Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday [7]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is:

Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

The following authors are in no particular order, but all deserve more props & recognition for their writing.

First up is Marie Hall. She does a great job of creating new worlds, characters with depth and personality, and adult scenes that come across as steamy and not smutty. Everyone should go read the first book in her Kingdom series, Her Mad Hatter, which at this time is free on Amazon here.

Next we have Andrea Lynn Colt, whose book Torched was a clean, young adult whodunnit that had me guessing right up until the very end. She created a nerdy, gorgeous book boyfriend of mine that more readers should get to experience.

Tabitha Suzuma is arguably best known for her novel Forbidden, due to the amount of taboo that circles the romantic couple about whom the story is about- a brother and sister. Her books are beautifully written and driven with passion and emotion. Though she is in fact a known author, I think she deserves to be a household name.

Helen Landalf's novel Flyaway is a haunting, gritty, emotional read that I definitely savored upon reading. Why this hasn't been read more often, I haven't a clue, but it's worth reading and is a book that will stick with you after its been finished.

Oh my gosh, Miss Candace Jane Kringle. This girl is hilarious. North Pole High is a funny and sweet holiday feel good read that is admittedly a bit silly, but helped to get me in the holiday mood. Featuring talking animals, mischievous elves, and Santa's little girl, this is a hilarious find. She's just as funny and sweet outside of the book- I love talking with her!

Carol Rifka Brunt is another author whose beautiful, emotional prose deserves more credit and recognition. Tell the Wolves I'm Home was my favorite 2012 read, and it had me emotionally invested in the story in just a few pages. This is another story that will stay with you long after you've read it. A book with LGBT themes, this is not to be missed.

Mingmei Yip is a Chinese author that I've only had the pleasure of reading once, but it was enough to make a lasting impression. She writes prose that is so beautiful that it could be poetry. She uses fine details that immerse the reader in the world that she sets the novel in, and she deserves more recognition for even just that skill.

Nora Olsen stands out to me because she took a very trendy book genre right now, dystopian, and added her own LGBT twist to it. In my opinion, there needs to be more books like this out there.

Emma Michaels has a great talent for writing, and it shows in her book Owlet. The whole book has a magical, dream-like tone to it, and that made this writing stand out to me.

And finally, I come to my final pick: Kimberly Krey. She not only creates unique story lines but characters that are likable and complex, and in the case of one Calvin Knight, ridiculously sexy and charming. Plus, Kimberly is a total sweetheart and I love when authors are friendly and approachable.


  1. This is an amazing list, and every author on it (along with the books) is one I want to read! This list just makes me more anxious to get started!

  2. I've seen Forbidden around quite a lot so it must be pretty good! I like the cover. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Interesting list - I haven't read any books by these authors - but Carol Rifka Brunt's Wolves is on my reading list.

    Tanya Patrice

  4. I loved her book, I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I've only read Marie Hall and I have Hook's Pan waiting from Netgalley right now! SQUEAL! :) I'll have to check out the other books on here, as most of them I've never even heard of. Following you now on GFC.

    My TTT:

  6. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get approved for Hook's Pan (I did, and loved it!)

  7. Sww-eeeeet! Thank you! This rocks! I'm going to take a screen shot of this, print it out, frame it, and smile at it each morning! Haha! You are awesome! Much thanks to you! :)

  8. Hahaha you're most certainly welcome!