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Loretta Chase
  • Bibliography:
    29 Books (7 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1987
  • Latest Book:
    September 2024
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About the Author

Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark University.

After graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part-time teaching post. She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter. It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him. Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since 1987. Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.

Full Series List in Order

Carsington Brothers

1 - Miss Wonderful (Mar-2004)
2 - Mr. Impossible (Mar-2005)
3 - Lord Perfect (Mar-2006)
4 - Not Quite A Lady (Apr-2007)
5 - Last Night's Scandal (Aug-2010)

Difficult Dukes

1 - A Duke in Shining Armor (Dec-2017)
2 - Ten Things I Hate About the Duke (Dec-2020)
3 - My Inconvenient Duke (Sep-2024)

Dressmakers

1 - Silk Is for Seduction (Jul-2011)
2 - Scandal Wears Satin (Jul-2012)
3 - Vixen in Velvet (Jun-2014)
4 - Dukes Prefer Blondes (Jan-2016)

Fallen Women / Ladies of Scandal

1 - Not Quite A Lady (Apr-2007)
2 - Your Scandalous Ways (Jun-2008)
3 - Don't Tempt Me (Jul-2009)
4 - Last Night's Scandal (Aug-2010)

Regency Noblemen

1 - Viscount Vagabond (Jan-1989)
2 - The Devil's Delilah (Jun-1989)

Scoundrels

1 - The Lion's Daughter (Oct-1992)
2 - Captives of the Night (Feb-1994)
3 - Lord of Scoundrels (Jan-1995)
3.5 - The Mad Earl's Bride (Sep-1995)
4 - The Last Hellion (Apr-1998)

Trevelyan Family

1 - Isabella (Sep-1987)
2 - The English Witch (Jul-1988)

Book List in Order: 29 titles



  • WONDERFUL, WEALTHY ISABELLA At twenty-six, wealthy and sensible Isabella Latham had abandoned all thoughts of marriage. Yet when she arrived in London to oversee the debut of two younger cousins, it was Isabella who was besieged by legions of sui...



  • Pity Alexandra Ashmore! Though bewitching to behold, she has been forced into an engagement with a man she does not love. Alexandra's stodgy fiance is blind not only to her considerable charms, but also to her dazzling effect on other men. Even w...



  • FROM DISTRESS TO DISASTER Catherine Pelliston simply would not abide by her father's wishes and marry the slovenly Lord Browdie. But her escape through the streets of London only seemed to lead her from bad to worse. First, she was robbed. And ...



  • HOT-TEMPERED AND UNPREDICTABLE, DELILAH DESMOND WAS INDEED THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER. "Devil" Desmond, to be exact, society's most infamous rogue who had just completed his scandalous memoirs. A great many dreaded the tell-all publication, including hi...



  • "I need no further proof that you are despicable!" Lilith Davenant's sensibilities were appropriately offended. How dare the brazen Lord Julian Brandon kiss her when he knew full well the man she was to marry was in the next room! It matt...



  • THIEF OF HEARTS The sorrow of leaving her beloved India after five splendid years is lessened considerably for vivacious Amanda Cavencourt by a thoughtful parting gift from her dearest friend: an exquisite statue of a princess carved from sandalw...



  • PASSION BORN She is Esme Brantmore, a fearless rebel with a tender heart but a temper that runs hotter than her flaming red hair. Secretly determined to avenge her father's death, she is forced to travel with a handsome English wastrel through a har...



  • An enchanting Regency Christmas novella about romance, forgiveness… and a second chance for a once-in-a-lifetime love. Ten years ago, dashing Marcus Greyson and naïve Christina Travers fell madly in love -- and parted in anger. Now, wiser and m...



  • Nine years earlier, lovely Leila Beaumont's criminal father died mysteriously. And now her cruel, profligate husband has been murdered -- with innocent Leila suspected of the crime. Determined to uncover the truth, no matter how unpleasant, the b...






  • DETERMINED LADY Tough-minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And when Dai...



  • Everyone loves a wedding...Nothing lifts our hearts like the joyous peal of wedding bells. Or the sight of a happy couple being showered with confetti and good wishes. Now the most exciting new names in romantic fiction -- and the bestselling author ...



  • She Needed to be Tamed She was a breathtaking firebrand, and Vere Mallory, the notorious Duke of Ainswood, had never seen anything quite like her. Although he thought he was rescuing Lydia Grenville from the clutches of a renowned wastrel, he quick...



  • Alistair Carsington really, really wishes he didn't love women quite so much. To escape his worst impulses, he sets out for a place far from civilization: Derbyshire -- in winter! There he hopes to kill two birds with one stone: avoid all tempta...



  • Impossible Rupert Carsington, fourth son of the Earl of Hargate, is his aristocratic family's favorite disaster. He is irresistibly handsome, shockingly masculine, and irretrievably reckless, and wherever he goes, trouble follows. Still, Rupert&...



  • IDEAL The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following...



  • IRRESISTIBLE FORCE Darius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with a rare intelligence and no heart, a man who divides his time between bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers. He finds society's "perfect darlings...



  • James Cordier is all blue blood and entirely dangerous. He's a master of disguise, a brilliant thief, a first-class lover -- all for King and Country -- and, by gad, he's so weary of it. His last mission is to "acquire" a packet of in...



  • Spunky English girl overcomes impossible odds and outsmarts heathen villains. That's the headline when Zoe Lexham returns to England. After twelve years in the exotic east, she's shockingly adept in the sensual arts. She knows everything a...



  • After surviving the perils of Egypt, Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, is back in London, facing the most dire threat of all: his irrational family...and Miss Olivia Wingate-Carsington. A descendant of notorious -- but very aristocratic -- swindlers,...






  • On the eve of Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert, the Marquess of Rothwick learns his fiancée, Barbara Findley, has broken their engagement! So he desperately rides out of London to seek her out . . . and to win her back. ...



  • From the Design Book of Marcelline Noirot: The allure of the perfect gown should be twofold: ladies would die to wear it .. . and gentlemen would kill to remove it! Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirot is London's rising sta...



  • From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature . . . and empty his purse. A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. S...



  • When Chloe Sharp hears the handsome Earl of Lovedon say her sister's royal marriage is a match made in money, she challenges him to a duel -- for love and honor....



  • From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . . Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the...



  • Now published together for the first time: Loretta Chase's beloved novellas Lord Lovedon's Duel from the Royal Bridesmaids anthology and The Jilting of Lord Rothwick from the Royal Weddings anthologyIn Lord Lovedon's Duel, Chloe Sharp is prepared to ...



  • Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can't see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax's nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in ...



  • Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there’s the trio known as Their Dis-Graces. Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running...



  • USA Today bestselling author Loretta Chase continues her Difficult Dukes series with this delightful spin on Shakespeare's classic, The Taming of the Shrew. This time, who’s taming whom… Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn...



  • “Loretta Chase continues to prove her reputation as a queen of Regency romances with the second title in her Difficult Dukes series, Ten Things I Hate About the Duke…. If you’re new to Chase’s work, I encourage you to jum...





Award-Winning Books by Loretta Chase

Don't Tempt Me
2009 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Love & Laughter
The Last Hellion
1998 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Historical Single Title Romance
1998 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- British Isles Historical Romance
Last Night's Scandal
2010 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Historical Romance Set in the U.K.
2010 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance
2010 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Couple
2010 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Heroine
The Lion's Daughter
1993 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Regency Historical Romance
Lord of Scoundrels
1994 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Historical Single Title Romance
1995 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Regency Historical Romance
1996 Rita Award -- Short Historical Romance
1998 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Historical Romance
1999 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Historical Romance
1999 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Romance of All Time
2000 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Historical Romance
2001 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Historical Romance
2002 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Historical Romance
2003 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Time Historical Romance
2003 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best Romance of All Time
Lord Perfect
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Cabin/Road Romance
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Couple
2006 All About Romance Reader Award -- Favorite Funny
Miss Wonderful
2004 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Love & Laughter
Mr. Impossible
2005 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Cabin/Road Romance
2005 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Couple
2005 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best European Historical
2005 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Hero
2005 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance
2005 Romance Readers Anonymous Award -- Best All-Around Romance
The Sandalwood Princess
1991 Rita Award -- Regency Romance
Ten Things I Hate About the Duke
2021 Vivian Award -- Historical Romance: Long
Your Scandalous Ways
2008 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Historical Romance Not Set in the U.K.
2008 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Love Scenes (in a Mainstream Romance)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Loretta Chase has published 29 books.

The next book by Loretta Chase, My Inconvenient Duke, will be published in September 2024.

The first book by Loretta Chase, Isabella, was published in September 1987.

Yes. Loretta Chase has 7 series.