Favorite New Authors: Fiction


Switch by Karen Prince

 SWITCH! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu
Written by Karen Prince

Amazon’s Book Description:

Currently #1 on Goodreads “Best Fantasy/Fiction for Teens” and “Most Original” lists.

Switch! A fantasy adventure about magic, friendship and bravery, but also about bad judgement, rascally witches and thoroughly irresponsible adults.

My Review:

To begin with, I fell in love with the cover of this book. How intriguing!
Since I’m a lover of Fantasy, I began to read and found I couldn’t put it down.
What fun!
This is a great imaginative adventure. The characters are delightful, the story witty and well thought-out.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys the thrill of an imaginative read filled with danger, triumph and courage. There’s someone in here for every reader, come see who you identify with! 🙂



Children of the Fog

 Children of the Fog

 Written by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Amazon book description:

  • International & National Bestseller with over 70,000 copies sold worldwide
  • A Top 100 Paid Best Seller on Amazon
  • #4 in Amazon Top 100 Paid Best Sellers (overall in March 2012)
  • Top 100 Bestseller in Thrillers, Suspense, Horror, Paranormal, Occult, Ghosts
  • #1 Horror, #1 Occult, #1 Ghosts
 YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose!

My Review:

Cheryl Kaye Tardif writes a great character. Sadie is flawed, she thinks illogically, she doesn’t always stand up for herself but she loves her son with great passion, she tries to hold on to her failing marriage by hoping it will magically get better, she wants to be a “good” person.
Sound familiar? Don’t we all know a “Sadie” or maybe we even ARE a Sadie!
This is a great read. The author hooks you right away with a gasp and an urge to read more. THIS is how you write a book. She also knows how to create a scene where you’ll be wondering what you would do if you were Sadie.
Well done!
I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading others by this author.


Weissensteiners book


 The Luck of the Weissensteiners 

 Written by Christoph Fischer

Amazon book description:

“…an eye opening and heart-warming story of survival…”

“the essence of human nature” in the beautiful historic setting of Bratislava in 1933

“Left me breathless and in awe” – “should be mandatory reading in history class”

Click here to Watch the trailer 

My Review:

Follow the story of a young woman caught up in the upheaval leading up to and during the reign of Hitler. She and her family escaped Russia and came to Bratislava, in Slovakia, at just the right time. But the next wave is threating to sweep them away.

This defines a time when people could not be who they really are, everything was secret, and no one was trustworthy – sometimes even relatives. Christoph Fischer has made my heart weep, as well as rejoice, for these people as they try to simply live their lives but are unable to do that fully. Although they have to cope with fear daily, they also find reasons to love, cherish and celebrate life.
It can be difficult to imagine living as these people had to, but the author has brought their lives to life and to light. Well done!

To Learn more about this author and his works, click here!



 Troubled Sea

 Written by Jinx Schwartz


Amazon’s book description: 

Winner: International EPPIE Award for Best Mystery.

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and and she’s not afraid to use it.
She’s a globe-trotting civil engineer with swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream. 
Plying the San Francisco waterfront, trolling for triceps, her attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts–especially their predominantly male skippers–and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.
In spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical, Hetta buys her dream boat, but shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta’s own self-destructive foibles, give a whole new meaning to the phrase “sink or swim!”

My Review:

Jinx Schwartz is an award winning author and has written a series of books centered around living on board a boat. Can you imagine the freedom? The adventure? After reading these books, I can! Her books are exciting and held my  interest from beginning to end.

Ms Schwartz has a great writing style. You feel you know her characters and want to learn more and more about them. Her storylines keep you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what in the world will happen next!

EXCELLENT stories, EXCELLENT characters = wonderful reads.
Don’t miss these! :)

The first book in the Hetta Coffey series, “Just Add Water” (EPPIE award for Best Mystery) introduces you to Hetta, a spunky Texan who never learned to take “no” for an answer! You’ll love her sassy charm and humor as she learns to “drive a boat”.
Once you’ve read this one, you won’t want to stop so here’s the list of the rest of her books:
2. Just Add Salt
3. Just Add  Trouble (was a finalist for Best Mystery)
4. Just  Desserts
5. Just the Pits

She has also written:

Troubled Sea (Also one of my favorites!)
Land of Mountains
The Texicans

Check them all out at Ms Schwartz’s page on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_8?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=jinx+schwartz&sprefix=jinx+sch%2Caps%2C206as well as at her website at http://jinxschwartz.com/

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fightingfatforfit.tumblr.com
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 17:20:05

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    Liked by 1 person


  2. olganm
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 22:10:26

    So many great books. Thanks Susan!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Lisa Gillis
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 08:38:12

    So many great books going on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Sarah Mallery (S. R. Mallery)
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 16:01:11

    I can certainly attest to Ms. Schwartz’s wonderful writing!!

    Liked by 1 person


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