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This week’s topic is: authors on our auto-buy list. I don’t buy very many books, even from authors I’ve enjoyed in the past. Usually, I’ll just borrow those books, but I do have my favorites that I’ll buy ASAP. So if in the end, they decide to sell junk, I’ll buy it.
In no particular order:
01. Charles Finch – I love the way he writes! I think someone on Amazon said they’d read anything including his grocery list and I agree. I love his Lenox series because Finch makes it possible for me to revisit and still read like it’s the first time. He has a contemporary novel coming out later in the year / early next year and I’m already DYING to get my hands on it because I know it will be AMAZING!
Favorite books: A Stranger in Mayfair, A Burial at Sea, A Death in the Small Hours
02. Sherry Thomas – I really liked Sherry’s debut novel, Private Arrangements, but it was Not Quite a Husband that pretty much sealed the deal for me. The amount of angst in the book kept my going and ugh left me an emotional mess. Then I read His at Night and I laughed, cried and it was total love for me. All her books feature rich descriptions and strong characters.
Favorite books: Not Quite a Husband, His at Night, Ravishing the Heiress
03. Liz Carlyle – I’ve been a big fan of hers since I read The Devil You Know. There was something about the way she set up her plot and introduced characters that called to me. I miss classic Liz. I know authors grow and their writing changes, but I miss the spark her earlier books had. I still love her and she’s an autobuy for me no matter what.
Favorite books: A Woman Scorned, The Devil You know, No True Gentleman
04. Chelsea Cain – Ah Chelsea became my one of my favorites after I read Heartsick. I read her entire series in the course of a week and can’t stop raving about her. I picked up Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, and it just proved yet again why I love her.
Favorite books: Heartsick, The Night Season, Kill You Twice
05. Mary Balogh – Balogh isn’t afraid to step outside the norm when it comes to writing. She often writes complex characters, but they are believable. Plus they aren’t perfect. She’s had characters with physical disabilities as well as characters with speech impediments. I really enjoy her earlier books, those published by Signet, but I admit Tangled is my absolute favorite of hers.
Favorite books: Tangled, Slightly Dangerous, One Night for Love
06. Elizabeth Hoyt – Hoyt had me hooked with her debut novel, The Raven Prince. I really enjoyed the chapter heading fairy tales she would include and wish they were real stories! While I really liked her debut novel, it was To Seduce a Sinner that had me wanting more.
Favorite books: The Raven Prince, To Seduce a Sinner, Thief of Shadows
07. Amanda Quick – Quick’s real name is Jayne Ann Krentz and writes under that name as well as Jayne Castle. I have not read her Castle books but have read several of her contemporaries under the Krentz name. Her historical novels are what made me a fan. She can be a bit formulaic and predictable, but she’s a wonderful read. I love her Arcane Society series, but admit I can’t keep up with them at times.
Favorite books: The Paid Companion, Don’t Look Back, Wicked Widow
08. Deborah Harkness – So far we have 2 books in her All Souls trilogy, but I like her writing. She’s not afraid to mix history and fiction and come up with her own world. When I met her in August, she was really nice and interesting to listen to. Even though she says readers wouldn’t want her as a professor, I’d love to sit in on a class.
Favorite books: Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night
09. Elizabeth Thornton – Thornton became a favorite when I picked up The Bride’s Bodyguard. Borders, didn’t have the book I wanted and noticed Bodyguard was on sale for $2.99 and I bought it. Shortly afterwards I made my way through her backlist and never looked backed. Thornton died in 2010, but if she were still alive, I’d still buy her books.
Favorite books: Strangers at Dawn, The Perfect Princess, You Only Love Twice
10. Bernard Cornwell – Words cannot describe how much I LOVE his books. I first came across Cornwell after my first viewing of Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe in Sharpe’s Rifles. I became intrigued and quickly worked my way through the series before moving on to more of Cornwell’s work. His books have the right balance of history and fiction. He’s just perfect.
Favorite books: The Richard Sharpe series, 1356, The Last Kingdom