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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Starving For Love

Please help me welcome my guest Nicole Zoltack. Nicole and I are both authors at Astraea Press. If you haven't checked AP out, I can highly recommend them. Nicole, what are your ten favorite books of all time?

1. Les Miserables. I know, I know. It's a massive book. I'll admit to skimming part. Good ole Victor Hugo needed a better or stricter editor. But the story is incredible, the characters so complex. After reading it for high school, I bought the soundtrack and memorized the songs long before I ever saw the show live. And now that it's coming back, I'm hoping to see it again!

2. Anne of Green Gables. I loved Anne. I used to want to be her. We would have been bosom friends, no doubt about that!

3. Harry Potter - Love the series. And the movies. JK Rowling can write!

4. The Hobbit and LOTR - JRR Tolkien got me started on my love of fantasy. Him and...

5. The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis. For the longest time, I only read and reread The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I just couldn't get into the other books. It wasn't until I was older that I read the entire series. So good. I didn't know what I was missing.

6. Tiffany the Walking Disaster - You probably haven't heard of this one. It's a chapter book and the first book that I read over and over and over and over. My first favorite book of all time. For a long while, every story I wrote had a Tiffany in it.

7. Landry Park - A mixture of high class society in a dystopia. My kind of story!

8. Outlander - I haven't read all of the books in the series but these books are so good. They have a mixture of everything - time travel, history, action, adventure, romance... Jamie. Need I say more?

9. The Princess Bride - Excellent movie. Equally excellent book. Different in their own ways but both perfect.

10. Don't Die, My Love - Lurlene Mcdaniel slays me with her moving stories about kids fighting illnesses and cancer. This one in particular stood out to me. I cry each time I read it.

There you go. My top ten books! Did any of my top ten make it into yours? Let me know and you'll be entered to win some signed swag!

 Sirena never thought a trip to the surface would change her life forever until she meets Kristian. The sea might hold her body, but Kristian now holds her heart. Their love can never be, however, for she is a mermaid and he a human.

Rushing to steal some time with him, Sirena swims as if sharks are after her only to find Kristian's lifeless body in the sea. Heartbroken, she turns to a sea dragon witch. With the promise to bring Kristian back to life at the mere cost of Sirena's memories of him, the sea witch works her magic. Only, Sirena isn't specific enough with her request, and her love returns as a zombie who threatens the mortal world.

Longing to fill the emptiness inside, Sirena swims to the surface and discovers a distraught child crying about a monster eating his family. Appalled at the notion, she promises to slay the monster, not knowing she is seeking to destroy the man she loves.  

Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit

Nicole, we have Anne of Green Gables in common. I think every girl wanted to be Anne's bosom friend.

1 comment:

Elaine Cantrell said...

I used to love the Anne books too. I've read them all. Actually, I think I'll re-read one.