What’s in my TBR pile? Guest post – SE Gilchrist

I’m delighted to welcome S E Gilchrist to my blog today.

S E’s writing world is “one of passionate romance, adventure, intriguing settings, hot heroes and quirky heroines together with charming side-kicks.”  Her stories are “primarily romances : sci fi / futuristic, historical with fantasy elements, erotic, post-apocalyptic and dystopian.”

S E Gilchrist is published with Escape Publishing, a digital first imprint of Harlequin Australia and Momentum Books, a digital imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia. She’s also an indie author.

Welcome S E! Please tell us, what was the last book you read?

I’m going to say the last two books here as one is a ‘how to’ book. The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing (Everything a Writer Needs to Know) by Joe Konrath, Jack Kilborn and and Barry Eisler. I enjoyed reading this book which in part, details a writer’s journey and has some great tips for writing.

The other book I have recently finished is How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams by Dorothy Cannell. I’m a great fan of Dorothy Cannell’s Ellie Haskell stories which started with The Thin Woman.  These series are funny (often ROFL), with a touch of romance and an unusual murder to solve with lots of red herrings and very bizarre characters.

I love the title of that one! What are you currently reading?

The latest in the series by John Birmingham, Stalin’s Hammer which I admit I started to read at Xmas time and got side tracked. On the romance side, I’m almost finished The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James. So you can see by my reading lists my taste in literature is quite varied.

And what book is / are next on your reading list?

Since I bought a Kindle late last year, Amazon is my ‘god’. I have way too many books on  my list but some of them are: (in no particular order) Passion in Paradise by Shirley Wine, Kris Pearson, Diana Fraser & Serenity Woods, Rules of Entanglement by Gina L Maxwell, Highland Song by Tanya Anne Crosby, Lily’s Leap by Tea Cooper, Outback Fear by Suzanne Brandyn, Taming the Wild Highlander by Terry Spear, Secret Reflection by Jennifer Brassel, Secrets in Time by Alison Stuart, Dark Vow by Shona Husk, Made for Her by Jessica E Subject, Lauren’s Dilemma by Margaret Tanner, Area 51 by Bob Mayer, The Convict’s Bounty Bride by Lena Dowling, Morgan’s Return by Greta Van De Rol, Redemption by Erica Hayes, Star Crash by Elysa Henricks, Behind the Sun by Deborah Challinor (paperback). Oh and the latest JD Robb book also paperback.  I have six over loaded bookcases and only last week bought another bookcase from Officeworks.  I think I have a problem.

Yes, your problem is you need more bookcases! That’s certainly an eclectic mix!

Tell us about your latest releases.


My latest release is an erotic short sci fi romance, Awakening the Warriors, set in the same world as Legend Beyond the Stars. Awakening the Warriors was a fun write and a challenge as it encompasses my first M/M/F romance.

BLURB: Fran must have been crazy to leave her ordinary, safe life and volunteer as a colonist to terra-form a new earth.

Now she is trapped in a prison cell on an alien planet a zillion miles from home and bound for a hideous death in notorious research chambers. She has one chance of escape: awaken the long dormant sexual urges of the Darkon Warriors shackled in the next cell.

It’s a desperate job, but someone has to do it.

You can purchase Awakening the Warriors via Escape Publishing.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a writer. My favourite words are ‘what if’ and ‘where’ and I have way too many stories in my head. I’m published in the romance genres of sci fi/futuristic, post-apocalyptic, fantasy/pre-medieval.  The current ms I’m working on is the follow on book from Legend Beyond the Stars and I’m also working on a short post-apocalyptic story, a short story in my fantasy/pre-medieval series and a YA novel.

For me, there is nothing like the anticipation of opening the cover of a new book and discovering the world inside.

You can find S E via her blogwebsite, Facebook or Twitter.

Thankyou for having me here today, Kerrie. It’s made me look at the number of books surrounding me and wonder whether I should open a library! Happy reading everyone.

Thanks for sharing your TBR pile with us, SE. And good luck with Awakening the Warriors.

21 thoughts on “What’s in my TBR pile? Guest post – SE Gilchrist

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-1530">

    I love the title of the last book, sometimes we’d all like to know how to murder the man of ours dreams, huh? 😛

    SE get all those stories in your head down. I want to read them yesterday!

    Thanks for another great interview Kerrie.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1540">

      Thanks for dropping by, Stacey!

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-1531">
    Vicki

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with several overloaded bookcases – many TBR as well!! I’m currently having to cull my herd and unfortunately some will not have been read, which is rather sad.

    I’ve just moved 4 bookcases (with 6 bookcases worth of books) into the so called Games/Rumpus/Other Lounge Room to make way for a baby (grandchild) arriving in December!!

    S. E. I read and very much enjoyed your “Paying the Forfeit”, so have now bought and downloaded a few others, including your latest!! 🙂

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1541">

      Oh no, Vicki – culling books is one of the hardest things to do! Good luck with it – and the new grandchild!

      li class="comment even depth-2" id="comment-1557">

      Vicki, thank you! I hope you enjoy reading them. I’m a real book hoarder and find it reallyhard to give books away. I hear your pain. Congratulations on the new grandchild – how wonderful. Thanks heaps for dropping by.

    li class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-1532">

    How to murder the man of your dreams has been added to my tbr pile. I love hearing what people are reading and discovering new authors. Its almost as good as chocolate.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-1542">

      Hey Maggie, Would you be interested in being a guest on my blog yourself? If so, drop me a line at kerrie@kerriepaterson.com 🙂

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1558">

      True, Maggie, its like discovering gold. If you havent read any of Dorothy Cannell’s Ellis Haskel books before, the first one is a real cracker – The Thin Woman. Thank you for dropping by.

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-1534">

    Maybe another title could be…How to Murder your Boss?
    Thanks Stacy for coming along today. Am working on those stories!

    li class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-1535">
    Cate Ellink

    Hey Kerrie and SE,
    What a great blog interview. I’m so glad someone else has ecclectic reading tastes and far too many on the TBR pile! I’ve stopped counting the electronic ones!

    Cate xo

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-1543">

      Those electronic ones grow like Topsy, don’t they Cate?! Would you be interested in being a guest on my blog at some stage so we can delve into your eclectic reading tastes too? If so, drop me a line 🙂

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1559">

      Hi Cate, thanks for dropping by. Having a TBR pile on my kindle somehow makes me feel less guilty – weird huh! So easy to add to – I added two more books last night.

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-1538">
    Simone Cooper

    What a great interview and I can definitely relate to the ever growing TBR pile, like most writers can, especially when you add in the ebooks. S H I love your stories and looking forward to reading the sequel to Legend Beyond the Stars.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1544">

      Thanks for reading, Simone!

      li class="comment even depth-2" id="comment-1560">

      Thanks Simone, so glad you enjoy my books. I did think about taking some shots of the list on my kindle and thought, no, its too embarressing. Way too many books there. I only wish I had more time to read, its such a lovely pastime. Thank you for dropping by.

    li class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1" id="comment-1561">

    Kerrie, thank you so much for hosting me here on your blog. Its been fun. My apologies for not responding last night (actually went to bed after dinner & snored my way thru to the morning alarm). Your TBR pile blog is a fabulous idea. I’m going to blame you when I’m living in my tent in the back yard because my house is bursting with books! 🙂

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-1660">

    No comment really, just a big hello to SE & Kerrie, *waves*.
    Cheers
    Lily M

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1759">

      Waving back, Lily. thank u 🙂

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-1766">

    Hello Kerrie and SE
    You are going to be busy reading all those books, SE! Congratulations on a blog with a difference, Kerrie.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-1768">

      Thanks for dropping by, Heather!

      li class="comment even depth-2" id="comment-1891">

      Hi Heather, so sorry I missed this earlier. Fabulous to see you here. Congratulations too with your latest release and I love the cover. Mmm, must add it to my pile 🙂

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