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Gayla (or if you prefer, G. L.) loves to write and entertain people. She writes scifi as G. L. Drummond, fantasy and other things as Gayla Drummond.

 

One of her favorite pursuits is working to rescue animals, and as a result, a pack of eight has become part of her family. She loves to ride, and is happy to have two awesome horses. On the human side, two teens claim her as ‘Mom’, and her life partner is a storm-chasing veteran of nearly thirty years.

 

She has a katana, and isn’t afraid to use it, among her collection of shiny, sharp objects. She is also quite prepared for the Zombocalypse, and is a diehard Wolverine (the X Man, not the team) fan grrl.

"Some sheriffs get crack dealers, fugitives, and car chases.
I get demonic pests, shifter bar fights, and migrating beasties with a taste for human flesh.
"

Sheriff Paige Ann Carson from Faecombe County #1.

Source: http://gldrummond.com/2013/06/faecombe-county-1
"We’re hardly idiots, Linzi. I think we can manage without an instruction manual."

Trissk from Hunter's Edge (After the Fall scifi series)”

Source: http://gldrummond.com/books/after-the-fall-series

Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan, Book 8)

Black Magic Sanction - Kim Harrison Note: Borrowed ebook from the library. It has formatting errors and a few instances of missing words. Did not weigh on my rating. I liked the book. =)

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

Hopeless - Colleen Hoover I don't tend to read in this genre (I prefer fantasy, horror, and scifi to contemporary tales), but I know who Colleen is through the KDP forum and know what a genuinely nice person she is. NOTE: We are not "friends", yet have had a few friendly interactions on that forum. We also follow each other on Twitter.In answering a question on the forum, I used a link to "Hopeless" to illustrate my answer. While I had the book's page open, I thought "What the hell, I'll check the sample out."Reading the sample led to purchasing the ebook, and purchasing the ebook led to my first "DO NOT WANT TO PUT DOWN" read of the new year. I finished it in four hours."Hopeless" blew me away. It's very well-written; Sky and Holder are fantastic characters, and their story is terrible, yet gorgeous.

Crooked Fang (Volume 1)

Crooked Fang (Crooked Fang) - Carrie Clevenger Published the paperback version and cannot review.

The Lesser of Two Evils

The Lesser of Two Evils - Zoe Whitten Fast-paced, rollicking, horrific ride.Super characterizations, a lot of unexpected twists, and just a totally absorbing read.I 'know' Zoe via Twitter. Purchased the ebook after reading the sample.

Red

Red - Kait Nolan I sat down and read it in one sitting.There is a lot to like about this story, especially the relationship that develops between Elodie and Sawyer. Mystery, action, character growth...all extremely well done. Sawyer is a perfect alpha male hero, without being an overbearing jerk. Elodie is a strong heroine, but not to the point of being annoying. She can step back and accept help, without losing an iota of her strength.Loved it. You wrote a winner, Kait Nolan!

Scarpetta

Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell I found the plot to be as interesting as previous books in the series, but the lack of first person POV really confused me in regards to the dialogue several times.Most of the time, it felt like one character was doing all of the talking for the good guys, regardless of which character was actually speaking.That didn't stop me from reading the whole book in a two evening stretch though.

Independence Day, Book One: The Beginnings

The Beginnings - Bex Aaron This is a solid, absorbing read with intriguing characters and a well-plotted mystery.Highly recommend it.
The Proviso (Tales of Dunham, #1) - Moriah Jovan Well, I bought this and Stay on a whim yesterday, and have stayed up until almost 4 am to finish reading both.That should say everything. =)Looking forward to reading more of the Dunham series.

Ancient Eyes

Ancient Eyes - David Niall Wilson I love a well-written tale of backwoods darkness, and Wilson delivered just that in this tale of a black sheep son returning home to finish a job his father began. Creepy atmosphere, superb characterizations and beautifully dark description made this such an engrossing read that I didn't even notice my surroundings while finishing the book!

Other Sides: 12 Webfiction Tales

Other Sides: 12 Webfiction Tales - Zoe E. Whitten;G L Drummond;MeiLin Miranda;Mcm;Lyn Thorne-Alder;Chris Childs;Isa K;M Jones;Erica Bercegeay;Charissa Cotrill;T L Whiteman;M C.A. Hogarth;Nancy Brauer;A M Harte I was invited to be a part of this anthology, and submitted a short from The Psionics, One for the Road. So of course, I'm biased and rather honored to be included among such great talent.The other stories are top-notch tales that take the reader on an exciting ride into a wide range of worlds spun from fertile imaginations.If not biased, I'd give it five stars. Since I am, four stars. =)

Forsaken By Shadow (Mirus (1.1))

Forsaken By Shadow - Kait Nolan This was a great read, with engaging characters and tantalyzing world building.Recommended to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance with plenty of action and sass.

Darkness Falling

Darkness Falling - David Niall Wilson,  Neil Jackson This was a great vampire story with liberal splashes of music and vivid imagery. A story of lust, cruelty, revenge, love, rock and roll!I recommend it to those who prefer Dracula and/or St. Germain sorts of vampires over the more modern types being portrayed in fiction now a days.

Hush Money (Talent Chronicles, #1)

Hush Money (Talent Chronicles, #1) - Susan Bischoff Hush Money is a good, fast paced introduction to the world of Talents. If you like YA and paranormal stuff, this looks like a good series to start reading.The characters were entertaining and well-fleshed; the action smooth and well-handled.Great read. =)

Whisper to the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Mysteries)

Whisper To The Blood - Cherie Northon, Dana Stabenow One of the things I like about the Kate Shugak series are the surprises that pop up, and how well everything is woven together throughout the story.Whisper to the Blood was no exception, and another great entry in the series. Loved it.