Christy Reece
Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday's Contest Question

Hi Everyone-

Yesterday was a lot of fun and yet more books have been added to my TBR pile. Thank you so much for the suggestions!

Since we talked about favorite rereads yesterday, let's talk today about favorite authors.


Same rules apply. One answer, per person, per day will get your name in for the grand prize drawing. However, feel free to post as many times as you like. I love talking about my favorite topics with you guys.

To start us off, here's my list. Must add a caveat that I have about twenty or so authors I must have, but I'll just say three for time's sake.

KAREN ROSE (Can't believe I didn't mention her yesterday. LOVE her!)

Okay, your turn!

Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Christy you are killing me here! I can have several series going at the same time! Ok Top 3 *sigh*

Christy Reese (ofcourse)
Lora Leigh
Sherrilyn Kenyon

And i am not sneaking in Kerrelyn Sparks, Laurell K. Hamilton, or Charlaine Harris. Just so you know I did not sneak anyone else in.

December 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

LOL. Ida, you're too funny. So looks like you enjoy paranormal a lot. What's your favorite kind of paranormal? Shape shifter, vampire, werewolf, ghosts, etc.

December 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Kim F. said...

JR Ward
Lora Leigh
and after your first book YOU!

Sherrilyn Kenyon and Lori Foster are a couple of other. And like Ida i didn't sneak in a couple others either! LOL

December 11, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

All of the above? is that a choice?
Accually i would have to go with Vampires and totally funny Demon named Simi. All of the others i like also depending on the story line.
I guess i really like Strong Females that do not take any Crap. Also characters whom have had the worse things in life happen to them. or a terrible childhood. But still Do good things everyday and put all others above thier wants and needs.
I can relate on a personal basis and i guess even though they are not real. I enjoy the escape.

The moral of my story is:::: You make the choice what type of person you become no matter where you come from or who your parents are.

December 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Kim, sounds like paranormal is a biggie for you too. I'll ask you what I asked Ida. What's your favorite kind of paranormal? Vampires, werewolves, shape shifter, ghosts, etc.

December 11, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Ida, I'm the same way on heroines. I love strong, determined heroines who refuse to allow what's happened in their past destroy their future. Those are the kind I like to read and write about.

I think that's an excellent philosophy to live by and want to read too!

December 11, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Great question Christy

Beth Kery
Shiloh Walker
Jaci Burton
Christy Reece
Cindy Gerard
Robin Kaye
Francis Ray
Susan Mallery
Maureen Child
Lisa Marie Rice
Tracy Wolff
Elle Kennedy

3 authors? I thought you said 13 LOL. Seriously I counted 29 authors I have on autobuy from Berkley alone. It would be like picking a favorite child. Thankfully I only have one of those.

December 11, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

How could I forget Lora Leigh?

December 11, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Mary, you're too funny!

Maybe I should have said Top 50?

You guys are so much fun!

December 11, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

It's hard to pick just three!I have a couple of series I am reading right now!
Christy Reece :)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
J R Ward

Also Laurell K Hamilton ,Cindy Gerard , & Kim Harrison.
I could have keep on :) This was a hard question!

December 11, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I forgot Bella Andre , Alexandra Ivy & Allison Brennan.

December 11, 2009 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger oklanannie said...

So, beginning in April, 2009 with Jordan/Eden/Devon in "Rescue Me", at the top of my list is you, CHRISTY REECE!!

Then it goes like this, eeny, meeny, miny, moe . . .

Julia Spencer-Fleming's "Millers Kill" series. Love Clare and Russ and the small town community.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips - love everything she's ever written!

J.D. Robb's "In Death" series because of Roarke (and maybe a little Eve & the rest of the crew)!!!

Linda Castillo - always gives a good crime with interesting characters

Karen Rose - love her writing style, storylines and characters

I could add many more but I'm really trying to play by the rules. I said "trying"!

December 11, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...


Okay, I've learned my lesson. List up to 50 of your must buys!

You guys are so funny, but it's interesting that your favorites are so similar. Must check out this christy reece person. She sounds fabulous. (o:

December 11, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

I am so glad that i am not the only one that had trouble picking only 3. This is so much fun reading everyones posts.
How Pathetic am I?
Can we say NO LIFE?

December 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

OMG I forgot Bella Andre, Deirde Martin, Kate Angell - all the athlete ones. Thanks Michelle

December 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Ida ,
I enjoyed reading the post also!
I guess that means I have no life either!! LOL

December 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Jill Shalvis
I swear I'm done for now (sort of)

December 11, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Jill Shalvis
I swear I'm done for now (sort of)

December 11, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Would that up to 50 of your must buys be books or series Christy? LOL Because I only have 17 series that every book in it is a must buy or i might die.
Now if we are talking just books this may take a while. I have read around 191 books alone this year.
LOL not trying to start anything.

December 11, 2009 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Michelle, I guess we can have no life together. I do not normally check back on post like this, but it has been the highlight of my day!

December 11, 2009 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

LOL. Soon we'll have someone listing bookstores, instead of authors.

Wow, Ida! 191 books this year. That's fabulous!

This discussion is giving me ideas for tomorrow's question. (o;

December 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Go Ida Go Ida

December 11, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Oklanannie, feel free to list more. I think we're throwing the rules out the window. Go for it!

December 11, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Lori Foster, Maya Banks & probably Stephanie Tyler when I finally get the first one. Janice Maynard & Luann Mclane.
Just saying.

December 11, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Okay, keep'em coming. Must do a few things off line, but will be back soon to see how many more we've added.

December 11, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Nutty Mother said...

JR Ward
Robyn Carr
Karen Rose

(David Baldacci, Melissa Mayhue, Kresley Cole, Karen Marie Moning, JD Robb, Christy Reece, Stephanie Tyler, SEP, Bella Andre, Kathryn Shay, Elisabeth Naughton, Harlan Coben, etc.)

Sorry I have to cheat when you make me choose! :)

December 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

And the rules for today were??????
Hey it's Friday we deserve one day of fun rite? we can always be serious starting Monday.
Sorry Christy!

December 11, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Connie T said...

Well since you said the top 50. LOL! Besides you, mine are:

Lora Leigh
Christine Feehan
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Shannon K. Butcher
Alexis Morgan
Lara Adrian
Shelly Laurenston
Leah Brooke
Sydney Croft
Cherry Adair
Tara Janzen
Cindy Gerard
Jory Strong
Nalini Singh
Maya Banks
Jaci Burton
Nina Bangs
Alyssa Day
Amy Fetzer
Pamela Palmer
Lauren Dane

December 11, 2009 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Well if you insist, I will add a few Authors name to the My 3 favorite i listed above and the 3 that i did Not sneak in!

Angela knight
Alyssa Day
Pamela Palmer
Catherine Spangler
MaryJanice Davison
Heather Gram
Gena Showalter
Susan Hanniford Crowley
Hannah Howell
Nina Bangs
Tammy Kane
Brenda Joyce
Meliaine Jackson
Janet Evanovich

And oh so many of the Harlequin's Blaze, Intrigue,and Nocturne Authors I will not list.

Hopefully Christy will not ban me from her site after today. LOL

December 11, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Oh my, you guys are loyal to a bunch of wonderful authors.

Keep'em coming! LOL. No banning!

December 11, 2009 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Kara C said...

OK, as a teacher, can I just say our children's inability to follow directions clearly comes from adults! lol I was going to be 'the adult' and list only three favorite authors, but then thought, "Naahh..." How about groups of threes? My third graders are, after all, studying multiplication right now!
Cindy Gerard
Suzanne Brockmann
Christy Reece (she's 'absolutely wonderful' as you'd know if you checked out yesterday's blog. lol)

Marliss Melton
Roxanne St. Claire
Shannon K. Butcher

Pamela Clare
Karen Rose
Susan Mallery

Lisa Kleypas
Robyn Carr

There was sooo many more, but lunch time is only 45 minutes long! Plenty of new to me authors that are sure catching my eye was well!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

December 11, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Kara, groups of 3! Great idea! Or should I say, absolutely wonderful? *snicker*

Great lists/great authors!

December 11, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Here's one from Alice who is having problems posting:



it's fun to see what people like to read....signed nosy librarian in Fairfield, AL ... LOL

December 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Mary, Thanks I love to read, but i read very fast. it becomes a problem sometimes.

December 11, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger oklanannie said...

Because I can't refrain from the temptation any longer and Christy gave the okay:

Sherry Thomas (historical)

Kate Noble (historical)

Laura Moore (mainstream romance)

Lisa Kleypas (historical and contemporaries)

Leslie Parrish ("Black CATS" series)

Beverly Barton (romantic suspense)

Roxanne St. Claire (have enjoyed her adventures from the first "Tropical Getaway")

Elisabeth Naughton ("Stolen"

Nina Bruhns ("Dangerous Passions" series is one of the best I've read)

Took my grandson to see Santa today and Santa told me I could expect a Barnes & Noble gift card in my stocking this year 'cause I've been very very good! Guess that means I'm covered on the three new Christy Reece books! After that, I may need to get a job!

December 11, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Great list, Oklanannie! If I see Santa, I'll put in a good word that everyone will get bookstore gift cards for Christmas. Not that there's anything in it for me at all! (o;

December 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Oklanannie, Your lucky. we were out the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I wanted to sit on Santas lap and tell him what i wanted, but my family said NO it was a waste of time i was on Santas naughty list.
I thought i have been good, but 5 min. ago i got an e-mail saying that The Bordres/Walden book i go to (wich is a 40 min. drive) is closeing! Guess i haven't been so good after all HU?

December 11, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Modokker said...

Oh let's see.
Nora Roberts
Susan mallery
Julie Garwood and
Christine Feehan
JR Ward

Those are the one i like to run out and buy first thing. I just bought Susan Mallery's new book tues. I've just started reading your books Christy so you might on my list next!!!

December 11, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger oklanannie said...

Oh Modokker! What a holiday treat for you to discover Christy's books!

And, Ida, sorry your Borders is closing. Hopefully, you'll find a new bookstore soon!

Enjoyed today's question, Christy. Looking forward to the holiday cheer tomorrow. Gotta go ice some Christmas cookies and make a batch of maple fudge.

December 11, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Ida, so sorry your Borders/Waldens is closing! We have B&N and BAM here, but no Borders. There is a Walden's about an hour away and I heard last week that they're closing too. That is just so sad. Love those stores! So romance friendly!

December 11, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Hey Modokker, thanks for stopping by and giving us your list. Great authors!

And thanks for trying my books. Hope you enjoy them!

December 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Oklanannie, you're a sweetheart!

Enjoy your cookie icing and fudge making. Sounds delicious!

December 11, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Off the top of my head are Allison Brennan, Julia Ross and Marianne Stillings, Jacquie D'Alessandro and Shannon Butcher.

December 11, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Well, I have more than 3, but for the sake of brevity. I will list the three that came to mind right away.

Suz Brockmann
Lisa Kleypas
Cindy Gerard

Although, I agree with a lot of lists on the blog especially Kara C's list.

December 11, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Jackie P said...

Christy Reece
Lora Leigh
J R Ward
Suzanne Brockmann
Emma Holly
Lisa Kleypas
Judith McNaught
Julia London
Jan Karon
Elizabeth Boyle
Lorie Lough
There is more and after reading the rest of the comments, I now how a new list to try.

December 11, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Great list, Nutty Mother. Okay, I admit, I grin when I write your name down. But great list all the same!

December 11, 2009 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Hey Jane, another great list! One of my favorite books is Marianne Stillings Damsel in This Dress. So much fun!

December 11, 2009 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger robinky42 said...

Lora Leigh
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Shelly Laurenston
and yours.;)

December 11, 2009 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Jennifer, great authors too. Feel free to list more if you like. I think the '3' thing was just crazy. Whose idea was that anyway? (o;

December 11, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Hey Jackie, great to see you on here today! Great list too. And wow, are we getting some great recommendations or what?

Keep'em coming!

December 11, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Hey Robin, good to see you again and thanks for listing your top ones. Feel free to post more!

December 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Ida - I hear you. I read really fast too. I can read 2 - 3 books a day (mainstream size) if I do nothing else. Way too much money. I can't help it though. I seem to like authors that grab you right away (Christy) & you can't put the book down (Christy) no matter how much you want to slow down you can't turn the pages fast enough (Christy). All the authors I mentioned are ones where I have all their books & buy them automatically. Now that I'm home & looked at my books & saw the others comments I have to add Julie James, Marie Force, Pamela Clare, Elisabeth Naughton, Marliss Melton, N.J. Walters. I don't want to leave anyone out cause they are all wonderful.

December 11, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Mary, you are just too funny. But oh my gosh, 2-3 books a day! That's amazing! I mean really amazing. Does anyone else read that fast? I don't think I think that fast, much less read that fast. (o;

December 11, 2009 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Ok i wana join in......

um lets think....
Christy (of course - roll on the new year lol)
J.R Ward
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Christine Feeham
Lauren Dane
Lora Leigh
Vicki Petterssen
Nora Roberts
Annemarie McKenna
Lynsay Sands
Kresley Cole
Nalini Singh
Suzanne Brockmann
Gene Showalter
Emma Holly
Elizabeth Naughton
Laurell K Hamilton
Kelley Armstrong
Karen Moning
Yasmine Galenorn
Jaqueline Frank
Alyssa Day
Richelle Mead
Alexa Morgan
Charlaine Harris

is tht enough???? lol

December 11, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger mariska said...

we have a same favorite Author there Christy :)

- Alright i put your name first, Christy Reece :)

- Karen Rose
- Karen White

i'm waiting for MaryJanice Davison's book to arrive anytime soon :)

December 11, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Hey Kerry, when you join in, you dive! Great list! Thanks so much for stopping by. It's good to hear from you again!

December 11, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Ah, thanks Mariska. And I love Karen Rose and have heard great things about Karen White.

December 11, 2009 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Great input, everyone. Please keep them coming if you think of more. Love to see great authors get recommended!

December 11, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger cmac said...

Christy yours of course! If I had to choose 3 besides you it would be
Suzanne Brockmann
Linda Howard
Karen Robards

December 11, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Hey cmac, good ones! And thanks for mentioning Karen Robards. She's a great one too.

December 11, 2009 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

I always eagerly await the release date of Suzanne Brickman's books. Two of the others I can't wait to arrive in the bookstore are books by Rachel Gibson and SEP. After having read your trilogy I must also add you to my list of special authors.

December 11, 2009 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Mary, Me also the Harlequin books I can read 4 or 5 a day if i'm not busy. And I WILL NOT put a book down if it is good Untill i get to the last page. I have stayed up all weekend with little to no sleep reading. I read the first 7 Sookie books in 3 days. It does get expensive, but i have found really good books at the Goodwill and Dollar Tree for $1 each. to tie me over till the next book i am waiting on comes out. LOL

December 11, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Oh my, Kerry I forgot Lynsay Sands. She is my daughter's favorite Author. Well since they were in the house i read them to!
My daughter has a couple other authors she has read but as soon as She started reading Lynsay's books she will not be unfaithful to her and read anyone elses books, She is so silly!

December 11, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Alexandra, thanks so much. And thanks for dropping and sharing your list. Be sure to come back tomorrow too!

December 11, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Ida, 4-5 books in a day! That is amazing. I'd get the characters all mixed up and wonder why one character ended up with another character from another book. LOL. I'm too easily confused.

After I finish reading a book, I usually sit and think about it for an hour or two. Reading that many in one day...that's!

December 11, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Kay Hooper
Beverly Burton
Diana Palmer

December 11, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

My family swears i have A.D.D. the more i am doing at one time the better i do it. (might be where my son gets it from. not sure) LOL.

December 11, 2009 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

More great authors, Sarah. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

December 11, 2009 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Christy Reece said...

Ida, I admire you. I am the worst multi-tasker in the world. I think women are supposed to have that ability but somehow that got left out of my DNA. (o;

December 11, 2009 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Mary G said...

I must have reader ADD. There are (because of the covers)books I read at home & books I can bring to work to read at lunch. That means I'm in the middle of 2 books at all times. If I'm beta reading for an author that makes it 3. I don't get confused. It helps that if you've seen one "guy" you've seen them all LOL.

December 11, 2009 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

A good series is kind of like someones life. you get to know them and the next book is just catching up after they have been away for a while. I usually read one at a time but have been known to have two going. Cook, clean, laundry. I have learned how to do it all while reading lol

December 11, 2009 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Mary G said...

Morning All
I forgot Jasmine Haynes BTW.

Ida you said it perfectly:
"A good series is kind of like someones life. you get to know them and the next book is just catching up after they have been away for a while."

December 12, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

Good Morning and Thanks
Usually when i say that people look at me funny, or even walk away. But thats how i feel. LOL
Not psycho, just use to explaining things to a bunch of children, so i try to keep it simpple.

December 12, 2009 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Ida Brugler said...

and i am going to stop simce i can not spell this morning.

December 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger ErinT said...

Wow, I have soooooo many!
1. Erin McCarthy
2. SEP
3. J.R. Ward
4. Rachel Gibson
5. Susan Donovan
6. Toni Blake
7. Christy Reece (eagerly anticipating the new series! Can't wait for Gabe's story)
8. Robin Kaye
9. Jill Shalvis
10. Heidi Betts
11. Roxanne St Clair
12. Jami Alden

Ok I think a dozen is enough, I am sure I can think of more!

December 13, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

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