Karen Ranney

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Karen Ranney
Born Albuquerque, NM
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American United States
Period 1995 – present
Genre romance
Website
www.karenranney.com

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

Biography[edit]

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]

Works[edit]

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)

Novels[edit]

  • 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)

Omnibus[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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