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:~: Friday, September 14, 2007 :~:

The Autobuy

Isn't it amazing how an author's work can vary in quality from piece to piece? I have an author who is basically an auto-buy -- I might not pick up the new titles immediately, but eventually, I buy everything this writer puts out.

The last two books I'd purchased had been rather disappointing -- a little so-so, more sex than story, almost like they'd been rushed to production.

But I bought the latest release anyway. And I'm so glad I did -- a rich plot, great characters, sizzling conflict. This book was every reason why I can't stay away from this author.

What about you? Any autobuy authors whose work you must have, even if sometimes it disappoints?



Blogger B.E. Sanderson said...

The only auto-buy I can think of right now is Allison Brennan. I love her writing style, her smart and gutsy characters, her on-the-edge plots. Otherwise, the only other authors I had on auto-buy are the classics, and I've already bought all of those I want.

Oh, and I just remembered I'm waiting for releases from Rachel Vincent (her debut novel has turned into a series, and I'm dying to read more) and Rick Riordan (his YA series has me hooked).

7:34 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...


JR Ward. Her newest book is coming out in a couple of days. I can't wait. Other authors on my auto buy list include Cindy Gerard, Judith McNaught and Roxanne St. Claire. I wasn't wild about Cindy's 5th ST release last year, but she made up for it with book #6, so like you, I was glad I kept buying her.

Fun topic. :)

8:18 AM  
Blogger Linda Winfree said...

Then, there was the one I bought by a new-to-me author yesterday. The cover was great, the first few pages were good, the blurb made me sure this was going to be a good read . . .

I want my $5.50 back! Sigh.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...

No autobuys for me. Too many times I've had that experience:

I want my $5.50 back!

5:19 PM  
Blogger spyscribbler said...

I don't do many auto-buys. Nora (she almost fell off my list, but SO redeemed herself with High Noon), Barry Eisler, Laurell K. Hamilton, Joseph Finder ...

That's all I can think of, at the moment.

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Pam B. from Washington said...

It's very seldom anymore that I find an author that is so consistently good that I can't wait for their latest release. I guess Susan Elizabeth Phillips would be about the only one.

I'm with Linda, as I have read so many disappointments lately from authors that previously wrote excellent books. It's as if the books have no soul, and I could care less about the characters. I wonder if the pressure of writing more and more books is getting to some of these popular authors.

Anyway, the real reason I'm posting here is because I wanted Linda to know that she "ruined" my weekend. Instead of working on my own book and doing all the chores I needed to do, I spent my free time reading "His Ordinary Life." Great job again, Linda. You are one my list of "autobuys" by the way.

Pam B.

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