Monday, October 20, 2014

Get to know the author (#2): Richelle Mead

"Get to know the author" is a bi-weekly meme, where I talk about my favorite authors or some that deserve a little bit more attention! After all, they're the ones who create all those amazing characters and unique worlds! Official idea by Melissa @ In A Bookish World
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The author I want to introduce to you today is known for her amazing urban-fantasy books! She wrote various series about vampires, succubus and other supernatural creatures. Richelle Mead's probably most know series is "Vampire Academy" and the "Bloodlines" series, which is a spin-off and plays in the same universe but focuses on other characters we met in VA before.

Richelle Mead, author of the famous "Vampire Academy" books

About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens.Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When not writing, she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. Lots of dresses. She is a self-professed coffee addict, fights a constant (and losing) battle with procrastination, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

 Books by the author 

Vampire Academy. St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Gameboard of the Gods. In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills. When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Succubus Blues. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't. But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny.

More series by Richelle Mead:
  1. Bloodlines
  2. Dark Swan
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Social Media & Others

Richelle Mead is immensely successful with her books - the first book of the Vampire Academy series was being turned into a movie and came out in 2014, the fifth book "Silver Shadows" of her spin-off series Bloodlines was released only a few months back in July and the "The Ruby Circle", the sixth and last book, is following soon - the expected publication date will be the 10th of February in 2015.
  
You can find and connect with Richelle on Twittler or Facebook and in case you want to know more about her and the books she's writing, feel free to visit her own website at www.richellemead.com.

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