So here it is, the list of your favorite romance authors. You brought me the names and said you loved these authors. So here is the list for all to see. And if you find a whole bunch of new favorite reads, that’ s the best news of the day.
Let’s say you love seeing Colin Firth in breeches. Can’t wait for PBS to run back to back showings of Pride & Prejudice. Love when Richard Armitage finally kisses the heroine in North and South. Then you should indulge your inner countess and try these authors:
Laura Lee Guhrke
Julie Anne Long
Linda Lael Miller
Mary Jo Putney
Mary Reed McCall
Tracy Anne Warren
Well if 21st century life is more your cup of tea, or rather make that a skinny latte, then these authors will give you stories of modern life that will tug at your heart and tell the stories that are our lives . . . or what we would love them to be.
Marisa de los Santos
Stef Ann Holm
Jayne Ann Krentz
Linda Lael Miller
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Do you have every episode of Law & Order, CSI and the Closer on Tivo? Do love what happens when the stranger knocks on the door? Running for your life or the nuts and bolts of solving a crime? Try these authors, if you’ve got the nerve:
Jayne Ann Krentz
Roxanne St Claire
Love Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Watched every episode of Battlestar Galactica? Would you actually go looking for the creature who bumps in the night? Loved Twilight but wanted a little bite to your story? Then these authors will take you to another realm of romance. String of garlic around your neck is purely optional.
Mary Janice Davidson
Karen Marie Moning
So that is the list to date. Now you tell me, since you all came up with this awesome list, who got missed? Whose name is misspelled? Is anyone in the wrong category?
Also, this list is too good to keep all to ourselves, so would you please share it on your favorite social sites? It is as easy as clicking one of the icons in the comments section. Remember, sharing is what got this list together and sharing will keep it growing!
Jo Beverley’s name is misspelled.
But this is a wonderful list — so many authors, so little time! You should see my TBR pile!
Thanks Jane! It’s fixed now.
Wow… Such a great list.. Not sure how I will ever get to all of them. not enought time. Hey.. I did get some spinning done this weekend though..
Do we get to hear more about the Marlowes now? (I know, I am so off topic, but a girl has got to know).
I’d add Mary Jo Putney – The Rake is an alltime favorite of mine, and then there are the Fallen Angel series.
I forgot Mary Jo? Egads, what a criminal oversight. She is one of my favs.
You’re missing Cindy Gerard from Romantic Suspense. Her Bodyguard series is really, really good!
Karen Chance for Paranormal Romance
And if you want to get really specific, JD Robb from paranormal.
What a terrific list!
I’d add Elizabeth Bevarly, Robyn Carr, Kathleen Eagle, Kathleen Gilles Seidel, and Deborah Smith to the contemporary list and Susan Crandall to romantic suspense.
And the “g” is left out of Ridgway.
Thanks again for the corrections and the additions. Keep them coming!
And Sarah, I would love to do another Marlowe book. I just need to convince my editor that it is a good idea.
Amazing list. I’d add Hannah Howell. Love those Murrays.
In your contemporary authors list, Jayne Ann Krentz is misspelled. You might also want to add Deborah Cooke, Sharon Ashwood to the paranormal authors list. I just found their books and I like them.
I’ll add Elaine Fox to the contemporary authors.
Terrific list – I’d add these authors: G.A. Aiken (p), Janmarie Anello (h), Rexanne Becnel (h), Sara Bennett (h), Renee Bernard (h), Victoria Dahl (h), Claudia Dain (h), Shannon Drake (h), Sarah Gabriel (h), Jo Goodman (h), Heather Grothaus (h), Sandra Hill (h/p), Kalen Hughes (h), Judith Ivory (h), Susan King (h), Arnette Lamb (h), Edith Layton (h), Tamara Lejeune (h), Caroline Linden (h), Deborah MacGillivray (h), Kinley MacGregor (h), Allie Mackay (p), Sara MacKenzie (p), Dawn MacTavish (h), Victoria Malvey (h), Delilah Marvelle (h), Kasey Michaels (h), Linda Needham (h), Kaitlin O’Riley (h), Joan Overfield (h), Olivia Parker (h), Deborah Raleigh (h), Paula Reed (h), Lisa Valdez (h), Sue-Ellen Welfonder (h), Susan Wiggs (h)…
The mistakes I found: Teresa Medeiros, Michele Bardsley, Johanna Lindsey, Katie MacAlister, Sophia Nash and Tracy Anne Warren.