About us

Rediscover your love of reading.
Live the story...

In 2010, Novels Alive was created as a one-stop, catch-all website where readers could go to find interesting book information, new releases, and insightful tidbits from authors that would connect readers to stories. And after ten years, a few growing pains, and a couple of domain name changes, the goals and mission statement remain the same. In this time of increasing media entertainment, it is our hope to complement the written word and make the book come alive, drawing more and more readers back to the greatest past-time of all—READING!

 

OUR TEAM

Dayna Linton

Owner

Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between.

Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third.

Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews

Jen K

Reviewer and Right Hand Woman

As a former small press and freelance editor and owner of the blog, Romancing the Book, Jen has been helping promote books for over 15 years. During the day, she's an analyst for an international energy management company. In her free time, she can be found walking her puppy Monkey, playing video games or most likely reading. Her favorite genres are cozy mysteries and historical romance, but is also partial to western small town contemporary romance as well. You'll never see her reading sci-fi or horror. Jen lives in eastern Washington. Read Jen's reviews here: Jen's Reviews

Amy Wilson

Reviewer

My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy. Read Amy's reviews here: Amy's Reviews

Diane Peterson

Reviewer

Diane K. Peterson is a retired school library media specialist that promotes the romance novel industry as an analyst, speaker, and reviewer. She is currently compiling an analytic history of the romance genre. Diane leads classes and workshops for authors and older adults (Osher program). A compulsive “fixer,” she uses her status as a Goodreads librarian to correct and improve book records as well as assisting authors. Diane is a member of RWA and the Missouri RWA chapter. Read Diane's reviews here: Diane's Reviews

JoAnne Weiss

Reviewer

JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 39 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay-at-home mom for 12 years.
Read JoAnne's reviews here: JoAnne's Reviews

Katie Steuart

Reviewer & Interviewer

Mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt. Loves to crochet, sing, read, and spend time with one-and-only granddaughter. Read Katie's reviews here: Katie's Reviews

Lori Van Buren

Reviewer

I’ve reviewed before for the now closed Romancing the Book. I love reading whether it’s an ebook or a good old-fashioned book book. The smell of a book is such a nice smell. I work with handicapped adults in my real life and I live in New York State. Read Lori's reviews here: Lori's Reviews

Teresa SPRECKELMEYER

Reviewer & Interviewer

I am the owner of Midnight Muse Designs, which provides creative book cover ART for eBook and Print that feature one-of-a-kind art designs, as well as a selection of truly unique EXCLUSIVE designs. Read Teresa's Interviews and reviews here:

Tierney Linton

Reviewer

A graduate of the University of Utah, with a degree in Education. She has always had a great love for both children and books. Tierney is our children's book reviewer as well as a reviewer of other book genres including mystery, paranormal, and history.