Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2 New Authors of 2009 That Blew Me Away

I read a lot of books this year. Probably more than I have read in the several years before this combined.

Somehow I got away from reading- probably due to the fact I always had a kid attached to me or needing me or a business to run before this past year. This past year business was next to nothing, kids are growing up even thought he little guy is still a handful he is no longer actually attached to me all the time and I wanted to escape- if only in words so I went back to reading- a lot.

This past year I really delved back into my first love- books and really put that into this site, Fang-tastic Books.

I discovered so many amazing authors I had not yet read and I have a huge list of authors and books still on my to-read list.

I also had the chance to read the books of several brand new authors that debuted in 2009- two really stood out.

Kimberly Frost and Chloe Neill.

These two ladies hit the ground running with their debut books and the series's have really taken off.

Kimberly Frost's Southern Witch series is full of so much wit, Texas charm, uncanny humor, and enough sub plots and strong characters to keep you reading and wanting more. The series is pure magick on the page.

Then there's Chloe Neill.

This writer packs a punch in her new Chicagoland Vampires series. If you want a vampire series with serious bite, snarky humor and plenty of twists and turns...these books are for you.

The first two books have me so hooked I can't wait to read the third which comes out in July.

Chloe also has a YA series. The first book is Firespell hits stores January 5th. After reading her Chicagoland series I am eager to try her YA series as well.

If you haven't read these authors you must add them to your to-read list.

Any suggestions in who else I should add to mine?

Any debut authors blow you away this year? Any books really just grab you? Tell me about them, I'd love to hear.


ParaJunkee said...

I haven't read Frost by I just read Some Girls Bite and that book blew me away!

Amanda Leigh said...

I have Would Be Witch by Kimberly Frost, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have so many books sitting around here. Chloe Neill is on my To Buy list. Glad to know they are both worth it!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

They are so very worth it. Very excellent books you'll love them.

booklover0226 said...

I have both authors on my ever growing wish list.

I went through a fantasy phase this year and read 2 books by Greg Keyes; they are from the The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series. Though he's not new, the series blew me AWAY and I'm anxiously awaiting the next 2 (and final) books in the series.

Bard Girl said...

I love Kimberly Frost's series. I just got the first book of the Chicagoland Vampire series. I can't get away from the vampires. Just be sheer dumb luck I picked up a James Patterson book and hello vampires.

Well that amuses me since my word verification is prick.