Christina Lauren

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Christina Lauren
Pen nameLauren Billings, Christina Hobbs
Occupationauthor
Period2009 to present
GenreRomance, Contemporary Literature, Erotic Romance, Young adult
Notable worksBeautiful Bastard, Sweet Filthy Boy, Roomies, Autoboyography
Website
www.christinalaurenbooks.com

Christina Lauren (the combined penname of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) is a New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling American author of contemporary fiction, teen fiction and romance novels.

Career[edit]

The pair met in 2009 while writing fanfiction online, and in 2010 became coauthors, signing agent Holly Root from the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency in 2011.[1] In 2017 Holly Root founded Root Literary.[2]

Author of fourteen NYT Bestselling novels, their work is currently translated in over 30 languages.[3]

Together they present workshops and have been speakers at events such as RT Booklovers Convention, Book Expo of America (BEA), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and are frequent guests at San Diego Comic Con International.[4][5][6]

Beautiful Series[edit]

In 2013 Beautiful Bastard was optioned by Constantin Film for a film adaptation.[7] The rights later reverted to the authors.[8]

Wild Seasons Series[edit]

The second series by the author debuted in 2014. The first novel of the series, Sweet Filthy Boy, earned the Romantic Times Book of the Year award for 2014.[9] The series centers on a group of friends following graduation from college. Lauren has been praised for writing delectable heroes and strong-willed heroines to match.[10] Like books in the Beautiful series, all of the Wild Seasons books to date have hit the New York Times list.[3]

Roomies[edit]

Andy Fickman will direct and produce the music-driven romantic comedy “Roomies” with Jenna Dewan via her company, Everheart Productions. Christina Lauren will write the screenplay.[11]

Honors[edit]

  • 2013 Best Romance Nominee Goodreads Choice Awards (Beautiful Bastard)[12]
  • 2013 Best Romance Audible.com (Beautiful Stranger)[13]
  • 2014 RT Seal of Excellence Award (Sweet Filthy Boy)[14]
  • 2014 RT Book of the Year (Sweet Filthy Boy)[9]
  • 2014 Goodreads Choice Nominee Best Romance (Sweet Filthy Boy)[15]
  • 2015 Kirkus Starred Review (The House) [16]
  • 2016 An Amazon Editor's Choice Best Books of 2016 (Wicked Sexy Liar)
  • 2017 Kirkus Starred Review (Dating You/Hating You)[17]
  • 2017 Amazon Best Romance of the Year (Dating You/Hating You)[18]
  • 2017 Publishers Weekly Starred Review (Roomies)[19]
  • 2017 Goodreads Choice Nominee Best Young Adult Fiction (Autoboyography)[20]
  • 2017 Best of the Year Finalist Audible.com (Autoboyography)[21]
  • 2017 American Library Association Rainbow List (Autoboyography)[22]
  • 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist (Autoboyography)[23]
  • 2017 Vulture Top Ten Romance (Dating You/Hating You)[24]
  • 2017 Washington Post Top Five Romance (Dating You/Hating You)[25]
  • 2017 Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Romance (Roomies)[26]
  • 2018 Kirkus Starred Review (Love and Other Words)[27]
  • 2018 Kirkus Starred Review (Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating)[28]
  • 2018 Publishers Weekly Starred Review (My Favorite Half-Night Stand)[29]
  • 2018 Goodreads Choice Nominee Best Romance (Roomies)[30]
  • 2018 Goodreads Choice Nominee Best Romance (Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating)[31]
  • 2018 Amazon Best Romances of the Year (Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating)[32]
  • 2018 New York Public Library Best Books of the Year (Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating)[33]

Bibliography[34][edit]

Series

Beautiful

  • Beautiful Bastard (2013)
  • Beautiful Stranger (2013)
  • Beautiful Bitch (2013)
  • Beautiful Bombshell (2013)
  • Beautiful Player (2013)
  • Beautiful Beginning (2013)
  • Beautiful Beloved (2015)
  • Beautiful Secret (2015)
  • Beautiful Boss (2016)
  • Beautiful (2016)

Wild Seasons

  • Sweet Filthy Boy (2014)
  • Dirty Rowdy Thing (2014)
  • Dark Wild Night (2015)
  • Wicked Sexy Liar (2016)

Young Adult Novels

  • Sublime (2014)
  • The House (2015)
  • Autoboyography (2017)

Standalones

  • Dating You/Hating You (2017)
  • Roomies (2017)
  • Love and Other Words (2018)
  • Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating (2018)
  • My Favorite Half-Night Stand (2018)
  • The Unhoneymooners (Expected publication May 14, 2019)

Charity Work[edit]

Along with fellow writer Nina Bocci, the pair created and ran a non-profit organization known as Fandom Gives Back. From 2009-2012 Fandom Gives Back raised over $235,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQs - Christina Lauren". christinalaurenbooks.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ root, holly. "publishers weekly". publishersmarketplace.com. publishers weekly.
  3. ^ a b "Christina Lauren". christinalaurenbooks.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Events - Christina Lauren". christinalaurenbooks.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Comic-Con 2015 Group Signings". 29 June 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  6. ^ "BEA14_Autographing_SneakPeek_0328.pdf" (PDF).
  7. ^ Lewis, Andy. "Erotic Novel 'Beautiful Bastard' Getting Movie at Constantin Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  8. ^ "TV & Film | Christina Lauren". christinalaurenbooks.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  9. ^ a b "Announcing The 2014 RT Reviewers' Choice And Career Achievement Awards Winners". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Christina Lauren". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (2018-05-04). "Andy Fickman, Jenna Dewan to Team on Romantic Comedy 'Roomies' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  12. ^ "Announcing the Goodreads Choice Winner in Best Romance!". Goodreads. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Best Audiobooks of 2013 - Romance - Audible.com". www.audible.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  14. ^ "May Seal Of Excellence". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Announcing the Goodreads Choice Winner in Best Romance!". Goodreads. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  16. ^ "THE HOUSE by Christina Lauren - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  17. ^ Lauren, Christina (April 12, 2018). "Kirkus Review Dating You/Hating You". kirkusreviews.com.
  18. ^ "Best Books of the Year @ Amazon.com". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  19. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren. Gallery, $16.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-1-5011-6583-2". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  20. ^ "Autoboyography | Christina Lauren". christinalaurenbooks.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  21. ^ "Download Audiobooks with Audible.com". www.audible.com. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  22. ^ "2017 Rainbow Book List". Rainbow Book List. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  23. ^ Boureau, Ella (2018-03-06). "30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  24. ^ Green, Jaime. "The 10 Best Romance Books of 2017". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  25. ^ MacLean, Sarah (2017-11-15). "The 5 best romance novels of 2017". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  26. ^ "The 10 best romance novels of 2017". EW.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  27. ^ LOVE AND OTHER WORDS by Christina Lauren | Kirkus Reviews.
  28. ^ JOSH AND HAZEL'S GUIDE TO NOT DATING by Christina Lauren | Kirkus Reviews.
  29. ^ "Fiction Book Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren. Gallery, $16 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-5011-9740-6". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  30. ^ "Opening Round: Vote for the Best Romance of 2018!". Goodreads. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  31. ^ "Opening Round: Vote for the Best Romance of 2018!". Goodreads. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  32. ^ "Best romance books of 2018". Amazon.
  33. ^ https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/11/19/introducing-best-books-2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  34. ^ "Books | Christina Lauren". christinalaurenbooks.com. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  35. ^ "The Fandom Gives Back". Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Retrieved 19 April 2018.