This is a global affair as I live in New Zealand, the RAVE WAVES studio is located in the United States, and to date, I've interviewed authors from Australia, the USA, and Germany. The time zone differences are quite varied, but we've all managed to make it work.
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Afterwards, the shows are available on archive, so you can listen to them on demand.
I've been thoroughly impressed by the three authors I've chatted with and I'd like to share them and their books with you.
February's RRBC Spotlight Author ~ Suzanne Burke
Mike Matheson is head of a Special Task Force set up by the F.B.I to track down and apprehend the serial killers responsible for 18 brutal murders.
The team is exhausted, frustrated, and ready to burn out after almost five years and no leads.
Their nightmares are stripping them to the bone.
Nothing has prepared them for this.
Someone on the inside is deflecting their weary eyes away from an incomprehensible and shattering truth.
Who will be buried in the shattered remains of a country where freedom and honor are treasured above all things?
Just how far will those elected to protect and defend go, to keep the American dream alive?
Suzanne Burke, lives, loves and laughs in the beautiful harbor-side city of Sydney Australia. She didn't begin her published journey until her late fifties. She had a passion for writing from an early age; however, she lacked the confidence to take that final step and complete her books and have them published.
A friend sent a copy of her work to a small publishing house, and to her delight, she was offered a publishing contract for her Non-Fiction works: "Empty Chairs" Book 1 in the (Standing Tall & Fighting Back) series & "Faint Echoes of Laughter" Book 2 in the (Standing Tall & Fighting Back) series.
Both Non-Fiction works touched a nerve with the public and both works hit the top ten on Amazon Paid in Kindle for their categories. Book 3 in the (Standing Tall & Fighting Back) series is “Still Sassy at Sixty,” Due for release in the Spring of 2017.
Sadly the publisher closed its' doors and in consequence, the books were removed from sale.
Four years later, Suzanne finally found the mojo to self-publish, and here she is. Her absolute passion for the Thriller Genre has produced 2 books thus far: "Acts Beyond Redemption" Book 1 of the (Unintended Consequences) series and "Acts Of Betrayal" Book 2 of the (Unintended Consequences) series.
March's RRBC Spotlight Author ~ Rhani D'Chae
A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine. For 15 years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that when the day of retribution arrived, vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.
I'm a visually disabled author who likes stretching my legs by stepping into different genres and seeing what happens. I am currently working on a series of books about a couple of guys who aren't much better than the "bad" guys they kill.
May's RRBC Spotlight Author ~ Laura Libricz
She’s lost her work, her home and her freedom. Now, harboring a mysterious newborn, she could lose her life. In 17th Century Germany on the brink of the Thirty Years War, 24-year-old Katarina is traded to the patrician, Sebald Tucher, by her fiancé, Willi Prutt in order to pay his debts. En route to her forced relocation to the Tucher country estate, Katarina is met by a crazed archer, Hans-Wolfgang, carrying a baby under his cloak. He tells her an incredible story of how his beloved was executed by a Jesuit priest for witchcraft right after the birth and makes Katarina—at sword point—swear on her life to protect the child. But protecting the child puts Katarina at risk. She could fall in disfavor with her master. She could be hunted by the zealots who killed his beloved. She could be executed for witchcraft herself. Can Katarina's love for the baby and Sebald Tucher's desire for her, keep the wrath of the zealots at bay? Set in Franconia, The Master and the Maid is an accurate, authentic account of a young woman's life in Germany in the 1600's, her struggle for freedom and her fight for those she loves.
Laura Libricz was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, and moved to Upstate New York when she was 22. After working a few years building Steinberger guitars, she received a scholarship to go to college. She tried to 'do the right thing' and study something useful, but spent all her time reading German literature.
She earned a BA in German at The College of New Paltz, NY in 1991 and moved to Germany, where she resides today. When she isn't writing she can be found sifting through city archives, picking through castle ruins or aiding the steady flood of musical instruments into the world market.
Her first novel, The Master and the Maid, is the first book of the Heaven's Pond Trilogy. The Soldier's Return and Ash and Rubble are the second and third books in the series.
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