Hello friends! It looks like I'm in a bit of a reviewing lull at the moment, so I figured we'd have a late night Crystal Memes post. I'm looking for different meme blogs, so if you have a favorite please leave a comment so I can check them out. In the meme-time *Yeah, let's forget that just happened* today's topic is from the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Enjoy!
Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?
I friggin' love suspense books. Horror, not so much, but put a suspense book in front of me and I'm a happy camper. Now it doesn't have to be romantic suspense, although that is what I'm drawn to the most. I do enjoy a lot of straight suspense books or romantic suspense books that are heavier on the suspense. If I want one with more romance, my go-to authors are Linda Howard, Kate Brady, Mandy Baxter, Helenkay Dimon, Lena Diaz, Jennifer Ryan, etc. If I'm in the mood for more suspense than romance, I will turn towards Iris Johansen, Lisa Jackson, Tess Gerritsen, etc.
My favorite author that can be both horror and suspense is Tess Gerritsen. While she's more known for her Rizzoli & Isles series, it was her older books that originally grabbed my attention. One book in particular left quite the impression on me. That book was Gravity. Published in 1999, Gravity is the story of physician Emma Watson and the doomed space mission. Of course things go horribly wrong and bodies start exploding. Yeah...
I could ramble about the many elements of Tess's writing that I love, but it is her medical training that leaves a lasting impression. She's able to put a whole different level of depth into her medical thrillers. Whether it is organ harvesting or deadly infections, they are so realistic and creepy. I love 'em! If you are ever in the mood for medical thrillers that'll stay with you, definitely pick up on of Tess's earlier books. Then move on to her Rizzoli & Isle.
Give me some recommendations. Who is your favorite suspense author? Do you enjoy romantic suspense more than straight suspense?