Friday, May 10, 2013

Authors R Us - part 1

Time to pay it forward...
I am so excited to be a part of Curiosity Quills Publishing! And I am in some impressive company. So this Friday and again in two weeks, I am Celebrating (thanks for the hop, Vikki!)  my publisher and my new found author buddies at CQ. I have gained a ton of info on marketing and what to expect, just by reading their facebook posts! And their books are unique and exciting!

First, I am pleased to introduce Katie Teller!

Katie hails from Australia and now lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter, and their dog. Working, traveling, and going to school for English and Creative Writing, she takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

Katie's first book, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, is an NA historical romance and was just released last month. Here is a blurb about it:

When her sisters are snatched up to be added to the harem of the erratic Pharaoh, Naomi knows they won’t survive, so offers herself in their place. Impressed by her courage, the fearsome Commander Horemheb knows she's exactly what he is looking for…

But the Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi, stripping her of her Hebrew lineage, and changes her name to Kiya. With support from Horemheb, Kiya makes the Pharaoh fall in love with her, gaining his favor to conceive an heir, infuriating Nefertiti, who schemes to destroy Kiya. In an intense struggle for the future crown, if Kiya does bear a son, she will need to fight to protect him, as well as herself, from Nefertiti who is out for blood.

Kiya has received many rave reviews. Here is one:

"I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this book is. 

The female lead, Naomi, is strong and powerful, and doesn't back down. She's exactly what we all want to see in fiction, but didn't feel anything like the author was forcing her to be someone she wasn't. Her actions were always believable and fitting. 

The love in this book isn't limited to one couple - in fact, love is shown to us in so many different people throughout KIYA. Different people, different types of love, different degrees of love; yet all of them powerful, well thought-out, and gripping."  - Jessa Russo, Author of EVER

Here are Katie's links:

And a parting piece of advice from Katie:
Never give up, never compromise your voice. You are what makes the story unique so don't let anyone drag you down. 

And our second CQ author today is:
Matthew Graybosch, author of upcoming science fantasy, Without Bloodshed, Part One of Starbreaker which is set to release July 4th! According to official records maintained by the state of New York, Matthew was born on Long Island in 1978. Questions have been raised as to whether he is, in fact, Rosemary’s Baby, the result of top-secret DOD attempts to continue Nazi experiments combining human technology and black magic, or that he sprang fully grown from his father’s forehead with a sledgehammer in one hand and a copy of The C Programming Language in the other — and he's been giving the poor man headaches ever since!
(Now that's speculative!)

Here is a blurb for Without Bloodshed:
Morgan Stormrider spent a decade killing tyrants, and he wants out. When a dictator’s public accusations make Morgan a liability to his organization, his duty is clear: he must depose Alexander Liebenthal without bloodshed, at any cost.

He just got that cool cover! Love it!
Here are Matthew's Links:
Author website   |   Starbreaker Series website

And a parting piece of advice: Read outside your chosen genre.

Have a terrific weekend! And hug your mother if you can! (virtual hugs, Mom!! Love ya!)


Brinda said...

Yes, these sound like some great folks for me to visit! I should read more outside my chosen genre.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations Katie and Matthew! Science fantasy sounds like a good mix.

Dana said...

Congratulations to them both! Thanks for the tip to read outside our genres. :)

Have a great weekend, Tara. Happy Mother's Day!

LD Masterson said...

Congratulations and best of luck to them both.

I can't hug my mom, except in my memories, but I can and will hug my kids. Happy Mother's Day.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Brinda, Alex, and Dana. Feel free to visit any time.

Unknown said...

Thank you too, LD.

Unknown said...

Thanks for profiling me, Tara Tyler.

Katie Hamstead said...

Thank you Tara, for having me and thank you everyone for your support!

Rena said...

Congrats, and your publishing siblings books look amazing! So many books, how will I ever get to the housework!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Cool fellow writers, Matthews cover looks awesome and that blurb makes you want more. I really like Katie's historical novel, the story is so engaging and while I love the M.C. I can see with Nefertiti being pissed no one wants another woman moving in on their man. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing.

Cellophane Queen said...

Without Bloodshed born on the 4th of July? How patriotic, Matthew.

Congrats on the upcoming release and cool cover.

Chancelet said...

Very happy for you Tara! I love the advice given about keeping your voice. That's so true, even though your voice will likely change so many times.

M Pax said...

Congrats to you, Katie, and Matthew! Groups make all this so much easier.

Michelle Wallace said...

Thanks for showcasing these two authors Tara!
And I've learned to read outside my chosen genre... and quite enjoyed it!

Writer In Transit

Weaver said...

Fun covers!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Tara thank you for introducing us to Katie and Matthew!! Happy weekend my friend :-)

VikLit said...

YAY to newfound author friends

Tara Tyler said...

It was my pleasure!
Thanks for coming, Katie & Matthew!
And thanks for the support, my friends!

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