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Subject: A question for those that read Harlequin or Silhouette series books
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 10:41 PM ET
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Do you have favorite authors who write for these publishing companies? If you were to walk into a UBS filled with series books, which authors would you pick and never be disappointed with?

 

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 11:42 PM ET
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It would definitely depend on the line--some authors seem to write exclusively for certain lines.

You might want to take a look at this thread--lots of people have included some of their favorites.

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 1:23 AM ET
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There's a thread with different recommendations but I dont' have a tried and true author 'cause sooner or later they disapping (like jo leigh's 'kidnapped' for blaze...geez.. I loved 3 of ther other stories..sigh..then that one disappointed me a bit)

B J Daniels has a good mystery series out that have 2 books then wait a few months then 2 more..there are c urrently 3 out with the next due in december then we gotta wait til next year for the last 2 back to back ones. harlequin intrigue line and not any sex in the first one and the other 2 aren't graphic at all so don't get these for that !

Jo Leigh's books were good but more violent (blaze line) I give them a looksie. Cara Summers has a good blaze trilogy that go togheter and overlap - the PI, teh cop, the defender and another due out next year.

Vicki Lewis Thompson's were usually good but dont' think she writes these types any more.

I've found, for the most part, that these are good when they're series or read for a quick easy lighter read. there are some exceptions I've found but there's not much space to develop a whole lot.

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 2:44 AM ET
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There is no author I've *never* been disappointed with, but in the line I like (Harlequin Presents) Lucy Monroe is my favorite. Penny Jordan and Miranda Lee are good too.

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 7:35 AM ET
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Depends on the series really.  I've read quite a few and some in the series I like and some are awful.

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 9:12 AM ET
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I'm sorry, i totally worded my post wrong. I guess i meant what Authors do you look for when you come across a bunch of Harlequin/Silhouette books? They do not necessarily have to be in a series,but can stand alone too. I just refered to them as Series books because that is how they are labeled on here when doing book searches, i mostly meant the publishing company.

The reason i ask is because a local UBS is advertising a big sale (75% off cover price) on all their Harlequin/Silhouette books. It's been awhile since i read them on a regular basis, just wondering if there are some new and upcoming authors who write for these publishers,after all Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown and Debbie Macomber  started out this way and look where they are now.

Back in the day, when i read these alot. I would always pick these Authors:

Debbie Macomber, Curtiss Ann Matlock, Nora Roberts, Judith Duncan, Annette Broderick, Marilyn Pappano, Victoria Pade and Rachel Lee to name a few.

Thank you for the link though, i totally forgot about that thread. I will look for some of those series books that were suggested.

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 10:02 AM ET
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These are just some of the authors who immediately come to mind that write for Harlequin and/or Silhouette that I pretty much auto-buy: (please note these authors may also write single title books and/or for other genres)

 

Carrie Alexander, Stephanie Bond, Donna Clayton, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Shirley Jump, Leslie Kelly, Susan Mallery, Brenda Novak and Anne Marie Winston.



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Date Posted: 11/15/2007 11:21 AM ET
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Susan Mallery ! :)

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 11:29 AM ET
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Amy J Fetzer, Anne Marie Winston, Rhonda Nelson, Jillian Hart, Catherine Mann, Maureen Child...all good authors to pick ou!

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 1:00 PM ET
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I think most of us got what you meant, but just FYI  the publishing term is "category romance."

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 3:56 PM ET
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category romance..learn something every day! I didn't know what they were called either LOL!

Judy Christenberry for Harlequin american romance has usually been good.

Rhonday Nelson and Cara Summers and sometimes Jo Leigh for Harlequin Blaze

B J Daniels, Dani Sinclair for Harlequin intrigue

I agree with the others mentioned too (or I'm not familiar wth them!)

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 5:27 PM ET
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I didn't know they were catagory romances either, i always heard them as series romances.......but that's good to know for future reference, thanks!

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 7:28 PM ET
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I'll pick up anything by Linda Howard or Fiona Brand or Maggie Shayne or Diana Palmer.  If I see a Gina Ferris Wilkins or Tori Carrington or Ginna Gray, I'll more than likely buy it but not always.

I'm trying NOT to buy everything an author puts out, I've done that quite a bit in the past and hung on to the book just because it's from that author.  Even if I haven't particularly enjoyed it.  I've just got WAY too many books and I'm trying to weed out the ones I didn't enjoy so much.  Even if they're from a favorite author.

Date Posted: 11/16/2007 9:10 AM ET
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Kate Hoffmann, Brenda Novak, Hope Tarr, and Linda Style.  I think these are exceptional Harlequin authors.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 2:02 AM ET
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I see some people here like Susan Mallery! 

She's done some 'sheik' books that I grabbed, and they were fine, but I usually look for Alexandra Sellers first.