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Authors Dish with USA Today Best Selling Authors Kate Meader, Avery Flynn and Graceley Knox

Authors Dish with USA Today Best Selling Authors Kate Meader, Avery Flynn and Graceley Knox

 

Welcome to Authors Dish where your favorite authors are sharing what they are reading. C’mon, even authors have a stash too!

In addition, if you enjoy reading their books they have suggestions for similar book adventures by other authors. It doesn’t get better than that!

Today in the cafe are USA Today Best Selling Authors Kate Meader, Avery Flynn, and Graceley Knox.

 

 

Rae: Who are you reading?

 

 

Kate Meader:  I’m currently reading super-sekrit contest entries for the RITAs (Oscars for romance).

 

 

 

 

 

Avery Flynn: My stash is epic and I’m totally on a historical romance with Tessa Dare kick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graceley Knox: Shayla Black is top of my list. Then I’ve got Holly Black, S. Jae Jones, Sarah J. Maas and Jeaniene Frost.

 

 

 

Rae: If readers are a fan of your books, who should they consider reading?

Kate Meader: If you’re a fan of Kate Meader consider reading Lauren Layne, Julie James, and Rachel Gibson (yes, I’m shooting high here!)

Avery Flynn: If your a fan of Avery Flynn consider these authors… Kate Meader, Louise Bay & Lauren Blakely.

Graceley Knox:  If your a fan of Graceley Knox consider reading these authors… D.D. Miers, Amelia Hutchins, Laurell K. Hamilton,and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Rae: Thank you so much authors! Let me know dear readers if you try any of these books. I’ll see you next week – same time for new authors and more fun!


** Author Bios **

Kate Meader: Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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Avery Flynn: USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Graceley Knox:  USA Today bestselling author, Graceley Knox, suffers from a serious caffeine and book addiction-and she’s not apologizing for it. She writes wicked paranormal and fantasy romance with snarky heroines and sexy heroes. By day she works in the publishing industry, and by night, she plots out the many ideas cluttering her mind. Her free time is spent with her fabulous family and Bengal kitties. She loves to connect with fans on social media, so stop by and say hello!

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The Schemer by Avery Flynn

The Schemer by Avery Flynn

 

The Schemer by Avery Flynn is sexy, snarky romance with hot banter that’s captivating and emotionally charged. Seriously readers, Avery writes poetic smoldering hot romance that brings us strong heroines who we instantly love despite the hurdles they must overcome. While the heroes need to be shaken and stirred to unlock their true flavor and when they are, oh…it’s absolutely yummy.

Tyler Jacobson worked hard to beat the odds and prove his worth despite his upbringing. Each move is calculated, his plan thought out most of the time with precision that when his new tenant drives him mad, he’s going to discover that he might need to up his game. Can he rely on his old ways to get what he wants? The odds are against him, his wounds still raw and healing, will his heart survive his wildest plan yet? Has he finally met his match?

Everly Ribinski has discovered that there are no rules Tyler wont work around, the wilder the better. There should be caution tape in her hallways, all isn’t fair in love and war. An art lover with knack business will find out that the most coveted deal just might threaten her heart. Can she separate business and pleasure? What will happen when she discovers that Tyler hasn’t been honest with her, and his secret may cost them everything. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and a dash of crazy shenanigans. Oh yes, shenanigans.

It’s time to find out if Tyler and Everly can the ultimate business transaction without sacrificing themselves in the process. When they discover that they have the same goal, they’ll need to let go of the past and trust in each other. Love is best when you don’t see it coming because that’s when the connection is real and unbreakable. Will Everly and Tyler find out with time to spare?

From the Harbor City to Key West, FL it’s time to dive into a book adventure that brings familiar characters, even the meddling ones, back into our lives. This is one book adventure where you will find yourself rooting for the hero, heroine and a few other fabulous characters because Avery is just that good.

Scorchin – Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.  I received a copy from the Author for a fair and honest review.

It’s time to discover if The Schemer can beat the odds and find love without a plan. While this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone but you might enjoy it best reading Avery’s series in order 😉 One-click now!

 

 
 

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The Charmer: Amazon | Amazon UK | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

 

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Coffee With Author Avery Flynn

Coffee With Author Avery Flynn

Rae: Thank you for hanging out with me. First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking an spiced Latte with Coconut Milk with chocolate drizzle, what would you order?

Avery: I’m a black coffee girl. Give me the caffeine and nothing else!

Rae: You are currently serving on the Romance Writers of America Board of Directors in the position Director-at-Large. Has that changed how you view the industry? 

Avery: Oh wow, being an RWA director is definitely eye opening. I am amazed by the dedication of the folks on the board.

Rae: What’s the best advice you can give to a newbie writer attending a chapter meeting or the Romance Writers of America annual conference in Denver?

Avery: As for advice, I say go for it, get to that meeting! You will never regret getting to hang out with and learn from some of the best in our profession.

Rae: Let’s talk books – first, congratulations on your upcoming release of The Schemer in your Harbor City Romance series. What was the inspiration for this series and will there be more mischief and shenanigans in the foreseeable future?

Avery: Mischief and shenanigans??? ALWAYS! 🙂 This series really was a brain child of Liz Pelletier and myself. We shot a ton of book ideas back and forth before hitting on the perfect idea with The Negotiator. And, of course, every good hero like Sawyer Carlyle in The Negotiator needs a hot brother with a secret like Hudson Carlyle in The Charmer. Plus, he needs a best friend turned enemy like Tyler Jacobson in The Schemer. I really love the Harbor City Romance series. It’s a series that makes you smile, tear up a bit and will really steam up your eReader.

Rae: Your backlist is extensive with multiple series and standalone reads. What can we expect in 2018? Will there be more books from current series, or new ones in the works? That being said, how do you keep all of your worlds and characters from crossing over?   

Avery: I love world crossovers! These characters all live together in my head so why not on the page too? That’s exactly what happens in 2018 with my Hartigans series. If you’ve read The Charmer, you know the Hartigans are Felicia’s crazy Irish family from across the harbor in Waterbury. They’re just so much fun to write. You’ll get three Hartigans books in 2018 PLUS something totally new from me in the form of a super sexy hero who has to *am tackled by the good people at Entangled Publishing* … Sorry about that, but they won’t let me tell you more. What a bunch of meanies. 🙂

Rae: As a reader who appreciates a book where the cover just screams “read me” despite not reading the blurb, are you involved in any of the design process? FYI – your covers are super sexy and scream “one-click” so please let your team know.

Avery: Right? The folks at Entangled and the designers who work on my indie covers are AMAZING!!! I’m lucky and have input on my covers no matter who is punishing.

Rae: Writing all the words is a challenge, do you have a writing ritual or secret location to get the work done?

Avery: Sheer deadline panic? Stop laughing, that’s pretty much my go to.

Rae: How do you tackle plotting your series? Is it on a massive board, sheets of paper or just write as you go with a simple outline? A lot of authors use Pinterest and make awesome boards to tease readers, are you one of them?

Avery: I am a total plotter but mine is all words, no Pinterest for me.

Rae: When you are not busy writing, you keep readers updated on social media, what are your favorite types of posts, pics, or tweets?

Avery: I am a social media freak – probably a little too much unless I’m under deadline. Twitter is for the snark and fashion commentary. Instagram is pics of my pooches. Facebook is really my favorite place to chat with my fellow romance readers!

Rae: What can we expect to see on the bookshelves in the upcoming months?

Avery: You’ll get the first of the Hartigans books in April so be on the look out!

Rae: Where can readers find you in 2018?

Avery: I’ll be at Rebels Hit the Road in Annapolis, Barbara Vey, RT, RWA and more!

Rae: Thank you for hanging out in the cafe today.

Avery: Thank you so much for having me!

1. What is a must read book and why? Any book that catches your interest because that’s all that matters when it comes to picking a book.

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown? The Scotsbluff Monument is pretty cool.

3. Do you take-in or cook? If so, what is your “go-to” dish? OMG. I can make the absolute best reservations. *grin*

4. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you? The Hallmark commercials around Mother’s Day gut me every single time.

5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist? I’m a late 80s/early 90s Alternative rock baby.

6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go? Australia!

7. What is your guilty pleasure? There are no guilty pleasures.

8. What are you afraid of? Horses and rats. Not necessarily in that order

9. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many? Yes to tats and I have two.

10. Organized or Free Floating? Organization is the BEST!

11. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)? Total binger. Right now I’m watching The Crown

12. What’s on your playlist? I don’t have one. I’m old and uncool. LOL

13. What play or musical do you want to see next? I’d love to see Hamilton.

14. Are you a crafter? That’s a hard no.

15. What’s your favorite TV show and why? I love Game of Thrones for the pure drama of it.

16. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )? Kate Meader’s Hot in Chicago series.

17. What’s your favorite movie of all time? I’m gonna go with Heathers.

18. Would you rather see a movie in the theater or at home on DVD and why? Well, at home I don’t have to wear a bra and it’s hard to argue with that.

19. What is the one thing you can’t live without? Coffee

20. If you could invite 5 people to dinner (not friends and family – that’s too easy) who would be at your table? Where would you eat? Ohhhhhh that’s hard. I’m gonna go with Serena Williams, Roxanne Gay, Meryl Streep, JK Rowling and Nicki Minaj. We would eat wherever we wanted and for dessert we’d take over the world. Totally gonna happen. Mark your calendars.

21. If you could try any career for a day, what would it be? Interior designer

22. Person you admire and why? Anyone who is willing to tell truth to power.

Avery’s bio:

Avery Flynn is a USA Today bestselling romance author. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs. Find out more about Avery on her website (averyflynn.com), follow her on Twitter (@AveryFlynn) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/AveryFlynnBooks), and like her on her Facebook page (facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor). Join her street team, The Flynnbots, and receive special sneak peeks, prizes and early access to her latest releases!

 

Cover Reveal – The Schemer by Avery Flynn

Cover Reveal – The Schemer by Avery Flynn

ICYMI: Reviews of

The Negotiator
The Charmer

 

 

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Books in Series:
1. The Negotiator
2. The Charmer

Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Author Links:
Website: http://averyflynn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/averyflynn
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4894804.Avery_Flynn

The Charmer by Avery Flynn

The Charmer by Avery Flynn

The Charmer (Harbor City Series) by Avery Flynn is a modern twist of My Fair Lady. Henry and Eliza step aside, it’s time for Hudson and Felicia. After reading this story, I hope you find your passion, it’s going to inspire you ;)!  

Hudson Carlyle has met the one woman who isn’t swayed by his usual “charm” and swagger. He’s about to find out what it means to truly desire one woman. His world is about to flip upside down.

Felicia Hartigan has her heart set on one man and enlists help from Hudson to achieve her goal. Will Felicia stay focused? I adore Felicia’s sense of humor, a passion for her job that rivals corporate CEO’s and her view of the world. It’s sure to inspire.

A family with secrets is bound to cause scandal. No time for love? Call in the matchmakers. Career aspirations not in line with the family expectations?  It’s time for Hudson to find love and Felicia just might be the one to mold him into the man he’s meant to be.

Avery Flynn reels you in with witty dialogue, the kind you laugh out loud your chest aches. Charming characters and hot chemistry for this lesson in love. If you are reading this story on your e-reader watch for possible spontaneous combustion from the smokin’ hot banter between Hudson and Felicia.

When Hudson falls for Felicia he will risk everything just to be with her. Will she accept him for who he is? Will he make the ultimate sacrifice and finally trust? This is one book adventure you won’t want to end.

While this book can be read as a standalone, I preferred to read it after consuming The Negotiator. Fun, meddling mischief and more from Avery Flynn.  If you find yourself seeking out an art class, you can blame Hudson ;). Be sure to post pictures on social media and tag Avery ;).

This spicy latte read is four peppers hot for full on, no holds barred sensuality and situations. It’s for mature readers 18+.4 Jalepenos

<- Click on the book cover above to get your copy now.

I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.

Excerpt:

Hudson had never been more thoroughly ignored by a woman in his entire life. Women loved him. He was funny, charming, and knew exactly what to do to with his tongue to make a woman’s toes curl and her eyes roll back in her head as she screamed her thanks to God, the fates, and anyone in between that he’d been born with a mouth like that. Plus, he had more money than some island nations. That in itself usually got him a slow, appreciative look.

However, Felicia—she of the black burlap-sack of a dress, messy hair, perfect bone structure, and mysterious something in her eyes that only a paintbrush could figure out, had attention for Tyler alone. For his part, Captain Clueless was too busy scoping out everyone else at the fundraiser to notice. It chapped Hudson’s ass and made him even more curious—and if that wasn’t karma telling him to go fuck himself, then he didn’t know what was.

About the Author:
Avery Flynn is an award winning, USA Today bestselling romance author. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Connect with the Author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor/
Twitter: @averyflynn
Stay up to date with Avery by signing up for her newsletter here:
https://averyflynn.com/newsletter/
https://averyflynn.com

Happy Book Birthday Trouble

Happy Book Birthday Trouble


Trouble by Avery Flynn is full of witty dialogue, hot chemistry, mischief and lots of fun! Our sexy hero, Drew Jackson, is a sheriff with a plan, one that doesn’t involve Catfish Creek or the one woman he still desires. But, where would the fun be if they didn’t have one more chance to give things a try? Oh Avery, you are naughty and I love these characters.

Leah Camacho is pure trouble and finds herself face to face with the one man who challenged her and satisfied her in more ways than I can describe. Lucky us, we get to find out what made them tick and watch these two hopefully find their way back to each other. What would you do if you had a second chance with the one man who flipped all the right switches and understood you better than you knew yourself? They are both about to find out!

A ten year high school reunion has never been more exhilarating or filled with trouble. A heist, an old flame, and the crazy sexy sizzle make this smokin’ hot story a must read. One-click right now! The intense heat, banter, witty dialogue and characters that are absolutely fabulous make this the perfect quick read for dessert tonight!

This spicy latte read is four peppers hot for full on, no holds barred sensuality and situations. It’s for mature readers 18+.holds barred sensuality and situations.4 Jalepenos

Get your copy here: Trouble (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 2)

About the Author:

Avery Flynn is an award winning, USA Today bestselling romance author. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Connect with Avery:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor/
Twitter: @averyflynn
Stay up to date with Avery by signing up for her newsletter here:
https://averyflynn.com/newsletter/
https://averyflynn.com