The next is Ilona Andrews, who write urban fantasy. I think of it as light pulp fiction, but her writing is so bright and lovely that when I started reading Charlaine Harriss yesterday (The author who's series HBO's True Blood is based on) it seems duller.
Anyone have any good fantasy recommendations?
Here's my taste:
I love Octavia Butler, Ursula Le Guin, Orson Card, Eddings, Brandon Sanderson, Richelle Read, Anne Bishop
I found the wheel of time author way to talky, and also didn't enjoy reading LOTR that much.
I read the first Kushiel book but wasn't that impressed with it.