Today’s guests are Bree and Donna – the fabulously talented duo who make up MOIRA ROGERS . These two write really amazing books that you should definitely seek out if you haven’t yet!
This contest is pretty much the coolest thing every, because it embodies the request I have for every book I write, and every book I read: Take me to another world!
I’m a speculative fiction junkie. I like contemporaries and thrillers and suspense and action well enough, but the books that grab me, the books that thrill me–they’re the ones that take me to another world.
It could be literally another world, like Ann Aguirre’s Jax books, or Lauren Dane’s Federation series. It could be another version of our world, like Meljean Brook’s Guardian books or Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. It could be the future of our own world, as so evocatively portrayed in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, or the lack thereof as featured in Ellen Connor’s forthcoming apocalyptic romances.
To me, it’s not about the place. That can change. That should change, and I love the thousands of ways it can be altered, like chaos theory in motion. A butterfly flaps its wings and we get vampires in San Francisco. But when it comes down to it, what I love most are seeing people in those worlds, loving and living and struggling with all the human foibles that plague us every day.
I never feel alienated by a good speculative story. It’s the common threads that keep me coming back. The werewolf who harbors a silent crush. The spaceship captain who’s fighting with a friend. The wizard who can’t always make ends meet. Watching these human urges play out against a fantastical backdrop is the best kind of magic to me.
We’re all the same under the skin, whether we live on the moon or howl at it. And that’s what keeps me coming back, again and again.
Blurb (and you all can read an excerpt at Moira Rogers’ website)
Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn’t crack…until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.â€¨â€¨
New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn’t explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.â€¨â€¨
When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.â€¨â€¨
With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny.
TODAY’S QUESTION: What type of books do you seek out when you just want to escape? The winner will have his or her choice of CRUX in digital or paper! I’ll announce the name tomorrow at Tracy’s blog!