Monday musings: Tell us what you want


Your favorite bestselling authors want to hear from you. What do you love to read most?

Are you a romantic? Do you love solving mysteries before the big reveal at the end? Do you love discovering the new worlds of fantasy and the universes of science fiction?

Is all your reading in one genre, or do you like more than one? Do you like it when an author crosses genre boundaries, or blends more than one?

We want to know what you love to read so that we can tailor our news and updates to your desires. All you have to do is fill out the form on the right-hand column. Of course, we promise to keep your information private and never sell or give it to anyone else.

What’s in a genre?

Romance has traditionally been the biggest-selling genre, but as of 2017, Statistica and Nielsen BookScan data showed that the crime-mystery category has surpassed romance in terms of sales and numbers of titles published.

Fortunately, we have a lot of bestselling authors of great crime/mystery/thriller novels to satisfy your cravings.

We’ll be showcasing them over the coming weeks as we move out of Romance Month into BestSelling Reads’ Mystery Month.

Toby Neal

One of our most popular members, Toby Neal has published 22 mystery/thriller novels in two series, Lei Crime and Paradise Crime. There are also two companion novels in the Lei Crime series.

While love and relationships are essential themes in her mysteries, Toby explores the romance genre in her Second Chance Romance series. She is also the co-author of the Scorch Road series of post-apocalyptic thrillers.

Read more on her BestSelling Reads author page.

Seb Kirby

Seb Kirby has written the James Blake mystery-thriller series, Take No More, Regret No More and Forgive No More. He has also written three other stand-alone mysteries, and explores science fiction in Double Bind.

Read more on his BestSelling Reads author page.

Caleb Pirtle III

With more than 50 books published, Caleb Pirtle III is BestSelling Reads’ most prolific author. He is always pushing boundaries and exploring new ground. His latest mystery is Bad Side of a Wicked Moon, the second Boomtown Mystery.

Read more on his BestSelling Reads author page.

Scott Bury

Wildfire: Wine Country Mystery #1 by Scott Bury

Scott Bury loves to write novels that cross genre boundaries. Love and relationships feature prominently in his mysteries, and his first novel is an epic fantasy set in a real time and place. Meanwhile, has written a number of linked short stories that combine mystery and the occult, and hopes to build them into a novel one day.

Read more on his BestSelling Reads author page.

J.L. Oakley

Best-known for historical fiction, Janet Oakley has also published the Hilo Bay series of cozy mysteries: Coconut Island, Volcano House and Hilina Pali feature Auntie Bee Takahashi solving crimes on the tropical paradise of the Island of Hawai‘i.

Read more on her BestSelling Reads author page.

M.L. Doyle

Our newest member has written three full-length military mystery novels featuring Master Sergeant Lauren Harper. She also explores fantasy in her Bonding Spell series, as well as erotica in her Limited Parnerships series.

Read more on her BestSelling Reads author page.

Gae-Lynn Woods

A Case of Sour Grapes - mystery by Gae-Lynn Woods

From East Texas, Gae-Lynn Woods explores the dark side with her Cass Elliot mystery series, The Devil of Light and Avengers of Blood. She has also stepped into the lighter side with her Cass Elliot companion novel, A Case of Sour Grapes.

Read more on her BestSelling Reads author page.

DelSheree Gladden

writes in multiple genres. In addition to the Eliza Carlisle Mystery series, she writes contemporary romance, fantasy, new adult and young adult fiction and the romantic suspense series, Torino Dreams.

Read more on her BestSelling Reads author page.

What do you love?

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