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Who are your favorite romance authors??

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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Thu April 9th, 2009, 9:42 pm

I've been inhaling Susan Elizabeth Phillips lately, I started with Nobody's Baby But mine, and now I'm hooked. They are such a good blend of humour and romance...I love her! I just finished Match me if you can. Anybody read Nora Roberts? I've just started Born in Fire...pretty good so far.

Oops, sorry guys, I guess this was the Historical Romance thread...OK Balogh is probably one of my fav. Historical Romance writers. You can't be Gellis's Roseylnd series either!
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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue April 28th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Even though I said after reading Twilight I'd be ready for something more serious, I went on a romance binge. I read three books by Marsha Canham and she is now one of my new favorite HR authors. She is excellent! Very smartly written, lots of good history included, and just all around great stories. I read Swept Away and the first two in a Scottish trilogy, Pride of Lions and Blood of Roses. Pride of Lions was excellent and gets very close to five stars as far as HRs go. BoR was good too but the history in this one bogged the story down in places. Plus the heroine slept alot, lol! You all should check this author out! I know I plan to buy a few more of her books now.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue April 28th, 2009, 8:15 pm

I read those about 4-5 years ago and loved them then, but I've been afraid to go back so that's good to hear. I really liked Canham's "robin hood" trilogy its very tongue in cheek at times.
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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Postby Carine » Wed April 29th, 2009, 5:55 am

Thanks for the tip, I'll certainly have a closer look to her books, sounds very interesting. I love HF/HR set in Scotland.

Still have Lady of the Glen by Jennifer Roberson on my TBR pile aswell.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat May 16th, 2009, 4:12 pm

I tend to like more of the older romances like Victoria Holt, Laurie McBain and a new favorite of mine Katherine Deauxville. I bought three of her books a year or so ago and am finally reading them at a devouring speed, they're medieval and very well written and depth they have a great story. True to medieval times too.

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Romance Writers of America Conference

Postby princess garnet » Tue May 19th, 2009, 12:19 am

I'm signed up to go to Librarian's Day at the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference. It's here in DC this year.
I'm slated to be handling the romance genre in our collection so this will be quite an intro for me.

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MedievalBookworm
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Postby MedievalBookworm » Wed May 20th, 2009, 9:51 am

Julia Quinn is hands down my favorite, with only one exception. I think she writes funny, believable romance. I'm pretty sure the first few books in the Bridgerton series would convert non-romance readers!

I've only just started reading romance again after a several year hiatus, so I'm getting back into the groove of who's great and who's not. Quinn led the way, and so far I've discovered that I really enjoy Lisa Kleypas as well. Georgette Heyer is also a favorite although I know she's written more than romances.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed May 20th, 2009, 8:45 pm

Have you tried Elizabeth Hoyt or Madeline Hunter?
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MedievalBookworm
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Postby MedievalBookworm » Wed May 20th, 2009, 10:50 pm

I haven't tried Hoyt, but she's on my list! I'm going to be reviewing To Beguile a Beast on my blog within the next couple of months, so I will be reading her. I think I read at least one by Madeline Hunter a few years ago, but I don't remember what I thought. I'll have to check her books out again. Thanks!

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Aneca
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Location: Portugal

Postby Aneca » Thu May 21st, 2009, 1:25 pm

Since I really like medievals my favourite historical romance authors are Roberta Gellis and Madeline Hunter (medievals only) along with Anita Mills, Denise Domning and Denee Cody. They have all written medievals full of historical detail (at least it seemed so to me) but I don't think I've seen them mentioned here.

And then there's regency authors like Mary Balogh, Georgette Heyer, Liz Carlyle... and contemporaries like Susan Elizabeth Phillips and some of Rachel Gibson's stories.


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