Romance Authors

The romance genre uses the following two elements: a love story integral to the plot and a happy ending, to create  novels. These novels can be stand-alone or part of an extensive series and can fall anywhere on a wide spectrum of sensuality depending on the author. Common sub-genres are: contemporary romance, historical romance, erotic romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and inspirational romance.

The authors listed below are popular romance authors whose books the Hampshire County Public Library carries. Patrons can search for any of these authors in our online catalog to find specific titles. 

CONTEMPORARY
Lori Wilde
Jill Shalvis
Lori Foster
Robyn Carr
Alyssa Cole
B.J. Daniels
Alexa Martin
Susan Wiggs
Diana Palmer
Joan Johnson
Danielle Steel
Susan Mallery
Rochelle Alers
Brenda Novak
Carla Neggers
Jennifer Crusie
Jude Deveraux
Kristan Higgins
Nicholas Sparks
Linda Lael Miller
Jasmine Guillory
Debbie Macomber

HISTORICAL
Mary Balogh
Eloisa James
Elizabeth Holt
Candace Camp
Elizabeth Boyle
Sabrina Jeffries
Diana Gabaldon

ROMANTIC
SUSPENSE
Kat Martin
Lisa Jackson
Karen Harper
Sandra Brown
Karen Robards
Jayne Ann Krentz

PARANORMAL/
URBAN FANTASY
P.C. Cast
J.R. Ward
Maya Banks
Kait Ballenger
Kerrelyn Sparks
Charlaine Harris
Gena Showalter
Christine Feehan

INSPIRATIONAL
Shelley Shepard Gray
Kim Vogel Sawyer
Robin Lee Hatcher
Lauraine Snelling
Karen Kingsbury
Tracie Peterson
Beverly Lewis
Colleen Coble
Amy Clipston
Julie Klassen

WEST VIRGINIA
Jennifer Armentrout
Patricia Harman

EROTICA
Shelley Laurenston
Christina Lauren
Helen Hardt
Maya Banks
Sylvia Day
Ivy Smoak
J. Kenner