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Subject: Sabrina Jeffries...can you suggest similar authors??? Please.
Date Posted: 9/10/2009 11:13 AM ET
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:)  Recently discovered Sabrina Jeffries . . . really enjoyed her books and writing style . . . can you offer suggestions of similar authors??  Have also read Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series (loved it except for final book which was just ok).  Also, read Mary Balogh's Simply and Slightly series (loved, loved, loved 'em) and Jillian Hunter's Boscastle series (another fun series).

Looking for suggestions . . . really like series . . . thanks!!!

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 12:47 PM ET
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Lauren, I've enjoyed the same authors and series that you have.

I might recommend:

The Neville Family series by Liz Carlyle:

  1. After Midnight (in the School for Heiresses anthology which also includes Ten Reasons to Stay by Jeffries)
  2. Never Lie to a Lady
  3. Never Deceive a Duke
  4. Never Romance a Rake
  5. Tempted All Night
  6. Wicked All Day (due to be released in October)

Books by Sophie Jordan - not a series, but good stories nonetheless

  • Once Upon a Wedding Night
  • Too Wicked to Tame
  • One Night with You
  • Surrender to Me
  • Sins of a Wicked Duke
  • In Scandal They Wed (due to be released April 2010)

The Seducer series by Madeline Hunter:

  1. The Seducer
  2. The Saint
  3. The Charmer
  4. The Sinner
  5. The Romantic
  6. Lord of Sin
  7. Lady of Sin

The Bastion Club series by Stephanie Laurens:

  1. Captain Jack's Woman
  2. The Lady Chosen
  3. A Gentleman's Honor
  4. A Lady of His Own
  5. A Fine Passion
  6. To Distraction
  7. Beyond Seduction
  8. The Edge of Desire
  9. Mastered by Love

The Bar Cynster series by Stephanie Laurens:

  1. Devil's Bride
  2. A Rake's Vow
  3. Scandal's Bride
  4. A Rogue's Proposal
  5. A Secret Love
  6. All About Love
  7. All About Passion
  8. The Promise in a Kiss
  9. On a Wild Night
  10. On a Wicked Dawn
  11. The Perfect Lover
  12. The Ideal Bride
  13. The Truth About Love
  14. Lost and Found (in the Hero, Come Back anthology)
  15. What Price Love?
  16. The Taste of Innocence
  17. Where the Heart Leads
  18. Temptation and Surrender

The Lester Family series by Stephanie Laurens:

  1. The Reasons for Marriage
  2. A Lady of Expectations
  3. An Unwilling Conquest
  4. A Comfortable Wife

Happy reading!


Date Posted: 9/10/2009 4:13 PM ET
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Elizabeth Hoyt - she's a favorite lately  - 2 series

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 3:52 PM ET
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I always recommend Madeline Hunter's series and also Elizabeth Hoyt's series.  Love the characters in both author's books.  I also think if you liked Julia Quinn's Bridgerton family, you would like the Essex Sisters by Eloisa James:  Much ado about you, Kiss me Annabelle, The Taming of the Duke and Pleasure for Pleasure.   Another great author is Marsha Canham.  Some of her books are in series.  I loved the two Dante Pirate books, and that is usually not my thing at all.

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 6:59 PM ET
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Ordered the Essex Sister series . . . thanks for the recommendation.  I will definitely try the others, as well.

Happy reading!!:)

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 8:03 PM ET
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Have to second the Elizabeth Hoyt recommendation, I love her books.

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 10:01 PM ET
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Since you enjoyed Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series you may want to try Amanda Quick, most of her stories are stand-alones, all are historicals, and all feature varying degrees of banter and humor between the H/h (and usually a "mystery" of some kind). In my humble opinion, her single title works are her best.

ETA: don't start with anything from her Arcane series unless you happen to enjoy a touch of paranormal in your historicals. (Amanda Quick  (historicals) is also Jayne Ann Krentz (contemporaries) is also Jayne Castle (paranormals) and the Arcane series includes books under her JAK name)

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Date Posted: 9/14/2009 10:39 PM ET
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for light historicals that mix the funny and sexy like SJ, try celeste bradley

Date Posted: 9/16/2009 2:43 PM ET
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Seton:   Could you be more specific and give us some titles.   thanks mucho.

Date Posted: 9/16/2009 6:30 PM ET
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Pamela, I would go with her most popular series - the Liars Club. Five books in all and like most series, the earlier bks are the best. Of course, its about spies. I hate spy bks so I just ignored most of the intrigue and just concentrated on the sexy and funny.

Her next series after that is the Royal Four and its an offshoot of the Liars Club with some of the old H/H making cameos.

Her next series after that was the Duke trilogy and I actually found her more generic w/o the spies. Bring back the spies!

Date Posted: 9/16/2009 10:30 PM ET
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I never had a spy affair, so I guess that sounds like fun. LOL  Thanks.

Date Posted: 10/12/2009 8:04 AM ET
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JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR "THE ESSEX SISTERS" SERIES RECOMMENDATION BY ELOISA JAMES.  I LOVED IT!!!!!  Lots of fun to read . . . I have ordered many of the other books recommended here, as well.

BTW, read Quick's one title books (Desire, Seduction, etc.) a long time ago . . . they are great reads!!

Happy reading!!