Ten Favorite Urban Fantasy Authors

Based on a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top Ten Favorite Urban Fantasy Authors
October 16: Top Ten Favorite Authors In X Genre (Ex- Top Ten Favorite Science Fiction Authors, Top Ten Fave Contemporary YA authors)

1. Kim Harrison - Love her writing style and The Hollows is my favorite series. Has a great talent for keeping you wanting to read more without ending books on annoying cliffhangers.
2. Ilona Andrews - This writing team creates an impressive world for their Urban Fantasy series and the writing style is fun to follow with humor attached, but also a dark grittiness.
3. Stacia Kane - I really dig her Downside ghosts series. Her writing style is impressive and filled with a lot of internal monologue.
4. Rob Thurman - Even if his series isn't my favorite, it's interesting and he writes male protagonists well. His suspense scenes are always woven tightly.
5. Jenna Black - Loved her writing style for the Morgan Kingsley series. Sex scenes are actually sexy, fear is written realistically, their are many humorous scenes that are convincing, and she rocks with dialogue.
6. Charlaine Harris - Even if some of her later books have been a bit weaker as the series comes to a close, I love her down-to-earth writing style with it's fun characters and slower but enjoyable pace and buildup.
7. Jim Butcher - Writes well without cloying any of the stories down, dialogue always rocks, and his characters shine.
8. Patricia Briggs - An easy to follow writing style that does suspense and tragedy convincingly without being overdramatic. Fun and serious, she does both well.
9. Diana Rowland - Even if she sometimes overdoes the swearing in dialogue for shock purposes where's its a little unconvincing, overall her dialogue is stellar. She writes characters well, and her suspense and foreshadowing is excellent.
10. Kalayna Price - Enjoying her new series that has three books out (Alex Craft) Easy to follow writing that's always going somewhere and keeps you reading no matter what the distraction.