online forex trading platform Every month, I sit down with my calendar and check Amazon and author websites for release dates for my favorite authors. It’s an odd OCD habit, but I enjoy it and it means I miss very few authors. Using Amazon, I am also able to find related books, coming across new authors. Occasionally, authors even recommend new authors to me, which is why I am forever grateful to Julia Quinn, who recommended Tessa Dare.
That being said, over the last two years, several authors have fallen off my automatic buy list. I still faithfully note down new releases to check out plot summaries and customer reviews in hopes that I will pick a new book up and my love is rekindled — this happened with Stephanie Laurens, but with several authors, I am gunshy to spend some of my small book budget on their books.
forex brokers I found Ms. Hawkins through her Scottish series–the MacLean curse, with the first book. I immediately spent a lot of time tracking and devouring her backlist. For that entire series, she was an automatic buy, no questions asked. She wrote two contemporary novels which I rate among my favorite in that genre. And then she wrote the Hurst series. I stuck with her through the entire set, but by the end of it, I wondered where she had gone. The plots were thin, the characters were either cardboard or merely uninteresting. I’ve skipped her last books entirely, which may or may not be a mistake considering it’s a new series with new characters. I’m just wary of spending money after several unsatisfying purchases.
I love her books, for her complicated plots and intricate characters. She lost me a little bit with her Desperate Duchesses, only one of which I pick up again (Duchess By Night), but the first two books in her fairy tale series were quite enjoyable. Then came The Duke of Mine, and her developmentally challenged side character, Rupert, the bethrothed to the heroine Olivia. The way in which Ms. James handled his character left me with such a distaste in my mouth, I cannot imagine going back to her books.
forex account I still like her books and her writing. She’s too dark and depressing, however. The serious tone in all of her books has become melodramatic and I simply can no longer subject myself to them.
The elimination of this author makes me particularly sad, as I still reread her historicals and remember the love I had for her. She broke into contemporary some time ago, and while the first book was great, the next few offerings declined until I could barely finish them. I didn’t even buy the last three, instead reading them through Advanced Copies for review.
Ms. Anderson rests on my we’ll see list. I didn’t buy her last contemporary because her attempt to delve into religious heroes has left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Some of her Harrigan novels have been okay, but out of four, I only liked two. Her historicals though, remain strong, so she’s not lost her touch there.
I thought about writing about Lisa Kleypas, but the only reason she’s off my automatic buy list is that she’s changed directions in her writing with her contemporary novels. I’m not a huge fan of the specific genre she writes in now, but I’m sure her writing remains the same quality. I’m not just not interested.