We all have authors who are ‘auto-buys’. These are the authors that no matter what we’re going to buy their next book. Over the years as more new authors hit the shelves my list of “gotta buy this author’s book” has grown.
This month I have so many ‘auto-buys’ that I’m going to have to re-think those strappy black sandals I had my eyes on. But when it comes to authors like Mary Balogh and Lauren Dane barefoot is the option I’m going with.
If you’ve read any of Mary Balogh’s previous books, particularly the Bedwyn series, you know she is an author whose words can immediately transport you to the drawing rooms of Regency England. Her ability to create characters and circumstances that are rife with both tension and humor is what makes her books auto buys. Her use of language to drive the action and delve deep into the nuances of each character’s back story to reveal their motivations is like watching a full moon rise over the deep velvet of a midnight sky. That is why I can’t wait to read her latest novel The Proposal, the first book in her new Survivors series. The Proposal features a young widow from the aristocracy and a merchant’s son whose bravery as a solider earned him a title. Two opposites? One of my favorite tropes.
Her Federation series is a SciFy/Futuristic erotic romance series where each book can stand alone. However, there is also a series within a series. Interesting? Different? You bet. The Federation series is set in different universes or ‘Verses as she calls them within The Federation. Although each book is a standalone there is a story arc that spans all the books. The Phantom Corps books is the mini-series that deals with a special ops team that is trying to prevent all out war between The Federation and their enemies.
In both the Federation series and the Phantom Corps Novels – we see the same care and attention paid to the internal struggles of the characters. These emotional obstacles are part and parcel of the unique world building and drive the action and ratchet up the heat level. Her new release Captivated is an m/m/f romance that I can’t wait to read.
Can you see why I won’t be wearing those new strappy black sandals this spring?
I’m wondering – who are your auto buy authors?