August 30th, 2011
Found A New Author

Like many of you, I’ve kind of burnt out on certain genres. For the longest time, I had difficulty reading any new paranormal romance. I could read old favorites, but new work was tough. On a whim the other day, I picked up a book called Mate Set by an author named, ‘Laurann Dohner‘. I’d never heard of her, even though she has quite a few books out. I’m about halfway (or a little more) through the book and really enjoying it. So much so, I went back and picked up several of her other books. (She appears to have various series happening and I wanted to give a few of them a try.) There’s something about her writing that reminds me of the ‘golden days’ at Ellora’s Cave. Several of the reviews liken her to Lora Leigh (back in the day). I can see what they mean, but her style is quite different. For some reason, that I’ve yet to pinpoint, her writing has struck a cord with me. (Much like D.B. Reynolds and her vampire books.) I’m just truly enjoying reading the story. I hope it’s the beginning of a trend. (Especially given how many of her books I’ve bought in the last two days. LOL!)

Is there anything you’ve given up reading? If so, why? Do you think you’ll ever return to the genre?

4 comments to “Found A New Author”

  1. Can’t read erotic. Not sure that’ll ever change. Though I did love the “golden age” EC books. I think I have too much history with the genre.

  2. Charli, I’m actually surprised how much I’m enjoying these books. They aren’t super erotic. In fact, I’d call them mainstream these days. It’s just nice to be able to read them, since like you, I’ve been unable to read most erotic romances that aren’t from my keeper shelf.

  3. Mysteries – I used to love them & read them. I remember reading a story by an author who chose to eliminate a main character in a long-running series and think I stopped reading most mysteries at that point. I still read the “In Death” books but that’s more of a long running romance with mysteries in the background.

  4. Elizabeth, I think when something shifts in a genre or the books become far too alike it’s easy to lose interest. I’ve stopped reading a series when the author did something drastic to a character I liked. The books stopped holding appeal.