During said rumination I bounced from literary snobbishness ". . .but I only read the classics!", to Para-Rom tart where only Kate Daniels, Elena Deveraux and other kick-ass heroines are welcome. So were do you draw the line? If I'm totally honest with myself and you, it really depends on when you ask me. So as you've asked me today this is my answer.
In no particular order, here are the top ten author's that have pride of place on my bookshelves.
• Laurell K Hamilton - Anita Blake (books 1-10 only) and Merry Gentry series
• JD Robb/Nora Roberts
• Kylie Chan
• Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels rocks
• Anne Bishop
• Ella Wheeler Wilcox - brilliant poet
• Nalini Singh - Guild Hunters series
• Jane Austen - Je rêve de toi, Mr Darcy
• Janet Evanovich, and finally
• Stephanie Laurens
Yes, I know I have an ecclectic palate. It seems my tastes vary wildly in both literature and music. You'll notice that some names are missing, and while I really enjoyed Christine Feehan, Sharon Sala, the Arcane Society and Twilight series I wouldn't class them as some of my all-time favourites. These are the books that I just can't help but return to again, and again, and again, and again . . . you get the idea.
Do you agree with me? Let me know if you think I should include a certain author in my top ten.
PS - for those Kate Daniels fans out there I have included a small banner and picture that I've made for Curran. Hope you enjoy.