How Well Do You Know Your Romance Authors

10 Questions
Romance Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know your romance authors? Answer ten questions and learn how much you really know about the women who's books we all love to read.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Famous for creating T-Flac, the fictional anti-terrorist organization, this romantic suspense author has been a finalist six times in RWA’s Rita award.  Her debut novel, The Mercenary, was reprinted in 2008.
    • A. 

      Roxanne St. Claire

    • B. 

      Gennita Low

    • C. 

      Cherry Adair

    • D. 

      Cindy Gerard

  • 2. 
    This multi-genre author created a series about Pandora’s box, called the Lords of the Underworld.  She had sixteen books published within a three-year period.   And she posts a picture of a handsome man on her blog every week, calling it “Beefcake Monday.”
    • A. 

      Sherrilyn Kenyon

    • B. 

      Gena Showalter

    • C. 

      Teresa Medeiros

    • D. 

      Lisa Kleypas

  • 3. 
    After writing 24 full-length novels, twelve of which reached the New York Times Bestseller List, and being inducted into Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame, she retired from writing in 1997.
    • A. 

      Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

    • B. 

      LaVyrle Spencer

    • C. 

      Val Daniels

    • D. 

      Katherine Sutcliffe

  • 4. 
    Two years after competing in the Miss America Pageant, she had her debut novel, Where Passion Leads, published.  Now, over twenty years later, she writes both contemporary and historical romance and is expecting her next book, Tempt Me at Twilight, to be released in September of 2009.
    • A. 

      Catherine Coulter

    • B. 

      Suzanne Enoch

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Lowell

    • D. 

      Lisa Kleypas

  • 5. 
    Solely a historical writer, this author sold her first book at age 24.  She made it to the New York Times Bestseller list nine times and might be best known for creating the character Lady Whistledown.
    • A. 

      Eloisa James

    • B. 

      Julia Quinn

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Boyle

    • D. 

      Mary Balogh

  • 6. 
    Her first book, to Silhouette, was published in 1980.  Since then, she’s written over a hundred novels, won at least ten Rita awards from RWA, had numerous books made into movies, been published under various pseudonyms, and is about to release her newest series, The Wedding Quartet, in 2009. 
    • A. 

      Nora Roberts

    • B. 

      Linda Howard

    • C. 

      Julie Garwood

    • D. 

      Sandra Brown

  • 7. 
    Also known as the romantic suspense author, Julia Harper, this writer creates steamy historicals.  Her first book (The Raven Prince) under this pen name won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award.
    • A. 

      Julie Garwood

    • B. 

      Catherine Coulter

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Hoyt

    • D. 

      Elizabeth Lowell

  • 8. 
    Though this author most recently wrote about an FBI agent hooking up with a mobster’s daughter, she’s also known for taking her readers back in time to Scotland and England.  She’s published nearly 30 books and over half of them have made it to the New York Times Bestsellers List.
    • A. 

      Catherine Coulter

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Lowell

    • C. 

      Suzanne Enoch

    • D. 

      Julie Garwood

  • 9. 
    As Emcee of RWA’s 2009 Rita and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony, this author likes her romance on the dark side as you can tell from her "Ice" Series.  She’s written over 60 novels and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America.
    • A. 

      Nora Roberts

    • B. 

      Anne Stuart

    • C. 

      Kathleen Sutcliffe

    • D. 

      Meagan McKinney

  • 10. 
    Her debut novel, The Stillburrow Crush, will be out February 26, 2010 from the Wild Rose Press, climbing roses line.
    • A. 

      Linda Kage

    • B. 

      Claire Ashgrove

    • C. 

      Jackie Bannon

    • D. 

      Linda Joyce