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In the past year what are the new authors you've discovered either through this site and other's recommendations or on your own. Doesn't have to be brand new but new to you.
Some of my new ones that I've really enjoyed:
Robyn Carr -- Virgin river series (one of my favorites); Linda Howard (hadn't read her for years - rediscovered her), Erin McCarthy, Susan Mallery (don't know how I haven't read her before). Lisa Marie Rice -- her Midnight series, and I'm going to try Lora Leigh -- though I've been told to have a cold glass of water handy for her...
And I'm collecting the outlander titles all at once so I can start them.
Always looking to add another foot to my TBR pile.....
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Christine Warren and her Others Series and Susan Sizemore. Jo Goodman, Constance Brockway, Lucy Monroe and Karen Hawkins were writers I checked out and liked because of this site.
Karen Marie Moning, Janet Chapman, and basically the entire genre of highlander romances. I had no idea there were so many out there! Romances with a Scottish highlander hero (either historical, time-travel or contemporary) have become my fall-back when I don't know what else to read, and that's all thanks to this site. In fact, the reason I finally joined PBS was because my friend who was a member before me sent me the first of the KMM books, I wanted the rest, and couldn't find them in my UBS. Best decision ever!
Let's see, in the past one or two years, authors I have gotten into include Gayle Callen, Suzanne Enoch, Laura Lee Guhrke, Jillian Hunter, Katie MacAlister, Debra Mullins, J.R. Ward. There have been others, but maybe only a book or two, or they didn't grab me the way these authors have. A lot of these have become my standbys.
As to series, I have almost all of the Outlander books myself, but will probably be dead before I carve out the time to devote to them. I also have tons of Sherrilyn Kenyon due to recommendations, but have only read Fantasy Lover, which I think is the first one. So those are like permanently on deck. As are The Liars Club by Celeste Bradley because I'm still collecting those. Same with Madeline Hunter's Get Connected series. And Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angels. And filling in the Francesca Cahill books. I have so many incomplete series and backlists! Trying to track down the rest of Marsha Canham, Laura Kinsale, and Loretta Chase.
There are also some specific titles that I have snapped up, but haven't had time to read. Those would include, The Spymaster's Lady, Simply Love, The Painted Lady, etc.
So I think I have more recommendations and TBR things due to PBS and LibraryThing, but what I've actually gotten to is much less than what I intend to read, eventually!
Edited because Safari doesn't let me format my posts correctly and Firefox does. Grrrrr.
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I owe this site, and more specifically this discussion board, for finding a renewed interest in historical romance. The one author that stands out for me right now is Lisa Kleypas, although I have numerous others in my TBR pile just waiting for a chance to prove their worth! :)
geez..can't list them all!
ok, from people on PBS I've discovered
Stacey Kayne(harlequin historical)
Jim Butche(paranormal forum)
paranormal in general!
historical in general!
robyn carr re-discovered
Charlene Teglia - from erotica swap
Dara Joy - from a 'negative' thread LOL but hgh energy and hgh intensity were mentioned favorably!
victoria laurie - mystery forum
mackenzie mckade - tall dark cowboy someone here mentioned it
linda howard - always loved the mackenzie series but hadn't read her other books like all the queen's men, kill & tell, mr perfect til they were mentioned here
kate angell - baseball romance
meg cabot - chick lit forum
sandra hill - heard of her but hadn't read her books til now
My 'accidental' finds were Jory Strong, Lora Leigh, harlequn next series in general, rhyannon byrd's bloodrunners from silhouette, lisa marie rice ETa: forgot tara janzen that I found at ubs and really enjoyed.
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Like others have said, I've been turned on to so many new authors since I've joined PBS, I don't even know where to start! Though I'd read Amanda Quick for years, I didn't discover Jayne Castle till PBS. Some other authors that I hadn't known of/read before PBS but whom now are faves include:
*and the author of probably what were my fave books of last year (Lord of the Fading Lands, Lady of Light and Shadows)--C.L. Wilson
Linda Howard, Kresley Cole, Robyn Carr, Rhyannon Byrd, Gennita Low, Lora Leigh... so many great "1 book" authors I've ran across...mostly paranormal and historicals. I don't know how I lived without this site before!
I'm pretty sure it was a Guess the Book game that started me reading Linda Howard. Marsha Canham, of course, though I haven't read most of them yet, just glommed them. :-) Same for Karen Ranney.
PBS got me into romantic suspense, a genre I never really considered before....And my new all time favorite author is Karen Rose who has equal parts romance and suspense/mystery in her novels....Each one manages to blow me away! A few other favorites are...Maraiah Stewart, Christianne Heggan and Allison Brennan...
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I discovered some really gread authors through PBS suggestions, and i'm really happy about it.
J.R.Ward (i will be eternally thankful for whoever recommended her!)
Joan Wolf (i love her first person books)
I would have to say Karen Marie Moning also. I knew nothing of romance authors when I got her books. I bought her Highlander series on a fluke, I saw someone selling the entire series on eBay and purchased them because reading Outlander had turned me on to Scottish heroes, and I was on Jamie withdrawl. I would say that those are the first books I'd ever read in the romance genere and looking back on it now they were a good place to start. :)
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Sarah McCarty, Gena Showalter are just a few I can attribute to here. Also Lisa Kleypas, but I had read her before but with all the suggestions went back and re read some of her books and Now I am so hooked on her.
For me, the most remarkable authors I've found through this site are Kresley Cole ( Huger Like No Other; good Lord, what a great book) and Vicki Lewis Thompson ( Notorious; Blaze). And because of this particular Blaze book I found not just a wonderful author but I got into Harelquins, short series which I never used to even bother with.
Patricia - Jacquelyn Frank has a new one out now in that series - Damien. I've quite enjoyed her take on things. And she's pretty cool in person (and on Facebook! even though she kicks my butt at online Scrabble)