Jun 7 2012 8:11am

I Will Follow: Authors You’ll Read, No Matter What Genre They Write In

We’ve all got genres we don’t read at all, or read less of than you do your primary genre.

But there are always exceptions; you love a certain author’s writing, no matter whether she’s writing vampires or viscounts, and you’ll read her no matter what genre she writes in.

Do you have any “I Will Follow” authors? Who are they, and what genres do they write in?

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1. tanyak
My all time favorites are: Kresley Cole, Eloisa James and Lisa Kleypas. ANYTHING they write, I will read.
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
@tanyak: All good writers! I wonder if Cole will ever return to her historicals, and I'm interested to see how her YA series is.
3. AngelGailRose
Sherrilyn kenyon! I even read about zombies which I abhor! Also Linda Chaikin.
4. blomette
Kelley Armstrong is one; After reading her Otherworld series, I tried her Nadia Stafford books, and loved them, too.!
5. Bzbell
Good gosh yes! I would read anything Lisa Kleypas has written! If Sarah MacLean or Elizabeth Hoyt crossed genres, I would I'd have my nose in the crease of the book as soon as I could get my hands on a copy! Kresley Cole and Teresa Medeiros are other great authors I've followed.
6. Vol Fan
I have two absolutes. Kristen Hannah and Diane Chamberlain. I have never, ever read a bad book by either. In fact, they always seem to get better with each book. Chamberlain mainly writes what I guess would be either women's fiction or maybe considered mainline fiction. Not really sure, but she is absolutely excellent. Hannah has written several genres, but mostly sticks with the same as Chamberlain now, I believe.

I read anything they write and immediately when they are out. Cannot wait until paperback and have to preorder asap.
7. Merida
Elizabeth Lowell and Amanda Quick (A.K.A Jayne Ann Krentz). No matter what, I devour these two authors but Lowell is my favourite.
Elizabeth Halliday
8. Ibbitts
I have two: Sherrilyn Kenyon (and her HR counterpart Kinley MacGregor) and J. R. Ward (and her CR counterpart Jessica Bird).
9. Melissa B
Yup ~ Linda Howard. She could write cereal boxes and I'd read! Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood...a few I'll read no matter what ~ I like some books more than others, but their voice is so clear and compelling I'll always buy what they write. Oh, and JAK ~ under ANY of her names!
Ilona Fenton
10. felinewyvern
I could name Amanda Quick (A.K.A Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle ), Sherrilyn Kenyon (AKA Kinley McGregor), Angela Knight, Sandra Hill and so many more, that write over different genres and I would still read them. It's because they all have the knack of writing interesting stories that keep me hooked until the last page :D
11. Dani Koff
Jennifer Ashley, Jill Shalvis, JR Ward, Kresley Cole are my favorites, but No zombies, please...
Lege Artis
12. LegeArtis
Ilona Andrews- whatever comes from their fantastic mindes, I will read it.
Elizabeth Hoyt, Meredith Duran, Courtney Milan and Joanna Bourne are my favorite historical romance writers, so I guess I would want to read their work out of their signature genre. I just love their writing. It worked great for Jennifer Ashley.:)
13. alexander hollins
Harlan Ellison, Robert Aspirin, Raymond Feist, Carole Nelson Douglas, and grace chetwin. Of those still living, if I hear they have something new coming out, it is mine, no matter what it is.
14. Kathrin P.
Jill Shalvis! I don't care what she writes. I don't even bother reading summaries, reviews or any other info. I just buy - pre-order, in fact! I love her works and can never get enough :)
15. EvangelineHolland
Tough question...I think I'd follow Victoria Dahl to any genre, because she writes smart contemporary romances and smart historical romances without either sounding at all alike.
Sarah Farr
16. sarahdf84
Richelle Mead, Patricia Briggs, and Ilona Andrews are authors who I would buy without even reading a synopsis of the book. They never disappoint!
17. Dragon47
So many favorites! My must-read list includes (in no particular order):

Proven authors: Linda Howard, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Nora Robert/J.D. Robb, Jeannine Frost, Thea Harrison, Nalini Singh, J.K. Rowling, Lisa Kleypas

New-to-me authors: Laini Taylor, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Ann Aguirre, Jana G. Oliver, Linnea Sinclair, Veronica Roth, Kimberly Derting, Lili St. Crow/Lilith St. Crow, Courtney Allison Moulton, Isla J. Bick, Darynda Jones
18. DanielleB
Teresa Medeiros, Connie Brockway, Julie Quinn and my very favorite Lisa Kleypas.
19. filkferengi
Charlotte MacLeod, Andre Norton and Lois McMaster Bujold.
20. Lake Meme
I'm with all of you on the JR Ward following, especially the comments about her *ahem* muscular dialogue. Also Amanda Quick (aka .. aka ... aka), even tho' as time goes by I'm finding I can predict every plot point, the villain the first time s/he shows up, and sometimes even the dialogue. I've recently followed Mary Jo Putney into y/a (successfully) and Kathryn Smith the same direction (not so successfully). I would read ANYTHING Eloisa James, Meredith Duran or Elizabeth Hoyt decided to write. And Laura Kinsale as well, although she doesn't seem to be writing as much lately. I didn't warm to Teresa Medeiros explorations into vampires and twitter, but I still followed.
Joy Noonan
21. ctwmn54
I would have to say I have three that I will grab off the shelf no matter what genre they are writing in every time I see one. At the top would have to be Christine Feehan.I have collected all of hers in every series she's written.Then behind her I would add Laurell K Hamilton and Kerrelyn Sparks as I have also collected ALL of their's too.And of
course J R Ward's BDB series.
Tamara Mitchell
22. TammyM
J.R. Ward, Laurrel K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Kate Douglas, Gail Carriger, Karen Marie Moning, Anne Rice... I could list names all night! Those are my favorite paranormal/romance authors. I have favorites in pretty much all genres of writing.
23. Diane056
I will read anything that these authors write ( none are prolific wirters these day but I still own every book they have written) Linda Howard, Suzanne Brockman, Susan Elizabeth Philips, MaryJanice Davidson, Anne Stewart, Lisa Marie Rice and Jennifer Cruise. I do save for a reread and because they always seem to add one more in their onoing series are JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Larissa Ione and a few others.
24. L_Brinkley
Karen Moning, hands down for me. I have never read a book by her I did not absolutely love.
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