Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 New (to me) Author Challenge

I've done this challenge for the past three years and discovered some great new-to-me authors along the way (not hard to believe since I've read 292 new (to me) authors from 2010 to 2012). My favorite authors I "discovered" over the past few years are C.C. Galloway, DJ Gross, Larissa Ione, Abigail Roux, Riley Shane, Cherise Sinclair, and Dee Tenorio.

The Challenge: Read 20 or more books this year by authors you’ve never read before.
Dates: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

My list:
1. Author: Robin LaFevers
Title: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Book 1)

2. Author: Mara Jacobs
Title: Worth the Weight (The Worth, Book 1)

3. Author: Anya Breton
Title: Wickedly Good

4. Author: R.C. Ryan
Title: Jake (Wyoming Sky, Book 3)

5. Author: Paul McKenna
Title: I Can Make You Thin

6. Author: Ashlynn Monroe
Title: Aliens Stole the Turkey

7. Author: Mary Lou Kirwin
Title: Killer Librarian

8. Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Title: What Happens in Scotland

9. Author: Susan Andersen
Title: Getting Lucky (Marine, Book 2)

10. Author: Cynthia Garner
Title: Heart of the Demon (Warriors of the Rift, Book 3)

11. Author: William Davis
Title: Wheat Belly

12. Author: William Codpiece Thwackery
Title: Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy

13. Author: Justine Elyot
Title: A Very Personal Trainer

14. Author: Rachel Caine
Title: Holly's Balm

15. Author: P.N. Elrod
Title: Outside the Box

16. Author: Carrie Vaughn
Title: The Arcane Art of Misdirection

17. Author: Sarah Wilson
Title: I Quit Sugar

18. Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Title: Wicked as They Come (Blud, Book 1)

19. Author: Kelly Williams Brown
Title: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

20. Author: Andrea Kane
Title: Lockdown

21. Author: Patricia Rosemoor
Title: Hot Note

22. Author: Allison Brennan
Title: Vacation Interrupted

23. Author: Vicki Hinze
Title: Wed to Death

24. Author: Julie Kenner
Title: The Honeymoon

25. Author: Lee Child
Title: I Heard a Romantic Story

26. Author: Laura Griffin
Title: Night Heat

27. Author: William Bernhardt
Title: After Hours

28. Author: Koko Brown
Title: Nerds Are Freaks Too

29. Author: Brindle Chase
Title: Lover Unexpected

30. Author: Sidney Bristol
Title: Flirting With Rescue

31. Author: Cristal Ryder
Title: Elemental Heat

32. Author: Daisy Harris
Title: Lust After Death (Love-Bots, Book 1)

33. Author: Jane Graves
Title: Cowboy Take Me Away (Rainbow Valley, Book 1)

34. Author: KB Alan
Title: Sweetest Seduction

35. Author: Victoria Vane
Title: A Breach of Promise

36. Author: Juliana Gray
Title: How to Tame Your Duke

37. Author: Lyric James
Title: Phoenix Kiss

38. Author: Tsh Oxenreider
Title: Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living

39. Author: Remy Richard
Title: Mardi Gras Magic

40. Author: Aimee Carson
Title: The Wedding Dress Diaries (The Wedding Season, Book 0.5)

41. Author: Kristen Ashley
Title: Fire Inside (Chaos, Book 2)

42. Author: Tracy Anne Warren
Title: The Princess and the Peer (The Princess Brides, Book 1)

43. Author: Ava Miles
Title: Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley, Book 1)

44. Author: Amy Andrews
Title: Girl Least Likely to Marry (The Wedding Season, Book 2)

45. Author: Haylie Pomroy
Title: The Fast Metabolism Diet

46. Author: Tiffany Allee
Title: Don't Bite the Bridesmaid (Sons of Kane, Book 1)

47. Author: Alexandrinha Abbott
Title: Curvy Girls Need Love

48. Author: Brooke Alpert
Title: The Sugar Detox

49. Author: Patricia Farris
Title: The Sugar Detox

50. Author: Heidi Rice
Title: Maid of Dishonor (The Wedding Season, Book 3)

51. Author: Rob Thurman
Title: Painted Love

52. Author: Kevin Hearne
Title: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

53. Author: Mark Henry
Title: The Sweeter the Juice

55. Author: Jaye Wells
Title: The Werewife

56. Author: Kelly Meding
Title: Freak House

56. Author: Lynn Viehl
Title: Her Ladyship’s Curse (Disenchanted & Co. Book 1, Part 1)

57. Author: K.A. Barson
Title: 45 Pounds (More or Less)

58. Author: Owen Wilde
Title: A Hot Run

59. Author: Loren Cordain
Title: The Paleo Diet

60. Author: Gina Lamm
Title: Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes (Geek Girls, Book 2)

61. Author: Ray Charbonneau
Title: R is for Running

62. Author: Sugar Jamison
Title: Dangerous Curves Ahead (Perfect Fit, Book 1)

63. Author: S. J. Harper
Title: Cursed (Fallen Siren, Book 1)

64. Author: Jill Escher
Title: Farewell, Club Perma-Chub

65. Author: S.A. Garcia
Title: Love in the Shadows

66. Author: Sherry Thomas
Title: The Luckiest Lady in London

67. Author: Delphine Dryden
Title: Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction, Book 1)

68. Author: Caris Roane
Title: Embrace the Magic (The Blood Rose, Book 2)

69. Author: Emily Croy Barker
Title: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

70. Author: Robert H. Lustig
Title: Fat Chance

71. Author: Naoki Higashida
Title: The Reason I Jump

72. Author: Victoria Morgan
Title: The Heart of a Duke

73. Author: Jennifer Rae
Title: Confessions of a Bad Bridesmaid

74. Author: Kimberly Raye
Title: Texas Outlaws: Jesse

75. Author: Tracy Solheim
Title: Foolish Games (Out of Bounds, Book 2)

76. Author: Debbie Macomber
Title: This Matter of Marriage

77. Author: Esther Blum
Title: Cavewomen Don’t Get Fa

78. Author: Rowan Speedwell
Title: Ghosts of Bourbon Street

79. Author: Darrin Wiggins
Title: Carb Cycling Shred Belly Fat Fast

80. Author: Cindi Madsen
Title: Cinderella Screwed Me Over

81. Author: Lowri Turner
Title: The Serotonin Revolution

82. Author: Alexis Morgan
Title: "The Christmas Gift" (in the Christmas on Main Street anthology)

83. Author: Cara Elliott
Title: Scandalously Yours (The Hellions of High Street, Book 1)

84. Author: Mikela Q. Chase
Title: Colour Me Undead