Monday, August 11, 2014

Who are your favorite Romance authors.

Posted by Susan J Berger on 2:00:00 AM with 18 comments
I have so many authors I read. I have fewer that I read over and over. I thought I would try a post on some of the authors I cannot part with.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I think I have everything SEP ever wrote and I read many of them over and over again. She's always been good but she's grown so much over the years. Many of her books feature a really great B story line
Natural Born Charmer and This Heart of Mine both feature older couples as B stories and I adore them.  Her dialog is fabulous, her heroines feisty and her plots wonderful.  Many of her books feature characters from her other novels which makes them into one huge family and I love revisiting the people I've grown to love in minor roles in her new books.
I've pre-ordered her latest book, Heroes are My Weakness  and I can't wait.

Jayne Anne Krentz aka Amanda Quick aka  Jayne Castle

I've read all of her books. The ones I like best are the ones which feature telepathic links of some sort between the heroine and the hero. (When I was younger, my ambition was to be rich, thin and telepathic. I've achieved none of these but I like reading about them.) All of her books have a mystery in the background. In the past few years, she's come out with three books per year, one under each name. Each features a hero and heroine with a PSI Talent and and organization called The Arcane Society, Her heroes have a sense of irony. Her heroines are intelligent and the mysteries are great fun.
While I read all three of her styles, I have a special weakness for her futuristic world novels written as Jayne Castle. Her newest book,  The Hot Zone  comes out August 26th and yes, I pre-ordered it.


Lynn Kurland    Lynn has two worlds. Time Passages and The Nine Kingdoms
I am partial to the world which contains the de Piaget and MacLeod books All of the MacLeod and most of the de Piaget  feature Time travel.  The first of them is A Dance Through Time
Over the course of the books many medieval heroes and heroines have been brought forward it time. Other members of the modern families end up going back in time and staying there.
I love her medieval world and I love best when medieval heroes or heroines are brought to the modern world. Her romance level is sweet. No overt sexual scenes. But the love is wonderful. She has made a wonderful set of time travel rules. Reading Lynn Kurland and Robert Heinlein's Door into Summer taught me I got to make up my own time travel rules.  Lynn's latest book Dreams of Lilacs  is a medieval de Piaget book featuring many of the characters I love.

Who are your favorite authors and why? Please leave a comment telling me. You'll be entered in the Rafflecopter giveaway of three audio books of Time and Forever
The audio book came out while I was on my way to Brazil and I couldn't share my joy till I came home. Stephanie Bentley, the narrator did a wonderful job.
I am sleep deprived, so I'd better stop. (nineteen hours in transit from Abadiania, Brazil to Los Angeles)
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18 comments :

  1. Susan, thanks so much for featuring THE HOT ZONE on your blog! I love writing the futuristics but there is a dark side -- those dust bunnies have taken over my world!

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    1. I watched it happen with breathless interest. Right before your newest comes out I re-read the last two or three, I do love the dust bunnies. But I also love the world of Orchid, Amaryllis and Zinnia.

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  2. Terrific post! Thanks for bringing these authors and titles to my attention! I'm particularly drawn to A Dance Through Time.

    Best,
    Donna

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    1. Donna, I think you will love it. Funny thing, SEP's book "It Had To Be You", Molly the prickly younger sister pretends Danielle Steele is her mother.

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  3. Any blog that features Jayne Anne Krentz is good by me. I love her work. And her personality. She and Susan Elizabeth together are better than Hope & Crosby.

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  4. Hi Susan, I'm also a fan of SEP and look forward to her new release.

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  5. Wonderful! We have similar reading likes. : ) My other fave is Jennifer Crusie. I reread her books all the time and have one bookshelf dedicated to her stories. Love her dialogue.
    Glad your trip was fabulous. Also, don't include me in the draw as I've read, and thoroughly enjoyed, Time and Forever.

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    1. We Do! I love Jen Cruisie and follow her wonderful blog, ArghInk

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  6. I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips, too! Also Nora. Oh, and I can't forget Linda Howard for romantic suspense.

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    1. I didn't mention Nora because I think of her as a given. I have a full bookcase dedicated to her.

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  7. It's so hard to choose just one. I love all those that have been mentioned. I also love Laverle Spencer and Jude Deveraux.

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    1. I am a big Deveraux fan and I think I have them all. I haven't been able to get in to Spencer.

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  8. Hi Sue,

    Love your list of faves! I also fan-girl Jill Shalvis, Robin Bielman, Nora, (of course), & my writing mentor, Lynne Marshall!!

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  9. Samanthe, I love all your favorites!

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  10. I have too many favorites. Elizabeth Berg is one I recently met who writes women's fiction. Lori Wilde. Susan Meier.

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