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Subject: Men writing romance books?
Date Posted: 12/26/2007 11:20 PM ET
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I've read a few Leigh Greenwood books and they were OK. Although I had to chuckled at the love scenes picturing this gray haired man writing them. 

I know May McGoldrick is really a husband and wife writing team. 

What other male romance writers are there and how to do they compare to female writers?

Date Posted: 12/26/2007 11:45 PM ET
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I don't think I've ever read a romance written by a man.  But maybe moden day men use pen names like women used to?  I know I'd think twice before picking up something like - "Secret Sinful Affair, By Jake Smith"

But now that I know they do exist I'm very curious to read one.

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 8:02 AM ET
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It really doesn't matter  one bit to me if it's a man or woman....as long as the book  is good....

Leigh greenwood  is good and I especially liked his earlier works...but l PERSONALLY don't  like his recent releases...esp for the COWBOY SERIEs..I stopped at MATT.

Hoping if he gets to finish the  OTHER SERIES he'll do a better job with  the remaining characters...

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 9:57 AM ET
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I know most don't like Nicholas Sparks, some think he is too sappy. I enjoyed most of his books though. They are sweet romances and not heavy into sex scenes.

I enjoy Nicholas Evans too. "The Horse Whisperer" is one of my favorites! He tends to write more suspense or drama into his storylines with romance mixed in.

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 10:08 AM ET
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There's a husband/wife team that wrote for loveswept seems like adn think they still wirte those type books but can't think of their name..

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 1:06 PM ET
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I know I'd think twice before picking up something like - "Secret Sinful Affair, By Jake Smith"

That made me laugh!  Thanks! 

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 1:34 PM ET
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Susanna - I think you're talking about Tori Carrington.  I know they are a husband and wife writing duo.  They do Harlequin Blazes.

link to their website http://www.toricarrington.net/



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Date Posted: 12/27/2007 4:29 PM ET
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Oh I didn't know Tori Carrington was a husband and wife duo like May McGoldrick.  I think Al Lacy writes Christian western romances right?  I've never read one. 

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 5:04 PM ET
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whoa! I didn't know tori carrington was a him and her team either! nope, the ones I was thinking about wrote loveswept under Anne and Ed Kolaczyk  and had another book later that was by andrea edwards I think...seems like they write under a lot of names from a link I found to their website! think it said they'd been writing together for 18 yrs!

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 6:34 PM ET
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EVAN MAXWELL

Jim McBride

FABIO   (BUT HE'S QUESTIONABLE)

WAYNE JORDAN

K.N CASPER

JEFF RIVERA



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Date Posted: 12/27/2007 6:43 PM ET
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I thought Jayne Ann Krentz was a husband-wife team, but maybe I'm thinking of someone else?

Jude Whatisface, who wrote _Indescretion_, is a man. So of course the book is published as lit-er-a-cha instead of romance. Hrumph.

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 6:44 PM ET
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Jayne Ann Krentz is Amanda Quick - not a husband/wife duo.

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 9:05 PM ET
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I thought the Fabio books were "ghost written". Just using his face because he was hot at the time. Personally he never did anything for me. 

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 9:23 PM ET
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I think Tom and Laura London did some older Loveswepts?

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 12:18 AM ET
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Yeah, Sharon and Tom Curtis writing as Laura London, right?   Which reminds me, I found a copy of The Windflower in a thrift store the other day for 10 cents - I think the low price for that on Amazon right now is around $25.  I know I've been looking for a copy for months, and I was in shock at finding it like that.

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:08 AM ET
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According to the about the author paragraph I was just looking at Leda Swann is a pseudonym for a M/F writing team. It doesn't say who he or she is just that they are a writing team and "life partners".

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 7:10 AM ET
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May McGoldrick is also Jan Coffey and Nicole Cody. And it is a husband and wife team. I read one book by Jan Coffey and it was pretty good. I never got around to the others. And Love and Mayhem by Nicole Cody was a good historical.

I like Nicholas Sparks...sometimes. I was really ticked off with him after At First Sight. I've been told to read Dear John, but I'm still mad at the man!

James Patterson has 2 'romances' out and they're wonderful! Sam's Letters to Jennifer is one of my favorite books.

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 8:11 AM ET
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That's why i put in parenthesis "Questionable:

But according to WIKIPEDIA he's an AUTHOR:

 

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 9:55 AM ET
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Fabio?!!! What were the book titles, did they start with " I Can't Believe It's Not...........". LOL, whenever i hear the name Fabio i think of his butter commericals or the time he got hit in the face during a roller coaster ride by a duck(or goose).

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 12:09 PM ET
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But it does make for an interesting  Book phrase!!

At least it'll give those Series book writers  something besides  greek billionaire tycoon's  virgin bride's baby contract  lol!!!



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Date Posted: 12/28/2007 3:05 PM ET
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I have a male friend who has written a number of romance novels - under a female name.  He tells me it's a lot more common than people think.  His sister does some of his appearances for him.

And no - I'm not going to out him!

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 7:02 PM ET
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OK Sharon: You have to tell us: Have we discussed his books on here?

 

Everyone: bombard Sharon w/PMs until she tells us who her friend is!!

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:22 PM ET
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I'm going crazy now trying to remember who I was thinking of, if not Krentz. Maybe Jayne Castle? I get them mixed up. ;-) It was someone popular, who writes a lot and under more than one name, I know that much.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:23 PM ET
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Ha! I see Jayne Castle is another name for Krentz - no wonder I get them mixed up! ;-)

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:43 PM ET
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I started an authors psuedonym thead a while back.  I wonder what pages it's on now.

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