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Subject: Historical Romance Recent Releases
Date Posted: 10/7/2009 4:48 PM ET
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I haven't been following recent releases in Historical Romance. Can you guys recommend some good (recent) books, specially by new authors? I've been reading Kleypas, Balogh and Holt lately but I'd like to get new blood. :)

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 5:27 PM ET
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Well this was a new to me author so may not be new to you: but I really liked Loving a Lost Lord by Meridith Duran. 

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 5:44 PM ET
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Have you read any Elizabeth Hoyt?

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 6:33 PM ET
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What do you enjoy?  Steamy?  More traditional?  New authors-or those with a huge backlist?  Series or not-or if so, in order or not?  Regency, Americana?  Mystery/spy? 


My personal laundry list-as in I'd read their laundry list if it were available....

Balogh(you've read her), Mary Jo Putney-latest is Loving a Lost Lord-new series, Jo Beverley, Patricia Veryan, Carla Kelly, Edith Layton(the world lost a fabulous author imo)


Newer authors that I've enjoyed-Joanna Bourne, Mary Blayney, Elizabeth Rolls, Diane Gaston, Louise Allen, Julia Justiss, Elizabeth Hoyt, Renee Bernard


Authors that can be hit and miss for me-but that others find terrific-Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens, Eloisa James, Julia London, Julie Ann Long, Nicola Cornick.


Does that help or just confuse the issue? 



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Date Posted: 10/7/2009 6:48 PM ET
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I don't read a ton of historicals, but the more recent ones that I have enjoyed were Elizabeth Hoyt and Sherry Thomas.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:12 PM ET
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My recent must haves are Elizabeth Hoyt, Loretta Chase,  Sherry Thomas & Mereredith Duran

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Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:17 PM ET
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You and I enjoy the same authors, D.G. So you might also like Liz Carlyle, Madeline Hunter, and Stephanie Laurens.

You can get sequential lists of their series at fictiondb.com. When you go there, ignore the series link at the top of the page. That takes you to publishers' category series and multi-author series. Instead search for the author you want. To the right of their book lists are links to their series.

Another author you might enjoy: Robin Schone. Her books are more erotic than most (but on par with Cheryl Holt, I think) and set in the late 1800's (Victorian England). Schone fictionalizes very real issues such as emancipation of women, birth control, divorce (all taboo at the time). The down sides are that you really need to read her books in sequential order, and the better ones are always WL'd.


Subject: forgot one...
Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:51 PM ET
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Celeste Bradley has a new series-Devil in my Bed is the first; Rogue in my Arms is due in January. 

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 8:04 AM ET
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I meant to say that I've been reading Hoyt not Holt, LOL! I'm catching up on the 4 soldier series. :)

If a book comes recommended, I'll read it regardless of the theme. I've read at least one book from most authors mentioned here but I'm looking for particular book recommendations that you guys have enjoyed. I find that sometimes I like one book by one author and then don't enjoy the rest so except for LK, I'm very wary of just going through an author's backlist. :)

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 8:19 AM ET
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I am currently loving a Loretta Chase and Eloisa James marathon. I also like Jillian Hunter. Since I read Annie's Song, I am contemplating going and picking up some of Catherine Anderson's other historicals.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 8:34 AM ET
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I like the authors mentioned here (Hoyt, Kleypas, Thomas, Duran). I've just discovered Jacquie D'Alessandro - she reminds me of Kleypas in her writing style. I really like everything I've read of hers so far.