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Mary Jo Putney


aka M J Putney

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in eighteenth-century literature and industrial design. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including two Romance Writers of America RITA awards, four consecutive Golden Leaf awards for Best Historical Romance, and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance. Her books have also received frequent awards from online reader sites, such as The Romance Reader, All About Romance, Romance Readers Anonymous, and Under the Covers. The author of twenty-six novels, Ms. Putney lives near Baltimore, Maryland.

Circle of Friends
1. The Burning Point (2000)
     aka Stirring the Embers
2. The Spiral Path (2002)
     aka Phoenix Falling
3. Twist of Fate (2003)
     aka An Imperfect Process
3.5. A Christmas Fling (2013)
     aka A Holiday Fling

The Alchemical Marriage (2004) (in Irresistible Forces)
1. A Kiss of Fate (2004)
2. Stolen Magic (2005)
3. A Distant Magic (2007)
Stone Saint
1. The Marriage Spell (2006)



Anthologies edited
Anthologies containing stories by Mary Jo Putney
Short stories
The Alchemical Marriage (2004)

Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1990) : The Rake and the Reformer
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1995) : Dancing on the Wind

Mary Jo Putney recommends
The Hidden Heart
The Hidden Heart (1986)
(Victorian Hearts, book 1)
Laura Kinsale
"No one - repeat, no one - writes historical romance better."
Lady of Fire
Lady of Fire (1987)
(Fire , book 1)
Anita Mills
"Passionate and powerful."
The Abduction
The Abduction (1991)
Patricia Potter
"Patricia Potter is a master storyteller..."
My Lady Notorious
My Lady Notorious (1993)
(Malloren, book 1)
Jo Beverley
"A born storyteller."
Emerald Rain
Emerald Rain (1996)
Linda Francis Lee
"Written with rare power and compassion.... a deeply compelling story of love, pain, and forgiveness."
Widow Woman
Widow Woman (1998)
Patricia McLinn
"...a love as fierce and irresistible as the Wyoming wind."
Flowers Under Ice
Flowers Under Ice (1999)
Jean R Ewing
"One of the most powerful voices in historical romance."
The Holly and the Ivy
The Holly and the Ivy (1999)
Elisabeth Fairchild
"What a delicious Christmas treat!"
The Last Hellion
The Last Hellion (1999)
(Scoundrels, book 4)
Loretta Chase
"Essential reading for all true romantics."
The Black Knave
The Black Knave (2000)
(Scottish, book 1)
Patricia Potter
"A master storyteller, a powerful weaver of romantic tales. "
Dark Side of Dawn
Dark Side of Dawn (2001)
(Military Thriller)
Merline Lovelace
"Merline Lovelace delivers top-notch romantic suspense with great characters, rich atmosphere, and a crackling plot."
Nobody's Angel
Nobody's Angel (2001)
Patricia Rice
"Patricia Rice is a master storyteller."
The Perfect Family
The Perfect Family (2001)
Patricia Potter
"Patricia Potter is a master storyteller. "
Innocent Passions
Innocent Passions (2003)
(Saint of Seven Dials)
Brenda Hiatt
"Wickedly amusing Regency fun!"
To Wed a Stranger
To Wed a Stranger (2003)
(Cad, book 6)
Edith Layton
"Layton writes pure enchantment."
Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand and Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career
Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand and Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career (2003)
Carla Kelly
"A powerful and wonderfully perceptive author."
Catch the Moon
Catch the Moon (2003)
(Celestial Trilogy, book 2)
Diana Dempsey
"Swift, smart, romantic... A wonderfully satisfying read."
Isabella and the English Witch
Isabella and the English Witch (2003)
(Trevelyan Family)
Loretta Chase
"One of the finest and most delightful writers in romance."
The Secret Gift
The Secret Gift (2003)
(Highland Heroes, book 3)
Jaclyn Reding
"A delicious contemporary debut... pure romantic fun!"
Night Fires
Night Fires (2003)
(Vampire , book 1)
Karen Harbaugh
"Riveting... the best historical romance I've read in a long time."
Cold Target
Cold Target (2004)
Patricia Potter
"A master storyteller."
This Magic Moment
This Magic Moment (2004)
(Magic , book 4)
Patricia Rice
"Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming."
Beloved Impostor
Beloved Impostor (2004)
(Maclean, book 1)
Patricia Potter
"A master storyteller."
The Scarlet Empress
The Scarlet Empress (2004)
(2176, book 5)
Susan Grant
"The Scarlet Empress brings the 2176 series to a roaring conclusion! Not only has the inimitable Susan Grant written a terrific romantic thriller, but The Scarlet Empress is a deeply moving tribute to liberty, and those who have the courage to fight for it. I can’t wait to see what she does next!"
Chill Factor
Chill Factor (2005)
(Weather Warden, book 3)
Rachel Caine
"[As] swift, sassy, and sexy as Laurell K. Hamilton!"
Stealing Sophie
Stealing Sophie (2005)
Sarah Gabriel
"Don't miss this delightful rollicking debut!"
A Knight Like No Other
A Knight Like No Other (2005)
(Ladies of St. Jude Abbey, book 1)
Jocelyn Kelley
"Fast, fresh, and fun!"
Tempting the Devil
Tempting the Devil (2006)
Patricia Potter
"A master storyteller."
Games of Command
Games of Command (2007)
Linnea Sinclair
"As exciting and action packed as it is passionate... not to be missed!"
Damsel Under Stress
Damsel Under Stress (2007)
(Katie Chandler, book 3)
Shanna Swendson
"A fast and funny read. Chicklit meets urban fantasy."
Dopplegangster (2009)
(Esther Diamond, book 2)
Laura Resnick
"In Laura Resnick's Doppelgangster, the New York actress is 'resting' between roles by working as a singing waitress at a Manhattan mob restaurant because wiseguys tip well. Then duplicated gangsters appear, bullets start flying, and it's up to Esther and her friend Max the Magician to fight Evil by stopping the gang war before it starts killing the wrong people. And if she has time, maybe Esther can actually keep a hot date with her hunky detective friend Lopez, who doesn't believe in magic. Yet. Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read."

Lessons in French (2010)
Laura Kinsale
"A rich and rewarding romance from the legendary Laura Kinsale!"

The Unexpected Son (2010)
Shobhan Bantwal
"Compelling and memorable."

Warrior (2010)
(Blades of the Rose, book 1)
Zoë Archer
"Crackles with adventure, a rich sense of place, and terrific characterization."

To Tempt A Rake (2011)
(Circle of Sin, book 3)
Cara Elliott
"A sexy read."

Wickedly Charming (2011)
(Fates, book 7)
Kristine Grayson
"Treat yourself to some wicked good fun!"

Assassins in Love (2012)
(Assassins Guild, book 1)
Kris DeLake
"A fast, edgy, and passionate story."

The Wild Princess (2012)
Mary Hart Perry
"A marvelous tale about the life of the real Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s most unconventional daughter-and the fascinating events that might have taken place between the cracks of recorded history. Full of romance and suspense, The Wild Princess is the life Louise could have-should have-bad...A masterly historical novel."
Written in the Stars (2013)
Sherill Bodine and Patricia Rosemoor
"A passionate tale of destiny, danger and dark magic—and a love so powerful that it conquers time."

Air: Merlin's Chalice (2014)
(Children of Avalon, book 1)
Meredith Bond
"...a delicious twist on the Arthurian legends..."

Jeweled Fire (2015)
(Elemental Blessings, book 3)
Sharon Shinn
"Shinn is a master."

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