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Subject: Similar to Eloisa James
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 11:17 AM ET
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I have recently discovered Eloisa James and gobbled up all of her books.  What author/authors would you consider similar to her?  I especially like how she has more than one plot line going at a time.

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 12:29 PM ET
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She kinda reminds me of Suzanne Enoch in writing style, but she's different too.  Lots of troubled marriages, etc. and Enoch's regencies are more traditional plot themes.  There are some shades of Sherry Thomas in there, especially Private Arrangements, but Thomas is still pretty new & doesn't have much out there yet.  I think James is somewhat unique, but gets a little repetitious after a half dozen books or so:P

Date Posted: 1/14/2009 10:21 PM ET
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I have access to a database called NoveList through my local library, where I came across a "read-alike" article about Eloisa James. Here are the authors and some suggested starter titles mentioned in the article (written by librarian John Charles).

Miss Wonderful - Loretta Chase

In the Thrill of the Night - Candice Hern

Never Seduce a Scoundrel - Sabrina Jeffries

Highlander Unbound - Julia London

Seduction - Amanda Quick

 



Last Edited on: 1/14/09 10:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 9:39 AM ET
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Wow!  Thanks Kim and Madaleine! 

I have read Julia London, Amanda Quick, and Sabrina Jeffries.  But I will check out Loretta Chase, Candace Hern, Suzanne Enoch, and Sherry Thomas.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 3:07 PM ET
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There are lots of regency setting romances out there with secondary romances in them, if that tends to be what you like & what you're looking for.  Lisa Kleypas does it here & there although all that's coming to me right now is Again The Magic.  Her Hathaway series books Mine Till Midnight and Seduce Me At Sunrise are really good.  Secondary romances are introduced there, but they're either carried over in the next book, or will be in future books in that series.  Sherry Thomas though, does that switching back & forth thing with the secondary romances, and while I would think that I'd find it annoying, I get just as caught up in them as I do in the primary romance.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 3:11 PM ET
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Yes, it surprises me that I like that, but if the writer is good, I enjoy the double story line.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 5:17 PM ET
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Anne Gracie write secondary romances. She is more angsty than EJ tho.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 5:51 PM ET
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angsty or soap-opera-like?

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 6:20 PM ET
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not soap opera. manipulative-angsty like a Judith McNaught or a Mary Balogh. She's good. (I like angsty). I would read her if she didnt do secondary romances. I HATE those w/ a passion but EJ is the only author I take that from. . . .  but I dont read EJ for romance