The Best and Worst of Books and Blogs continues with the fabulous Andrea Buginsky, author of The Chosen, and Shannon McRoberts, author of The Daughter of Ares Chronicles. They’ve shared their favorite (and not-so-favorite) book/blog moments from the last year:
Best debut author: Natasha Brown released her first novel, Fledgling: The Shapeshifter Chronicles (Volume 1), in January 2012. It was followed by the second book in the series, Prodigy, in November. — Andrea Buginsky
Best movie from a book: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. What can I say? I’m a HUGE fan of the series, both the books and the movies. — A. B.
Cutest book: The Escape by Kirstin Pulioff [is] perfect for young boys and girls. It was entertaining enough for me as an adult though! — Shannon McRoberts
Worst book I read: Surprisingly, it was Witch and Wizard by James Patterson. I expected so much more from him, but there were way too many details to work through, and it was broken up into too many chapters. — A. B.
Best indie sci-fi/fantasy: Fantacia. A world full of fantasy and myth weaved around angels, vampires, humans, and Voxians! — S. M.
Best “creeped me out” book: Into the Dark by Stacy Green. This book really had me squirming! —A. B.
Best ending of a book: Whether I’ll Live or Die by Stacy Eaton. The ending of this book had me in tears. I had a feeling it was going to turn out the way it did. —A. B.
Best of vamps: The Nightlife: New York (The Nightlife Series) by Travis Luedke. A great take on the vampire myth and very sexy. —S. M.
Best reason to plug your own series: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles: The Complete Trilogy has a surprise ending to this set of three books that many do not expect. — S. M.
INTRODUCING THE CONTRIBUTORS
About Andrea Buginsky: She is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen” was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea plans to write more in the series. She’s already done with the first draft of book 3 and has a concept for book 4. You can find Andrea on her website, Andi’s Realm. Her books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Remember to sign up for Andrea’s newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of her exciting events.
About Shannon McRoberts: Shannon was born in Kentucky and currently resides there with her family. She began writing novellas late in her career after fulfilling a college dream of publishing her poetry book. When not writing or working at her day job she enjoys creating fantasy art in Poser; this helps spur on her writing about fantasy worlds. Shannon is also an avid reader enjoying many books that feature strong female leads. It comes as no surprise that when she writes that her characters are also strong female leads 😉
If she has any spare time Shannon enjoys playing things like World of Warcraft, Elder Scroll games, Guild Wars, Rift, and Second Life. However, she often doesn’t have any spare time between work, family, and her art/writing hobbies.
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