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Publication Order of Legend of Morgan-Challenger Books

Sweet Savage Love (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fires (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Loving Lies (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Love, Last Love (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound by Desire (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Desire (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Logan-Campbell Duology Books

An Honorable Man (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return To Me (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Russian Connection Books

Scandalous Deception (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound by Love (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scoundrel's Honor (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wildest Heart (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crowd Pleasers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Insiders (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Play (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrender to Love (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanton (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tea Planter's Bride (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Man (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Lady (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
All I Desire (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Your Arms (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Reckless Encounter (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jewel of My Heart (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daring Passion (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bride for a Night (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
SAPPHIRE (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Rosemary Rogers is an author of historical and romance fiction. She was born on December 7, 1932 in what is now Sri Lanka in the town of Panadura. It is the pen name of Rosemary Jansz.

Her parents were Barbara and Cyril Jansz. They were Dutch and Portuguese that had settled into the area. For work, her father was quite wealthy and owned three private schools. He was an educator and Rosemary was raised with a lifestyle that some experienced at the time and has even been written about in fiction.

The lifestyle was one of colonial luxury. The family went to Europe to spas for the summers and she never had to work. She would have a chaperone that went with her everywhere like her shadow. The family also had literally dozens of servants that were employed in the home and on the estate.

Rosemary was always writing and imagining things and came up with her first novel at the age of eight years old. She spent most of her teenage years coming up with romantic tales that imitated the sweeping epics of authors that she admired. These included Rafael Sabatini, Alexandre Dumas, and Sir Walter Scott, among others.

Even though she had been brought up with a silver spoon, so to speak, Rosemary did not intend to stick to the bonds of her existence. She rebelled at the age of seventeen against the way that she was brought up. The future writer chose to go to the University of Ceylon as a student. She studied there for a total of three years.

Rosemary then went on to work as a reporter. Considering her family’s feudal status, they were horrified by her choice to work as a journalist. Later, she would shock them again by going on to marry. She was married to a track star that was notorious for his speed and they had two children together, both girls. The marriage was not destined to last and the union was fractured by his choice to be unfaithful. She moved with her children to London in 1960.

It was in Europe that she would meet Leroy Rogers. An African American, he was to be her second husband. Rosemary sought a divorce from her husband. She then was married to Leroy in St. Louis, his hometown. Together they made the move to California. They had two children together, both boys.

The marriage was not destined to last and her union to Leroy dissolved six years after they were married. Rosemary was a typist and had four children to bring up on her salary. Her parents were forced to leave Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1969 when it appeared that a political change of power was happening with socialism taking over. They fled with barely anything, which meant that the author would have to take care of two more relatives dependent on her.

However, Rosemary would work on an old manuscript every night. She had composed it when younger and had edited and written it over several times. When she thought Sweet Savage Love was polished enough, she submitted it to Avon. They bought it quickly, what was to become the first novel of the Morgan series. It immediately made it onto the best selling lists.

Today, it remains one of the classic historical romances ever since its 1974 release. and the popularity continued with the release of the anticipated sequel. Dark Fires ended up selling 2 million books in the first three months that it was out on the shelves. A third and a fourth book came out, and the sixth book came out in 2000 (titled Savage Desire).

The series has sold well, with over 12 million copies of the entire series sold and always adding more. Rogers credits the success of her stories doing so well to the realistic nature of her heroines or female characters, noting that the intensity in the book and the characters are like her own and not that of another.

Rosemary married in 1984 for the third time. This time it was to a man named Christopher Kadison. However, the two of them started to live apart after a very short marriage. Today she is living without a partner in a small villa near the Pacific Ocean. Her children are grown and live on their own. She still enjoys writing and her readers are always up for more releases from this dynamic and unique author.

The first novel of the Morgan/Challenger series by Rosemary Rogers is the debut novel Sweet Savage Love! If you really enjoy stories that focus on a romantic interaction in a historical setting, then you will seriously be interested in this first book in the series.

Here readers get to meet Ginny. Ginny Brandon is traveling all over the world, from Mexico to Paris. Along the way, she meets a man. That was never her intention, but so it goes. Steve Morgan is a mercenary with no shortage of charm. It isn’t long before she falls for him, but can their new found love last?

The two quickly become lovers and together, they experience passion unlike any else they have ever known. Can Ginny hold off on her emotions and keep from falling for this seductive man? You’ll have to pick up the first book of this series to find out!

The second novel in Rogers’ Morgan series is titled Dark Fires, This exciting sequel features the return of Steven and Ginny. The two lovers traveled the world and came together once. But will distance tear them apart?

This time the couple are in Mexico around the time of the revolution. They’re so in love with each other, but are circumstances conspiring to make sure that these star crossed lovers are never going to be able to truly share a life together?

They will have to overcome obstacles like never before to get over this time. Can the passion that they have together allow them to get over challenges in their way? Or are they ultimately destined to be pulled apart? Find out in this exciting second novel in the series from Rosemary Rogers!

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6 Responses to “Rosemary Rogers”

  1. karen: 1 year ago

    These books have not passed the test of time. Just got through Love Play, and I was thoroughly repulsed. Basic grooming and threats of rape are used to result in the couple getting married??? I found myself taking in loud breaths with shock at some of the scenes. And I am no prude, believe me. Worst book I’ve even read. I love to read books and pass them on, but this one is going into the trash where it belongs.

    • WyoSpring: 9 months ago

      Have not read Love Play, but Sweet Savage Love was the 2nd Historical romance book I ever read. LOVED IT and did read the entire series. Probably will read her others someday. Maybe I will leave Love Play for the last one.

  2. Nancy Apai: 2 years ago

    I was so sad to read that Rosemary Rogers has passed away!! She is my most favorite author. I have been collecting all her books she has written whenever I can find them. I have all except Scandalous Deception, Scoundrel’s Honor. And In Your Arms. Are these three books still available?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Yep they are I see copies on Amazon.

  3. Doraine RENE: 3 years ago

    Hello, I grew up with Ginny and Steve and now trying to get these in Kindle format. However after the first book Sweet Savage Love, I cannot find the following sequels in Kindle. Only Wicked Loving Lies and Savage Desire. I still need Dark Fires, Lost Love, Last Love and Bound by Desire. Please help!! Thank you for such wonderful reading. Doraine

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      They don’t appear to be available in Kindle format at the moment, unfortunately.


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