New/Lesser Known Authors & Stories to Check Out

A Listmania! list by baltimore0502 "Hon!" (BALTIMORE, MD USA)
The list author says: "Bored with the big name authors? Why not check out some new or lesser known authors with worthy stories to tell?"
A Carnal Agreement
1.  A Carnal Agreement by Silvia Violet
The list author says:
  "Ms Violet has written many ebooks, a mix of erotica, fantasy, futuristics, etc for Samhain and Changeling Press.  I have only read her Regency-set erotic romance A CARNAL AGREEMENT, which is a hot, interesting and intense read.  Looking forward to its sequel, A PERSISTENT ATTRACTION due in 2008 from Samhain."
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Claiming the Courtesan (Avon Historical Romance an Avon Romantic Treasure)
2.  Claiming the Courtesan (Avon Historical Romance an Avon Romantic Treasure) by Anna Campbell
The list author says:
  "Somewhat controversial debut from Aussie Anna Campbell.  Complex and compelling characters, an intense and obsessive hero and a strong heroine make this a fascinating rather bold debut.  I, for one, look forward to reading more from this new author and will be checking out her second book, UNTOUCHED due 12/07."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rebel Angels 1: Born of the Shadows
3.  Rebel Angels 1: Born of the Shadows by Cyndi Friberg
The list author says:
  "I love her Rebel Angels Series & I adore this book!  A group of angels who were friends with Lucifer but who were not prepared to Fall must face their issues with God.  Steamy, original, interesting"
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Passion
4.  Passion by Lisa Valdez
The list author says:
  "Steamy, erotic but romantic debut.  1st in a series of stories about the Dare sisters, Passion, Patience & Primrose.  Passion is a widow who enters into a sexual relationship w/stranger Mark Hawkmore.  2nd book, PATIENCE has had a rocky road and has yet to be published, but hopefully will someday!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Mysterious Miss M
5.  The Mysterious Miss M by Diane Gaston
The list author says:
  "An American author who first found success w/the UK's Mills & Boon.  Very impressive debut to be followed by THE WAGERING WIDOW 2/06, A REPUTABLE RAKE 5/06, INNOCENCE AND IMPROPRIETY 3/07.  She also writes as Diane Perkins."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Double Dare
6.  Double Dare by Saskia Walker
The list author says:
  "Brit Saskia Walker has written many erotic short stories but DOUBLE DARE, a contemporary erotic romance, is her first full length book.  Books 2 and 3 are both erotic fantasy stories, 2nd is THE STRANGELING (1/07) and 3rd is UNVEILING THE SORCERESS (6/07)."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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The Veil of Night (Signet Eclipse)
7.  The Veil of Night (Signet Eclipse) by Lydia Joyce
The list author says:
  "If you enjoy a dark, slightly oppressive, gothic atmosphere & steamy sexual chemistry you may want to check out Ms Joyce's debut.  2nd MUSIC OF THE NIGHT (11/05), WHISPERS OF THE NIGHT (7/06), VOICES OF THE NIGHT 3/07."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Spare (Leisure Historical Romance)
8.  The Spare (Leisure Historical Romance) by Carolyn Jewel
The list author says:
  "2 prior books written in the late 80's both OOP.  LORD RUIN is a sexy marriage of convenience w/mystery, friendship, jealousy & love.  THE SPARE is a bit darker, more gothic w/murder mystery & ghosts.  She seems to be having trouble getting a contract for more historicals.  Too bad."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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The Damsel in This Dress
9.  The Damsel in This Dress by Marianne Stillings
The list author says:
  "A very cute & enjoyable debut!  She writes nice light suspense stories.   2nd book MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIE 5/05, 3rd SIGHS MATTER 3/06, 4th AROUSING SUSPICION 3/07."
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The Raven Prince
10.  The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
The list author says:
  "Ms Hoyt's debut is a Georgian-set story of a widow who goes to work as a secretary for a rather gruff, quick tempered earl.  Very enjoyable.  2nd will be THE LEOPARD PRINCE 4/07 followed by THE SERPENT PRINCE 9/07."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Promises Linger
11.  Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty
The list author says:
  "1st in a trilogy of steamy yet romantic westerns (1868 Wyoming Territory).  Asa is a WONDERFUL hero!  2nd is PROMISES KEEP, 3rd is PROMISES PREVAIL.  Haven't read them yet, but I will!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Lady's Pleasure
12.  A Lady's Pleasure by Renee Bernard
The list author says:
  "Newcomer Ms Bernard's debut is a very sexy story of a widow yearning to shed her former self "Merriam the Mouse" by seducing a gentleman.  Unfortunately, she seduces the wrong man - or does she?  2nd will be  THE MADAME'S DECEPTION 8/07."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Midnight Man (Midnight Series, Book 1)
13.  Midnight Man (Midnight Series, Book 1) by Lisa Marie Rice
The list author says:
  "Ms Rice's "MIDNIGHT" Series kicks off with MIDNIGHT MAN followed by MIDNIGHT RUN then MIDNIGHT ANGEL.  Steamy suspense!  If you enjoy Shannon McKenna you may want to check out Ms Rice's books!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

The Sea King (Berkley Sensation)
14.  The Sea King (Berkley Sensation) by Jolie Mathis
The list author says:
  "Ms Mathis' debut is  a great tale of a Danish mercenary and a Saxon princess caught up in royal lies and intrigue.  Refreshing new voice and setting!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Bad Boys Ahoy!
15.  Bad Boys Ahoy! by Sylvia Day
The list author says:
  "Ms Day's print debut is a three story collection about rakes who are "mad, bad and irresistible".  A new voice in sensual romance.  She's also published 3-4 ebooks from Ellora's Cave & Amber Quill.  Upcoming Brava releases ASK FOR IT and THE STRANGER I MARRIED."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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My Demon's Kiss (Bound in Darkness) (No. 1)
16.  My Demon's Kiss (Bound in Darkness) (No. 1) by Lucy Blue
The list author says:
  "Debut novel from Ms Blue (AKA Jayel Wylie) is the story of Simon, a reluctant vampire looking for a cure for his "curse".  First in a trilogy of stories 2nd will be THE DEVIL'S KNIGHT 3/06, 3rd DARK ANGEL 1/07."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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What A Gentleman Wants (Zebra Historical Romance)
17.  What A Gentleman Wants (Zebra Historical Romance) by Caroline Linden
The list author says:
  "I believe this is Ms Linden's 2nd book, but it's my first and only so far.  1st was WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS and next will be WHAT A ROGUE DESIRES 9/07."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Dark Desires (Zebra Debut)
18.  Dark Desires (Zebra Debut) by Eve Silver
The list author says:
  "Ms Silver's debut is a Victorian gothic about artist Darcie Finch, hired by Dr Damien Cole to sketch his research subjects.  But is this handsome, reclusive doctor helping people or killing them?  2nd HIS DARK KISS 11/06, DARK PRINCE 8/07."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Mistress in Training
19.  Mistress in Training by Edwina Columbia
The list author says:
  "Ms Columbia's debut is a very sensual story of a society beauty  forced by circumstance to become the mistress of a wealthy but scandalous man.  Very sexy!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Irish Devil
20.  The Irish Devil by Diane Whiteside
The list author says:
  "She's published 3 or 4 ebooks via ellorascave.com.  Her 1st Brava paperback is an erotic Western.  Sequel THE RIVER DEVIL about Viola's brother Hal 7/05, 3rd in series THE SOUTHERN DEVIL 9/06.  Contemporary erotica THE SWITCH 1/06."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Her Body Of Work
21.  Her Body Of Work by Marie Donovan
The list author says:
  "Debut author tells the steamy tale of Rey & Marco, both of whom immigrated to the US from very different places & circumstances (she from Sweden; he from Cuba).  She's an artist; he's DEA on the run.  2nd book is HER BOOK OF PLEASURE 1/07."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Naked Duke (Zebra Debut)
22.  The Naked Duke (Zebra Debut) by Sally MacKenzie
The list author says:
  "Debut from Ms MacKenzie contains a charming romance, a sweetheart hero and a really evil psycho villain.  Promising new author.  2nd THE NAKED MARQUIS, 3rd THE NAKED EARL."
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Dedication (Signet Regency Romance)
23.  Dedication (Signet Regency Romance) by Janet Mullany
The list author says:
  "Ms Mullany's debut effort is not your mother's Regency!  Her hero & heroine are both over 35 and have lived full lives.  Former lovers who meet again after many years apart w/issues to resolve.  Sexy!  A new book is coming 9/07."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Lady Anne's Dangerous Man (Signet Eclipse)
24.  Lady Anne's Dangerous Man (Signet Eclipse) by Jeane Westin
The list author says:
  "Jeane Westin kicks off a new contract w/Signet/Eclipse with her debut Restoration tale of Lady Anne & highwayman John "Gentleman Johhny" Gilbert.  2nd LADY KATHERNE'S WILD RIDE in Summer, 2006"
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Dangerous Desires
25.  Dangerous Desires by Julia Templeton
The list author says:
  "This is a reissue, retitled 1st book by this author.  A Regency-era erotic read.  She's also written 2 time travels KIERAN THE BLACK & NOW AND FOREVER, a western SURRENDER TO LOVE.  Steamy & enjoyable"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Blood Moon Over Bengal
26.  Blood Moon Over Bengal by Morag McKendrick Pippin
The list author says:
  "Ms Pippin's books are set in the 1930's and 40's - rare for romances.  Her first was set in 1932 Calcutta, India; her 2nd BLOOD MOON OVER BRITAIN is set in 1940's WWII London.  Her 3rd will be set in WWII Berlin."
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The Ideal Bride (Zebra Regency Romance)
27.  The Ideal Bride (Zebra Regency Romance) by Nonnie St. George
The list author says:
  "Her first Regency is a delighfully funny romp - Gabriel and Nola are so fun to watch!  Her second is COURTING TROUBLE and stars St Fell and Arabella Swan from TIB.  Sady she's moving to contemps : ("
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It Happened in Florence
28.  It Happened in Florence by Erin Aislinn
The list author says:
  "Her 1st book is a poignant tale of a woman coming to terms with her past & a second chance at love.  She seems to be settling on erotica/vampire stories with releases from Ellora's Cave & Venus Press"
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Danger's Promise (Seduction Romance)
29.  Danger's Promise (Seduction Romance) by Marliss Moon
The list author says:
  "Her 1st is a satisfying medieval w/a hero looking for salvation & a heroine looking for a champion.  2nd BY STARLIGHT - accused witch saved by honorable knight!  She now writes action/suspense/Navy SEAL stories as Marliss Melton."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Touched by Fire (Seduction Romance)
30.  Touched by Fire (Seduction Romance) by Kathleen O'Reilly
The list author says:
  "Ms O'Reilly's first & likely (sadly) only historical w/a truly endearing, sweet hero and a spunky, unsinkable heroine.  Unfortunately, she's sticking w/contemporaries/chicklit, tho some of them are OK"
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