Something new to try around here- a weekly Meme! We all know that I'm not the best at continuing with these things, but I thought I'd give it a try!
This week's theme is Stalker Day-- what author do you stalk?
Hmm.. Well I have a few authors that I tend to "stalk"..
My tried and true are :
#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand fashion, appearing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. Ms. Quinn is the youngest member of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, her books have been translated into 26 languages, and she currently lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
I have been in love with Julia's work for a while.. My favorite series is The Bevelstoke Series, but I love all her books! Romance! :sigh:
My reviews (before I really did reviews, so more like "thoughts") : Book List 2
Stalk her with me :
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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for Harper Collins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal, and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.
After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is a full professor in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. Her "double life" is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she's written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women's magazines such as More to writers' journals such as the Romance Writers' Report.
Eloisa...on her double life:
When I'm not writing novels, I'm a Shakespeare professor. It's rather like having two lives. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I'll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. It's like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances. Many of my novels have obvious Shakespearean resonances. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century. Recent examples are When Beauty Tamed the Beast (2011), which is partly based on “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and The Duke is Mine (2012), which includes some of the earliest extant bawdy limericks.
So I'm a writer, a professor, a mother—and a wife. My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.
Oh what can I say about Eloisa? The first time I read one of her books, I fell instantly in love and then scoured my library for every single other book of hers that they had.. She is an author that I will buy the book even if I've already read it so I can add it to my private library. My favorite series is The Desperate Duchesses Series. Romance, Dukes & Duchesses.. Definitely what I need to whisk me away from reality sometimes..
Stalk her with me :
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and my newer author is :
Olivia Hardin always realized how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
Olivia is a newer addiction.. Paranormal is a newer genre for me but oh my does Olivia do it well! I love her Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy.. In fact I stalk her daily, bugging her constantly to do more.. I NEED MY ROON!! Give me Roon's story.. Please Olivia.. Please! I need it! *sigh*
My reviews of her work : Witch Way Bends , Bitten Shame & Shifty Business
Stalk her with me :
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Because I'm lame and can't get the linky to work- check out some other Stalkers here and join in the weekly meme yourself!!