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TT #4: All I Want for Christmas…

13 Dec 2007

…is the Toshiba Portégé R500 notebook.

Just joking!

Well, not really. I do want one of those notebooks. C’mon, people. It’s a 12.1″ notebook that’s an inch thick and weighs only 2.2 lbs! My current one is the same dimensions, but it’s closer to 4 lbs. And the R500 has an LED screen! *sigh* The geek in me so wants to upgrade.

Moving onto the real list now…

To These 13 Authors: Please Come Back…I’ll Buy Your Romance Books

Number 1
Laura Kinsale. It’s over three years since the last release…can I expect something in 2008?

Number 2
Suzanne Robinson. No one does Elizabethan historicals like she did.

Number 3
Meagan McKinney.

Number 4
Michelle Martin.

Number 5
Theresa Weir.

Number 6
Jan Freed.

Number 7
Karyn Monk. Unfortunately, her website says she’s busy with her young children. Who knows when she’ll turn on her computer again?

Number 8
Iris Johansen. Her thrillers just aren’t nearly as satisfying (in fact, some are downright awful) as her romances, both category and historical.

Number 9
Julie Garwood. She’s going back to historicals in 2008. There is a God!

Number 10
Tami Hoag. I love the mainstream thrillers, but I loved the romantic suspense so much, much more.

Number 11
Teresa Medeiros. After two paranormals, it’s time to go back to straight historicals. PLEASE.

Number 12
Linda Francis Lee. Why, oh, why did she have to go to chick lit?

Number 13
Christina Skye. Hasn’t the Navy Seals series dragged on long enough?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. jenn permalink
    12 Dec 2007 6:38 PM

    The only two I’ve read are Julie Garwood and Tami Hoag, and I liked them both.
    Happy tt!

  2. Natalie permalink
    12 Dec 2007 7:54 PM

    I feel like uneducated swine, I haven’t heard of any of those.

    My T13 post is up, come check it out if you get a chance. 🙂

  3. Open Grove Claudia permalink
    12 Dec 2007 7:58 PM

    How cool. I want to say something witty or bright, but I think it’s really really cool that you like these authors enough to want them to write more. Gosh. That’s a real conversation!

    Happy TT!

    My TT is up A little kindness

  4. Nicholas permalink
    12 Dec 2007 9:26 PM

    I haven’t read any of those. I feel like a Philistine!

  5. Ann Bruce permalink
    12 Dec 2007 10:10 PM

    Jenn – Thanks for stopping by! I hope you win the contest, too.

    Natalie, Nicholas – You both are two of many because some of these great romance authors have disappeared into the Twilight Zone and the rest decided to shed their embarrassing romance roots.

    Claudia – I love your TT! I really need to work on #8.

  6. SJ Reidhead permalink
    12 Dec 2007 11:16 PM

    I am so not into romance. I’m way too much of a cynic.

    The Pink Flamingo
    http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

  7. damozel permalink
    12 Dec 2007 11:33 PM

    I don’t know those writers, but they’re lucky to have a fan like you. I have a few I feel the same way about—but unfortunately, they are no longer with us….Sigh. The Flatland Almanack –Damozel

  8. Carolan Ivey permalink
    13 Dec 2007 9:10 AM

    I used to devour Christina Skye’s historicals. I miss them!

  9. N.J.Walters permalink
    13 Dec 2007 5:24 PM

    I can’t wait to read a new Garwood historical romance. I’ve missed Karyn Monk too.

  10. Ann Bruce permalink
    13 Dec 2007 5:25 PM

    SJ – Pink flamingos, eh? You should check Jennifer Crusie’s AGNES AND THE HITMAN. Pink flamingos galore!

    Damozel – The videos are a hoot!

    Carolyne – I enjoyed Skye’s historicals, but I loved the Draycott Abbey series.

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