First off, to those who actually read my blog – apologies for the gap since my last post, I confess that I have been on my holidays with sporadic wifi… however,my Texan blogging sister Angie has made me feel bad, so i’m braving it!!!
Robert J Crane. have you heard of him? Well, up until a year or so ago, I hadnt. That all changed when I bought my ereader and got the first book in his Girl in the Box series for free. I have to say, I was instantly hooked. The Girl in the Box series follows the story of Sienna Nealon, a 17 year old girl, struggling to deal with her relationship with her mother, and her mysterious powers. Its a 10 book series (9 have been released) and I cannot wait for the final book in the series. More twists and turns than a twisty-turny thing; and a heroine that you alternately want to slap or hug. Seriously,the things that girl goes through!
BUT….. that’s not all! Do you prefer more of a sweeping LOTR/Game of Thrones type epic story with Elves and battles and dragons and…..Vaste? (read it, you’ll see why he gets his own mention)? Then the Sanctuary Series may be more your speed. Immerse yourself in Cyrus Davidon’s world, and get transported to a world where swords are sharp; death may or may not be the end of you, and quests are regular!
STILL not for you? Prefer your stories to have a bit of demon action. Then Southern Watch is for you. Darker, and more adult than the other two, this series nevertheless incorporates Crane’s usual humour and well observed characters. A word of warning however, the nervy or weak of stomach should be warned when it comes to Depths (Southern Watch #2). Nevertheless, and despite the gross factor, I loved it!
Seriously, i’m sure that there’s something here for most people, though if you’re expecting Mills & Boon,this is definitely not for you.
For me, one of the best things about Robert is that he interacts with his fans. A lot. Through that interaction, I have made a friend, but that’s not why I’m recommending his books to you. No, I’m recommending them because not one got lower than a 4* review from me (and you know how I feel about reviews!) and I think that good books deserve an audience.
Robert can be contacted via twitter (@RobertJCrane) or on his facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-J-Crane-Author) or on his fancy new website…. http://www.robertjcrane.com
And the best thing is, you can get the first 3 books in the Girl in the Box Series for free on Amazon, as well as the first book in the Sanctuary series also for free. Come on now…. I’ve led you to water….are you gonna take a free drink????