches, as if they were a part of the architecture. Many of the buildings had rich, ornamental detail, wood trim hand-carved by craftsmen and artisans years ago. The community almost had the look of an ailing beach town on some forgotten coast.”


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About the Author:

Hunter Murphy

Hunter Murphy is a writer from Alabama. Some of his literary heroes include P.G. Wodehouse, Eudora Welty, Christopher Morley, Eugene Walter, and Agatha Christie. He’s a fan of good storytelling, no matter the medium. He likes to sit on the back porch with his English bulldog and discuss books.

He took his first trip to New Orleans in 1987 when he was in fifth grade, where he attended his first Mardi Gras. He has been returning to the mysterious Crescent City ever since. Imogene in New Orleans is the first in a mystery series featuring Imogene, the boys, and Goose.

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Interview:

When did you start to have a love for books?
I loved the books I read as a kid, but I probably developed man love for books in high school and college. :)

What was your favorite book as a child? As a teenager?
I liked the Curious George series as a kid and then The Catcher in the Rye as a teenager.

What was that turning point that changed you from a reader to a writer?
I had some excellent teachers in college. I was a little late to the feast of the world’s culture, to quote James Joyce. It wasn’t until I had a few incredible professors in college that I realized how much fun books were. Up until that time, I viewed most of the books I read as chores. Some great teachers changed my perception and that’s when I decided I wanted to write. (Those professors also introduced me to fun books and authors like Eugene Walter, Eudora Welty, Willa Cather, Christopher Morley, P.G. Wodehouse, Ogden Nash, and David Leavitt.)

Inspiration can often be found in the oddest people, places, and even situations. In the past, what has inspired you?
Reading other books, traveling, sitting on the back porch talking to my bulldog, doing yard work, and taking long drives in the glorious Alabama countryside

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?
Probably my first book, because everything was so new and fresh and I didn’t feel any pressure from anyone. Self-consciousness is one of the enemies of creativity. I need the feeling of the open road in order to write well. Imogene in New Orleans was my third book but my first book published. I like those earlier manuscripts, though, and I plan to return to them one day soon.

What about your favorite character or characters? Which characters from your books do you think readers will really feel a connection to?
There’s not really a character I don’t like. Even the jerk Lieutenant Rogers entertains me. He’s a meat head but I enjoyed writing him. However, I love Imogene and Lena Ward (the African American praline chef who Imogene befriends).  I hope readers will enjoy Imogene and the boys (and of course Goose the English bulldog) as much as I do. There are a lot characters and a lot of suspects in this mystery.

So far, what has been your greatest moment in your writing career?
Having complete strangers read and enjoy my book. It amazes me to this day when someone I don’t know reaches out to me or writes a great review. There’s not a better feeling. It was also nice to be invited to author events and book festivals. And I loved that Writer’s Digest gave Imogene in New Orleans an award!

What can readers expect from you next?
Imogene and the boys are going to Florida for another vacation. This time, they’re visiting an off-the-beaten-path location. They’re going to run into murder yet again. They bring the bulldog as well as Imogene’s older sister Agnes.

Nobody knows your books better than you! In your opinion, readers of what genres will enjoy your books the most?
I hope readers who enjoy mystery, humor, glbt, Southern (US) lit will appreciate my books.

Now that we’ve talked about the books, let’s get to know you as the author! What are your favorite books now as an adult? Television shows? Movies?
SO many!
I’m in the middle of a serious Somerset Maugham phase right now. Also, I love Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse. I just finished Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome and it’s one of the single funniest books I’ve ever read, so I’ve immediately followed it up with his Three Men on the Bummel, another ridiculous, hysterical adventure.
I watch entirely too much tv and too many movies (including a lot of stuff on Netflix and Amazon). I have watched and re-watched every episode of Monk, Murder She Wrote, The Closer, Downton Abbey, Poirot (David Suchet and Hugh Frasier were brilliant), GIRLS, Bates Motel, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, all the Marvel comics movies/ shows, and absolutely anything and everything that Jonathan Ames writes or touches, including Bored to Death and Blunt Talk (that man is P.G. Wodehouse-funny and I would love to write for him one day). In fact, I would love to write for any tv show. I think Better Call Saul is pretty good even if it’s a little sleepy at times.

If you could meet one author–from any time era–who would it be and what would you talk about?
It would be Eugene Walter, undoubtedly. He knew everyone. He was an early member of The Paris Review staff. He was from Alabama; he spoke ten languages and wrote in three. He was so funny that your sides split from reading his work. He just had great taste. I would love to ask him to read my books and get his feedback. I’d also love to talk about his friendships with the writers Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixon), Muriel Spark, George Plimpton, Truman Capote, and so many others. He was an eccentric, hilarious encyclopedia of literature and liver of life.

What is your favorite place to visit?
Key West was a dream and I always enjoy beach visits and trips to places I’ve never been (like Los Angeles which was fun).

What words do you live by?
Follow your instincts, listen to your trusted advisors, and do everything you can do to live in the present.

Anything else you’d like to share with readers?
If you read my book, you will lose weight, get rich, and find your soulmate, but if for some reason those things don’t happen, I hope you will have as much fun reading about Imogene and the boys as I did writing about them.

Thanks for the awesome interview, Hunter!


Romantic Suspense Feature: The Dead Don’t Lie by Camille Taylor @CamilleTaylorAU


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Romantic Suspense, Police Procedural, Mystery, Mystery and Suspense, Romance


the dead dont die

Series: Harbour Bay Series Book 3

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Club X—where fantasy and reality collide…

For notorious sex club owner Aimee Burnes, it’s all about business. That is until her estranged sister, Louisa, is found dead in the small, coastal town of Harbour Bay. Having always been the favourite of their hyper-religious mother, there’s no logical explanation for Louisa’s untimely death—unless she wasn’t the angel she was believed to be.

Aimee will do anything to protect her club, including corrupting a detective with old-fashioned ideals…

James Hawke is Harbour Bay’s newest detective. He’s a country boy through and through, and he’s not prepared for Aimee’s assault on his senses. When he’s sent undercover into Club X to collect intelligence on Aimee and her clients, James wants to believe she’s genuine. The only thing he knows for sure is he wants her in ways he never wanted anyone before. Deep undercover, he must sacrifice his morals to get close.

Aimee is a master of manipulation…

Aimee will do what she must, even if it means taking her seduction of James too far. With both of them craving more than an intense encounter leaving them sweaty and satisfied, outside dangers challenge their newfound bond. But when the medical examiner finds incriminating evidence pointing to Aimee as her sister’s killer, James is forced to choose…

Will he honour the oath of his badge, or believe in Aimee’s innocence, regardless of the evidence stacking against her? With her lies unmasked and her innocence questioned, proof lies in the DNA evidence.

The dead don’t lie…

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A tear slid down her cheek.

He clenched his hands into fists to stop himself from reaching out to comfort her. She’d just deceived him in the worst way and he wanted to know why.

“Why the hell didn’t you say something? Why? Is this a fucking game to you?” He lost his battle and gripped her arms, shaking her. More tears leaked out and rolled silently down her flushed cheek.

He was the dumbest man ever. She’d done this to him. She’d tied him up in knots until he couldn’t think straight. Did she get some sick pleasure from playing this game with him, or was she merely distracting him from getting too close to her secrets? Had she killed her sister? Not too long ago he wouldn’t have believed that but now he wasn’t so sure. Aimee had certainly proved she could do a lot of things he hadn’t thought possible.

And he’d fallen in love with her. Of all the stupidest things he could’ve done and he only had himself to blame. And her. She’d seduced him, and the knowledge sickened him. She’d manipulated him, and that didn’t sit well with him at all.

Her lips were swollen and he remembered all the times they’d kissed. He hadn’t known it was her and he felt robbed. He’d been in her mouth, in her body, and the memory had him semi-hard.

Why this woman? Why him? What the hell was he going to do?

He couldn’t come back to Club X again. Their association was over. Any dealings with her or the club could go through Darryl. He was done being her puppet.

Aimee shook her head, her chestnut hair whipping his face as he stood too close. “No. James, please. I never meant to hurt you.”

“You think you’ve hurt me?” he asked, distain dripping from his voice, even though it was true. “As far as I’m concerned, you’ve proven you’re a whore after all.”

She paled and he swore at the stricken look on her face. He hardened his heart. He wasn’t falling for her lies anymore. He was finally seeing the real her.

“James, don’t. If you’d only listen.”

“I’m done listening.” He dropped his hands, no longer able to stand touching her, and stalked off. 


About the Author:

camille taylor

Camille Taylor is an Australian author who resides in the Nation’s Capital with her small dog. She was the typical 90’s kid and was raised on Goosebumps, Roald Dahl and Paul Jennings. In her teens she began reading the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie and in later years found Christine Feehan, Janet Evanovich and Julie Garwood.

She started writing at sixteen and enjoys spending time with her family, doting on her nieces and nephews, writing the many stories floating about her head and working on her genealogy where she can trace her heritage to England, Scotland, Ireland and Russia.

Her other interests include, anything creative – such as scrapbooking and drawing and has travelled across Western Europe, New Zealand and the UAE, after spending a year living in London. She’s also dabbled in tae kwon do.

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Mafia Romance Feature: Russian Lullaby by Holly Bargo


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Romance, Contemporary Romance, Mafia Romance


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A case of mistaken identify lands graduate student Giancarla Bonetti in a heap of trouble, only to be rescued by Bratva interrogator Vitaly Synvolka. Sensing that she’s his final opportunity to save what’s left of his humanity after a lifetime of brutality, he offers the innocent young woman three options: go back to her life and be killed by the thugs who kidnapped her; go far, far away and start a new life at a new school and hope the thugs don’t find her; or, marry him, accept his protection, and finish her degree.

Option #3 isn’t as easy as it sounds.

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Excerpt:

“Marry me, accept my protection.”

“Marry you?” Her voice grew even fainter. She began to pant.

His intense gaze burned. “They already think you are my property, but I do not buy women. If you are my wife, then you are truly mine and I protect what is mine.”

“H-how can you protect me against them?”

“I’m dangerous in my own right,” he said, but the smile that bared his teeth was no happy expression. “And anything that is mine also has the protection of Maksim Andrupovich. As my wife, you’ll be able to continue your studies.”

“And who is—?” she began, then stopped. She finally fit the pieces together and whispered, “My God, I’ve fallen in with the Russian mob.”

He did not react, which was confirmation enough. But Gia’s hands flew to her chest and she gasped for air, hyperventilating in her fear. Vitaly rushed forward, dropped to his knees in front of her, reached around the back of her head, and crushed her mouth to his. The shock of his kiss stopped the hyperventilation. He pressed his tongue into her mouth and invaded, stroked her tongue with his own, tasted her. A moan welled up from deep within her. She kissed him back, tongue twining with his, her body surging against his. The lusty response encouraged him; she was not indifferent to him after all. When he finally ended the kiss, she breathed hard, but from passion, not fear.


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Thriller Feature and Interview: INHUMANUM by Bradley Ernst


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Thriller, Crime (and) Thriller, Suspense


inhumanum

Release Date: 4/1/16

Inhumanum: (Latin) Brutal.

Bonn Maddox is ambivalent toward the massive ill-gotten fortune he inherited, but he does prize a water-stained document that hangs in his father’s study. It’s generations-old … a black market treasure. Inspiration turns to obsession. The butcher considers his calling a societal reckoning: a deep moral debt owed for his family’s predatory greed.

The maimed vigilante enlists a pair of eccentric Germans to grow his operation. Discreet, reptile-like savants, they are financial gurus but have their own secrets. When Henna Maxwell, a toxicologist with a rare passion for venom, seeks refuge, Bonn may have risked his freedom.

The death count soars. New York City’s top homicide team has profiled an inhumanly strong and opportunistic loner who’s always a step ahead. Has the hunter graduated to Brownsville? The detectives—an ex-boxer and his pregnant partner—have unknowingly assumed terrible risks. They couldn’t guess how personal the killer’s hunt has become. Now, more than just thugs are in trouble … those who consider themselves untouchable are next.

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The ’69 Mercury Marauder’s crepitate suspension moaned as though a heavy corpse was in the trunk. It was not a body—just money. The driver stuck to back roads. Operating the aged car, hoary with rust except for its glistening black skin, was a joy at highway speeds. Although he had hit a flat stretch of road, the needle on the accelerator wavered between seventy-five and sixty. New York City wasn’t built for speed of transit. It was built to shelve millions of people, each with their own goals and reasons to want or need to be shelved. His mismatched eyes didn’t blink as the windshield took a bullet-sized rock low and to the left of his field of view.

Better still. He liked the car’s imperfections.

Old. Drafty. Aged vinyl turned sweet-smelling by years of sun exposure, motor oil, lead and oxidation. The metal harmonics of the springs in the bench seat groaned as they compressed unevenly beneath his solid weight. It was nearly 2 AM. Odors from the countryside hammered through the cracked driver’s side window. Whup. Whup. Whup. Hay. Mud. Wet stones.

A cellphone rang for the last time—a glance.

Detective Grimaldi’s number.

Cool, dry hands hardened by extreme measures stayed on the thin black steering wheel, but the set of the man’s jaw changed. The call went to voicemail. The fingers of his right hand flared. He palm-spun the wheel into a turn and slowed to enter a covered wooden bridge—one of many in New England. It was a flimsy avian bivouac badly in need of restoration, like the car.

A nice place to stop.  

Easy pressure on the brake, new pads hissed rust free from the drums onto the patchy creosote. The white dice hanging from the rearview mirror swung. Front, back. Front, back. The well-dressed loner turned the smooth key counterclockwise and walked the tarred planks while he listened to the voicemail. Detective Grimaldi seemed hesitant—he didn’t speak right away. Finally the ex-boxer cleared his throat. “You should know I’ve been promoted. I took Bill Turret’s spot. I’m the station chief—”

Tall, broad through the chest, the man leaned against the bridge railing for a moment. He peered over the edge, into the water. Almost absent mindedly, the vigilante tossed the well-used police baton into the river. “—and although I appreciate what you were trying to accomplish … what you did accomplish, I remain in steadfast disapproval of your methods—”

A sleepy bird peered down at the specter from an overstuffed nest. He glanced at the bird for a moment then leaned into the decrepit muscle car to push in the cigarette lighter on the cracked dashboard. “—in summary, we remain in pursuit. If you and your—” The lighter popped out. The man tugged the knob from the dash and rolled the device between his fingers. The hot coil cast a glow like an angry electric ring. Cracking the phone open as easily as an egg, the most wanted criminal in New York state history removed the SIM card from the device, placed it on the railing, and pressed the hot coil of the cigarette lighter down.


About the Author:

bradley ernst

I was born in Wyoming in 1970. There were metallic-green “sweat bees” that threatened to fly into your eyes and crabapple trees. The snow drifts in the winters hid half our house; perfect for tunneling and spying. You could hear “sonic booms” when experimental jets broke the sound barrier, but bike helmets were scoffed at.

Bullies punched, but they didn’t shoot.

TV was limited. Books? Required … still are.

I slept in my car one summer in college. It wasn’t too bad. I was taking classes. I showered at the college gym. I boiled eggs and potatoes over a camp stove. Police rapped on my windows at night with their big flashlights, thinking I was teenagers necking–steaming up the windows. “Move along. You can’t sleep here. Go home.” (I WAS home.) I started to park behind a welder’s shop. The heavy drinker was never at work early. I slept better after that. I sold stamps back to the post office. (You can do that!) Perspective, I tell you, is everything.

I got a psychology degree, then a nursing degree, then traveled like mad. I worked on the coasts and in the mountains and flew to foreign places too; ones I’d seen in books. Places where bike helmets were/are still scoffed at. I started a family. (My wife played a major role.)

Travel nurse, flight nurse, chief nursing officer–what next?

I’d learned to read … it was time to write.

“Inhumanum” is my first novel. “Made Men” (the sequel) will be out fall, 2016.

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Interview:

When did you start to have a love for books?
I’ve loved books since before I could read … especially hardbacks; back when they were just heavy, sharp edged weapons.

What was your favorite book as a child? As a teenager?
My favorite book as a child was “My Side of the Mountain.” A boy tamed a falcon. As a teenager? To Kill a Mockingbird.

What was that turning point that changed you from a reader to a writer?
I began writing when my stories boiled over. (I only share the overflow.)

Inspiration can often be found in the oddest people, places, and even situations. In the past, what has inspired you?
One inspiration I’ve used to write: my grandfather. A pilot and a boxer, he could fix nearly anything, did biplane acrobatics, and remained a brawler into his late 70’s.

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?
I enjoy writing two German characters in my thriller series, but more than that, a comedy I will publish next summer.

What about your favorite character or characters? Which characters from your books do you think readers will really feel a connection to?
One of my favorite characters in my thriller series is an educated hermit. He is the embodiment of tough, but is generous and resourceful. Readers will enjoy speculating about “the Germans” in Inhumanum. They don’t seem quite—human, but embody some of the best traits humans can.

So far, what has been your greatest moment in your writing career?
My greatest moment in my writing career so far? When my wife digs what I read to her, aloud. Each time, it’s the (newest) greatest moment.

What can readers expect from you next?
I’ll judge the popularity of my thriller series by my reader’s responses. As an independent author, I get to write many genres!

Nobody knows your books better than you! In your opinion, readers of what genres will enjoy your books the most?
Who will like “Inhumanum?” It’s a thriller, but you get to know the characters very well; their fears and soft spots … none of them are perfect. Science buffs will like the research regarding toxins. My characters travel. I believe there is something for everyone. (Except my Uncle Mike, by marriage. He won’t like it.)

Now that we’ve talked about the books, let’s get to know you as the author! What are your favorite books now as an adult? Television shows? Movies?
My favorite media? The “Luther” series, “Grimm,” and “The Walking Dead,” I like Dramas if I’m going to commit to a movie, (yet love Wes Anderson movies and most of Tarantino’s) Books: anything. I read newspapers, magazines … I read more than one at a time. Right now I have Victor Hugo, Michael Phunke, and Sarah Kaufman on my bedside table … (Well, their books at least. It’s a small piece of furniture.)

If you could meet one author–from any time era–who would it be and what would you talk about?
I’d like to meet Mark Twain. I’d like to take him fishing. You really get to know a person when they are fishing.

How would you describe your life in ten words or under?
My life in ten words or under: Husband, father, and I eat a lot of broccoli. (That’s nine. I WIN.)

What is your favorite place to visit?
My favorite place to visit? Book-time at night with my two-year-old. She reads to US now, by memory. My favorite place of all time.

What words do you live by?
Words to live by? “Fair is fair.”

Anything else you’d like to share with readers?
Reading a book is a real time commitment. I’m thankful that some of you will take on my first novel.

Thanks for the awesome interview, Bradley!