Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday # 1

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List (basically an auto-buy list is no questions asked..you love this author so much that no matter what they wrote next you'd buy regardless of genre or subject matter)

1. Kristen Painter - writes the series House of Comarre. Unfortunately, the last book called "Last Blood" will be releasing this year. This is a fantastic series by a fantastic writer who I would encourage more people to follow.

2. Kelly Meding - another writer who really needs to have more followers. I LOVE her Dreg City series and can't wait until the fifth book in the series comes out later this year. She also writes the MetaWars series and has 3 books to her credit in that series.

3. Kelly Gay/Kelly Keaton - Writes the Charlie Madigan series which I'm not sure is over and done, or just waiting for the publisher to give her the green light to continue writing. Kelly is an awesome writer. I love that she writes a YA series under Kelly Keaton called Gods & Monsters which will see the third release coming out this year! 

4. Caitlin Kittredge writes two series called Black London and a YA series called Iron Codex. Her Black London series is pretty dark and filled with all sorts of supernatural creatures. Iron Codex could be considered YA Steampunk. Both series are really good!

5. Cat Adams - This is actually a writing duo that puts together a series called the Blood Singer. Currently, The Eldritch Legacy is currently out for sale. I like this series because you never know what to expect from the lead character. 

6. Darynda Jones writes two series; One, of course, is Charley Davidson and adult paranormal romance series that has lots of fun. I love the main character as well as her sidekick. She also writes a YA series called Darlight. This series just got started, and it normally takes a few books to catch my interest.

7. Diana Rowland is a must have on my list. She is currently writing two series. Kara Gillian and the White Trash Zombie series. I love Kara! I also find the White Trash series to be a fun ride with lots of action and adventure.

8. Gini Koch is one of those writers I've been following from the first book onward. I love Kitty Katt as well as the secondary characters. I love that this is a science fiction novel with brevity and a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. 

9. Ilona Andrews is a must to have on any list. How can you have a top 10 list without Kate Daniels on it? Seriously, you can't. I was happy to see that this series has been given a fresh breath with more books due to come out in the coming years.

10. Jennifer Estep is also on my list for two series. Her Elemental Assassin series actually gets better with age! She also writes a YA series called Mythos Academy. Both lead characters are unique and have different abilities. I love them both.

Honorable mention: Jenna Black, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jess Haines, Jocelyn Drake, Jeaniene Frost, Kristen Callihan, Amanda Carlson, Cecy Robson, Amanda Bonilla, Amanda Stevens.


  1. I love that I haven't heard of a single person on your list but that their books all sound so awesome!

    Here is my TTT: http://thewhiteunicornfiction.blogspot.com/2013/02/top-ten-tuesday-3-auto-buy-authors.html

  2. Love your list, Shelley! I still need to read Caitlin Kittridge and Darynda Jones. I would def put Ilona Andrews and Kelly Meding on my auto-buy list. I need to do this list, lol! I'd add Stacia Kane and KMM to my personal list. What a fun meme!