Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thrill Ride (Blog Hop)

Welcome to Tea Time with Marce

Today's Thrill Ride/Blog Hop starts off The Thrill Week.  Thanks for participating, I hope you enjoy all the networking and adding to your TBR list.  Good luck with the Daily Giveaways.

All that participate in the hop is automatically entered into the Closing of Thrill Week Giveaways.  Come back to check on Friday, September 9 when all winners will be announced.

The Thrill Ride Questionnaire

What is your favourite genre out of Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and Horror? Why?

Thriller is my favourite, specifically Psychological Thrillers, the ones that mess with your mind while keeping you on the edge of your seat and awake far past your bedtime.

I would love to become a Profiling Detective (just a wish, not reality)  trying to figure out who the killer or character really is and why they are etc.

Who are your top 3 authors?

Mary Higgins Clark - I have always loved her, she has been my go to author for over 15 years.

Andrea Kane - After reading Twisted I was impressed and have enjoyed 3 more by her.

Dan Wells - He gave a little of everything in his trilogy, horror, mystery, psychological thriller, suspense, I am a fan for life.

Tell us who your favourite male and female authors are in the genre?

For Thrillers I will say:

Andrea Kane and Vincent Zandri

What book do you remember loving but don't remember the details? Maybe you should read it again now.

The Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

First published in hardback format in 1982. Spanning six generations in the lives of the fictional MacGregor/Blackwell family, the critically acclaimed novel debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List.

What has been your favourite this year so far:

Thriller - So Close to the Hand of Death by J T Ellison

Mystery - Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan

Suspense - The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

Horror - Dan Wells trilogy, I am not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster and I Don't want to Kill You

What series or trilogy would you recommend in these genres?

Thriller - Jean Holloway

Start with Ace of Hearts - my review

Mystery - Alan Bradley - mainly for character

Start with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - my review

Suspense - Tess Gerritsen

Start with the Surgeon - my Review

Horror - Dan Wells trilogy

Start with I am not a Serial Killer - my review

Recommend 1 or 2 books that you think more around the blogosphere should read.

Harry Dolan - Bad Things Happen - my review.  I really think bloggers will be fascinated with this one.  Writers and Editors are the victims and suspects.

What authors have you tried and look forward to reading more from them? Maybe we can give you suggestions on what to read from them.

Nicci French
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

What authors in the above genres are on your TBR list but you haven't tried yet?  Who should I read soon?

Harlan Coben, Tami Hoag, Gregg Olsen, Jo Nesbo and Lisa Gardner

Post your link here, thanks for participating.


  1. This is such a great idea with great questions - I'm really looking forward to spending some time further investigating all the suggestions for authors and books - I can sense my TBR shelf cowering in terror.... I've got a copy of I Am Not A Serial Killer on my shelf, you've inspired me to pick it up next :-)

  2. Wow, I am going to be picking up some new authors today, which is great! Thanks for sharing Marce, and come over and check my list out. :) Rae

  3. I'd just love to be a criminal profiler or detective or anything to do with solving crimes really. I love crime books and so wish I worked in that murky world - I'd love to kick some serial killer arse! ;)

    More books for my TBR pile too - thanks!

  4. What a great list of books and authors, Marce!! I am putting When Bad Things Happen on my list right now! As well as the Dan Wells trilogy that you mentioned.
    I agree, psychological thrillers are the best. For some reason when I was filling out the questions that sub-genre never entered my mind. I think my brain cells are improperly working, lol. I can't wait for you to try Harlan Coben. He is the best! Tell No One, Just One Look and No Second Chance are my favs of his.

  5. I used to love Sidney Sheldon's book, but I haven't read one in years. Jo Nesbo's on my to-read list, too.

  6. As for Greg Iles, my recommendation would be The Quiet Game, although I haven't found a bad one.

  7. Omg Sidney Sheldon! You've just reminded me that I would LOVE to read some of his stuff!! I remember seeing advertisements for The Sky is Falling on the train and on TV when I was in High School and really wanting to get into it!!

    Dan Wells trilogy sounds awesome!! So excited for all these books :)

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  8. Thanks again for participating, this week will be overload of adding to the Wishlist and topping the TBR lists.

    Harlan Coben is seriously kicking ass with the top author choice right now, wow.

  9. Hi Marce - I hadn't forgotten about linking. I saw your post last night as I was on my way to bed so added mine and left everything else until this morning. I hope everyone understands that its the time difference that leaves me several hours behind the action!:-)

    I really am going to have read that Dan Wells trilogy - added to TBR after your reviews but still haven't got them.

    I used to love Sidney Sheldon - can't remember this one but bet I've read it long ago.

    Nicci French has a new one - Blue Monday!

    All those yet too be read authors are great - Harlan Coben definitely - and Jo Nesbo!!!!

  10. No worries, I knew you and Christa would post late, it is a week event, you definitely will still be a part of the action :-)

    I saw Nicci French released Blue Monday.

  11. How could I forget Nicci French!!! Duh. Sorry I"m late to this. :)

  12. I'm too late to participate today, but I do love me some Mary Higgins Clark. I also read a fair amount of Patricia Cornwell.

    I've read Sidney Sheldon in the past, but nothing as of late. You do have some other authors I haven't read anything from yet.

  13. I read all of Sidney Sheldon, Mary Higgins Clark (and DAnielle Steel) in high school. I do still read CLark occasionally.
    I really want to try the Dan Wells triliogy.

  14. Hey I was the first one to link! I posted at 0:09am CST :) I need to write Jeffery Deaver's name a few more times so he can kick Harlan Coben's butt :) I keep forgetting you told me about Andrea Kane - will pick up Twisted when I go to the lib next week.

  15. Christa, are you trying to say I should try JefferyD before HarlanC ;-)

    Thanks again for participating everyone.


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