Karen Ranney

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Karen Ranney
Born Albuquerque, NM
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American United States
Period 1995 – present
Genre romance

Karen Ranney is an American author of historical and paranormal romance novels.


Karen Ranney is the daughter of an Air Force officer and lived in places around the world, including Naples and Paris.[1] She began writing when she was five. In first grade, she wrote a short story called "The Maple Leaf," which was chosen to be read over the school intercom.[2]

After writing her first novel, Above All Others, Ranney found an agent. While her agent was trying to find a publisher willing to purchase the novel, Ranney continued writing, finishing Tapestry and beginning to write a third novel, A Promise of Love. Approximately three years after she had begun writing the first novel, Kensington agreed to purchase both of Ranney's completed works as well as the novel in progress.[3]

Most of Ranney's novels are set in Scotland[3] and feature "believable characters, careful plotting, and simmering sexual tension."[4] She has been nominated nine times for a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and won a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in 2002 for British-set Historical Romance.[5][6] In 2014 Ranney began writing the paranormal romance series The Montgomery Chronicles, which center on a newly and unwillingly turned female vampire, and in 2016 began writing a spinoff series, The Furry Chronicles.

Ranney has also been on the USA Today Bestseller List as well as the New York Times Bestseller List.

Ranney lives in Texas.[2]


Loved Series[edit]

  1. My beloved (1999)
  2. My true love (2000)

Highland Lords Series[edit]

  1. One Man's Love (2001)
  2. When the Laird Returns (2002)
  3. The Irresistible MacRae (2002)
  4. To Love a Scottish Lord (2003)
  5. So in Love (2004)

The Montgomery Chronicles[edit]

  1. The Fertile Vampire (2014)
  2. The Reluctant Goddess (2015)
  3. Pranic, Pregnant, and Petrified (2015)

The Furry Chronicles[edit]

  1. The Lottery - Furry (2016)


  • Tapestry (1995)
  • Above All Others (1996)
  • A Promise of Love (1997)
  • My Wicked Fantasy (1998)
  • Heaven Forbids (1998)
  • Upon a Wicked Time (1998)
  • After the Kiss (2000)
  • Till Next We Meet (2005)
  • Autumn in Scotland (2006)
  • An Unlikely Governess (2006)
  • The Scottish Companion (2007)
  • The Devil Wears Tartan (2008)
  • A Scotsman in Love (2009)
  • Sold to a Laird (2009)
  • A Highland Duchess (2010)
  • A Borrowed Scot (2011)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ranney, Karen (2007). "Karen Ranney". KarenRanney.com. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Karen Ranney". FantasticFiction. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b Debbie (December 2006). "Interview with Karen Ranney". A Romance Review. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  4. ^ Robin, Kathe (2002). "Book Review:When the Laird Returns". Romantic Times. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Author Profile:Karen Ranney". Romantic Times. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Romantic Times 2002 Career Achievement Award winners". Romantic Times. 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 

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