Favorites From… Loretta & Larissa

Loretta Chase & Larissa Ione

Loretta: I do read contemporary romance a bit more than my own genre and my go-to authors are Susan Elizabeth Philips and Jennifer Crusie. While neither has ever written a book I didn’t like, here are my favorites:
SEP: Heaven, Texas
JC: Bet Me

And outside romance but inside Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Alternate Reality: I think Terry Pratchett is just brilliant. I would start with Guards, Guards, rather than at the very beginning of the Discworld Series. Then, once the reader is completely hooked, she’ll want to read the first book and continue—which has the bonus of allowing her to read Guards, Guards again.

Larissa: My two all time favorites are Robert Jordan and Sharon Kay Penman…but since you’re probably wanting romance-y, I’d go with Sharon Kay Penman. She writes historical fiction, but her books always have a romantic subplot, and they’re just amazing!!!! My favorite is Here Be Dragons, which features a very strong romance. Love it!

Neither Loretta & Larissa could contribute a full guest post, but I wanted to share their recommendations with you. I asked Loretta to participate in the feature because I love her historicals, especially Lord of Scoundrels. It features an “ugly” hero who never really feels worthy of his heroine. And it makes me swoon just thinking about it.

Larissa writes fabulous PNR. I love her Demonica series and its spinoff Lords of Deliverance books. They have such amazing world-building and a huge cast of character that give the stories such a rich canvas.  And –holy wow– the lady can write some sex.  Thanks to both Larissa & Loretta for taking the time to share their recs with us.  

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  1. I love SEP so Loretta’s rec is perfect for me and I also like Larissa’s rec for Robert Jordan. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I haven’t tried either of Larissa’s recs, but Bet Me was one of the books that got me back into reading contemporary romance and SEP’s Dream a Little Dream is another favorite of mine.

  3. Haven’t read Susan Elizabeth Philips and Loretta Chase’s books yet. Adore Larissa Ione Demonica series. Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. Nice recs. I haven’t read any of the recs yet.

  5. I have not read either author yet. Thanks for the recs.

  6. I haven’t read most of the recommendations but i LOVED Bet Me, I was actually trying to find it to reread it a few days ago! I’ll also have to get Lord of Scoundrels, because I love any and all historicals 🙂

  7. I think SEP is amazing, love her books.

  8. This is the first I have heard of these authors but I love Larissa & Loretta so I am confident I will love them.

    Thanks so much!

  9. I haven’t read anything by Susan Elizabeth Philips, but I’m going to check her out. I loved Loretta’s Lord of Scoundrels and I just bought the first two books of Larissa’s Demonica series.
    Damaris (Maris)

  10. Two of my favorite Authors. How very cool. Love both of their works, all of it. Thanks to both ladies for their recommendations and I’ll be checking those out as well.Thanks.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. I haven’t read Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but it sounds like a good read. Since my favorite authors enjoy her I bet I will too.

  12. They recommended some authors I had not heard of but would like to read.

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