Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Our Night Out on March 24

Another successful evening where writers and readers have a chance to meet and mingle. Our featured authors were inspirational and talented. The readings were excellent. Here are just a few highlights from a fun and interesting evening.

The evening begins with a get-to-meet-you gathering of the like-minded catching up and delving deeper.

Eve Silver read from her novel Rush             There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says that the game is more than that, and that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn't. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

Morgan Rhodes chilled us with a scene from her book Rebel Spring.

Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world. . . .

Rio Youers teased us with the opening of Westlake Soul
Westlake dreams of a normal life—of surfing and loving again. But time is running out; Dr. Quietus is getting closer, and stronger. Can Westlake use his superbrain to recover . . . to slip his enemy’s cold embrace before it’s too late?

Our readers at Open Mic for Authors received a warm welcome and enticed us into their fictional worlds.

John Kenny (left)  read from his work The Spark. While  Joan Leacott (right) entertained us with a scene from Sight for Sore Eyes

 We were introduced to Steve Shrott's (Left) Audition for Death  Limited Artifical Intelligence is Ann Dulharty's ( Right) Sci Fi novel.

Gina Grant read from her book Black Market Shadows.
The audience then tormented our featured authors with the hard questions. They look as if they are really on the hot seat don't they? Oh and Kate the flowers were beautiful!

Here is the team with their guests, left to right,  Ann Lethbridge, Kate Bridges, Morgan Rhodes, Rio Youers, Eve Silver, Margaret Moore and Mary Sullivan

Mark your calendars.  The next Night Out With Authors is April 28, featuring
Melody Campbell
Lynda Simmons
and back by popular demand  Open Mic for authors
Details to come.

Monday, 3 March 2014

The Next Night Out with Authors is March 24

 at the Tranzac Club.



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EVE SILVER reading from RUSH.

as well as
Open Mic for Authors

What is Open Mic for Writers?  See the sidebar for more info.

Doors open 6:30, readings start 7:15


Morgan Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms, the first in a high fantasy series for Penguin's Razorbill imprint that has been called "Game of Thrones for teens." Its sequel, Rebel Spring, released in December, and continues the story of two princesses, a prince, and a rebel whose lives begin to intertwine in a time of war and magic. As national bestselling author Michelle Rowen, she's written more than two dozen paranormal novels for both adults and young adults. With two very diverse books releasing in 2014 -- the blood-drenched epic third book in the Falling Kingdoms series, and the third book in her Immortality Bites cozy mystery series, From Fear to Eternity -- she is happy to answer to either Morgan or Michelle. Learn more about either of her personalities at michellerowen.com or morganrhodes.net.

Website: www.morganrhodes.net
Twitter:  @MorganRhodesYA

Website:  www.michellerowen.com
Twitter:  @MichelleRowen
More about RIO YOUERS:

Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of End Times and Old Man Scratch. His short fiction has been published by, among others, St. Martin’s Griffin, HarperCollins, and Cemetery Dance. His latest novel, Westlake Soul, was recently nominated for Canada’s prestigious Sunburst Award, and has been optioned for movie by Hollywood producer, Stephen Susco. Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their daughter, Lily Maye.

Website: www.rioyouers.com
Twitter:  @Rio_Youers

 More about EVE SILVER 
National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work has been listed as a 2013 American Bookseller’s Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens. She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. RUSH, the first book in Eve’s new teen series, is available now. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd.

Website: www.evesilver.net
Twitter: @Eve_Silver
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/evesilverbooks

There's an admission charge of $5 to cover the cost of the room.  
The event ends at approximately 9 p.m.
Although there are no meals served at the Tranzac Club, you are welcome to bring in your own.  There are several restaurants nearby with take-out options.   

Beverages are available at the venue.  All beverages, whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, must be purchased at the Tranzac Club and the legal drinking age will be strictly enforced.

 For information about the club (including directions and parking), please click on the link on the sidebar. 

We hope to see you there! 

**Author photo credit: Shanon Fujioka.