BEACH READ by EMILY HENRY

5 incredible stars! Without question, one of our most FAVOURITE read this year!!

‘She was in pain. I knew that. But I was in pain too, so much of it that for once I couldn’t laugh or dance any measure of it away. I couldn’t even write myself a happy ending.’

Beach Read by Emily Henry without question one of our favourite books of 2020. The storyline is so much more than what the cover and synopsis implies. So much more. We’ll come back to the cover later. Beach Read had us sobbing, it had us questioning human relations. It had us compelled! The writing was outstanding. This is so much more than a romance. It is a plethora of stories entwined perfectly crafted and shaped into an all-encompassing story of life. Beach Read is also a truly wonderful love story which slowly builds across the chapters.

We literally couldn’t have loved this book any more than what we did. We loved the humorous banter, the romantic and sexual tension, the personal discoveries, the tragic heartbreak, the second chances at life and love, and the underlying message that if you find yourself stuck in life, look for an outside perspective. Whilst we only hear January’s POV, the superb way in which Beach Read was written ensured that we fully connected with Gus. We felt his pain, we cringed at his awkwardness and we felt his passion.

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RECKLESS MEMORIES (Wrecked #1) by CATHERINE COWLES

"I needed you, and you just left. Like it was the easiest thing in the world."

Catherine Cowles is an author we've been really looking forward to reading and Reckless Memories was a wonderful introduction to her works, bringing with it an emotional childhood friends to lovers, a tad of the forbidden - a small town romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense which culminated in story that had our hearts racing towards the end!

We do love small town romances, and Catherine Cowles Reckless Memories delivered the atmospheric feel of the picturesque Anchor Island, population 1500, to the point where we could almost visualise ourselves smelling the sea air and taking in our surroundings whilst sipping a drink and chatting to the locals at The Catch.

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Interview with Mara Monoski, Author of Downtown Dani

What can you tell us about your new release, Downtown Dani?

Downtown Dani is a medical (urology!) romantic comedy about a divorced former nurse from Texas doing her urology residency in New York City. She is smart, hard-working, and focused on her career. She has to figure out how to find a balance between her professional ambitions and her love life. Dani is strong and successful, but it also flawed in ways I think a lot of people can relate to.

When I decided I was going to write a fiction novel, I knew it was going to be a romantic comedy because those are the kinds of stories I like to read. However, I wanted to add a couple of elements to this genre that I don’t think are out there, at least not in abundance. First, it is difficult to find a female protagonist who is intelligent and tough, but also a professional who doesn’t work in the entertainment or fashion industry. This genre often depicts women as slightly pathetic and pining for a man to complete them, which is not how I portrayed my main character, Dani. Second, I wanted to educate people on female sexuality because there is a lot of misinformation out there. The entertainment industry likes to idealize what happens during sex in ways that are often not physically possible for women. I tried to write sex scenes that are fun but realistic, and even educational in a humorous way.

Making my main character a urologist was a no-brainer because I used to be a urologist and I figured it was best to write what I know, right? Looking back on my medical training, it is ripe with good stories that are exciting and ridiculous that I was able to draw from. And I think there is a lot of interest in what the life of a doctor, and especially a surgeon, in the hospital is like.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

When I stopped practicing urology, it was the first time my career was not on a very straight and well-defined path. I had the luxury to think creatively and I kept coming back to the idea of writing. It took me a while to decide on a fiction novel, but at some point, it just made sense. I could still use my background and what I had learned in urology to reach out to people, whether that is telling an entertaining story that the reader can escape into, giving somebody a good belly laugh, or teaching some important facts about sexuality that can potentially improve a person’s quality of life.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Eight by Katherine Neville
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A Good Year by Peter Mayle
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Anthony Bourdain would be my first guest, if he were still alive. I found him fascinating. He had a really unique way with words that drew me in. He lived life hard and told it like it was with an honesty I found to be refreshing. He had a very open mind about people and was willing to walk in their shoes to better understand them. I loved his adventurous spirit, his unconventional ways of doing things, and learning about his rise to success that started in restaurant kitchens.

I wish I could have asked him what made him truly happy and content? Given he had such an exciting life full of travel, I wonder if it was the quiet moments. What motivated him to get involved in writing and filmmaking? What was his favorite meal? What were his top five cooking tips? What was his favorite combination of food and drink?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

There’s nothing like hearing somebody laugh out loud when they are reading something I wrote. I also get an incredible sense of accomplishment when I knock out my goal for how much I wanted to write in a day (about 2000 words). Yessssss!

What is a typical day like for you?

Exercise, get kids ready for school, go to work, take kids to afternoon activities, cook dinner, clean, put the kids to bed, and now it’s time to pay bills/do laundry/WRITE!

What scene in Downtown Dani was your favorite to write?

The sex scenes were probably my favorite to write, not because they were easy, but because they were the most challenging and gave me the biggest sense of accomplishment after I finished each one. I had never written scenes like this before and they were difficult, especially because there are few good words in the English language to describe the male and female genitalia without it sounding too clinical or just plain ridiculous. Does anybody really say, “there is a burning in my loins” anymore? Come on! I definitely blushed some during the process, but I wanted to prove that I could write an entertaining and provocative scene while still keeping it realistic.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Work hard, play hard. I know it’s generic, but it’s true. I try to teach my kids that nothing comes for free in life and you’ve got to earn everything. Then you can be proud of and appreciate what you have accomplished. However, it’s also important to take the time to enjoy what and who you have in your life. Love those special people hard and tell them often how much they mean to you.

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New Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels For Your Reading List | May 2020

New Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels For Your Reading List | May 2020

Your fantasy and sci-fi reading list is about to get some exhilarating new additions. Check out our latest recommendations from bestselling authors Dara Kent, Rhett C. Bruno, Stephen Perkins, C.D. Tavenor, Jon Herrera, and Kelly Blanchard. Happy reading!


The Eclipsed

by Dara Kent

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Eighty-nine is just a number. A nameless immortal tasked with ensuring fixed points in time. She has always done her job without fail. But her world is flipped upside down when a jarring discovery, followed by a loss, makes her question everything. Helped by an unlikely ally, Eighty-nine will embark on a journey that will end in a choice… to save reality or let it be ripped apart forever.

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Children of Titan Series (Books 1-4)

by Rhett C. Bruno

Release Date: May 10, 2020

A box set of four books in the Children of Titan Series Quadrilogy by USA Today Bestselling and Nebula Award-nominated author Rhett C. Bruno… With over 1200 pages of gritty, space-opera action, it is perfect for fans of The Expanse and The Mandalorian.

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Grand Masquerade

by Stephen Perkins

Release Date: February 2, 2020

The brand new novel of supernatural suspense from the bestselling author of Sky Parlor, Stephen Perkins… Deep within Vermont’s dark forests lives a mysterious and frightening secret… A door to a world that is beyond human perception… and three hunters that are about to become the hunted.

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Flight of the 500

by C.D. Tavenor

Release Date: May 25, 2020

Raith is a synthetic intelligence down on his luck. He loves to race, so when given a chance to participate in a hyper-experimental faster-than-light space race, he jumps at the opportunity. But he may have got more than he bargained for, as corporations and shadowy collectives fight over the technology that makes the race possible.

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Emma and the Minotaur

by Jon Herrera

Release Date: April 8, 2020

The first book in the World of Light series by Jon Herrera… A great power has awakened in the forests of Saint Martin. After being called by the song of an ancient oak, Emma Wilkins finds herself face-to-face with a colossal Minotaur. After a narrow escape, she discovers that she is the only one who can stop the monster. At stake are the fates of those she cares about the most, and that of the entire world.

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Chronicles of Lorrek (Books 1-3)

by Kelly Blanchard

Release Date: April 29, 2020

This new collection includes the first three books of the Chronicles of Lorrek Series by bestselling author Kelly Blanchard… Sorcerer Lorrek walks a thin line between helping those he loves and being consumed by darkness. Sometimes the line is blurred altogether. How can you fight the darkness when it exists inside you?

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New Contemporary Romance Books For Your Reading List | May 2020

New Contemporary Romance Books For Your Reading List | May 2020

Looking for some sexy new contemporary romance novels to add to your reading list? You’ll adore these fantastic releases that are perfect for any fan of a good love story. Enjoy your new books!


Fatal Marriage

by Charlotte Byrd

Release Date: May 19, 2020

The third book in the Wedlocked Trilogy by bestselling author Charlotte Byrd… I was forced into this marriage to save my father’s life and our family’s empire. My husband has other plans. He wants me to sell Tate Media and make billions. I need to stop him but the only way to do that is to expose his not-so-secret life. Franklin Parks is a monster and anyone that stands up to him has been silenced. Now- it’s my turn.

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Love is Contagious

by J. Saman, J.L. Beck, C. Hallman, M.A. Foster, C.L. Matthews, Gabrielle G, Jolie Vines, Bella Emy, Amanda Siegrist, Casey Hagen, and more

Release Date: May 19, 2020

Some of the biggest names in romance have joined forces for this amazing new charity anthology. Over twenty authors provide tales of sexy heroes and strong heroines. 100% of the proceeds will be divided into two global charities helping individuals and families as well as medical professionals affected by COVID-19

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Not My Heart to Break

by Willow Winters

Release Date: May 12, 2020

The third collection in the Merciless World Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Willow Winters. It includes the entire Hard to Love series… I ran from him, even though my heart knew better. I should have known he would come for me. Men like him always get what they want. He still has the same temptation in his eyes but his gaze is much harsher.

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Jock Blocked

by Pippa Grant

Release Date: May 19, 2020

It may be superstition but when a guy is batting as hot as Brooks Elliott, you don’t mess with what’s working. What’s working for him is keeping his pants zipped and only scoring on the field. But now that he is looking to be traded to baseball’s loveable losers, he plans to ditch his V-card. That’s my home team and my reason for living every March through October. So I plan to stop him.

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The Modern Gentleman

by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: May 14, 2020

I’ve hit rock bottom. That’s why I’m wearing my girl’s decorative scarf over my head, clutching her drink to my chest, and singing along to Joni Mitchell. My therapist refers to it as losing it. What’s different about my story? Well, I am The Modern Gentleman, New York City’s top advice columnist, and this is the tale of my ungraceful downfall.

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Noah

by Melody Anne

Release Date: May 19, 2020

The second book in the Anderson Billionaires series by New York Times Bestselling Author Melody Anne… Noah Anderson is just starting to understand what it means to be exceedingly wealthy. After the huge payout he and his four brothers received from their long-lost billionaire uncle, they’ve been working hard to build a new veterans center… and hard at play with the lovely ladies in their lives.

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THE MODERN GENTLEMAN by MEGHAN QUINN

‘This girl was made to make me smile. She was brought into my life to challenge me.’

The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn was such a light-hearted and entertaining read! We were chuckling away at Wes’ antics and swooning over his wooing. Honestly, we fell in love with Wes from the get go, a man with the best of intentions yet pulling these stunts that were straight out of a comedy sketch. Meghan Quinn has such a fabulous sense of humour which just tickles us and this time it was combined with a sweet slow burn romance, so what’s not to love?

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Interview with Kelly Blanchard, Author of the Chronicles of Lorrek

What can you tell us about your new release, Chronicles of Lorrek?

Lorrek focuses on Sorcerer Prince Lorrek who is very powerful but always get blamed when bad things happen, no matter how hard he tries for the best outcome in any given circumstances. He’s always trying to protect those closest to him, but as more goes wrong and the more he gets blamed for everything, the more he begins to wonder if being good is worth it when everyone believes him to be so full of darkness.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to be an author, always been drawn to stories. I know it wasn’t until I had a horse accident when I was twelve that I decided that I should probably focus on a safe outlet like writing rather than horse riding!

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Oh, that’s a good question! This is very difficult for me to answer because I don’t do favorites or have a list of ‘bests’! I do know. I know that Sharpe’s Eagle by Bernard Cornwell made a strong impact on me because of how he wrote his battle scenes and maneuvered full armies. Writing battle scenes and moving armies is really hard, but reading that book gave me a good idea of how to do it and do it well, so that really helped.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Hmm, interesting question for sure. Let’s see. Does the person have to be living? Because I would love to sit down with Tolkien or C.S. Lewis and ask them how it was to work on their amazing works alongside each other. That would be such a fun conversation!

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I would have to say, it’s the ability to explore new worlds and characters and introduce them to readers. Every writer is gifted with a unique world(s) and special characters, and the world wouldn’t know of them without us writing and publishing the books. It’s a privilege and so much fun!

What is a typical day like for you?

I get up and feed the cats! They will howl and demand food until they are satisfied. After that, I get breakfast then sit down and write 2k words. Then I see about tending to things throughout the day, could be things around the house, but then I focus on really connecting with my readers on my Facebook group, interacting with them and so forth. So much fun for sure! If I have time, I’ll write more because that is what I love!

What scene in Chronicles of Lorrek was your favorite to write?

I can’t say without spoilers! All I can say is that it is pretty epic. Very neat visuals!

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“We’ll figure it out,” that’s my husband’s and my life motto. Whenever we encounter a situation in life that’s difficult and we have no idea what we’re doing, we always look at each other and say, “We’ll figure it out!” And it tends to always work!

Kelly Blanchard is the author of the new book Chronicles of Lorrek Omnibus.

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Interview with Cat Gilbert, Author of False Reality

What can you tell us about your new release, False Reality?

False Reality is the first book in my new mystery series — The Molly McMurray Mysteries. The main character is none other than Molly McMurray, a feisty little redhead intent on getting on at the local police force so she can pursue her life-long dream of becoming a detective. Unfortunately her dream begins to unravel as she starts seeing things no one else can. What she sees and why, I’ll leave for the reader to discover, but it’s a twist I think they’ll enjoy.

False Reality has a different feel than my other series, The Taylor Morrison Thrillers. That series also has a psychic twist to it, but Taylor is more of a loner, fighting to protect the people she cares about, whereas Molly is very family-oriented, fun-loving and dedicated to her mission. Unfortunately, the appearance of Kaegan threatens to derail her plans. Molly’s fight to hang on to her goals while trying to solve a murder and avoid her stalker makes for a wild adventure because, in False Reality — nothing is quite what it seems.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I don’t know that I was so much inspired as pushed into it. That’s sounds odd, I know, but I’ve always been a story teller. I think I got it from my Grandfather, a wee Irishman that could spin a story that would keep you on the edge of seat. I loved it. So when I grew up, I made up wild tales for my daughter at bedtime and wrote short stories that I sent out as letters to family. I don’t know how many times I got told that I needed to write them down, but I didn’t. Being an author seemed like a pipe dream back then, so I just kept telling stories, keeping them filed away in my head. Then we moved to China and I finally had some time so I decided to give it a try. I had no idea what I was doing. It was a steep learning curve, but eventually I figured it out and the words just flowed onto the page. Before I knew it, I had four or five books out and I love it. I kick myself for not doing it sooner, but then again, maybe it wasn’t the right time. It is now.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I can’t pick a top 5 books. There are just too many to choose from. I can give you the five books/authors that affected me most.

1. Ice Station Zebra (Alastair MacLean) I read it in the back seat of our car on a trip to visit my grandparents and ‘froze’ the whole way there, even though it was summer. That was a long time ago and I still remember it.
2. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) I devoured it, curled up in one of the ‘good’ chairs in my parents formal living room. It was quiet there and no one EVER came in, so no one looked for you there. You could lose yourself in a book for hours.
3. Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) What can you say that hasn’t been said. The movie was good, but the book…
4. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) The first ‘series’ I can remember reading. The first time I saved up to pay full price for a hardback of the next book the minute it was released…
5. Grave Sight (Charlaine Harris) She’s known for True Blood, but it was her Harper Connelly series that hit the mark for me. You see, Harper is psychic. The story got me thinking and…writing.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Charlaine Harris. I’d ask when the next Harper Connelly book is coming out – LOL!

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Seeing where the story goes. I write my characters. The characters write the story. It’s always a surprise.

What is a typical day like for you?

I wish I could say it was writing, but it isn’t. I’ve got a house on the market, a farm that needs tending, a dog that wants to play all the time, family to take care of. Then there’s shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry. I’m lucky that my husband helps out with those things so I have time for writing and ‘book’ business. In short, my typical day is busy, just like yours. I just spend part of it in front of the computer, writing books.

What scene in False Reality was your favorite to write?

I think my favorite scene is when Molly discovers who or what Kaegan really is. It’s the big reveal in the book and the basis for the rest of the series.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Just do it…

Time is short so seize the day. Carpe Diem.

Cat Gilbert is the author of the new book False Reality.

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Interview with Dara Kent, Author of The Eclipsed

What can you tell us about your new release, The Eclipsed?

Let’s see … The Eclipsed is the 25th full-length novel I’ve written and released, but the first under my new pen name Dara Kent. I decided to write under the new name for genre distinction, since my other novels are romance. When I had the idea for The Eclipsed I realized there was no place for a romance within the story, but I still wanted to write it. Stepping out of my comfort zone was definitely both exhilarating and terrifying. The tale itself is dark and has a lot of twists. Aside from that there’s not much else I want to say because … spoilers.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My mind doesn’t go to a definitive answer to this question, but when I really think about it … libraries are what truly inspired me. (My mom used to take me to The Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh once a week when I was little.) You see, libraries, especially The Carnegie Library, seemed like magical places to me when I was a child. (Okay, fine, they still seem magical.) Imagining my books sitting in libraries across the country waiting to be checked out makes me feel like I’ve added a bit of magic to the world. It might seem silly, but it makes me happy.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Top five list for the best books I’ve ever read? Ever? EVER??! This is an extremely difficult, near impossible question to answer. But I’m going to try. (Why do I always hear Yoda’s voice in my head when I say I’m going to try to do something? “Do or do not. There is no try.” Ugh. Shut up Yoda.) Okay. Here I go:
1) Bram Stoker’s Dracula (This book sparked my love of 1st person POV through Jonathan Harker’s journal entries.)
2) Anne of Green Gables (I simply loved—and still love Ann with an e. ‘nuff said.)
3) Romeo and Juliet (I developed an obsession with the Bard fairly early in my reading life, and this was the gateway drug.)
4) Interview with a Vampire (I enjoy tortured characters, and one of my favs is Louis.)
5) Nope, I just can’t do it. By picking the fifth book I put a cap on my list. I can’t put a cap on my list. I just … can’t. I feel like it would be a betrayal of my booky soul. There are simply too many amazing books out there for me to pick from. Which is why classics are the ones that made the list. They stand out as OGs to me. 😉

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

What are the rules for this? It’s obviously a hypothetical question, so my first guest of choice doesn’t have to be alive, right? We’re doing this with some wibbly wobbly timey wimey rules? Well, it is my show, so I’m going to go with … yes. Time travel, and the bending of time and space for the win! Okay, I got a bit distracted there. Sadly, it happens often. Okay, my first guest will be …

Hunter S. Thompson. Yes, my choice might be a tad cliché, but my reason probably isn’t. You see, I imagine Hunter (Yep, we’re on a first name basis already.) would be enough of a distraction to hide all of the nerves I would most definitely have. While I’m trembling and shaking, he’d be regaling us with tales from his adventures, or sharing his surprisingly insightful takes on life. I’d be temporarily forgotten while all eyes are on him. Maybe I could make a break for it and no one would notice? Who gave me a talk show anyways? Did they not get the memo that I’m a shy introvert??? I’m … yeah … I think this question went wrong with me. I’m over here in my office getting anxious about something that doesn’t exist. Please send help in the form of chocolate ice cream. Thank you.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love digging into content edits after I finish the first draft. To me the first draft is the skeleton of my story, and I need to get it out as soon as possible before I lose inspiration. (I’m a pantser and I also don’t take notes so the first draft is a whirlwind.) But then I get to go back in and really enjoy crafting the story. It’s just me, my laptop, and my imagination. It’s the part that allows me to feel creatively fulfilled.

What is a typical day like for you?

Are we talking pre or post plague times? Yeah, yeah, yeah, as a night owl, and a bit of a hermit, not much has changed for me. I mean I don’t have any appointments or anything right now, but my days were never that exciting to begin with. This is what my current plague times day looks like (be prepared for a whole lot of nothing): I wake up, take care of my dog, eat, do any writing or writing-related work, eat lunch, work a bit more, exercise, shower, eat dinner, spend some time with my hubby and dog, and after my hubs goes to bed I work some more if I have any to do. Then I wind down with a bit of TV followed by some reading. I usually don’t go to bed until sometime between 3-4 am. That’s Monday through Friday. I don’t work at all on the weekends and spend all of my time with my little family. Yep, like a said, snoozefest.

What scene in The Eclipsed was your favorite to write?

The last scene. I swear the last scene in all of my books was my favorite to write, but with The Eclipsed in particular because I got to reveal all of the secrets and tie everything together. It was extremely satisfying to finally be writing what I’d been working towards since the first sentence of the book. Plus, I was almost done. Heh.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Ummm … well, I used to live by the whole “Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse” thing, but that time has passed. (I honestly never thought I’d live this long though.) Now … I’m not sure. I have a lot of favorite quotes, but I don’t think I live by any of them. A sampling of a few: “There are no happy endings because nothing ever ends.” ”Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” “Wibbly wobbly timey wimey.” “Not all who wander are lost.” “If someone tries to kill you, you try to kill them right back.” (Some of those are probably not exact, but that’s how I remember them.) So … yeah … that’s all I got for you on this one. Of course, I’m sure I’ll think of something obvious and brilliant as soon as I click send. *sigh*

Dara Kent is the author of the new book The Eclipsed.

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Interview with Rhett C. Bruno, author of the Children of Titan Series

What can you tell us about your new release, Children of Titan Series?

After some years of being on the market, I’m excited to bring the entire Titan Conflict in one combined bundle. This story of rebellion on Titan is close to my heart, and has been down a crazy road, but I really hope people enjoy. I think it’s my best work, drawing inspiration from the European arrival to North America in a far-future setting. But more than that, it is a story that tells an honest perspective from two opposing forces, where neither is the hero or the villain. Just people trying to survive.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Nobody really. I have always written. I guess I’d have to say, it’s my parents for not discouraging me from writing and pushing me to do it. But it’s always been something I felt I “need” to do. If that makes ense.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Wow. That is tough. Honestly, sometimes it’s hard to for me to remember. But I’d say my top list is as below, no particular order.
The Thrawn Trilogy, by Tim Zahn
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Phillip K Dick
Life Engineered, by J.F. Dubeau
Damage, by David D. Levine

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Probably Phillip K Dick. I’ve always loved all of his stuff, but I’m pretty young, so I’ve never actually really heard him speak. I think it’d be an interesting perspective to talk with an old school author like that.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Finishing a story. I’m always of that mindset. Writing is an excruciating process. But finishing a book? There is nothing like it!

What is a typical day like for you?

Trying to get some words down while also dealing with business for my publishing company, Aethon Books. Talking with other authors, publishers, audio producers, editors, etc.

What scene in Children of Titan Series was your favorite to write?

There is a scene about 1/2 through Titanborn, book 1 in the collection. One of the Ringers is sitting by a cabin, looking out an a sunset when Malcolm Graves arrives. I can’t say more without spoiling but, that scene is perhaps my favorite that I’ve EVER written.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Ha, it changes, depending on where I’m at in my career. But mostly, I advise authors that luck plays a part of it. There’s always a chance a hit can happen. The only way that you can ensure that there’s no chance of your book taking off, is by not writing it.

Rhett C. Bruno is the author of the new book Children of Titan Series

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