Monday, July 13, 2015


Welcome to the International Authors' Day Blog Hop 2015

Hosted by Book r3vie3s

To honor authors and readers, I have a $25.00 Gift Card to Amazon so that the winner can purchase some of their favorite authors' books. Don't forget to enter at the bottom, and visit the other blogs where you can also win some fabulous prizes.

Bloggers from around the country have come together to celebrate books and authors, and to say thank you. As an author I truly appreciate this, and as a reader I'd love to say thank you to all the wonderful authors who made my childhood an imaginative world of fascination.  Even now I love to get lost in a great book and if I'm not writing -- I'm reading. Some of my favorite authors have been Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Kay Hooper, Tami Hoag and occasionally Stephen King. And I will say thank you to these wonderful authors for many hours of reading pleasure and some nightmares.

Two years ago I discovered another wonderful author, Indie Author, M. A. Comley. I have thoroughly enjoyed her Justice series and getting to know DI Lorne Simpkins, now DS Lorne Warner.  Thanks to social media I've had the opportunity to "meet" Mel online and we've become friends, as many of her fans do. It doesn't take long to know that not only is she a very talented author, but she's also a warm, friendly and wonderful person.  I consider the opportunity to talk with authors one of the greatest advantages of social media, and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Mel and her wonderful characters.  I will warn you up front, not all of her books are for the squeamish. She tackles real life subjects that most of us would like to pretend don't exist, and she does it in a way that's both informative and entertaining. A long time fan of shows like Criminal Minds and Blacklist I've found her insights into the criminal mind both terrifying and refreshing, and I do  thank God it's fiction, although many times it reads like true crime.

Meet the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble.  Mel is a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that's when she turned her hobby into a career.

Mel shares her home with Mum, and her wonderful dog, Dex, who keeps her in shape by dragging her on long walks around the village.

I wanted to share two of my favorites from Ms. Comley for 2015.

Dubious Justice, Book 11 in the Justice series is definitely one of my all time favorites. An emotional, fast paced mystery that will have you reaching for Kleenex and cheering at the end.

Wrong Place - the debut novel in the DI Sally Parker series has quickly become my favorite read of 2015.  Absolutely loved the fact that although the head of a law enforcement unit, Sally Parker reads like a real person, and someone you know before you finish the book.  Mel has a way of pulling you into her character's lives, giving you a real glimpse into the everyday problems they face while trying to solve gruesome crimes.   A fabulous read, and one I highly recommend.

If you're looking for a new series author, I can highly recommend Ms. Comley as she has several other series that are equally good, but these are my favorites.  A great big Thank You to Mel for hours of reading enjoyment.  Please keep them coming.

Join her on twitter at:  @melcom1

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  1. Thank you for being part of this blog hop and sharing you favorite authors. I haven't read much crime fiction, but I've been expanding my horizons. If I'm going to give it a try, I may start with M. A. Comley.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Toinette. Love the hop and plan on spending time tomorrow reading everyone else's favorite authors and books.

  2. Hopping away what a generous giveaway and what a fun question, I had to think hard because I simply love TOO many books !

  3. Thank you for stopping by, Maria. I know exactly what you mean about loving books. I love them too, and authors are some of my favorite people.

  4. Thank You so Much for participating in this Blog Hop!


  5. I hadn't heard of these :) lovely covers though, thank you for sharing

    My International Authors Day Post

  6. Great Post! I will definitely have to check out Ms. Comley-looks intriguing:)

  7. I love a lot of the authors you do, but I've never read Comley. I'll look those books up. Thanks! Good luck on the giveaway. Nancy’s Blog

  8. Cool of you to honor one of your new favorite authors, Ms. Prather. Mel and Rex look happy in the photo. I've found walking to be a helpful way to prepare when I'm going to write a new poem or story. Thanks for posting, God bless. - Robert

  9. Your favorites are great authors! It was hard to pick just one book to answer the question though!

    Happy #IAD blog hopping!