Books Set in My State with @meganslayer #books

I really had to think about this topic before I started writing it. That’s probably why I hadn’t gotten to it right away. I don’t like to say where I’m from often. Maybe it’s my thing about privacy on certain topics, but I don’t like to say it. But I can say what state.


Yes, that one.

So I had to think hard about what books are set in my neck of the woods, besides my own books (which I guess proves sometimes I’m not good at the privacy thing, since I set many of my stories to close proximities of my stomping grounds).

The first one that’s not mine to come to mind has to be Karen Rose’s Cincinnati series. I’m not much of a thriller reader because they tend to be a little closer to real than I like, but I love Karen Rose. I got to meet her and her husband in an elevator, discussed Star Trek and decided I liked her right away.

Then there’s the Haunted Ohio series – you guessed it, a collection of stories that are all based on horror or legend stories set in the Buckeye state.

Anything written about Ulysses S. Grant (Point Pleasant), Rutherford Birchard Hayes (Delaware), James Abram Garfield (near Orange), Benjamin Harrison (North Bend), William McKinley (Niles), William Howard Taft (Cincinnati), and Warren Gamaliel Harding (Corsica, now Blooming Grove). William Henry Harrison was thrown in there, too, but he’s actually from Virginia.

There’s anything written about Kent State University, 1970. There’s anything written about the Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer… There are a few books about and by our senator, Sherrod Brown, too.

So I guess there are a lot of books set in Ohio or about Ohio stuffs. I hadn’t thought about it much, but there are.

One of mine is a series set in Crawford. It’s not a real place, but an amalgamation of places I’ve lived in Ohio. Her Man is the first in the loose series.

The love of her life isn’t the man she expects but he just might be the man she never saw coming.

Cass Jensen writes hot books and likes her life as an author. She’s got the material things she desires, good friends and a side career singing with the band. What more could she ask for? A sexy man to warm her bed during the chilly Ohio nights—that’s what she wants. Someone to make her blood sizzle and her heart race. She heads to California to help cast the movie being made from one of her books. She’s not interested in dating another actor, but what if the man she needs is on the other side of the audition table?

Logan Malone is known as one of the biggest playboys in all of Hollywood. He’s rumoured to be dating half the single ladies in town and romancing the other half. There’s only one problem—Logan doesn’t want to be the player any longer. He wants a strong career and an even stronger woman in his life. When he meets Cass, he knows she’s the one he’s been looking for. But Cass comes with her own complications. Can he handle being her man or will the glare of the media be too much for them to handle as a couple?

He’s about to find out just how hard he’ll have to work in order to be her man, but he’s up for the job…

What about your state? What books are set there?

18 thoughts on “Books Set in My State with @meganslayer #books

  1. I spent much of my childhood in Ohio! I loved the stories in Haunted Ohio. It seems like it might have been part of a series? Or maybe I’m misremembering that?

    My post.

  2. Oooh now I want to read Haunted Ohio! So many new books added to my to-read pile thanks to this challenge! And that’s quite a historical whos-who list, plenty of stories around you! Great post, thanks for sharing!

  3. Being an avid horror reader, I love the sound of Haunted Ohio. Then again, if the stories are based on true stories and legend, maybe it’s something I shouldn’t read. Being scared in fiction is one thing, but when it’s real… eeek!

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