USA Today best-selling Author, Rosemary Laurey is an expatriate Brit, retired special ed teacher and grandmother, who now lives in Ohio and has a wonderful time writing stories of vampires and shapeshifting pumas.
Note: Many people ask how to pronounce my last name. It's not really how you'd expect. First syllable: Lau- (The a is a schwa: like the sound at the beginning and end of Alaska. The u isn't pronounced) Second syllable: -rey. (The -ey has the long 'a' sound as in they.)
My favorite books:
I decided to try to pick twelve books to recommend. Impossible! But here are some books I have read and reread, or remember years after I read them.
- Sunshineby Robin McKinley. I was sent this book to review,
and it astounded me. An absolute MUST READ. Once of the best,
if not THE best book I read in 2004.
- Blood Gamesby Chelsea Quin Yarbro (or any of her Saint Germain or Madeleine de Montarlia, or Olivia Clemens books for that matter).
- Persuasionby Jane AustenI love the idea of a 'second chance'.
- Less than Angelsby Barbara Pym (or anything else she wrote. This an author to go to when you wish Jane Austen had written more. Think of Jane Austen commenting on the mid-twentieth century).
- Forever Amberby Barbara Winsor
- Clare's Warby Anita Burgha book I just could NOT put down.
- Regency Buckby Georgette Heyer
- The Talented Mr. Ripleyby Patricia Highsmith (A truly evil heroand you see the world from his point of view.)
- Green Darknessby Anya Seton
- The Scarlet Pimpernelby Baroness Orczy
- The Silver Swordby Ian Serraillier A children's book, yes, but one I've read and reread both to classes and for myself.
- Demelzaby Winston Graham (or any of his Poldark novels.)
- Blood Priceby Tanya Huff ( and the rest of the series)
- Three Men in a Boatby Jerome K Jerome (for when you need a laugh)
- Cold Comfort Farmby Stella Gibbons (to keep on chuckling)
- Palace Walkby Nagib Mafouz The first book of his Cairo trilogy, the setting is so incredibly real, you end up smelling the spices in the bazaar and the coffee brewing in the streets.
- Dead Until Darkby Charlaine Harris A lighthearted, fun read. Who could resist a vampire named Bill?
- The Invisible Manby HG Wells. I was about twelve when I read this but the final scene still haunts me.
- Shining Throughby Susan Issacs
- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4by Sue Townsend
- Daughter of Timeby Josephine Tey
Books by Rosemary Laurey and Georgia Evans
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Books by Rosemary Laurey and Georgia Evans
Forever Vampires- Kensington Zebra
Some of these titles have two possible ISBNs as they have been reissued. Current ones are:
Kiss me Forever ISBN: 978-1420114959
Love Me Forever ISBN: 978-1420114966
Be Mine ForeverISBN: 978-1420114973
Keep Me Forever ISBN: 978-0821779286
Midnight Lover ISBN: 978-0821779293
Kiss Me Forever/ Love Me Forever (double volume) ISBN: 978-0821776612
Be Mine Forever ISBN: 978-0821776636
The first two books were previously published as
Walk in Moonlight ISBN: 1929613539
Rapture in Moonlight ISBN: 1931419094
Brytewood Series from Kensington written as Georgia Evans
Bloody Good ISBN: 978-0758234810
Bloody Awful ISBN: 978-0758234827
Bloody Right ISBN: 978-0758234834
Paradox series from Samhain Publishing. Written with J C Wilder
Sacrifice ISBN: 9-18159-998298-4
Deep Waters ISBN: 9-781599-98299-1
Stone Hearts ISBN: 9-78159-998300-4
I have contributed to the following titles
Fabulous at Fifty ISBN:978-9566957-0-3
The Write Ingredients ISBN: 1-59998-653-1
Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul ISBN-10: 1558744606
Chicken Soup for the Single Soul ISBN-10: 1558747060
Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels. Vol. 1
I have short stories and novellas in the following titles
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 ISBN: 978-0762437962
published as Love Bites in the UK ISBN: 978-84901-043-6
Includes Into the Mist Forever- a story set in the world of Forever Vampires
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
hard back: ISBN:978-07783-0311-4 trade paper: 978-0-7783-0321-3 mass market 978-0-7783-0337-4
Includes Nightwalker- a vampire story set on the Ohio frontier.
Immortal Bad Boys (Brava)
trade paperback: ISBN 07-582-0621-6
mass market: ISBN 978-0-7582-5393-8
hard back: ISBN 0-7394-4612-6
Includes a non-series vampire novella: Velvet Night
Texas Bad Boys (Brava)
trade paperback ISBN 07-582-1483-9
Includes 'In Bad with Someone"
The Morgue the Merrier
mass market ISBN: 1-4201-0042-4
Includes novella 'Dead Certain : No vampires. This time it's ghosts.
trade paperback ISBN: 1-84360-656-9
Includes a non-series vampire story: Turkish Delight.
trade paperback ISBN:1-55316-494-6
Includes a Kallaayt's tale- a dragon story.
Sexy Shorts for Lovers ISBN: 095-4489-926
Includes The Green Man a fun paranormal short story.
Single title non series books
Southern Song ISBN 1-4199-5330-3