Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-New-to-Me

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This week is Ten New-to-Me Authors I read in 2017.

1) David Nelson (Blaine Family Chronicles)
An apocalypse series set in the US and featuring family and friends coming together after dangerous journeys to build a community with other survivors and find a way to adapt to the new world. Family centered and less violent than some of this type. 

2) Ben S Reeder (Zompoc Survivor)
A zombie trilogy based on a prepper trying to get his family and friends to a safe haven in a zombie apocalypse. I read the first book and enjoyed it, and I plan to read the rest in 2018.

3) Kenneth Cary (The Gatekeeper)
A man dreams of a coming Yellowstone volcanic eruption and only has days to prepare for it with his family including a diabetic daughter. I've read the first book and loved it so I plan to read the rest of the series in 2018.

4) Matt Wallace (Sin Du Jour)
In New York there is a catering company that specialises in demons but even they balk at sacrificing an angel for dinner. Comedy moments aplenty in this book and I plan to read the second one at some point in 2018.

5) Matthew D Mark
A dark gritty apocalypse two parter with dangerous road journeys and a safe haven threatened by crooked town officials who have formed a militia and taken over control. The first book is the guerilla war to take back the town. Can't wait to read the second book!

6) Sarah Dalton (Mary Hades)
A teenage girl can see and communicate with ghosts, and her 'issues' have landed her in a psychiatric ward. Something evil is stalking the hospital and killing patients and only Mary can stop it. Surprisingly good YA supernatural prequel story and I hope to read more of Mary.

7) Hunter Shea
I've read a few of his horror offerings this year-deadly Sasquatches, grow your own sea serpents, loch ness monsters, humanoid mad monkeys, chimaera fish, killer X Ray specs...and I look forward to quite a few more of his books in 2018!

8) Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock)
A group of young people time travel to the future to collect technology but things go wrong when in that future they discover their fate when they return home and decide to try and change it. Surprisingly good YA SF book and I want to read the rest of the trilogy!

9) Eric S Brown
I've read a few of his books this year-the war between humans zombies and Bigfoot tribes, the Crypto Squad-mythical creatures in a government squad led by Jimi the Mothman, and the horror of killer krakens destroying everything in the sea. Fun reads! 

10) Simone Pond (Coastview Prophecies)
Blinded in the accident that killed her parents, Sibyl is a recluse. But when she has a prophecy of an explosion killing people in her town, she must face her demons to save them with help from her shifter guide dog Vago. Diverse supernatural story and I look forward to reading more from the author in this series and several others.


  1. I think reading books about the Yellowstone volcano would freak me out. If that blows up, I’m dead. I live in the blast zone. It looks like you found a lot of great authors last year!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Yes I can see your point there about Yellowstone! I've got a few books about that on my reading list this year...

  2. Hunter shea and Elizabeth Briggs are two I've seen here and should really try in 2018.

    1. Yes I agree! *grins* I hope you enjoy them both.

  3. Wow, some great authors here. Hunter Shea, Elizabeth Briggs and Matt Wallace - you know how much I love Matt Wallace!

    1. I'm excited for this reading year and these authors will certainly feature.

  4. Looks like we found some of the same authors. I need to read the Kraken book yet.

    1. The Kraken books are mad...I want to see them as films!

  5. Oh, you've started reading the Sin Du Jour books! The only author I've read from your list is Hunter Shea.

    1. You can't beat some Hunter Shea! I might need to skim through the first SDJ book again to remind myself of the characters.

  6. I want to read couple of the authors that made your list. I have a book or two from Matt Wallace. Hunter Shea sounds interesting and I like the sound of the Briggs series. Glad you enjoyed these!

    1. Thanks Carole! I hope you'll enjoy the ones you try from the list!

  7. I've been curious about Hunter Shea ever since seeing some of his books on Amazon, and doubly curious after seeing them talked about here on your blog. His stuff sounds crazy awesome :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Fast paced monster mayhem in the ones I've read so far...still got quite a few to read and he seems to bring out a few every year.