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Top 10 Favorite Authors

I’m a voracious reader. I read between 15-20 books a month. For some books, that means I don’t get past page 25, for others that means I’ve read everything available by that particular author. I would call myself a relatively picky reader, but reading as much as I do means I’ve honed down on what I like pretty quickly.

Below is a list of my favorite authors. In no particular order or genre, here’s my current list of faves and the series that landed them on my list:

J.D. Robb (In Death series)

Jaymin Eve (Walker Saga and Curse of the Gods series)

Sharonlee Holder (Blood of the Custodians)

Andris Bear (Deadly Sins)

Gini Koch (Alien series)

C.J. Archer (Glass & Steele series)

Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux & Covenant series)

Adrienne Woods (Dragonian series)

Amelia Hutchins (Fae Chronicles series)

Christine Feehan (Ghostwalkers series)

 

Did I miss your favorite author? Who else is on your favorite author list?

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Happy (belated) New Year!

Hi readers!
I loved the holiday season, but it seems like everything in my life tends to fall apart to a certain extent during the season. As evidenced by my lack of posting in the last couple of months. Please forgive me!

First up, I finished the Mercy Thompson Series Giveaway. All of you wonderful people joined in. I ended up having over 1500 entries. Since I love getting things for free myself, I’m going to be running another giveaway in the month of March. I haven’t decided on which series I’ll be giving away next, so if you want put down your favorite option, head over to my Facebook Page —www.facebook.com/authorjddexter— and tell me on my wall.

Second, I finished Fighting Midnight: Ankarrah Chronicles Book Two. It has a release date of January 18, 2019, but is on pre-sale on Amazon right now. Go check it out here! I’m really excited to see what everyone thinks about it. I had a blast writing it. I’ll even admit that during the writing, in a couple of scenes I found myself typing through my literal tears. Finley and the Gang sure know how to twist me up in knots. Even when I want to shake them, and take my story back, they manage to show up and do whatever they want.

Third, I’ve started another series. I was finding myself with too much idle time for my brain (never a good idea), and had a weird and crazy dream. I woke up the next morning and thought, “That would make a really interesting story.” Thus, the Kellaedan Archives was born. I’m in the process of researching electromagnetic propulsion systems for space travel, which is pretty interesting to my nerdy brain. I’m hoping for an early- to mid-summer release. This is going to be a Sci-Fi romance, heavy on the total awesomeness of women getting crap done!

I hope you’re all doing well, and that your reading lists are full. Come say hi on Facebook. I truly enjoy getting to talk with readers!

I’ve spent a number of my evenings reading, so I’ll be getting my reviews of books up in the next couple of days.

Happy Reading!

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FREE BOOKS!!!

Hi guys,

Every once in a while, I participate in some author giveaways. I am currently participating in Otherwordly Romances and wanted to share it with you. Click on any of the books in the link to find out more. You can also enter to win a gift card to the e-retailer of your choice. Happy clicking!unnamed.jpg

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Book Review: The Watchmaker’s Daughter (Glass & Steele, #1) by C.J. Archer

 

The Watchmaker's Daughter (Glass and Steele Book 1) by [Archer, C.J.]

The Watchmaker’s Daughter (Glass and Steele Book One)

By C.J. Archer

Blurb: India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who’ll accept her – an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he’s ill.

Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why any old one won’t do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London’s best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she’s certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she’ll find herself unemployed and homeless again – and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.

With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER’S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.

 

Review: C.J. has a winning series on her hands. This book was on my Kindle Freebies TBR list. I’d never heard of her before, but she has made me a life-long fan with this series. I read the first six books in this series in one week. I’m impatiently waiting for Book Seven (The Cheater’s Game).

India is an independent woman stuck in a time when women were seen more as decoration or baby-makers. She knows her mind, and through personal growth, is able to comfortably speak it. She’s brilliant, kind-hearted, selfless, and willing to give people the benefit of the doubt.

Matt would be a fabulous addition to your book boyfriend list. But only if you go for the non-douchey alpha male type. He wants the women in his life to live their best lives, and is willing to help them achieve those goals without compromising his own morals and values. He upholds a rigorous set of ethics that has seen him through troubling times and false accusations.

Together Matt and India make a balanced pair who are able to shore up weaknesses and increase strengths between them. Neither partner is lesser or diminished, but as a pair they are better together.

C.J.’s host of secondary characters are just as rich in backstory and presentation as her two main characters. She has created a perfect blend of character voices that keep you flipping the page. Wilhelmina “Willie” is a gun-toting female who defies the double standards placed on women. She’s loud- and foul-mouthed, loves poker, and is willing to shoot those who come against her and her family.

Cyclops is a huge brute of a man with a soft heart that is only shown to his family. He enjoys some fisticuffs and puglism–usually in underground fights, and treats women with respect, no matter their age or station.

Duke is the fire to Matt’s ice. The passionate male voice that is usually in direct opposition to Matt’s more intense focus. He is a jokester and a lover, a handyman and a problem-solver. He never fails to steal the scene.

If you’re looking for a fun and unique spin in historical paranormal fiction, then look no farther than C.J. Archer’s bookshelf. She combines humor, factual information, snappy dialogue, believable magic systems with lovable and cherished characters in a flawless story that keeps you engaged and wanting more.

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