Welcome back to Random Wednesday where today’s topic is all about my favorite books. Jeez louise, I could go on for days and days with this topic. Oh, but before I do, I just wanna toss in some major hotness for my friend, Kris Norris.
Ooookay, now that I have all of your attention I’m going to talk about books. LADIES, eyes down here on the words please. Thank you. So, I love to read and I’ve always loved to read. In fact, the very first book I remember reading all by myself was a Goldenbook Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I was probably 5 and I read it over and over. The next book I fell madly in love with and still love to this day is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I still have the first copy I ever received from my beautiful Gramma and, I believe, another 3 or 4 more editions.
This looks like my exact copy, but mine is way more loved on
I started reading romance novels when I was probably 12 and, believe me, during the 70s they were horrible!!!! The men were assholes and the women were wimps. Every book I read I thought, “I can so do better than this.” I wrote my first book when I was maybe 13. Thankfully, that got lost, but I never lost my love of reading and writing. Also, romance novels have improved a billion percent since those early days. Now there are so many authors I love that I can barely keep up.
Right now, I have a handful of authors I automatically buy without even looking at what the book is about. In no particular order here they are:
Nalini Singh – I love her Psy/Changeling series and Angel series. Jeez louise, her stuff just keeps getting better and better. Her last Psy/Changeling Heart of Obsidian I finished in one day. If you haven’t read her books I highly recommend them.
Shelly Laurenston – She always makes me laugh! Her shifters are so amazingly fun and they get into totally ridiculous situations. I also love that her heroines are tough as nails and do not mess around. If you’re looking for something funny to read, she’s it for me.
Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb – Hello, it’s La Nora! Everything she writes is gold. I finished her last book The Collector in a very short amount of time. I think it’s one of her best books. I loved the characters and the story. So much fun.
Jeanine Frost – Love her Cat and Bones books as well as the other books that connect the series. I can’t wait for her next book about Vlad Tepish. He is hot . . . literally.
Jayne Anne Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle – I’ve been reading her since the very beginning and have all of her books under all the names. She never lets me down.
Kresley Cole – I discovered her when I bought her 3 ebook release The Professional and it was hot, hot, hot. I am now starting her Immortals After Dark series and love them.
J.R. Ward – Black Dagger Brotherhood . . . yeah I don’t need to say anything more than that. 🙂
Chevy Stevens – She doesn’t write romance. In fact, she’s found in General Fiction and her books are more psychological suspense. I love them and they are really different. Her first book called Still Missing was so amazing that I read it in one day and it blew me away. It’s told in first person and the narrator was kidnapped and held for a year by her kidnapper. I won’t tell you any more than that, but I am telling you, you have to read it.
Best book ever!!!!
Happy Reading –GC