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Subject: Request author recommendation
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:02 PM ET
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Help! Avid romance reader seeking new author since I have read almost everything written by my favorites (see below). Hoping someone will recommend other authors who write as well as these ladies do.

Favorites:

Suzanne Brockmann,Nora Roberts, Lisa Kleypas, Susan Elizabeth Philips, Elizabeth Lowell

Julia Quinn, Jane Feather, Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz,, Kay Hooper, J.R.R. Ward

I like heroines with backbone and stories that entertain. If you have any other authors to recommend based on "if you like these, you'll probably like _______", I'd greatly appreciate the suggestion.

Thanks all!

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:06 PM ET
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One of my favorite authors is Brenda Novak....I've gotten all her books after I read A Family of Her Own.   Also love Linda Lael Miller.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:10 PM ET
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Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:30 PM ET
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May Favorite authors are

Julie Garwood, JoAnn Ross and Janet Evanovich.  They all have some great books with a strong woman

All 3 have some good series and stand alones.

 

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/5/2007 3:05 PM ET
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Mimi-G,

Thanks for the welcome!

I will definitely be looking out for those that you listed. I made my list of authors from memory and I couldn't think of Johanna Lindsey off the top of my head. Yes she is another favorite! Really enjoy the Malory series.

Thank you for the recommendations,

Christy

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 3:07 PM ET
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cjsmom,

Thank you for thesuggestions - I am a big fan of Janet Evanovich (again my excuse for not having listed her previous as I was trying to do it from memory ...)

I have not yet checked out JoAnn Ross or Julie Garwood and look forward to doing so.

Many thanks,

Chirsty

 

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 3:18 PM ET
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Linda Howard is another good author.  I love her stuff!

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 3:19 PM ET
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I would recommend Connie Brockway (My Dearest Enemy is one of my all time favorites) and Loretta Chase.

Also, I always recommend Diane Gabaldon's Outlander.  Fabulous book!

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 3:19 PM ET
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Sandra Brown and Sandra Hill are a couple more!

Lori

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 11:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/6/2007 10:41 AM ET
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My favorite authors are Amy J. Fetzer, Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe, Diana Gabaldon, Gena Showalter, Julie Garwood and Terri Blackstock.  For me, they are all authors that I try to read their latest if I can.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 11:31 AM ET
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I 2nd the crazy series by janzen! but read them in order! I'm through book 4 and have 5 & 6 in the lineup. just got low's and gerard's series as well(only 2 of gerard's). I also just ordered some in another seal series though have no idea how good they are..think Marliss is her name but not sure. Melton? maybe?

I like Linda Howard's Mackenzie books too (most were originally silhouette) but have been reprinted and maris' story is in a christmas anthology and it's good and comes after the 3rd book(mackenzie's p leasure) and before 'game of chance'. it's a shorter story but still good. also liked mr perfect(suspense type) and I think all the queen's men she wrote..whoever wrote it, it's good.

ok friend needs her computer so I'm getting the boot!

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 11:37 AM ET
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Everyone has pretty much listed my faves, but if you like Janet Evanovich, you'd probably like Sarah Strohmeyer's Bubbles Yablonsky series. I started them the other day and they're really good.

Some others I like, they may or may not be previously listed:

Julie Garwood (historicals, I'm not crazy about her contemporaries); Catherine Anderson, Susan Andersen, Pamela Britton (If you like NASCAR); Sherryl Woods, Debbie Macomber; Julia London, and the list can go on forever...I like a wide range of authors:)

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 6:11 PM ET
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more deals, more bumps...

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 7:39 PM ET
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Perhaps you'll find this link helpful.

 

http://www.likesbooks.com/ifyou.html

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 9:33 PM ET
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Try Cherry Adair for stories about Seals, FBI, and other military types.

For a more humerous, contemporary read try Jennifer Crusie.

Love them both and read everything they write.

Mary

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 9:53 PM ET
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Elizabeth Hoyt's historicals are good.

If you like british type humor Katie MacAlister is wonderful.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 3:11 PM ET
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Many thanks to all who have posted author suggestions ! I greatly appreciate you helping my broaden my horizons.

Christy E.

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 12:41 AM ET
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Here are some authors that you might enjoy. Eugenia Price, Kathleen Woodwiss, Judith McNaught, Barbara Cummings, Laurie McBain, Rosemary Rogers, Valerie Sherwood, Johanna Lindsay, Nora Roberts. Take a look at my bookshelf. You will be sure to find quite a few good reads! ~LisaCherie
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 9:39 AM ET
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Curtiss Ann Matlock!

Angie -
Date Posted: 9/15/2007 12:57 AM ET
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Seconding Jennifer Crusie (her best in my opinion is Bet Me, her style is somewhat similiar to SEP, Bet Me is my favorite by her), also if you like SEP you will probably like Carly Phillip's "Hot" series about a sports agency firm. The rest of Carly Phillips books are just okay I thought, but the Hot series is pretty good. Also seconding Tara Jenzen and Cherry Adair.

Date Posted: 9/20/2007 12:29 AM ET
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Some of my favorite authors with strong fiesty females: 

Karen Robards, Judith McNaught, Catherine Anderson, Susan Andersen, Sabring Jeffries

Date Posted: 9/20/2007 12:55 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/20/2007 12:32 PM ET
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I'm going to add Robyn Carr to the list - just finished her book Virgin River and it was great!  Former marine action too! LOL

Sherri

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