7 Writers Of Steamy Romantic Tales

Reading for information is fine, but sometimes you want to spend a night alone getting hot and bothered, and these authors are at your service. Each of these writers has penned numerous tales sure to keep you up late reading, whether you prefer paranormal, historical, Sci-Fi, or contemporary romances. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

7 Authors Producing Captivating Romances

Name Notable Titles
Lara Daniels Lessons in Love The Officer's Bride Love at Dawn
Laura Navarre Magick by Moonrise The Devil's Temptress By Royal Command
A.S. Fenichel The Earl Not Taken A Lady's Honor Kane's Bounty
Dani Jace Sand and Sin Hot As Blazes White Doe
Tina Gabrielle Lady of Scandal How to Capture a Duke In the Barrister’s Chambers
Joanne Kennedy Cowboy Trouble One Fine Cowboy How to Handle a Cowboy
Zoe Ashwood Cold Attraction Trust the Wolf Cold Temptation

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The History of Romance Novels

Fictional tales of romantic love can be traced all the way back to ancient times. One important predecessor of the modern romance novel is Pamela by Samuel Richardson, which was published in 1740 and is thought to be the first popular novel where a love story is told from the perspective of a woman. One of the most influential figures in the realm of writing romance is Jane Austen, whose most popular work Pride and Prejudice has inspired countless writers since its 1813 release. It's harder to trace the history of erotic romance specifically, since publishers often lump it in with larger subgenres, like historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. But it has certainly become more popular since the rise of e-reading, which allowed for small publishers to experiment with new categories. High demand eventually led bigger companies to realize that there was a large market for erotic novels.

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In Depth

Romance novels can ignite readers' passions, offering stories filled with hot chemistry and sensuous love scenes. There are an abundance of writers skilled at creating titillating stories that feature sexy heroes and feisty heroines. Here, in no particular order, are authors who are penning bold and memorable narratives.

Starting off the list at #1 is Lara Daniels. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, she relocated to the United States following college. Her novel Lessons in Love details the amorous adventures between banker turned romance novelist Tara and her publishing mogul boss, Jimi. Reviewers call the story a great read with intense love scenes.

In addition to her writing career, Daniels is a registered nurse and resides in Texas with her husband and three children. She spotlights members of the Romance Writers of West Africa, such as Kiru Taye and Empi Baryeh, via interviews and reviews of their books.

In addition to her writing career, Daniels is a registered nurse and resides in Texas with her husband and three children.

Coming in at #2 is Harlequin romance author Laura Navarre, a diplomat who's lived in Russia and works on weapons of mass destruction issues. Her books include the Tudor historical romances The Devil's Temptress, Mistress by Magick, and By Royal Command. She holds a master of fine arts in writing popular fiction from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine.

Under the name Nikki Navarre, she pens the award winning Foreign Affairs series, billed as sexy spy romance. Book number one, The Russian Seduction, follows United States diplomat Alexis Castle as she falls for Russian submarine captain Victor Kostenko. A member of the Romance Writers of America's Published Author Network, Navarre is a Golden Heart finalist and recipient of the Emily Award for Excellence.

In the #3 spot is A.S. Fenichel, a multi-published author in the genres of historical, paranormal, erotic, and contemporary romance. Prior to her writing career, she worked in the information technology industry in New York City before relocating to Texas with her husband. She counts Jane Austen, Eloisa James, and Jude Deveraux as literary influences.

Prior to her writing career, she worked in the information technology industry in New York City before relocating to Texas with her husband.

Fenichel's End of Days series features stories of good versus evil set against the backdrop of the near annihilation of humanity. In the first entry, Mayan Afterglow, psychic Aileen convinces Ian, who steals from deserted houses for survival, to go on a journey with her to save the world. Readers praise the hot, fast action and fiery passion between the two main characters.

Entering the list at #4 is Dani Jace, author of the Seaside Heat series. The books feature beach settings and titles such as Game On! and Hot As Blazes. In Sand and Sin, sparks fly between Navy SEAL Jax Taylor and single mom bartender Peri Halstead. The Book Reading Gals calls it Baywatch meets Chicago Fire.

Jace also writes standalone books and short stories, including the novellas Legend's Promise and White Doe, a shape shifter romantic suspense tale. The author divides her time between coastal Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, using both locales as inspiration for her novels.

Jace also writes standalone books and short stories, including the novellas Legend's Promise and White Doe, a shape shifter romantic suspense tale.

At #5 is bestselling author Tina Gabrielle, a former deputy attorney general and mechanical engineer. Her novel Lady Of Scandal was nominated as best first historical by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Publisher's Weekly praises her Regency Barrister series for the well-matched lovers and the witty comradely repartee.

Other series by Gabrielle include the Raven Club books, The Crown's Secret Service, and the Infamous Somertons. Under the pen name Tina Kashian, she writes romantic cozy mysteries for Kensington Publishing. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Russian, and Dutch, and named as Barnes & Noble top picks. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

The author at #6 is Joanne Kennedy, who writes contemporary Western romances with traditional ranch settings. Her book One Fine Cowboy was a 2011 RITA Finalist in the contemporary single title category. The Minding Spot hails the story's spicy romantic relationship, while Mason Canyon of Thoughts in Progress calls the chemistry between the main characters electrifying.

The Minding Spot hails the story's spicy romantic relationship, while Mason Canyon of Thoughts in Progress calls the chemistry between the main characters electrifying.

Among her other titles are Cowboy Fever and How to Kiss a Cowboy. Kennedy is a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers organization. Her prior careers include stints in horse training, chicken farming, and as a buyer for a bookstore. A native of the East Coast, she is a resident of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Wrapping up the list at #7 is Zoe Ashwood, author of the Ice Planet Rendu series, which features elements of science fiction, alpha aliens, and strong heroines. The books, including Cold Attraction and Cold Temptation, explore new alien worlds and characters falling for one another amid interplanetary danger.

As Zoe Ann Wood, she writes clean contemporary romance novels. Titles include Give Me a Day and the standalone book Loving Her Nemesis. Ashwood is married with two sons, and when she's not writing, works as a literary translator. Among her influences are Molly Harper and New York Times bestselling authors Lauren Layne and Jill Shalvis.