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Subject: Suggestions Please
Date Posted: 1/10/2010 1:20 AM ET
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I am looking for some good gothic romance novels.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 9:19 AM ET
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Eve Silver - Seduced by a Stranger was awesome!

Robin Schone - The Lover and Gabriel's Woman - sexual content is very high in these so if you don't like that they won't be for you but they are really well written - very creepy !

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 9:23 AM ET
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I have an old (1969) Dorothy Eden called Ravenscroft that I have never posted because it has no isbn. It's in great shape and it's creepy. Let me know if you're interested.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 10:10 AM ET
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I second the Eve Silver recommendation. Dark Desires and To Seduce a Stranger are on my keeper shelf.

Sandra Schwab writes some good romances with a gothic feel also. Castle of the Wolf is good (despite it's ugly cover :P) and The Lily Brand is another of her's I have on my keeper shelf.

Barbara Michaels writes gothic romances. The Master of Blacktower was good, it's on my keeper too. Hers are older but many of them have been recently reprinted.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 6:34 PM ET
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Great that's a start thank-you!

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 7:30 AM ET
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hehe I'm the Gothic romance slut!  My favorites are Victoria Holt which you should be able to find easy enough and Janet Louise Roberts who also worked under the other pen names Louisa Bronte and Rebecca Danton

I will also second Dorothy Eden and Barbara Michaels  - IMO stay away from Marilyn Ross - never likes his stuff at all (yeah its a guy with female pen names - a ton of them to be specific - W.E.D. Ross)

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 7:46 PM ET
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Veil of Night by Lydia Joyce

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 8:08 PM ET
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I have Dark Desires on my shelf right now:-)

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 10:38 PM ET
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I just read 'The Bride Finder' by Susan Carroll, which has a strong gothic romance feel to it.  Dark castle, mysterious legends, passionate romance...etc.  The one thing I enjoyed was that it included the POV from both hero/heroine.  Most gothic novels that I have read mainly tell the story from the heroine's POV only, which can drive me nuts. 

I actually have it in my bookshelf, so if you want it I'll give you a 2 for 1 deal on it. Just pick anything else and I'll include it for you for free. 

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 10:45 PM ET
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Karen, Your a space cadet! :P  I have your Bride Finder on my book shelf as of today, along with Castle of the Wolf and 2 of the Madeline Hunter books.