HEY AGAIN FRIENDS! IT IS DAY 4 OF V.I.R. WEEK AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ TODAY'S V.I.R POST BY DEBBIE BOSCIA! SHE HAS FANTASTIC TASTE IN BOOKS AND AUTHORS AND A WONDERFUL STORY TO TELL, SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK!
Hi Everyone! First off, I’d like to say a big thank you to Bec for the wonderful idea of VIR and for the honor of being chosen. Quite frankly I’m a little freaked out by being in the spotlight so to speak but the introvert in me will give it a go.
What can I tell you about me? Well, I have always loved books for as long as I can remember. I liked holding them, looking at them and collecting them but I really didn’t start reading books until 3rd or 4th grade when I was given the book “The Secret of the Old Clock” (Book 1 of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories). That was it. I was hooked. I loved Nancy and the gang. Honestly, I wanted to be Nancy. And yes, I still have my whole collection of Nancy Drew books although they are now packed away in the garage. So I started out my reading career as a mystery book lover and almost exclusively read books by female authors. Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton were among my favorites.
It wasn’t until about 2012 and I was well into my 40s that I stumbled into reading romance books. And yes, before I was one of “those” people. You know the ones that side-eyed the romance shelves at the bookstore with a sniff. Ignorant to the fact that the romance genre covers an enormous range of sub genres more than just historical or contemporary romance as I thought and vastly different than what I imagined. (I’m so sorry I was an idiot). If I had to guess, I’d say Lori Foster’s books were probably the first romance books I ever read and I loved them. I then branched out to the likes of Vivian Arend, Bella Andre and a whole host of others. It wasn’t long after and somewhere in the 1000+ ebooks I bought in 2012 that I found M/F erotica. Boy, was that an eye-opening read and a slippery slope down the rabbit hole. Lol.
Then one day as I spent hours searching Amazon for new books, I happened upon M/M romance and erotica. Holy crap!!! I thought I knew all the type of books I loved and I was wrong. So very, very wrong. The M/M genre sucker punched me and stole my heart and I haven’t looked back. M/M is almost 99% of all the books I read now. I’m sad to say I have no idea what was the title or author of the first M/M book I read. However, I do remember it was a short story about a guy attending the Scottish games and hooking up with one of the contestants—a big bear of a caber thrower.
It’s very difficult to say who my top 3 or 5 or 10 favorite authors are because there are so many that I love and autobuy. So I guess I’ll tell you the names of the couple authors that I continually reread while trying to decide which new book on my very long TBR list I want to read. I’m heartbroken to say that two of my absolute favorite authors passed away in 2017–Sandrine Gasq-Dion and AC Katt.
One of my favorites is Sandrine Gasq-Dion and her Assassin-Shifter series. This series speaks to me on so many levels. And I probably shouldn’t tell you how much I enjoy a good bad-guy-get-his-ass-kicked/kil
Another favorite reread is AC Katt’s Werewolves of Manhattan series. I love her shifter world of very wealthy and powerful shifter leaders and their “special” mates that come together as chosen family. I also love AC’s Indiscreet series which has a very light BDSM theme.
Frey Ortega is another favorite, I love all of his books but his Lykaios series is my fave! I love his Hidden Lake series too!
And finally there’s Charlie Richards’ Wolves of Stone Ridge, Kontra’s Menagerie, A Loving Nip and A Paranormal’s Love series. Her series contain a little something for everyone from wolves to a mixed-shifter biker gang to vampires, gargoyles, humans and even a demon or two or three. What’s not to like there?
I hope you’ll find new book friends to love. Thanks for reading and allowing me this opportunity to chat.
OMG, DEBBIE AND I HAVE MUCH THE SAME TASTE IN BOOKS! I HAVE REVIEWED ALL OF THESE AUTHORS SO CHECK OUT THE LINKS OF MY REVIEWS OF THESE AWESOME AUTHORS. DEBBIE IS RIGHT THE MM COMMUNITY LOST TWO AMAZING AUTHORS IN SANDRINE AND AC KATT LAST YEAR, THEY WILL BE REMEMBERED AND THEIR WORK WILL BE LOVED FOREVER!
SANDRINE GASQ DION:
BEC'S RYDE THE LIGHTNING REVIEW
BEC'S LOCKE AND KEY REVIEW
BEC'S A BEAT IN TIME REVIEW
BEC'S HIS OMEGA REVIEW
BEC'S REMY'S PAINTER REVIEW
BEC'S SCARRED MATE REVIEW
BEC'S MARKING KANE REVIEW
BEC'S ALEXEI'S MOUSE REVIEW
BEC'S RIGHT AS RAIN REVIEW
BEC'S NICODEMUS REVIEW
BEC'S A BILLONAIRES GAMBLE REVIEW
BEC'S ANSWERING HIS SONG REVIEW
BEC'S FALLING FOR THE ASSISTANT REVIEW
BEC'S DANCE WITH THE DEVIL REVIEW
BEC'S MERCENARY TRUST REVIEW
BEC'S MERCENARY CRUSH REVIEW
BEC'S CYRUS REVIEW
BEC'S BE MINE REVIEW
BEC'S PLAY BY THE RULES REVIEW
BEC'S AN UNFORGETTABLE BITE REVIEW
BEC'S DRIVING BORSCHT BATTY REVIEW
BEC'S CURLING UP WITH HIS CRITTER REVIEW
BEC'S BRANDING AN ICY HEART REVIEW
TOLD YOU I LOVED THESE AUTHORS AS MUCH AS DEBBIE :p! THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR DAY 4, AND THANKS FOR AN AMAZING POST DEBBIE! I WILL SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW FOR DAY 5, DON'T MISS IT!