Friday, May 17, 2013

Good books by lesser known authors

Happy Friday, my lovelies!  Hope the past week has treated you well, and that you've got all kinds of fun stuff planned for the weekend.

Let's get right to it, shall we?

With the rise of self-publishing, there are a LOT more books out there. Don't get me wrong. This is a GOOD thing. I'm an equal opportunity buyer when it comes to books. I don't care whether it's traditionally pubbed, or placed on Amazon by the author him/herself, if a book is written well, I'm going to read it. If I love it, I'll talk about it. And promote it. And gush about the plot and characters to everyone I know.

I'm silly that way.

Here's the thing. Because there is such a huge influx of books on the market right now, it's sometimes hard to find a diamond among the mountain of cubic zirconia. You know what I'm talking about, right? Those stories that take you on an emotional journey. Stories that tug at your heart, make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you with a book hangover that lasts several days.

I'm here to share some AMAZING books from lesser known authors with you. Books that will not only satisfy your hunger for an epic romance, and give you that shmexy tingle you're looking for, but stories that will take you on a journey.

First up:

 Ember by Carol Oates

Blurb taken from Goodreads:

When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn’t her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra’s very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.

Link to Amazon here

Carol has a rare talent with words and creates characters that captivate your heart. Her work is money WELL spent. And come on… She writes about super hunky angels. Booyah!

Seers Of Light by Jennifer DeLucy

Blurb taken from Goodreads:

Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things-disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures-cannot be ignored. Before it's too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she's ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her. Jennifer DeLucy has created a unique, enchanting tale of destiny and the ageless power of love in her debut novel, Seers of Light. DeLucy's novel charms readers with quirky characters, while sketching a haunting portrait of one woman's journey on the path of the supernaturally gifted. But be prepared. Once you've entered the world of Seers, you will never be the same.

Amazon link here.

William and Lily's romance sent my little heart all a flutter. No joke. Their chemistry shot off the page, er, well, kindle screen, lol. Jennifer has a gift for characterization, and not only are her lead characters  amazing, but her secondary characters suck you in as well. Did I mention her series falls into the New Adult category? Uh, yeah… Go get you some, stat!

With Good Behavior by Jennifer Lane

Blurb taken from Goodreads:

In a world gripped by organized crime, family dysfunction, and dim hopes of redemption, can true love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a beautiful psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a handsome naval officer who sacrificed everything to protect a loved one, finding that love may carry an unbearable cost.

Starting their lives over in Chicago, both are fighting influences from their family and running as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside the parole officer's door, the attraction is instantaneous. But a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.
Link to Amazon here

I'm a sucker for military men. I'm also lover of romantic suspense. Ms. Lane writes both very well. This series has it all: romance, suspense, humor, mobsters. A really, really good read, and one I highly recommend.

Do yourself a favor. One click these bad boys and see for yourself what awesome reads they are. Then, after you've read them, log onto Amazon and leave a review. That's the best kind of thanks you can give an author. Happy reading!


Donna Hole said...

All three look interesting. Thanks for the recommendations.

Have a good weekend Lisa.


Lisa Sanchez said...

You're welcome!! Ditto!!

Shani Struthers said...

Hi Lisa, lovely blog and thanks for book recommendations. Carol's book is already on my TBR pile xxx

Jennifer Lane said...

This is a great idea for a blog post, Lisa! Thank you for pimpin' WGB.

Lisa Sanchez said...

Hi Shani! Thanks for the compliment! Carol's book is awesome. As are all the books I posted. Glad to hear it's on your TBR pile!

Lisa Sanchez said...

Jenn- You're most welcome! Always happy to share books I love :)

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