I have a handfull of authors that I just adore. Reading one of their novels is like wrapping yourself in a soft blanket and sitting down with an old friend for the afternoon. Something about reading an author with whom you’re familiar is comforting to me. You know, and like, their writing style and the kinds of stories they weave. You know if this author is going to give you a satisfying HEA (happily ever after).
Jude Deveraux, Jennifer Crusie, Johanna Lindsey, and LaVyrle Spencer are some of my all-time favorites. I know I can pick up one of their books and almost assuredly get lost in them. No, I do not think every book by these authors are wonderful but most of them are.
Finding an author that becomes a favorite is like finding a lost treasure. Almost something you start to revere and you begin to cherish books by them. You mark release dates on your calendar, you faithfully check their websites, and you block off hours at a time out of your busy life to dedictate to enjoying their craft.
I’m currently reading “Sweet Liar” by Jude Deverux. It is probably the 3rd time I’ve read this book and each time, I think, it draws me in a little more. I can devour this book in a single day. I won’t eat and I won’t stir from my library chair, with the exception of going to the restroom, for hours at a time. I adore this book.
So, who are your favorite authors and why?