We all have a romance writer who was ‘our first’. For me, it was Johanna Lindsey. I had never read a romance novel before when I picked up ‘Hearts Aflame’. OMG! From that point, I read her backlist and every new release thereafter.
Johanna was known for her ‘mastery of historical romance’ according to Entertainment Weekly. With sixty million copies of her novels sold, I was not alone in my adoration of Ms. Lindsey. Although she had a couple of sci-fi romances, she captivated me with her historical novels.
My two favorite books by Johanna are ‘A Heart So Wild’ and ‘Glorious Angel’.
If you love historical romance and have never read Johanna, you need to pick up one of her books. Her Malory family books are wonderful. Fabio made an appearance on one of her covers as James Malory.
I’m sad to think, I’ll never read another historical romance from this wonderful author.
I met Carol Van Natta at RomCon many years ago and fell in instant like. She’s a speculative romance writer like me, including a fellow Magic, New Mexico contributor to the incredible world S.E. Smith created.
Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5)
In a dying fairy fantasyland, can two shifters tell if the magic between them is real?
While volunteering for hurricane cleanup, sheriff’s deputy and leopard shifter Chantal Hammond stumbles across two escapees from a fairy fantasyland. Unfortunately, when she tries to help, she ends up trapped. She quickly discovers she’s lost in a mini-world of trouble, and more captives need rescuing.
Prehistoric sloth shifter Dauro de Mar and his friends have cruelly been imprisoned in their animal forms for years. His plan to lead the escape is mostly wishful thinking until an intoxicating and magical leopard shifter arrives still in her human form. She’s their game changer.
It’s going to take Chantal’s and Dauro’s combined skills, magic, and courage to evade evil hunters and greedy fairies, and get everyone out of this mess. Especially since the fairy fantasyland is disintegrating. Can they fight off danger—and their sizzling attraction—long enough to win their freedom? Or will they be destroyed by the mother of all storms when this magical land dies?
Find out today in Shifter’s Storm, another sizzling hot Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta.
Shifter’s Storm is a complete story with a happily-ever-after and no cliffhanger, and can be enjoyed without having read the rest of the series.
I had the pleasure of chatting with VA Dold/Tory Austin at the recent Fort Myers Reader Fest Event. I met Vickie at Romcon 2013 and we have been friends since. Vickie started writing six months before I did. I use the same editor she does! Vickie runs the ARC conference, which I will be attending in New Orleans January 2017. She writes about wolf-shifters in New Orleans as V.A. Dold and cowboys in Texas as Tory Austin.
I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with Terry Spear and several of her readers at the recent Coastal Magic Con. Terry writes shifter romances and shared with us more about her urban fantasy worlds and the characters in them.
I met Terry originally at Romcon2013 where I was her scribe during a Armageddon workshop where we were wolf-shifters. I have since seen her at Readers & Readers and Coastal Magic. When we can, we have lunch or dinner to catch up.