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Subject: Looking for steamy romance books
Date Posted: 5/28/2007 10:27 PM ET
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Hello!  Does anyone know of any good steamy romance novels? I've read all of susan johnson...I prefer historical romances too BTW. : )  Also Cheryl Holt...

Thanx in advance for all your suggestions.

Natasha : )

Date Posted: 5/28/2007 10:37 PM ET
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You might check out Robin Schone, most of her books historical and they can be very steamy!!!

Date Posted: 5/28/2007 11:37 PM ET
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I would also check out Thea Divine.  Her books are usually pretty steamy as well.  She is pretty similiar to Susan Johnson.  

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 12:31 AM ET
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Sylvia Day's Brava releases are steamy and historical.

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 12:51 AM ET
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I thought beatrice small had some steamy historicals..I don't usually read historical any more though so what used to be steamy might not be by my standards nowadays!

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 5:26 AM ET
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with Bertrice Small it depends on the book series you want to read.  Some of her novels are rather steamy, but her steamiest have been her "Pleasures" Series but they aren't historicals.

 

Usually for those who are wanting to check her out, I recommend the O'Malley Saga/Jasmine Chronicles or The Kadin/Love Wild and Fair combination.

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 12:44 PM ET
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Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series.  Gena Showalter.  Lucy Monroe.

 

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 5:12 PM ET
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The Lover (Robin Schone) is very very steamy and one of the best books I've ever read.  Also, anything by Galen Foley (my fav is Lord of Fire).  Kinley MacGregor is also steamy. 

 

I like mine spicy or extra spicy.  None of this bland stuff for me!



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Date Posted: 5/29/2007 6:37 PM ET
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anyone read lisa marie rice? I saw her books mentioned on amazon insomeone' slist and ordered the first in the midnight series...think they're ellora's cave so I'm guessing steamy as all getout but hte story sounded neat so thought I'd take a chance. was gonna order the first 3 in that series but thought I'd wait and see how the first one is then order again later if I want it still...

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 6:59 PM ET
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I haven't read her....

Try Elizabeth Hoyt, she's only written two books, but The Raven Prince is very steamy.  Also, interestingly historically accurate.  Emma Holly also writes very sexy historical novels, but I'm not sure they're very accurate.  I know some people don't like them.  Candice Hern's recent series, the Fling books, are pretty steamy, but I don't know about her other stuff.

Date Posted: 5/29/2007 8:34 PM ET
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I've only read one Emma Holly novel and that was a contemporary romance.  I loved it but couldn't get into her historical paranormal that i borrowed from the library.

Date Posted: 5/30/2007 11:46 AM ET
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Emma Holly wrote two non-paranormal regency romances.  Beyond Innocence and one other (can't remember the title).  The plot for one of them is the hero is looking for a wife for his younger brother.  He decides that the heroine will do, but to make sure, he takes a look through a peephole of her trying on dresses.  Don't ask me why he feels the need to do this, but it sure is sexy.  The second one has a young woman disguising herself as a maid and getting propositioned by the hero.  Only, he wants to paint her!  She accepts and lives with him in sin somewhere on the continent.  Trouble ensues when he realizes that she's nobly born.  It's pretty annoying that it's okay for him to sleep with her if she's a commoner, but not if she might actually  be the daughter of a nobleman.  Anyway, those are the books.

Date Posted: 5/30/2007 1:01 PM ET
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The second one is Beyond Seduction and it's not too bad. As far as the commoner/noblewoman thing goes, it was just the way of the world back then( unfortunately).

Date Posted: 5/30/2007 11:32 PM ET
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Kinley Macgregor is also funny!

Date Posted: 5/31/2007 12:08 AM ET
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I just finished "Gabriel's Woman" by Robin Schone.  I loved it.  It was very steamy but, more than that, it was a great story.  You can't help but feel for this man.  I actually cried in a few parts.  Although "The Lover" was also a great book, I thought this story was better.  This book would have been a keeper but, I liked it sooooo much, I wanted to share the love.  :)

 

Date Posted: 5/31/2007 3:12 PM ET
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Lisa Marie Rice's MIDNIGHT series is fantastic, IMHO.  However, they are NOT historicals.  And since they are from Ellora's Cave, you can be assured that they are more than "steamy."   :-)  

Date Posted: 5/31/2007 11:24 PM ET
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Barbie,

 

I share your sentiments about the Lover and Gabriel's Woman.  Both were very emtional tours de force, IMHO.  The Lover was steamier, but Gabriel's Woman was the better novel.  They almost could have been a single novel, since they are so interrelated and the story continues where it left off.   I just love Michael and cried at the end of Gabriel's woman over what happens to him.  The scene where he kisses Gabriel (a goodbye kiss, IMO) is just sooo touching.   Read both back to back and it nearly killed me.  I think I cried over Gabriel's Woman off and on for nearly a week.  Needed something sedate after that.

 

I heard Scandalous Lovers is also great but haven't been able to locate a copy. 

 

One of the things I like about Schone is that her H/H are imperfect, realistic characters rather than the perfect ones we usually read about. 



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Date Posted: 5/31/2007 11:28 PM ET
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thanks Kelly! maybe I'll go order the other 2 now instead of waiting! they sounded really good but just got the first one on it's way. I like going ot amazon and typing in an author or title I know i like then looking at the lists that come up with it that others recommend..that's how I found these!

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 1:08 AM ET
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I second Sarah, Emma Holly's two historicals are excellent, I especially loved Beyond Seduction...Ignore the cheesy cover :) You might also check out Passion by Lisa Valdez or The Veil of Night by Lydia Joyce .

edited because I can'T spell!!! LOL



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Date Posted: 6/1/2007 9:12 AM ET
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OMG(osh)!  How could I have forgotten about PASSION by Lisa Valdez?!?!?  Talk about steamy, heck, steamy isn't even close, it's a scorcher!!!   ;-)   I was so looking forward to PATIENCE only to find out it is delayed until - - - -who knows when.   :-( 

Date Posted: 6/8/2007 5:44 AM ET
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How about Bad Boys Ahoy by Sylvia Day- three torrid loosely interwoven Regency era stories that are actually pretty well written and they are hot.

Date Posted: 6/8/2007 12:02 PM ET
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Hey Natasha,

Are you looking for steamy or erotic.  There is a difference.  Thea Divine, Susan Johnson and Erin McCarthy are more in my mind on the steamy end of things.  Lora Leigh, Maya Bank and Emma Holly are more erotic the steam is really steamy with threesomes and girl on girl.   I've have almost everyone listed on above but I don't list most of  them because steamy/erotica is very expensive and one point just isn't going to due it for me.   I think it's like that alot of time. 

Do we have a club for these type of books???   We could also do chain letter kinda of thing we can exchange books among the group.  I'd be happy to start one if we don't

Here are some site you can check out to see what you like:  www.ellorascave.com, www.samhainpublishing.com, Kensington
(Aphrodisia line) http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/catalog.cfm?dest=dir&linkid=1839&linkon=subsection, Avon Red
http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/index.aspx?imprintid=518015 and Red Sage Publishing http://www.redsagepub.com.

Then you can put some books on your wishlist.

Good Luck!!!! 

Tracey

Date Posted: 6/8/2007 4:37 PM ET
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Tracey, that's a good idea. I don't put them out there because I know I'd never get any in return as well as the cost issue- although I actually found a couple at the ubs here today! Another good publisher is Black Lace- written by women for women.

Date Posted: 6/8/2007 7:59 PM ET
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whoa more authors to look for!

Date Posted: 6/8/2007 8:46 PM ET
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How about Melissa Schroeder and Maya Banks ... has anyone read them?  Maybe if enough of us find good authors we can actually start exchanging here.



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