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

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 about an elite helicopter unit with very explosive action (real name is Matthew Liber Buchman)
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

JR Ward Black Dagger Brother Hood series and The Fallen Angels series
Chloe Neill Chicago Land Vampires
Darynda Jones Charley Davidson Grim Reaper (Super Kick Ass series)
Dianne Duvall Immortal Guardians Series-very powerful
Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake series
Kalayna Price Alex Craft series
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
Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunter and Dream Hunter Series (they feed off each other-very cool)
Jennifer Rardin (Unfortunately she passed away recently, but I still recommend her Jaz Parks series)

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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