A few of the things that inspire me:
Alessandra Torre – Her books are hot, funny and constantly unique. Brad de Luca from the Innocence trilogy makes me rethink the importance of monogamy. She is a personal idol of mine and happens to be extraordinarily nice too.
Nora Roberts – The queen on romance novels, including fantasy and suspense romances, her novels were my springboard to romanticism. I have read everything she has published and when I need to decompress, I pick up one of her novels to reread.
Karina Halle – everything she writes is unique and fresh. I started with her Experiments In Terror series (Dex and Perry forever!) and have been an avid fan ever since. Plus, she is a fellow British Columbian!
C.D. Reiss – I adore every word she places on the page. Her serial novels are beautifully written and explore the complexities and rawness of sex and intimacy.
E L James – Many people take issue with Fifty Shades Of Grey but no one can argue with her influence over the erotic romance genre. She is a savvy business woman and author, and, to be honest, I love her books despite their depiction of a not-so-healthy relationship.
K.A. Linde – A political science graduate who turned to writing and produce one of my favourite series, The Record series, about a politician and a university reporter. She continues to wow me with her prose and I love that she constantly produces work so I don’t have to wait long between fixes.
K.C. Martin – Becoming His Muse is one of the best series I have ever read, well-written and complex. Her other works are great too, including London Lace about a modern day Lord (cue swoon).
Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Her novels are a delightful escape. I devour each one within hours of its publish date. My favourite has to be his Chicago Stars series about hunky football players.
R.K. Lilley – Her books explore the importance of vulnerability between the protagonists which is something that I absolutely love given the never ending strength of most romantic heroes. The Wild Side series hits almost all of my fantasy notes.
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