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Creator: Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is not merely the romance novel genre's best-loved author — she is a publishing phenomenon. Roberts has over 200 works in print, from novellas written during her category romance days (beginning with Irish Thoroughbred in the 1980s) to mainstream mystery/romance novels (High Noon, Blue Smoke, Black Hills) to lighthearted pure romance (the Brides quartet) to a Twenty Minutes into the Future straight-up mystery series (...In Death, writing as J.D. Robb).

Her name has become synonymous with romance at its finest, and most women have at least heard about her.

Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Selected Bibliography:

Series and Trilogies

  • “Dream” Trilogy
  • “Born In” Trilogy
  • “Gallaghers of Ardmore” Trilogy
  • “In the Garden” Trilogy
  • In Death” Series
  • “Inn Boonsboro” Trilogy
  • “Key” Trilogy
  • “Macgregors” Series
  • “Sign of Seven” Trilogy
  • “The Bride” Quartet
  • “The Circle” Trilogy
  • “Three Sisters Island” Trilogy
  • ”Cordina” Series
  • ”Davidov” Series
  • ”Donovans” Series
  • ”Great Chefs” Series
  • ”Irish Hearts” Trilogy
  • ”Loving Jack” Trilogy
  • ”Night Tales” Series
  • ”O'Hurleys” Series
  • ”SS/BV” Series
  • ”Stars of Mithra” Series
  • ”The Calhouns” Series
  • ”The Mackade Brothers” Series
  • ”The Stanislaskis” Series
  • The Chesapeake Bay Saga''

Stand Alones

  • ”A Little Fate “
  • ”A Little Magic”
  • ”Angels Fall “
  • ”Birthright “
  • ”Black Hills “
  • ”Blue Smoke”
  • ”Carnal Innocence”
  • ”Carolina Moon “
  • ”Chasing Fire “
  • ”Divine Evil “
  • ”First Impressions”
  • ”Gabriel's Angel “
  • ”Genuine Lies “
  • ”Hidden Riches”
  • ”High Noon “
  • ”Homeport “
  • ”Honest Illusions”
  • ”Hot Ice “
  • ”Midnight Bayou “
  • ”Montana Sky “
  • ”Night Tales “
  • ”Northern Lights”
  • ”Private Scandals “
  • ”Public Secrets “
  • ”Rebellion”
  • ”Remember When”
  • ”River's End “
  • ”Sanctuary “
  • ”Spellbound”
  • ”Sullivan's Woman “
  • ”Sweet Revenge”
  • ”The Reef “
  • ”The Search”
  • ”The Villa “
  • ”The Witness “
  • ”Three Fates”
  • ”Tribute “
  • ”True Betrayals”

Tropes commonly found in her works:

  • Author Appeal: Scottish and Irish people or even people with that sort of ancestry frequently appear in her novels.
  • Amazon Chaser: As Nora Roberts is an advocate for feminism, this trope comes to play.
  • Badass: All her works include one.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Freudian Trio: The heroines of her trilogies frequently form one in the persons of a sweet, motherly woman as Ego, a tough and tomboyish woman as Superego, and a fiery, glamorous woman as Id. Examples include former model Margo (Id), CPA Kate (Superego), and mother of two Laura (Ego) in the Dream trilogy, and Nell (Ego), Ripley (Superego), and Mia (Id) in the Three Sisters Island trilogy, among others. The trope is sometimes combined with Blonde, Brunette, Redhead as well.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Between 1987 and 1995 Roberts released a string of novels (unconnected except by genre) with titles like Sacred Sins, Honest Illusions, and Public Secrets.
  • Lifetime Movie of the Week: A lot of novels of hers are adapted into this.
  • Odd Friendship: Who knew a horror writer and a romance writer would become such great friends. Stephen King even says she's one of the hot things.
  • Raised Catholic: Well, she is part Irish.
  • Romance Novel both the more stereotypical category type or romance novel and the less obvious single title type.
  • Rule of Three: Her books are usually in trilogy, though justified since she likes to read about Wicca.
    • Even the In Death series which is a Urban Fantasy style series has romantic elements in the relationship between Eve and Roarke.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Her parting of the ways with Silhouette Publishing means the MacGregors series will never be finished, as Silhouette holds the copyright and she cannot write those characters for another publisher. This has been much lamented by her fans.
  • Time Travel
  • Urban Fantasy

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