Top Ten Tuesday (7)


It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Oh this is going to be an easy one.  Or hard.  Well, easy because I have SO many authors I can name, and hard because I can only name ten!  Eek, okay – let’s do this!

So, without further ado…

Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Indie Authors

1. Susan Kaye Quinn

Susan Quinn Author

What would you do if the whole world read minds… Except you?  This is how Susan’s first book in the Mindjacker series starts out.  This is one of my favorite book series.  The writing is excellent, the story is incredible, and it is a science fiction series with a kick ass female protagonist.  Oh and the first book is FREE.

2. Travis Thrasher


Ahh THIS GUY!  I got Solitary free on Amazon when I first started reading e-books and forgot about it.  Then one day, I picked it up and ended up reading the first two books straight through that weekend.  From that day, I was one of those fans who waited (im)patiently to find out what would happen to Chris Buckley.  Thrasher created this world of monsters under the bed and things that go bump in the night that seem so real, you’ll end up reading the books with the light on. Thrasher writes all kinds of amazing books, but this series in my favorite.

3. Kaitlin Bevis


Ahh, well you readers who have been here awhile know about my obsession with Persephone & Hades.  And Kaitlin has one awesome modern day retelling.  She also blogs about mythology, which personally I love reading.  This series is a combination of ancient myths and modern day romance.  And she plans to write more stories based in myth, which I am quite excited about!

Those You *May* Have Heard of

4. Jennifer Shaw Wolf


I borrowed this book (Breaking Beautiful) on a whim from the library and it ended up being something I truly loved.  Her next book is coming out this year, and I can.not.wait.

5. Colleen Hoover


You’ve heard of Colleen Hoover right?  Well, if you haven’t you live under a rock.  But I think she will keep getting bigger and I’m just so excited to be in on the secret.

6. Jodi Meadows


This series has my FAVORITE covers.  And Incarnate had me sobbing in the first few chapters.  But seriously, this story is magical and one of the best of 2013.  I’m beyond excited for book three and hope that Jodi continues to blow up as an author!

8. Myra McEntire

myra-mcentire  I heard about Hourglass in my Twilight fan days.  Book three comes out soon and the rights have been sold for a movie.  Crossing my fingers, we’ll get to see Hourglass on the big screen, which will definitely be awesome!  But Myra is a great author, this series is spectacular and this is one author I want to see get more recognition.

7. Beth Revis


Ahh another science fiction series.  And this series is a great introduction into sci fi.  The books have a lot of shocking twists and turns and Elder and Amy are such amazing characters.  Although the book series is over, I know whatever Beth comes up with next will be awesome.  If you don’t know her yet, you definitely should!

Just Arrived on the Scene

9. Ripley Patton


I JUST learned about Ghost Hand and I’m still raving about it.  Ripley (which coolest name, huh?) has a great story, great writing, and an awesome book world that is unlike anything I’ve read before.  The best part is both books (Ghost Hand and Ghost Hold) were funded by Kickstarter.  Both books broke their goals, which helped fund the editing and cover fees.  Trust me on this one – you will love this book!  This is one author I can’t wait to see gain a bigger following than she already has!

10. J.A. Johannson


I found this creeptastic cover on Netgalley when I first joined.  I kind of got spoiled because of how amazing the book is.  J.R. is awesome and I know this book series is going to be on a lot of people’s radars.  It just came out in June, so go buy your copy now!

So, that’s it.  What about you?  Who are some of your favorites?


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48 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (7)

  1. wow, well i am definitely slacking on my readings because i’ve only read and heard of Beth Revis. I love the across the universe series and i agree with you that she needs more recognition. This is good exposure.

    • I’m really looking forward to reading Dead Girls Don’t Lie, because of how good her first book was. And Incarnate = ❤ ❤ ❤ I found it to be such a spectacular treat to read.

  2. Beth Revis. YES YES YES YES! Love the trilogy. LOVED Shades of Earth. YES YES YES. Too much yes’s? YES!

    I don’t really read much indie… actually, really, none at all. Don’t find the time to and as I’m much more than a reader and am a bookseller I don’t have the opportunities to. But Travis Thrasher’s series sounds great and I’ve put that on my to look out for list. Cheers!

    • I’m so glad I ran across Dead Girls Don’t Lie, I wouldn’t have known about it if I wasn’t searching for blog tours. And Insomnia = great. I hope you get to read it soon!

  3. I must be living under a rock, because I’ve never heard of any of these authors! I love the concept behind the Mindjacker series – books are usually about the opposite, so the concept of being the only one WITHOUT superpowers sounds really, really cool.

    • Yes, the places she takes her books are great. Although I have to forewarn you that she does eventually get powers, just different powers… But she can’t tell anyone, so yeah. Still, the concept is fabulous. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. I hadn’t realized that Jennifer Shaw Wolf had a new book coming out! I really liked Breaking Beautiful a lot, so her new one is definitely going to be added to my to-read list.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! I’m a new follower via WordPress. 🙂

  5. I love love LOVE Beth Revis! She’s one of my favorites! I’m still in the process of finishing Shades of Earth. I don’t want it to end! :/ I also want to read Myra McEntire! Really great list, Jess! I’ll have to scope some of the authors out too! 🙂

    Here is my TTT post for this week!

    – Emma

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