Lola’s Ramblings: ten new to me authors – 2014

Posted December 29, 2014 by Lola in Lola's Ramblings / 22 Comments


Lola’s Rambings is a feature on Lola’s Review where I talk about me. Usually these posts are everything that doesn’t fall under any standard header, like blog tours, book blitzes, cover reveals or reviews. Lola’s Ramblings posts are are personal discussions of a certain topic. Sometimes about book related topics and sometimes about non-book related topics. This feature was previously known as About Me. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.

I read a lot of books by new to me authors in a year and I thought it was fun to dedicate a post to the new to me authors of this year. I choose ten new to me authors I read this year form whom I have read at least one book this year that I enjoyed. All links go to either goodreads or my review on the blog and author images link to their goodreads profile.

Ten new to me authors from 2014

Siobhan Davis

Siobhan Davis

Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling.

A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies.

Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.

A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Books by Siobhan Davis:

Autumn Kalquist

autumn kalquist

Autumn Kalquist is a singer, songwriter, music producer, and the bestselling author of the Fractured Era book series.

She writes fantasy, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic fiction that asks compelling questions–often met with morally gray answers. Her preschool-aged ballerina and code-writing husband keep her sane and happy.

Books by Autumn Kalquist:

Rori Shay

rori shay

Rori’s debut novel, ELECTED, is book one of a young adult sci-fi trilogy, which challenges the notion of duty above desire. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Rori lives in Seattle with her family and two proficient hair shedders-Misch the cat and Gerry the laid-back black lab. Rori studied public relations and marketing at the University of Maryland and received an MBA from George Washington University. Besides writing, she likes to travel, run, read (of course), go pumpkin-picking and snow-shoe! You can follow Rori and her writing adventures at or @RoriShayWrites.

Books by Rori Shay:

Delancey Stewart

delancey stewart

I’m not big on labels, but there are a few that fit me (not necessarily in this order. Or maybe in this order):
– wine drinker (and wine geek)
– mother of small boys
– military spouse
– writer
– chocolate eater

I’ve written the Wine Country Romance Series, which ties my love of wine to my love of falling in love… and the Girlfriends of Gotham series, which begins publishing with Swoon Romance in December 2013.

I also love short stories, and my themed collection (all set in the same NYC brownstone across the span of a century) published in 2012.

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Books by Delancey Stewart:

Brenda St. John Brown


I’m a displaced New Yorker living in the UK. I lived in London for nearly six years, but now I’m living in The North, in a tiny English village. There are sheep everywhere! Sheep!! (This is so strange to me I always have to say it twice. With multiple exclamation points.)

My novels are about teens and twenty-somethings. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m hanging out with The Boy, talking about really random things and being overly strict about television.

I like running and Doritos, not necessarily in that order. I also like libraries, old churches and Paris. One day I’m going to write a novel set in Paris, which will necessitate lots of trips for “research.”

Books by Brenda St. John Brown:

Victoria Green

Victoria Green is a New Adult Romance author with a soft spot for unspoken love and second chances. A travel junkie at heart, she believes in true love, good chocolate, great films, and swoon-worthy books. She lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart (who’s graduated to fiancé) and their pack of slightly crazy, but extremely lovable puppies. She is the author of standalone novels Silver Heart and the upcoming Jaded Dream and co-writes the Untamed series in The Brothers Wilde collection with the fabulous Jinsey Reese.


Books by Victoria Green:

Rinda Elliott

rinda elliott

I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children.

I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.

You can find me at &

Books by Rinda Elliott:

Amy Vastine

Amy Vastine

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

Books by Amy Vastine:

Erica Cameron

erica cameron

Erica Cameron knew that writing was her passion when she turned a picture book into a mystery novella as a teen. That piece wasn’t her best work, but it got her an A. After college, she used her degree in Psycology and Creative Writing to shape a story about a dreamworld. Then a chance encounter at a rooftop party in Tribeca made her dream career a reality.

Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dancer, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.

Her debut novel Sing Sweet Nightingale released March 4, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press. It is the first book in The Dream War Saga.

Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, her website, The Dream War Saga site, or by email.

Books by Erica Cameron:

Audra North

audra north

Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can’t resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books. Visit her website at or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.

Books by Audra North:

Which new authors have you read books from this year?


22 responses to “Lola’s Ramblings: ten new to me authors – 2014

    • I didn’t realize you knew most of these! I am really glad to have found these new to me authors this year and hope to read more of their books next year!

    • I own Written in Red, but haven’t read it yet, but I plan to read it next year! I love Kelley Armstrong her writing style and have read quite some books by her, Bitten was the book that got me into reading Urban Fantasy books.

    • I think some of these are debut authors as well, but not all of them. I read a lot of new to me authors each year, so it was fun to list them like this.

  1. I’m not familiar with any of these authors, so I guess that means that they are new to me as well! Off the top of my head, the newbies to my TBR pile in 2014 were: Kresley Cole, Jim Butcher, Darby Kaye, Paige Tyler, Jess Haines, Elliott James, Kelly Meade, Susan Krinard, Robin Bielman, Kat Richardson, Rebecca Zanetti, Tricia Skinner, Kristen Painter… ok I’m gonna stop now. LOL!
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    • I really enjoyed reading so many books by new authors this year! You certainly read a lot of new to you authors this year as well, it’s fun to discover new authors! I don’t think I read a book by any of those you mentioned.

    • I am looking forward to read more of your books in 2015! I really enjoyed both of your books so far, so you defintely deserved a place on this list :).

  2. Hmm, I’d have to go back and look at my reviews, Lola…I can’t think of a new author’s name off the top of my head. Although I know I read some. 🙂 The only author on your list I’d heard of is Delancey Stewart. I’ll have to put some of these others on my tbr. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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    • I read even more new authors then are on this list, but these are the only ones I gave 4 or 5 star reviews. The rest were 3 and 2 star ones. I certainly read a lot of new to me authors this year!

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