Monday, August 29, 2011

Susan Kaye Quinn

(Book one of the Mindjack Trilogy).

You can get Susan's novels here (among other places):

When everyone reads minds, 

a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where being forced to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

Learn more about Open Minds here and prepare for its November first launch!

Kitty Keswick

She is a Class of 2K10 member (fabulous authors who debuted in 2010). You can find Kitty on Twitter and Facebook. Her debut novel, FREAKSVILLE, is published with Leap Books. You can find it on B&N and Amazon, among other retailers. She is also a contributing author in the anthology SPIRITED. Here is a bit about Freaksville:

A group of teenagers, trapped in a haunted theater on the night of a full moon, find out that ghosts are the least of their worries…

Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick, Gillie Godshall, consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new realms, a lead in a play, a haunted theater ... and into the arms of Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?

Denise Grover Swank

Denise Grover Swank is a single mom of six kids who lives in Missouri. She writes for both young adults and adults alike. Her debut novel, an adult mystery with a dash of paranormal, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, released this summer. It is the winner of the Beacon Award~2010 Unpublished Division, Mainstream Category. 

In September her paranormal thriller, Chosen, released in eBook format. Look for it to release in print format this November. Look for her first young adult sci-fi novel, Torn, to release next year! To learn more about Denise and her novels click here.

A bit about Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes:

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen-- do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.

Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.

A.M. Hudson

A.M. Hudson started writing full-time after her third child. She lives a more than ordinary life in Australia with her husband and children. When she's not writing, she sings in a duo or can be found under a pile of books.

You can follow A.M. Hudson on Twitter, Facebook or Blogspot for updates, to ask questions and to enter competitions.

A bit about her debut novel, Tears Of The Broken:

Lies are the shadows of betrayal...the vampire will be the light.
When you love someone, there's nothing you wouldn't forgive.

But what about murder?

Ara-Rose will learn that life is fashioned from one tragedy after the next, and that sometimes, the truth people hide from you is nothing you could have imagined.

But Ara has secrets of her own, and she's willing to take them to her grave--a place David Knight will fight to keep her from.
A.M.'s novels can be found here (among other retailers):