Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Favorites From... Amanda Carlson

Amanda Carlson

I don’t get much read time these days, but for full on reading enjoyment you can’t go wrong with these authors:

My favorite historical romance author is Georgette Heyer. I discovered her about fifteen years ago and each book is like opening a new gift. I started collecting them immediately off eBay (they were actually my first foray onto eBay!) and never looked back. I have hundreds. Some of my personal faves are The Grand Sophy, Arabella, The Toll-Gate, and The Convenient Marriage. She writes in a voice perfect for the genre. I think she’s brilliant.

On of my first reads in PNR was Kresley Cole. I hadn’t read much of the genre before her, so she literally popped my genre “cherry” with her Immortals After Dark series. And can I say it was an awesome way to pop! She has an amazing voice. (Voice is huge for me.) Her characters jump off the page and her sex is diiiirty. Start with the first and read all the way through. You won’t be sorry.

Jane Yellowrock is badass and one of my very favorite urban fantasy heroines. Faith Hunter is at the top of the urban fantasy food chain for me. Her writing is flawless and her world absolutely rocks. I like my heroines tough with a mind of their own. Faith delivers every single time. If you haven’t read Jane yet, I urge you to pick one up. The story is original and Faith writes action all day, everyday.

My happy go-to place has always been humor. I love to laugh. And for that it’s always David Sedaris. I laugh until I cry when I read one of his books. They are the only books I’ve ever read out loud so my spouse can enjoy by proxy. (Often much to his dismay.) I’ve been known to yell, “Wait, wait…there’s one more,” laughs too hard to speak, “you gotta hear this one. It’s the last one. I promise.” “No wait, there’s just one more…” Me Talk Pretty One Day is one of his best, but they all rock if you love to laugh.

Amanda's bookshelf

I’d like to thank Red Hot Books for inviting me to chat about books I love. There’s nothing better than an excellent book—a book that leaves you with happy tingles is a true gift. If you’d like to find out more about me and my debut FULL BLOODED, I’m in all the regular places. For more info visit my website at: www.amandacarlson.com

Thanks to Amanda Carlson for sharing these recommendations today. I asked Amanda to be a part of the feature because I really enjoyed her debut, Full Blooded. It features a kick-ass werewolf heroine who is the only one of her kind. It's got plenty of action and at least one hot roll in the hay.  Check out my review for more deets.

In the meantime, you have a chance to win one of Amanda's recommendations. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win Skinwalker, the first in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter.  US Only please.

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At Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 2:25:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! I hope I win! Thank you!

At Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:23:00 PM CDT , Blogger Maris said...

I'm currently on book 4 of Kresley Cole's Immortal series. Love the world she created with all the different creatures of the lore. Can't wait to read Lothaire's book. For some time now, I've been thinking about reading Skinwalker, so I was thrilled to see it was the giveaway. Glad to know you enjoyed the series. I love discovering new authors. I have your book (Full Blooded) on my list to read as well and I'm looking forward to meeting you in St. Augustine's mini con. Thanks for the interview. :)

At Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:22:00 PM CDT , Blogger Lexi said...

Can Amanda Carlson be one of my faves? =)
I love the IAD series as well, can't wait for more.

At Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:48:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jolene and Family said...

This is a series I've had on my wishlist for a little while now. I've heard such good things about it

At Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:00:00 PM CDT , Blogger jmcgaugh said...

Amanda, I had to reply to this because of your love of Georgette Heyer. She was the author who really turned me on to reading and to Regency romances. I still have them all proudly on my keeper shelf. I haven't read Faith Hunter's books, yet, but they're on my list.

At Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:27:00 AM CDT , Anonymous bn100 said...

The IAD series is great.

At Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:03:00 PM CDT , Blogger Texas Book Lover said...

This is the second time this week I have seen the Jane Yellowrock series recommended...I am officially intrigued!


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