Favorite Books By Favorite Authors

September 3, 2009:

The bouquets of romance shown here are a result of polls for favorite books by favorite authors. For each author the bouquet can be 12 titles large – if their backlist is at least that – or more if there are ties. We originally conducted eight polls over a two year period ending in 2002. We re-polled to update and add to these bouquets in 2006, and then in 2008 began once more to update and add to them. These bouquets can be extremely useful to readers looking to try a new author.

The authors may have published 100 books or only five; the titles listed here are the favorites for our readers as they ranked them during the voting process. Readers who participated submitted their ranked lists of up to (but no more than) 12 titles per author, with 1 as their favorite. You’ll find the results below; all authors for whom bouquets were added or updated in July 2009 are noted.

Cindy, Lee, and LinnieGayl examine the results for August’s poll here.

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Shana Abe –  September 2008

  • The Smoke Thief
  • The Dream Thief
  • The Secret Swan
  • Queen of Dragons
  • The Truelove Bride
  • The Promise of Rain
  • A Kiss at Midnight
  • Intimate Enemies
  • The Last Mermaid
  • A Rose in Winter

Cherry Adair – March 2006

  • Kiss and Tell
  • In Too Deep
  • Hide and Seek
  • Out of Sight
  • On Thin Ice
  • Hot Ice
  • Take Me
  • The Mercenary
  • Seducing Mr. Right
  • Dance with the Devil (Date with A Devil)
  • Off Limits
  • Getting Her Man
  • Absolute Trouble
  • All Night Long
  • Her Bodyguard
  • One Way Out
  • A Great Catch

Victoria Alexander – May 2009

  • Love with the Proper Husband
  • The Husband List
  • The Marriage Lesson
  • The Wedding Bargain
  • A Little Bit Wicked
  • What a Lady Wants
  • The Secrets of a Proper Lady
  • The Pursuit of Marriage
  • Let It Be Love
  • A Visit from Sir Nicholas
  • The Lady in Question
  • The Prince’s Bride

Susan Andersen – June 2009

  • Be My Baby
  • Head Over Heels
  • Exposure
  • Baby I’m Yours
  • Baby Don’t Go
  • Obsessed
  • Hot & Bothered
  • Getting Lucky
  • All Shook Up
  • Just for Kicks
  • Skintight
  • Coming Undone

Catherine Anderson – April 2009

  • Annie’s Song
  • Baby Love
  • Phantom Waltz
  • Sweet Nothings
  • Keegan’s Lady
  • Cherish
  • Comanche Moon
  • My Sunshine
  • Blue Skies
  • Coming Up Roses
  • Forever After
  • Bright Eyes

Keri Arthur – July 2008

  • Full Moon Rising
  • Kissing Sin
  • Tempting Evil
  • Dangerous Games
  • Embraced by Darkness
  • The Darkest Kiss
  • Beneath a Rising Moon
  • Beneath a Darkening Moon

Adele Ashworth – April 2009

  • Duke of Sin
  • Winter Garden
  • My Darling Caroline
  • Stolen Charms
  • A Notorious Proposition
  • Duke of Scandal
  • The Duke’s Indiscretion
  • When It’s Perfect
  • Someone Irresistible

Mary Balogh – June 2009

  • Slightly Dangerous
  • A Summer To Remember
  • Slightly Married
  • More Than A Mistress
  • The Secret Pearl
  • Simply Love
  • Slightly Scandalous
  • First Comes Marriage
  • Lord Carew’s Bride
  • The Notorious Rake
  • Then Comes Seduction
  • Slightly Tempted

Leanne Banks – April 2006

  • Some Girls Do
  • Feet First
  • When She’s Bad
  • Underfoot
  • The Lone-Rider Takes A Bride
  • The Playboy & Plain Jane
  • Millionaire Dad
  • Expectant Father
  • Santa Slave (short story 1)
  • A Rancher in Her Stocking (short story 2)
  • Between Duty and Desire
  • The Five-Minute Bride
  • The Secretary And The Millionaire

Jill Barnett – May 2006

  • Bewitching
  • Wicked
  • Wonderful
  • Wild
  • Dreaming
  • Imagine
  • Just a Kiss Away
  • Carried Away
  • Sentimental Journey
  • The heart’s Haven
  • Daniel & the Angel (A Holiday of Love)
  • Surrender a Dream

Rexanne Becnel – May 2006

  • The Heartbreaker
  • The Matchmaker
  • A Dove at Midnight
  • Dangerous to Love
  • The Bridemaker
  • The Maiden Bride
  • The Troublemaker
  • Where Magic Dwells
  • The Knight of Rosecliffe
  • The Mistress of Rosecliffe
  • Heart of the Storm
  • The Rose of Blacksword

Elizabeth Bevarly – July 2009

  • My Man Pendleton
  • How to Trap a Tycoon
  • Her Man Friday
  • Beauty and the Brain
  • Just Like a Man
  • You’ve Got Male
  • The Virgin and the Vagabond
  • Fast and Loose
  • Married to His Business
  • The Ring on Her Finger
  • Jake’s Christmas
  • “Ever True” in A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust

Jo Beverley – September 2009

  • Devilish
  • My Lady Notorious
  • St. Raven
  • A Most Unsuitable Man
  • A Lady’s Secret
  • Winter Fire
  • Hazard
  • An Unwilling Bride
  • An Arranged Marriage
  • Forbidden
  • Secrets of the Night
  • Something Wicked

Jessica Bird – July 2008

  • The Billionaire Next Door
  • A Man in a Million
  • An Irresistible Bachelor
  • An Unforgettable Lady
  • Beauty and The Black Sheep
  • From the First
  • His Comfort & Joy
  • Heart of Gold
  • Leaping Hearts

Roseanne Bittner – June 2006

  • Embers of the Heart
  • Outlaw Hearts
  • In the Shadow of the Mountains
  • Montana Woman
  • Sioux Splendor
  • Oregon Bride
  • Prairie Embrace
  • Into the Wilderness
  • Sweet Mountain Magic
  • Thunder on the Plains
  • Chase the Sun
  • Full Circle

Elizabeth Boyle – September 2009

  • Something About Emmaline
  • Love Letters from a Duke
  • This Rake of Mine
  • Tempted by the Night
  • Confessions of a Little Black Gown
  • It Takes a Hero
  • His Mistress by Morning
  • Once Tempted
  • No Marriage of Convenience
  • One Night of Passion
  • Stealing the Bride
  • Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress

Celeste Bradley – July 2009

  • The Pretender
  • The Impostor
  • To Wed a Scandalous Spy
  • The Spy
  • The Duke Next Door
  • Desperately Seeking a Duke
  • Duke Most Wanted
  • The Rogue
  • Fallen
  • The Charmer
  • One Night with a Spy
  • Surrender to a Wicked Spy

Barbara Bretton – April 2006

  • Shore Lights
  • The Day We Met
  • Girls of Summer
  • A Soft Place to Fall
  • Chances Are
  • At Last
  • Sleeping Alone
  • One And Only
  • Once Around
  • Sentimental Journey (The 40s)
  • Someone Like You
  • Stranger in Paradise (The 50s)

Kate Bridges – July 2008

  • The Surgeon
  • The Midwife’s Secret
  • Klondike Fever
  • Klondike Wedding
  • Klondike Doctor
  • The Proposition
  • The Engagement
  • The Doctor’s Homecoming
  • The Bachelor
  • Shotgun Vows (Western Weddings)
  • The Commander
  • Luke’s Runaway Bride

Pamela Britton – April 2006

  • In The Groove
  • Tempted
  • Dangerous Curves
  • Seduced
  • Scandal
  • Enchanted by You Kisses
  • “Wanted: One Hot Blooded Man” in Honk If You Love Real Men
  • My Fallen Angel
  • Cowboy Trouble
  • Cowboy Lessons
  • “Big, Bad Santa” in Red Hot Santa

Suzanne Brockmann – July 2009

  • Gone Too Far
  • Over The Edge
  • The Unsung Hero
  • Hot Target
  • Out of Control
  • Prince Joe
  • Frisco’s Kid
  • Force of Nature
  • Flashpoint
  • All Through the Night
  • The Defiant Hero
  • Breaking Point

Connie Brockway – April 2008

  • As You Desire
  • All Through the Night
  • My Dearest Enemy
  • Bridal Favors
  • The Bridal Season
  • My Pleasure
  • My Seduction
  • A Dangerous Man
  • My Surrender
  • The Ravishing One
  • Promise Me Heaven
  • The Reckless One

Sandra Brown – September 2000

  • Slow Heat in Heaven
  • Texas! Chase
  • Mirror Image
  • Texas Lucky
  • Texas Sage
  • The Witness
  • Where There’s Smoke
  • French Silk
  • Sunset Embrace
  • Adam’s Fall
  • Breath of Scandal
  • Fanta C

Nancy Butler – June 2006

  • Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh
  • Prospero’s Daughter
  • The Rake’s Retreat
  • The Ramshackle Suitor
  • Castaway Hearts
  • The Discarded Duke
  • The Bartered Heart
  • Lord Monteith’s Gift
  • The Prodigal Hero
  • Keeper of the Swans
  • Christmas With Dora Davenport (Regency Christmas Courtship)
  • The Kindness of a Rogue
  • The Barkin Emeralds

Meg/Patricia Cabot – September 2009

  • The Princess Diaries: Volume 1
  • The Boy Next Door
  • She Went All The Way
  • Portrait of My Heart
  • Queen of Babble
  • Size 12 Is Not Fat
  • Educating Caroline
  • Where Roses Grow Wild
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Avalon High
  • A Little Scandal
  • Every Boy’s Got One
  • Pants on Fire

Stella Cameron – March 2006

  • Sheer Pleasure
  • Bride
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • True Bliss
  • Fascination
  • Charmed
  • Dear Stanger
  • Yes is Forever
  • Pure Delights
  • Finding Ian
  • Only by Your Touch
  • Now You See Him

Candace Camp – July 2009

  • So Wild a Heart
  • The Courtship Dance
  • A Stolen Heart
  • The Bridal Quest
  • The Wedding Challenge
  • The Marriage Wager
  • The Hidden Heart
  • No Other Love
  • Indiscreet
  • Swept Away
  • A Dangerous Man
  • Mesmerized

Marsha Canham – September 2008

  • The Iron Rose
  • Pale Moon Rider
  • Across a Moonlit Sea
  • The Pride of Lions
  • Blood of Roses
  • The Last Arrow
  • Through a Dark Mist
  • My Forever Love
  • Under the Desert Moon
  • Dark and Dangerous
  • Straight for the Heart
  • In the Shadow of Magic

Liz Carlyle – April 2009

  • The Devil You Know
  • No True Gentleman
  • A Woman of Virtue
  • The Devil To Pay
  • Beauty Like the Night
  • Never Romance a Rake
  • Never Deceive a Duke
  • Never Lie to a Lady
  • A Deal With The Devil
  • A Woman Scorned
  • My False Heart
  • Tempted All Night

Robyn Carr – July 2008

  • Virgin River
  • Shelter Mountain
  • Whispering Rock
  • Just Over the Mountain
  • Deep in the Valley
  • Down by the River
  • Never Too Late
  • The Wedding Party
  • Runaway Mistress
  • Blue Skies
  • The House on Olive Street
  • Informed Risk

Susan Carroll – April 2009

  • The Bride Finder
  • The Night Drifter
  • Winterbourne
  • Midnight Bride
  • Brighton Road
  • The Dark Queen
  • The Courtesan
  • The Silver Rose
  • The Lady Who Hated Shakespeare
  • The Wooing of Miss Masters
  • The Bishop’s Daughter
  • The Huntress

Kathryn Caskie – July 2008

  • Rules of Engagement
  • How to Seduce a Duke
  • Lady in Waiting
  • A Lady’s Guide to Rakes
  • How to Engage an Earl
  • How to Propose to a Prince
  • Love is in the Heir

Kimberly Cates – March 2006

  • Stealing Heaven
  • Briar Rose
  • Gather the Stars
  • Magic
  • Lily Fair
  • Morning Song
  • Angel’s Fall
  • The Raider’s Bride
  • The Raider’s Daughter
  • “Gabriel’s Angel” in A Gift of Love
  • Picket Fence
  • Crown of Dreams
  • Fly Away Home
  • Restless Wind
  • Only Forever
  • The Mother’s Day Garden

Megan Chance – May 2006

  • The Portrait
  • An Inconvenient Wife
  • A Candle in the Dark
  • The Way Home
  • The Gentleman Caller
  • After the Frost
  • Susannah Morrow
  • A Heart Divided
  • Fall From Grace
  • A Season in Eden
  • The Fatal Key

Janet Chapman – July 2009

  • Charming the Highlander
  • Wedding the Highlander
  • Loving the Highlander
  • The Seduction of His Wife
  • Tempting the Highlander
  • The Seductive Impostor
  • Only with a Highlander
  • The Man Must Marry
  • The Stranger in Her Bed
  • Secrets of the Highlander
  • The Dangerous Protector

Loretta Chase – July 2009

  • Lord of Scoundrels
  • Lord Perfect
  • Mr. Impossible
  • The Last Hellion
  • Your Scandalous Ways
  • Miss Wonderful
  • Not Quite a Lady
  • Don’t Tempt Me
  • Captives of the Night
  • The Lion’s Daughter
  • The Devil’s Delilah
  • Knaves’ Wager

Pamela Clare – June 2009

  • Hard Evidence
  • Unlawful Contact
  • Ride the Fire
  • Untamed
  • Surrender
  • Extreme Exposure
  • Sweet Release
  • Carnal Gift

Kresley Cole – June 2009

  • A Hunger Like No Other
  • Dark Desires After Dusk
  • No Rest for the Wicked
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • Kiss of a Demon King
  • If You Deceive
  • If You Desire
  • If You Dare
  • “The Warlord Wants Forever” in Playing Easy to Get
  • The Price of Pleasure
  • The Captain of All Pleasures

Catherine Coulter – May 2006

  • The Sherbrooke Bride
  • Night Fire
  • The Wild Baron
  • The Hellion Bride
  • The Wyndham Legacy
  • The Heiress Bride
  • Night Shadow
  • Moonspun Magic
  • The Scottish Bride
  • Calypso Magic
  • Earth Song
  • Fire Song

Jennifer Crusie – September 2008

  • Bet Me
  • Welcome to Temptation
  • Manhunting
  • Crazy for You
  • Fast Women
  • Anyone But You
  • Faking It
  • Tell Me Lies
  • Charlie All Night
  • Getting Rid of Bradley
  • Agnes and the Hitman
  • Strange Bedpersons

Jacquie D’Alessandro – June 2009

  • Sleepless at Midnight
  • The Bride Thief
  • Confessions at Midnight
  • Tempted at Midnight
  • Red Roses Mean Love
  • Who Will Take This Man?
  • Seduced at Midnight
  • Love and the Single Heiress
  • Whirlwind Wedding
  • Not Quite a Gentleman
  • Kiss the Cook
  • Never a Lady

Justine Davis/Dare – May 2002

  • The Morning Side of Dawn
  • Dangerous Games
  • Night Fires
  • Lord of the Storm
  • The Skypirate
  • Dangerous Ground
  • Clay Yeager’s Redemption
  • Stevie’s Chase
  • Leader of the Pack
  • A Whole Lot of Love
  • One Last Chance
  • Angel for Hire
  • Left at the Altar

MaryJanice Davidson – May 2006

  • The Undead and Unwed
  • Undead and Unemployed
  • Undead and Unappreciated
  • Derik’s Bane
  • Undead and Unreturnable
  • The Royal Treatment
  • Dead and Loving It
  • Love’s Prisoner
  • Hello, Gorgeous
  • The Royal Pain
  • Love’s Prisoner

Sylvia Day – July 2008

  • Ask for It
  • The Stranger I Married
  • A Passion for Him
  • Passion for the Game
  • Bad Boys Ahoy
  • Don’t Tempt Me
  • Heat of the Night
  • Pleasures of the Night
  • “Wish List” (stand-alone short story)
  • Mischief and the Marquess
  • “Awaken the Fantasy” in Alluring Tales
  • Declassified: Dark Kisses

Barbara Delinsky – March 2006

  • Heart of the Night
  • The Stud
  • Lake News
  • The Vineyard
  • Flirting With Pete
  • The Passion of Chelsea Kane
  • More Than Friends
  • Coast Road
  • Together Alone
  • Twelve Across
  • Montana Man
  • The Summer I Dared
  • The Outsider

Jude Deveraux – September 2000

  • A Knight In Shining Armor
  • Highland Velvet
  • Sweet Liar
  • Velvet Angel
  • Velvet Promise
  • Velvet Song
  • Wishes
  • The Black Lyon
  • Twin of Ice
  • The Raider
  • Twin of Fire
  • The Princess

Christina Dodd – September 2009

  • Rules of Engagement
  • That Scandalous Evening
  • Rules of Attraction
  • Scent of Darkness
  • Rules of Surrender
  • Tongue in Chic
  • A Well Favored Gentleman
  • Trouble in High Heels
  • Thigh High
  • Into the Shadow
  • Touch of Darkness
  • Into the Flame

Shannon Drake – May 2006

  • Beneath a Blood Red Moon
  • When Darkness Falls
  • Ondine
  • Conquer the Night
  • The Knight Triumphant
  • Wicked
  • Deep Midnight
  • Seize the Dawn
  • Come the Morning
  • The Lion in Glory
  • No Other Man
  • Princess of Fire

Kathleen Eagle – May 2006

  • What the Heart Knows
  • Reason To Believe
  • The Night Remembers
  • This TIme Forever
  • The Last True Cowboy
  • The Last Good Man
  • A Class Act
  • Carved in Stone
  • Once Upon a Wedding
  • Sunrise Song
  • Private Treaty
  • You Never Can Tell

Suzanne Enoch – September 2009

  • London’s Perfect Scoundrel
  • England’s Perfect Hero
  • Flirting with Danger
  • A Matter of Scandal
  • The Rake
  • Always a Scoundrel
  • Meet Me at Midnight
  • Don’t Look Down
  • Reforming a Rake
  • Billionaires Prefer Blondes
  • A Touch of Minx
  • Something Sinful