Loretta Chase

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Loretta Lynda Chekani Chase
Pen nameLoretta Chase
NationalityAmerican, Albanian

Loretta Chase, née Loretta Lynda Chekani (born 1949) is an American writer of romance novels since 1987.


Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949 in a family of Albanian origin. She studied at New England public schools before receiving a bachelor's degree from Clark University, where she majored in English. Her past lives include clerical, administrative, and part-time teaching at Clark and a "Dickensian six-month experience" as a meter maid. After college, her first professional writing job was for an exhibition catalog.[1] This led to a job moonlighting as a corporate video scriptwriter. During this time she met a video producer who enticed her to write novels...and eventually to marry him. Her first Regency manuscript, Isabella, was bought by the first New York editor who read it and led to a successful career as a romance author. Chase said of her marriage: "The books resulting from this union have won a surprising number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award."[2] Her books have also won several Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice awards, various RRA-L (Romance Readers Anonymous) awards, and the All About Romance Top 100 Romances award multiple times.[3]


Trevelyan Family Saga Series[edit]

  1. Isabella 1987/Nov
  2. The English Witch 1988/Jul

Regency Series[edit]

  1. Viscount Vagabond 1989/Jan
  2. The Devil's Delilah 1989/Jun

Scoundrels Series[edit]

  1. The Lion's Daughter 1992/Oct
  2. Captives of the Night 1994/Mar
  3. Lord of Scoundrels 1995/Jan
  4. "The Mad Earl's Bride" in Three Weddings and a Kiss 1995/Sep (with Catherine Anderson, Lisa Kleypas and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss)
  5. The Last Hellion 1998/Apr

Carsington Brothers Series[edit]

  1. Miss Wonderful 2004/Mar
  2. Mr. Impossible 2005/Mar
  3. Lord Perfect 2006/Mar
  4. Not Quite a Lady 2007/May
  5. Last Night's Scandal 2010/Aug

Fallen Women Series[edit]

  1. Not Quite a Lady 2007/May
  2. Your Scandalous Ways 2008/Jun
  3. Don't Tempt Me 2009/Jul

Single Novels[edit]

  • Knave's Wager 1990/Jun
  • The Sandalwood Princess 1990/Dec


  • Isabella and the English Witch, 2003
  • Viscount Vagabond and Devil's Delilah, 2004
  • The Sandalwood Princess / Knave's Wager, 2004

Dressmakers Series[edit]

  • Silk is for Seduction , 2011/July
  • Scandal Wears Satin , 2012/June
  • Vixen in Velvet , 2014/June
  • Dukes Prefer Blonds , 2015/December

Anthologies (Other)[edit]


  1. ^ Chase, Loretta. "About Loretta". www.lorettachase.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. ^ Litte, Jane (May 23, 2008). "My First Sale by Loretta Chase" (PDF). www.lorettachase.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  3. ^ "Awards for Loretta Chase" (PDF). www.fictiondb.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.

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