Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #4

  
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Topic:  Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition.

Hmmm, this is tricky.  They are big authors I want to promote just because they are THAT GOOD. and there are new authors, who may have only written one book but show promise.  Also, how them do I pick only 10?  So I randomly went through my books I considered 5 Star worthy and here are 10 random authors to share.

But before I go into these I want to point out my current GIVEAWAY I have running!  Please check it out and join. :)  I also am participating in The Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop starting on the 18th so be sure to check back then to double up your entries. :)  Thanks!

Now on to those authors!!! Again, no particular order nor guaranteed as my top ten.  Just 10 authors I have enjoyed and see potential with.

1-Dean Koontz While he is a big-time author, his books are some of the best I have ever read.  If you have never read his books, DO SO!  NOW!  Especially some of his work for the 80's and 90's.  For the Horror, Suspense, thriller fans in particular.

2.  Erin Kellison- The author who introduced me to paranormal romance.  I LOVE her series.  And there is enough action in the first one that i know a few guys who read and liked it too!


3-Makoto Tateno:  A mangaka, specializing in Yaoi.  I have yet to read something she has done and not liked it a lot.

4.  Rumiko Takahashi-She was my fall into the love on anime and manga with her Ranma 1/2 series!  Also has done several other great series'!

5. Ai Yazawa-Another mangaka! (Sorry-random)  She has done some great work with her Nana series!  My only wish is that she finishes it! 

6. Richelle Mead- I have yet to read something by her that I have not immensely enjoyed.

7. Kevin J Anderson-  One of the original Star Wars authors.  Coordinated a bunch of anthologies, plus worked on several other books.  While not the greatest of literary writers, he is fun and engaging and does a great job working in someone else's worlds, plsu his own original works!

8. Margaret Weis- Dragonlance, star of the Guardians and so much more.  A woman before her time and one of the earlier female sci-fi writers. Amazing job in fantasy and sci-fi both.

9.  Emory Sharplin- A very young writer but she is off to a great start with her first Fantasy.

10.Rachel Caine-  I first found her work in an anthology and was soon hooked.  Great YA Vampire writer!


This list could go one but those were the 10 random winners.  Some more deserving than others but I still love their books!
What authors do you love?  Any Indie authors I should check out?

18 comments:

  1. Nice choices, I've heard of a few and have read one or two by Dean Koontz.
    Here's my TTT http://moniquesmobooks.blogspot.ca/2013/07/top-ten-tuesday-7-authors-who-deserve.html

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    1. He is worth reading. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Dean Koontz and Rache Caine? Huh I wouldn't have thought they needed more recognition. Sweet List!
    Here is my TTT
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/top-ten-tuesday-authors-who-need-more.html

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    1. Need, not necessarily but they deserve it. I still meet people who have no idea who they are, even if they read similar books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love that you put mangakas on your list! That's such a great idea! While I'm not a fan of Inuyasha, I have to give credit where it's due and say that it was my introduction to anime (which led to Skip Beat which led to manga). And oh Ai Yazawa! Nana is so beautifully drawn, and it hits you in the feels over and over!! I hope she gets well enough to return to writing it.

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    1. Inuyasha was okay. Ranma was better!
      I hope Ai Yazawa gets back to drawing soon. As of 2 years ago she was but being that we've heard nothing since Iam not holding my breath. :(
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I haven't heard of Erin Kellison so I'll have to check her out. Love Richelle Mead! Thanks for visiting! ~Pam

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    1. Erin is an amazing writer, in my opinion. Her Shadow series is great!

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  5. I have started Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series and it's pretty good! There's just tons of books. :D Thanks for the list!

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    1. It does seem to be a long series, but they are short and quick! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oh wow, Ai Yazawa! That brings back memories. :)

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    1. Yeah...I just wish she finished. I want an ending! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. I agree I love Margaret Weis! Have you read The DeathGate Cycle that she wrote together with Tracy Hickman?

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    1. Not yet. I have the third one but I am having a hard time finding the others. I remember watching a friend play a video game based on it years ago as well.

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  8. Oh, I also enjoyed Scrap by Emory Sharplin! CRAZY ending, right? Lovely list!

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT post! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. I really liked it, as you can tell :) I want the next book. the ending was cruel with where it left off!

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  9. Great list! Yay for Kevin Anderson :) I've also read one or two of Richelle Mead's novels, I believe, and enjoyed it as well.

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT post! :)

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    1. Glad we have a few liked authors in common! Thanks for the return stop!

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