by | May 2, 2023 | Rogue Roundup

It’s a Rogue Roundup: See what we Rogues discovered, researched, and talked about in April

We started April off with every reader’s favorite two words: free books. In a Rogue Flash, we announced a Goodreads giveaway for five copies of The Long March Home by our own Tosca Lee and her co-author Marcus Brotherton. Congratulations to all who won a copy!

Next, we showcased our Extraordinary Guest Author, the award-winning Amy Impellizzeri. She went rogue to discuss a fear that she swallowed for years: that writing legal thrillers would kill her career.

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Amy Impellizzeri Goes Rogue

The door closed on our guest, we turned back to the home and—more specifically—to the trope of mothers and motherhood. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Jenny Milchman provided us with a list of thriller novels featuring some not-so-maternal characters. They are all simply must-reads. See what made the list!

Home life, work life, or any other part of life stressing you out? Open a great book and escape for a moment with the help of Alex Kava‘s book recommendations. In the middle of the month, she spilled out her book journal to drop a whole blog full of escapist reads.

Next, four lucky registrants of our April Rogue Reads won their own new escapist reads. Were you one? Find out in a Rogue Flash. Did you miss April’s event? Register for May and be entered into a whole new drawing!

What’s more glamorous than a free new book? How about murder? Our Extraordinary Guest Author Diane Bergner takes us into the world of the extremely rich. A world of glamorous philanthropy, high net worth lifestyles, and enough money to kill for.

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Murder Amongst the Very, Very Rich

Speaking of murder, let’s talk about assassins. Specifically, Gayle Lynds‘ award-winning spy novel The Assassins, which appeared on The Real Book Spy‘s list of 10 Must-Read Thrillers for those loving The Night Agent. You can read his review of Gayle’s book in our Rogue Flash.

Can you believe this? That was the statement which flooded the inbox of our next Extraordinary Guest Author, Don Bentley, and his fellow Afghanistan veterans during the summer of 2021. Trying to make sense of the slow motion tragedy that was the War on Terror, Don turned to writing. The result was The Forgotten War.

As our readers know, the spark of a novel is not always something as dark and complex as war. Tosca Lee, for example, began writing because of a deal. She gives us the backstory behind the deal which began her writing journey in The Day My Dad Changed My Life.

Tosca Lee and her father

That’s a wrap for the April Rogue Roundup! Were some of these blogs news to you? Go Rogue and sign up for our Newsletter. Only subscribers get day-of notice on blogs, clues for giveaway contests, and tons of other treats.

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