Elite New To Me Authors

So today this is where we discuss my favorite new to me authors that I have discovered this past year and there are so many great authors that I took a chance on and I am so glad that I did!!! And I want to share my favorites of the  year. Its always such a heartwarming experience to discover fresh voices!!!

Lisa Renee Jones

This is an author that has been around for so long, and I finally picked her up for the first time this year and I really had a good time with exploring some of her work. She has so many books so it might take a while before I get a good handle on it but looking forward to exploring it further.

About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily

Amalie Howard

This author is an author that has actually been writing for quite a long while, but I fell in love with her Beast of Beswick novel and really drawn to how she handled regency romance.

About Amalie Howard

AMALIE HOWARD is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. The sequel, Bloodcraft, was a silver IPPY medalist and a Children's Moonbeam award winner. She is also the co-author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX, written with her good friend and fellow author, Angie Morgan.

As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children.

Jessie Mihalik

I read this author with her new sci fi series and man I LOVED her writing so much. I was drawn into the soap opera romance theme she put into play.

About Jessie Mihalik

Author of Polaris Rising, a romantic science fiction novel out now from Harper Voyager. For a peek at the first three chapters, visit my website. Aurora Blazing, the second book in the series, arrives in October! The first chapter is available!

Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full time from her home in Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op video games with her husband, trying out new board games, or reading books pulled from her overflowing bookshelves.

Milla Vane

Epic Fantasy Adult Romance is a rare commodity among the romance fiction genre, and Milla Vane rocks the house with it. It does have a bit darker edgy theme to it which I adore. Her books are so addicting and I can’t wait to see what she delivers in the future.

About Milla Vane

Milla Vane is an alternate name for author Meljean Brook.

Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing-and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her own.

Meljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.

Melissa Foster

I tried out this author for the first time, I have seen her around forever it seems but for some reason I never grabbed her up until now. But she has such a charm quality to her writing that I fell in love with.

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women's fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Brittainy Cherry

I didn’t know hardly anything about this author until I saw “Southern Storms” on Amazon and quite frankly I just grabbed it up due to the cover and it was FANTASTIC!! Definitely want to read more of her work this upcoming year. I loved how genuine of a feel her writing felt to me.

About Brittainy C. Cherry

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author. She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

Meagan McKinney

This is an author I have had on my TBR for the longest time, like years! And so a buddy reader and I got our butts in gear and picked up TWO of her books and I LOVED them. If you love a great angst in a romance, this is a historical author you need in your life.

About Meagan McKinney

Ruth Leslie Goodman Roberson (1961), well-known as Meagan McKinney gave up a thriving career as a biologist to become a full-time romance writer. She is author of over 20 critically acclaimed novels. Divorced, she lives with her two children in in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jessica Scott

This author is known for her talent in writing military romance and as I have a weakness for this sub genre, I finally grabbed her up in a novella this past week and man it was so GOOD….emotionally raw and beautiful. I can’t wait to pick more of her work soon.

About Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is an active duty army officer, a veteran of the Iraq war, is the mother of two daughters, a small zoo consisting of too many cats, dogs and the occasional domesticated rodent, and wife to a retired NCO.

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