Sometimes it’s really worth checking out backlists. There are some marvellous books out there but with hundreds of new titles every week it can be very hard to find them.
Authors – have you got a title a year or more old that could do with a little love?
Readers – have you got a favourite book that you think deserves some attention? Message or email me and we’ll set something up.
My guest today is Alex Beecroft and I’d like to show a little love for her fantastic fantasy series Under the Hill. These two substantial books actually form one continuous very long novel so buy both and set time aside to wallow. Peopled with a band of very memorable characters, immersed in the beauty an perils of British folklore and with heroes I could really root for, these books were just about my favourites of the year of their issue. Great stuff.
|The faeries at the bottom of the garden are coming back—with an army.||Fight a fire-breathing dragon with a wooden airplane? It’ll take a madman…|
Check out the series links for the blurbs.
Alex Beecroft was born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and grew up in the wild countryside of the English Peak District. She studied English and Philosophy before accepting employment with the Crown Court where she worked for a number of years.Now a stay-at-home mum and full time author, Alex lives with her husband and two children in a little village near Cambridge and tries to avoid being mistaken for a tourist.
Alex is only intermittently present in the real world.She has lead a Saxon shield wall into battle, toiled as a Georgian kitchen maid, and recently taken up an 800 year old form of English folk dance, but she still hasn’t learned to operate a mobile phone.
Alex writes queer romance – that is, her main characters are typically gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual or asexual men. Best known for historicals, she also writes Fantasy/SF and contemporary romance.
She is represented by Louise Fury of the Bent Agency.
I asked Alex for a recommendation and this is what she said:
Bone Rider by J Fally as my backlist book. It’s a really original sci-fi thriller in which a young man fleeing from his Russian Mafia lover accidentally bonds with some sentient alien armour and then has to spend most of the book fleeing from the army as well. The concept is great fun, the action is breathless and the heat level is scorching.