Anne McCaffrey. (but not the Pern books)
Nora Roberts (yep, I said it!).
Patricia Briggs. (Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega)
Gail Carriger. (Parasol Protectorate)
As much as I love Ender's Game and all the subsequent books, I'll no longer give someone as blatantly homophobic as Orson Scott Card my money.
And I LOVE Stranger in a Strange Land and Time Enough For Love, and liked a couple other Heinlein books, but I've tried to read so many other books of his and just couldn't get in to them.
And Harry Potter. And, believe it or not, Twilight. (yes, I know they're awful. Kind of like eating Cheetos- no substance and SO bad, yet so good!!)
Pan Female, Hinge in a V between my mono (straight) husband, Monochrome and my poly (pan) partner, ThatGuyInBlack