For me, yesterday was a special day. Not only was it the first day that Christmas is allowed into my house for the year (I’m a real Grinch up until 1st December!) but it is also the anniversary of me publishing my first book – which normally means a little reflection for me (though this year it’s also meant a big giveaway!)
Two years ago, I published a book called What Lies Beneath the Mask (which isn’t available at the moment) and started my author journey. There have certainly been ups and downs and it’s safe to say I’m far from the naive author I was two years ago. (As if to prove the point, my most recent solo release – Protectors of Poison – has already done better in two weeks than What Lies Beneath the Mask ever did!)
Earlier, I was talking to a good friend of mine about what I’d achieved in the past twelve months and I actually started to cry. Not just because I’ve survived another year either, but because it’s truly been amazing. And the thing that makes it most amazing is the people I get to share it with. I’ve met a lot of amazing people since I’ve started writing, but none more so than Skye MacKinnon, Arizona Tape, Bea Paige and Gina Wynn. They’ve really made this year possible for me and supported me in the best ways possible.
Each of these four women are so talented, I almost don’t believe they accepted me as their friends. I’ve read books from all of them and here are some of my favourites!
- Polar Destiny by Skye MacKinnon (books2read.com/polardestiny): I love Isla and her bear shifters, there’s something about her crazy situation that makes an amazing story. Plus, I have a soft spot for shifters!
- My Own Human by Arizona Tape (books2read.com/myownhuman): Many may be surprised I didn’t go for Wolf’s Whisper given my love of Aspen, but there’s something compelling about Ade and Heather’s story. It’s true Ari-magic!
- Accacia’s Curse by Bea Paige (books2read.com/accaciascurse): Accacia combines everything we know about vampires and brings a completely new angle to them. This book is enthralling, there’s no other word for it.
- Two by Two by Gina Wynn (books2read.com/2b2): This was the first book I read of Gina’s and it had me from the very start. A quirky fun take on paranormal romance and Noah’s ark all set in space.
In celebration of two years, and for reaching 2000 members in my Facebook Group, I’m holding a couple of giveaways. One is exclusive to my Facebook Group itself, but this one is open to everyone!
If you’re interested in finding out more about me, you can here:
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theparanormalcouncil
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/authorlauragreenwood