Books by Bloggers

This page features books by bloggers who I interact with. If you are a blogger who has published a book (traditional, or self-published) that you would like me to include on this page, please let me know using the contact form at the bottom. Where an author has only published one or two books, I have included a synopsis of the books; where they have published more, I have given a more general overview.

This listing is sorted alphabetically by author

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MIKE ALLEGRA

Sarah Gives Thanks cover

Info: Sarah Gives Thanks is a children’s book. During the nineteenth century, Sarah Josepha Hale dedicated her life to making Thanksgiving a national holiday, all while raising a family and becoming a groundbreaking writer and women’s magazine editor. Sarah Hale’s inspiring story, accompanied by luscious watercolor illustrations, tells the tale of one woman who wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Buy from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

Author blog: mikeallegra.com

Read Vanessa’s interview with Mike Allegra: here.

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NICOLA BAIRD

Homemade Kids coverThe Estate We're In coverSave Cash and Save the Planet coverIslington Faces coverCoconut Wireless

Info: Nicola Baird is a city-based environmental journalist/author. She has written several books, mostly focusing on eco-friendly living. Coconut Wireless is her first e-novel, inspired by the time she spent living in the Soloman Islands. Half of the profit from Coconut Wireless will be given to support projects working with Solomon Islands women and children.

Buy from: Amazon, Smashwords (Smashwords is for Coconut Wireless only. All books available from Amazon).

Author blogs: homemadekids.wordpress.com, aroundbritainnoplane.blogspot.co.uk, islingtonfacesblog.com.

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C. S. Boyack

C S Boyack books

The Playground cover

Info: C.S. Boyack likes to write about things that have something unusual. His works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. He says “I hope you enjoy the ride”.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: Entertaining Stories.

Read Vanessa’s interview with C.S. Boyack: here.
Read Vanessa’s interview with Craig’s spokesmodel Lisa Burton: here.

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JENNIFER M. EATON

The First Day of the New TomorrowMake Believe coverPaper Wishes cover

Fire in the WoodsAshes in the Sky

Info: Jennifer M. Eaton is a contemporary blender of speculative fiction and romance. Her work ranges from the sweet contemporary romances of Paper Wishes, to the dystopian society of Last Winter Red (Published in Make Believe) to the urban fantasy of The First Day of the New Tomorrow and beyond in Fire in the Woods, and Ashes in the Sky.

Buy from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

Author website: jennifermeaton.com

Read Vanessa’s interviews with Jennifer M. Eaton: Here, here, and here.

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J. KELLER FORD

Make Believe cover One More Day coverReading glasses

Dragon King cover

Coming Soon: In the Shadow of the Dragon King (Part of the Fallhollow Trilogy)  Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte. Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where he’s supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.

Info:   J. (Jenny) Keller Ford is a scribbler of Young Adult and New Adult speculative fiction. The Amulet of Ormisez is published in Make Believe.  Dragon Flight is published in One More Day. The Passion of Millie Hudson is published in Reading Glasses.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: jennykellerford.wordpress.com

Read Vaness’a interview with J. Keller-Ford: Here.

Read Vanessa’s recipes for Jenny’s Fallhollow Trilogy : Here.

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DARLENE FOSTER

Amanda in Alberta coverAmanda in Arabia coverAmanda in England cover

Amanda in Spain coverCerdito cover

Info: Darlene Foster has four published books in a series about a young girl who loves to travel, Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain-The Girl in the Painting, Amanda in England-the Missing Novel and Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone. She also has a bi-lingual book, Pig on Trial/Cerito a juicio in English and Spanish. Readers from seven to seventy plus enjoy following Amanda and her adventures.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: darlenefoster.wordpress.com

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CRAIG HALLAM

Graeveburn coverAlan ShawNBB book cover

Info: GREAVEBURN – From the crumbling belfry to the citadel’s stained glass eye, across acres of cobbled streets and alleyways , Greaveburn is a city with darkness at its core. Archduke Choler sits on the throne, his black sealed letters foretell death for the person named inside. Abrasia, the rightful heir, with her father murdered, lives as a recluse in order to stay alive. Under the cobbled streets lurk the Broken Folk, led by the hideously deformed Darrant, a man who once swore to protect the city. In a darkened laboratory, the devious Professor Loosestrife builds a contraption known only as “The Womb”. With Greaveburn being torn apart around her, can Abrasia avenge her father’s murder before the Archduke’s letter spells her doom.

See Amazon link for info on The Adventures of Alan Shaw and Not Before Bed.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: craighallam.wordpress.com

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KOURTNEY HEINTZ / K.C. TANSLEY

The Six Train to WisconsinThe Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

(The Six Train to Wisconsin was a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist)

Info:   THE SIX TRAIN TO WISCONSIN – There is one person that ties Oliver Richter to this world: his wife Kai. For Kai, Oliver is the keeper of her secrets. When her telepathy spirals out of control and inundates her mind with the thoughts and emotions of everyone within a half-mile radius, the life they built together in Manhattan is threatened. To save her, Oliver brings her to the hometown he abandoned—Butternut, Wisconsin—where the secrets of his past remain buried. But the past has a way of refusing to stay dead. Can Kai save Oliver before his secrets claim their future?

THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS – She tried to ignore them. But some things won’t be ignored.

Buy from: Amazon (Six Train), and Amazon (TGWIG).

Author blog: kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com

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ROBERT HOOKEY

Bellman cover

Info: Robert Hookey is a bellman. In this book we get the lowdown on what REALLY goes on in hotels, through the eyes of a long-suffering bellman. They call him The Hook.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com

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KATE JOHNSTON

Writer Uninterrupted coverWriter Uninterrupted Book 2 cover

Info: Writer…Uninterrupted is a series of handbooks for those who want to make writing an integral part of their lives. Kate Johnston, a published author, freelance writing coach, and creative writing teacher, shares her personal experiences and offers guidance to writers at all stages of their quest.

Buy from: Book 1 on Amazon, Book 2 on Amazon.

Author blog: 4amwriter.com

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TERESA KARLINSKI

Flash in the Pan 1 coverFlash in the Pan 2 coverWave of Emotion coverFlashes from the Bistro coverFinding the Path cover

Info: Teresa Karlinski’s writing specialism is the short story. She is a contributing flash fiction author in the above titles and more.

Buy from: Redmund Productions.

Author blog: letscutthecrap.wordpress.com

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BETSY KEREKES

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage cover

Info: A slim, handy, easy read filled with great practical advice that will be a benefit to all married couples, regardless of religion, age, years married, etc. If you want your good marriage or serious relationship to be great, this is the book for you. There are tips for dealing with arguments, sharing household chores, handling criticism gracefully, offering help without being demeaning, and more. There will be no regrets for purchasing this book for yourself and all your married or near-married friends.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: parentingisfunny.wordpress.com

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LORNA LEE

How Was I Supposed to Know coverNever Turn Back

Info: How Was I Supposed to Know? is a memoir. Lorna is like everyone you’ve ever known. She is also like no one you’ll ever meet again. She’s just an ordinary person trying to make the best of the predicament du jour. What makes her different? The answers are revealed in this, her first, book.

Never Turn Back is based on the life of Lorna Lee’s grandmother, it is part fiction, part reality.  Meri Vaarsara had a dream and something to prove. She also had incredibly bad fortune and even worse timing. Her dream was to become a famous fashion designer in Paris. So at the tender age of eighteen, Meri left the security of her family and her home for a country where she didn’t speak the language and she didn’t know a soul.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: lornasvoice.com

Read Vanessa’s interview with Lorna: here.

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J L PHILLIPS

The Canine Caper coverA Case of Deceit resize

Info: The Canine Caper – DeeDee Watson is a private investigator. Business has been a little slow. She accepts a new case from a rich client to find a stolen family keepsake. Dee’s capable hands are full and no problem with this case is too big for her to take care of. Or at least that’s what she thinks…

A Case of Deceit – DeeDee Watson receives a desperate phone call from an old college roommate. Dee can’t turn down a plea for help from a friend, so, along with Tee, her trusty sidekick, she agrees to help. With a cast of quirky characters and lots of twists and turns Dee must find a killer before turning into their next victim in this case of Deceit.

Buy from: Canine Caper on Amazon, Case of Deceit on Amazon.

Author blog: tobreatheistowrite.com

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CARRIE RUBIN

The Seneca Scourge book coverEating Bull

Info: The Seneca Scourge is a Medical Thriller. A young physician, caught up in the worst influenza pandemic of all time, teams up with a mysterious new research virologist, whose motivation to contain the deadly outbreak may prove different from her own.

Eating Bull: Jeremy, a lonely and obese teenager, shoots into the limelight when a headstrong public health nurse persuades him to sue the food industry. Tossed into a storm of media buzz and bullying, the teen draws the attention of a deranged killer who’s targeting the obese. Soon the boy, the nurse, and their loved ones take center stage in a delusional man’s drama. Only when it’s too late do they discover he’s someone they know.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: carrierubin.com

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KAREN STANFORD

Grandmas Beach cover

Info: A day at the beach with Grandma turns out to be a lot more than swimming and building sand castles. Join us in our adventure as we explore tide pools and discover the creatures within. Find out what happens to make this the best beach trip ever! Grandma’s Beach is based on real events that occurred while visiting Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, California. Josh McGill’s illustrations bring out the excitement of each discovery.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: mpozzanghera.wordpress.com

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CHARISSA STASTNY

Charissa Stastny booksI

Info: The Bending Willow Trilogy is a clean, romantic suspense series takes opposites to extremes. Suvi Goldstein is torn between violent men in one world and a forgiving man in another, but must overcome dark secrets from her past to ultimately find redemption and love.

Buy from: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords.

Author blog: joyinthemoments.wordpress.com

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BARB TAUB

Null City book 1 coverNull City book 2 coverNull City book 3 coverNull City book 4 coverDo Not Wash Hands in Plates cover

Info: The Null City Series – Superpowers suck. If you just want to live a normal life, Null City is only a Metro ride away. After one day there, imps become baristas, and hellhounds become poodles. Demons settle down, become parents, join the PTA, and worry about their taxes.

Do Not Wash Hands in Plates: This is the true story of three women eating their way across India in search of adventure, elephants, temples, palaces, western toilets, monkeys, the perfect paratha…and the kindness of Indian strangers.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: barbtaub.com

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LORINDA J TAYLOR

Termite Queen 1 coverTermite Queen 2 coverLabors 1 coverLabors 2 coverLabors 3 coverMonster coverBlessing cover

Info: Lorinda J Taylor writes Science Fiction & Fantasy with a literary twist: intelligent alien termites reliving the myths of Earth, plus a lot more fascinating stuff!

Buy from: Amazon, Smashwords.

Author blogs: termitewriter.blogspot.com, termitespeaker.blogspot.com.

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PAMELA WIGHT

The Right Wrong Man coverTwin Desires cover

Info: THE RIGHT WRONG MAN – Meredith Powers’ career as a medical editor seems safe enough as she searches for love with the right man. But she is pulled suddenly from her serene world in Boston to one of intrigue, kidnapping, and murder in the Caribbean. TWIN DESIRES – This romantic suspense follows Sandra Eastman and the two men who almost destroy her world. Blake Sinclair, Sandra’s boss and president of a prestigious investment firm, is successful and charismatic. But his twin brother, Alex, is his opposite – a twisted, tormented soul. Sandra becomes a pawn in a deadly game between these powerful opposing forces.

Buy from: Amazon.

Author blog: roughwighting.net

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If you would like your book included, or if you are already included and would like to change/update your information, please use the form below, with as much detail as possible. I will reply to all requests I receive, so if you have not heard back from me within about a week, it probably means I haven’t received it, so please try again!

NOTE: Using the contact form will send a private message to me, if you want to make a comment that will be publicly viewable on this page, then please use the comment box at the bottom of all the comments.

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20 responses to “Books by Bloggers

  1. What a nice idea. Thank you Vanessa!

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring my book Vanessa! It’s awesome to be here. 🙂

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  3. Vanessa, you are very generous, thank you. Some great reading ideas here plus a cheeky question – is the cover of the Seneca Scourge you?

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  4. Vanessa,
    How cool are you? I’m touched by your act of selfless generosity. Having friends like you makes all the difference in the world.
    Thank you is all I have, but I hope it’s enough, my friend.

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    • Well that’s one of the lovely things about the blogging community, we all help and support each other where we can don’t we. So I don’t see it as a selfless act, because it makes me feel happy that I can do my bit as part of that community!

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  5. Thank you, Vanessa. What a nice treat to be included here! I appreciate you mentioning my book, and I look forward to browsing through the ones above that I haven’t already discovered. 🙂

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  6. This is fantastic, my friend. Many thanks!

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  7. Superfragilisticexpialidocious: the biggest / longest word I can come up with to show you how wonderful you are. Gives me shivers to be included with these awesome n.o.v.e.l. writers. This is special and a fantastic idea. Wow. Thank you, Vanessa. 🙂

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  9. There’s my name! In print! On YOUR blog! I have truly arrived. 😉 Thanks a mil!

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  11. Great idea. I just wish I had something published to be included!

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