Carole Mortimer Books In Order

Publication Order of Kind Books

Trust in Summer Madness (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting Love (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bennett Books

One Chance at Love (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Love Again (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Loving Gift (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Affair (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Quinlan Books

The Fated Attraction (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Grace (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 9 To 5 Books

Two's Company (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Very Personal Assistant (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dangerous Liaisons Books

The One and Only (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of To Be Bachelor Brothers Books

To Woo a Wife (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Be a Husband (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Be a Bridegroom (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nanny Wanted! Books

The Diamond Bride (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Modern-Day Knights Books

The Yuletide Engagement (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of To Love Bachelor Sisters Books

To Mend a Marriage (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Have a Husband (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Become a Bride (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Make a Marriage (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Do Not Disturb Books

Liam's Secret Son (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Enigmatic Man (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of To Marry Bachelor Cousins Books

To Marry McKenzie (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Marry McCloud (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Marry McAllister (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tango: It Takes Two... Books

The Fiance Fix (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Calendar Mistress Books

His Cinderella Mistress (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unwilling Mistress (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deserving Mistress (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wedlocked! Books

Bride by Blackmail (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claiming His Christmas Bride (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire's Marriage Bargain (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secret Passions Books

The Vengeance Affair (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marriage Bargain Books

His Bid for a Bride (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Prince Books

Prince's Passion (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince's Pleasure (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince's Love-Child (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of In Love With Her Boss Books

His Very Personal Assistant (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Expecting! Books

Pregnant by the Millionaire (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Latin Lovers Books

The Mediterranean Millionaire's Reluctant Mistress (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marriage and Mistletoe Books

The Christmas Night Miracle (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sicilian Gambrellis Saga Books

The Sicilian's Ruthless Marriage Revenge (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Sicilian Count's Command (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sicilian's Innocent Mistress (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dinner At 8 Books

Wife by Contract, Mistress by Demand (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Nights With A Billionaire Books

The Venetian's Midnight Mistress (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Notorious St. Claires Books

The Duke's Cinderella Bride (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rake's Wicked Proposal (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rogue's Disgraced Lady (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Duke's Service (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Arabella's Scandalous Marriage (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Virgin Brides, Arrogant Husbands Books

Bedded for the Spaniard's Pleasure (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of International Billionaires Books

The Virgin Secretary's Impossible Boss (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Balfour Legacy Books

Annie's Secret (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Balfour Brides Books

Annie and the Red-Hot Italian (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Christmas Surrender Books

His Christmas Virgin (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Night in the Palace (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scandalous St. Claires Books

Jordan St Claire: Dark and Dangerous (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reluctant Duke (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taming the Last St Claire (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Copeland Sisters Books

The Lady Gambles (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady Forfeits (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady Confesses (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daring Duchesses Books

Some Like It Wicked (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Like to Shock (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Castonbury Park Books

The Wicked Lord Montague (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Season Of Secrets Books

Not Just a Governess (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Just a Wallflower (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scandal In The Spotlight Books

Rumors on the Red Carpet (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Devilish D'Angelos Books

A Bargain with the Enemy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prize Beyond Jewels (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A D'Angelo Like No Other (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dangerous Dukes Books

Marcus Wilding (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zachary Black (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darian Hunter (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Griffin Stone (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christian Seaton (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rufus Drake (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alpha Books

Christmas Alpha (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Alpha (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Twin Tycoons Books

The Taming of Xander Sterne (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Regency Unlaced Books

The Duke's Mistress (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claimed by the Marquis (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taken by the Earl (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursued by the Viscount (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of International Bad Boys Books

Pursued by the Devil (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Passionate Winter (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only Lover (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempted by Desire (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tempestuous Flame (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Interlude (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deceit of a Pagan (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Engaged to Jarrod Stone (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yesterday's Scars (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear of Love (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brand of Possession (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Together (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flame of Desire (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice in His Veins (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satan's Master (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Lover (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Love, Last Love (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freedom to Love (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point of No Return (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love's Duel (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Partner (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowed Stranger (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Obsession (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Rose for Love (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forgotten Lover (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captive Loving (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elusive Lover (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Surrender (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Fever (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passion from the Past (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Love (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love's Only Deception (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Girl (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Unspoken (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Here on Earth (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lifelong Affair (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Subtle Revenge (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undying Love (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pagan Enchantment (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Failed Marriage (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sensual Encounter (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard to Get (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lost Love (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untamed (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unwilling Desire (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Past Revenge (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Surrender (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A No Risk Affair (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempestuous Affair (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherish Tomorrow (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Lover (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovers in the Afternoon (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Price (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness into Light (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight's Possession (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gypsy (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Longer a Dream (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wade Dynasty (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glass Slippers and Unicorns (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawk's Prey (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merlyn's Magic (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Velvet Promise (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rogue and a Pirate (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Loving (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled Hearts (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taggart's Woman (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witchchild (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Passion (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wish for the Moon (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncertain Destiny (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elusive as the Unicorn (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories of the Past (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romance of a Lifetime (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mother of the Bride (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jilted Bridegroom (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Lives (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elusive Obsession (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gracious Lady (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunter's Moon (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return Engagement (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War of Love (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-man Woman (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildest Dreams (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Marriage to Remember (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Married by Contract (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joined by Marriage (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Married by Christmas (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Yuletide Seduction (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trials by Marriage (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man to Marry (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Engagement Is Announced (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bound by Contract (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Virgin (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man She'll Marry (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Luke's Secret (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Separate Bedrooms (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Innocent Virgin (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pregnant with the Billionaire's Baby (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Infamous Italian's Secret Baby (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master's Mistress (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surrender to the Past (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talk of Hollywood (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defying Drakon (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Reputation Precedes Him (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste of the Forbidden (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Touch of Notoriety (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Redemption of Darius Sterne (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billionaire Under the Mistletoe (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at Mulberry Hall (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heavenly Angels (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Marriage Proposal for Christmas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire's Contract Bride (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Heavenly Christmas (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wickedly Pleasurable Wager (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire's Christmas Gift (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Darling Valentine (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Like It Scandalous (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Just a Seduction (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

One-Click Buy: September 2007 Harlequin Presents (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Click Buy: June 2010 Harlequin Presents (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scandalous Regency Nights (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Romance Collection (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas with a Billionaire (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Presents March 2015 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Omnibus Books

Savage Interlude / Passionate Winter (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempestuous Flame / Tempted by Desire (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunsational (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Miracles (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matched By Mistake (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Mom (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jilted (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collection (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedded Bliss (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nearly Weds! (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making Babies (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wed Again! (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Secrets (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress to a Millionaire (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All in a Day (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boardroom to Bedroom (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Proposals (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackmailed Brides (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Innocence Collection (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meant to Wed (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Weddings (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Babies Bundle (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brides for Christmas (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Presents Christmas Bundle (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conveniently Wed (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Bride on His Terms (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tycoon's Mistress (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Click Buy: August Harlequin Presents (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Christmas Vows / His Christmas Eve Proposal / Snowbound Bride (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Click Buy: February 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taken by the Boss (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Click Buy: April 2009 Harlequin Blaze (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
OneClick Buy: April 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marriage Bargain Bundle (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Click Buy: July 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas with the Boss (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Nights With a Billionaire Bundle (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Christmas, Forever (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009 (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virgin: Wedded by a Billionaire (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Click Buy: February 2010 Harlequin Presents (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Convenient Wife, Pleasured Lady (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedded for Revenge (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Heir for the Millionaire (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Presents, Passion & Proposals (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Tis the Season (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Christmas Proposals (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yuletide Engagement / Yuletide Seduction (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of Virgins Bundle (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brides for the Billionaires (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fascination (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe Wishes (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2010 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pregnant by the Billionaire (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Nights With a Spaniard (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castonbury Park (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress to the Mediterranean Male (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Promises (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Puppy for Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mills & Boon Christmas 10 Book Gift Box (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diamonds are Forever (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Defiant Mistress (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Scandalous Mistress (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark & Handsome (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark... Collection (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark & Notorious (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Gifts (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark & Gorgeous (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paws and Proposals (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark & Irresistible (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Historical December 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Presents December 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark & Rich (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark & Scandalous (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Presents February 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Introduction to Romance (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mills & Boon Modern February 2014 Collection (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Presents March 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Presents April 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weddings Collection (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Historical October 2014 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mills & Boon Christmas (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Historical November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlaced by Candlelight (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carole Mortimer Romance Collection (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dream Christmas (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Historical Romance - The Best of the Year (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Redemption of Darius Sterne / To Wear His Ring Again (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Presents February 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mills & Boon Modern Romance Collection: February 2015 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modern Romance March 2015 Collection 1 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mother's Day Treats (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men of Power (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virgins at Their Command Box Set (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Historical August 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Pride and Passions (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Historical October 2015 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe Magic (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Carole Mortimer is a prolific British author who has been active since about 1978. She was born in or around 1960 in England, and grew up to be a prominent voice in the romance literary genre. She has authored dozens of novels and several series, as well as contributing to several multi-author collections.

Carole Mortimer was born in a very rural section of east England. She was the youngest of three children, with two older brothers. She initially studied nursing, but soon left her studies on account of a back injury to work as a supervisor for a stationary company, where she began writing her first manuscript at a very young age.

Carole grew up reading Harlequin Mills and Boon fiction, allegedly starting to read their romance novels at around the age of eleven years old. She became infatuated with this literature, and always had a deep-seeded intention to create fiction such as this.

She sent her manuscript to the Harlequin Mills and Boon publisher in the UK, but this first attempt was rejected. However, a later attempt was ultimately published by Harlequin Mills and Boon as The Passionate Winter in 1978. This would start the career of a truly innovative pioneer in the romance literary genre and sub-genres.

The Passionate Winter tells the story of Leigh, who falls in love with Piers—the wise and sophisticated father of her boyfriend, Gavin. The sensual and almost taboo subject matter of Mortimer’s fictional works such as this quickly caught on with audiences, and she then went on to become one of Harlequin Mills and Boon’s most prolific and celebrated of their extensive roster of authors.

One of Carole Mortimer’s earliest serials was the King-Hamilton series. First published in the early 1980s, this sequence included two novels, with themes of love, revenge, passion and betrayal. In addition to being among the earliest of Carole Mortimer’s serial work, King-Hamilton is also one of the most beloved amongst her fans.

Carole Mortimer has become well known for her provocative, sensual and suspenseful romance novels, such as the Alpha series—which tell stories of powerful men and the women in their lives. Carole Mortimer has also ventured extensively into the billionaire romance genre, such as in the holiday-themed Billionaire Under the Mistletoe.

Her settings often evoke mood through visual, aural and tactile imagery of seasons changing, coinciding with the throes of passion happening within her main characters. Class distinction plays a role in much of her work—as the sexual politics of interacting classes provides fuel for much of the romantic tension pervading Carole Mortimer’s body of work.

Her characters are often powerful figures (the protagonists are predominantly female) who face challenges but overcome them as the stories progress. Many of the male characters are prominently vain, often prestigious, and even dangerous in some instances. The theme of gender dynamics pervades much of Carole Mortimer’s body of work.

Another one of Carole Mortimer’s earliest series is of the Bennett Family, which was first published in 1988. The series consists of tales of lust and love, with many forbidden romances and unlikely love stories. She also included another holiday-themed novel in the series—with A Christmas Affair continuing Carole Mortimer’s use of winter imagery and holiday traditions as literary devices.

At a later stage in her career, Carole Mortimer also began to create historical romance novels, which have been included in the Harlequin Mills and Boon Historical series. Though known for her consistently sensual and suspenseful work, she is very dynamic for a romance author—often venturing into various other sub-genres and categories.

Carole Mortimer’s output of literary work averages around a half dozen novels published each year—sometimes more and sometimes less, but always with an admirable quality of writing. She has been the recipient of some very notable awards, honors and recognitions. Perhaps most notably, in 2012, she had the distinct honor of being recognized by Queen Elizabeth the Second for her outstanding service to literature.

Carole Mortimer’s family did not move far from their humble rural village (it is said that her parents still reside in the very house in which Carole had been born) but Carole herself relocated eventually. She married Peter, a father of two, with whom she lives on the beautiful Isle of Man (a small island between Ireland and England).

The family live a picturesque and idyllic life, and Carole and her husband are very much in love with one another. The beautiful scenery on Isle of Man reflect much of the imagery brought up in Carole’s fiction. Carole loves drawing a fire in her home as the seasons change from summer, to autumn, and winter.

After she married Peter, Carole gave birth to four more children with him. All four of these children are male, which Carole jokes about as she is often living in a world heavily populated by male influence. There is apparently about a twenty two year age difference between the youngest of their children and the oldest.

Over the course of her career, Carole Mortimer has established an unprecedented stature for a serial romance author. She has drawn a great deal of attention to the genre, and maintained a loyal fan base and an always interesting body of work.

Nevertheless, Carole Mortimer’s stories and/or characters have yet to be adapted into other forms of media, such as in television or cinematic form. But her entire literary catalogue is easily accessible online, through major online book retailers (such as Amazon) as well as on her very own website:

If ever there were an author’s work fit for a screen adaptation, it would very likely be Carole Mortimer’s. Much of her work is serialized, and she has kept a loyal fan base for decades now. Sooner or later a producer might recognize potential in Mortimer’s fiction and have it adapted to other media (perhaps television, perhaps film, or maybe in new media).

Genre novels go through peaks and valleys of popularity, and Carole Mortimer’s pioneering contributions to the broader romantic fiction genre secure her in history as a champion of this form of literature. Mortimer revived the literary tradition with an early and prolific output that retained a consistently high level of quality. Largely because of Carole Mortimer’s extensive and immense contributions to romantic fiction, the serialized romance has been a staple for many avid readers and probably will remain so for years to come.

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