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Subject: another "help me find a new author" thread...
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 10:36 PM ET
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So...I love Nora Roberts and Catherine Anderson, and also have read a lot of Julie Garwood, LIsa Kleypas,  and Carla Neggers.  I'm always on the lookout for a new author.  Who are some of your favorite romance authors?  Anyone you can think of along the lines the the ones mentioned above?

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 11:05 PM ET
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Have you read any Linda Howard? Her newest books(last 3yrs maybe) haven't been favorites but earlier books like Open Season, Mr. Perfect, Dying to Please, etc are all good in my opinion.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is another good one.

Elizabeth Lowell has both historicals and contemporaries

Janet Chapman  She has a highlander series that has some time travel and magic. Some are better than others. Some of her non-highlander books that I liked are The Seductive Imposter & The Dangerous Protector   and  The Seduction Of His Wife & The Stranger In Her Bed

Marianne Stillings is good too

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 11:32 PM ET
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I agree with Jennifer about Linda Howard! She's one of my favorite authors! Check out her MacKenzie series!

Judith McNaught has a few excellent contemporaries. Her two best (in my opinion) are Perfect and Paradise. 

Julia Quinn is similar to Lisa Kleypas in terms of historical romances. I really enjoyed her Bridgerton series (I can't resist family sagas!) but the earlier ones are better in my opinion. Her newer books haven't been as good as her older ones.

If you're into some alpha male action, Lisa Marie Rice has some amazing alpha males that were to die for. 

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 12:30 AM ET
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Love Elizabeth Lowell and Linda Howard - both have older stuff that is great. I love Lowell's horsey details. They are accurate. :)

If you liked Nora Roberts, do give her JD Robb series a try if you haven't already - the In Death series. Read it in order, though.

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 12:24 PM ET
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I have one of Linda Howards books on the way...

I tried one of JD Robb's books a few years ago and just couldn't get into it...BUT I probably didn't start at the beginning.  Maybe I'll try again! 

Thanks ladies!

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 1:57 PM ET
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Loretta Chase is probably my favorite when it comes to historicals- Lor of Scoundrels is probably my single favorite historical romance, and I also love her Carssington series

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 2:23 PM ET
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Naomi, I had trouble with the first In Death book. Eve seemed cold and aloof or something at first. I was not impressed. I was listening to an audio of it. I was also shocked that it was set in the future, since I'd never heard or seen that little detail mentioned. Anyway, after about an hour (about one-ninth of the book, I guess) it was a bit more interesting. The side characters in those books are delightful, too. I think it is book 4 where Peabody comes on full time and she is great, one of my all-time favorite characters in a series.

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 3:33 AM ET
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If you love Nora Roberts, try Barbara Delinsky, Barbara Taylor Bradford, and Lyverle Spencer

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 6:21 AM ET
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For historicals I would give Elizabeth Hoyt a try - her Prince Trilogy is incredible - funny, sexy, unusual. Also you might try Patricia Gaffney and/or Lavyrle Spencer.

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 10:24 PM ET
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I read two Linda Howard books this weekend and loved them!  Shoot...it's only Saturday night and I'm out of new reading material...

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 10:28 PM ET
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One of my favorites who is rarely mentioned is Jenna Kernan.  great American historicals.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 5:45 AM ET
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Naomi, which Linda Howard books did you read?

Gail

Date Posted: 7/28/2010 7:02 PM ET
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Jayne Krentz - contemporary

SEP - contemporary

Amanda Quick - historical and hysterical (Deception)

Date Posted: 7/29/2010 9:18 AM ET
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Maggie Osborne for incredible American historicals.

Marliss Melton/Cindy Gerard if you like mililtary romances.

Carla Kelly for regencies.

Date Posted: 7/31/2010 11:43 PM ET
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I say Lisa Kleypas too!  The Wallflower series is great.  Victoria Alexanders Efiington family and Johanna Lindseys-Malory family  are both really good.  If you like scots the Hannah Howell Highland series is good.  I loved the Bridgertons by Julia Quinn too!

Date Posted: 8/1/2010 10:10 PM ET
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Meridith Duran for some better than average historicals with snappy dialogue and clever heroines.