How Well Do You Know Your Romance Authors?

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How Well Do You Know Your Romance Authors? - Quiz

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.


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

    Correct Answer
    C. Cherry Adair
    Explanation
    Cherry Adair is the correct answer because she is famous for creating T-Flac, the fictional anti-terrorist organization, and has been a finalist six times in RWA's Rita award. Her debut novel, The Mercenary, was also reprinted in 2008.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Gena Showalter
    Explanation
    Gena Showalter is the correct answer because she is a multi-genre author who created a series about Pandora's box called the Lords of the Underworld. She also had sixteen books published within a three-year period, indicating a prolific writing career. Additionally, she posts a picture of a handsome man on her blog every week, which she calls "Beefcake Monday," suggesting a playful and engaging online presence.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. LaVyrle Spencer
    Explanation
    LaVyrle Spencer is the correct answer because the passage states that the author retired from writing in 1997 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. This information matches with LaVyrle Spencer's career as she wrote multiple bestselling romance novels and retired from writing in 1997.

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  • 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, Tempts Me at Twilight, to be released in September of 2009.

    • A.

      Catherine Coulter

    • B.

      Suzanne Enoch

    • C.

      Elizabeth Lowell

    • D.

      Lisa Kleypas

    Correct Answer
    D. Lisa Kleypas
    Explanation
    Lisa Kleypas is the correct answer because the passage states that she had her debut novel, Where Passion Leads, published two years after competing in the Miss America Pageant. It also mentions that she writes both contemporary and historical romance, which aligns with Lisa Kleypas's genre of writing. Additionally, it states that her next book, Tempts Me at Twilight, is expected to be released in September of 2009, which is consistent with Lisa Kleypas's publishing timeline.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Julia Quinn
    Explanation
    Julia Quinn is the correct answer because she is a historical writer who sold her first book at age 24. She has made it to the New York Times Bestseller list nine times and is best known for creating the character Lady Whistledown.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Nora Roberts
    Explanation
    Nora Roberts is the correct answer because the passage mentions that she published her first book in 1980 and has since written over a hundred novels. It also states that she has 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. This information aligns with Nora Roberts' career and accomplishments as a bestselling romance novelist.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Elizabeth Hoyt
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Hoyt is the correct answer because the question states that this writer is also known as the romantic suspense author Julia Harper, and Elizabeth Hoyt is indeed known by that pen name. Additionally, it is mentioned that her first book under this pen name, "The Raven Prince," won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Julie Garwood
    Explanation
    Julie Garwood is the correct answer because the given information states that the author has written about an FBI agent and a mobster's daughter, which aligns with Garwood's novel "Heartbreaker." Additionally, the author is known for taking readers back in time to Scotland and England, which is a common theme in Garwood's historical romance novels. The fact that over half of her nearly 30 books have made it to the New York Times Bestsellers List further supports the identification of Julie Garwood as the correct answer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Stuart
    Explanation
    Anne Stuart is the correct answer because the passage mentions that the author likes her romance on the dark side, which aligns with Anne Stuart's writing style. Additionally, it states that she has written over 60 novels, which matches Anne Stuart's prolific output. The mention of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America also indicates Anne Stuart's significant contributions to the romance genre.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Linda Kage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Linda Kage because the question states that her debut novel, The Stillburrow Crush, will be released on February 26, 2010, from the Wild Rose Press. The other authors mentioned in the options do not have any information provided regarding their debut novels or any specific release dates.

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