“HAPPY” Blogiversary Celebration with Jess Haines


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I am what you might call a bibliophile. Reading is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time, so naturally I collect a ton of reading material. My favorite genres include fantasy, science fiction, and horror, though I’ll read almost anything I’m given. When I was a little kid, it started with the Golden Books. The fairy tales sparked my imagination and fueled a love for stories. As I grew older, I discovered things like Greek legends, stories from the Brothers Grimm, and Stephen King novels.
Discovering new worlds and losing myself for a few hours in an adventure is a fantastic escape, one I’ll never get tired of experiencing. SAMSUNG
Over the years, my tastes haven’t changed much. I still love re-reading my favorite DragonLance novels, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and The Thief of Always, but I am always on the lookout for new books that might catch my eye. While I adore Kim Harrison’s Hollows series, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, and the early Anita Blake novels, I’m always scouting for a new author to add to my auto-buy list. For example, I recently read The Lies of Locke Lamora for the first time–and now I’m ready to devour anything else by Scott Lynch I can get my hands on.
What are some of your favorite books? Who are your auto-buy authors?
Enslaved by the Others - MediumCommenters on this post will be entered to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the WINNER CHOICE of one of Jess’ books!!! This includes the soon to be released Enslaved By The Others (H&W Investigations, #6)! (If the winner chooses this, they will not receive their prize until the book is released in July.)

**Be sure to check out all of the other “HAPPY” posts from guest authors during this week’s blogiversary!!  Click HERE for the Kickoff Post with the full list of participating authors and guest post links. ALL giveaways will be open for the entire week, winners will be chosen and notified on Sunday, March 2nd. Thanks for helping us celebrate!!**


  1. Comment by jovialvampyre:

    I auto-buy Larissa Ione, Cynthia Eden, Joan Swan, Gena Showalter and Jennifer Lyon to name a few. My all time favorite series – Demonica/Horsemen

  2. Comment by Stephanie Fredrick:

    Jess is on my auto-buy, love her books. Also on my auto-buy is Ilona Andrews, Jenn Bennett, Larissa Ione, Patrica Briggs and JR Ward. Such great authors and I always eagerly await their next books.


  3. Comment by Jennifer:

    Aside from Jess (:-)) My auto-buy list includes:
    Yasmine Galenorn, J R Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Sarah Addison Allen, Cassandra Clare, Dakota Cassidy, Deborah Cooke, and… and… and… and… lol!!!

  4. Comment by Trina.ADR:

    My no questions asked auto buys are JR Ward, Kim Harrison, Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  5. Comment by Jess Haines:

    Aww! Stephanie and Jennifer, you’re making me blush over here! 😉

    Loving these answers so far. I’m seeing a couple new authors to check out, and reminders about a few others I never got around to buying/starting despite recs.

    Hope you guys enjoyed the post. And Happy Blog-o-versary, Jennifer!


  6. Comment by Bonnie Weissmann:

    Happy blogiversary!

  7. Comment by Make Kay:

    Omg, so many auto buys. Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, CS Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Julie James. And so many others! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway that even includes a future release!!

  8. Comment by Make Kay:

    Realized I mistyped my address just as I clicked the submit button the first time, so I’ve corrected it here. Sorry about that!

  9. Comment by Tiffany H. (@a_tiffyfit):

    Happy blogaversary! I have way too many favorite books to pick just one, but my autobuys are now: Lizzy Ford, J.A. Huss, Neil Gaiman, Julia Crane, Katie Salidas, and oh…a half dozen more! lol

  10. Comment by Lea Krnjeta:

    I adore Daryna Jones, Kim Harrison, Rachel Vincent, Cassie Clare, Cecy Robson… Happy blogoversary!

  11. Comment by michellewillms2013:

    My auto-buy authors are Stephen King, Anne Bishop, Joe Hill, and Jonathan Kellerman. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  12. Comment by Mary Preston:

    At the moment I have three – Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman & George RR Martin.

  13. Comment by donnas1:

    So many autobuys – Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, are a few off the top of my head. My preorder list is fairly large.

  14. Comment by Bridgett:

    Nora Roberts, Lori Foster, Shelly Laurenston, Dana Marie Bell, Stephanie Hecht, Jackie Nacht, Quinn Loftis, Raine Thomas, Susan Mallory, Johanna Lindsey. It’s a mixture of mainstream and indie authors.

  15. Comment by bn100:

    pride and prejudice
    no auto buy authors

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  16. Comment by Texas Book Lover:

    Since being unemployed I don’t auto buy any books any more. But I used to auto buy just about every author /series I read.

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