The Authors Bookshelf – Jane O’Reilly @janeoreilly

Welcome back to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

I’m pleased to welcome Jane O’Reilly to the blog today. Jane is an author of science fiction and this is her bookshelf…

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?

It would have to be Naughty Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton

What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?

I just bought an anthology of short stories called Robots v Fairies.

Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?

The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette Bodard, Wonderwoman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill, All Systems Red by Martha Wells, and Year One by Nora Roberts.

Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?

There’s a new Kate Daniels book out in 2018, so I will definitely be getting that.

What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?

I recently bought  book called The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes, which is about how to keep writing when things get tough.

Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?

I have a book out in May this year called Deep Blue, which is the sequel to Blue Shift. This book was incredibly challenging for me because I wrote it whilst undergoing treatment for severe endometriosis. I had 3 surgeries in 14 months and worked on the book through them all. At the time I didn’t know if I had enough in the well to be able to finish it, but I did, and not only that, I think it’s a great book.

Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?

Anything by Nora Roberts. She’s the best.

Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?

I am currently working on the third and final book in the trilogy, Blue Planet.

Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?

Jane O’Reilly’s Bookshelf

To see Jane O’Reilly’s full bookshelf head to her Goodreads Page.

About Jane O’Reilly

Jane O’Reilly would like to say that she’s the secret love child of Wonder Woman and grew up on a tropical island in the Pacific, but in reality she grew up in the north of England where it was quite cold and if anyone had any super powers, they kept them well hidden. After university and a brief and very misguided spell as a teacher, she decided it would be better for everyone if she stayed at home and looked after her children. She wrote her first novel when her youngest was a baby, and has published numerous contemporary and erotic romances with Harlequin Escape and Carina UK. But what she really wanted to write was a book about a space pirate in which she could blow things up . . .

Book Blurb:

2187: Earth is cold, dead and divided.

The rich hide away while the rest will do anything to survive. Humanity have only one hope: crossing hostile alien territory to reach a habitable planet. It’s lucky that for some, fighting their way through space is just a way of life . . .

Jinnifer Blue is on the run. An expert pilot, she apprehends criminals on behalf of the government and keeps her illegal genetic modifications a closely guarded secret. But when a particularly dangerous job goes south, Jinn is left stranded on a prison ship with one of the most ruthless criminals in the galaxy.

Now she must decide if she can trust her co-prisoner – because once they discover what the prison ship is hiding, she definitely can’t trust anyone else . . .






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Jane thank you so very much for stopping by I wish you all the luck in the world with your book launch next month. I one surgery like this last year and it knocked me for six so I admire you getting the book finished having had three of them.

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I'm BrizzleLass, I am a bookworm and my book blog BrizzleLass Books is where I share my love of books by writing reviews, sharing guest posts from authors, interviews and even the odd bookish giveaway! I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. My personal blog is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me.

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