Book Recommendations

Romantic Suspense

Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series
Most of Linda Howard’s work, but especially Cry No More
There’s no point in me picking out a particular Jayne Ann Krentz book because they are basically all the same. But all good!
Lisa Marie Rice is a guilty pleasure for me. Midnight Angel is my fave.

Fantasy/Steampunk

The entire Iron Seas Series by Meljean Brooks, but my favourite is definitely Riveted
Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin
Bec MacMaster’s London Steampunk series
Alison Croggon’s Fantasy series beginning with The Gift
Darkfall and Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody. (When is Darkbane coming out???)
Sabriel by Garth Nix. The rest of the series is good, too.
Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows and Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier. Son of The Shadows is usually my default answer to ‘Favourite Book’ but it’s been a long time since I read it.
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Historical

Of course, Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase (Jessica is my everything). Mr Impossible is also amazing.
To Beguile a Beast and To Desire a Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt
Captive of Sin and Untouched by Anna Campbell
Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole. I even reviewed it here: Let It Shine Review
Amanda Quick (Of course)
The Perils of Persuing a Prince by Julia London
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
Nobody’s Darling by Teresa Medieros
All of Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove novels, but I think A Week to be Wicked is my favourite.
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St James
Texas Destiny and Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
A Dissection of Murder by Felicity Young
The Fitzhugh Trilogy by Sherry Thomas. Also, His at Night is delightful.
Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
As You Desire by Connie Brockway, but My Dearest Enemy was also great.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, beginning with Bitten
I’ve gone off J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but I still have a soft spot for Lover Awakened

Contemporary

I recently really enjoyed The SEAL’s Secret Lover by Anne Calhoun
I know everyone loves Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, but my favourite is Welcome to Temptation
I really enjoy Victoria Dahl. So Tough to Tame was great.

Erotic

Breaking the Silence by Katie Allen
Unbound by Cara McKenna