Melanie Murray, RBTB Correspondent, Historicals
Melanie Murray has never worn a corset, flounces, or white hair powder; been whisked away by a handsome rake and held “prisoner” in a velvet-swathed barouche; or forced into a marriage to rescue her titled-yet-poor family from social doom. But she does dream that all these things happen to her on a regular basis. And she reads a lot of historical romance to keep her dreams alive.
A published author of two chick-lit novels ("Good Times, Bad Boys"/"Miss Bubbles Steals the Show") and one young adult title, Melanie spent five years as a romance editor at Grand Central Publishing, where she happily worked on romances, along with other wonderful fiction and nonfiction titles. Melanie now moderates the Romantic Reads forum at BN.com and spends a large chunk of the day ordering and re-ordering her towering historical romance collection according to author, title, to-be-read, and to-be-reread.
Melanie’s thrilled to be able to share her love of historical romantic fiction with anyone who’ll listen, especially the RBTB Bellas. You can hear more about her favorite books on Twitter, where she’s tweeting as Melanie_Murray.
Check out Melanie's debut Feature Review tomorrow, as she gives you the d.l. on FOB Anna Campbell's "Captive of Sin!" Who knows, maybe our pal Anner'll stop in for a visit... :)
Which historical romances and authors of 'em should Melanie keep on the lookout for? What are some of your faves? And, how do you order your towering romance collection?