Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 New (to me) Author Challenge

I've done this challenge for the past four years and discovered some great new-to-me authors along the way (not hard to believe since I've read 376 new (to me) authors from 2010 to 2013). My favorite authors I "discovered" over the past few years are C.C. Galloway, DJ Gross, Larissa Ione, Robin LaFevers, Abigail Roux, Riley Shane, Cherise Sinclair, Dee Tenorio, and Lynn Viehl.

The Challenge: Read 20 or more books this year by authors you’ve never read before.
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

My list:
1. Author: Jenn Bennett
Title: Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties, Book 1)

2. Author: Nicola Marsh
Title: Romance for Cynics

3. Author: Natasha Turner
Title: The Supercharged Hormone Diet

4. Author: Mark Bittman
Title: VB6

5. Author: Wendy Sparrow
Title: Cursed by Cupid

6. Author: Alfred Birnbaum
Title: Zen for Cats

7. Author: Riku Kanmei
Title: Zen for Cats

8. Author: Kyle Adams
Title: Blah Blah Valentine’s Day

9. Author: Macy Beckett
Title: Make You Mine (Dumont Bachelors, Book 1)

10. Author: Barbara Silkstone
Title: Cairo Caper (Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider, Book 3)

11. Author: Naomi Howland
Title: The Better-Than-Best Purim

12. Author: Scarlet Wilson
Title: The Heir of the Castle

13. Author: Allie Brosh
Title: Hyperbole and a Half

14. Author: Leslie Kelly
Title: Double Take

15. Author: Helen M. Ryan
Title: 21 Days to Change Your Body

16. Author: Vivian Arend
Title: All Fired Up (DreamMakers, Book 1)

17. Author: Meg Benjamin
Title: Bolted (Promise Harbor Wedding, Book 2)

18. Author: Lauren Jameson
Title: Breathe (In Vino Veritas, Book 2)

19. Author: Christina Lee
Title: All of You (Between Breaths, Book 1)

20. Author: Stephanie Julian
Title: Over Exposed (Salon Games, Book 3)

21. Author: Olivia Mayfield
Title: The Inheritance

22. Author: Catherine Mann
Title: Shelter Me (Second Chance Ranch, Book 1)

23. Author: Mary Behre
Title: Guarded (Tidewater, Book 2)

24. Author: Ellis Carrington
Title: Yes, Sir

25. Author: Lawna Mackie
Title: Quinn’s Christmas Wish (Bandit Creek, Book 7)

26. Author: Steve Hockensmith
Title: An Introduction to Jewish Myth and Mysticism

27. Author: Patricia Briggs
Title: Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5)

28. Author: Elle Daniels
Title: He’s No Prince Charming (Ever After, Book 1)

29. Author: Bailey Cates
Title: Brownies and Broomsticks (Magical Baking Mystery, Book 1)

30. Author: Virginia Nelson
Title: While You Were Writing (Watkins Pond, Book 2)

31. Author: Richard Betts
Title: The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That

32. Author: Shannon Richard
Title: Undeniable (Country Roads, Book 2)

33. Author: Julia Kent
Title: Shopping for a Billionaire (Shopping for a Billionaire, Book 1)