A Pam & Nat Bad Idea: The Men Behind Our Books

Pam and I are known for our very odd Twitter & Email conversations: “Dude, check out this taxidermy piece” countered with “OMG look at this funeral!! They have the guy STANDING UP!” (seriously, google that!).  And of course our very very bad ideas, too numerous and disturbing to mention in public.

Rest assured, this might be one of our better bad ideas.

We’ve decided to spotlight the men in our lives, okay so the book writing men in our lives, but same shit. Shush. I’ve been asking around Twitter for male authors that write PNR/UF/Horror and found some old favourites, some new favourites and all sorts of début authors! So sit back, relax and look at the men that write our books.

Keith Melton

WLP: Oh how we love us some Keith Melton. Keith writes kick ass UF that appeals to the snark in us. Plus, isn’t Keith the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Yeah Keith, totally going to make you blush.

Spaz: Keith Melton’s books have been on my TBR foreverrrr. I bought Blood Vice and still have not made it to it yet! Blood Vice had me at “Intense, graphic mafia-related violence, profanity, gangster slang, assassinations, fang punctures, explicit vampire sex, betrayal, greed, murder, gangland warfare, pervasive supernatural mayhem, large-scale explosions, and extremely expensive Italian suits.” Yes, please!

WLP: What the hell. Read it now. Seriously.

Mark Henry/Daniel Marks/Whoever The Funk This Guy Is!

WLP: It’s no secret. I.Love.Mark. Henry. LOVE. I would marry Mark’s snark babies. Mark has taught me so much since I met his arse, from what Fuzzy Lovers are to things that I still can’t mention without blushing. Salmon for the WIN!

Spaz: Pretty much everything that Mark Henry writes is hysterical. He could tweet “fart” and I’d drop and roll in laughter. Everything from his proclaiming someone has put on their “Bad Idea Pants” to tweeting pictures from Toddlers and Tiaras like THIS, I can’t quit him. Never!!

Kevin “Beyonce” Hearne

WLP: Kevin aka Baby Beyonce is not a single lady, contrary to popular belief. If you have no idea what I am talking about, search Kevin’s name on my blog and find the goodness that is him doing the Beyonce dance. Kevin can be found over hizzle with Jay-Z and Baby Blue.

Spaz: Um, look at those cheeks. Hello! More like Baby Cakes Beyonce. But I digress, his Iron Druid Chronicles is supposed to be badass. I have yet to read them but I want to. This Atticus O’Sullivan definitely intrigues me. Maybe that’s what we should do next, Nat. Let’s start this series next month!

WLP: I already have, where have you been? Nice to see you pay attention to me!

Spaz: Uhhhh I mean let’s read the other guy’s series, I know you read Kevin Hearne’s books, I meant the other guy ummm he’s further down *shifty eyes*

Edward Lazellari

WLP: Don’t let the wild bushman look scare you, actually Bushman Ed has shaved since this picture was taken. Ed writes UF and still has one of the creepiest book covers I have ever seen.

Spaz: Yeah I got nothing…..

WLP: I promise you he doesn’t have bodies buried in his backyard. He doesn’t have a backyard.

Hoorah. Ahem. Myke Cole

WLP: Myke has an unnatural obsession with my nails, and thats all good. We have a natural obsession with men in uniforms. Please note, we didn’t post said picture of Myke in uniform. You’ll have to friend him on FB for those goods. In any case, Myke writes. Yeah, that’s what he does. Military Fantasy. Hooooo….nevermind.

Spaz: After reading your review of his Shadow Ops: Control Point, and my favorite author Ann Aguirre has raved about it as well, I MUST check him out! Sooner than later, dammit!

WLP: Yes, yes you do. I really should give you a list of male authors to buy, cause you are shameful.

Spaz: This is basically the post in which I out myself for reading almost no UF written by dudes!

Anton “The Stache” Strout

WLP: Anton has a special place in my cold dead heart, he’s the first author to ever tease me. And in an epic grand scale. He made a character the scariest thing of all time and then had the line “She’s such a Wicked Little Pixie” in the story. Yep. Anton rocks, even if he traumatizes me on a daily basis. And is mean. But I forgive him, he did help create my all time favourite author collective, The League of Reluctant Adults.

Spaz: Anton is pretty damn funny. He’s the only one of these guys I got to meet at Authors After Dark in Philly. The only reason I haven’t picked up his books sooner is because he stated there is no romance in them! *gasp*

WLP: Anton lied to you, there is romance but I hate the bitch. HEAR THAT ANTON.

Spaz: OH MY GOD HE LIED TO ME??? I can’t work like this! <storms out>

This concludes episode one of Pam and I on male authors…well not ON them…oh screw you guys we’re going to read.

  • The Mighty Buzzard March 1, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Spaz: This is basically the post in which I out myself for reading almost no UF written by dudes!

    You and everybody else. They write some of the best and most definitively UF books but there aren’t all that many of them. Relatively speaking anyway.

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

      I’m so disappointed in Pam, but I will rectify the situation Buzz

    • Spaz March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

      *hangs head in shame* But the truth is, I like smut in my UF. I just do!

  • CdnMrs March 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

    You ladies are made of awesome! Have to admit I’ve only read Kevin Hearne out of this list. Apparently, I need to stop my sexist reading practices and start spread the book buying/reading love to the dudes. Thanks for the list.

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Start with Mark Henry’s zombie series, you will PEE!

    • Spaz March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

      I’ll read Kevin Hearne, and you read Mark Henry! It can be our March-April challenge. or something! 😛

      • CdnMrs March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

        Hmmm…? Let me check the book buying bank account and I’ll get back to you on that one. They only have one of the middle books in the series at my library and I like to start at the beginning.

        • CdnMrs March 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

          Oh! If you don’t have the IDC books I can mail them to you. Just let me know. 🙂

  • Julie March 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Love this post! I adore Andrew (don’t forget those plans for April–bring your singles!) and I got to meet Mark Henry at my first RT a couple years ago (actually the same one where I met Andrew come to think of it). Hubs has been trying to get me to read Kevin Hearne’s books, but I’m so far behind on books for review that I don’t know if I’ll ever get to read just because again. *runs off to read more*

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Oh pfft, no excuses lady!

    • Spaz March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

      What’s happening in April?!

      • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

        RT 😉

      • Julie March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

        LOL a bunch of us are planning an outing at RT. Andrew is the only guy coming with us as far as I know.

  • Cat March 1, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Great list! The Iron Druid Chronicles are sooo yummy. Honestly, do yourself a favor and chuck them to the top of your TBR list. One I would add: Daniel Abraham, who writes the Black Suns Daughter books as MLN Hanover.

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

      You know up until last week I thought MLN was a woman! Ann Aguirre told me and I just about fell off my chair! *hangs head in shame*

    • Spaz March 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

      I have the first MLN book! And I am seriously bumping The Druid Chronicles up there, gotta meet this Atticus 😛

  • Julie March 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Great post. As usual when you guys team up, I am LMAO!

  • Amanda Bonilla March 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Awesome post! I want more of these, please!!! <3

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

      LOL greedy much!

    • Spaz March 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Me too! We need to find more male UF authors!

  • Bells March 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

    HAHAHA this post is awesome! These male authors are going to get lots of new readers for sure! Can’t wait for the next installment!

  • BookaholicCat March 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I’ve read Kevin, Keith and Mark’s book and they all rock. Now I need to add to my never ending, always growing TBR the rest of the authors on this great and fun post. 😉

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

      YAY! More more more!

    • Spaz March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

      I have to start Kevin and Keith and Myke and aaaaah I’m so behind as well! 🙂

  • KB/KT Grant March 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Anton’s look pretty hunky in that ‘stache of his 😉

  • Jess Haines March 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Stupid, slow computer. Hopefully this posts in the right place this time! 😛

    Ahem! LMFAO, is that pic of Anton from AAD Philly? Is that one of the ‘staches Binah and I were giving out? xD

    Great post, and I have a few new authors to follow/read now!


    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      ROTFLMAO issues much Jess? BAHAHAHAHA

    • Spaz March 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Weren’t the staches getting handed out at the Pin The Penis on the Romance Hero party?! YES I THINK THEY WERE. giggling giggling giggling giggling

      • Wicked Lil Pixie March 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

        YES! Because Jess sent me a paper peen signed by Anton LMFAO

  • e_bookpushers March 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    What about Jim Butcher?

    • Wicked Lil Pixie March 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      EVERYONE knows Jim!

      • e_bookpushers March 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

        I would hope so I just didn’t see him above and wasn’t sure if SpazP knew Jim. lol

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