Award-winning Author Daryl Banner.
I have had a love affair (completely one-sided, of course) with Daryl Banner’s books since I stumbled across The Beautiful Dead on the 50 Self Published Book Worth Reading in 2013 and it became one of my most favorite stories. When Daryl announced he was writing a sequel to the absolutely fantastic post-apocalyptic novel, I was ecstatic. All three of the books in the trilogy have appeared on the Top 50 Indie Books in 2014 and 2015.
I love Daryl’s writing style. His books have so many layers, covering really emotional and though-provoking concepts while also being laugh-out-loud funny. Not just lol, but literally Laugh Out Loud while I was reading funny. The characters are wonderfully developed, and the relationships are paced perfectly.
I was drawn into the strange world he created, needing to know what would happen next. I finished each book in a day. If you haven’t read the series, you need to now.
Which is why I was ecstatic when I contacted Daryl and he agreed to be a guest author at the release party for my post-apocalyptic romance, Patrician.
A little more about Daryl. He is a writer and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes post-apocalyptic, contemporary, and urban fantasy.
He has been composing since age five. He composes and remixes video game music soundtracks. Check out his video game compositions on YouTube.
He does not write in any single genre, as his stories tend to span several. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence. He is thrilled by putting his characters in terrible situations where they must face choices and challenges that seem impossible to overcome.
You should check out Daryl’s website, and be sure to like his page on Facebook, because his posts are just as entertaining as his novels. And don’t forget to join my release party on Facebook, where Daryl will be stopping by to post and perhaps hold a givewaway! Thank you so very much, Daryl, for agreeing to guest author at my release party! I am so thrilled!
Award-winning, Bestselling Author Melissa Toppen.
I’m excited to announce best-selling, award-winning romance author Melissa Toppen as a guest author at my upcoming release party for Patrician.
In case you’ve never read Melissa’s books… you should.
I got hooked on Consumed, the first in her Breathless series. What I love about Melissa’s writing is that she does an excellent job of conveying deep emotions while still keeping the story full of humor. Her main characters are easy to relate to and likable. And the romance is both meaningful and steamy. Everything I love in a book.
Which is probably why she is the winner of Reader’s Choice Award and her books have topped the bestseller lists.
Melissa grew up in a small town in Ohio with her mom and three brothers. She always aspired to be a writer but like most people, found herself side tracked by life. She attended Miami University and the University of Phoenix for Business, as well as CCEI where she obtained her Child Development Degree. She now writes full time and lives in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two young children, a son and a daughter. In addition to writing, Melissa loves going to rock concerts, spending time with family and friends and of course, losing herself in a good book.
Head on over to her website to learn more about her and sign up for her mailing list. Then go like her page on Facebook. And don’t forget to join my release party, where she will be stopping in to post some giveaways! A huge thanks to Melissa for agreeing to guest author at my event!
Author: Lindsey Winsemius
Genre: Dystopian Romance
Publish Date: July 27, 2015
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Nearly 100 years after the Global War devastated the world, Aerina has only known peace. Raised a Patrician in the strictly segregated Alban Republic, she lacks for nothing. Nothing except knowledge of the world outside, and the attention of the man she desires most.
Marcus is a Reaper, responsible for the state’s security. He is a leader, an elite fighter, and sometimes, an executioner. Raised as a Man of Death, he has never known true peace.
While masquerading as a Plebeian, Aerina unknowingly is part of an assassination attempt on the Consul. Nearly executed, she becomes an outcast to her own class, and her life is now endangered by a traitor who thinks she knows too much. She turns to the most unlikely source for help – her almost-executioner, Marcus.
As the pair closes in on the traitor, they uncover a far greater threat. Devastation is coming to their shores, lured by an Alban secret kept hidden since the Global War. Can Marcus and Aerina overcome their differences to save their world? And will they find in one another what they each desire most?
Aerina turned towards the table, settling in to the chess game.
“My turn, I see.” She rested her hand on her chin to study the move he had made since the previous evening. She crossed her legs, letting the skirt ride high on her thigh.
Marcus walked slowly up behind her, looking at the game over her shoulder. He was so close she could feel the warmth from his thighs against her back. She resisted the urge to lean back further. It was amazing how comfortable she felt with him, as if they had played chess together in his home for years.
Aerina made a tsking sound, moving her bishop to take his rook. “Bad move, darling. That was your last rook.” Marcus said nothing, leaning over her shoulder. Aerina breathed in the scent of him, that familiar spicy musk that made her heart beat faster. His forearm brushed her cheek as he leaned forward, and she wanted to run her hand lightly over the fine dark hairs covering the sinewy muscle.
Her stomach clenched, those familiar mad butterflies taking flight. The fact that those arms could wrap around her and squeeze the life from her with little effort didn’t alarm her as it should. The raw strength was coupled with an incredible control.
She was so absorbed in the essence of him, she almost missed his move. Her move had opened up a space for him to take her queen.
“You distracted me,” she accused, studying the board in disbelief.
“I wasn’t the one hiking my skirt up to my waist,” was his cool retort.
Lindsey Winsemius learned from a young age that books hold the key to new worlds. As a young adult, she was often caught with forbidden romance novels under her mattress.
In addition to authoring dystopian romance novels, she is Vice President of a technology company. Her passion for reading has led her to become part of an initiative to promote independent authors and literacy called Frantic Froggy. She lives in Grand Haven, Michigan with her husband and two young children. She is often at the beach with a book, or making up stories to entertain her children.
Author Website: lindseywinsemius.com
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