|Sponsored by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.|
1. Richelle Mead
I have read all of her YA books and am making my way through her UF series. I love her writing style and how strong her heroines are.
Favorites: Shadow Kiss, The Golden Lily
2. Julia Quinn
The lady who got me started on historical romance (Bridgerton series). I have read everything she's written and will continue to buy her new releases without hesitation. She is exactly what I need after a hard day with her quirky sense of humor and sweet romances.
Favorites: The Viscount Who Loved Me, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
3. Larissa Ione
Probably my favorite paranormal writer right now. I adore her Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series and look forward to more. She is perfect for fans of great chemistry between characters and super-creative worldbuilding.
Favorites: Passion Unleashed, Lethal Rider
4. Kresley Cole
Another fabulous paranormal author with a lengthy, but still fantastic series, Immortals After Dark. I am always impressed with how different each of her stories is and how much I become devoted to her various characters.
Favorites: Demon From the Dark, Lothaire
5. Tessa Dare
Absolutely amazing historical romance writer who specializes in taking old tropes and giving them new life. Her Spindle Cove series is one of the best I've ever read!
Favorites: Goddess of the Hunt, A Lady by Midnight
6. Sarah Dessen
I have been obsessed with Sarah Dessen since I was in high school and was given Someone Like You for a birthday present. She really knows how to get into the mind of a teenager and gives their issues so much respect.
Favorites: Just Listen, This Lullaby
7. Jeaniene Frost
How can I not mention the creator of my favorite hero, Bones? Frost's ability to write sexual tension and sweet romance is amazing and I look forward to reading her for years to come.
Favorites: Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave
8. Molly Harper
This author is one of those that I think lives in my head part-time. Almost everything her characters say could have come out of my mouth and has on many occasions. There are times when I need a good laugh with a supernatural twist which is when Ms. Harper comes in.
Favorites: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors
9. Elizabeth Hoyt
I have been a fan of Ms. Hoyt since I read her debut years ago and she has not disappointed me yet. She is in the middle of her third series (Maiden Lane) and her writing is just getting better and better. I definitely recommend her for fans of unique historical settings, characters that go beyond first impressions, and plenty of sensuality.
Favorites: The Raven Prince, To Beguile a Beast, Thief of Shadows
10. Sarah MacLean
She is a fairly recent obsession, but that doesn't make her any less important. I love how unique her historical romances are and am always in awe of how detailed her character development is. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
Favorites: Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
HONORABLE MENTIONS: John Green, Julia Kagawa, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Loretta Chase, Eloisa James, Laura Lee Guhrke, Hannah Howell, Lisa Kleypas, Marie Sexton