22 Up Coming Authors to Read

I not only like to write, but I also like to read. I also love to tell others about amazing books I am reading. Today I am going to share with you 22 up and coming authors you should add to your bookshelf. I will highlight one book by each. Be sure to check them out and give them a try! 

Too Much Information 

By: Dale Britton 

Gabe has the ability to know what people are doing just by thinking about them. It doesn’t matter where they are or what they’re up to. He’s learned a lot of secrets, and all of this knowledge is ruining his life. On the plus side, he’s unbeatable at hide-and-seek. When a little girl goes missing, Gabe uses his powers to find her, which brings a hope of purpose to his life. He thinks he might be able to use his ability to help people, like a real-life superhero. But when the wrong people find out what he can do, his life spirals into a nightmare from which he may never escape.

This book will draw you in and take you on an adventure! Are his powers a blessing or a curse? Will he be able to best the people who want to use him for his powers? You will need to pick up this thrilling book your self to find out!  You can buy it at this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1723944262/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Here is more about Dale Britton: 

Dale Britton is a high school math and computer science teacher and the father of three incredible girls, and has thus experienced his fair share of drama during the last twenty years. It was only natural that his lifelong love of books and reading would eventually develop into a passion for writing. His literary tastes lean toward the creepy and sensational, though he doesn’t mind a bit of romance as well. He currently lives in Arlington, Texas with his beautiful family and his faithful dog and equally faithful chinchilla. His first novel “Watching Amy” was released Summer, 2017. His second novel, “The World I Know” will be released at Christmas, 2017.

Triggered 

By: Paige P. Carranza 

Merely five months into the year and the twenty-fifth school shooting in the United States has taken place. Today, the shooter was Graham Parker, a senior at LeValle High. The aftermath of the shooting has left students, residents, first responders and even Graham’s own mother in a state of shock as they are forced to return to life only hours after losing thirty-six people at the hands of the gunman. TRIGGERED peeks into the evening hours of the witnesses after experiencing the most horrific day of their lives. How do they pick up the pieces and face tomorrow after a day like today?

This one is bound to play with your emotions! Written from multiple view points Triggered shows you the aftermath of a school shooting from the eyes of the witnesses and the shooters own mother. It is raw and the story feels ripped right from a headline. This is a must have for your bookshelf! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Triggered-Paige-P-Carranza/dp/1724173413/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543515367&sr=8-1&keywords=triggered+paige+carranza

 Falling for a Duke (Romancing Scotland Book 1)

By:  J M Riley 

A Cinderella story to melt anyone’s heart. 

Living with the demands of her mother and brother, Bella hasn’t known genuine love since the death of her father. 

Against his sister’s advice and constant meddling, The Duke of Starthberg is willing to risk his title to find true love, a thing his sister insists doesn’t exist.

A visit from a charming masked woman during Gretna’s annual gala, which includes a masked ball courtesy of his sister, may have proven the Duke right. But as the clock strikes midnight, the lass in question disappears. Only her mask is left behind.

In his quest, to find the beauty behind the mask, he meets and falls in love with Bella, the owner of another Husky stud.

Unbeknown to him that the two women may be one lass, the duke must choose the one he loves the most.

Yet, Bella’s mother has her own set of wicked plans. Can Bella break free to claim her man, or will her mother destroy all of her happiness?

Now has a gold quality mark.

18+

Do you love romance? How about romance that reads just like Cinderella? Falling for a Duke is right up your alley! Go along with our Bella as she tries to get away from her mother and brother. After she attends a masked ball she may be able to just do that through love! A romantic adventure that shows, that love exist and you can find it if you’re looking! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JLM52JK

Here is more about J M Riley: 

Persecuting Abi is my debut novel, but not my first written. I had to write a children’s book as part of my English GCSE and gained top marks. This lead to me being one of the ones picked, to read it at the local nursery, earning me a glowing report. I haven’t written since, until last year, when I decided I’d had enough of this story going around my head and put it to paper, (or computer).

When not writing I’m probably at my day job. My interests include spending time with my pets, reading, photography and walking. 

I live in the West Midlands, England.

Water & Fire (The Dragon Pillars Book 1)

By:  Sanzaki Kojika 

There is a legend that everyone knows- the legend of the Dragon Pillars. Every several hundred years, darkness befalls the land. The Dragons awaken and choose their Pillars, humans strong enough to withstand their powers, and together they drive back the darkness. 

In the towering cathedral of Vivdaugas, students flock to study the archives built upon the legend and train to reach the glory of its heroes. Garred Conway is preparing for his test to become a true Defender when a storm threatens to destroy the citadel, and the land around it. Trapped in the catacombs, desperate to save those he cares for, he finds help from the most surprising place- the Water Dragon Aysu. Now, as Aysu’s new pillar, he finds himself with more responsibility thrust on him than he could have ever imagined.

This fantasy book is a must read! If you like dragons and legends don’t miss out on this beauty! Follow Garred as he becomes a hero with a surprising ally! This book will grip you from the first page and you won’t put it down! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Water-Fire-Dragon-Pillars-Book-ebook/dp/B079X4MMKB/

More about Sanzaki Kojika




Fawn Szymoniak, aka “Sanzaki Kojika” has been a resident of the fantasy world from a young age, growing up in a house full of books and mythology. Her mother introduced her to fantasy works by authors like Barbara Hambly and Terry Brooks. By the age of 8, she had already written her first novel (albeit crudely). On top of her writing, she is also a freelance graphic designer. She has several graphic novels self-published, including her ongoing webcomic series “Zos Kias,” at 11 volumes in 2018, with a new one each year.

Ebony’s Legacy: Keeping The Legacy Alive 

By:  A.D. Whittington 

In a day and time when it was unpopular for a woman to be strong and a man to be sensitive, Faith Edwards and Vayne Lafitte were both. They met by coincidence. Or was it? A love story for the ages. 

In the Deep South, women were to be seen and not heard. Being from a prominent Southern family, Faith knew the pressures of being wed. She also knew that she would never marry unless it was for love. She was not one to be controlled. Dealing with an overbearing cousin, since childhood, proved to be more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. 

Vayne Lafitte was a man with secrets and character. A pirate in secret and helping the poor was what his life was about, until he spotted the beautiful red haired beauty by the creek. He did not know how his life would be changed, by a chance meeting in a little bookstore. 

Faith thought she was looking for independence however when she met him, she realized that she wanted him to teach her so much more, even if it killed her. 

Another for the romance lover on your list. People who have read this book call it the best romance book they’ve read. Join Faith and Vayne as they learn how to accept who they are, he a sensative man in a time when men can’t afford to be and her a strong woman when women are expected to be demure. They come together and learn that what they thought they wanted may not be that after all. A romance that you will find hard to put down. Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JFDZ9KQ?pf_rd_p=c2945051-950f-485c-b4df-15aac5223b10&pf_rd_r=22JB6HWWSK1E8K2TF2RX#customerReviews

More about A.D. Whittington:

Born in Mobile, AL and raised in the small town of Silas AL. I had the cliche of “Big dreams in a small town.” No dream is to big. Follow your dreams and always love one another.

Apex Five (The Plane Book 1)

By: Sarah Katz

For millennia, the people of the Plane have worshipped five megaliths as relics of the mysterious Zaam. In recent years, the nation of Tabira has employed remarkably advanced technology to subjugate the entire Plane and eradicate all belief in the Zaam. 

Now, the three remaining nations must uncover the secret behind Tabira’s sudden forward leap in civilization. At the forefront, a doctor, three intelligence officers and a freedom fighter embark on their respective journeys to restore a balance of power to the Plane.

Apex Five is a great book if you love fantasy and Sci Fiction. Take an adventure to find out why one civilization is leaping forward in technology and the others are being left behind. Why don’t the people of Tabira believe in the Zaam anymore? Our heroes are going to find out and you’re invited to journey along with them! Get this for your Scifi lover today! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KRR9QWF/#customerReviews

A Kris Medford Mystery- Two Sides of Every Face

By: Athur Padilla 

Kris Medford arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico shortly after she agrees to take a job running a small family foundation. She finds herself quickly embroiled in a situation where a mysterious man is coming for her and is intent on finding the answers he has been paid to get. Without a real plan or any real understanding of how she finds herself on the gun end of a sinister character, Kris comes face to face with Brian Fielding. When she is actually confronted and captured by Brian she explodes and her real potential is both frightening and revealing. Her actions and the confusion she causes put Kris on the radar of a silent group of underworld “do-gooders.” This group of women actively identifies and recruits women, worldwide, who present with certain gifts and they want Kris for reasons Kris would not even understand. In the end, what seems like mishap and circumstance, results in the larger understanding that Kris and all the women involved have been intentionally manipulated to be part of this group. Kris finds her power, her strength, and her capacity as she confronts her nemesis in Brian while wrestling her own internal demons. 

This mystery will put you at the edge of your seat and keep you wanting more! Join Kris as she tries to find out who the woman of the secret group trying to recruit her are and as she faces her own demons. You’ll be asking for more when you finish this one! Here are the links to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p5/Arthur_Padilla_A_Kris_Medford_Mystery_-_The_Two_Sides_Of_The_Same_Face%2A.html

Zennati

By: Roy Jeffers




The Writings of a Madman is a series of books that contain Poetry and short stories from deep within a devastated mind. But as you read these books it has a beautiful message to find…one where beauty comes from devastation. And a Rich man could save the world if he had God’s revelation. As a book is mainly about the fantasyland in my brain. From a cowboy who rescues people from a crashed train. To an evil biker who started a civil war as his hypnotic world drove every boy insane. As it’s also lined with beautiful poetry that will touch your heart. To amazing poetry that unites two worlds as they are not too far apart. As I share my gift from God I met friend after friend. With your help, these words will never come to an end. 

Poetry lovers are going to enjoy this book! Each poem and short story will leave you asking for one more! Here is the link to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p61/Zennati_By_Roy_Jeffers%2A.html

Delacroix

By: Christopher Clawson 

Is it too much to ask to have a man, a partner, be faithful to you and love you for the rest of your life? Benjamin Delacroix doesn’t think so.

Delacroix stems from two love stories connected by a cabin on a lake and a simple rowboat. 

After Benjamin leaves his cheating partner of six years he finds a new life and love on Higgins Lake.

Later in life Kit steps out of the closet and follows his dream and love to Higgins Lake, leaving his wife and family to live and be his own true and authentic self.

The two stories come together in a cabin on a clear and crystal blue lake as well as a rowboat called, Delacroix. 

But like all stories, it’s never as easy as it appears.

 If you are looking for romance that features two men as the central characters you have come to the right place. One leaves a cheating partner, the other accepts himself for who he is. They find each other at a cabin and finally fine true love! This one will be hard to put down! Get it now for one who likes LGBTQ romance, they will be bound to love it! Here are the links to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p81/Delacroix_By_Christopher_Clawson%2A.html         https://www.amazon.com/Delacroix-Christopher-Clawson/dp/1727338677/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543519258&sr=8-1&keywords=Delacroix+By+Christopher+Clawson

A Friend I didn’t Know

By: Harel R. Lawrence 

Young Adult fiction – 178 pages

Youth Pastor Brian Hanson knows loss. He’s lived with it since his daughter’s suicide. Instead of wallowing in his grief, he’s devoted his life to educating young people about the hazards of bullying.

Johnny is an outcast among his peers. Born into a troubled family, taunted at school, and struggling to find his place in the world, the despondent young man believes there’s no hope for him. His skewed beliefs push him to contemplate the unthinkable, but Pastor Brian isn’t prepared to allow another child to end his life.

Patricia is the epitome of the girl-next-door. Beautiful, full of life, skilled cheerleader, she’s adored by all. Girls want to be her. Boys want to be with her. But not every aspect of her life is perfect. Her star quarterback boyfriend lives life on the wild side. One mistake in the dark of night changes her life forever.

Three lives. Each touched by tragedy. Each craving something greater. Can they find peace, happiness, and a new zest for life after so much loss?

This book will rip at your heart and make you feel Brain Hanson’s pain. It follows him as he deals with his daughter’s suicide and devotes his life to helping young people know the hazards of bullying. Even though it’s fiction it will feel all to real. There are resources in the back about violence and bullying. This book will make you finish it from beginning to end without putting it down! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K7YJX59/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_HbY4BbDXTGAZW?fbclid=IwAR1dMfp0arUtpbMgHQoM2gqSTcW9lnCEi1CGbsIXMSOHOf86ZfeQw7bE0Vs

More about Harel R.Lawrence:

Creeping up on the melancholy of soul is Harel R. Lawrence’s ultimate guide through a man’s spiritual odyssey called “Take a Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey into the Soul”. This book is followed by another three called “Skye’s High Fly’n Adventures: How Skye Gets his Name”, “Riding on the Hearts of Love”, and “Surviving the Night”. All three of which explore different aspects of life with something significant to give back to the readers.

Harel R. Lawrence has been taken by the art of writing ever since he was a teenager in high school. He read most of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Mark Twain. He got his first shot at getting published when he was part of the Future Farmers of America and published his very first article. As with all writers, Mr. Lawrence uses writing as a way of expression, an outlet for his thoughts and emotions, and an escape from the mundanity of life. All Mr. Lawrence’s characters usually possess one of his significant character traits.

The passion for writing ignited when Mr.. Lawrence’s first book got published. He realized he had the special gift of creating art out of words and it encouraged him to share his thoughts with others hoping his poetry and stories could make a difference. One of his poems – published in his first book – inspired him to search for the enlightened path. He discovered himself and went back to the church for spiritual cleansing, and then he pursued his path into writing motivational thoughts.

Harel R. Lawrence writes about a man’s spiritual journey through times of weakness and inspires a personal change in readers to see past the glitter and search for inner peace. His writings are a bouquet of spiritual guidance and inspiration that act as a beacon for all those people who are a little lost, a little misguided. His books are a friend in times of weakness and failure, and a guide in times of fear.

You can learn more about the author and his work here: https://harellawrence.com/?fbclid=IwAR0m5T_azQe6bR5k4ba8Ezcq8MCu2pdZpi9THr82jOLwpeieKoVwNC0TpMQ

Reflections of Memories 

By: Tessa Jones

Richard Malone and Caroline Sue Miller are born on the same day to parents who live on opposite sides of the societal fences in a small coal-mining town of western Pennsylvania. Despite the economic differences between their families, the two children become best friends, and their unexpected friendship eventually blossoms into forbidden love.

In order to be together and escape their bleak, small town opportunities, they leave the security of their homes and settle in New Jersey where their future is a blank slate. As Richard and Caroline make their way through life, their choices often veer their love off course, but the bond they share has deep roots that continually pull them together again.

This tale of family, friendship, and love incorporates the historical events and cultural changes of the tumultuous 1900s while following the course of one couple whose connection is stronger than class or circumstance. Whether youre sailing through youthful days or enjoying your golden years, Reflection of Memories will capture your heart and remind you of what is truly important in life.

A romance historical fictional rolled into one. Follow Richard and Caroline as they leave the only life they’ve ever known and try to make it together in the world. Their bond will be tested but it proves strong. You are sure to fall in love with these two and their story! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Tesa-Jones/e/B0758869M3/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0?fbclid=IwAR2Kjpgn30Ic0vg1XmI_v-GiPeggVkQIg0lCIPktAol0Cb-w7o3uY7UMPWQ

More about Tessa Jones: 

cobwebsoftime

Tesa Jones is an Elon University alumna, retired teacher, wife, and mother of two. Although she lived most of her life in Alexandria, Virginia, she now resides in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is very active in her church, adores her grandchildren, and enjoys boating, writing, and photography. 

Reflection of Memories is the first novel in The Malone Family Saga. Cobwebs of Time is the second in the series. Ms. Jones’ novels merge social issues, cultural changes and American history with well-defined characters and poignant love stories that grab you by the heart, insert you into the pages of the book and remind you what is truly important in life.

You can learn more at the following links:  https://www.facebook.com/booksbytesajones/?hc_location=ufi

https://www.pinterest.com/cobwebsoftime/?fbclid=IwAR0In5Pu1ufsPZH4xYg41faO8P15suU5wKuLBfCpkE1dzSgz1UXIWjiHDDA

The Brotherhood of the Black Flag: A Novel of the Golden Age of Piracy

By: Ian Nathaniel Cohen 

The Brotherhood of the Black Flag: A Novel of the Golden Age of Piracy by [Cohen, Ian Nathaniel]

Michael McNamara has one last chance to fight for king and country.

His once-promising career in tatters, McNamara leaves the newly-United Kingdom behind in search of a new life. With no other skills but the sword, he joins forces with a pirate turned pirate hunter determined to rid the Caribbean of the Brotherhood of the Black Flag once and for all. 

Eager for the adventure and a worthy cause to fight for, McNamara pits himself against treacherous seas and battle-hardened buccaneers…and uncovers an international conspiracy that threatens thousands of lives.

The Golden Age of Piracy is about to end…but not without one final reckoning.

Join a high seas adventure as Michael McNamara fights against pirates and learns about a conspiracy that will potentially harm thousands! A daring adventure that you will not be able to stop thinking about!Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WCW7Z9?fbclid=IwAR1hb5nkFyTUaI94aTM2wsyLzklrBBBjg7K8aUdP47P9i6NEZkmGcqfpZQ0

More about Ian Nathaniel Cohen:

Ian Nathaniel Cohen

Ian Nathaniel Cohen is a native of Miami, Florida, where he grew up immersing himself in swashbuckler literature and film. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003 with a BA in Radio/Television Production and a Minor’s Certificate in Applied Computer Science. He also received his MA in Asian Studies from Florida International University in 2006, where he teaches the course Asia Through Film as an adjunct lecturer. In 2010, his essay “Heroes & Villains of the East”, analyzing the evolving depiction of the Japanese in Chinese and Hong Kong martial arts cinema, was published in FIU’s Japan Studies Journal. 

He also writes a review blog, the INCspotlight, focusing on classic films, comic books, and video games.

More information at this link here: https://iannathanielcohen.weebly.com/

Leather and Lies 

By: Celeste Straub

Leather and Lies by [Straub, Celeste]

For twenty-four-year-old Skye Winters, criminal profiling is the perfect career: helping solve cases without all the emotional baggage. When her cousin, Kortney, becomes the latest in a string of young women to vanish, Skye’s professional and personal lives collide. Cue the nuclear mushroom cloud.

Amid the fallout, Skye meets Wes Carson, the mysterious and smart-mouthed new biker in her father’s motorcycle club. She tries to ignore their chemistry, even after accepting Wes’ aid in the search for Kort. Then one spontaneous afternoon takes them over the edge, forcing Skye to consider she might be in love. Too bad it’s with a liar.

Unraveling Wes’ lies leaves Skye ensnared in an FBI investigation, making her question her profiling skills and her heart. With Wes in danger, her affection overrules her caution with disastrous results. Will Skye survive to solve the case, save Kort, and still salvage a relationship with Wes?

A romance mixed in with a little thriller this will is a must read! Skye’s person and career lives will collide as she looks for her cousin and meets a man she will fall in love with. Come along for the ride as she searches for her family member, finds love and learns he isn’t what he seems. You will not want to put this one down!  Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H225VZ6?fbclid=IwAR0mgLFPxn3jFW-kRT-9sgQmYYVWzsCQp_x6ISt2Nh4vRMyctM-8SVtp2Kg

More about Celeste Straub: 

Celeste Straub is a hopeless romantic who enjoys plotting the slightly sadistic journeys her characters go on before they 3nally reach their happily-ever-after. She enjoys a quiet country life in northeastern Pennsylvania, residing on a piece of the old family farm with her husband, son, and two cats. Writing as a hobby since childhood, Celeste spends her days as the grant writer and operations director for a local non-pro3t agency focusing on public health issues. When she’s not penning steamy romance scenes in her spare time, her interests include traveling, visiting amusement parks, collecting baseballs, hiking, and reading.

Patrick the Pit Bull

By: Cheri Carter 

Patrick the Pit Bull Paperback

Patrick the Pit Bull is a story of a journey taken by Patrick, a young pit bull, who is on one hand shown love, and then thrusted into a world he doesn’t understand. With his friend, Leo, to help guide him through tough times, Patrick keeps faith in heart that things will change for the good if he never loses that faith. 
Take a journey with Patrick, and see what becomes of him when he is shown a dark side, but wants only good. 
Will he be saved by grace in the end?


An adorable book for the children in your life. Follow along as enduring Patrick the pit bull and his friend Leo as they go on an adventure in a world they don’t understand! Your kids will love this book! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JB1GBT6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Here is more about Cheri Carter: 

My name is Cheri Carter and I am passionate about pit bulls. This is my first children’s book and hopefully, more will be coming. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/cartercheri/?hc_location=ufi

Depths of Universal Horizons 

By: Pejmon Javadi 

Hello everyone, my name is Pejmon Javadi.

I live in Greeley, Co and have lived here, since 1978. I have been interested in the field of Writing, for several years. I enjoy poets such as Emily Dickinson and William Blake. Shortly after I published my second book, I began to find the field of Greek Philosophy to be very fascinating. I have been studying small areas of this field, for some time, but this has been mainly on my own time. My plan is to pursue this field and to discover true depth of this Subject. I think Philosophy is very broad, and obviously quite Vast. I think it’s an area of Study, which must never be overlooked, in places of academics.

This book is right for you if you enjoy philosophy! It is a spiritual book bound to touch your soul. Here are the links to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p70/Depths_Of_Universal_Horizons%2A.html          https://www.amazon.co.uk/Depths-Universal-Horizons-Pejmon-Javadi/dp/1722922257

Bloodline Origins 

By: Luliana Foos 

Bloodline Origins by [Foos, Iuliana]

Determined to turn her fantasy into reality, Ana starts her journey to become a vampire. Along the way, she learns the truth about their secret society, discovers her prestigious bloodline, and falls in love.

Not all vampires are accepting of humans and war looms in the shadows. An ancient tome reveals the vampires’ alien descent and sparks war.

An army bent on eradicating her coven’s existence threatens her new world. Survival or annihilation will be in Ana’s hands. 

A romance that features vampires is always a must for romance readers, this one will captivate you long after you read it. Join Ana on her quest to be a vampire and finding love along the way! Here is the link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN5LD24?fbclid=IwAR2_F5sAp61VmhZugC923dmT8tScdP_E7fCq_1x_uMIQ9f5QBKYBx7clkr4

More about Luliana Foos

Iuliana Foos

Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Iuliana Foos currently lives with her husband in San Antonio, Texas.
When she doesn’t daydream or write, she enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee and playing online multi-player games, hoping one day to have a white sanded beach as her backyard.
Becoming a traditionally published author has been a life-long dream turned reality.

Space Buns Goes to Day Care (The Adventures of Space Buns

By: L.K. Wyman

Join us in Space Buns first adventure as we take a stroll to Day Care! Space Buns isn’t sure about this thing called Day Care that her mommy and daddy tell her about. New things make her a little uneasy, and she’s not sure of what to make of this day, but with your help reading her story, Space Buns may have a better time at Day Care after all! Watch Space Buns meet new faces, and challenge herself with new experiences. Maybe Day Care isn’t as bad as she first thought? 
The all new series, The Adventures of Space Buns, welcomes its first installment with Space Buns Goes to Day Care. A cute, fun story for all children who have ever experienced the feeling of going to a new school or day care for the first time – and parents usually don’t forget this experience either! Space Buns Goes to Day Care helps both children and parents cope through new adventures and transitional periods of life, while knowing that in the end, no matter how big or small we are, everything will work out in the end.

This is another children’s book that should be on your list to buy. Will Space Buns like daycare? You won’t know until you read this adorable book about a little girl who isn’t too sure herself! This is sure to become a favorite of the kinds in your family! Here is the link to buy:https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717826717/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jYG.BbGW92VCB 

More about L. K. Wyman

L K Wyman

I was born June 15th, 1991 – I didn’t grow up in a fancy house, my family isn’t rich, and I wasn’t an avid reader when I started writing either. I grew up in a small po-dunk town called Apache Junction, smack-dab in front of the Superstition Mountains, in what feels like the heart of Arizona. But, let’s face it, everything feels that way because its 120 degrees no matter where you go in this state, and it was movies that inspired me, and eventually the writing/reading came later.

I’m a Gemini, for those who believe in horoscopes and signs, I dye my hair black because its one of my favorite colors and 99% of my tattoos are all literature based. Yes, I love them, and I plan on getting more. I also have a Dalmatian named Lucy; I had to have her since 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith is one of my favorite novels, and she’s my favorite pup, and yes – I’m a writer, which means I’m somewhat of a recluse, which means by law I’m required to have a cat. (Just kidding – we adopted her.) Her name is Mickie, and she’s a good lap warmer.

I’ve been writing since I was about 10 or 11 years old, and my favorite genre is fantasy. And not necessarily the fantasy with a modern-twist type; I’m talking more Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Old Fairy Tale dragons, knights, wars, type of fantasy. Though I imagine I’ll try to break into other genre’s at some point, I want to write with what I love, and what I’m good at – it’s the easiest way to keep your passion going.

I’ve been married to my husband Jeff since March 8th 2015, even though we’ve been together since we were 15, and we just had our first baby girl (Saraloni Louise Wyman) May 29th, 2017. In some of my blog posts, I will write be an open diary to her, and any future children we may have – I hope to turn mine and her father’s story into a book someday as a guide to life when we’re gone, and they need us to turn back to. They said if you’re married to a writer, you never truly die. Pieces of you live on forever between the words you put together. 

I still have a full-time job, I’m new to motherhood, trying to keep our house clean (which is practically impossible), I want to read to improve my craft, and I’m still trying to write a book at the same time. Hectic? I’m just as booked with activities as the next human being. Life isn’t supposed to be easy, and becoming a complete freelance writer doesn’t happen overnight. All works are progress; they take grit, time, and energy you don’t have. I want it though, and I’ll keep at it until it happens.

Vampire Kiss

By: Cynthia Martinez 

Vampire Kiss by [Martinez, Cynthia]

Some say that true love doesn’t exist anymore. Well, Draven and Marie finds out that love is more complicated than it seems. 

Marie is an average woman trying to get by in life until she meets Draven. A man that most women drool over. That all changes when Marie does not fall for the same sauve moves as the others. 

Draven has a secret darker than life it’s self. His mother disapproves of Marie but that doesn’t stop him from not being able to stay away from her. 

Join these two as they both tell their sides of the story. 

Can Draven and Marie be together even when his mother is against him? What is his secret? You will not be disappointed and will be wanting more from Cynthia Matinez when you finish this spellbinding book! Here are the links to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p35/Vampire_Kiss_by_Cynthia_Martinez.html         https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Kiss-Cynthia-Martinez-ebook/dp/B07F1D6L9P/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530821137&sr=8-1&keywords=Vampire+Kiss+-+Cynthia+Martinez

Everything Makes Sense In The Land of Nonesense

By: David Conner

Everything Makes Sense In The Land Of Nonsense

Set in the land of nonsense where you can meet creatures we all dream about and learn life lessons throughout the book. This book was written for all the children and adults who have an imagination and are not scared to look outside the norm and believe that having a fantastic imagination is not a bad thing but one to embrace. 

For children and adults! If you love things that don’t fit into what the world thinks of as normal this book is for you! Learn lessons from creatures about life as you go along the journey this book takes you on! Here are the links to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p6/David_Conner_-_Everything_Makes_Sense_In_The_Land_Of_Nonsense%2A.html          https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=everything+makes+sense+in+the+land+of+nonsense+david+conner

J.D. Norton Chronicles 

By: K. C. Brinson 

J.D. Norton Chronicles (Destiny)


The year is 2040 and the planet is in dire straits. All of the world’s nations have joined together to form into one world order. Three people in the World Organization hold absolute power, while corruption has brought humanity to the brink of destruction. 

It will take a group of three of history’s most brilliant minds accompanied by the leader of the Resistors, an underground Junkpunk civilization. The Resistors have survived persecution and now have a mission to reclaim their rightful place among civilization while saving humanity and the world in the process.

Join Lucille Calhoun, Lady Renee Grey, and J.D. Norton in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy adventure of time travel and World Order conspiracies. While working with the cooperation of the Gods of the Galaxy, they also find themselves working in subterfuge under the radar of the Gods in order to root out an evil entity in their midst.

Plunge into a new world! A world of Gods and conspiracies! Join our heroes as they try to reclaim their place in this world. Here is the link to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/c10/Science_Fiction.html

Rise of the Phoenix

By: Linda Crate 

Jasper Flynn is just your average over-worked faerie from the land of Gildenshire doing her best to make ends meet, living with her four roommates and childhood friends: Jenetta, Setsuna, Johanna, and Leslie. She soon finds, however, that she is anything but ordinary and the daughter of a fairy king. What she never realized was that her life was about to go from mundane to thrilling in ten seconds flat.

Rise of the Phoenix is a fun read! Go along as Jasper Flynn she is taken on a journey she will never forget! This book is fast paced and thrilling! Here is the link to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p88/Rise_Of_The_Phoenix_by_Linda_Crate.html

Fourteen Snakes 

By: Stacey Darlington

Is she a Goddess? Or a Monster?

It’s hard enough having fourteen snakes for hair, now Asudem has the frightening new ability to turn living things to stone with her eyes.

Orphaned at birth, Asudem sets out on a mission to seek her family history and find a way to stop her deadly new power. Along with her two best friends, Pretal the Lion Goddess and Drella the Goddess of Vanity, the trio travels the terrifying region of lower Olympus. There they must battle and outwit some of Greek mythologies most dangerous creatures.

In the end, will it be worth knowing the truth?

This book is a great read! Go with Asudem as she learns the truth about herself and her powers.What will she learn along the way? You will need to hurry and get this book to find out! Here is the link to buy: https://www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com/store/p90/Fourteen_Snakes_by_Stacey_Darlington.html

All the information provided was by the authors themselves. If some have more info then others it was not by design or bias on my part, I shared what was provided to me. I think these book are all well worth the read and hope you will buy some! You will need to copy and paste the links (this is due to my blog being funky) but they all work. As an added bonus I ask that you please check out my book Areal available on the Breaking Rules publishing page as well as Amazon. Thank you for supporting these authors and others  in their careers! I promise none of these books will disappoint! 

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20 Replies to “22 Up Coming Authors to Read”

  1. These look like some great books! I may have to check out A Friend I Didn’t Know in particular when looking for my next read. It sounds like it could be a great resource for some individuals I work with even though it is fiction.

  2. Great list! Thanks for introducing me to several new authors and adding to my Amazon wish list 🙂 I like that you’ve included so many different genres, and even a children’s book) – there’s something here for all book lovers to try!

  3. Many of these sound great and I cannot wait to start discovering these authors. Thank you for the recommendations! My Sunday morning coffee and reading hour thank you as well 😉

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