To me, Ninja authors are authors whose books I have read and re-read, book-marked with red and yellow stickers at the edges so I can always go back to the scenes I so much enjoyed in the book. I'd say also I enjoy their style of writing, the emotion potrayed in the story, the characters...
On the historical romance front, my Ninja Author is Judith McNaught. I have read almost every book she has written. I fell in love with her work after reading Whitney, My Love.
Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, she returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love...only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant Duke. Outraged, she defies her new lord.
But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot, will not, relinquish her dream of perfect love.
On the Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instruments
Oh, and Terry Prachett. Just adore his books. I'm reading this one at the moment
Aw...not to forget Francine Rivers.
These are a few of writers I truly enjoy reading their novels.
So I am still looking around for more Ninja Authors. Any recommendations? Who are your Ninja Authors?
Monday, 16 April 2012
The author of 'In Leah's Wake', Terri Guilano, will be running a Book Club Week on her blog between 23rd to 29th April. She will be hosting a range of events to help book clubs, reading groups and readers in general get more out of her contemporary fiction title, In Leah’s Wake.
For more information, please visit Terri’s blog (http://terriglong.com/blog/
in-leahs-wake-book-club-week- april-23-29/) for updates. You can also enter a competition to win an Amazon voucher worth $100 or one of five signed paperback copies. In addition, a book club/reading group will have the opportunity to win a set of up to 20 copies of Terri’s next novel, Nowhere to Run.
MONDAY 23RD APRIL: WELCOME TO IN LEAH’S WAKE
Terri shares a candid introduction to the book and her success so far and talks about the role of book bloggers and reviewers in boosting In Leah’s Wake up the charts.
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL: THE CHARACTERS OF IN LEAH’S WAKE
Terri invites readers and bloggers to share their thoughts on their favorite characters within In Leah’s Wake and talk about the moments they loved most. In the evening enjoy a live Q&A session with two pivotal characters from the novel: Zoe and her daughter, Leah.
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
An interview with Terri looks into the story behind the story: how Terri came to write In Leah’s Wake and how it came to be the “little indie book that could” selling over 100,000 copies so far!
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Answering questions by submitted book clubs, readers’ groups, readers and bloggers, Terri will share her thoughts on the novel, the writing process and what lies ahead.In the evening enjoy a Q&A session with Terri Giuliano Long and the chance to put forward your questions live
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL – SUNDAY 28TH APRIL: IN LEAH’S WAKE: IN DISCUSSION
Share your views on some of the discussion topics raised in the In Leah’s Wake reading guide. We’ll be publishing your thoughts along with any new discussion topics you suggest.
SUNDAY 29TH APRIL: LOOKING AHEAD: NOWHERE TO RUN
Terri shares her thoughts on her upcoming novel, Nowhere to Run, and talks about what it’s like to work on a very different kind of story.
This is going to be a fun event. Hope to see you there!