Hey y’all, Hump Day Fox here. Instead of doing a book review, I’d like to talk about being a fangirl of some amazing authors.
I’ve mentioned before that I have so many favorite authors, I can hardly remember them all at once. There are a few who stick out and I’ll list them for you just in case you’re looking for a new romance author. Before I get to that though, let me explain about fangirldom.
Being a fangirl isn’t about being a rabid fan. At least, it isn’t for me. You won’t see me digging in Kresley Cole’s garbage can looking for a souvenir. It does mean if I know she’s going to be at a book signing. I’m there with my camera, my questions, and a big, goofy smile.
As a writer, I’ll say nothing feels better than receiving an e-mail from someone who’s read my books and wanted me to know how much. Or to see that they posted a review on Amazon or Goodreads. It’s like getting a hug from a complete stranger (and not in a creepy way). So for readers who want to do a good turn for their favorite authors, e-mail them, write a review, or just blog about how awesome you think they are.
And no, I’m not doing this so I can get super secret insider information on any of the upcoming works of the following authors *cough*
Paranormal Romance. This is a huge field and if you’re a fan, you’ll recognize most of the names. Hopefully there are some you haven’t heard of and will go out and get their books now.
Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark)
J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood/Fallen Angels)
Nalini Singh (Psy-Changlings/Guild Hunters)
Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken (Pride series/Dragons)
Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld/Alien Huntress)
Hannah Howell (Wherlockes)
Alyssa Day (Atlantis)
Alexandra Ivy (Guardians)
Lora Leigh (Breed Novels)
Marjorie Liu (Dirk & Steele)
Kaitlyn O’Connor (Cyborg Nation/sci-fi/futuristic erotica)
Madelaine Montague (Shifter novels)
Lorann Dohner (Futuristic/Sci-fi erotica)
Historical Romance. There are tons and tons of great authors in this genre, but I’m only picking absolute favorites, so here you go:
Mary Balogh (Regency)
Jo Beverly (Georgian, Regency)
Julia Quinn (Regency)
Sabrina Jefferies (Regency)
Elizabeth Hoyt (Georgian) EXCELLENT
Kate Pearce (Erotic historicals)
Sharon Page (Erotic historicals)
Teresa Medeiros (Historical, Contemporary, and Historical)
Contemporary Romance. I don’t read many contemporaries, but the ones I do come across are always great and there are many I’m looking forward to.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Chicago Stars)
Jaci Burton (Erotica)
Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series)
Catherine Anderson (Westerns both Contemporary & Historical)
Suzanne Brockmann (SEAL books)
Olivia Cunning (Sinners on Tour)
Christina Dodd (Historical, Paranormal, and Contemporary)
I’m sure I’m missing a lot, but these are just a few of my favorites. Have you read any of these authors? Who would you add to the list?