Delighted to be taking part in the blogtour for Fierce Grace – thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me. Today we are going to find out who author Jess B Moore has chosen as her top ten romance authors author, Jess B Moore. I have to confess that I’m not familiar with any of them so will be checking them out to find out more about them.
My Top Ten Romance Authors
Primarily, I am a romance reader. I gravitate toward Contemporary and New Adult.
Sappy. Angsty. Sweet. Quirky. Sexy. Bring it on!
As a romance writer, I now consider reading romance not just a pleasure, but part of my job. It’s great research into the craft, and can be wonderfully inspiring.
Ten: Rosalind James
I read Just This Once (Escape to New Zealand, #1), and got immediately hooked. Read the ten book series one after the other in a mad rush. I don’t typically do sports romances, but this rugby series won me over. Plus I feel like I learned a ton about New Zealand. Loved each storyline and set of characters!! Plus she has four other series to choose from! Wow.
Nine: Claire Contreras
My first – and favorite – of her books is Kaleidoscope Hearts. All the characters go way back, and have sweet nicknames from childhood, which made them all the more endearing. I dig the friends to lovers thing, and all the drama it entails. Years later I went back to read the next two books in the Hearts series, and loved them!! She has three other series that are on my to-read list! Check her out.
Eight: Kylie Scott
By all accounts I’ve read her books backwards. I started with the Dive Bar series – yes, please, more like this. The bar is fabulous, the owners troubled and wonderful, the love stories very steamy. Then I went back and read the Stage Dive series. Yummy musicians galore. So much drooling.
Seven: Jamie McGuire
Beautiful Disaster was my gate-way book into romance. A friend sent me the link to the book, said I had to read it, and my oh my. You should hate Travis. He’s bossy and violent and beyond stubborn. And Abbey? Oh please with your Vegas and gambling and trying to hide away at the private college. But let me tell you, this book – as well as the series – pulled me in. No, dragged me under. I fell hard for Travis and his brothers and their stories.
Six: Devney Perry
Jamison Valley is a character of its own, setting the tone for these books. The Montana wilderness and small town are vital as well as intriguing (for this southern girl especially). Alpha males and strong females, loads of adventures, and love that leaves you cheering. Such fun! I’ve also read and loved The Birthday List, a stand alone, and plan to read the Lark Cove books this year.
Five: Tammara Webber
One word: Easy. It’s absurd how many times I’ve read this book!! As she finished out the series, I quickly devoured them all. Went back and read her Between the Lines series as well. I prefer the Contours of the Heart books – which starts with Easy – as they touch on big issues such as sexual assault and race in a way that blends perfectly with the storylines.
Four: Sally Thorne
If asked, I would say I didn’t enjoy a slow burn romance, or one with office politics. Then I read The Hating Game, and wow, game changer (awful pun intended). The strawberries! Josh! All the games!! This book is everything. All her fans have been waiting, impatiently, for her second book 99 Percent Mine which is expected to be released January 2019.
Three: Kasie West
These are the only YA books on my list. Kasie West is the Queen!! Her books are, for the most part, stand-alone. You can pick one, read it, pick another, with no worries about order. I have absolutely fantastically loved each and every one. Go, right now, and read one of her books! (Then you’ll want to read them ALL).
Two: Susannah Nix
Her trio of Chemistry Lessons books are truly smart, funny, and unforgettable. Each one is better than the last, with the third – Advanced Physical Chemistry – being my favorite! She’s working on a new series, and I’m over the moon excited for Rising Star to release soon!!
One: Penny Reid
What can I say? I hang on her every word. I go back and re-read her books within seconds of having finished them, because they are that good. Even the ones I don’t think I’ll like, I end up loving best! What sorcery is this? Knitting in the City – set in Chicago, each member of the knitting group gets her own book. All smart wonderfully capable women. Quirky doesn’t even begin to describe her characters. The Winston Brothers series, swoon, are you kidding me? I don’t even like beards in real life, and she has me lusting over every single bearded Winston Brother. Plus, have you seen the cross-stitch covers? Gah.
Whew, now I’m all worked up, and can’t wait to get lost in my favorite romance books.
With mirth & moxie,
Jess B. Moore
Annabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.
Asher Grace knows who he is and what he has to offer. Nothing. A poor boy from the wrong side of town, steel worker, with too much weight on his shoulders as he is trying to hold his family together. Best choice is avoiding too-sweet-for-her-own-good Annabelle at all costs.
Annabelle falls in love with the way she comes to life with Asher. He awakens a hunger for life and love in her that she didn’t know she possessed.
Asher must learn his worth beyond his upbringing and his past. Annabelle must learn to stoke the fire of life as it burns within her and learn how close she can get before the flames lick her.
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Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.
Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.
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