5 Authors Who Write Compelling Romance
From romantic thrillers to realistic novels to swoon-worthy works of historical fiction, there are plenty of compelling works of romance for readers to choose from. The five authors listed here write in different sub-genres, from historical YA to science fiction, but they have all created moving love stories. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Writers Who Create Exceptional Works Of Romance
|Marie Lavender||Upon Your Return|
|Linda Covella||Yakimali's Gift|
|Addison Brae||Becker Circle|
|Midge Raymond||My Last Continent|
|Jennifer Delamere||The Captain's Daughter|
Fun Date Ideas For Your Real-Life Romance
- Cook dinner together
- Go for a hike or a bike ride
- Get together for a karaoke night
- Go bowling
- Have a picnic on a sunny day
- Play a boardgame or video game together
- Go to a roller rink
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Join a book club together
6 Popular Subgenres of Romance
- Contemporary romance
- Historical romance
- Science fiction romance
- Romantic suspense
- Paranormal romance
- Romantic fantasy
The History of Love
Throughout the years, romance books have become popular and beloved, capturing the hearts and minds of readers around the world. Whether you like historical love stories or teen courtship, there are a wide variety of authors penning novels guaranteed to make you swoon. In no particular order, here are five writers who have created timeless, tender tales.
At #1 is Marie Lavender, a multi-genre author who has written across a diverse collection of romance styles such as urban fantasy, new adult, and paranormal. Among the several series she has published are Heiresses in Love, Eternal Hearts, Magick, and Blood at First Sight. Readers have praised her for creating stories full of twists and well-developed characters.
Lavender also offers fellow authors promotional services, including pre-made and custom book covers, graphic teasers, banners, logos, trailers, and marketing videos. She has appeared on the Golden State Media Concepts and Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights podcasts, and been interviewed by WomELLE magazine.
She has appeared on the Golden State Media Concepts and Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights podcasts, and been interviewed by WomELLE magazine.
Coming in at #2 is Linda Covella, author of Yakimali's Gift, which was chosen as Teen Historical Romance of the year by Books and Author and received a Gold Medal and Seal of Approval from Literary Classics. The story takes place in 1775 and follows fifteen-year-old Fernanda on a journey from Mexico to California. The young heroine not only discovers love, but truths that will change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself.
Covella's first published work was a restaurant review column in a local newspaper. As a freelance writer, she wrote numerous articles for a variety of publications, including children's magazines. Her goal is to share with kids and teens her love of books, the worlds they open, the things they teach, and the feelings they express. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
At #3 is Addison Brae, author of the romantic suspense tale, Becker Circle, which follows the heroine as she falls in love with a guitar player where she works and teams up with him to solve a local murder. Fans appreciate the book's intricate twists and turns, and applaud Brae as a great storyteller.
Fans appreciate the book's intricate twists and turns, and applaud Brae as a great storyteller.
Brae lives in Dallas, and began her writing career with articles, video scripts, and other content as an independent marketing consultant. She has participated in the East Texas Book Bash and is a member of the professional organization, International Thriller Writers.
In the #4 position is Midge Raymond, author of the romance, My Last Continent and the award-winning short-story collection, Forgetting English. Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, the Chicago Tribune, and Poets & Writers, among many other publications. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, and is the co-founder of the boutique publisher, Ashland Creek Press.
Raymond worked as an editor and copywriter with several New York publishing houses, including Penguin and St. Martin's Press before moving to Massachusetts. She taught at Boston University, Seattle's Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink. She has also published the books, Everyday Writing and Everyday Book Marketing.
She taught at Boston University, Seattle's Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink.
Wrapping up the list at #5 is Jennifer Delamere, who pens historical romances set in Victorian England. Her novels have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She holds a B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Delamere writes the London Beginnings series, and the Love's Grace trilogy, a set of three historical Christian love stories. Historical Novels Review called The Heart's Appeal a delightful read, and Booklist lauded An Heiress at Heart as a subtly inspirational romance. She is a frequent participant in regional author and reader events.