by Madeline Iva
This cover is scrum-i-licious! And these female fantasy authors are fabulous — you’ll seriously want to check out the pre-order.
The amazon link doesn’t give us any info about the authors, so let me introduce you to ones that I’m familiar with:
Grace Draven is a USA Today Best Selling Author. I saw her in person in Houston a few weeks ago at a book signing with Illona Andrews–the husband wife team who write under that name. The event was at a fabulous bookstore called Murder By The Book--if you live in or near Houston you’ll want to visit.
Grace Draven is tres charming in person. Readers at the event commented on their love of the way she creates gripping battle scenes in her novels.
It turns out Grace’s husband Patrick is her ace in the hole. He is into the ye olde thing *big time*. He owns a collection of antique swords which are displayed around the house (even in the bathroom!) She doesn’t look far for fight scene inspiration and he critiques her scenes for authenticity.
Jeffe Kennedy is an author I’ve become familiar with in romance circles. Her book covers just keep getting better! Last summer she won a big ole RITA award from the national romance association. See our other blog post on her latest book ARROWS OF THE HEART –it was just released yesterday.
We’ve talked about Amanda Bouchet before on Lady Smut. She had a smashingly successful debut with her KINGMAKER CHRONICLES series a few years ago. She writes strong heroines with all the romance feels. You’ll also lurv her world building chops.
Anthologies are made to introduce us to new authors and for me, the new author in this bunch is Jennifer Estes. I hadn’t heard of her before. I’m excited to get my hands on a copy of the anthology in order to check her out. If any of you out there have read any of the authors above and want to share what you think, I’m all ears. Please comment below or on our LadySmut facebook page.
Madeline Iva is a fantasy author who writes characters that like to play in the shadows. Join her cult following newsletter or her new Gothic Lair on fb. Check out Madeline’s other Lady Smut blog posts.