I need a new author...anyone want to suggest?
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I am in need of a new author. I have been trying to branch out a bit, but I am always tentative to try someone new.
Here's who I like:
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Lani Diane Rich
I have read almost every book by these authors (except Nora Roberts) and need someone fresh. I plan on reading Meg Cabot, but I could use some other suggestions. I don't like historicals - I prefer contemp. I would be happy to suggest titles for others in return. :)
Have you tried Lisa Kleypas' contemporaries? She is probably most well known for her historicals, but her contemporaries are quite good.
Victoria Dahl is relatively new, but her books often receive high praise.
I personally don't read a lot of contemporaries (I am more of a historical fan), but I'm sure others in the group will have tons of suggestions for you! :)
Thanks - I just looked Lisa Kleypas up, but didn't realize she also wrote comtemp. I will have to look again.
As for Dahl, I've read all hers too! :)
I like all the people on your list too!
I'd also suggest Susan Andersen and Julie James. For Susan Andersen, I particularly liked Skintight, but she's written a number of books.
Since it looks like you like humorous books with good dialogue, you might like Wife for A Week or Bedded for Diamonds by Kelly Hunter. She's an Australian Harlequin writer who reminds me a lot of early Nora Roberts. (You can find these as ebooks.)
Elaine Fox is another possibility. She writes light contemporary romance. I enjoyed both Beware of Doug (Doug's a dog) and Special of the Day.
Jane Graves is another light contemporary writer. I really liked Tall Tales & Wedding Veils.
I don't read much contemporary romance but I do like quite a few authors on your list so I thought I'd mention one of the last really enjoyable contemporaries I've read, Diana Holquist's How to Tame a Modern Rogue. It was a really fun and charming book with great, smart, thoroughly likeable characters.
Thank you SO much everyone!! I'm looking to add some of these to my Nook now. :)
Have you tried paranormal romances? If you are open to that I'd give Nalini Singh a try. Her psy/changeling series is amazing (and different from all the vampire stuff out there).
Two of my absolute favorite authors is Julia Quinn and Mary Balogh.
They both write books in series so if you find a book you like the characters appear in supporting roles later on.
I second #10!
And you could also give Jeaniene Frost a try. It is much much much better than the Twilight saga!
I highly recommend Suzanne Enoch contemporaries. She writes a lot of historicals, but I think her contemporaries are much better. And her series follows the same two characters, much like Janet Evanovich. Start with Flirting With Danger and go from there.
If you like paranormals with a contemporary feel I recommend Jeaniene Frost , starting with Halfway To The Grave.
Try Pamela Clare's contemporaries. She has a loosely connected series based around a group of newspaper reporters. Starting with Extreme Exposure, although I think #4 Naked Edge was my favorite.
I hope this helps.
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