Friday, January 25, 2013

Romance Madness Hop--January 25-29, 2013

Romances We Love

How can you narrow it down?

When asked to write about one book that I love, I struggled for a few days with the assignment. Then, I decided, even though it meant more work on my part, I’d devote each day of the hop to an author who influenced me. First up is Jude Deveraux.

I read A Knight in Shining Armor in 1989, when I was consuming romance books like they were Skittles, and instantly fell in love with it, and with the whole concept of time travel. Douglass is the perfect heroine, flawed and lovable. And Nicholas—the knight in shining armor, literally. Sigh.

Along the way, in one of my moves or the other, I purged some of my mountain of books and Jude’s book fell by the wayside. But I never forgot it. When she re-released it in 2002, I purchased it again and it’s now a part of my permanent collection. She included a few pages on what her process was while writing it. She closeted herself away for three and a half months in a cabin in the Pecos Wilderness in New Mexico to write the book. I used to own a log cabin in the George Washington National Forest in West Virginia and have often thought I’d love to go back there and write a book. I’m now working on a time travel…

I’m offering a $5 gift card to one lucky commenter at the end of this blog hop, which will run from January 25-January 29. Tell me who your favorite author is and why. Then click on the Romance Madness icon on the right side of this page to visit other stops on this tour. And stop back here again tomorrow to see who’s next on my list of favorites.


  1. My favorite author is probably Charlaine Harris. I love her Sookie Stackhouse novels. Every time I read them I feel like I'm being transported to Louisiana. lol Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Liliana Hart is my favorite current author. I love her MacKenzie and JJ Graves series, because there are always HOT men, not to mention the murder, mystery and hot sex!

  3. Lilith Saintcrow is a fave of mine. The way she builds her worlds and characters are very unique and draws me in each time.


  4. patricia briggs because i love the differ universes she created and some of her book really helped me when i needed an escape


  5. Hard one... but I think Julia Quinn. I love her style, the characters she creates, and I love the series books.

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  6. It would be Christina Dodd. She writes in all kind of romance genres.


  7. Jeanine Frost...I love the characters in the Night Huntress Series!

  8. I love Alexa Grace as she writes great romantic suspense books!

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  9. My favorite author is Shayla Black! Her books opened me up to a great new genre, erotic romance! I love her characters too!

  10. I love Patricia Briggs and Tamara Pierce. Those are two of my fave authors that I own their books and still re-read them years later.


  11. That's a hard question... for pure interest and good writing: Diana Gabaldon. If I went a fluff read and to laugh a little then Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

  12. So hard~ I love all my authors. Stephanie Laurens is amazing with her Cynster series and Julia Quinn is fabulous~ love her books. Eloisa James and her Desperate Duchess. Wow


  13. Lisa Kleypas for her characters and stories.


  14. My favorite author is Julie James! I love the characters she writes, they're funny, witty and hot of course!
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  15. I had forgotten how much I loved Jude Deveraux and her various series. I spent many an hour with her books and was transported to other lands and eras through her talents.


  16. I have many favorite authors and Diana Gabaldon is one of them.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  17. I love paranormal books. Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan are two of my favorite authors. Thanks for the giveaway.