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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Authors A to Z: C


Authors from A to Z
June Blogging Event

hosted by Proud Book Nerd

More info here, sign-up here.

A month-long posting challenge that showcases authors and their works. We start on June 1 and post daily (except Sundays), with each day having a letter of the alphabet. The point of this:
  • To show our appreciation to awesome authors.
  • To share awesome authors with our readers.
  • To challenge ourselves to post daily, outside memes and reviews.
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brings out way to many authors: Stella Cameron, Mary Higgins Clark, Tom Clancy, Sheila Connolly, Suzanne Collins, Eoin Colfer, Eric Carle, Melody Carlson, Maureen Child, Jennifer Chiaverini, Cinda Williams Chima, The Accidental Mother by Rowan Coleman, . . . (and yes, I own or have read all of them)

So here's a few I loved once upon a time and some I read recently. (still too many)

Dragon Companion
by Don Callander
Info at Wikipedia, books available or coming soon at Mundania Press
Thomas Whitehead, a mild mannered librarian from Iowa becomes magically transported to the magical kingdom of Carolna. Tom soon discovers his new home has knights and castles, magic, and talking dragons.

Tom has a chance meeting with the dragon, Retruance Constable, who finds him interesting enough to "adopt" him as his Dragon Companion.

Tom's life becomes even more complicated when he must take part in driving invaders out of the castle, rescuing a fair princess, and capturing a traitor to the king. Not exactly in a normal librarian's job description...


Death Rides a Chestnut Mare
 by Ralph Compton, info at Wikipedia

Waylaid by a pack of murdering outlaws, Daniel Strange's lifeless body is left dangling at the end of a rope. Now, a mysterious gunslinger is on the vengeance trail, packing Strange's trademark twin Colts, and answering to the same name. And he won't stop until every last man who killed Strange shares the same fate...

(great girl kicks a$$ book)


Too many titles to list but this is the one I read most recently...
The Lost Gate
by Orson Scott Card Official Website

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.



so this is actually #14, I love the cover ;)
The Virgin River series and then some
by Robyn Carr, Official Website

This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It's time she got over her silly college relationship and moved on.

So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters.

As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine.



Orchid
by Jayne Castle Official Website

A top psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc., Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder—which doesn’t exactly allow time for husband hunting.

Is it even possible there’s a man on St. Helen’s who measures up to her dreams of wedded bliss? Take her new client, Rafe Stonebraker: primitive and elemental, an unlicensed P.I. with some serious secrets, Rafe is hardly marriage material. So why does his powerful presence have Orchid imagining the most outrageous affair?

Rafe is embroiled in solving a strange theft while thwarting a hostile takeover of Stonebraker Shipping; he needs a wife—and fast—to salvage his credibility. Orchid Adams doesn’t fit the profile he had in mind, but she fits in his arms. Will their electrifying connection end up getting them burned?

Whew! My copies of this series don't have such hot covers! Reminds me why I loved them and maybe it's time to read them again ;)


and one of my current reads
Dragon's Keep
by Janet Lee Carey, Official Website

Far Away on Wilde Island lives a Princess born with a dragon claw.

No one, save her mother, the queen, knows her terrible secret. And the queen has forced her to wear gloves at all times until a cure can be found. Rosalind is a princess, so she must be perfect--how else can she fulfill Merlin's six-hundred-year-old prophecy that will restore her banished royal family it its rightful throne?

But Rosalind's flaw cannot be separated from her fate. Soon the bloodthirsty dragon that plagues Wild Island carries her off. And on Dragon's Keep, Rosalind come to understand the truth behind the prophecy that has haunted her since birth.


crossing my fingers that the formatting works....off to work on D
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1 comment:

Patricia said...

Cervantes!! I remember when I finished Don Quixote. What an amazing experience. The characters in that book will live with me forever. If I were going to be home the entire month of June, I might participate, but I am traveling the last two weeks.

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