Thursday, November 1, 2012

Falling in Love with Books Hop

I'm a bookaholic, but you knew this already!! So when this blog hop came along I "hopped" on it!! A very special thanks to our two hotestes Readers Confession and Toni Aleo!! 
Hehehehe (sorry, couldn't help it!). I attended the RT Convention (Chicago) in April 2012 and had the opportunity to meet numerous authors and fellow book lovers. Needless to say, I've fallen in love with many books/stories since then. 
I have my "Auto Buy" authors & "Authors I Rave About"
(here are just a few)
       


What do my "auto buy"/rave about authors have in common?
  • Great Story/Plot
  • Strong Heroines
  • Smart Conversation
  • Tension between the Hero & Heroine
  • Steamy Scenes
  • Leaves you wanting more
My latest discovery that I'm raving about is Indie Author Dannika Dark. She has officially been added to my list of "Auto Buy" authors! The 3rd installment of the Mageri series "Impulse", just came out on Oct. 30. It's already become #3 on "Amazon's Best Seller in Fantasy and Futuristic Romance". 
Reviews for each of the books will be posted soon and Dannika will be visiting with us later this month! 
Who are your "auto buy" authors? Do they have the same things in common as mine?

Oh now for some fun!!! Giveaway Time!!! Be sure to visit the other participating blogs to discover new series, bloggers and goodies!! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
But wait, there's more!!!!!!!
Great news everyone!!
Toni Aleo will also be hosting a "Grand Prize" so to speak. She is doing a giveaway that offers a brand new Kindle Fire amongst some other goodies. Visit her site for additional details!

38 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to Fourth Grave myself - Hoping to read that one next week - Shes on mu auto buy list :) Great Giveaway - thanks!

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    1. Haven't had the chance to read 4th Grave either. I preordered it and it hasn't arrived. But I cant wait either!!

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  2. I love J.R Ward she is an auto buy for me too, I love Sherrilyn Kenyon and Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole they are auto buys as well.

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Your's are inching closer to being added to my list......

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  3. My auto-buy authors are: Jeaniene Frost, Maya Banks, Karen Marie Moning, Lynsay Sands, Larissa Ione, Christine Warren, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and the fabulous Darynda Jones!

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    1. Forgot J.R. Ward! I can't wait for Lover at Last!!!

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    2. OMG Me too!! Cannot Wait to read the Warden's "Lover at Last"! Talk about anticipation!!!

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  4. My Auto buy authors are Megan Hart, Sylvia Day, and many others... My reasons for auto buy are the same as yours :)

    I also do buy other books that I see on the blogs, the cover art is screaming at me say "READ ME READ ME ..." or my friends are raving about how good they are (usually end up borrowing thier copies)...


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    1. Sylvia day is becoming an auto buy. Oh Covers!! Talk about a great marketing plan!! I know what you mean!! "Read Me!! Buy Me!!!" I'm fortunate that our library system is fantastic and I get to read many books that way. Especially if people are raving and I'm intrigued! :)

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  5. I don't auto buy any author. Pretty much any author I've read comes up with a stinker or just a book which doesn't appeal to me. In general though, I would probably buy any book in The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews or The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Both authors have other series which I'm not into hence the no auto-buy.

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    1. That's true too!! Its also about the series. J.R. Ward is an Auto buy author for me. LOVE her BDB & FA Series so those are automatic. Really have enjoyed her contemporary books so same there. However, Sylvia Day for example - Auto Buy SERIES! Crossfire - will purchase the whole series. Still need to read her other books to see if she is added to my auto buy.

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  6. My auto buy authors are Liz Crowe, Carrie Ann Ryan, Terry Spear, Lori Foster and Jill Shavis :D

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

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    1. Can't wait for Carrie Ann Ryan next Holiday, Montana book!! :)

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  7. My auto buy authors are Rachel Caine, J.R. Ward, Darynda Jones, Gena Showalter, Nancy Holder, and Cassandra Clare. Paranormal + Romance + Hilarity = Shopping cart ASAP =D

    Poison_Mimosa(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hahaha LOL - that's a great formula!!

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  8. you have several of the same "auto buy" authors but I would also add Lorlei James, Gena Showalter, Karen Marie Moning, Kallypso Master and Cherise Sinclair. I know I have others but I can't think of them :O)
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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    1. Its scary how the list of authors grows!! But as they say, so many great books, so little time!!

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  9. Hello,

    I don't have any author on auto buy. I'd be forever broke! :-) But one series which I just happen up on this year was New Species by Laurann Dohner. I won her book “His Purrfect Mate” and loved it! I wanted to read more by her and purchased “Fury”, book 1 in the New Species series. That did it. I was hooked! I have all her books and look forward to the release of each new book. Wonderful story teller!

    Thanks for the opportunity to meet you, explore your site and sharing your favorites. That's what blog hopping is all about! Right?

    Belinda
    belgre@comcast.net

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    1. Heard great things about that series!! Its on my TBR Mountain List! Keeps growing and growing!!! :) Bumping it up though! Thanks!!!

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  10. we have the cjharley davidson series in common ^^

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    1. Its a Great Series!! Fun! Hilarious! And can't forget REYES!!!

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  11. I just auto-bought J R Ward BDB #1-6 box set!! Can't wait to receive it and dive straight in!

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway! :) tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I don't have auto-buy authors, but I do have auto-buy series. I will auto-buy the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill. Also, Julie Anne Long's Pennyroyal Green series and Lisa Kleypas's Friday Harbor series. Oh, and a new one I've added to the list is the Hearts of the Anemoi by Laura Kaye.

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  13. My auto-buy list: Gail Carriger, Kim Harrison, Stacia Kane, Lisa Kleypas, and Anne Gracie just to name a few. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  14. I don't have auto buy list although I try to purchase all the Brazen books by Entangled Publishing!

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  15. I'm looking forward to read Dark Lover, I heard the series are good.

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  16. I have very few auto buys, Diana Gabaldon being one :) I like to buy books as i come across authors and series, etc that I like...but not with any kind of plan :) ( life is too planned out here at my house as it is, reading is my "everyday vacation"..I don't like planning that too..lol..)

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  17. While I don't have any authors on "auto buy", there are a few authors that when I do have money to spend, will automatically pick up just because I know the book will be great! If I happen to be at a thrift store, I go bonkers and buy anything by any author I love, and even more when the storyline catches my eye. I always keep my eyes open for books by Kresley Cole, Janet Chapman, Shayla Black, Amanda Ashley, Maya Banks, Liz Carlyle, Victoria Alexander, Lauren Dane, Lori Foster, Sandra Hill, Madeline Hunter, Lorelei James, Eloisa James, Samantha James, Sabrina Jeffries, Lisa Kleypas, Nicole Jordan, Stephanie Laurens, Lora Leigh,Julie Anne Long, Elizabeth Lowell, Julia London, Kat Martin, Cheyanne McCray, Julia Quinn, J.R. Ward, and a few others.
    Christine S
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

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  18. Anything by Eloisa James or JUlia quinn is an autobuy for me!

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  19. I'm dying to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood! And the Darynda Jones series! Great choices! As far as my auto buy authors go, I can never ever say no to a Jennifer L. Armentrout or a Karen Chance novel! Those ladies bring the smexy! ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    Happy Hopping!

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  20. My auto-buy authors (short list); Michelle Sagara (West), Lee Child, John Sandford, Jeaniene Frost, J.D. Robb, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs and Mark Del Franco.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  21. I have not yet read the Mageri Series, but did just purchase the first one to add to my TBR on the Kindle. :)
    I love your auto-buys. Elisabeth Naughton is on mine as well! Some of the others are on my TBR, but have not yet gotten around to them. Thanks for sharing. :D

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  22. I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood but I haven't read any of the others :)

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  23. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon, Linda Howard, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christine Feehan, Lori Foster and Lora Leigh to name a few.

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  24. Great giveaway and you have a good 'auto buy' list! I love Larrisa Ione, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jeaniene Frost and JR Ward!

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  25. I have not read any J.R Ward books before but they do sound interesting :)

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  26. I've yet to read anything by J.R. Ward (haven't heard of the series) but now I'm very curious!

    My autobuy authors are: Kendra Blake and Rick Yancey :)

    Their writing alone makes me want to read anything they write haha

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  27. The Mageri series sounds good. I'll have to check it out.

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