Please welcome Erica Cameron and
Kindra’s moral compass has never pointed north, but that’s what happens when you’re raised as an assassin and a thief. At sixteen, she’s fantastic with a blade, an expert at slipping through the world unnoticed, and trapped in a life she didn’t chose. But nothing in her training prepares her for what happens when her father misses a target.
In the week-long aftermath, Kindra breaks ranks for the first time in her life. She steals documents, starts questioning who their client is and why the target needs to die, botches a second hit on her father’s target, and is nearly killed. And that’s before she’s kidnapped by a green-eyed stranger connected to a part of her childhood she’d almost forgotten.
Kindra has to decide who to trust and which side of the battle to fight for. She has to do it fast and she has to be right, because the wrong choice will kill her just when she’s finally found something worth living for.
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What do you read in your free time?
Although since about August of 2015 I haven’t had time to read almost anything (I’ve basically been on constant deadline since then), when I do have time to read my tastes vary widely. The only genres I don’t delve into much are horror and non-fiction. I’ve never been a huge fan of gore or being scared, for one, and school burned me out of the other. It’s been a long time since then and I still haven’t recovered. ;) Essentially, if the book is well written, I’ll read it.
That being said, these are the authors I will usually recommend to people, and I’ve organized them alphabetically by first name. If I’m a general fan of the author, I’ll only list their genre(s). Otherwise, I’ve listed the specific book/series of theirs I love. While this list is by no means complete, I highly recommend every author/book mentioned here.
- Alexandre Dumas – lit-fic – The Count of Monte Cristo
- Alexander Lloyd – ya sci-fi/fantasy
- Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey – sci-fi/fantasy – Halfblood Chronicles
- Anne McCaffrey – sci-fi/fantasy – Pern series
- Anne Tenino – romance
- Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz – ya fiction – Colin Fischer
- Brandon Sanderson – sci-fi/fantasy
- C. S. Lewis – fantasy – Narnia series
- Catherine Ryan Hyde – lit-fic – Pay It Forward
- Charlotte Bronte – lit-fic – Jane Eyre
- Courtney Stevens – ya fiction
- Dan Wells – thriller – John Cleaver series; Hollow City
- Eleanor Estes – middle grade – The Hundred Dresses
- Elie Wiesel – memoir – Night
- Elizabeth Gaskell – lit-fic – North and South
- Emma Donoghue – lit-fic – Room
- Frances Hodgson Burnett – middle grade – The Secret Garden
- Gaston Leroux – lit-fic – The Phantom of the Opera
- Garth Nix – ya sci-fi/fantasy
- Georgette Heyer – romance
- Hans Christian Andersen – children’s – everything, but especially The Snow Queen
- Holly Lisle – sci-fi/fantasy – Korre series
- I. W. Gregorio – ya fiction – None of the Above
- J. K. Rowling – ya sci-fi/fantasy – Harry Potter
- Jacquelyn Carey – sci-fi/fantasy – Kushiel Legacy series / Naamah trilogy
- James McBride – memoir – The Color of Water
- James Patterson – mystery/thriller – Alex Cross series
- Jane Austen – romance
- Jasper Fforde – literary fiction
- Jay Asher – ya fiction – Thirteen Reasons Why
- Jay Williams – picture book – Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like
- Jim Butcher – sci-fi/fantasy
- Jodi Picoult – lit-fic – My Sister’s Keeper
- Jonathan Stroud – ya sci-fi/fantasy – Bartimaeus trilogy
- Julia Alvarez – lit-fic – In the Time of the Butterflies
- Julie E. Czerneda – sci-fi/fantasy – Web Shifters series
- Ken Kesey – lit-fic – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- L. A. Witt – romance
- Laurie Halse Anderson – ya fiction – Speak; Twisted; Catalyst
- Linda Lay Shuler – lit-fic – She Who Remembers; Voice of the Eagle
- Lynne Reid Banks – middle grade – everything, but especially The Farthest Away Mountain
- Madeleine L’Engle – ya sci-fi/fantasy – Wrinkle in Time series
- Marcus Zusak – ya fiction – I am the Messenger
- Margery Williams – picture book – The Velveteen Rabbit
- Pat Frank – sci-fi/fantasy – Alas, Babylon
- Philip Pullman – ya sci-fi/fantasy – His Dark Materials trilogy
- Ray Bradbury – sci-fi/fantasy – Fahrenheit 451
- Roald Dahl – middle grade – everything, but especially Matilda
- Robert Heinlein – sci-fi/fantasy – Stranger in a Strange Land
- Sara Gruen – literary fiction – Water for Elephants
- Sarah Coombs – ya fiction – Breakfast Served Anytime
- Scott Lynch – sci-fi/fantasy – Gentleman Bastard series
- Scott Westerfeld – ya sci-fi/fantasy – Uglies series
- Shannon Hale – lit-fic – Austenland
- Shel Silverstein – poetry/picture books
- Stephenie Meyer – sci-fi/fantasy
- Susan Elizabeth Philips – romance
- Tamora Pierce – sci-fi/fantasy
- William Goldman – fantasy – The Princess Bride
Meet the author:
After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Erica graduated with a double major in psychology and creative writing from Florida State University and began pursuing a career as an author.
Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dance fan, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, ex-Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.
To celebrate the release of Assassins: Discord, one lucky winner will receive $30 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 10, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!
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