Saturday, July 25, 2009

All About Romance Ranks 'Em


Big thanks to all who voted in the recent All About Romance Poll, Favorite Books by Favorite Authors. Don't know if the results will surprise you, but they surprised me.

You can view the results here.

7 comments:

Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

That is definitely surprising. I would have put THE DEVIL'S DELILAH much higher--it was my gateway book to your work. I also would have moved DON'T TEMPT ME higher too.

Loretta Chase said...

Jenny Rae, it's going to be very interesting, learning how others react. Meanwhile, I was surprised that Don't Tempt Me got up as high as it did, considering it's been out for less than a month.

Jen said...

Ah. Those top four speak to me. I read them frequently, recommend them constantly, and would never part with my own dog-eared copies. I was introduced to your books with Lord of Scoundrels, but I have a particular soft spot for The Last Hellion. I anxiously await each book you write. No one turns a phrase quite like you.

Loretta Chase said...

Interesting point about The Devil's Delilah. That was the book where I started to feel I'd got the hang of this Regency romance thing.

AnneH said...

My top 5 among your books are LoS, Lord Perfect, Knaves Wager, Last Hellion and Miss Wonderful. The others can be any ranking but these first 5 are the absolute for me. I was disappointed to see Knaves Wager in the last because I think this is one of your best book. I am consoling myself with the fact that this is an OOP book and LC readers, especially the newer ones would not have read it. I am currently rereading it and my admiration for this book just keeps geting higher. The writing, dialogue, characters, even the secondary ones are just marvelous. This is a perfect traditional regency book, IMO, just as The Mad Earl’s Bride is the perfect novella. I know that you are an American but if I didn’t, I would have thought that KW was written by an English writer. But this applies to most of your books anyway.

How would you rank you books? I know that they are all your “babies”, but we do have favourites. Which are yours?

Loretta Chase said...

AnneH, I can't rank my books. I'm not looking at them as a reader, but as the writer, and mostly I'm judging in terms of craftsmanship. None of them is perfect to me, but in each of them there are things I thought I did especially well or took great pleasure in doing. So they're not equal, but there's no No. 1 for me.

Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

Loretta, I think one of the reasons I adored DON'T TEMPT ME so much is that it's really well-crafted. It has the feel of a traditional Regency, but yet it's wildly romantic and has sex scenes that work beautifully.

You also close each scene with anticipation, realization, or a character turn... (Don't mind me, I just came back from a six week writing workshop, and you've endeared yourself to me with your plotting skills.=)