I’ve written about my friend AJ Linn before. He’s a guy who had a blog, then he started writing a book. Three books later and now he’s working on his fourth novel. Four books. The guy is a machine.
I’m shamelessly plugging the fact that Mr. Linn put his books on sale over at Smashwords (here is a direct link) and if you haven’t checked out his Gentleman’s Series yet, you should give it a shot.
It isn’t often that we get a romance series written by a man from the male perspective. AJ Linn has done just that, and he brings a fresh voice to the genre with his hero and protagonist, Donovan Hart. Throughout the three novels (A Gentleman’s Affair, A Gentleman’s Secret and A Gentleman’s Memoir) Donovan tells the story of his very personal quest to find true love, including all of the hits and misses he suffers along the way.
Not only is it fun to check out a new series, but it feels great supporting a self-published writer who is doing everything on his own.
I highly recommend the Gentleman’s Series. But hurry over to Smashwords–this sale won’t last forever!!
Over a year ago I told my friend that he should be a writer. We both love writing a lot, but he was doing really exciting things on Word Press and Twitter and he was just ready to make the move. So being the cheerleader/motivator/instigator that I am, I’d like to think I pushed him into starting on this adventure in publishing.
He just published his second book. I’m in awe of the man.
His pen name is A.J. Linn and A Gentleman’s Affair was his first book and A Gentleman’s Secret is his newest release. Now he’s working on a prequel. The man is indefatigable. (He hates when I throw out the SAT words…)
His books are based on a playboy hotel owner named Donovan Hart. Donovan is tired of being single and he’s looking to find his one true love. These are his stories. If you haven’t read them, they’re perfect reads over Valentine’s Day if you’re on your own.
Linn’s characters have depth. How do I know this? You fall in love with them instantly, and you have the urge to smack them when they do things that you, the reader, know they shouldn’t be doing. That love/desire-to-smack relationship should be the goal of any writer.
I’m proud of my friend because he navigated the world of self-publishing on his own and he got it done. Some people talk about their goals, and he went out and did it. That’s why he’s my hero.