Been a busy girl lately. My edits are due to my editor by October 29. My second book was due today and I still need to write another book before April.
Sigh… I love being this kind of busy. And I love deadlines because I work surprisingly well under pressure but, with my head stuck in writing land I haven’t had time to think of any juicy blog topics. All week I have been wondering what the hell I was going to write about. But yesterday inspiration struck me right in the middle of Walmart. I saw JK Rowling’s A CASUAL VACANCY. It’s one of the many, many books in my TO BE READ pile. I ordered it not knowing much of what it’s about simply because I have read everything else Ms. Rowling has written.
As writers I think we all hope that we will someday have those types of readers, the ones who MUST read everything we have written. That got me thinking about other authors who books I have devoured. There aren’t many of them, but there is something about these ladies that cause me to buy all their books no matter what.
1. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She was the author of first contemporary romance I had ever read. This Heart of Mine. Molly and Kevin… sigh. Over ten years later and that love story still moves me. The day I finished that book I went to my local BN and bought every book they had by SEP and now I as soon as I hear that she’s got another book coming out I preorder it.
2. Sherry Thomas. A friend of mine actually gave me Sherry’s first book. Private Arrangements. It was different. It was amazing. I was pulled so deep in that world I lost all track of time and when I finished that book I went right to Amazon to order more of her books only to find that it was Ms. Thomas’ first and that I would have to wait in order to read another. I survived the wait and now have every book Sherry Thomas has written gracing my over crowded book shelves. (Next one comes out on Tuesday!!!)
3. Elizabeth Hoyt. Another historical writer, another author I have been with since the start of her career. Can hardly wait for the next book in the Maiden Lane series to come out.
4. Mary Balogh. Again I blame my friend Stephanie for getting me hooked on her. She gave me More Than a Mistress and No Man’s Mistress and I was hooked. I have read all five of the Huxtable Books. All four of the Simply books and all six of the slightly books, plus everything else that is still in print. I’m like a junkie with her books, just passing the time until my next fix. Check out her website and you’ll see how bad my problem really is.
There are other authors whose writing can almost claim this honor. I love Rachel Gibson, Eloisa James, Jennifer Ashley, Lisa Kleypas and Christina Dodd. To me these women are like rock stars and I will gladly keep reading their books.
Your turn! What about you? Whose books can’t you get enough of.