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Subject: your top five authors
Date Posted: 10/2/2007 1:01 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/2/2007 1:26 PM ET
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gosh challenge me why dont' you?!


I'd pick jayne ann krentz (esp since she's written so many LOL!),

susan anderson,

meg cabot (ok not so many written but the ones I've read have been funny!),

nora roberts (sorry I know a lot are tired of her but she has a lot of stuff out and I've liked a lot of it!)

reserved in case I remember somone I gotta have!


Date Posted: 10/2/2007 2:26 PM ET
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Judith McNaught

Karen Robards

Catherine Anderson

Susan Anderson

Christina Dodd

(its hard to choose just 5!!)


Date Posted: 10/2/2007 3:03 PM ET
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I agree it's very hard to choose just 5!! Here are mine:

Curtiss Ann Matlock

Jodi Thomas

Carolyn Davidson

Linda Lael Miller

Dorothy Garlock

LaVyrle Spencer (she's retired, so she doesn't count against my top 5! lol).

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 4:08 PM ET
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Judith McNaught (she may be the only one to fall in this category)

Sidney Sheldon

Jackie Collins

Sophie Kinsella

Jennifer Weiner

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 5:24 PM ET
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My picks would be:

Brenda Novak

Pamela Britton

Linda Lael Miller

Diana Palmer

Jude Deveroux

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 6:21 PM ET
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My top 5 are:

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Gaelen Foley

Julia Quinn

Samantha James

Lynsay Sands


Date Posted: 10/2/2007 6:39 PM ET
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Oh wow.  I guess:

Diana Gabaldon

Amy J. Fetzer

Lori Foster

Karen Marie Moning

Julie Garwood



Date Posted: 10/2/2007 6:43 PM ET
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Really tough!

I'd go for:

Diana Palmer

Lori Foster

Fiona Brand

Linda Lael Miller

Tori Carrington

I'm sure I'm forgetting someone though!  I tried to think of authors whose books I pick up no matter what.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 9:17 PM ET
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It's hard to choose so I tried to think of books on my keeper shelf that I reach for to reread when nothing in my TBR pile interests me.

Nora Roberts

Julie Garwood

Lori Foster

Linda Howard

Jennifer Crusie

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 10:13 PM ET
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Yep, see, I forgot LInda Howard!  Love her stuff too. 

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 11:41 PM ET
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Took me awhile to narrow it down, but I'm going with:

Lisa Kleypas

Anne Stuart

Sandra Brown

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Elizabeth Lowell


(Until I change my mind, or you let us pick 5 more :)




Date Posted: 10/2/2007 11:52 PM ET
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hmmm mine would be...

Julie Garwood! I Love RANSOM

Kathleen Woodwiss

Jane Feather

Nora Roberts

Amanda Quick


Date Posted: 10/3/2007 1:10 AM ET
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Wow... this is a hard one...  I think:

- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

- Jennifer Crusie

- Nora Roberts

- Lori Foster

- Debbie Macomber

I reserve the right to change my mind ;)

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 2:22 AM ET
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Diana Gabaldon

Anita Shreve

Jodi PIcoult

Elizabeth Berg

Karen Marie Moning

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 3:15 AM ET
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I'm assuming this was restricted to romance authors, since we're in the Love & Romance forum and all.

  • Judith McNaught (older stuff)
  • Elizabeth Lowell (older stuff)
  • Julie Garwood (older stuff)
  • Caroline Cross
  • Day LeClaire
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 3:25 AM ET
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This is really hard.

1. Linda Howard . . .because I can have so many excellent books that way

2. Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb . . .same reason

3. Jayne Ann Krentz under all her names . . . same reason

4. Sharon/Tom Curtis aka Laura London, Robin James

5. Carla Kelly


6. Alison Fraser.  . . because I have to have at least one strictly series author

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 8:35 AM ET
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Catherine Anderson

Tori Carrington

Lisa Kleypas

Susan Mallery

Nora Roberts




Date Posted: 10/3/2007 9:08 AM ET
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Julia Quinn

Jude Devereaux

Mary Balogh

Lisa Kleypas

Eloisa James

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 12:36 PM ET
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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Linda Lael Miller

Emma Holly

Nina Bangs

JR Ward


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Date Posted: 10/3/2007 12:37 PM ET
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How to pick just 5.........

Julie Garwood (I just LOVE her books both present day and historical)

Lucy Monroe (She is new to me but I can not get enough of her heros)

JoAnn Ross (I can curl up with her books anythime)

Janet Evanovich (when I need a laugh and remeber that my life could get worse)

Sandra Hill (Vikings, Navy Seals, Treasure Humters, NEED I SAY MORE)

So many others that I can not put one down. Depends on if I want lots of action, lots of romance or lots of both !

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 3:50 PM ET
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Dorothy Garlock, Judith McNaught, Lisa Kleypas, Emma Holly, Julie Garwood

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Hey there, its so hard to choose just 5.  

For my romance authors I'd have to choose:

  1. J.R. Ward (even though I was upset with her recent one, I'm still a fan)
  2. Sherrilyn Kenyon
  3. Eve Kenin/ Eve Silver
  4. Lara Adrian
  5. Kresley Cole
Date Posted: 10/11/2007 10:54 AM ET
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Favorite authors are Diana Gabaldon, Galen Foley, Robin Schone, Laura Kinsale, Lisa Kleypas, Liz Carlyle, Mary Jo Putney

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 12:38 PM ET
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My top 5:

Kresley Cole

Michelle Pillow

Johanna Lindsey

Julie Garwood

Susan Johnson

( I'm tempted to swap one of those with Lucy Monroe, Lori Foster and Lora Leigh-there are just so many I love).

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