Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (21)

Why, hello there!
And welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly meme!

This week, I am listing my Top Ten Authors who Deserve More Recognition.

In no particular order:

Marjorie M. Liu
Author of the Dirk & Steele series, Hunter Kiss series and many more

She is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors. I love the Dirk & Steele series, and in fact have read Shadow Touch more than once!
You should check her out!
You can find out more about Marjorie here.

Tiffany Reisz
Author of The Original Sinners series, and more

I think a lot of people shy away from erotica, but if you are adventurous, try Tiffany Reisz. She has become one of my favorite writers, period. I love her stories, dark, twisted and amazingly deep.
You can find out more about Tiffany here.

Y.S. Lee
Author of The Agency series

Her historical YA fiction is some of the best I've read. I love her characters, the mystery and the romantic tension she writes between James and Mary. You should really be reading her books.
You can find more about Y.S. here.

Beth Fantaskey
Author of Jessica's Guide to Dating On The Dark Side, and others

I've mentioned Beth a few times on my blog because she wrote one of my favorite books- Jessica's Guide.
This book was one of the first YA books I read I devoured Twilight, and her book cemented my love of vampires and YA. The best part about her books? The humor. Try it out.
You can find out more about Beth here.

Chuck Wendig
Author of Blackbirds, Mockingbird, and others

I met Chuck at a Los Angeles Times Festival of Books a couple of years back. He was gracious, kind and funny. I took Blackbirds home with me and found an imaginative, creepy, dark and highly entertaining book. His blog is equally awesome, and it's one of the few author blogs I follow on a regular basis.
Find out more about Chuck here.

Maria V. Snyder
Author of the Poison series, the Insider series, the Healer series and more

My friend A over at Read Now Sleep Later, raved about this author and so I had to give her a try.
Now the Magic series is one of my current favorites. 
Find out more about Maria here.

Amanda Stevens
Author of The Graveyard Queen series and more

I sat down to read the first book in the series, and found myself not getting up until I had read books two and three as well.
Ghosts, love, darkness and mystery, it has it all. Read her now. Her YA series, the Soul Jumper series, will be available in Feb. 2014.
Find out more about Amanda here.

Kiki Hamilton
Author of the Fairy Ring series

I loved the first book in the series and I'm excited to read the other books
You can find more about Kiki here.

Rachel Herron
Author of How to Knit a Love Song and more

How to Knit A Love Song is such a wonderfully fun book, I have gone back to re-read it. The scenes are steamy, the characters likeable and vulnerable, the setting refreshing and oh, did I mention there is yarn? Rachel is a knitter and why, so am I!  That puts this book and her other books in a special place in my heart
Find out more about Rachel here.

Larissa Ione
Author of the Demonica series and more

It's the first paranormal romance book I bought and it introduced me to a whole new genre.
Ione's writing is solid and I love her worlds. 
If you haven't read her, you are truly missing out.
You can find out more about Larissa here.

I know some of these authors are more well known in certain circles than others, but I still think they should be even MORE well known! :)
If you haven't read them, then you should. So There!

What is your TTT?
Happy Reading!


  1. I allllmost put Snyder on my list! She is really under-acknowledged! :)

    1. Hi Lola!
      I like that we're on the same page! :)

  2. Most of the authors are a bit unfamiliar to me, for the exception of Snyder and Fantaskey. I think I need to check the other authors out on Goodreads. :) Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier. :)

    1. Hi Sofia. Thanks for stopping by! Check them out! They are some of my favorite. And Wendig's blog is very entertaining...

  3. You know, I don't think I've read anything by any of these authors--although I've certainly heard of a few of them. I'll have to check some of these authors out. Great list!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Natalie! These authors all have books that I started to read and couldn't put down- forsaking all of my chores, duties, work, projects, hobbies, until the book was done! So I'm a big fan of them! :)

  4. I have read Snyder, but that is all. Some interesting new authors to look into! Thanks!

  5. Thank for stopping by my site and Yes you need to read Angelfall ASAP! Im familiar with a couple of your authors and have to agree.

  6. Lots of great authors! I loved Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder and I can't wait to read Outside In (which I own but just haven't gotten around to reading yet). And I really want to read The Agency series, too! Great list, and thanks so much for stopping by my TTT! :D

    1. I love the Agency! I hope you will too!
      Thanks for commenting!

  7. I haven't read any of these authors, but Kiki Hamilton has been on the to-read list for-ev-er! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yay! Go for it and let me know what you think!

  8. Oh, Check Wendig is a great pick! I can't wait to read The Blue Blazes.

  9. Ah definitely agree on some of these and the others are ones that I definitely need to read! Great list.

  10. Ooh, Y.S. Lee! I've only read the first book in her series, but I really liked it. I need to get caught up with that series soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

    1. Thanks for stopping by mine! Hope you like the rest of the Agency! I love that series!

  11. I've enjoyed some of Lu's Dirk and Steele books, but must admit I found a few of them too dark for me. Maria Snyder is definitely on my to-read list. I'll have to check out the others! Oh -- I read the first Agency book but for some reason I bogged down in the second or third. I'm not sure why; I think it was just the right book at the wrong time.

    1. I have those too! I think - if I had read this a week ago, I would have loved it... Try them again! They are awesome!:)
      Thanks for commenting!

  12. you know how i feel about most of these people. new larissa ione!!!

  13. Chuck is on my list too!!! yes yes yes - he is awesome incarnate!