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.
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.
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!!
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*
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.
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!
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.