As I was reading Kele Moon’s new release Star Crossed this weekend, I tweeted her, gushing over how much I was enjoying the book and saying that I literally craved her books. She may have thought I was a little nuts but Kele, being her gracious self, replied that she was truly flattered.
Now most people crave certain foods, including me, but as we readers know, books are food for the soul which got me thinking:
Who do you crave?
Anyone who knows me is aware I love and eagerly anticipate the next J.R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost or Larissa Ione release but who writes for you in a way that you are ravenous for another chapter, shamelessly greedy for another scene, starved for another book when you’ve read their entire back list and are yearning for more. My select authors mostly fall in the erotic romance category (imagine that) but every time I finish one of their books, my Kindle is filled with bookmarks and quotes that have deeply moved me and have left a lasting, hungering impression. So I want to know which author’s voice literally has you voracious and insatiable for another moment with one of their characters. I have a few and would love to know yours.
Kele Moon tops my list. Her voice is truly unique and she taps into an emotional level with her characters that is nothing short of brilliant. I was introduced to Kele’s work with her beautifully raw, not for the faint of heart, book, Beyond Eden. After that, I was hooked. I would give up cupcakes for outtakes of her books. I have reread all of her backlist and I’m anxious and on edge like a kid in a candy store when I know a new release is on the way.
Cara McKenna is another author I crave. She has a truly unique way of telling a story that usually does not conclude with your typical “wrapped in a bow” HEA. She really takes your mind beyond the ending and like a rich, decadent chocolate mocha, leaves you yearning for one more taste. I am extremely excited that she is writing several Curio Vignettes which begin releasing in 8/12. Curio is my favorite book of McKenna’s and I covet more time with the hero Didier.
Anne Calhoun beyond a doubt always amazes me with the surge of emotion and sexual desire formed within the pages of all of her books. Liberating Lacey is my all time favorite, however Calhoun can pack every bit a punch in any of her novellas. When I start one of Calhoun’s books I know I will finish in one setting. I inhale her books and always, always, like that last gooey spoonful of caramel apple crisp, find myself famished for another piece of Calhoun’s creations.
A new author I’ve added to my crave list is Ruthie Knox. She literally ruined me for all British hunks with her hero “City” in About Last Night. Knox’s voice is simply breathtaking and addicting like the best strawberry shortcake with Chantilly cream. She currently has two books published and having read both, I’m sure I will continue to have serious hunger pains until her next release.
Kristen Ashley is another author several of us here at Fiction Vixen consider “cracktastic”. We joke with each other about how we are back on the crack again between review books reading another Ashley installment. I think her alpha-hole heroes are what draw us to her stories and while most of us do not crave that kind of real life male in our lives, she still delivers a yummy escape.
Now, you tell me…who do you crave?