Every so often, I run across an author that I can buy without worrying about whether I’ll like the book or not. The one-click-buy is nearly reflexive. Sure, there are a few slips from grace that you excuse by saying “it’s like it was written by someone else” and then you go on snatching up their books like hotcakes. Mmm. Hotcakes.
Since I just finished a binge read of one such author, I thought I’d throw out a list of a few of my autobuy authors.
1. Dana Marton writes primarily romantic suspense and she’s the one who inspired this post. I recommend Camouflage Heart, Spy Hard, and My Spy by her.
2. Jana DeLeon writes some mysteries but primarily romantic suspense. I recommend The Secrets of Cypriere Bayou and her Mystere Parish books.
3. Leslie Kelly is a little more varied when it comes to genre and she also writes sometimes as Leslie Parrish. Contemporary romance, suspense, and paranormal suspense are the genres you’ll find her in. I recommend Trick Me, Treat Me, She Drives Me Crazy, the Black Cats series, and Cold Sight.
4. HelenKay Dimon has books that range in genre too. I’ve only read her romantic suspense, but I love the humor in her books. Check out Switched and When She Wasn’t Looking.
5. Kait Nolan is a friend–and I often autobuy friends, but her Wishful series of books is a lot of fun. I love the small-town charm of her books and the Meet Cutes are a great way to cheer up a day in a short amount of time.
6. Rachel Grant was a new to me author last year and I blew through what little backlist she had. I strongly recommend her suspense books, Concrete Evidence and Body of Evidence.
7. Nina Bruhns can get a little steamy in her books, but I love her New Orleans series that starts with Catch Me if You Can.
8. Agatha Christie–I know, she looks odd on this list, but I devour her Poirot books. My favorites of hers are The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None, and the ABC Murders.
9. Elizabeth Hoyt can do no wrong. Okay, she probably can, but I love her historical romance. I recommend The Leopard Prince and To Beguile a Beast–great flawed characters.
10. Joan Smith is on the other end of the spectrum for content in historical romance. Typically tame enough to share with a teenager, her books have a classic appeal. I recommend Regency Masquerade, Endure My Heart, Winter Wedding, and Strange Capers.
These aren’t all my autobuy authors–just ten of them who come to mind. I do also binge read and autobuy authors like Sue London, Lynsay Sands, Julia Quinn, Caroline Linden, Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, Heather Graham, Melissa Cutler, Delores Fossen, Elle James, Julie Miller, and Dani Sinclair. If you’d like recommendations for any of them–hit me up in the comments.
Okay, who are YOUR autobuy authors?