Meet Pollster Cindy S.
Cindy’s Shelfari Shelf Cindy’s Top 10 Romance List
About Me Favorite Romance Novels

My name is Cindy, and I live in Ontario Canada with my husband Bob and our two newest additions, Pixie and Twilight (rescue kitties).

My hobbies center around decorating and renovating houses as well as reading and watching way too much TV. My husband and I have officially ‘flipped’ three homes and we are into our 5th year of living in reno hell at our new (but old) house.

As to reading, it was never really something I did for fun as a child and it was only when I discovered romance books at the old age of 18 that I became a lover of all things book. I have a small list of auto-buy authors (many of my authors moved to romantic suspense and forgot to keep the romance) and have been stretching out to try new authors. I have realized this year that I have been reading almost strictly paranormal romance for the past few years with a few Anne Stuart books and some historicals thrown in. I’m hoping to change this up a bit this year as I will admit my TBR pile is really a mountain and there are too many authors in there that I have yet to try.

Absolute Favorites

Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Favorite Romance Authors

All-Time Favorite Romance Authors

Anne Stuart
Kresley Cole
Nalini Singh (her Psy series)
Lisa Kleypas

Best Discovery/Buried Treasure Authors

Kresley Cole

My Biggest Glom

Anne Stuart
Kresley Cole
Julia Quinn
Lisa Kleypas


Personal Reading Tastes Favorites by Sub-Genre

What I’m a sucker for in a book: I love alpha heroes hands down. Give me a book by Anne Stuart and I’m in heaven. I just finished reading J.R. Ward’s Lover Awakened, and Zsadist is the kind of hero I go nuts for. Derek Craven is on the list, and new to the list is Lucas Hunter, alpha leader of a cat tribe from a book by author Nalini Singh.

What I don’t particularly care for in a book: Traditional Regencies and closed doors (the closed door bit will always keep a book from being a keeper).

What drives me absolutely nuts in a book: Secret babies, twins, spies, long separations, and sex without chemistry.


Moonrise by Anne Stuart

Frontier or American Historical:

Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare

European Historical:

Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart

Alternate Reality:

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Favorite Characters Favorites by Plot Type

Most Tortured Hero

Zsadist, Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Strongest Heroine

Melanthe, For My Lady’s Heart by Laura Kinsale

Cabin or Road:

Black Ice by Anne Stuart


Any by Anne Stuart


Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson


Passion by Lisa Valdez


Most Disappointing Books

Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann

Authors I Have Given Up On

Suzanne Brockmann
J.R. Ward
MaryJanice Davidson

Authors Others Love That I Don’t

J.D. Robb (I tried, honest!)

Most Annoying Lead Character

Betsy, from MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series

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