Today, we celebrate veterans. Let’s take a moment to thank all the members of the US Military who have served or are still serving our country. Their service is a true sacrifice and is appreciated to keep our country free and amazing!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, VETERANS!
Title: Parallel Triangles
Release date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Formats: Paper, e-book
How does a cruise change your life?
By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle.
Carly Carmichael has one goal in life–to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she’s never needed one–until now. When Carly’s parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once the ship sails into the Bermuda Triangle, Carly finds herself unable to sing or walk, much less perform. And things just go downhill from there. Hoping for help from the ship’s doctor, she ends up with more questions than answers about the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and why her life is now unrecognizable. If Carly can’t get her real life back on track, she may end up spending the next sixty years trapped in a life the Triangle chooses for her.
Kimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor’s degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She’s an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook.
I attended Book Expo America a couple of weeks back at the Javits Center in New York City. For those of you unfamiliar with BEA, it is the most amazing place in America for book lovers to be! Authors, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, bloggers, readers—you name it, they come! Publishers showcase their newest titles, give away tons of ARCs, and authors sign their books throughout the conference.
My highlights from BEA:
*When I first arrived, a girl walked past me and yelled out, “I read your book! I read Triangles!” It made me feel like a celebrity! It’s an awesome feeling that I hope every writer gets to experience one day.
*Hanging out at the Spencer Hill Press table with the amazing people of SHP and their authors.
*Meeting some new friends in person that I’d only met online.
*Having a delicious dinner at Five Napkin Burger with a fellow book lover and new friend as a storm swept through the area, followed by an evening of chatting at the hotel in the bar area.
*Of course, collecting upwards of 75 ARCs from some familiar and some new authors! Every year at BEA I find a few new authors to love, which is my favorite part of BEA.
Were you at BEA? What was your best moment?
ALL OF US HERE AT SCENE 13 WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
ENJOY THE DAY AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’LL BE READING TODAY!
I love reading stories that incorporate humor, even if it’s just sprinkled throughout the story. A funny line or scene can help the reader relate to the character or the situation, and always adds to the enjoyment of a book for me!
My favorite young adult books with humor are the Lux series and the Covenant series, both by Jennifer Armentrout. She has an amazing way of making characters cool, funny, irritating, and likeable. The interactions between her male and female leads are always fun and exciting.
My favorite nonfiction books with humor are the memoirs by Jen Lancaster. Someone recommended I read Bitter is the New Black, and after that, I picked up a few more of her funny stories. The way she writes about the bad stuff in her life with a comical spin is laugh-out-loud funny.
My favorite new adult author is Cora Carmack. She also puts her characters in some funny situations, and they are all relatable to real life! Losing It is one of my favorite books!
Though Twilight is the book that got me started with my writing career, a few authors cemented my love of reading.
As a teenager, I read a lot of Stephen King books. He could draw me into a story, keeping me up till two in the morning, like no one else. And his ability to scare the daylights out of me was incredible!
I also enjoyed high fantasy back then, and read the Sword of Shannara Trilogy. Terry Brooks did a great job of making me invested in his characters. Though I no longer enjoy lengthy fantasy, I still recall the complete immersion into these stories.
Lately, though I mostly read young adult books, Gena Showalter and her paranormal romance books have been keeping me interested. Though each book focuses on the romance, her books all contain great storylines and interesting characters caught in situations that seem impossible.
Finally, Ann Rule and her true crime books amaze me. I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, but I’ve read many of her books and continue to enjoy them.
There are other books and authors I love, but these stand out as the books and authors outside my genre that keep me reading and trying new things!
For this month’s post, I am going to mention some authors who write amazing stories but need more recognition. These days, there are so many titles releasing every single week that it’s hard to keep up and discover these gems! I have read and enjoyed each and every one of the books I mention below:
Maureen McGowan, author of YA series “The Dust Chronicles”
Brigid Kemmerer, author of the YA “Elemental” series
Amy Tintera, author of the YA novel “REBOOT”
Jill Hathaway, author of the YA novel “SLIDE”
Sarah Fine, author of the YA “Guards of the Shadowlands” series
Dan Krokos, author of the YA series “False Memory”
Lisa and Laura Roecker, authors of the YA novel “This is W.A.R.”
Emily McKay, author of the YA novel “The Farm”
What amazing authors have you discovered? Leave your comments below and share your favorites!