Digital Romance Backlists or Books You Probably Don't Know About

As some of you already know, I am a big fan of the authors of the 1990’s. So, I am forever trying to find what piece of their backlist they have finally decided to digitize and sell to us. It wasn’t easy. I decided on my own to cull the catalog of Smashwords to locate which romance authors have some of their ebooks available. So, without further ado, here we go!

I was hit with the first surprise when I learned that Alexis Harrington’s entire backlist is available in digital format and DRM-free folks at Smashwords. She writes westerns. Enjoy mail-order brides? Marriage of convenience stories? Check out her books. I’ve only read two titles. I am blanking on one of them but the other one is A Taste of Heaven. I loved it when I first read it years ago. Does it still hold the test of time? Question mark. Note: There are Kindle editions for her books as well. I bought up her backlist like crazy. It’s a risk but I don’t much care.

Remember Laurie Breton? Remember her first book, Black Widow, that was going for a gazillion dollars? Well, it’s available as an ebook now. Breton is noted for her romantic suspense. I’ve never read her but I know readers have enjoyed her books. I did buy this one and plan to read it this year.

Also Roberta Gellis has been silently releasing her historical romances in digital format. Unless you read or sign up for her newsletter, you wouldn’t have known. But if you’re a die-hard Roberta Gellis fan then looking for her backlist is part of your job. Of course, I wish she would digitize her medieval mysteries, starting with A Mortal Bane, A Personal Devil, A Bone of Contention and Chains of Folly. I own them all. In hardcover. All are some good reading.

Diane Farr has a new ebook out right now, Wicked Cool. She used to write historical romances and that one sounds like a paranormal or something. I’ve never read her but I do remember some readers raving about her work.

Contemporary romance writer Michelle Jerott who writes under the pen name of Michele Albert has always made her earlier books available in ebook format.(non-secure, DRM-free). You can even try one for free, Absolute Trouble to see why many of us love her.

Other notable titles to look at: Merline Lovelace, River Rising and Anne Frasier (aka Theresa Weir) has Pale Immortal up and also has Bad Karma at Samhain. Karen Ranney has two titles Tapestry and A Promise of Love and last but not least, Barbara Freethy, Summer Secrets. Enjoy your weekend, guys.

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7 Responses to Digital Romance Backlists or Books You Probably Don't Know About

  1. RRRJessica says:

    Taking names and making notes. Thank you for this!

  2. SarahT says:

    Thank you for these links. I’ve been hearing about Roberta Gellis for years but I’ve never read any of her books. I have a lot to look forward to when my ereader arrives!

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  4. Ah, Keishon, I remember you from a long time ago. You were always one of my very favorite readers. I hope you get a chance to read my brand-new-never-seen-before title, Home By Morning. And I hope my backlist is as good as you remember it to be.


  5. Avid Reader says:

    @Alexis Harrington: Hi Ms. Harrington! I can’t tell you how excited I was to find your digital backlist! And of course I will give your new title a read. I will be on the look-out for it and thanks for the heads up! Will there be an ebook version of it?

  6. Actually, the new title is available only as an e-book, both through Kindle and

  7. Avid Reader says:

    @Alexis Harrington: Just bought it, thanks! Looking forward to reading it.

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