Great Reader Sites

Herding Cats & Burning Soup (Excellent blogger who gives great reviews, has snarky posts, and loves man candy) (Mega site filled with so much stuff, you could spend hours discovering new authors and get other reader’s recommendations) (Has a great Reading Order List section that’s hard to beat)  (Searchable database of events near you)

Authors Who Have Inspired Me

Romantic Suspense

Karen Robards her three book series featuring Bianca St. Ives is binge-worthy
Cindy Dees Valkyrie Ops is so imaginative with females realistically becoming SEALs. Highly recommend.
Julie Ann Walker serious kick ass series called the Black Knights, Inc
Suzanne Brockman Troubleshooters series with Navy Seals
Laura Kaye Hard Ink series is extremely good
Nina Bruhns Has two great suspense series you’ll love
M.L. Buchman Night Stalkers Series is about an elite helicopter unit with very explosive action
Cherry Adair Has many series—I’ve read Cutter Cay (treasure hunters), Lodestone (has a slight paranormal edge), and T-Flac (operatives)
Joyce Lamb
Brenda Novak
Christine Feehan Ghostwalker Series features a world with soldiers who have awesome parapsychology enhancements

Action Suspense

Clive Cusler (Excellent action author with nautical themes)
Michael Crichton (Michael Crichton—no list would be complete without him)
Robert Ludlum Covert One Series is a great series that has been carried on by some amazing authors
Robin Cook excellent medical thrillers
Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles are now on TNT)

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

Nalini Singh The queen of Archangel/Vampire saga–Guild Hunter, plus her Rock Kiss and Hard Play series are fun
Chloe Neill Chicago Land Vampires and Heirs of Chicagoland–just superb
Darynda Jones Charley Davidson Grim Reaper (Super Kick Ass series) and her newest series about Sheriff Sunshine Vicram
Dianne Duvall Immortal Guardians Series-very powerful and addictive
Kalayna Price Alex Craft series–lost many nights of sleep with these books
Anne Bishop The Others series draws me in every time
Amy Kuivalainen The Magicians of Venice series is so inventive and good
Ilona Andrews has two series that are worth diving into: Kate Daniels and Hidden Legacy
Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake series is so much fun
Katie MacAlister Aisling Grey series is my favorite but I love the Dark Ones series too
Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld rocks!)
Kim Harrison Series based on a witch how lives in The Hollows–very good
Jennifer Rardin (Unfortunately she passed away, but I still recommend her Jaz Parks series)
JR Ward Black Dagger Brother Hood series and The Fallen Angels series


This list of authors covers all ranges of romance from comedy to “grab the tissues.” This page would be a mile long if I listed all the different series that are worth reading. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with any name below:

Jude Deveraux
Julie Garwood
Sandra Brown
Judith McNaught
Jennnifer Probst

Jill Shalvis
Lauren Layne
Jessica Lemmon
Sally Thorne
Kristen Proby
Erica Kelly
Chanel Cleeton

Young Adult

Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series rocks) (P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast)
Kiersten White
Christopher Paolini
JK Rowling (Like this list would be complete without her?)

Writing Resources (Romance Writers of America National Organization) (I love scrolling through this site—I laugh every time at the crazy slang I find)

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