Looking Forward Friday: New to me authors on my TBR list.

Posted on April 14, 2017 in Looking forward to



Dust off your TBR lists! We’re talking about “new to me” authors that we are jonesin’ to get to on our TBR lists.


Paige Tyler

I’ve had Tyler’s SWAT series on my TBR list for a long, long time. I like shifters and I like romantic suspense, but for some reason, I haven’t picked up this series. Even worse, I have most of these books in paperback in anticipation of the day/week/month I feel like bingeing!

Kristen Ashley

So it seems like everyone loves Kristen Ashley’s books. I’m not gonna lie, I have no idea what type of books she writes or what series, to begin with (it seems like everyone has differing opinions), but all I know is that everyone is drinking the KA Kool-Aid but me!

Tessa Dare

As I get further and further into historical romances, it’s time for me to branch out of my comfort zone and the “newbie appropriate” historical romance authors I’ve come to love. I picked up a Tessa Dare book a few years ago and was overwhelmed with the Regency language and customs. I backed out of the book pretty quickly even though I liked Dare’s writing voice. It’s time for me to revisit Dare and her work though. I think I’ll begin with When a Scot Ties the Knot even though it’s not the first in a series (gasp)!


I’m so glad that my TBR pile is pretty much all virtual these days otherwise I’d be buried in the avalanche of books. Here are a few new to me authors that have been languishing on my TBR but that I’d love to get to sometime soon.

She writes a series called “Shopping for a Billionaire”. This is my friend Christine’s favorite author/series and she’s always telling me that I have to read her books. I got the first one for free on my Kindle and I can’t wait to dive in.

I’ve heard really good things about her Bennett Family series. I just checked out the descriptions and some reviews on GoodReads since I was thinking about this post and there are some really great reviews of these books. I need to make some time for these for sure.

So a few of my friends have also raved for quite a while now about the Heller series. I still have not read any of them. I got the first one free via Amazon so once again I have no good excuse here. I’m sure once my friends see this post they will immediately start messaging me aka badgering me until I start. 😉

Maria Rose

There are several new-to-me romance authors that have been on my radar for a while that I haven’t had a chance to read yet. This is especially true because I like to read a variety of romances and my TBR list gets more lengthy every month! Here are four different romance genres that I like to read, and an author who writes in that genre that I’m determined to add to my ‘read’ shelf this year.

Nalini Singh – Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

I know, I know! I’m woefully behind in all of the wonderful books in the Guild Hunters and Psy-Changeling series I’ve heard so much about from reader friends, but it’s daunting to think of attempting to start at the beginning of a lengthy and well-established series. (And I’ve been told that the overall series plot arc means you really should start at the beginning). However, Ms.Singh is starting a new Psy-Changeling series, a spin-off to her existing one and while I know some of my fellow readers would balk at starting here, it’s a brand new opportunity for people like me to discover what all the fuss is about. I’m looking forward to reading Silver Silence, out in June 2017.

Suzanne Brockmann – Romantic Suspense

Ms. Brockman’s Troubleshooters series has been going on for almost 20 years (Wow!) and I’ve yet to read one of these very popular action/ romantic suspense stories. Well, that’s going to change because I got approved for an advanced reader copy of Some Kind of Hero, Troubleshooter’s #17. Because these are standalones I’m not worried about having missed the previous ones and I’m hoping it will spur me to read some of her backlist too.

Kelly Bowen – Historical Romance

I’ve heard from many different historical romance readers how much they are enjoying the unconventional storylines in Ms. Bowen’s Season for Scandal series. But I have another reason to want to read her books – she’s a local author for me! I like to support fellow Canadians and this gives me an extra excuse to put her books at the top of my to-read list.

Kristen Callihan – New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Ms. Callihan’s new adult sports romance series, Game On, and her rock band series VIP have been on my list for a while. In fact, many of my reader friends can’t believe they are still on my TBR and haven’t already been devoured (I’m sorry!). I’m going to remedy that in the near future, though I’ve yet to decide which book, in particular, I’ll start with. Ideally, I want to read them all, so fingers crossed I can accomplish that by the end of the year.


2017 has been a year of TBR catch up for me. I’m determined to read a huge backlog of books that I’ve been meaning to get to. Needless to say, I have a number of “new to me” authors on that list.

Jessica Hawkins

I have several of her books on my TBR Slip of the Tongue and Something in the Way are pretty high up on my list. I’ve heard so much about them and I’m determined to check her out.

Kate Stewart

I have Ms. Stewart’s newest release, The Brave Line, on my Kindle and it calls to me every time I look through my TBR collection. I need to read this one ASAP.

Kate Canterbary

Apparently, I have a thing about Kates. The Walsh Series has been on my TBR for awhile.

Shannon McKenna

I have it on very good authority that the McCloud Brothers is a do not miss. I bought the series bundle recently and I really need to dive in!

This is just a small sampling of new authors to me authors on my TBR. Who are some new to you authors on your TBR?


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