Favorite Books by Favorite Authors for August

A note from our pollsters, Lee, LinnieGayl and Cindy:   We would once again like to thank all of the authors who let their fans know about the latest poll on their blogs, Facebook pages, email lists, and by other means. Even more importantly, we would like to thank all of the AAR readers who took the time to fill out and send in a ballot. The Favorite Books by Favorite Authors feature remains a valuable resource at AAR, and we really appreciate your help in keeping the results fresh.

Without further ado, on to August’s poll results:

Jo Beverley There was no change in Jo Beverley’s top two books from our 2006 poll. Devilish remained the overwhelming top choice, followed by My Lady Notorious. Ms. Beverley’s 2008 release, A Lady’s Secret, made a first entrance in the number five slot.
Elizabeth Boyle Readers still embrace Something About Emmaline as their favorite Elizabeth Boyle book, as it remains in the top spot as in our previous poll.  Love Letters from a Duke, Confessions of a Little Black Gown and Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress are all from her latest series and obviously a hit with Ms. Boyle’s fans.
Meg/Patricia Cabot Books written by the author as both Meg Cabot and Patricia Cabot landed in the top twelve. The Princess Diaries moved up from 11th place in our 2006 poll to take over the top slot, while the previous top place finisher, The Boy Next Door, slipped into second place. Two of Meg Cabot’s top finishers – She Went All the Way and Queen of Babble have received DIK status at AAR. One of the author’s newer releases – Pants on Fire – made it onto the list by tying for the 12th spot.
Christina Dodd Christina Dodd’s titles encompass the historical, contemporary and paranormal genres and readers like them all.  In our last poll, Rules of Engagement was in third place, but had enough votes to take the top spot this year.  Ms. Dodd’s two DIK reviewed books, That Scandalous Evening and Rules of Attraction, follow in second and third place.  Four of her paranormal titles, Scent of Darkness, Into the Shadow, Touch of Darkness and Into the Flame, are newcomers to the list.
Suzanne Enoch Ms. Enoch’s London’s Perfect Scoundrel (a DIK reviewed book) and England’s Perfect Hero retain the 1-2 rankings from our previous poll.  The contemporary novels featuring reformed thief Samantha Jellicoe (DIK reviewed Flirting With Danger, Don’t Look Down, Billionaires Prefer Blondes and A Touch of Minx) continue to be popular with Ms. Enoch’s fans.  And her latest book, DIK reviewed historical Always a Scoundrel made a very strong showing.
Lori Foster There was no change in Lori Foster’s top two books since we last polled for her in 2006. Say No to Joe, a 2003 release, was once again the overwhelming favorite, while 2002 release Too Much Temptation finished in second place. The remainder of Ms. Foster’s top twelve experienced a considerable shakeup. A number of books, published since our last poll, made it into the top twelve, including Simon Says (2007), Hard to Handle (2008), Causing Havoc (2007), and My Man, Michael (2009).
Colleen Gleason This is the first time Ms. Gleason has appeared in Favorite Books by Favorite Authors. The first book in her Gardella series, The Rest Falls Away, took first place in the poll, while the most recent entry, and a DIK, As Shadows Fade, ended up in third place.
Karen Hawkins Karen Hawkins’ An Affair to Remember, a DIK reviewed book, still resonates with readers as it once again takes the #1 spot.  One of Ms. Hawkins’ latest releases, Sleepless in Scotland, has proven to be a favorite, along with many older titles.  Ms. Hawkins’ contemporary novel, Talk of the Town, released last year, also made the list.
Stef Ann Holm Stef Ann Holm’s DIK Girls Night remained in the top slot. A second DIK – Leaving Normal – ended up in third place. Three books published since we last polled for Ms. Holm in April 2006 — Lucy Gets Her Life Back, All that Matters, and All the Right Angles – make their first appearance on Ms. Holm’s favorites. The top twelve is a mix of both Americana and contemporary romances.
Samantha James Samantha James’ top two books remain the same as our May 2006 poll, with the 2004 releases of A Perfect Groom and A Perfect Bride once again landing in the top two slots. Two of her recent releases – The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell and Bride of a Wicked Scotsman – make a first entry into her top 12.
Lynn Kurland Lynn Kurland’s top three vote getters remain the same though in a slightly different order from our previous poll when DIK reviewed This Is All I Ask was in the top spot, followed by Stardust of Yesterday and A Dance Through Time.  Her other DIK reviewed book, The Very Thought of You, also made a strong showing.
Robin Schone Robin Schone is another new entry in our Favorite Books by Favorite Authors polls. Her DIK, The Lady’s Tutor, landed solidly in first place. The Lady’s Tutor was also named the Favorite Romance of 1999 in AAR’s Annual Reader Poll. Gabriel’s Woman, also a DIK at AAR, ended up in third place, after her 2000 release, The Lover.
Christina Skye Ms. Skye’s top two books remain the same standing as in our previous poll.  Those two books, along with Bridge of Dreams, Key to Forever, Season of Wishes, DIK reviewed The Perfect Gift, as well as Christmas Knight, are all from Ms. Skye’s popular Draycott Abbey series.

Look for another reader poll coming soon.

Favorite Books by Favorite Authors for July

A note from our pollsters, Lee, LinnieGayl and Cindy:   We would once again like to thank all of the authors who let their fans know about the latest poll on their blogs, Facebook pages, email lists, and by other means. Even more importantly, we would like to thank all of the AAR readers who took the time to fill out and send in a ballot. The Favorite Books by Favorite Authors feature remains a valuable resource at AAR, and we really appreciate your help in keeping the results fresh.

Without further ado, on to July’s poll results:

Elizabeth Bevarly Elizabeth Bevarly’s top three books remained the same from 2006, though How to Trap a Tycoon, a DIK reviewed book, snuck into second place by one point. My Man Pendleton, a 1998 release, and co-winner for Favorite Funny of 1998 in AAR’s Annual Poll, remained in first place. You’ve Got Male and Fast and Loose, two of Ms. Bevarly’s latest books, also made the list.
Celeste Bradley Celeste Bradley’s top two vote getters also were the top two in 2006.   The Pretender, a 2003 release, remained in first place, while The Impostor – also a 2003 release and a DIK reviewed book – got second.  Her latest three books, The Duke Next Door, Desperately Seeking a Duke and Duke Most Wanted, are obviously a hit with her fans, as all three made the list.
Suzanne Brockmann We last polled for Ms. Brockmann in 2006 and at that time Over the Edge, a DIK reviewed book and the Favorite Romance of 2002 in AAR’s Annual Poll, was in the top spot.  But this time Gone Too Far, another DIK reviewed book and voted Best Romance of 2003 in AAR’s Annual Poll, received the most votes.  Other DIK reviewed books making the list are The Unsung Hero, Hot Target, Out of Control, Prince Joe, Frisco’s Kid and The Defiant Hero. Interestingly, her three most recent books failed to crack the top 12, while on of her older books from the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series – Frisco’s Kid – not only remained in the top 12, but moved up from twelfth to seventh place.
Candace Camp Candace Camp is a new author to the Favorite Books by Favorite Author poll.  Ms. Camp’s latest book, The Courtship Dance, just missed out of the top spot to So Wild a Heart, a book published in 2002.  Swept Away, a DIK reviewed book originally published in 1999, also made the list.
Janet Chapman Janet Chapman is another newbie to Favorite Books by Favorite Authors.  Her two DIK reviewed books, both published in 2003, are also the top two vote getters.
Loretta Chase Lord of Scoundrels, a DIK reviewed book and #1 in AAR’s Top 100 Romances Poll still rates as Ms. Chase’s fan favorite.  Don’t Tempt Me, just released this month and a DIK reviewed book, made a very strong showing, ending up in 8th place.  Other titles earning DIKs for Ms. Chase are Lord Perfect, Mr. Impossible, Your Scandalous Ways, The Last Hellion, Captives of the Night, and The Devil’s Delilah. Your Scandalous Ways was voted the best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K. for 2008, while Mr. Impossible, the third place finisher, was voted the Best Romance of 2005 in AAR’s Annual Poll.
Anne Gracie Tallie’s Knight dropped from first place in 2006 to sixth place, while The Perfect Rake, previously in second place, moved up to claim first place in readers’ affection. The Stolen Princess and His Captive Lady, Ms. Gracie’s latest two books, are newbies to her list, as are The Perfect Stranger and The Perfect Kiss.  Four of Ms. Gracie’s books have been reviewed as DIKs:  The Perfect Waltz, Tallie’s Knight, Gallant Waif and An Honorable Thief.
Lorraine Heath Lorraine Heath’s readers like her new and her old books.  Texas Destiny, originally published in 1997 and a DIK reviewed book, was the top vote getter in 2006 and three years later, it still remains her fans’ favorite.  New titles made strong appearances though, including In Bed with the Devil and Between the Devil and DesireTexas Glory, Always to Remember, A Rogue in Texas and Never Love a Cowboy are Ms. Heath’s other DIK reviewed books.
Sherrilyn Kenyon Three of Ms. Kenyon’s books are newcomers to her favorites:  Acheron, Devil May Cry and The Dream HunterUnleash the Night, a DIK reviewed book, fell a few places from the last poll, while Dance with the Devil, a 2003 release, moved into the top spot this go-round.
Barbara Metzger Ms. Metzger’s list is quite different from 2006 as some old favorites as well as new titles have made the list.  Two of her latest books, The Wicked Ways of a True Hero (a 2009 release) and The Hourglass (a 2007 release), scored quite well considering Ms. Metzger’s extensive backlist, including Miss Lockharte’s Letters, which was published in 1998.
Kasey Michaels Ms. Michaels writes in a variety of genres, Regency, contemporary and mystery, and all are reflected in her favorite titles.  Her 2004 release, The Butler Did It, which was in fifth place when we polled in 2006, jumped to the top of the list this year.  Everything’s Coming Up Rosie, a 2006 release, is a new addition to the list as well as a DIK reviewed book.
Lisa Marie Rice Fans really like 2004 release Midnight Man, as it remains Ms. Rice’s favorite book, as it was in 2006.  New titles to Ms. Rice’s list include Dangerous Lover, Dangerous Secrets and A Fine SpecimenMidnight Run is a DIK reviewed book.
Elizabeth Thornton Ms. Thornton’s new list includes two books recently published when we polled for her in 2006:  The Bachelor Trap and The Marriage Trap.  And Velvet is the Night, first published in 1992, joined other fan favorites from the last poll.  Almost a Princess, The Bride’s Bodyguard and You Only Love Twice are all DIK reviewed titles.

Look for another Favorite Books by Favorite Authors poll in August.

Favorite Books by Favorite Authors for June

Our pollsters, Lee, LinnieGayl and Cindy, would like to send out a special thank you to the authors that help us with our Favorite Books by Favorite Authors polls by posting on their blogs, newsletters and bulletin boards. We’ve really seen a boost in the number of people who cast ballots, and this give us greater data to draw from.  With no further ado, on to June’s slate of Favorite Authors:

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March Poll for Favorite Books by Favorite Authors

This spring our three pollsters – LinnieGayl, Cindy, and Lee – are polling again for your favorite books by your favorite authors to keep these bouquets fresh and updated.  In March they polled for:

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