What Authors were you Lucky to Find (Lucky in Love Hop)

Lucky in LoveLucky In Love (Hop/Giveaway)

I know you see the title and you are thinking…man love…Well today I want to talk book love, author love, character love. That moment you are reading an author for the first time and you realize you’re in love, in love with the book or digital whatever you are currently holding in your hand. I have tried to explain this moment to non-book readers and they do not understand my joy. Such a moment just occurred for me recently. I was reading What the Heck, Dec?! by Elizabeth Dudak. An author I have never read or thought I would read. Her characters a little close to new adult, most of the action taking place in a school, because that is where the main characters work and I was not sure if this was a coming of age story or romance. Well… I loved it and I am so happy I picked it up. Who knew, I certainly didn’t but it just made me think about all the other authors who are some of my favorites and how their stories made me feel the first time I picked them up when they were on the first book in the series. Like Katie MacAlister, Kerrelyn Sparks, Sophie Oak, Tymber Dalton, Beverly Jenkins (she was well in when I found her), Laurann Dohner, JR Ward (who I, no longer read…gasp).

What about you, who were you lucky to find on the shelves of romance never ending and fell in love with?

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Posted on March 14, 2013, in Bookswagger and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 113 Comments.

  1. I received a book by Paige Cameron. The Billionaire Cowboy Takes a Wife. I didn’t think I would like it although I like cowboy romances. I got hooked to the point I bought the whole series. They were awesome. I also took a chance on her commando cowboy series as well and liked them. Money well spent. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Belinda
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

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  2. I picked up Jeaniene frost when I was in the mood for something paranormal and I loved her writing and her characters that I couldn’t help but pick up the rest of them. Darynda Jones as well, I devoured her books ❤

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

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    • I have read both of the ladies I didn’t fall in love but much respect for their creativity they have created some unique characters/worlds.

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      • I do enjoy the worlds they created my self. I have not seen many grim reaper books out there (or I must have missed them) so Charley Davidson world has been very different for me

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    • Totally agree she has a creative, snarky voice and I think that helps draw a lot of readers in. She’s a great speaker to I have heard some podcasts she has been on although I have never seen her live.

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  3. Lorelei James, I adored her Rough Riders series! S.JFrost, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Kristen Ashley are also authors I am so glad to have found!
    wendynjason04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Mine was Johanna Lindsey’s Heart of a Warrior series…I loved it! I feel in love right then and there.

    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  5. I felt like I got lucky when I found Kallypso Masters who led to Cherise Sinclair and that just grew into a whole new type of reading material for me.
    Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  6. mikilectureaventure

    i was lucky to discover patricia briggs and ilona andrwes both gave me lot of love and fun, recently i was lucky to find the ascension series by caris roane

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Mine was probably Kit Rocha. I was in love with her writing in the first chapter. It pulled me and I was hooked. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  8. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    wendy_pogrant@yahoo.com

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  9. Kallypso Masters was mine. I love her books.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I so fell in love with Shiloh Walker and her alter-ego JC Daniels, Lauren Dane, Tymber Dalton, and Kit Rocha.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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    • Ok here is Kit name again, I will be checking her out. Glad you like Tymber Dalton, per her site she is supposed to do another book to follow Cardinal Rules and Fierce Radiance, loved my two favs of hers.

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  11. I got lucky with the Archers of Avalon series by Chelsea Fine. Loved them so much!

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  12. I was lucky in finding Rachel Vincent’s books. I adore her Soul Screamers series and I’m really glad I found it 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    farrahsayyedATgmailDOTcom

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  13. My newest book love or author crush…Warm Bodies by Isaac Martin. I didn’t Zombie romance could work. I was so glad to be wrong.

    AnaBlazeLove@gmail.com

    I’ve got a Lucky in Love post too, if you feel like stopping by: http://anablaze.blogspot.com/2013/03/lucky-in-love.html

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  14. Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate) & Karen Marie Moning (fever series). Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  15. Thanks for the hop!
    My e-mail is strwberrysuprise@hotmail.com
    strwberrysuprise[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  16. I won a copy of Sylvia Day’s Bared To You and she became my new favourite author!

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    • Yes, I even have one of the Cross Fire novels on audio book, so I can listen while I work. she is a good one. I am trying to see her next month at a convention. Fingers crossed.

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  17. Marian Keyes. Love her books!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  18. Juliet Mariller. I loved her book Daughter of SevenWaters. Her books take me on a journey that I never forget and can’t wait to step back into

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  19. Lorelei James, her Rough Riders series got me hooked.

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  20. I read historicals until I found a copy of ChristineFeehan’s second book in her Dark ( Carpathian) Series. This was over 11 years ago and I’m so glad I purchased that book on whim. It’s opened my eyes to paranormal, great authors and other genres.
    Thanks,
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I fell hard for Christine Feehan’s Dark series. it’s probably my all time favorite with the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series coming in a close second.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  22. I accidentally found a book by Dorothy Koomson “The Chocolate Run” and fell in love with her writing. I have read most of her books and will continue to read until she writes no more.
    araba44 at hotmail dot com

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  23. I love Laurann Dohner’s New Species series! They make me laugh, cry, and curl my toes.

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  24. fell in love with Christine Feehan and Lynsay Sands.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  25. Nalini Singh, Karen Marie Moning, Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, Nora Roberts, Sherrilyn Kenyon….

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

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  26. Thanks for participating in the hop. and i adore maya banks novels

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  27. The first romance I ever fell in love with was Catherine Anderson’s Annie’s Song!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  28. I picked up one of JD Robb’s In Death books and fell in love with Roarke!
    liese1235@gmail.com

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  29. I fell in love with Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert after I received and ARC to review!! Thanks for the hop! mikiajanai@yahoo.com

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  30. What a great question! I’m in love with all the men in the books of Jordan Castillo Price. Most of them are gay, and I so don’t care!

    Urb
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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  31. I love the feeling of falling in love with a new author or a new book. The one time I really fell for a character in the book was when I read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I wanted Jamie so bad I traveled to Scotland to find him. Alas, no luck there. 🙂
    tamarae9 at DOT com

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  32. I fell in love with Smitty from the book “The Beast in Him” by Shelly Laurenston. (One of the Pack/Pride series books) He was just drop dead gorgeous and sexy and he broke Jessie Ann’s heart when he wouldn’t claim her with “The Smith Mate Maul” If you want to know what the heck I’m talking about…….READ THE BOOK. 🙂 In fact I recommend you read the series. I fall in love with every one of her heroes. But my favorite remains Smitty. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  33. Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Lisa Kleypas and many others!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  34. Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, ya’ll!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.
    Roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  35. I was lucky when I found Easy by Tammara Webber. I fell in love with the books and characters! It’s really unbelievable, since I read it back in August I can’t get it out of my head.
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. I lucked upon Lorelei James and Nalini Singh.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  37. Hmmm… Kresley Cole, Jeanine Frost, Gena Showalter…
    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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  38. I love reading books by Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, Shelly Laurenston, and Laurann Dohner.
    Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  39. Lauren Dane’s Brown Siblings – can’t believe I never read her until last year!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  40. started w/ woodiwiss & lindsey back in the 80’s and there’s been many since 😉 including some newer ones including ones you mentioned (ie: laurann dohner) joanna bourne elizabeth hoyt & dana marie bell just a few
    gamistress66 at aol dot com

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  41. Eden Winters’ DIVERSION was one I found in a blog hop, and Damon Suede’s HOT HEAD was a book I got through the Overdrive e-library–both wonderful finds!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Ransom by Julie Garwood
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  43. Jennifer Ashley! I picked up the first Shifters Unbound book and was hooked! I was also totally hooked by Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series! So much so that I read the whole series (that’s out so far) in a week!! It was like that when I discovered Karen Marie Moning and the Fever series too!! Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Right now I’m totally in love with Bella Andre’s Sullivan books. They’re one of my auto-buy series. 🙂

    Thanks for participating in the hop!!

    Jen
    admin.bookblog AT gmail.com

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  45. So lucky to have discovered Sophie Oak! She is a fantastic author and I love all her books! I have a serious reading crush on her!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  46. strawberryrosered

    I love Laurann Dohner’s New Species books as well as My favorite Vampire author D B Reynolds Vampire in America Series. But there is so many very good Authors I would not want to miss. Happy St Patty’s Day.

    Judy P
    strawberryrose@earthilnk.net

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  47. JR Ward
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I was lucky enough to find Diana Gabaldon and Tiffany Reisz 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    anasmithblue At gmail DOT com

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  49. Jeaniene Frost..I love Bones!

    Happy St Patty’s Day!

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  50. Thank you for being in the hop!

    atthemapletable at yahoo dot com

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  51. They’re not romance novels per se, but their characters are in my favorite couples list: The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner (if you see me around blog hops then you’ll know I always use that chance to introduce her books to readers!)

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  52. My most recent “find” was Sable Hunter, got one of her books a a free download and had to buy the rest of the series “Hell Yeah!” love her!
    sugerlady@ol.com

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  53. Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon are two paranormal romance authors I love reading.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series. Great reads! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    divajeffersonATgmailDOTcom

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  55. The greatest bookish joy for me is getting my hands on a brand new book and imagining just what is in there.
    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  56. I have so many but Shelly Laurenston was one of the recent ones. Thanks so much!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  57. There are a bunch, but Michelle Sagara is my absolute favorite! I picked up a copy of the first book of her Chronicles of Elantra series on an impulse buy and have been devouring the series ever since.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  58. It would depend but there’s always Shelly Laurenston, Cherise Sinclair, Patricia Briggs, Leah Brooke, Maya Banks and many more. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  59. Laura Resnick and Laurell K. Hamilton.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I love taking chances on books once in awhile. By doing so, I’ve discovered favorites like Kim Harrison’s Hollows series and other fun series!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  62. One of the reasons I subscribe to blogs is that I get introduced to authors that are new to me & some really great books. In the past few months, I have read Olivia Cunning, Gail McHugh, Sylvia Day, Jennifer Lowry, Kallypso Masters, Opal Crew, Alannah Lynne, J.L. Mac, Kristen Proby, R.L. Mathewson, Amanda Bennett, Kendall Ryan, K.A. Linde, Raine Miller, Bec Botefuhr, Tara Sivec, R. K. Lilley, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Cora Hawkes, Michelle A. Valentine, J. Sterling, Katie Ashley, Kristine Cayne, M. Leighton, & there are more. So I feel very lucky. Thanks for the giveaway & being part of this hop!
    JessieL62(at)comcast(dot)net

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  63. What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I’m working on it. My favorite love book is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty’s Day and this year I’m spending it with my best friend. We’re going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I’m not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I’m not at all. I won’t be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I’m Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  64. Thank you so much for your kind, kind words. I am honored and humbled you enjoyed What the Heck, Dec?! . Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have to admit, I cried a little. Words like yours are my payment…but, those green backs wouldn’t be so bad either. 🙂 Thanks again.

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    • I understand completely,you gotta eat! I hope you decide to write about Decks brothers, you truly had a realistic cast of characters and I loved it. I hope you get some shine because you have something unique.

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      • Elizabeth Dudak

        Awe, thanks. I’m actually writing a sequel on one of the Reed brothers right…or would it be write?…now as I type. 🙂 Thanks again for such encouraging words.

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      • Elizabeth Dudak

        I have a quick question, if you don’t mind. What made you pick up my book? Sorry if I am bothering you. I am trying to market it more and trying to figure out the best way. I work full-time — gotta have that day job for college tuition — and I am doing this when I can. Your input would be helpful. If you do not or cannot respond, I completely understand. It never hurts to ask though, right? Thank you again.

        Elizabeth Dudak

        On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM, bookswagger wrote:

        > ** > bookswagger commented: “I understand completely,you gotta eat! I hope > you decide to write about Decks brothers, you truly had a realistic cast of > characters and I loved it. I hope you get some shine because you have > something unique.”

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