Australian romance authors – how many have you read?

By | 2 April 2011 | 8 Responses

2011 Aussie Author Month - FlagA meme for Aussie Author Month.

If you’re keen to participate in Aussie Author Month but have left it until the last minute, we’ve created a meme to get you started. All you have to do is to copy and paste everything below this paragraph into your own blog and follow the instructions. Enjoy!

(I’ve copied the list here if you want to start with a clean copy of the meme.)

How many Aussie romance authors do you know?

Australia is home to a lot of talented authors in the romance genre. Here’s a list of romance authors from the Romance Writers of Australia website. How many authors do you know?

Authors in BOLD are authors you’ve tried at least once.
Authors UNDERLINED are in your To Be Read pile.
Authors in ITALICS are authors whose work you’re planning to try soon.
Mark autobuy authors with an asterisk (*).
If an author has written a keeper for you, add the book title next to the author’s name.

This meme was created to celebrate Aussie Author Month 2011.

1. Alison Stuart – Historical
2. Alli Kincaid/Allison Rushby – Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
3. Ally Blake – HM&B Sweet, Sexy Sensation
4. Amy Andrews – HM&B Medical
5. Anna Campbell – Historical *
6. Anna Cleary – HM&B Sexy Sensation
7. Anna Jacobs – Historical Sagas, Contemporary
8. Anne Gracie – Historical, Romantic Comedy The Perfect Rake
9. Anne Oliver – HM&B Sexy Sensation
10. Anne Whitfield – Historical
11. Annie West – HM&B Sexy, Sexy Sensation
12. Astrid Cooper – Speculative Fantasy, Paranormal
13. Barbara Hannay – HM&B Sweet
14. Barbra Novac – Erotic Romance
15. Beverley Eikli – Historical Intrigue
16. Bronwen Evans – Regency Historicals
17. Bronwyn Jameson – HM&B Desire
18. Bronwyn Parry – Romantic Suspense * As Darkness Falls
19. Bronwyn Stuart
20. Carol Warner – Rural, Contemporary
21. Cassandra Cornell
22. Cathleen Ross – Erotica, HM&B Spice Briefs
23. Cathryn Brunet – Contemporary
24. CC Coburn – HM&B American Romance
25. Charmaine Attalla
26. Cheryl Wright – Romance
27. Christina Phillips – Ancient Historical Romance
28.  Christine Stinson – Women’s Fiction
29.  Christine Wells – Historical
30.  Claire Baxter – HM&B Sweet
31. Daphne Clair/Laurey Bright – Historical
32. Deborah Challinor – Historical fiction
33. Denise Rossetti – Erotica
34. Dora Braden
35. Eleni Konstantine
36. Elisabeth Rose – Contemporary
37. Elizabeth Rolls – HM&B Historical
38. Emily Gee – Fantasy
39. Erica Hayes – Fantasy
40. Fiona Lowe – HM&B Medical
41. Fiona McArthur – HM&B Medical
42. Gail Symmonds – Time Travel/Historical
43. Heather Boyd
44. Heather Brown – Historical
45. Heather Garside – Historical
46. Helen Kirkman – HM&B HQN
47. Helene Young – Suspense
48. Isolde Martyn – Historical
49. Jan Colley – HM&B Desire
50. Janet Woods – Women’s Fiction
51. Jennie Adams – HM&B Sweet
52. Jennifer Brassel – Contemporary, Young Adult
53. Jess Dee – Sexy romance
54. Joan Kilby – HM&B SuperRomance
55. Joanie MacNeil
56. Joanna Challis – Historical
57. Kandy Shepherd – Romantic Comedy Home Is Where The Bark Is
58. Karlene Blakemore-Mowle/Karly Lane – Romantic Suspense
59. Kate Loveday – Contemporary, Historical
60. Kelly Hunter – HM&B Sexy Sensation
61. Keri Arthur – Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
62. Keziah Hill – Erotica
63. Kiki Lon – Young Adult
64. Kirsty Brooks – Crime Comedy Romance
65. Kylie Griffin – Paranormal Romance
65. Laura O’Connell – Inspirational Women’s Fiction
66. Lilian Darcy – HM&B Medical
67. Lillian Grant – Romance
68. Lisa Heidke – Women’s Fiction
69. Loretta Brabant – Contemporary
70. Louise Cusack – Fantasy
71. Lucinda Brant – Historical romance & mystery
72. Lucy Clark – HM&B Medical
73. Lynsey Stevens – HM&B Sweet
74. Maggi Andersen – Historical
75. Maggie Nash – Erotica, Paranormal, Suspense
76. Mandy Magro – Australian rural fiction
77. Maree Anderson – Paranormal, speculative fiction, fantasy
78. Margaret Tanner – Historical
79. Marion Lennox – HM&B Medical, Sweet
80. Mary Hawkins – Inspirational
81. Maxine Sullivan – HM&B Desire
82. Melanie Milburne – HM&B Medical, Sexy
83. Melissa James – HM&B Sweet
84. Michelle Douglas – HM&B Sweet
85. MJ Scott
86. Nicola Marsh – HM&B Sweet, Sexy Sensation
87. Nicola E. Sheridan – Fantasy / Paranormal romance
88. Nicole Murphy – Paranormal
89. Nikki Logan – HM&B Sweet
90. Noelene Jenkinson – Contemporary
91. Paula Roe – HM&B Desire
92. Paula Vince – Exciting, mysterious and suspenseful romance
93. Rachel Bailey – Silhouette Desire
94. Rhian Cahill – Erotic Romance
95. Robyn Donald – HM&B Sexy
96. Robyn Grady – HM&B Desire
97. Rowena Cory Daniells – Speculative Fiction, Children’s
98. Sandy Curtis – Suspense
99. Sara Bennett/Sara Mackenzie – Historical, Paranormal
100. Sami Lee – Contemporary
101. Sara Hantz – Young Adult
102. Sarah Mayberry – HM&B SuperRomance, Blaze
103. Sharon Archer – HM&B Medical
104. Shona Husk – Paranormal
105. Stephanie Laurens – Historical
106. Sophia James – Harlequin Historical
107. Suzanne Brandyn – Contemporary
108. Tamara Gill – Historical
109. Tina Marie Clark – Children’s
110. Tina Duncan – HM&B Sexy
111. Tracey O’Hara – Paranormal
112. Tracie Sommers – HM&B Spice Briefs
113. Trish Morey – HM&B Sexy
114. Valerie Parv – HM&B Sweet
115. Vonnie Hughes – Historical Intrigue
116. Yvonne Lindsay – HM&B Desire
117. Zana Bell – Historical, Superromance

Authors read: 28 (~24%)
Authors in TBR: 3
Autobuy authors: 2

Wow. My performance was pretty dismal! In my defence, I suspect I’ve tried more Mills & Boon authors than I think, because I don’t always keep track of the authors unless the book stood out in my mind. I also note that some of these names are debut authors whose books haven’t hit the shelves yet.

How many of these authors have you tried? Who are your autobuys? If you do the meme, don’t forget to post the link in the comments so I can check out your list, too.

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Kat

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Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, Twitter tragic and compulsive reader. She is the editor of Booktopia's Romance Buzz and hosts the Heart to Heart podcast for Destiny Romance. Her articles have been published in Books+Publishing, the AWW Challenge blog, and the ARRA newsletter. Kat firmly believes in happy endings. She kills fairies with glee.
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8 comments »

  1. Rosie

    An amazing list – hey well done you! Oooh can you add Lexxie Cooper UF/ParaRom and  Tansy Rayner Roberts and Trudy Canavan for Fantasy?
    :)

  2. Kat (author)

    I took the list straight out of the Romance Writers of Australia website, so they may not be members. Feel free to start a sff meme! :D

  3. Rosie

    Oh everyone, Van Badham too – her Urban Fantasy debut Burnt Snow from last year was great!

  4. Hazel Key (@HazelMKey)

    Can I ask, what is HM & B?

  5. Kat (author)

    Hi, Hazel. It stands for Harlequin Mills and Boon. :)

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