Popular Romance Authors at Your Library

Popular Romance Authors at Your Library

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  • Catherine Anderson: Historical and contemporary romances set in the West.
  • Robyn Carr: Heartwarming, sensual, and often issues-based contemporary romance.
  • Jennifer Crusie: Contemporary romance with humor, mystery, and suspense.
  • Lori Foster: Suspenseful contemporary romances featuring rugged, honorable working-class men.
  • Rachel Gibson: Humorous stories with strong heroines and appealing heroes.
  • Kristan Higgins: Independent women searching for love.
  • Lisa Kleypas: Emotion-filled contemporary romances. Also historical romances set in Victorian England.
  • Susan Mallery: Character-driven romances, set in the West and featuring unconventional heroines.
  • Linda Lael Miller: Romantic, suspenseful westerns. Also historical romances set in the West.
  • Carly Phillips: Usually set in small towns, with light suspense and gentle humor.
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Humorous stories that also feature serious themes.
  • Christie Ridgway: Bubbly, sexy contemporary romances.
  • Nora Roberts: Character-driven romances featuring passionate, resourceful heroines, and strong heroes.
  • Jill Shalvis: Light contemporary romances with just a hint of action and adventure.
  • Vicki Lewis Thompson: Contemporary and paranormal stories with humor, snappy dialogue, and madcap plotting.
  • Susan Wiggs: Leisurely paced contemporary romances. Also historical romance.
  • Sherryl Woods: Stories set in small towns with a strong sense of community.
  • Jennifer Ashley: Historical highland romances.
  • Mary Balogh: Sensual historical romances (mostly Regency) that feature sparkling dialog and humor.
  • Jo Beverley: Steamy romances set in England in the early Middle Ages, the Georgian Age, and the Regency.
  • Loretta Chase: Regency romances set around the world.
  • Tessa Dare: Regency romances set in England.
  • Suzanne Enoch: Regency romances.
  • Gaelen Foley: Regency romances combined with adventure.
  • Dorothy Garlock: Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in small Midwestern towns.
  • Julie Garwood: Suspenseful stories with well-developed characters. Also some historical romance.
  • Karen Harper: Fast-paced romantic suspense and historical fiction.
  • Lorraine Heath: Character-driven stories featuring gentle humor and sensuality.
  • Elizabeth Hoyt: Fast-paced, sensual novels with darker themes of revenge and betrayal.
  • Eloisa James: Georgian and Regency romances with vivid historical settings.
  • Sabrina Jeffries: Regency romances that are light and bubbly, but also take on dark topics.
  • Lisa Kleypas: Historical romances set in Victorian England. Also emotion-filled contemporary romances.
  • Stephanie Laurens: Steamy, fast-paced Regency romances featuring strong families and compelling characters.
  • Johanna Lindsey: Set in various times and places, these stories blend action, adventure, and passion.
  • Julia London: Georgian, Regency, and Victorian historical romances. Also some contemporary romances.
  • Judith McNaught: Emotionally involving, often suspenseful stories. Both historical and contemporary.
  • Linda Lael Miller: Historical romances set in the West. Also romantic, suspenseful westerns.
  • Julia Quinn: Humorous, character-driven Regency Romances.
  • Bertrice Small: Richly detailed historicals set in 14th-17th C Scotland, England, and Italy.
  • Susan Wiggs: Historical romance. Also leisurely paced contemporary romances.
  • Tamera Alexander: Inspirational stories set in the American West, often historical.
  • Lori Copeland: Faith-based historical romances set in the West or Pacific Northwest.
  • Irene Hannon: Christian romantic suspense and contemporary romance.
  • Robin Lee Hatcher: Historical and contemporary Christian romances that don’t shy away from serious social problems.
  • B.J. Hoff: Character-driven Christian romances.
  • Karen Kingsbury: Emotionally charged, Christian-centered fiction with contemporary settings.
  • Julie Klassen: Historical inspirational romances, generally set in the English Regency period.
  • Tracie Peterson: Fast-paced, well-researched historical novels.
  • Lauraine Snelling: Best known for historical novels. Also contemporary romances.
  • Lara Adrian: Dark, edgy, passionate vampire-based stories.
  • Keri Arthur: A mélange of fantasy, urban fiction, and supernatural romance.
  • Patricia Briggs: Edgy urban fantasy with tough yet appealing female leads.
  • Kresley Cole: Sensual and humorous, with hefty helpings of drama and adventure.
  • Mary Janice Davidson: Madcap romantic comedies that combine the paranormal with chick lit and urban fantasy.
  • Christine Feehan: Passionate love stories with a touch of danger and dark magic.
  • Jeaniene Frost: Fast-paced, complex urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels.
  • Yasmine Galenorn: Gritty, often violent urban fantasy and paranormal mysteries that include romance.
  • Laurell Hamilton: Vampire stories filled with sexual tension and violence.
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon: An addictive blend of mythology, magic, and sexy love stories in vampire novels.
  • Katie MacAlister: Sexy, flippant narratives in many genres, including historical and paranormal romance.
  • Karen Marie Moning: Steamy contemporary and historical romances with a strong supernatural angle.
  • Robin D. Owens: Intriguing, suspenseful blends of romance, fantasy, and adventure.
  • Lynsay Sands: Contemporary spoofs following the romantic misadventures of a family of vampires.
  • Gena Showalter: Seductive stories about immortal warriors and aliens.
  • Nalini Singh: Detailed world-building, large casts of well-drawn characters, and high-stakes conflicts.
  • J.R. Ward: A blend of adrenaline-fueled danger and erotic stories in vampire-based stories.
  • Suzanne Brockmann: Military romance that mixes romantic elements with the suspense of thrillers.
  • Catherine Coulter: Novels featuring dashing heroes, strong heroines, and a sense of humor.
  • Julie Garwood: Suspenseful stories with well developed characters. Also some historical romance.
  • Karen Harper: Fast-paced romantic suspense. Also historical fiction.
  • Linda Howard: Edgy and sensual romances with sexy, tough heroes.
  • Jayne Anne Krentz: Romantic suspense without explicit violence. Also general and historical romances.
  • Elizabeth Lowell: Fast-paced stories that feature lush prose, steamy romance, and action and adventure.
  • Judith McNaught: Witty, sexy, emotionally involving, suspenseful stories, but without explicit violence.
  • Karen Robards: Fast-paced, carefully plotted page-turners.
  • J.D. Robb: Futuristic romances/police procedural mysteries featuring Eve Dallas.