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Monday, January 10, 2011

A READER'S BLISS

We readers like our books. We like our stories, we like finding bits of quiet time, and we might occasionally like a bath full of warm water AND a book. We definitely like finding new authors we love.

But for me, there's no reader's bliss like discovering a "new" author with a backlist. Oh the joy! For a picky reader, this can be sheer bliss. Sometimes in the past, I've discovered a "new" author only to be let down by the backlist. But sometimes, less than once in a blue moon, the backlist doesn't disappoint.

This happened to me over the holidays (author Kristan Higgins) and I've been happily reading her backlist ever since. Six good books in a row. Color me happy!

What's your Reader's Bliss?

PS Kristan Higgins is not a CBA author. I would put a PG13 rating on her books.

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Denise Hunter  
posted at 7:28 AM  
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At 8:55 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Thanks for the rating, Denise. I appreciate that. My bliss is a series of great books read all at once. I hate waiting for the release dates so I'm saving them up (like Colleen's Lighthouse series, I won't read it until I have them all!!)

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Checking out those books now, Denise. Thanks for the info!

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

You're more patient than I am, Suzanne! Cheryl, the books are 1st person. Some people don't like that, but she does it very well. Reminds me a lot of Kristin's voice.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

The same as yours. I love it when I find an author I like and don't have to wait another year for the next book. :)

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Jackie S. said...

Exactly what I did in reading Denise's Nantucket's series.....so fun to read all at once!! Did same on Hannah's Sacred Trust,etc...loved them all!!

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

I think my favorite reader's bliss is opening for the first time a new book. Any new book will do. It is the excitement of seeing where the author is going to take me 'today.' What adventures are we going to have together? What fun places will we visit?
Oh the excitement of the places we will go.

 

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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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