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Elite Romance 2018: New To Me Authors

by | Dec 25, 2018 | End of Year Survey | 0 comments

Elite Romance 2018: New To Me Authors

So today this is where we discuss my favorite new to me authors that I have discovered this past year and there are so many great authors that I took a chance on and I am so glad that I did!!! And I want to share my favorites of the  year. Its always such a heartwarming experience to discover fresh voices!!!

K. Bromberg

This is an author I have fallen in love with over the past and I had such fun seeing one of my favorite couples of the year get turned into film from Passionflix.

About K. Bromberg

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She recently released a two book, sports romance series, The Player and The Catch. Cuffed is the first book in her new Everyday Heroes trilogy. This three-book series will be about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them. The remaining standalones in the series are Combust (January 29th) and Cockpit (Spring 2018).

Anne Stuart

This is an author I saw a review for at  Hot Listens and just knew I had to try Ruthless and it was one of the best regency romances I have ever read. I loved this authors writing style (except for her abrupt endings) but her storytelling style is everything that I want in a romance.

About Anne Stuart

Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.

Her first novel was Barrett's Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25. Since then she's written more gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, series romance, suspense, historical romance, paranormal and mainstream contemporary romance for publishers such as Doubleday, Harlequin, Silhouette, Avon, Zebra, St. Martins Press, Berkley, Dell, Pocket Books and Fawcett.

She’s won numerous awards, appeared on most bestseller lists, and speaks all over the country. Her general outrageousness has gotten her on Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Women’s Day and countless other national newspapers and magazines.

When she’s not traveling, she’s at home in Northern Vermont with her luscious husband of thirty-six years, an empty nest, three cats, four sewing machines, and one Springer Spaniel, and when she’s not working she’s watching movies, listening to rock and roll (preferably Japanese) and spending far too much time quilting

Mariana Zapata

This is an author that I was introduced to earlier this year and I fell in love with her slow burn romances. Now sure I would want to read her books in print, but her audiobooks are amazing. Has some of the best narrators for her books.

About Mariana Zapata

began writing love stories soon after she learned how to spell. She probably shouldn’t admit that she started sneaking romance novels from her aunt’s bookshelves way before she was old enough to even understand what it meant when a man flipped up a woman’s skirt… don’t tell her mom. Luckily, she stuck to stories about princesses and princes for a while.
In her teens, she wrote boy band fanfiction (there’s still a website up somewhere on the internet with those masterpieces), and in her early twenties, she picked it back up again with Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight. Eventually, her significant other finally told her to do what she wanted to do and she began working on her original work. Her novels tend to include potty humor, bodily functions, and bad words.
Mariana lives in a small town called Pagosa Springs, Colorado with her husband/best friend, Chris Letchford, and their two well-beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Dane children, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk or historical romance novels. You can usually find her harassing her dogs, being a hermit at home or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.

K.A. Linde

I love a good vampire romance, and this year this author came out with an amazing vampire trilogy and I was hooked. I am so glad that I took a chance on this author that I had never read before and simply loved her writing.

About K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, The Wright Brother, and more than twenty novels. She grew up as a military brat and attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a Master’s in political science. She works full-time as an author and loves Disney movies, binge-watching Supernatural, and Star Wars.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

Helen Hoang

I will admit I took way longer picking up this author than everyone else but I am picky about cartoon like covers. So it took me way longer but I did enjoy her writing and was fun to try out a new debut author.

About Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Her journey inspired THE KISS QUOTIENT. She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.

Regan Walker

Regan Walker is someone that I have been friends with on Goodreads for years, and she recently started publishing books. And I had a fun time with her books.

About Regan Walker

Award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. Also an avid reader/reviewer of historical romances set in the 19th century or earlier. Author website: www.reganwalkerauthor.com. Historical Romance Review blog: reganromancereview.blogspot.com.

My stories will sweep you away, I promise. They are historically authentic with real historical figures as well as my fictional characters. (I do hundreds of hours of research for each book.)

Arnette Lamb

I am not sure if this author is new or not, I probably have seen her name around over the past years, but never came upon her books until recently and boy she writes fantastic medieval era romances. They are just classic and endearing.

About Arnette Lamb

Arnette Lamb was an American writer of 13 romance novels from 1995 to 1998. She was born in 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and she died prematurely from cancer on September 18, 1998. Her funeral service was held in the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.

Helena Hunting

This author is famous for her hockey romance and I recently got hooked on hockey romance this past year, they are superb.

About Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes everything from romantic sports comedy to new adult angst.


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