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Topic: Author Quirks(love or hate)

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 1:51 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 4:05 AM ET
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I like to know what I"m getting.If they're writing different I like to have a headsup so to speak. I have some authors I have to read the back closely on and still feel like I'm takinga  chance because their work changed so much.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 6:33 AM ET
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I can give you a couple of them that drive me nuts...Catherine Coulter is one. I can't even describe it, the dialog just plain old stinks IMO. Iris Johansen is another one like that. It's their writing style that I don't like. Diana Palmer's writing is great, I just can't read too many in a row because they're all kinda alike.

I love some authors because a lot of their books are different, Catherine Anderson, Susan Andersen, and Sandra Brown, just to name a few.

So I guess you could say that I prefer it when a writer deviates from their norm, just as long as the writing style isn't unbearable:)

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 7:39 AM ET
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Jennifer Crusies all have atleast one of these in common; Dove Ice cream bars, Cherries, Dogs, etc. There are more that they have in common but I am drawing a blank! LOL! I like a little similarity. but as far as the plot goes, I would rather not have the same exact storyline everytime. I love to read ...I will try just about anything but I have authors that I go to for comfort because I know what they have waiting for me. I am one big contradiction I guess!!! 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 7:34 PM ET
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I have yet to read a Diana Palmer book where the heroine wasn't blonde or at least strawberry blonde.  She's also usually a virgin well past the normal age for "deflowering" in the modern world.  I have nothing against blondes, I am one.  It just seems odd. 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:20 PM ET
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With Nora Roberts, a house is always described as "pretty" even if a guy says it.  "Do you see that pretty little house over there?"  I don't think a guy would use the word "pretty" to describe a house.

Other than that, though, she's my favourite author.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:54 PM ET
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While i do like some of Diana Palmer's books, do all of her Heroes have to be so dominating and borderline cruel sometimes?

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 3:58 PM ET
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Catherine Coulter is fond of the brutish hero and "forced" seductions. 

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 1:38 PM ET
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Rachel Gibson has a lot of the following:   Jeeps, tattooed heros (yum), & furry happy trails (double yum).

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 1:40 PM ET
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I love that "furry happy trails".  I like those too :-)