Joshilyn Jackson - Her first novel (gods in Alabama) just went to PB and I picked it up on a whim at B&N. It is awesome. I read it in one day. It is a murder mystery/racial love story full of family secrets in the deep South. It's unpredictable and believeable. What a great first shot!
Her second is also out and I'm going to back to the store to search it out ASAP.
If she continues like this, she can count on me to buy every one.