What book should I read first?

Whoa! You write a lot of books. You have 16 17 how many novels? Which should I read first?

I hear the (above) question a lot. My general response is, “What do you like to read?”

I’ve determined that I appeal to many different types of readers. However, I don’t think that all readers will like all of my books.

I write books that readers can’t put down. More than one reviewer has talked about my “page turning fiction”. In addition, reviewers have called my work, “wildly creative.”

So take a chance on something new. Something different. Something that will leave you guessing during the middle, but satisfied by the end.

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If you want to know more about the different type of fiction that I write, you should also visit The Map.

 


 

cutter_theravenandthedancinttiger600x900If you like contemporary fantasy with shape shifters and wildly different magic, you might like The Shadow Wars trilogy: The Raven and the Dancing Tiger, The Guardian Hound, and War Among the Crocodiles.

 


 

Clockwork KingdomAlong those same lines, I have other contemporary fantasy set on the Oregon coast. The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom, and The Maker, the Teacher, and the Monster. (The last of this trilogy, The Dwarven Wars is also planned.)

 


 

TCT_600x900Chances are that if you liked the above books, you’ll like this one too: yet another contemporary fantasy set in Seattle, WA. The Changeling Troll and its sequel, The Princess Troll. (The last of this trilogy, The Fairy-Bridge Troll is also planned.)

 


 

LeahCutter_SirensCall100x150If you like spicy urban fantasy, with explicit content, you might enjoy Siren’s Call, set in modern-day New Orleans.

 


 

cutter_poisonedpearls_600x900The Cassie novels are fast-paced science fiction/fantasy/mystery, where it gets weird. If you liked the above books, you may or may not like these. They’re set in an alternative Minneapolis, where psychics are real (and regulated by the government) and the gods are real as well. Poisoned Pearls, Tainted Waters, and Spoiled Harvest are already written. (The last of this series, Bloodied Ice, is already planned.)

 


 

Zydeco Queen and the Creole Fairy CourtsGoing a little further down stream with a novel that’s more immersive, less fast paced, you might enjoy Zydeco Queen and the Creole Fairy Courts, which is set in rural Louisiana. And the land of Fairee.

 


 

Cutter_ThePopcornThief600x900Though these books are contemporary fantasy, they offer a much different experience. I won’t say slower (did I mention that I tend to write page-turning fiction?) but much more immersive. If you liked the faster-paced contemporary fantasy listed above, you may or may not like these, which are set in rural Kentucky. The Popcorn Thief and The Soul Thief.

 


 

A Sword's PoemIf you like historic Asian fantasy, I would recommend Paper Mage or A Sword’s Poem. These books are more immersive.

 


 

The Jaguar and the WolfSticking with the historic fantasy corner, you might also enjoy my other two historic fantasy novels: The Caves of Buda and The Jaguar and the Wolf.

 


 

When the MoonGoing even further afield, there’s my epic dark fantasy, set in a world of my own making with a South Pacific feel–When the Moon Over Kualina Mountain Comes.

 


 

The Shredded Veil MysteriesDo you prefer mysteries? Try my collection The Shredded Veil Mysteries where the main character is a detective, but also a ghost.

 


 

Of Myst and FollyAnd then it gets weird. I’ve written a post-apocalyptic fairy tale, Of Myst and Folly, which was inspired by the short story, The Last Dancing Leaves. There’s also a prequel to this story, Of Rifts and Myst that you can read for free here.

 


All of my works are listed over on Knotted Road Press.