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Publication Order of Boyfriend / Trouble Books

The Boyfriend Project (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble from the Start (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Guardian Books

Publication Order of Daughters Of Fortune Books

as Lorraine Heath
The Outlaw and the Lady (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Marry an Heiress (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love With a Scandalous Lord (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Invitation to Seduction (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of First Kisses Books

Publication Order of Hard Lovin' Man Books

as Lorraine Heath
Hard Lovin' Man (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smooth Talkin' Stranger (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of London's Greatest Lovers Books

as Lorraine Heath
Passions of a Wicked Earl (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waking Up With the Duke (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lost Lords Books

as Lorraine Heath
As an Earl Desires (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Temptation (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promise Me Forever (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lost Lords Of Pembrook Books

as Lorraine Heath
She Tempts the Duke (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Temptation (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deck the Halls With Love (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Wicked Intentions (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love Stories: His, Hers, Theirs Books

Nick and the Nerd (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Older Guy (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love Stories: Year Abroad Trilogy Books

London: Kit & Robin (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paris: Alex & Dana (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome: Antonio & Carrie (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Once Upon A Dukedom Books

as Lorraine Heath
Scoundrel of My Heart (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duchess Hunt (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Duke (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rawley Cooper Books

as Lorraine Heath

Publication Order of Rogues and Roses Books

as Lorraine Heath
A Duke of Her Own (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Wicked Enough (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rogues In Texas Books

as Lorraine Heath
A Rogue in Texas (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Love a Cowboy (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Marry a Cowboy (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Scandalous Gentlemen Of St. James Books

as Lorraine Heath
When the Duke Was Wicked (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once More, My Darling Rogue (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duke and the Lady in Red (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Affair with a Notorious Heiress (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Scoundrels Of St. James Books

as Lorraine Heath
In Bed with the Devil (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Devil and Desire (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrender to the Devil (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Wicked Scoundrel (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sins For All Seasons Books

as Lorraine Heath
Beyond Scandal and Desire (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
When a Duke Loves a Woman (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scoundrel in Her Bed (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duchess in His Bed (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earl Takes a Fancy (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beauty Tempts the Beast (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sons and Daughters Books

The Ladies' Man (As:Lorraine Heath) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wallflower (By: Linda Francis Lee) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gentleman (By: Elaine Crawford) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Texas Trilogy Books

as Lorraine Heath

Publication Order of Hellions Of Havisham Books

as Lorraine Heath
Falling Into Bed with a Duke (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earl Takes All (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viscount and the Vixen (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Marquess Falls (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sweet Lullaby (As:Lorraine Heath) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parting Gifts (As:Lorraine Heath) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always to Remember (As:Lorraine Heath) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Samantha and the Cowboy (As:Lorraine Heath) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amelia and the Outlaw (As:Lorraine Heath) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caribbean Cruising (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island Girls (and Boys) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Lifts (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrill Ride (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Catch a Pirate (By: Jade Parker) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boyfriend League (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowed In (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Labor of Love (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suite Dreams (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections from the Water (As:Lorraine Heath) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girls of Flight City (As: Lorraine Heath) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lorraine Heath Short Story Collections

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (As:Lorraine Heath) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lorraine Heath Short Stories/Novellas

as Lorraine Heath
The Gunslinger (As:Lorraine Heath) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Hero (As:Lorraine Heath) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction Books

as Lorraine Heath
The Counterfeit Scoundrel (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Notorious Lord Knightly (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Want of a Viscount (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

To Tame a Texan(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas to Remember(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Rachel Hawthorne was born as Lorraine Heath in Hertfordshire, in England. Her mother wasand her father was American. He served in the Royal Air Force, being stationed at Bovingdon in the UK, which was how her parents first met. Shortly after she was born, Lorraine’s family moved to Angleton, Texas and the family settled there.

Rachel lived in the city of Austin, in Texas for sixteen years. Plano, Texas was her next destinationin 1987. She earned her BA in psychology while attending the University of Texas and in 1998,Laura Bush, (at that time theFirst Lady of Texas,)invited her to sit on a panel which was to judge romancebooks for the Texas Book Festival.

Rachel currently lives in Plano, alongside her husband and two sons and is a renowned novelist, having the accolade of being both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling American author. She has penned a variety of genres, ranging from contemporary and historical romance, to paranormal romance as well as young adult novels. Her work has appeared under various pen names, such as Rachel Hawthorne, J.A. London, and Jade Parker. Rachel is probably best-known for herromances, which are beautiful and deeply emotional. In 1997, her novel Always to Remember’ gained her the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Short Historical Romance. As at June 2015, a considerable fifteen of her titles were on the USA Today bestseller list. She’s renowned for creating deeply emotional romances with adept characterizations, with a huge amount of attention to getting the historical detailscorrect. She also shows a mastery of small moments.

Previous work experience

Before she began fiction writing, Rachelwas working for the IRS, where she was responsible for writing training manuals as well as computer code.She became hooked on the idea of becoming an author when she read LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory’ which not only created a huge interest for her in Spencer’s work, but also convinced her that romance writing was the genre for her at the time. Before that time, she agreed that she probably had misconceptions as towhat romance actually was.

And so the writing career begins

It was in 1993that she was to sell her first novel, entitled Sweet Lullaby, under her own name, Lorraine Heath. Since then, she has written an incredible number of novels in that name, (over sixty at the last count,) with romance being at the forefront of her interests. Her chosen genres were aimed at adults who enjoy historical and contemporary romance, and also teen readers, into the historical romance genre.

Using the pen-names Rachel Hawthorne and Jade Parker, she also writes contemporary, paranormal and historical romance aimed at the teen reader. She enjoyswriting young adult, (YA,) fiction alongside her son Alex, usingthe name J. A. London.

When asked how she manages to keep her different personae separate, she told USA Today that because she writes her historical books in the third person and YA in the first person, it helps her to maintain a mental shift between genres. She went on to say that writing with her son proves to be a touch more challenging as he wanted for J.A. to show a unique and edgy voice which would match better with their dystopian style. She stated that it is almost akin to going on a small vacation when she shifts between genres and she feels that it allows her tokeep her writing fresh,due to being able to head off in different and diverse directions,exploring variousdifferent worlds as she proceeds.

Influential authors

Authors who were influential in her YA writing include: Richelle Mead, Sophie Jordan, Marissa Meyer and Catherine Clark. She said that when she first thought about writing in the Young Adult genre, Catherine Clark’s books allowed her to get the necessary flavor. She then read them simply for the pleasure.

Writing habits

She enjoys writing during the evenings, often going into the night, while listening to the sounds ofa thunderstormon a CD. She stated that it helps her to narrow her focus down and assists her concentration. She felt a huge elation when she learned that her novel A Matter of Temptation’ was in the New York Times bestseller list and said that it was something which all authorswould aspire to.


Inspiration can arise from the most unexpected sources and she had the idea for her RITA-winning novelAlways to Remember’ from seeing a TV Program on the Civil War. She heard a comment about men living in the same town often servedwithin the same unit, meaning that when a whole unit was killed, then there would be no men to return to it. She realized how difficult that would have been on the people left behind and began to develop the story from that idea.

Dark Guardian novel series

Dark Guardian is a series of four YA paranormal romance novels written using the Rachel Hawthorne persona. The intriguing books tell us a story of an amicable, calm group of werewolves, who are known as Shifters. The Shifters are being pursued by a determined and ruthless research organization. Trying to keep their calm amongst the angst, some of the teen Shifters find themselves in the position of needing to become protective of their own kind and end up forming close bonds amongst themselves.

The first novel in the series was Moonlight which was released in the US on March 3, 2009. This opening novel tells us the story of Kayla, who grew up away from the area of Wolford. She was completely unaware that she, herself, was in fact a Shifter. Kayla is an all-American beauty upon visiting the area, finds herself being drawn towards a cool, aloof,distantandbrooding Dark Guardian, known as Lucas, who is both dangerous,and gorgeous… and a werewolf – a heady mixture! As leader of the Dark Guardianshe has sworn to protect his pack. Lucas and Kayla struggle almost violently with their growing feelings for each other, until Kayla needs to choose between the life she is comfortable with, and knows, and the strength of a love which she feels must be her ultimate destiny.

Full Moon,the second instalment in the series was released in the USA on June 30, 2009 and this time tells us the story of a Shifter named Lindsey who is wild, reckless, and a natural-born rebel. Her parents are some of the most powerful members of the Dark Guardians, who have already decided her life – she has to endure an arranged romantic relationship with Connor. When the next full moon arrives, there will be no turning back and her commitment to Connor will be finalized for all time. She thought she was happy, but if that were true, she wouldn’t be constantly thinking about the gorgeous, brooding Rafe. Tensions between Connor and Rafe escalate and it looks as if a fight is imminent – will it be to the death?

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