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Canadian Romance Writers, the Unsung Heroes of Canada
As you may have noticed, we here at Fangirlish LOVE romance novels. We love how they bring us joy and how there really is a romance out there for everyone.
This time, we’d like to focus on Canadian romance novelists, aka novelists who write in Canada. The unsung heroes of Canadian literature. Sadly, Canadian media and big bookstores are missing out on an opportunity to promote these amazing writers – we will not .
So here are some books by Canadian authors you should absolutely check out:
Handymen Series by Rosanna Leo
Rosanna Leo ’s AMAZING three-book Handymen series: A Good Man , An Irresistible Force and A Reluctant Attraction tell the story of the three handymen Zorn brothers. The brothers are the stars of their own renovation show, each bringing their own speciality and good looks.
A Good Man tells the story of the eldest Zorn brother Michael and their client of the episode Emily Daniels. Leo’s characters are well-developed and truly interesting people. Michael has his own issues but the way he cares for Emily immediately is awe-inspiring. It is a joy to watch this story develop as they renovated Emily’s grandmother’s old house in Toronto’s Little Italy to make her soup business. This story like the others has a lot of heart. Michael and Emily are perfect together. This book is yum on every level!
The second book in the series An Irresistible Force is Eli Zorn’s book. This book is also set during a renovation but there is a twist – a woman has chained herself to the house. Let the fun begin! Eli is immediately drawn to Bernie Nolan. So is it really a hardship when he is voluntold she is his problem to solve? Eli knows there is more to Bernie’s protest than meets the eye and we get to learn right along with him that the episode’s project is not as expected. This book will make you laugh and cheer.
The final book in the series A Reluctant Attraction comes out April 20, 2021, BUT I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy and it delivers!! We get the story of the baby brother Nick Zorn and widow Claire who runs a cat sanctuary. For their own reasons, these two characters needed each other. I really enjoyed both of their journeys and felt proud to know them by the end of the novel. Especially loved how Claire helped Nick get over his issues. You will have to read to find out! It really was the perfect conclusion to the series.
Roanna Leo lives in the Toronto area and this series was set there as well.
You can purchase the Handymen Series through Amazon and Kobo
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
This book will make you want bread. Like, you will need to eat bread, BADLY. So be prepared and READ THIS BOOK.
This is Farah Heron ’s follow up to her amazing book The Chai Factor and it did not disappoint. It tells the story of Reena and Nadim, the very hot man across the hall with a British accent.
In this neighbour, turn friends, turn lovers with a Great Canadian Baking show competition in the mix you can watch the relationship rise – yep, I went there.
Reena is a woman who just wants to avoid her parents meddling in her life. Something, many can relate to. So when she meets the super hot guy across the hall it’s perfect, he can have no connection to her family, right?
This book made me laugh so hard I had to put the book down. Reena and Nadim are heartfelt and interesting, I love the quirks Heron gives her characters. Like Reena, we don’t know Nadim’s background and it was interesting to learn what led to him being the man across the hall.
The secondary characters in this book are great, loved her cousin Marley and friend Shayne in the building and the characters we met in The Chai Factor , Saira, Amira and Duncan.
Accidentally Engaged brings complex family issues, joy, romance, angst and bread – so much bread. It’s relatable and wonderful.
Farah Heron lives in Toronto and this book was set in Toronto.
Accidentally Engaged is available through Amazon and Kobo
Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday
Sandcastle Beach is the conclusion of Jenny Holiday ’s Matchmaker Bay series. Mermaid Bay and Paradise Cove introduced us to the two main characters in this novel Law and Maya, these two characters have always been like oil and water but no one knows why.
This book gives us a deeper look at both, as business owners, they are forced to interact professionally, having mutual friends keeps them together personally. While they have always appeared to be enemies, it was never vicious.
Getting the characters backstories and learning about all the things we wondered about makes this book worthwhile on its own. But watching how Law takes care of Maya without her knowing, is just the start of the icing. Going from quasi-enemies to friends to lovers was a delicate path to walk but Holiday delivers.
The final book in a series always feels a bit like visiting old friends and it was nice to see the old friends in this book help Law and Maya find their way. It was like things coming full circle.
Jenny Holiday lives in London, Ontario and this series is based in a fictional Ontario beach town.
Sandcastle Beach is available through Amazon and Kobo
The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind
The Knockout Rule is the fourth book in Kelly Siskind’ s Showman Series. This the first book by Siskind we’ve read but it won’t be the last!
The book tells the story of the physiotherapist daughter of a former heavyweight boxing champ Isla and a current heavyweight boxer Brick/Eric. Full disclosure, not a huge boxing fan but that didn’t matter because OMG Brick/Eric is one of our favourite heroes of all time.
Isla knows all too well what being a boxer means, she has seen first hand what it has done to her father. Isla steers clear of all things boxing for personal reasons until her father requests she join him in Vegas in a lead up to Brick’s fight. For reasons you will have read about, Isla agrees and this is when she meets Brick.
Brick is his show name, Eric is so much more than he appears and his reasons for boxing are even more complex. There are so many reasons to fall in love with Eric. And you will, right along with Isla.
While we can’t deny LOVING Eric. His sidekick Whit the dog. He really did steal the show. LOVED them both.
This is a book you can’t put down and NEED to workout. Boxing fan or not, this is the book for you!
Kelly Siskind lives in Northern Ontario and this book was set primarily in Las Vegas.
The Knockrule is available through Amazon and Kobo
Still MORE Canadian Writers
Rosanna Leo, Farah Heron, Jenny Holiday and Kelly Siskind are just four of the MANY Canadian romance writers out there. There are so many that we’ve yet to read, always on the lookout for more. Some other Canadian romance writers we can recommend include Jackie Lau , Jacquelyn Middleton , Kelly Bowen , Marie Landry , Molly O’Keefe and Mary Balogh .
So when it comes to romance novelists, don’t forget Canadians!
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12 Canadian books about love and romance to read in summer 2021
If you're looking to heat up your summer reading, check out one of these great Canadian tales of love and romance.
Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson
Our Darkest Night is a novel about a young Jewish woman who posed as a Christian farmer's wife during the Second World War in order to survive the Holocaust. Antonina leaves behind her family to live with Nico, a young man who was studying to become a priest but had to return home to run his family farm. But Antonina, who grew up in the city, struggles to adapt to farm life. When their neighbours become suspicious, they are not sure their lie will be enough to keep Antonina safe.
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Jennifer Robson is a historical fiction writer from Toronto. Her other books include Goodnight From London , Moonlight Over Paris , After the War is Over , Somewhere in France, Fall of Poppies and The Gown .
Soulstar by C. L. Polk
Soulstar is the third and final book in C.L. Polk's Kingston Cycle fantasy series, after Witchmark and Stormsong . Robin Thorpe has led a quiet life in Riverside, keeping her magical powers a secret so she can stay safe. But when freed witches come to town, wanting to rejoin the kingdom, Robin knows it's time to use her powers again — but will she have to sacrifice her personal happiness in the process?
C.L. Polk's fantasy novel The Midnight Bargain explores love and magic
Polk is a fantasy writer from Calgary. Their other books include Witchmark , Stormsong and The Midnight Bargain . Witchmark , their debut novel, won the 2019 World Fantasy Award for best novel. The Midnight Bargain was championed by Olympian and broadcaster Rosey Edeh on Canada Reads 2021.
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Accidentally engaged by farah heron.
Accidentally Engaged is the second romantic comedy from Farah Heron. In Accidentally Engaged , Reena Manji refuses to be attracted to the man her parents have set her up with — the charming and attractive Nadim. But when Reena gets the opportunity to enter a cooking competition, she will do anything to win — even pretend to be engaged to Nadim.
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Heron is a writer from Toronto. She is also the author of the romantic comedy The Chai Factor . Her first YA novel, Tahira in Bloom , will also be published in November 2021.
Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson
The novel Satellite Love is set in a city in Japan in 1999. Anna is a lonely teenager who turns to stargazing for comfort and escape. But when the Low Earth Orbit satellite (aka LEO) returns Anna's gaze and comes down to earth as Leo, what follows is an unconventional story about love, loneliness and human connection.
Genki Ferguson explores feelings of young love and isolation with debut novel Satellite Love
Genki Ferguson is a writer from Calgary, and the son of acclaimed writer Will Ferguson. Satellite Love is his first book.
The Last Exiles by Ann Shin
The Last Exiles is a novel set in North Korea. It's about two young lovers, Jin and Suja. They meet in university, but their class differences become apparent when they return home — and may keep them apart. When Jin sees how much his family is struggling, he decides to escape. When Suja discovers this, she sets after him, and what unfolds is a dangerous and precarious journey for them both.
Ann Shin is a writer and filmmaker from Toronto. Her documentary films include My Enemy, My Brother and The Defector: Escape from North Korea. My Enemy, My Brother was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014. She has directed programs for several television networks, including CBC. She is also the author of three poetry collections. The Last Exiles is her first novel.
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin
Hana Khan Carries On is a romantic comedy from Uzma Jalaluddin. In Hana Khan Carries On , Hana is an aspiring radio host who is working at her family's halal restaurant. When her aunt and a cousin come to town, and a rival restaurant opens in their neighbourhood, Hana's life is upended and family secrets are revealed. Fighting for her family is a big battle, one that will put all of Hana's skills to the test. It's a battle that gets more complicated by Hana's growing attraction to the rival restaurant's attractive owner, Aydin.
Uzma Jalaluddin's novel Hana Khan Carries On is a modern day meet-cute inspired by a love of rom-coms
Jalaluddin is a teacher, parenting columnist and author based in Ontario. She is also the author of the novel Ayesha At Last .
Letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham
Letters Across the Sea is the story of a Protestant girl and her Jewish neighbour in Toronto, against the backdrop of the Depression. Their lives are forever changed living through the rise of Adolf Hitler, the Nazis and a wave of hate that would ignite the Second World War.
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Genevieve Graham is a historical fiction writer from Nova Scotia. Her other books include At the Mountain's Edge , Tides of Honour, Come From Away and The Forgotten Home Child .
The Lover, the Lake by Virginia Pésémapeo Bordeleau, translated by Susan Ouriou
The Lover, the Lake was a sensation when it was originally published in French. Now available in English, The Lover, the Lake is a celebration of Indigenous sexuality and sensuality. It is the story of a forbidden but fulfilling love affair between Wabougouni and Gabrie, set against the backdrop of Lake Abitibi.
Virginia Pésémapeo Bordeleau is a visual artist and published author of Cree origin. She has published three novels and four poetry collections, including Blue Bear Woman .
Susan Ouriou is a writer, editor and literary translator from Calgary. She has won the Governor General's Literary Award for translation for her work.
Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo
Ties That Tether is about a young woman who must decide between a promise she made her dying father and following her heart. Azere was 12 years old when she told her father she would marry a Nigerian man and honour her family's culture, even after moving to Canada. But when Azere has a one-night stand with a white man she meets in a bar, things surprisingly get serious. Can Azere make it work without betraying her family, or herself?
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Jane Igharo came to Canada from Nigeria when she was 12 years old. She currently lives in Toronto. Ties That Tether is her first book.
Love after the End edited by Joshua Whitehead
Love after the End is an anthology of speculative fiction that imagines a utopian future for LGBTQ and two-spirit people, curated and edited by poet and novelist Joshua Whitehead .
Contributors include Nathan Adler, Darcie Little Badger, Gabriel Castilloux Calderon, Adam Garnet Jones, Mari Kurisato, Kai Minosh Pyle, David Alexander Robertson, jaye simpson and Nazbah Tom.
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You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked. by Sheung-King
You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked. is a surreal novel about a translator who travels the globe with his lover. Along the way, they tell each other stories, pose philosophical questions and share their ideas about the world. It's glamorous and stimulating, but the lover often disappears without explanation.
Sheung-King is a writer born in Vancouver, raised in Hong Kong and currently living in Toronto. You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked. is his first book.
The Forgotten Daughter by Joanna Goodman
The Forgotten Daughter is about a surprising love affair set against the backdrop of the Quebec separatist movement of the early 1990s. Veronique is the daughter of a prominent separatist activist, who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering a politician in the 1970s. Veronique has passionately taken up her father's cause. James is a journalist who opposed separation, and whose sister, Elodie, was one of the Duplessis Orphans, and was wrongly declared mentally ill as a child and sent to an institution. As Veronique grows closer to James and Elodie, all three must reckon with Quebec's past and their own role in shaping its future.
Joanna Goodman explores love, passion and politics in novel The Forgotten Daughter
Joanna Goodman is a novelist originally from Montreal and now living in Toronto. She is also the author of The Home for Unwanted Girls.
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For the love of Romancelandia, Canada
Index: Romance Authors of Canada
A.k.a. an index of canlit: romance authors.
Here’s an ongoing list of published (traditional, self or both) Romance authors who have made it known that they are Canadian and/or live in Canada. I tend to shorten this to CanLit Romance or Romancelandia Canada.
If I’m missing someone (or the link is wrong/broken, you notice a mistake or have information that I’m missing e.g. province), please contact me through Instagram (@CanLitRomance) or email [email protected]
I’d like to use this space to mention my unending thanks to my remarkable editor, Maria. Firstly, for your unwavering support in the existence of this blog. Secondly for formatting this list like it was your job (it was, but she acted as though she enjoyed the task). And lastly, but certainly not leastly, [sic] for the aforementioned remarks, (that she diligently crafts for all of my posts), which make me a better writer than I ever could have dreamed.
Note: This page is evolving as I update it to be reader-friendly, which means it may look incomplete. Please bear with me as I work my way through the list reformatting it to help you quickly find a specific author, or discover a new favourite.
Sorted alphabetically by last name, each author listing proceeds as: First name Last name (Alternative name if applicable) (General Canada connection/writerly location if indicated other than Canada at large)
- Alexis Abbott (NL)
- Regine Abel
- Rachel Abuguv (QC)
- Amy Aislin (ON)
- Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey (ON/USA)
- Donna Alward (NS)
- Cameron Allie (ON)
- V.J. Allison (NS)
- Alyse Anders (ON) (aka Christine D’Abo)
- Toni Anderson (MB)
- Vivi Anna (aka Tawny Stokes)
- Keira Andrews (ON)
- M. Arbon (ON) (debut Romance coming September 2022)
- Vivian Arend (BC)
- Mary Balogh (SK)
- Ruby Barrett (ON)
- Patricia Bates
- Rosanna Battigelli (ON)
- Michelle Beattie (AB)
- Heidi Belleau (AB)
- ‘Nathan Bergoine (ON)
- Maria Bernard (ON)
- Deniz Bevan (Geneva by way of Montreal by way of Istanbul)
- Jo Beverley (UK/CAN) (Passed away 2016)
- Maggie K. Black
- Maggie Blackbird (ON)
- Ainsley Boot h (ON) (aka Zoe York)
- Roxy Boroughs (BC)
- Kelly Bowen (MB)
- Kelly Boyce (NS)
- Baxter Brown (ON)
- Stephanie Browning (ON/USA) (author duo)
- Rob Browatzke (AB)
- Jenn Burke (ON)
- Sarah Butland (NS)
- Lilly Cain (NS)
- Lynn Camden
- Cate Cameron (ON) (aka Kate Sherwood)
- Kella Campbell (BC)
- HK Carlton (ON)
- Janice Carter (ON)
- Sarah Castille (BC)
- Kendra Mei Chailyn (ON)
- Lily Chu (ON)
- Judith Clark (AB)
- S.A. Clayton (ON)
- Paul Coccia (ON)
- m. jane collette (AB)
- Dani Collins (BC)
- Deborah Cooke (aka Claire Delacroix)
- Tara Crescent (ON)
- Erin Cristofoli (ON)
- J. Margot Critch (NL)
- Kaylea Cross (BC)
- Barb Curtis (NB)
- Christine D’Abo (ON) (aka Alyse Anders)
- Jillian Dagg (ON)
- Raleigh Damson (ON)
- Tricia Daniels (ON)
- Lilith Darville
- Corinne Davies (aka Kayleigh Malcolm)
- Siofan Davies (ON)
- Win Day (AB)
- Agnès de Savigny (ON)
- Alana Delacroix (ON)
- Claire Delacroix (aka Deborah Cooke)
- Victoria Denault
- E.M. Denning
- Sara Desai (BC)
- Nika Dixon (ON)
- Karla Doyle (ON)
- Barbara Dunlop (YT)
- Bonnie Edwards (BC)
- Jessi Elliott (ON)
- Vicki Essex (ON)
- Kim Findlay (Sailing the Caribbean by way of ON)
- Mimi Flood (QC)
- Caroline Flynn
- Carley Fortune (ON)
- Cathryn Fox
- Susan Fox (BC) (aka Savanna Fox & Susan Lyons)
- Savanna Fox (BC) (aka Susan Fox & Susan Lyons)
- Jemi Fraser (ON)
- Nancy Fraser (Atlantic Canada)
- Renée Gendron (ON)
- Karyn Gerrard (East Coast)
- Jen Gilroy (ON)
- Karyn Good (The Prairies)
- Viola Grace (MB)
- Genevieve Graham (NS)
- Victoria Grant (ON)
- Shana Gray (ON)
- Laurel Greer (BC)
- Charlene Groome (BC)
- Deborah Hale (NS)
- Karina Halle (BC)
- Sadie Haller (BC)
- Kacie Hammell (ON)
- J.C. Hannigan (ON)
- Brenda Harlan
- Lauren Hawkeye (AB)
- Susan Hayes (BC)
- Michelle Helliwell (NS)
- Farah Heron (ON)
- Renee Hewett (USA by way of the Prairies & the Capital) (aka Jessica Ripley)
- Linda G. Hill
- Jody Holford (BC)
- Jenny Holiday (ON)
- Jenna Howard (AB)
- Helena Hunting (ON)
- Jane Igharo (ON)
- Alexandra Isobel (ON)
- Uzma Jalaluddin (ON)
- Vivica James
- Kelly Jamieson (MB)
- Patricia Johns (AB)
- Julie Evelyn Joyce (ON)
- Samantha Joyce (ON)
- Susanna Kearsley
- Jodi Kendrick (ON)
- Elle Kennedy (ON)
- Erin Kinsella
- Diane L. Kowalshyn (ON)
- Selina Kray (QC)
- Anna Krolick
- Sony Lalli (ON)
- Marie Landry (ON)
- Peyton Landry (ON)
- Ruby Lang (ON)
- Eve Langlais
- Amity Lassiter (NB)
- Jackie Lau (ON)
- Cat Lavoie (QC)
- Kathleen Lawless (Western Canada )
- Vanora Lawless (NS) (debut novel Imperfect Illusions October 2022)
- Piper Lawson
- Jennifer Lazaris (ON)
- Shannyn Leah (ON)
- Nikki LeClair (ON)
- Robin Lefler (ON)
- Rosanna Leo (ON)
- Stina Lindenblatt (AB)
- Stefanie London (ON)
- Lori Lupul (AB)
- Susan Lyons (BC) (aka Susan Fox & Susan Lyons)
- Leigh Macfarlane (BC)
- Becka Mack (ON)
- Marianne Maguire (ON)
- Kayleigh Malcolm (aka Corinne Davies)
- Kristy Mallory (BC)
- Chloe Maine
- Jessica Marting (ON)
- Debbie Mason (ON)
- J.E. McDonald (SK)
- Alyson McLayne (BC)
- Rachel McMillan (ON)
- Sean Michael
- Jacquelyn Middleton (ON)
- Kim Mills (AB)
- Damhnait Monaghan (UK by way of NL & ON)
- Melanie Moreland (ON)
- Sagan Morrow (BC)
- Nico Murray ( Netherlands by way of Canada)
- Sheryl Nantus (USA)
- S. Negrete ( ON)
- Katie O’Connor (AB)
- Molly O’Keefe (ON)
- Alyssa Linn Palmer (AB)
- Erin Parisien (BC)
- Hanna Park (ON)
- Layna Pimentel (ON)
- Terry Poole
- Lindsey-Anne Pontes
- Cindy Procter-King
- Rachel Reid (NS)
- Sylvain Reynard
- K.D. Richards (ON)
- Jessica Ripley (USA by way of the Prairies and the Capital) (aka Renee Hewett)
- Selena Robins
- Kate Robbins (NL)
- Chantal Roome
- Mandy Rosko
- Elle Rush (MB)
- Amy Ruttan (ON)
- Daisy St. James (QC)
- Lynsay Sands (ON)
- Cynthia Sax
- Melissa Sawyer (ON)
- Cora Seton (BC)
- Kate Sherwood (ON) (aka Cate Cameron)
- Elsie Silver (BC)
- Sonya Singh (ON)
- Kelly Siskind (ON)
- Deborah Small
- Noah Steele (ON)
- M.K. Stelmack (AB)
- Melanie Stevenson
- Tawny Stokes (aka Vivi Anna)
- Angela S. Stone (ON)
- Barbara L.B. Storey (ON)
- P. Stormcrow (BC)
- Jessica E. Subject (ON)
- Sophie Sullivan
- Kathryn Taylor (NL)
- Taryn Leigh Taylor
- Allison Temple (ON)
- Samantha Thomas (AB)
- Elizabeth Thornton (MB) (passed away 2010)
- Melanie Ting (BC)
- KA Tucker (ON)
- Sarah Urquhart (AB)
- Chace Verity (AB)
- Jessica L. Webb (ON)
- Kalli Willows (ON)
- Athena Wright
- Tara Wyatt (ON)
- Zoe York (aka Ainsley Booth) (ON)
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#WeTheNorth: Canadian Romance Authors You Need to Know
- June 14, 2019
As I write this, the Toronto Raptors have just won game 4 of the NBA Finals. It’s fair to say, the phrase “We the North” has been on the lips of many a Canadian for a while now. It’s been easy to feel extra patriotic lately. I know I haven’t been the only one cheering on the Raptors. People from all over the world have been doing the same, and it’s been really nice to show the world what Canada has to offer.
Canada has a lot to offer the world of romance as well. In fact, I’d be willing to bet some of your favourite (yep – we spell it with a “u” in Canada) romance authors are Canadian, and you might not even know it. It’s sort of like that gif that always makes me giggle: “The Canadians. They walk among us.”
When I started writing this article, I wanted to tell you about romance novels that have a Canadian feel to them. What do people think of when they think of Canada? Well, some may think of maple syrup, poutine and Celine Dion. Some people will mention how polite we are, that we can be self-deprecating and modest (okay, maybe not in Jurassic Park or Oracle Arena, but that’s all good.) Some will say we’re a tough, hardy people. Have you heard about our winters?
But the fact is we’re so much more than that. It’s impossible to incapsulate what my country represents in a few short paragraphs, and there isn’t just one story that speaks to our collective experience. That’s what makes Canada so great. It’s comprised of many stories, and guess where you’ll find them. The romance genre.
Of course, that’s just my humble Canadian opinion.
Today, I hope to introduce you to some Canadian romance authors who are new to you, ones whose works will introduce you to a particular corner of Canada and the Canadian experience. By no means is this a complete list of Canuck authors. Quite frankly, if you scan the bestseller list on any given day, you’ll find some well-known Canadian names. But here, I’d like to share some that I think more of us need to know. My hope is that in reading these books, you’ll find some new faves, and also get a flavour for the wonderful country in which they are set.
The Chai Factor by Farah Heron
Farah Heron’s The Chai Factor is an anticipated read this year. Set in Toronto, and featuring a dishy hero from the small town of Omemee, Ontario, it is certainly one of my favourite new books. Not only is it a sweet romance, it tackles the topic of racism with insight and heart.
Phoenix Agency series by Amy Ruttan
Author Amy Ruttan has written some wonderful medical romances for Harlequin and her Phoenix Agency series is set in the Northwest Territories. Telekinetics and bush pilots in Yellowknife…yes, please!
Blessed by Maggie Blackbird
Maggie Blackbird writes contemporary and historical romance about Canada’s Indigenous People. I recently became aware of Maggie’s books and they are at the top of my to-be-read list.
Carnal Control by Lilith Darville
Lilith Darville writes erotic romance that will leave a tingle in your fingertips as you flip the pages. Her sexy books have had a place on my Kindle for some time, and I hope they’ll find a home on yours.
Up All Night by J. Margot Critch
We don’t get to hear about too many romances set in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Luckily, we have J. Margot Critch to address this for us. Her romantic suspense series is set there, and looks like a lot of fun.
Masked Arcana series by Alana Delacroix
I’m a big fan of Alana Delacroix’s Masked Arcana paranormal series. Peopled by fey and vampires and unique shifters, it’ll grab you and it won’t let go.
As I mentioned, this is just a small sampling of what Canadian romances have to offer. There’s no way I could ever include them all, and I’ve tried to mention authors I haven’t included in my previous articles for Frolic. If you are interested in reading more Canadian romance, check out one of my recent Twitter threads. I put the call out to Romancelandia, and as always, Romancelandia responded with many recs. You’ll find numerous authors and books here: https://twitter.com/LeoRosanna/status/1136693030356967427
Canada is a vibrant country, and I am so proud to live here. In fact, I’ve given some of my own romances Canadian settings. So check us out! And way to go, Raptors!
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Happy Canada Day! If you are looking for Canadian romance authors to enjoy today or any day of the year, here are five you definitely need to add to your TBR list. No matter what type of romance you are into, there is a book on this list for you!
Hana Sheik: TEMPTATION IN ISTANBUL
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Jenn Burke: OUT OF THE ASHES
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Dani Collins: CINDERELLA FOR THE MIAMI PLAYBOY
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Rachel Reid: THE LONG GAME
Maggie K. Black: SURVIVING THE WILDERNESS
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