Top 5 Tuesday – Début Novels

Good morning my lovelies,

I had a great time last month joining with Top 5 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and thought I’d take part again this month too. Shanah comes up with the topics a month at a time so that we’ve got some thinking space. If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.

This week’s topic is…

I love finding new-to-me authors that capture my imagination and earn that special place in my heart. I end up wanting to read everything they’ve written, don’t you? But I think that finding an author when they’ve just published their début novel is an even better buzz and feels extra special. This week’s T5T has prompted me to create a specific shelf for Début Novels on Goodreads which you can check out here; I don’t know why I didn’t do it before! 😉

So without further gushing and babbling let’s start with a couple of amazing Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Romance books, it is, after all my favourite genre. ❤

 

The Last Wolf was the fantastic début novel from Maria Vale that kicked off her series The Legend of all Wolves back in February 2018.

The story is set in the modern world – the Adirondack Mountains of Northern America to be precise – and features the werewolf pack that live there, hidden from view. I feel that The Last Wolf is closer to the urban fantasy genre than a classic paranormal romance due to its grittiness and some of the content within its pages.

This amazing story is available in print, eBook and audio formats from all your favourite retailers including;

     

(I am part of Amazon , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)

 

Dating The Undead was the début novel of Juliet Lyons that started her paranormal romance series, Bite Nights back in May 2017.  Before venturing into this most competitive industry, Juliet was already a big hit on Wattpad, with her stories being read by thousands of dedicated fans.

This book it is set in modern Britain where vampires are no longer creatures of myth and legend but live alongside us, although they still have their secrets that they like to keep close to their chests but like us want to find that special someone who they can share their forever with, or at least share a fun night anyway. 😉

This amazing story is available in print, eBook and audio formats from all your favourite retailers including;

   

(I am part of Amazon , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)

 

Now lets move on to another genre I like to read – Paranormal Mysteries specifically Cozy Paranormal Mysteries and Comedy Paranormal Mysteries.

 

You’ve heard me go on and on about this series for months, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m mentioning it again! 🙂

Amanda Cadabra and the Hidey-Hole Truth was the début novel author of Holly Bell that started The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries series back in September 2018 and is set in the fictional English village of Sunken Madley.

This quintessentially English mystery story is available in print and eBook formats exclusively through Amazon. You can also read it for free using your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

 

(I am part of Amazon , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)

 

The Unhappy Medium was the début novel of T.J. Brown and was published in February 2014. Although it’s a darkly comic and satirical paranormal novel, I think that it would happily sit in the urban fantasy or science fiction genre too due to the content and plot. When trying to describe the feel of this story, I think Horrible Histories for adults or Terry Pratchett’s Discworld irreverence.

The tale is set in modern England and features evil dead people, evil living people and those tasked with the thankless job of thwarting their evil plans.

This very British mystery story is available in print and eBook formats exclusively through Amazon. You can also read it for free using your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

 

(I am part of Amazon , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)

 

Now, considering my open niggles, qualms and many eye-rolls about books within the Young Adult genre, you may be somewhat shocked and horrified that my final choice is indeed very much a teen YA book.

Raven by Suzy Turner was her début novel to launch her Raven Saga trilogy back in May 2011.

A wonderful story that was beautifully written with enough action, mystery and romance to keep me reading. This is a series aimed at young teens so expect the “Disney-esque” emotions and neatness and the Happily Ever After feelings at the end of each book in the trilogy.

This amazing story is available in print and eBook formats from all your favourite retailers including;

   

(I am part of Amazon , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)

 

So, that’s my Top 5 Début Novels, I have read more début novels than these five including:

Scratching in the Dirt by S.M. Henley Urban Fantasy

The Hidden Legacy by G.J. Minette Thriller Mystery

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang Magical Realism

Masked Possession by Alana Delacroix Paranormal Romance

Although these other débuts all got 5 star reviews from me, I haven’t gone on to read the authors’ subsequent books or continued with the series, which is why I haven’t included them in my main list. However, if you have the time, I’d really recommend checking them out.

Do you have any début novels that you just couldn’t put down or any that started your road to author addiction? Lol! I’d love to know. Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Just leave a comment below and tell me all about it.

Now you’ve read my post, why don’t you hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. Don’t forget, if you’re taking part too, leave a comment below with a link to your Top 5 Tuesday post so I can visit your blog and check out what your top 5 are.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Bye for now. x


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