An Author a Day
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
Welcome once more to our weekly author spotlight! We have two purposes when bringing you this feature. First, we want to give you a look at authors you may not have heard of before. We, the Cheap staff, have all gained several new favorite authors this way and we hope you have too. Secondly, we have so many wonderful author friends who make our page, Authors on the Cheap, a very nice page to peruse. This week we have romance, suspense, thrillers, and a sci-fi title. Have a look, read a sample, and perhaps you’ll find a new favorite too!
by Julie Ortolon
4 star contemporary romance
Once upon a time, there was a redhead named Kate Bradshaw who naively believed Happily Ever After lay a heartbeat away. One kid, one divorce and a stack of bills later, Kate’s sour attitude isn’t winning any points with the love-struck readers of her Dear Cupid advice column. If she’s gong to keep her job, she needs a man to remind her that romance can be fun.
Think Fast Die Last
by H.C. Elliston
5 star thriller
Two couples, both needing to disappear for the night, arrive at a secluded forest retreat, just before a storm hits. It’s a double booking – or so one of them claims. Cut off from the world, the couples are stuck with each other. But trouble soon finds them. Armed men descend upon the retreat at midnight and shoot their way inside. But which two people have they come for?
by Kate Kelly
4 star western romantic suspense
His confidence shattered for failing to save his sister’s life, Detective Jay Rawlings insists he be left alone to live the lonesome cowboy life. But when the woman he once loved, Tess MacLean, returns to his ranch with a killer and the police in hot pursuit, Jay suddenly has to face the demons from his past.
The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy
by Greta van der Rol
4+ star sci-fi/adventure/space opera
Politics. Hatred. Star systems on the brink of war. A species under threat of extinction from a deadly virus. Ex-Admiral Chaka Saahren goes undercover to discover the truth. Systems Engineer, Allysha Marten, takes one last job to rid her of debts and her cheating husband. On Tisyphor, deadly secrets about the past explode, as Allysha and the undercover agent scramble to prevent the coming holocaust and xenocide.
Kings & Queens
by Courtney Vail
4+ star YA thriller
How would YOU stop a massacre … if you were only seventeen … if the cops didn’t believe you … if your mom never listened … if your friends thought it was a joke … if the faceless nutjobs trolled your halls and somehow knew your every move before you made it?