Authors to Read: Literary Fiction Genre

Authors to Read: Literary Fiction Genre

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READERS: Please check out the amazing and talented authors listed below. I have categorized alphabetically by first name. Once a month I offer the opportunity for writers to share their work (see work/comments) on my blog, and this list is a collection of the work authors have submitted.

AUTHORS: If I made an error, or you would like to add something else, please let me know via email: brittneysahin@gmail.com (or in the comments) & I will correct it.

Literary Fiction

Subgenres: (A-adventure; C-contemp; H-humor; P:poetry; CL-chicklit; HT: historical, CA-coming of age: W: Women’s Lit; R: Romance; S-Suspense; M: metaphysical; t-travel)

  • Allan Hudson (Action): The Dark Side of a Promise

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Dark Side of a Promise takes you from the coast of New Brunswick to the rivers of Bangladesh. Two men seek revenge, one for justice, the other to satisfy his tortured soul. Discover what it takes to track down a coldblooded killer. You’ll meet a desperate man with horrifying plans to revenge his children. More importantly you’ll get to know the man that does the work for him, none other than Bartolo Rizzato, the person that Drake Alexander is pursuing. Three long years have gone by since they began hunting for the man that killed Williston Payne’s sister. He’s rumoured to be in Asia. Amazon link

  • Balroop Singh (P): Sublime Shadows of Life

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Sublime Shadows of Life is a comment on life, its turbulent curves and relationships. It envisions people through the prism of poetry. I, you, he, we and they are universal symbols which highlight the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful. Link to Buy. See other work here.

  • Belinda G. Buchanan (W): After All Is Said And Done: A Novel of Infidelity, Healing, & Forgiveness

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What would you do if you found out the son you loved wasn’t yours?  Ethan Harrington’s world has just been shattered… Nobody wakes up one morning and decides this is the day they are going to cheat on their spouse, but when the opportunity presents itself – it ultimately becomes a choice, and that choice, whether good or bad, can have irrevocable consequences. At thirty-four years of age, Ethan is a brilliant doctor, devoted husband, father to be – and borderline alcoholic. He has spent the better part of a year trying to forgive his wife, Jessica, for her infidelity, but her betrayal with a colleague of his has left him hurt beyond words. That hurt slowly begins to heal with the birth of his son, but it isn’t long before he finds out the devastating secret that Jessica has been so desperately trying to keep from him. Ethan’s life steadily begins to crumble – and his drinking, fueled by this discovery, slowly engulfs him. With his marriage now in pieces and his sanity questionable, Ethan struggles to come to terms with his alcoholism and face a past that he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. Amazon Link to buy / B&N link to buy

  • Bette Stevens (C.A/HT.)- Dog Bone Soup: A Boomer’s Journey

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Shawn Daniels’s father is the town drunk. Shawn and his brother Willie are in charge of handling everything that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home—lugging in water for cooking and cleaning, splitting and stacking firewood…But when chores are done, these resourceful kids strike out on boundless adventures that don’t cost a dime. DOG BONE SOUP is the poignant tale of a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in America in the 50s and 60s, when others were living The American Dream. Link to Buy

  • Christine Plouvier: Irish Firebrands

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How far will a man go, to know his father? To be a father? All his life, Dillon Carroll has felt cut off from the past by his lack of parents. Half his life, he’s felt cut off from the future by his lack of posterity. He thinks of his chain of ancestors: the chain that ends with him…. Travel with Dillon and genealogist Lana Pedersen, who becomes his last hope for reconnecting with his roots, and with the meaning of his life: to fulfill his dream of belonging somewhere, to someone, forever…. Smashwords Link to buy; paperback link to buy

  • Christopher Slater (H): Pup: A Novel of Accidental Heroism

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This is not the story of a hero. So begins the story of one of the most distinctive heroes you’ll ever meet. Drafted into a war he barely comprehends with no taste for combat, Pup will find himself thrust into the very center of the conflict. How he affects that conflict, and how this changes him and everyone around him, is the soul of this utterly unique war story. Equal parts adventure and farce, tragedy and comedy, PUP introduces an unforgettable accidental hero to war literature, and announces Christopher Slater as a resonant new voice. Link to buy

  • Claire Fullerton (C, H): A Portal in Time

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When we are inexplicably drawn to love and a particular place, is it coincidence, or have we loved before? Enigmatic and spirited Anna Lucera is gifted with an uncanny sixth-sense and is intrigued by all things mystical. When her green, cat-eyes and long, black hair capture the attention of a young lawyer named Kevin Townsend, a romance ensues which leads them to the hauntingly beautiful region of California’s Carmel-By-The-Sea where Anna is intuitively drawn to the Madiera Hotel. Everything about the hotel and Carmel-By-The-Sea heightens her senses and speaks to Anna as if she had been there before. As Anna’s memory unravels the puzzle, she is drawn into a past that’s eerily familiar and a life she just may have lived before. Amazon link to buy

  • Claire Fullerton: Dancing to an Irish Reel

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On sabbatical from her job in the LA record business, Hailey takes a trip to Ireland for the vacation of a lifetime. What she finds is a job offer too good to turn down. Her new job comes with one major complication—Liam Hennessey. He’s a famous Irish musician whose entire live has revolved around performing. And Hailey falls in love with him. Although Liam’s not so sure love is in the cards for him, he’s not willing to push her away completely. And so begins Hailey’s journey to a colorful land that changes her life, unites her with friends more colorful than the Irish landscape, and gives her a chance at happiness she’s never found before. Amazon link to buy

  • Elinor Florence (R,S,HT): Bird’s Eye View

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Rose, a Canadian intelligence officer in Britain in World War II, struggles with conflicting feelings about the war and a superior’s attention. Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada declares war against Germany in World War II, she joins the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as an aerial photographic interpreter. Working with intelligence officers at RAF Medmenham in England, Rose spies on the enemy from the sky, watching the war unfold through her magnifying glass. When her commanding officer, Gideon Fowler, sets his sights on Rose, both professionally and personally, her prospects look bright. But can he be trusted? As she becomes increasingly disillusioned by the destruction of war and Gideon’s affections, tragedy strikes, and Rose’s world falls apart. Rose struggles to rebuild her shattered life, and finds that victory ultimately lies within herself. Her path to maturity is a painful one, paralleled by the slow, agonizing progress of the war and Canada’s emergence from Britain’s shadow. Amazon link to buy

  • Fiona Tarr: Seed of Hope (Covenant of Grace Book 2)

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The untold story of King David…… Good and evil may never be the same…..
Rumours of the new King, his young wife and her unborn child have reached Martinez and the former general has no choice but to return to serve his King. Nathaniel the prophet claims King David must seek out the Ark of the Covenant of God and David insists Martinez should join him in the search. Martinez has reservations and a foreboding feeling, yet he will put aside his personal aspirations, leave his beloved quiet farm life and return to the Capital with a heart burdened with responsibility.
Old enemies will conspire as the Universe will reunite old friends to save the life of a loved one, to find the Ark and to fight to restore balance once more….
*Buy Seed of Hope, register online at http://www.atime2write.com.au/contact and receive your free copy of Book 1 Destiny of Kings* AMAZON

  • J.A. Owenby (D): Blurred Lines

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Lexi is used to a difficult life, bouncing around from foster home to foster home, but all that changes when she meets her best friend, Olivia. Lexi has finally found a family. Three years have passed, and Lexi is beginning to think the dark secret she left behind might stay buried. Then Olivia begins dating the high school bad ass and everything takes a wrong turn. Life has suddenly blurred the line of what is acceptable and what isn’t as Lexi struggles with if she should step in to protect her friend. There’s more than just friendship at risk; she fears her secret will come to the surface. What will she do? Link to buy

  • J.A. Owenby (D): Tears in the Sun

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A Short Story – Lacey, a senior in high school, has never heard of borderline personality disorder yet she lives with it every day. As she begins realizing her family isn’t as normal as she thought, she searches for help and answers. Those answers turn her world upside down, and she is left with making life changing decisions for not only herself, but her mentally ill mother who she loves more than anything. Link to buy

  • Judith Barrow (HT): Changing Patterns51h2kATPa8L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX324_SY324_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA346_SH20_OU02_

In May 1950, Britain is struggling with the hardships of rationing and the aftermath of the SecondWorldWar. Peter Schormann, a German ex-prisoner of war, has left his home country to be with Mary Howarth, matron of a small hospital in Wales. The two met when Mary was a nurse at the POW camp hospital. They intend to marry, but the memory of Frank Shuttleworth, an ex-boyfriend of Mary’s, continues to haunt them and there are many obstacles in the way of their happiness, not the least of which is Mary’s troubled family. When tragedy strikes, Mary hopes it will unite her siblings, but it is only when a child disappears that the whole family pulls together to save one of their own from a common enemy. LINK TO BUY

  • Judith Barrow (HT): Pattern of Shadows

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Mary is a nursing sister at Lancashire prison camp for the housing and treatment of German POWs. Life at work is difficult but fulfilling, life at home a constant round of arguments, until Frank Shuttleworth, a guard at the camp turns up. Frank is difficult to love but persistent and won’t leave until Mary agrees to walk out with him. LINK TO BUY

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From his early childhood, Matthew Collins sought love and acceptance from his father, who was raised as the bastard child of a famous artist. Matthew struggled with jealousy toward his younger brothers, and he questioned the morals and values of people around him. As an adult, Matthew lived life his way, with years of lying, womanizing, and heavy drinking. Though married four times, did he ever find unconditional love? Would Matthew’s high intelligence, his love for his two daughters, and his unique philosophy of life help him rise above his demons? Link to buy

  • K.D. Rose (H/P): Brevity of Twitkdrosecover1650x2500-264x400Humor in 140 characters or less. A witty walk through the minefield of tweeting, twitter, and the many uses we have socially for it. From serious poetry to a scandalous take on improper grammar, this fast paced take on the brevity of chatting in 140 characters or less will have you falling in love with tweeting all over again. Link to Buy
  • Lizabeth Scott (R): Sweet Temptation: Chellie & Siran (The Royal Vow, Series book 4)

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Giving in to one simply divine temptation changed the course of her life forever. Chellie’s world spiraled out of control, and she had no one to blame, but the one man who lied and betrayed her. Her one night of unrivaled passion became the worst and most cherished moment of her life.  Prince Siran SuMartra stood fourth in line for the throne. Nothing was expected of him, and that’s exactly what he delivered. The image he put forth to the public was becoming tiresome to maintain. When he woke disorientated in yet another strange bed, with a woman he couldn’t remember, he knew it was time to change and take his place beside his brothers.  Years later, two very different people come together and discover they’re bound through a common bond. Prince Siran sets out to make amends. Chellie knows putting her trust in him again would only lead to another sweet temptation.  Kobo / AMAZON/ IBOOKS

  • Loretta Livingstone (HF): Out of Time

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Out of Time is historical fiction set partly in 1191 partly in 2006 with elements of time travel. For many years, the old tree stood alone as history unfolded around it. Today, the heat enveloped it in a shimmering haze. Although there was no breeze, the leaves began to tremble. A low hum seemed to come from deep within. As Marion stumbled towards it that sultry spring day, how could she have known she was the one it had been waiting for? How could she have guessed it would draw her into the very fabric of time? How could she have imagined the danger she would face? For the tree was the gateway between two worlds. Amazon link to buy

  • Lucinda E Clarke (A/T)- Amie and the Child of Africa

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Amie has no idea of the dangers she’ll face as she sets out to find the child she lost in Togodo when the civil war erupted. She finds herself alone in the bush with only her wits to protect her against Africa’s wildlife and a terrorist organization with international connections. She meets up with friends old and new but, who can she trust? One of them is not telling her the truth. The witch doctor predicts her future but can Amie believe what she says? A fast paced adventure story set against the background of the Dark Continent. Amazon link to buy

  • Lucy Brazier (C) – Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

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Secret Diary Of PorterGirl started life as a blog. It upset some people in high places, which is only right and proper. Those types are used to that sort of thing. They probably won’t be best pleased about the book, either, which is why you should buy it. It’s all about the little people, upsetting people in high places. Link to Buy

  • Mary Smith: No More Mulberries

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Scottish-born midwife, Miriam loves her work at a health clinic in rural Afghanistan and the warmth and humour of her women friends in the village, but she can no longer ignore the cracks appearing in her marriage. Her doctor husband has changed from the loving, easy-going man she married and she fears he regrets taking on a widow with a young son, who seems determined to remain distant from his stepfather. When Miriam acts as translator at a medical teaching camp she hopes time apart might help her understand the cause of their problems. Instead, she must focus on helping women desperate for medical care and has little time to think about her failing marriage. When an old friend appears, urging her to visit the village where she and her first husband had been so happy. Miriam finds herself travelling on a journey into her past, searching for answers to why her marriage is going so horribly wrong. Her husband, too, has a past of his own – from being shunned as a child to the loss of his first love. Link to Buy

  • Paula Acton (c): Disintegration & Other Stories

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A series of short stories about when the fairy tale ends and everything falls apart. Love, death and revenge all feature in these tales where not everything is as it seems. The phrase till death do us part takes on a different meaning in both Disintegration and Empty, while Table For One and Deuce examine the more humorous side of betrayal. Link to buy

  • Sue Vincent & Stuart FranceBut ‘n Ben: Book 1 of Lands of Exile (Vol. 1)

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For once, Don was right… it was all Wen’s fault. If only Ben had not insisted in going back for the gun… Don and Wen should hand themselves in and share the fate of their co-conspirator. It would be the noble thing to do. Does this course of action appeal to our errant duo? Not on your Nelly! As Ben languishes in the dank cells of Bakewell Gaol, Don and Wen hit the road. Their headlong dash for freedom takes them north, where they are beset by a host of ‘Orphan Stones’ clamouring to be led back home. But they are not alone… and the sinister Black Shade is not the only thing dogging their heels as they blaze their customary trail through the signs, seals and sacred sites of old Albion. The unofficial re-siting of an ancient stone is viewed in a rather negative manner by the authorities. Ben has been arrested and the other two birds have flown. Heading north, Don and Wen follow the whisperings of ancient stones carved with enigmatic symbols, unaware that they are being followed. Their journey takes them through Cumbria and into Scotland, visiting ancient and historical sites, whilst piecing together fragments of the secret and magical history of Albion. Full colour photographic illustrations. Link to buy

  • Susan Toy (CA): That Last Summer

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Susan M. Toy captures the magic of the summer of ’65 in this tale of love and loss of innocence. The lake is alive with boys and girls, skiing and romancing. Rachel constantly spars with her younger sister, neither girl realizing the extent of life-changing problems that float below the surface for both a friend’s family and their own. Toy writes with confidence and elegance in That Last Summer and, as Juliet says in a famous scene performed around an August bonfire, “Parting is such sweet sorrow … ” Amazon link

  • Tammy J. PalmerPlaying House

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Ginny Cotton, bike riding, chess playing, loan processor, has set a new goal: find someone to have sex with. Soon. As in tonight. It’s the only way to get over Jason, her best friend, the guy she’s been waiting for since high school—the guy who is now engaged to her sister. Ginny saved her virginity for Jason because he doesn’t believe in premarital sex. What better way to finally get over him, than to sleep with someone else? The hot guy Ginny meets through a dating site seems like the perfect choice. There’s only one problem. To achieve her goal—and Ginny always achieves her goals— she must first overcome the anxiety that has been holding her back her whole life. Amazon

  • Tina Frisco (M): Plateau

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W’Hyani was born strong, willful, and the predestined Keeper of the Crystal Heart, the key to unlocking the mystery of the Great Mosaic of Life. Unaware of the shard’s significance, W’Hyani’s fortitude begins being tested by the cosmic forces that sculpted her destiny. She ultimately comes face-to-face with herself in a battle that would shrink the will of even the most intrepid warrior, unaware that the realization of her destiny will irrevocably impact all beings on earth and beyond. The Great Mosaic of Life holds a message of hope that would allow us to see and live beyond the year 2012. Amazon link to buy

  • Tracy A. Fischer (CL): The Sort of Life of Julie Winterfeldt

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Julie Winterfeldt is newly single, and not by choice. Her seemingly perfect marriage of seven years was ended when Julie finds that her husband, Daniel, has an apparently not-too-passing interest in gay porn. And in being gay, in general. Divorced in her mid-thirties and finding herself on her own for the first time in, well, ever, she’s got to figure out what she’s going to do with her life. Add in a very unexpected curveball that life decides to throw, Julie’s not quite sure she’s going to make it. Narrated in Julie’s warm, funny and disarming voice, THE SORT OF LIFE OF JULIE WINTERFELDT shows how heartache, humor and a whole lot of surprise can come together in life’s unpredictable twists and turns. Tracy A. Fischer’s debut novel will make you laugh and cry, all the while cheering for Julie and the friends that help her along the way. Link to Buy

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