Have you ever had a reading experience that just so totally blew your mind that you couldn't stop thinking about it? A story (or series as the case may be) with characters that are so wonderfully written that you think you really know them? That happened to me this weekend.
I have no willpower. None. At all. It's a sickness really, but it's one that I don't mind having. If I come across a new author, fall in love with their style and I'm lucky enough to have a huge backlist to fall back on, I am not afraid to go buy that entire backlist in a very short amount of time. In other words, I'm an author's wet dream! :)
As I mentioned here the other day, I picked up the latest Julia Quinn book and really enjoyed it. I decided to start on her back list; specifically, the Bridgerton series. I'd heard that the series was really good, so I thought I'd just buy the whole thing. Well, I bought them & I loved them! Each book was unique unto itself. The relationships had their ups and downs, but each one was special in its own way. I can't really figure out which one I loved the most. :)
I had that happen to me with Sherrilyn Kenyon too. I'd refused for YEARS to buy her Dark-Hunter series, but I bought each and every one of them. Some weren't as good as others, but the over all aspect of her world was fascinating. I can't wait for Acheron's book.
Why is it that there are some authors out there that just aren't recognized enough for what they write? There has to be a good reason. Or if not, there should. :)
If I can make one recommendation here, it's to try everything. Even if something turns out not to be your taste, you can also find some amazing keepers that you never thought you'd come across. That's happened to me a lot over the last year. I'd like to think I'm smart enough to take my own advice.