Thursday Thirteen: Authors with the Title Gene/Luck

1. Shanna Swendson! C’mon, she has Enchanted, Inc, Once Upon Stilettos and Damsel Under Stress… By the way, the star of these same books, Katie Chandler, will be by tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

2. Lynn Viehl. You knew she was going to be here, but she really does has some great titles. If Angels Burn, Night Lost, Evermore

3. Nalini Singh. Slave To Sensation and Visions of Heat. The latter sounds like a song title to me. Anybody?

4. Melissa Marr. Her debut’s not out yet, but she’s got Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange. Wanna bet Wicked Lovely would be a great description of her work?

5. Vicki Pettersson. Dork she may be, but The Scent of Shadows? The Taste Of Night? You bet she belongs here. Um, oops. I see I’ve yet to post my TASTE review… Will be corrected soon, but I thought that SCENT was better.

6. Lilith Saintcrow. At least, for her Dante Valentine books. Her Watchers, not so much. Working For The Devil is exactly what Dante does, and Dead Man Rising? Well, a dead man (sort of) does rise. And next we have The Devil’s Right Hand.

7. Marianne de Pierres. Two words: Parrish Plessis. Which then leads to Nylon Angel, Code Noir, and Crash Deluxe. I’ve read all three, and adored them, but I see now that I only reviewed the third one. Hmm… Angie said she loves them too, by the way.

8. Natasha Mostert. Season of the Witch is just out, and have you gotten your copy? πŸ˜‰ Then we have Windwalker and The Other Side of Silence.

9. Elizabeth Bear. I’ve only read one of her books, and I’ve another on my TBR pile, but they do have wonderful titles. Take the Jenny Casey trilogy, for instance: Hammered, Scardown and Worldwired.

10. Mark Del Franco. Unshapely Things is such a lovely title!

11. Justine Musk. I think it’s taking forever for her next release to come out, so why don’t you go get BloodAngel while we wait for Uninvited (out in September)?

12. Simon R. Green. The title, apart from being urban fantasy in first person, was the reason why I first picked up Something From The Nightside, and then Agents of Light And Darkness. *pauses* *takes a deep breath* Why doesn’t he have a website?!?!?!?!?!?

13. Last but not least, we have Sunny. I’ve not read it, but Mona Lisa Awakening sounds pretty good to me, and then there’s Lucinda, Darkly being released in August.

1. Darla’s TT–more reasons to hate spam

2. Gabrielle’s TT–help save the environment!

3. Scooper’s TT–Read this!

4. Rhian’s TT–not sure where she finds the time to come online, but she does

5. Boltbabe’s TT–we all have junk food guilt

6. Joely Sue Burkhart’s TT–her fave bloggers

7. Ann’s TT–she’s got lots of stuff on her bulletin board

9. Edie Ramer is Evil: She has no TT but she has a post on Hooking up at Magical Musings (she’s had an interesting life, our Edie)

10. Rene Lyons’s TT–people she cannot forget

11. Tilly Greene’s TT–Brit Slang, for Anglophiles!

12. Dionne Galace’s TT–Only 13 hunks? *shakes head sadly*

13. Annie Dean’s TT–she’s a very surprised woman this week

14. Shiloh Walker’s TT–all about the month of May

15. Jenna Bayley-Burke’s TT–boy, she’s busy busy busy!

16. MG Braden’s TT–the hubs is home!

17. Lauren Dane’s TT–poor thing is stressed, sick and a mushy brain

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24 Responses to “Thursday Thirteen: Authors with the Title Gene/Luck”

  1. May 3, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Interesting idea for a TT, May! I have to admit a fondness for punny titles. Carpe Jugulum, Fool Moon, Dearly Depotted, that sort of thing.

    As for Sunny… do you like the more recent LKH books? Hers are very similar.

  2. May 3, 2007 at 11:39 am

    This a very unique idea for a T13 list! Love it.

  3. May 3, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve read many of the authors on your list and like them. I don’t read LKH, but I’m smitten with Sunny’s Mona Lisa books.

  4. May 3, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    i picked up simon green because of the cover art and the intersting title and ended up sucked into his universe. Grin! And the title of Sunny’s book almost put me OFF buying it – it struck me as “davinci codeish” marketing ploy. After i read a review as well as a fascinating bio about her, i snagged it up. it’s funny how we’ll sometimes let small personal issues impact our buying choices. A really BAD title will put me off as much as really bad cover art.

  5. May 3, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Definitely, Lynn Viehl (PBW) has some *great* titles. Not to mention “nightlands” which I just finished last night. Loved it! You’re spot on with your comment that it was lovely in a way the other Darkyn books haven’t been. I enjoyed the others, too, but Night Lost has a very special place in my heart now.

  6. 6 Ann
    May 3, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    There are quite a few books on your list that I can’t wait to get and read: definitely PBW’s, but also Shanna Swendson’s, and Vicki Pettersson. I might also have to give Sunny a try. Good suggestions. Thanks.
    P.S. My list is up.

  7. May 3, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve always been meaning to buy Shann Swendson’s books. I’ll have to remember next time I’m at the store. You mentioned some good titles. πŸ™‚

  8. May 3, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Darla, I only read the first few Anita Blakes, because I started the series after it went bad and took the general advice to just read the first few, especially since I was reading it as genre research. I’ve read a Sunny novella, and I like her voice, so I’ll be picking up Mona Lisa–besides, I’m on an erotica kick lately.

    Thanks Boltbabe!

    I’ll take your recc, Scooper. πŸ˜‰

    Rhian, yup! I read that bio too! She seems rather nice–she saw my review of her novella, and took the time to comment and respond to the email I sent her.

    Joely, of course I’m right. I’m the smart aleck little sister. *ggg* And Night Lost has a special place in my heart too.

    Ann, PBW and Shanna Swendson and Vicki? Must buys! What are you waiting for?

    Edie, please do get Shanna Swendson’s books. I think you’ll like them.

  9. May 3, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I have to agree with this TT. I covet those titles! I wish I had the ability to think up a great title.

  10. May 3, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Hmmm, reading the title “Unshapely Things” would make me pick it up!

  11. May 3, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    … have you read my review of Sunny’s Mona Lisa Awakening?

    I think I was actually quite mean about it.

  12. May 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    I hate messing with titles. Totally.

    However, I do think I have the Excellent Cover Gene/Fairy/Luck.


  13. May 3, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Those are some great titles.

  14. May 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Some get all the luck πŸ™‚

  15. May 3, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Rene, me too! I’m just sooo sooo jealous!

    Tilly, exactly! And I’m told it’s good too!

    Dionne, I saw it, which is why I still haven’t got it. Decisions, decisions…

    Shiloh, you definitely do have the Excellent Cover Gene. πŸ™‚

    Annie, they aren’t, aren’t they? I do like the title of your latest book, by the way. πŸ™‚

  16. May 3, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    I’m very unoriginal with titles. I have to work on that!

  17. May 3, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Jenna, I know! I’m just soooo jealous of people with title gene/luck!

  18. May 3, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Michelle, I’m lucky to even have a title. LOL.

  19. May 3, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve learned not to get attached to titles as I have to change them at least 60% of the time but I do agree that Unshapely Things is a fabulous title!

  20. May 3, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Lauren, that sucks. But being someone who doesn’t have titles (I really mean that…my files have protag names, not title), so long they don’t try to change my character names, I’ll call it good.

  21. May 3, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Great titles definintely help draw in this reader. If it’s really good, sometimes I just have to buy the book to find out if it can live up to the title πŸ˜‰

  22. May 5, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    I was in the bookstore the other day and there were only a couple Lynn viehl books from the entire four series (face out and in their own shelf) left. She must be selling like hotcakes.

  23. May 5, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    She, I might be more inclined to pick up the book, but because I usually go to a bookstore knowing what I’m going to get, I usually don’t succumb to impulse buys. Online, I can check out the excerpt first. πŸ˜‰

    Jane, I hope so!

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