Most authors I know are like me—they started out as a voracious reader. Where there is a voracious reader you are certain to find a fangirl.
Since I started my publishing journey, I’ve been amazed by the emails, tweets, FB messages and Instagram comments from readers from around the world. Before publishing I never even contemplated getting in touch with a favourite author—I was too shy to share my fangirling with them, thinking they’d never have time to read my fan mail anyway.
However, being on the other side of it, with readers reaching out to me to tell me how much they enjoy my books, I’ve been given a new perspective. So now I can fangirl online quite happily. In person… not quite there yet. I let Richelle Mead walk by me three times at RT last year and didn’t once stop to tell her how much I love the VA books or have her sign my worn copy of Vampire Academy that I’d brought across the Atlantic with me.
Anyhoo, I’ve decided to share my favourite authors with my readers. Every month I’ll do a Fangirl Friday giveaway, spotlighting a favourite author of mine and giving away two copies of one of their books. I love YA lit, Contemporary, contemporary romance, dystopian, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, romantic suspense… the list goes on. So there’s something for everyone!
Karen Marie Moning.
Earlier this week I posted a pic on Instagram of Feverborn, book 8 in the Fever Series. The Fever Series is without a doubt one of my favourite, if not favourite, adult PNR series. Contained with KMM’s world is the ultimate alpha male Jericho Z Barrons. Barrons, in my opinion, is one of the most carefully crafted characters in the genre. And I’m in love with him. He is completely authentic, completely flawed, and completely compelling. There’s the heroine of course, too. Mac. The thing that gets me all tingly in my writing places is great character development and Mac’s character arc throughout the series makes me swoon.
If you’ve never read PNR but are tempted to, then I recommend starting with the Fever Series. It’s an intelligent, sexy, dark, gritty, witty world set in Dublin and addictive as all hell.
Up for grabs: Two paperback copies of DARKFEVER, Book One in the Fever Series…
MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….
Entrants must be 18 years and over
Giveaway is open internationally
One entry per person
Two winners will win a paperback copy of Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning.
An entrant can qualify for a second entry if they follow me on Facebook (Samantha Young [author]) and/or Instagram (@authorsamanthayoung) and/or Twitter (@authorsamyoung)
Giveaway will open 5.45PM GMT Friday Jan 29th 2016 and close 5.45PM GMT Friday February 5th 2016.
Winners will be chosen by random.org and contacted within 72 hours of the giveaways closing.
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.