Some months back, when I first saw the schedule and realized I was going to get to blog during Valentine’s Week, I found myself feeling very appreciative at having ten truly wonderful women on Magical Musings with me — all of whom have been incredibly kind, generous and supportive since the moment I was first introduced to them. And I thought, hey, if we hung out regularly in real life, I’d be giving them a valentine this week. Or some chocolate. Or at least a frosted, heart-shaped cookie.
But, since many of us live in vastly different regions of the world — and cookies tend not to travel all that well via airmail — I’m sending a virtual valentine to my friends and sharing a tiny taste of what I think is so fabulous about their writing:
Amy Atwell ~ I love that you have a theater background and that you put your knowledge of drama so wonderfully to use in your fiction.
Cynthia Eden ~ Your paranormal heroes are so sexy, my pulse begins to race just thinking about them.
Dale Mayer ~ The suspense you’ve managed to create in both your adult and YA reads are truly compelling.
Edie Ramer ~ Your novels are packed with characters who are not only heartwarming and charming but, also, delightfully humorous.
Karin Tabke/Harlow ~ I love the wonderful passion and suspense in your books and especially enjoyed the heart-pounding tension of the L.O.S.T. missions.
Liz Kreger ~ You’re talented at creating fast-paced romantic story lines mixed with inventive science-fiction/paranormal plots.
Lori Brighton ~ I’m impressed by your versatility in writing across the genres with hot historical romances, intriguing paranormals and fresh young-adult novels, too.
Maria Geraci ~ Your big-hearted, funny, romantic women’s fiction tales have been long-time favorites of mine.
Michelle Diener ~ Not only is your new series full of intrigue, mystery and art, but I love the way you’ve imbued every page with rich historical detail.
Misty Evans ~ You’re able to write believably across a number of genres, and I’ve loved reading both your stories of spies and danger, as well as your wickedly fun paranormals.
Thank you all for being so delightful to blog with throughout the year… XOXOs to each of you!!
To all of the lovely readers, I hope you had a very Happy Valentine’s Day…and I ask: What’s the name of an author you’ve read recently that you admire? And what’s one or two things about that author’s work that you feel he/she does particularly well?
It’s my turn to get to offer a giveaway, so one random commenter will win a signed trade paperback copy of A Summer in Europe on Sunday night. (I’ll post the winner’s name in the comment section by midnight.) Good luck, and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!