For the first six months of this year I was lucky enough to be a member of a wonderful group of readers devoted to Avon Publishing. We got to read books from new Avon authors as well as some old favorites. This experience was very reader-centric and showed me again why I love Avon books.
My love for Avon books started in the 70's (yes, that long ago) with the reading of my first romance, The Flower and the Flame by Kathleen E Woodiwiss. These books were over-the-top melodramatic and exotic and I couldn't have loved them more. From there it was a binge of her other books which started me on my path to becoming a bookaholic. After reading all of Ms. Woodiwiss' books, the next author to truly grab me was Lorraine Heath. Her stories were far sweeping with a subtle way of writing that immerses you completely. From the Old West to Regency England she created many books that are among the first I recommend to those just starting to read romance. She's still writing today and is an auto-buy for me as I know I'll come away satisfied. The final Avon author that I credit my continuing love of Avon books to is Julia Quinn. Her effortless writing style with its witty dialogue and splashes of humor set mostly in Regency England are utterly delightful and have me counting down the days until her next new release.
These are just a few of Avon book's wonderful authors! There are many up-and-comers reminiscent of my favorites who continue to bring me to Avon books and have me excited for the future. If any of you are given the opportunity to become an Avon Addict jump at it as every month you'll discover why I still love Avon books and you will too!
In honor of the Avon Addicts, and Avon Publishing, I'm hosting a giveaway with some wonderful books! TO BE ENTERED you must become a follower (either by GFC, Twitter, or FB) AND tell me who your favorite Avon author is (make sure to include your email addy)! Good luck to everyone!
Paperback book copies of Tarnished by Karina Cooper, A Cowboy for Christmas by Lori Wilde, A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer, and Lyon's Bride by Cathy Maxwell.
-Giveaway is US ONLY!
-To be entered, leave a comment answering the question I posted above, along with your email addy.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 1/1/13.