Friday, October 12, 2012

Favorites From... Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden

One of my favorite books of recent years is a post-apocalypse trans-Siberian trucker story, DRIVEN. It came out a few years ago under the name Eve Kenin, but the author recently republished it under her real name, Eve Silver.

I read this book when it first came out and even though I would never have thought to write a romance that a) is set in an Arctic wasteland; b) involves gene manipulation; and c) involves big rig trucking....well, I am still consumed with jealousy that I didn't write this book. It's got everything: a truly kick-ass heroine who fends for herself and saves both herself (and others) more than once, a hero who is tough, sexy, and so endearingly charming it makes me laugh out loud, and a plot filled with taut intrigue and adventure.

When I read it again (in reissued form) recently, it was even better than the first time, and it still made me cry. There's a sequel, HIDDEN, which will hopefully be made available soon because it's just as good as DRIVEN. And then you can all join my campaign to lobby the author for another sequel...

I think you should be able to find it at most ebook retailers.

Thank you to Caroline Linden for sharing her recommendation with me! I asked Caroline to be a part of this feature because I really enjoy her Historical Romance books. She skips so many of the standard and ridiculous tropes of the genre and she leaves me satisfied every time I read one of her books.  Her novella, I love the Earl, won the RITA this year for Best Romance Novella!

Here is your chance to try out Caroline's recommendation. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win an ebook of Driven. You can also enter to win one of three copies of I Love the Earl. Both giveaways are international.

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At Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:38:00 PM CDT , Blogger JenM said...

I read lots of self-pubbed books and the quality has definitely improved from a few years ago. Let's see, I just read Easy, by Tammara Webber. I also loved On Dublin Street by Samantha Young, Perfection by RL Matthewson, Lumberjack in Love by Penny Watson, and I just read my first Kristen Ashley book, Motorcycle Man. In UF, I also recently read Blade Song by JC Daniels (Shiloh Walker), loved it and can't wait for the sequel.

At Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:08:00 AM CDT , Blogger pamerd said...


I have read some great self-pub'd books lately and I usually find them through twitter or blogs. Love that!!


At Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:10:00 PM CDT , Blogger erin said...

thanks for a fun post and giveaway! Ummm.... I find a lot of self pub books through the book blogs that I visit and there is a blog that heavily features free and reduced price indie/self pub books that I usually end up buying heavily from Kindle. The last good self pub book I read was Midnight Scandals (Fitzhugh Trilogy #2.5)
by Courtney Milan, Sherry Thomas, Carolyn Jewel. It's HR but was very good!

At Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:34:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jyl22075 said...

Two that I have really loved started out self published but then got picked up by publishers. Easy by Tammara Webber and On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves.

At Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:22:00 PM CDT , Blogger sheryl said...

I am not sure what the last self-published books were that I read.

At Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:44:00 PM CDT , Blogger donnas said...

I hate to say it, but I dont usually pay attention to the publisher when picking a book.


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