This week's question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
Gosh this is a tough one! I usually throw my favorite quote out there as an answer.
I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens. -Danielle (Ever After)However this time I'll elaborate I bit by going over some important authors.
First up JK Rowling. After reading her Harry Potter books she made me realize that I could read books for more then just passing my English classes. It was fresh and a whole new world to experience, the realm of Fantasy. After my descent into Wizards and Witches land I couldn't bring myself to leave.
Kate Forsyth is another author that cemented the deal. Her unique writing style and the Irish like land captivated my heart. The dialogue was daring, how many authors can pull off old Irish (hope that's what you call it)? Book after book of entertainment: battles, love drama, witches magic, and redemption. The idea of a land were Witches came across space and time to find sanctuary from persecution on earth fascinated me. Then when the reader comes in Witches are being hunted again, and now is the time to fight for freedom. Plus, the evil villain is a female!
Forsyth was the point of no return. Robin McKinley, Patrician C Wrede are also culprits in my descent into book addiction.
Urban Fantasy addiction didn't hit until one faithful day I stumbled across I free read for Guilty Pleasures by Laura K. Hamilton. She fed my very unhealthy addiction for vampires and other terrors of the mind. Gritty and to the point with a kick ass heroine I had to have more fangs. Soon I was spiraling down even deeper. Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Rachel Caine, and Rob Thurman.