Top Ten Tuesday: Tag-Team Author Pair-Ups

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Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday.  This week they ask us to share lists on:

October 13: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together (aka my (Jamie’s) world would explode if Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson wrote a book together) — might be hard to come up with 10 but still would be fun! Bonus points if you tell us what kind of book you’d like them to write!

I’m predicting this is going to be one hard ass list to come up with.  I have no freaking clue which authors I would like to see pair up to co-author a book together.  Mainly because I tend to not care for the collaborative works that I’ve read so far, especially if I am not familiar with one of the authors but the other is one of my favs.  When I haven’t read either author before it isn’t such a big deal, but most of the time I find the book just feels off.  BUT I’m going to give this week the old college try to see what I can come up with.  Maybe I’ll just focus on finding some crazy combos for fun.

Ten Co-Author books I’d love to see happen…and maybe even read.

  1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) & A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) Kerrelyn Sparks/Lynsay Sands: When I think of the chick-lit fluffy side of the paranormal romance these two authors come to mind.  I love their books because they are funny, don’t take themselves too seriously and I know the couples are going to walk off into the sunset together.  I would love to see a crossover book where their two worlds meet up.
  2. Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1) & Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) Sherrilyn Kenyon/Dianne Duvall: Couldn’t have a list without my favorite author!  I’ve mentioned before how these two authors have a very familiar feel to their style of writing.  I could see them collaborating on a new world and it would kick-ass!
  3. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) & Eternal Hunger (Mark of the Vampire, #1) J.R. Ward /Laura Wright:  This is a fun pair-up.  One author has mastered the art of dropping the f-bomb and the other twisted steamy sex!  Now guess which remark applies to which author.  Their book would be so steamy and filled with shit-kicker clad alpha males that it might need a warning label.
  4. Twilight (Twilight, #1) & Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) Stephenie Meyer/E.L. James: Okay this is my first pairing for shits and giggles.  Most of you know Fifty Shades started out as Twilight fan fiction  Both authors have also been criticized for their weak writing ability and equally weak heroine it might be fun…or a train-wreak we couldn’t turn away from…to see what they could produce together.  Maybe.  Oh common you know you’d read it.
  5. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) & Outlander (Outlander, #1)   Deborah Harkness/Diana Gabaldon:  Now I’ve only read Harkness in this match up, but Gabaldon is on my to-read list.  I think they might be a good match.  Both use history and time-travel in their stories it might just co-author a book that would blow our minds!  Side note, did you see that Harkness is going to release more books in the All Soul’s world!!!  Can. Not. Wait.
  6. The Martian & The Road Andy Weir/Cormac McCarthy:  This is another interesting pairing to me.  Both are survivalist stories, one funny and inspiring the other dark depressing. What kind of story would we get if these two wrote a story together?  I wonder which would win out the dark or the light.
  7. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) & Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) George R.R. Martin/Sarah J. Maas:  Okay this is another pairing up that I meant for fun.  Then I starting thinking about it and I do believe they could write a kick-ass book together, of course it is going to be like 1500 pages long…
  8. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) & Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Darynda Jones/Jeaniene Frost: I put these two together just because I love them both and wanted them on the list.  I think though we might end up with a romantic hero that will be the be-all end-all for perfect male lead characters in romance ever.  None will ever measure up to what these two could create.
  9. You Slay Me (Aisling Grey: Guardian, #1) & Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) Katie MacAlister/Molly Harper:  These two both write excellent female clicks and have you in stitches with their humor.  I think a pairing up of them might just be more than my poor sides could handle.
  10. Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) & Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) Kim Harrison/Patricia Briggs:  These two have both created complex fantasy worlds filled with supernatural, paranormal, and mythical creatures.  They also feature kick-ass (my word of the day) heroines that step up and do what needs to be done often to become targets in their worlds.  I would love to see what they would come up with together.

 

Alright perhaps that list wasn’t as difficult as I feared it would be.  I’m still not a huge fan of author collaborations, but sometimes it might lead to an interesting read.   What authors would you like to see team up to write a book together?

 

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