Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Angels' Blood Countdown: Ilona Andrews - The Kate Daniels Series

Winner: The random numbers have rolled and the lucky winner is Zealith! Zealith, please email me at nalinisinghwrites AT gmail DOT com.
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7 days to the release of ANGELS' BLOOD and only 1 till ANGELS' PAWN hits the e-shelves!!

Here's what Christine of The Happily Ever After... had to say after beginning ANGELS' BLOOD:

I started reading Angel's Blood last night and it is amazing. ..All the hype is true! Honestly, I'm only on page 133, but so far, it is really fantastic. The characters, the series premise, the conflict, the WORLD. Brilliant. Just brilliant. You're going to love it!

As part of the countdown celebrations, I declare today Ilona Andrews' day!!

Yes, that's right, not only do I have signed copies of Magic Bites & Magic Burns thanks to Ilona Andrews, I also have an ARC of Magic Strikes courtesy of the wonderful Anne Sowards at Ace/Roc!

If you've been reading this blog a while, you know that Ilona is one of my favorite writers, and I'm certain Magic Strikes is going to be completely full of awesome. Click on the Ilona Andrews tag at the bottom of this post to read about Magic Bites and Magic Burns. You can also check out excerpts on Ilona's webpage.

Here's the blurb for Magic Strikes, which releases March 31st! (More Kate and Curran mmmm)

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot.

But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games - an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament - she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community...
To enter to win the entire set, all you have to do is leave your answer to this question in the comments (question courtesy of Amy): Which author would you target with a gun/ability/spell/whatever that makes them write the same great quality stuff, but FASTER (because isn't that what we all want - more great books by our fav writers)!?!?

136 comments:

Cathy said...

A couple of authors come to mind that I would love to put a spell on:

Laurell K Hamilton
Vicki Pettersson
Sarah McCarty
Shannon Butcher
Gail Faulkner

Heather said...

I have quite a few authors that I would like to do that to. Here are some of them: Christine Feehan, C.L. Wilson, Jacqueline Frank, Lara Adrian, of course Nalini Singh, and many more.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'd zap J.R. Ward with a speed writing/publishing spell. I love her books!

Chris said...

Excited about Angel's Pawn tomorrow!

I can't pick just one author... but I wonder how much anticipation I'd lose if some of my favorites wrote faster? Hmm.

Anyway, some of them would be J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, you, Karen Marie Moning, Jim Butcher, Eileen Wilks, Kelley Armstrong...

VampFanGirl said...

I wish this spell upon Meljean Brook. I love her Guardians Series and my withdrawl shakes are getting difficult to control since the recent posting of her new and ultra fabulous cover for 'Demon Forged'. I MUST HAVE THAT BOOK!

~VampFanGirl

Darcy Jo said...

Karen Marie Moning!!! I dream about the Fever series for weeks after reading the latest book. I MUST know who Barrons really is.

And C.L. Wilson, because I NEED to know what happened to the twins and their hot guards.

There are a ton more, but those are my top two a the moment :-)

donnas said...

Theres a couple I would do this to:

Vicki Pettersson
Karen Marie Moning
Eileen Wilks
Kelley Armstrong
Kim Harrison

are just a few. But if they did write faster I wouldnt have time to find new authors to read either like Kate Daniels or Nalini Singh or some of the many others that have been listed in the past couple days. My wishlist is growing by leaps and bounds.

tetewa said...

What a hard choice, here are some of mine: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Colleen Gleason, Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich.

Jennifer M said...

Like everyone else I can't come up with just one. A few of mine would be: Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole, Lora Leigh, and Lisa Kleypas

Susan said...

I would be busy for hours, there are so many great ones...but to narrow it down...
Kresley Cole
JR Ward
Nalini Singh
Carolyn Jewel
Jaid Black

Natasha said...

I was really excited about this question, until I thought about what it would mean for me! lol
a) I would be broke!
b) I wouldn't have any time as all I would be doing is reading
c) I have other authors I must read.
So, truthfully, I am happy to just get any new books!

hzilionis said...

Right now I'm chomping at the bit for new books in Richelle Mead's YA and Succubus series.

Lisa said...

I have several
Lora Leigh
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Christine Feehan
Jordan Summers
Patricia Briggs
Nalini Singh
Charlaine Harris

glennyeg said...

Oooh...Ilona would be #1 on my list. I need MORE. Also, Rachel Vincent and Kelley Armstrong...Well, maybe everyone, to be completely honest.

Sandy M said...

LOL, well, I'll choose a spell, don't think either me or the author wants a gun involved! There's so many to choose! C.L. Wilson, Kathryne Kennedy, Karen Marie Moning, JR Ward, Lora Leigh, Kresley Cole, Kathryn Smith...... It goes on forever!

alanajoli said...

Gosh, I can hardly keep up with all the amazing writers I like--they can keep writing at their own speeds!

However, if I could get a quick peek into the future to read Richelle Mead's next Succubus book before it came out... well, I'd definitely leap at that opportunity. I'm super excited for Ilona's new book, too, and if it ends on a cliffhanger, she's right after Richelle on my list. :)

Sandy M said...

ACK! And Nalini Singh, of course! OMG, that's an embarrassing omission! LOL, that's what I get for being too fast on the publish button!

Krisitne said...

I can't pick just one but my top authors are: JR Ward, Kim Harrison, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Libba Bray

Blodeuedd said...

JR Ward, Robin Hobb, Janet Evanovich, oh and the rest of all the authors I love :D
I do hate waiting and would love to get all my lovely books at once lol

Marnie Colette said...

I would Zap the following: (not in any particular order)

Meljean Brooks
Jeanine Frost
Katie Macalister
Karen Marie Mooning
Gena Showalter
CL Wilson
Sherilyn Kenyon

Katie said...

There are several:

Rachel Caine
Patricia Briggs
Charlaine Harris
Ann Aguirre
Matthew Reilly
John Birmingham
Jeri Ready-Smith

But like someone mentioned above, I would be beyond broke if this happened.

Rebecca Chastain said...

Like it was for everyone else, picking just one author is too hard for me. Here's my list:

Laurell K Hamilton
Karen Marie Moning
Charlaine Harris
Kim Harrison
Katie MacAlister

Christine said...

Oh, how cool to be quoted on your blog, Nalini! That made my day! I have to add that I finished Angel's Blood this morning and quite simply LOVED this book! Congratulations, Nalini. You've topped my charts with this one... and I'm sure you're going to top best selling charts as well! :)

My answer to your question would be Nalini Singh (Angel's Kiss in 2010?? *gasp* Too long!), Larissa Ione, Megan Hart, and Lisa Kleypas.

Poor Derek. I love his character. Can't wait to read Magic Strikes!

Nathalie said...

Hi! I can't wait to read your new series :D!

I also have a few authors I wish could write faster: JR Ward, Vicki Pettersson, Melissa Marr, Colleen Gleason,Lara Adrian, Cassandra Clare...yeah i could be here for a while lol

Christine said...

Oh! And Patricia Briggs!

Renee said...

Oh jeez, just one? Here are a few:

Patricia Briggs
Charlaine Harris
Ilona Andrews
Lisa Kleypas
Jim Butcher

KJsGrrl said...

Most definitely the following writers:

Nalini Singh (of course)
Kresley Cole
Gena Showalter

Lisa N. said...

My list includes Nalini Singh (of course!), J.R. Ward, Jessica Andersen, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, and Jean Johnson.

Hilcia said...

I few of them actually:

Nalini Singh for BOTH series now
Karen Marie Moning
Kresley Cole
Ann Aguirre
Mary Balogh
Elizabeth Hoyt

kim said...

Nalini Singh, without a doubt
Patricia Briggs
Jeaniene Frost
Kim Harrison
Jayne Caslte (aka Jayne Ann Krentz)
Angela Knight
Robin T. Popp

Nancy Clark said...

Ilona Andrews
Meljean Brook
Nalini Singh - the wait for Branded by Fire is killing me :)
Jim Butcher
Patricia Briggs
Rob Thurman
etc :)

shiegra said...

Wow. Hmm. Well, as long as it was a painless jolt, I would pick either Ilona Andrews or Lilith Saintcrow.

Barbarita V said...

Nalini Singh
Lisa Keyplass
Jennifer Labrecque
Lara Adrian
Larissa Ione
I wish Lisa Valdez will finishes her book "Patience" more than 3years of waiting.

shan seal said...

Teehee the list is endless really but here are the top 5
Terry Pratchett - cos we are not gonna have him for much longer :(
Ilona Andrews - kick ass books
Jeaniene Frost - ditto
Robin McKinley - more Damar books!
and Kelley Armstrong - gotta love strong heroines

Aymless said...

Well, I'd say Nalini, but we're getting 3 books and at least two novella this year! Man expectation are going be really high next year.

Otherwise...
1. CL Wilson: NEED Queen of Song and Souls
2. Anne Bishop: Love that Black Jewel World
3. Ilona Andrews: Need more Kate
4. Meljean Brook: Gotta love those Guardians.

Spark said...

JR Ward
LKH
Karen Marie Moning (I need more Barrons, now!!)
Patricia Briggs

Lexie said...

hmm...Ilona Andrews, Moira J Moore, Maria V. Snyder, Linnea Sinclair, Sharon Shinn, Anne Bishop (s'long as its the Black Jewels books!) and Shannon Hale. oh! and Jennifer Rardin!

twalls said...

Here's my list (I can't pick just 1!):

Nalini Singh
Christine Feehan
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Jayne Ann Krentz
Katie MacAlister
Lisa Kleypas
Lora Leigh
Erin McCarthy

idreamofthee said...

Ooh, I wish we had an actual ability to do this!

My authors would be:
Eileen Wilks
Anne Bishop
Ilona Andrews - I could read her every day, her blog is hilarious!
Meljean Brook - also hilarious
Kresley Cole - bring on the Nixie!

FD said...

If I had to pick only one....Lois McMaster Bujold.

Otherwise: Robin McKinley and Diane Duane tie for second place. Patricia Briggs, Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Ilona Andrews, Doranna Durgin, Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, Kristen Brittain, Michelle Sagara ... I could go on and on and on, so I'll stop before I babble.

*sigh* But you can't rush story.

What I'd really like is for certain authors to well... not be dead. There's something heartbreaking about finishing the last book by a beloved author, and knowing there will never, ever, be anymore.

jojane said...

I can't just pick one either so I would Zap any/all of the following:
Nalini Singh
Ilona Andrews
Patricia Briggs
Karen Chance
Kelly MCCullough
Rob Thurman
Lisa Shearin
P C Hodgell

MAer said...

Patricia Briggs
JD Robb
Nora Roberts
Old style Linda Howard
Nalini Singh
Meljean Brook
JR Ward

and many, many more..

Laura said...

oh, there are so many! But here are a few... well, more than a few, I guess...

Nalini Singh
Patricia Briggs
Ilona Andrews
Steve Miller and Sharon Lee
Zoe Sharp
Laurell K Hamilton
Lois McMaster Bujold
Sharon Shinn
Wen Spencer
Anne Bishop
Lilith Saintcrow

And that magic spell would also ensure that they are paid very generously, so they don't need day jobs, have health insurance, and can just write and write...

Too much to ask...? It is magic, right?

Denise said...

Ilona of course! She is leaving those snippets of Kate 4 on her blog and I'm dying to read Kate 3!

darwinstorm said...

To be honest I am always amazed at the speed at which authors get books finished, given the slow pace that I write at.

If I could use the spell though I would spell Isobelle Carmody for the Obernewtyn series.

(And if I had more than one application of the spell - JR Ward, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Lauren Willig, Richelle Mead.... ok everyone on my must read list).

Gita said...

Well, you of course ;). I can't wait for Mercy's book, after which I'll be anxious for the Dev's book, and the next book, and so on. I'm so glad that Angels' Pawn is going to be out tomorrow, and I'll be at the bookstore next Tuesday to pick up my copy of Angels' Blood.

But also:
Ilona Andrews (I can't wait for Magic Strikes - Kate!!!)
Ann Aguirre (must know what happens next)
C.L. Wilson (more Tairen)

and for some variety:
Joanna Bourne (awaiting Maggie's story)
Elizabeth Elliott (I hear she's almost done with her manuscript, after a loooong break)
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (I love a good, funny contemporary)

tolouse said...

Ilona Andrews
Patricia Briggs
Karen Chance
Jennifer Rardin
and of course Nalini Singh

just to name a few

kjway said...

Nalini Singh of course, I'm always anxious for the next book in the Psi/Changeling series. I also would definitely zap JR Ward, Christine Feehan, Eileen Wilks, Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews, just to name a few.

Zealith said...

Mercades Lackey, Patricia Briggs, and Ilona Andrews.

farscape-girl said...

OMG, I would have to say in order:

Karen Marie Moning

Ilona Andrews

Nalini Singh (better than most because you put more than 1 a year LOL)

Patricia Briggs

Judith McNaught (She only a puts a book out like every FEW YEARS now!)

Lisa Kleypas

Linda Howard

The only reason I'm not listing more is because I would fill the board LOL

LouiseD said...

Oooo, there are a few but these ones leap to mind:
- Nalini (obviously) although that said she is pretty speedy :)
- JR Ward
- Karen Marie Moning
- Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Suzanne Brockmann
- Linda Howard
That's just the top few romance authors, don't get me started on the fantasy authors.

oflindentrees said...

Kresley Cole
Richelle Mead
Nalini Singh (yes you!)
Karen Marie Moning
Gena Showalter
Sherrilyn Kenyon

to name a few! :)

okibi-insanity said...

Top 3 authors would be:

Jim Butcher
Nalini Singh
Ilona Andrews

But then if that happen, I wouldnt get things done. I would just read and read and read.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

I'd target Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, Stephen King, Bentley Little, Marta Acosta, Richelle Mead, and finally Nora Roberts (paranormals only).

Abigail said...

Right now, it would be Richelle Mead - only because she has THREE series currently in the works, and I adore all of them!

nightdweller20 said...

There are so many authors I'd put a spell on, and in no particular order: you, Karen Marie Moning, Ilona Andrews, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, P.C. Cast, Rachel Caine, Jean Johnson, Caitlin Kittredge, Neal Shusterman, Shayla Black, Jaid Black, Jeaniene Frost, Kim Harrison, Melissa de la Cruz, etc. There are so many great authors and books out there, and I want to read them all NOW! This giveaway would be a great opportunity to do so :P *Hint hint*

Lisa F. said...

Karen Marie Moning, I'm dying for the next one in her Fever series.

Erika Lynn said...

Jen Lancaster, Sue Grafton, and I would bring John Steinbeck back to life to write more!

Jennlor said...

Patricia Briggs
Ilona Andrews
Nalini Singh
Charlaine Harris

Rylie said...

Definitely Ilona Andrews.

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

Spari said...

I'll spell Kim Harrison, JR Ward, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh and Karen Marie Moning.

sixverstein said...

Hmmm... I would have to say... Melissa Marr. :) I simple LOVE her work, and it is just kiiiiillliiing me waiting for Fragile Eternity to come out! I'd certainly love it if her books came out faster!

ddsun said...

OK - the ones I obsess over are...

Ilona Andrews
Nalini Singh
Patricia Briggs
Cheryl Wilson
JR Ward
Eileen Wilks
Kresley Cole
Jacquelyn Frank
Jim Butcher
Laurell Hamilton
Karen Marie Moning
Elizabeth Lowell
Jayne Castle (and all her other names too)
Janet Evanovich
Linda Howard
Melanie Rawn
Mark del Franco
Robin Owens
Christine Freehan
Lara Adrian
Christine Warren
Larissa Ione
Linnea Sinclair
Kerry A Jones
Anne Bishop
Lois Bujold McMaster
David Weber
Karen Chance
Eve Silver
Meljean Brook

I'm sure I missed a few, but this'll do to get started with. :)

celeber said...

I have an excel sheet I keep track of numerous authors in. However if I had that wand I would have to make a trip to Canada and hit
Kelley Armstrong with the ability to right at lightening speed. She is my fav author. There are so many others, but I will always read her books first.

hayden said...

Well, Illona Andrews for one. Sherwood Smith, Melina Marchetta, Patricia Briggs, and Karen Marie Moning are all names that also quickly spring to mind.

RachieG said...

Oh my gosh!! I love this question!!

- J.R. Ward
- Nalini Singh :) Of course!
- Lora Leigh
- Jennifer Crusie
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
- Rachel Gibson
- Christine Feehan

Kara said...

Patricia Briggs, GRRM, Elizabeth Bear, LKH, Ilona Andrews... I could go on for days!

--Kara H.

miintikwa.livejournal.com

Joyce said...

You are definitely at the top of that list and so are:
Lora Leigh
Robin D. Owens
CL Wilson
Kathryn Shay
Deidre Knight
Brenda Joyce (Masters of Time)

frogscookie said...

Hmm only one? oh dear well I would love to encourage a lot of writers to write faster at the same quality maybe it (speeding the whole process up)would save them some stress and hassle and would certainly make me happier. Well my shortlist would probably be:
Ann Aguirre
Jeanine Frost
Kristen Brittain
Ilona Andrews
Keri Arthur
But I would have to pick Ilona as the snippets she is putting up on her blog are enough to drive any fan crazy especially Curran in the hot tub. I haven't even got my hands on book three and I can’t wait for book four and finding out more about Kate.

orannia said...

I can't pick one :) Hmmm:

- Nalini Singh (and if I could sit in your head and listen to the characters at the same time that would be even better :)
- JR Ward
- Patricia Briggs

Cami said...

I would immediately zap Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews with the "hurry up and write faster" spell as long as there was some sort of guarantee the quality would stay at their already high standards!!

Lili said...

For me, it'd have to be C.L. Wilson, Kresley Cole, and Christine Feehan. I would have included Nalini Singh, but since she's rewarding us with 3 books this year, I think she writes plenty fast.

Kate A said...

There are so many: Kelley Armstrong, Nalini Singh, Richelle Mead, Jeaniene Frost, Jacquelyn Frank, Deborah Cooke, Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rachel Caine, Gena Showalter, Patricia Briggs, PC Cast, and Brandon Sanderson

Haylo said...

How long can this list be?

Ilona Andrews
Jeanine Frost
Nalini Singh
Patricia Briggs
Maria Lima
Lora Leigh
Kim Harrison
Lisa Shearin

Every time I finish a book by any of these authors, i'm both happy with the story and upset because I have to wait for the next entry.

Angela said...

LOL. Please tell me where I can get one of these spells?? ;)

JR Ward
Nalini
Karen Marie Moning
Patricia Briggs

jeanette8042 said...

I have quite a few authors but jy main ones would be Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laurell K. Hamilton, J.R. Ward, and Lora Leigh.
I'm just waiting and waiting for new books to release!

Fantasy Dreamer said...

With a powerful mind spell I would bedazzled these authors to whip up new novels in a blink of an eye:

Charlaine Harris
CL Wilson
Lara Adrian
Gena Showalter
JR Ward
Kresley Cole

And I know as soon as I click the "Publish Your Comment" button, I will think of 5 more!

Renee Sweet said...

Assuming we could target the publishing house with the same speed-spell... ;) I'd go for Ilona, Mark Del Franco, Patricia Briggs and Marjorie Liu to start.

Karen W. said...

I LOVE the Kate Daniels series, so Ilona would be included in my answer. :)

Some of the others would be:
Patricia Briggs
Kim Harrison
Rob Thurman
Jeanne C. Stein
& our own Nalini.

Anonymous said...

Patricia Briggs
Anne Bishop
Jim Butcher
You! (Do I get brownie points for that? :))

Artangel from Hurog

quilly said...

That's easy -- Ilona Andrews! I was a fan of her's pre-Kate. She is awesome.

Then there's Lois McMaster Bujold -- amazing!

And I've just met your books so I have some catching up to do, but from what I've seen so far, you are a good canidate, too!

Missy said...

Do I have to pick just one...
Nalini Singh :)
JD Robb
Lora Leigh
Keri Arthur
Patricia Briggs
Vicki Pettersson
Ilona Andrews

Seriously I could keep going and going! I love to read!

pleiadeswoman said...

First, congrats on Angels' Blood!

Patricia Briggs
Ilona Andrews - natch
Charlaine Harris
Jim Butcher

Zhye said...

Diana Gabaldon (she's writes really great, looooong books with the trade off being we only get one every two or three years)
Sarah Monette (I want the fourth and final Melusine book and I want it now, I can't take the wait any longer!!!!)
Jim Butcher (I need more Harry Dresden and Codex Alera)
Charlaine Harris (OMG, are Sookie and Eric ever gonna get together and stay that way? Get lost Bill!!)
Holly Black (I need more urban faerytales please!)
Jeaniene Frost (Woo, more Bones!!)
Maggie Stiefvater (Where's "Ballad"? Gimme, gimme!!)

hedwigsangel said...

Ilona Andrews
Christine Feehan
Lilith Saintcrow
Angela Knight
Patricia Briggs
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lori T said...

A couple of authors come to mind for me:

Adrian Phoenix
Ann Aguirre
Jeri Smith Ready

Wow, there are just so many.

Sarah said...

I would use a speed writing spell on Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh and Michelle Sagara. It kills me that there's no release date yet for Cast in silence. I like it better when we know when our misery will end ... until the next book :)

danni said...

I'd have to zap J.R Ward, Nora Roberts, Nalini Singh(sorry), Kresley Cole, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Shelly Laurenston, Gena Showalter, Suzanne Brockmann, Angela Knight, Christine Warren, Shiloh Walker, Meljean Brook, and Robin D. Owens. Thats only the ones I can think of really quick. The actual list would go on..and on.

Josie said...

Narrowing it down I'd be zapping:

Lisa Kleypas
Kresley Cole
Charlaine Harris
Meljean Brook
And you Nalini!

Where can we get our hands on this spell anyways? :)

Karin said...

Wow, choosing just one author I'd like to hit with something to make them write faster is a hard choice to make. However, after a bit of consideration, I'll have to go with Gena Showalter. I am just anxious for more of her Lords of the Underworld.

sylverwolfe said...

I'd have to say either Alan Campbell, Patrick Rothfuss, or Anne Bishop. The first two are just getting their careers started relatively speaking but their debuts were so damn impressive that I want MOREMOREMORE!!! And Ms. Bishop has been a favorite of mine since I was in high school, and the past couple years she's trickled a few new books down the pipe, but I'm impatient for my brain candy.

jo said...

My can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on their-books authors are Nalini, Patricia Briggs, Rob Thurman, and Ilona Andrews (that's why I am dying to win this contest..hint..hint)

Pam P said...

Way too many, but a few with series I need to know what's going to happen next sooner than later:

Nalini !!
CL Wilson
Kresley Cole
Karen Marie Moning
Jeaniene Frost

Pamk said...

oh man there are so many
kresley cole
nalini singh
lora leigh
shiloh walker hunters
jeannine frost
rachel pride
cl wilson
JR Ward
jaid black especially her trek series. I would love to have the next one in that series.

Ashley said...

Humm, that power would be useful. Just a few authors would be: Laurell K Hamilton
Nalini Singh
Ilona Andrews
Karen Marie Moning
Kelley Armstrong
Rachel Vincent
To name a few...

zahra said...

Oh my gosh, if that actually existed...*sigh*. A few which come to mind are

Nalini Singh (of course)
Karen Chance (check out her books...they are AWESOME)
C.E. Murphy
J.L. Langley
Lora Leigh
Tamora Pierce
Patricia Briggs
Kresley Cole
Lisa Kleypas
Julia Quinn

Jeanne Ryan said...

I love these questions. I look forward to them each morning when I log on. They're better than coffee.

Rachel Caine. Maybe just maybe, she can write a book with an ending, or keep them coming so quick I don't throw them across the room in frustration.

Kristie said...

Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Rob Thurman, Jeaniene Frost and you!

Karen said...

Nalini Singh
Richelle Mead
Patricia Briggs
Anne Bishop

Anonymous said...

Here's my list:
Nalini Singh
Karen Chance
Jeaniene Frost
Jocelynn Drake
Ilona Andrews
Karen Marie Moning
Kresley Cole
Lilith Saintcrow
Patricia Briggs
Vicki Pettersson
Christine Feehan
and so many more...

~Shua

Sweet said...

You, of course Nalini. I'd love Hawke's book tomorrow. :)

Rianne said...

Too much to mention I think, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Julie Garwood, Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan, Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Meg Cabot, Christina Dodd to name but a few.

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

Barbara Bretton

chichaihana said...

YOU
Karen Marie Moning
Laurell K Hamilton
Kresley Cole

just to name a few :)

Midnight said...

Sandra Brown
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sunny
Lora Leigh
Maya Banks
Stephenie Meyer
Jet Mykles
Cassie Ryan
Jaci Burton
and of course Nalini Singh

just to name a few off the top of my head

Stephanie Gunn said...

Anne Bishop
Jaqueline Carey
Charles de Lint

Mieke said...

Lois McMaster Bujold
diana Gabaldon
Laurel Hamilton
Sherrylin Kenyon
Nalini Singh
C.L. Wilson

And that is the tip of the iceberg.

cheesebk said...

no one. don't get me wrong, there are many, many authors out there who's work I completley adore (e.g. one Nalini Singh ;) and of course also Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Karen Marie Moning, JD Robb, Karen Rose, Jim Butcher.... and so many others...) but I learned that working under more pressure than necessary is NOT good for quality. And I'd rather have quality. Besides, I'm not much for guns. I'm more a puppy dog eyes fan, myself ;)

can you see them? PUPPY DOG EYES!

ErikaM said...

If I could cast a speed spell...
Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Patti O'Shea, Michelle Sagara, Sharon Shinn, Patricia Briggs, Maria Snyder, Robin McKinley, Lorna Freeman, and, of course, Nalini Singh would be zapped this instant. Although I do like to read, and reread, stories by all of these authors. In fact, it's time to reread Ilona's Magic books a few times so I'll be ready for Magic Strikes. :)

Dannyfiredragon said...

Oh there are several:

Shannon K Butcher
Alexis Morgan
Jaci Burton
JR Ward

the list would be endless if I add them all

Leontine said...

If I could bewitch authors with such a spell my top 5 would be:
C.L. Wilson
Kresley Cole
Lisa Valdez
Anna windsor
and of course Nalini Singh!!

dracasadiablo said...

Tough choice, there are so many great writers. But right now : George R R Martin, Steven Brust, Jim Butcher, Anne Bishop, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs and Jeaniene Frost. Oh, and Terry Pratchett.

abac1024 said...

Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paolini (just so that the series wilL FINALLY finish), Garth Nix, Ilona Andrews, Anthony Horowitz, Scott Westerfield, Jim Butcher, Tamora Pierce.... *gasp* the list is TOO LONG!! (as you can tell, I skip around too much for genres so I still can't read most of the awesome books out there because there's too many T_T...)

areerat.c said...

The list is endless, here's some of the authors I'd love to put a spell on:

Ilona Andrews
Maria V Snyder
Jeaniene Frost
Patricia Briggs
Nalini Singh
Charlaine Harris...

May said...

Obviously Nalini Singh and also Liz Carlyle, Shelley Laurenston, and Kresley Cole.

Zara said...

Eee! So exciting! My answer is....Ilona Andrews! Need.More.Kate.Need.More.Curran.

Janet H said...

Can't pick just one, there are so many worthy authors. A few are Joey Hill, JR Ward, Shayla Black, Lora Leigh, Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Lynette Reynolds said...

I have a few
JR Ward
Charlaine Harris
Laurell K Hamilton
Jeannine Stein

Paula said...

Well, I'd love to read more books from Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole, Jennifer Crusie, Shelley Laurenston &
Patricia Briggs... to mention just a few. But would such pressure be good in the end? I have my doubts.

CrystalGB said...

I would choose:
Nalini Singh(of course)
Lara Adrian
Keri Arthur
Larissa Ione
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Elizabeth Hoyt
Lisa Kleypas

~Laney~ said...

Anne Bishop
Tara K Harper (or her publisher...)
Ilona Andrews (though they're doing a fairly good job so far)
Kristen Britian (omg 3 years betwen books is killing me)
Patricia Briggs

honestly though, kristen britian...her muse must be busy because it's been TOO LONG since her last book.

Eshani said...

Hmm...you of course ;)
and Karen Marie Moning, Kresley Cole, Jaci Burton, Nora Roberts, Ann Aguirre, Lauren Dane, Eve Kenin, Julie Garwood (historicals), and more (this really could get quite long)
However, I don't really mind a little anticipation either..

ilona said...

Like everyone else I have a long list of authors I wish could write faster.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Laurell K Hamilton
Nalini Singh
Susan Grant
Ann Aguirre
Christine Feehan
Angela Knight
Emma Holly
I could go on and on but won't, suffice to say I like reading books by great authors.

azteclady said...

Love the question!

Lemme see... here are a few (long list)

Nalini Singh
Suzanne Brockmann
Shiloh Walker
Lauren Dane
Ann Aguirre
Meljean Brook

I gotta say, though, that I know several of these already write quite fast--what is needed is a publishing industry that would put the books out faster than a year! :wink:

ddurance said...

I gotta go with Charlaine Harris and the Sookie Stackhouse series, because I can't get enough.

Deidre

Heather B. said...

YOU obviously
Lora Leigh
JR WARD
Kresley Cole
Gena Showalter

there really are too many great authors out there to just choose a couple.

Heather

Li said...

So many :-)

But if I stick with the UF/paranormal romance theme:

Patricia Briggs
Karen Chance
Eileen Wilks
Charlaine Harris...

and that's just for starters!

Una said...

Besides you? This is would be my list:
Nalini Singh
Patricia Briggs
Sherrylin Kenyon
Stephenie Meyer
Lara Adrian
J.R. Ward
Jennifer Crusie

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oleander72 said...

I hate to say it, but Nalini, I need more Psy/Changeling! No offense, you know I love you and would never shoot you...but patience is not my forte. ;)

Also on my list...
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Richelle Mead
JR Ward
Lesley Crewe

jeniferj said...

Hi there! Hey, thanks for the contest. These are always fun. I'm particularly interested in the Kate Daniels series because (blushes) I had the first two books once, bought from the bookstore, and I gave them away! Can you believe it? I read the first book while I was really sick and got the idea I didn't like it. So I traded them away. Now, I think I was just too sick to take in much and I want to try reading them again. Waaahh!

Anyway, enough sob stories. The two authors to whom I'd give a "writer faster" spell are definately Jim Butcher and Charlaine Harris. I could read and listen to their books over and over and over and... :)

Thanks again for the contest!

katie b said...

I would love Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost to write faster.

pixygrl88 said...

PATRICIA BRIGGS...or Laurell K Hamilton, or Nalini Singh..or so many more, but those are the ones that first come to mind!

Roxie said...

I'd also include a "quick" spell for their publishers too ;P

Nalini Singh
Charlaine Harris
Ilona Andrews
Sara McCarty
Christine Feehan

Anna/ocelott said...

Tanya Huff
Patricia Briggs
Ilona Andrews
...can I have one for myself? It'd save me a whole lot of time.

stacey e. said...

Actually, I'd LOVE to put a spell on the publishers who are in charge of releasing the backlog of books written by my fav authors (and do so, slooowly! harrumph!). But on second thought, maybe if the spell WAS placed on the author(s), the backlog would grow even bigger, forcing the publishers to finally release the books faster! :)

So, lemme see... I would be def. be spelling:
Illona Andrews (of course!)
Lilith Saintcrow
Patricia Briggs
Ann Aguirre
Jeannine Frost
Vicki Peterson
Kim Harrison
Kelley Armstrong

(I don't ask for much, do I? haha)