Top Ten Tuesday Topic Freebie: Ten Romance Authors I Still NEED to Meet!

Posted July 19, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Top 10 / 35 Comments

Joining in again to this fun weekly post that is hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl with the freebie topic choice this week. I did use the new image she had last week, but the old one matches my blog colors, so I went back to it.

After my exciting trip to Book Bonanza a couple weeks ago, so happy to be back among fellow book lovers and fangirling over authors, I was thinking of authors I wish would be at future BB events. So I came up with my list of 10 from that. And I actually even took the interest form they posted in the BB Facebook group to share with authors you would like to see there, and sent them to most of these authors on Facebook. Even heard back from a couple of them!

1. Julia Kent is top of my list that I’d love to read! If you haven’t read her, here are her books I’ve read and loved. You can always click on the link at the top and search by her name to find my reviews too.

2. Emma Hart – Another top of my list author. Unfortunately she lives in the UK, so not sure if she’s able to make it to the US for signings.

3. J.J. Knight – now this is a newer author to me, but she has been doing Facebook Live posts since I first found her and she is hilarious! I so want to meet her!

4. Teagan Hunter – now she was supposed to be at this past Book Bonanza but had to drop out and is supposedly going to be there next year. One of the reasons it is hard for me to not go ahead and get a ticket!

5. Maya Hughes is an author that reached out to me a few years ago, and I’ve loved her books. I’m not positive, but I think she just moved out of the country though, so this may not be a possibility for her either.

6. Jen DeLuca – I love her Ren Fest stories!

7. Cara Bastone – I’ve loved her three little short audiobooks, and I even talked to one of the audiobook narrators about one of them when I saw him at Book Bonanza.

8. Ali Hazelwood – I mean, after The Love Hypothesis, and her little short novellas, who wouldn’t want to meet her?

9. Lynn Painter – I’ve loved both of her books that I’ve read so far!

10. Codi Hall – Her Christmas romances I listened to this past year were so good! Can’t wait for the third one!

Bonus #11!!!

Ruby Dixon – So I’ve only read one book so far, but I totally loved it! And then I was talking in line at BB about it with another fan, and they said that she’s actually a well-known author that does one book a year for a traditional publisher. But I don’t know who she is! I guess it’s a big secret? I did reach out to her on Facebook and send her the interest form, and she did reply to me and say she would fill it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Final Thoughts

So, have you read any of these authors and/or met them? Who are some authors you’d love to meet? Of course I would also love to meet some from my past favorite books like Stephen King and Dean Koontz to name a few, but this is my romance list.

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35 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday Topic Freebie: Ten Romance Authors I Still NEED to Meet!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I’ve always got fingers crossed they’ll either be at Book Bonanza or I’ll find a new convention to go to!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Ali Hazelwood is so good! When I read The Love Hypothesis after everyone else had already gushed about it, I was so scared it would be a letdown, but it was a total winner, read in almost less than a day! Thanks for returning the visit!

  1. Lisa – thanks for visiting me – and I can see why you’ve never read any of the books on my list – we have VERY different taste in stories! But, I can appreciate that there are some fun covers there and creative titles. Just not my cup of tea! ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s why there are so many books in the world – every book is not for every reader, right??? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I really loved Well Met and also The Love Hypothesis of course! I haven’t read the novellas yet but I think I will when you can buy them as one. I’m definitely keen for her new release next month. I’ve also read the first Ice Planet Barbarians book (and several other Ruby Dixons as well).

    • Lisa Mandina

      I’ve been listening to the novellas, which is fun! I loved the first Ice Planet Barbarian and need to read more!

    • Lisa Mandina

      That’s my hope! Or maybe I should branch out and go to a signing in Vegas or something some time, lol.

  3. Fun idea! ๐Ÿ˜€ There are so many authors I’d love to meet in person too. I hope you’ll meet them. (I also love the old TTT colors. I still use the new one, though.)

    • Lisa Mandina

      I used the new one last time, but just couldn’t resist going back to the old one for the colors, lol.

    • Lisa Mandina

      No problem! I know we all get busy! I’m behind on my blog visiting and commenting at the moment too.

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