Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New Author?

I love discovering a new author. I’m especially amazed when I read a great book and discover that my new author isn’t new at all, that his/her work has been on the bookshelves for years. Then it’s time to play catch-up.

I was privileged to see Lisa Kleypas speak a few years ago, and I started reading her shortly after. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of historical romance, partly because I don’t write it. I'm in awe of those who do. Lisa writes historical romances like no other. I’m ALWAYS captured from that first page and riveted until the last. Her descriptions are wonderful, her characters unforgettable, and she seems to easily pull me into a world I never want to leave.

Have you discovered a new author recently? Maybe one you realized is not so new?

15 comments:

Lisa D. said...

When you're done with her historicals, her contemporary stuff is wonderful as well.
Believe it or not, I didn't read Nora Roberts until about 5 months ago.

Callie James said...

I looked over Lisa's website yesterday, actually. I've read a few of her historicals and recently finished another. I have SOOOO much to read if I'm to get caught up on the rest of her work.

So many great authors, so little time. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Thanks, Lisa!

Christine said...

I must read her books. Thanks for reminding me about her. I am so behind now it is not even funny. But I do have a debut author to read: regency and funny. I can't wait.

Carla Swafford said...

I love Lisa's books.

Yep. I found a "new" author in January. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I had the pleasure of meeting her at National this past July.

Callie James said...

She's definitely a must-read, Christine.

I have stacks to get through as well. Can't keep up. But oh what fun!

Callie James said...

Carla, I just read Susan for the first time as well, per your recommendation. She's a fire cracker and also a great choice!

Jeanie said...

Love me some Lisa K. I've read ALL her historicals and I haunt the bookstores waiting for her next one. She can always be counted on to write a fabulous story. On the contemporary side, I love Iris Johanson and Shannon McKenna. Reading one of Shannon's right now, and it is HAWT!!! Not for the faint of heart, but I love her!

Callie James said...

Oooh, Jeanie. You have me intrigued.

I may have to add one or two more to the stack. :)

Jeanie said...

Callie, I highly recommend the one I'm reading now. It's called ULTIMATE WEAPON, though all of her books are good.

Callie James said...

Ultimate Weapon. Check.

Looking forward to it! Thanks, Jeanie!

Louisa Cornell said...

The lovely Anna Campbell introduced me to C.S. Harris and her Sebastian St. Cyr series. Absolutely LOVE these books. Every book has surprises, twists, turns and St. Cyr is such a dark, brooding sexy hero. Definitely worth a look!

I had never read Laura Kinsale until a few years ago. I picked up a used copy of Flowers from the Storm at Tammy's bookstore. Read it in a night and a day and have read it again recently. AMAZING book - Regency historical. Just fabulous! I have since read her other books and while they are truly wonderful too, Flowers from the Storm is on my all-time favorite list.

Callie James said...

Thanks, Louisa!

My to-be-read stack is turning into a to-be-read bookcase. Yikes!

Jeanie said...

Loretta Chase's LORD OF SCOUNDRELS is a must-read. So wonderful you will SIGH!!!

Callie James said...

Okay, seriously ... we need to start a must-read blog.

Of course, none of us would ever get anything else done. :)

Gwen Hernandez said...

I LOVE Lisa Kleypas. I found her at the library through her contemporary, and have now burned through all of her historicals too.

My recent find is Sherry Thomas. Her characters are so well-written and her historicals are a little different from the norm. I also really like THE SYPMASTER'S LADY by Joanna Bourne.

I don't even consider myself much of a historical reader, but these ladies all hooked me.

For RS, Cindy Gerard became my new goto author while waiting for Suzanne Brockmann to release something. =)