In no particular order: JR Ward (paranormal): Lover Awakened. If you've read Pure Healing, you'll know that I love tortured heroes. Julie Anne Long (historical): How the Marquess Was Won. AND A Notorious Countess Confesses. I love almost anything Julie writes. Her dialogue, humor and characterization are absolute best in the field. Mary Balogh (historical): Slightly… Continue reading My 5 favorite romance authors and 7 favorite books – trust me, you won’t regret checking them out!