Favorite All-Time Writer: Nora RobertsI know, terribly original. But I discovered her 20 years ago, so I was ahead of the curve on this one. ;) If there was ever an author that inspired me to become a writer, it's Nora. I've reread certain books of hers so much they've literally fallen off the bindings. She's as close to comfort mac & cheese for me as any author I've come across.
New Favorite Writer: Jeaniene FrostI've read Halfway To The Grave four times. Yes, four. Jeaniene's the only author to join Nora on my favorite writer's shelf in twenty years.
Favorite Erotic Romance Writer: Mari CarrI love her work. She's the first ebook author that became a "must buy" for me on her release days, and much like Nora inspired me to write, Mari's work helped encourage me to give erotic romance writing a try.
Favorite New-To-Me Writer: Selena RobinsI picked up What A Girl Wants last week on a whim from Samhain, because the author had posted some excerpts I enjoyed. I was, quite simply, blown away. Her writing is fun, romantic and sexy and has so many more levels than you expect when you start reading. What A Girl Wants is going on my keeper shelf.
Favorite Singer: Gary Allan (pictured)
He's got a voice that could make a phone listing sound sexy. He has such richness to his vocals and he's my go-to-guy when I need inspiration for a sexy hero. Actually, Sterling in my current WIP, Giving It Up, is based on Gary a bit. I needed a hot, bit different than the norm cowboy...and Gary fits that to a T.
Favorite Group: Fleetwood MacAdore them. Lindsey Buckingham and a guitar...c'mon, swoon worthy, right? Five minutes of guitar licks is as sexy as it gets to me.
All-Time Favorite Group: The EaglesI'm a sucker for a story song and the Eagles are masters at composing those. I know the lyrics to most of their songs and could probably sing backup for them on tour.
That's it for now...anyone who'd like to share some of their favorites in the comments, I'd love to hear them!