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X. L.: pseudonym of Julian Osgood Field (1849-1925) according to Locus/Contento, which lists: Short Fiction: * "A Kiss of Judas" [Pall Mall Magazine, July 1893; Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula, ed. Christopher Frayling, London: Faber, 1991] Harriett La Barre: Gothic Romance Novels: * Stranger in Vienna Jennijoy La Belle: Professor of English Literature at Caltech, noted for her study of the relationships between the poetry of William Blake and the paintings of the Sistine Chapel. She was the English advisor for Your Humble Webmaster, who earned a B.S. in English Literature from caltech in 1973, as well as a B.S. in Mathematics from Caltech (and various degrees later at other universities). See: William Blake Gauthier de Costes de la Calprenede (1610-1663): Playwright/Novelist of France, famous for his vast, complex Historical Romances which helped establish that genre (especially with descriptions of high literary quality, and often set in Oriental locations): * Cassandre [1642-1645] 10 volumes * Cleopatre [1648] 12 volumes * Pharamond, ou l'histoire de France [1661-1663] 12 volumes Diane La Pointe: Historical Romance Novels: * The Gold of Karinthy Gothic Romance Novels: * Flames Over the Castle [CGS-6, date?] * A Picture of Death [CGS-12, date?] Greye La Spina: Greye [Bragg] La Spina (1880-?) American playwright/weaver/baronness with numerous stories in Weird Tales. Novels include "Invaders from the Dark" (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1960) on Russian werewolves; and: Gothic Romance Novels: * Shadow of Evil [New York: Paperback, 1966] Jacqueline La Tourette: pseudonym of Jacqueline Gibeson; Gothic Romance Novels: * An Ancient Rage * A Cruel Heart * The Incense Tree * The Joseph Stone * The Madonna Creek Witch * A Matter of Sixpence * Patarran * Pompeii Splendor * The Previous Lady * The Wild Harp Laban: Uncle of Jacob, father of Rachel and Leah, in the Old Testament. Jacob worked as Laban's servant for 14 years, until getting permission to marry Rachel. Labarum: Roman emperors had this standard borne before them, a gold-leafed spear surmounted by an Eagle, plus (hanging from a cross-staff) a gold-fringed purple streamer studded with precious stones. After his vision and conversion to Christianity, Constantine added Christian symbols to the Labarum. Louise Labe' (1524?-1566?): mainstream poet of France, of the school of Lyons, sometimes called "la belle cordiere" (since she was married to a successful rope-maker). Poetry: * Oeuvres [1555] sonnets and elegies, intense and passionate, injured by an unsuccessful love. A few on mythological/ Fantastic themes. Queen Labe: in the "Arabian Nights", an enchantress who turned men into horses and other animals. A prince of Persia (Beder) marries her, stops her political and magical plottings against him, and turns her into a mare. Her mother turns her back to a woman, at which point she temporarily transforms Beder into an owl. Eugene Marin Labiche (1815-1888): mainstream Farce playwright of France: Plays: * Le Voyage de M. Perrichon [1860] best-known play, co-author Edouard Martin Jennifer LaBrecque: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Andrew in Excess [HD-28, date?] * Kids + Cops = Chaos [HD-52, date?] * Jingle Bell Bride? [HD-64, date?] * Barely Mistaken [HT-886, date?] * Barely Decent [HT-904, date?] * Barely Behaving Heart [HT-952, date?] Anne Lacey: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Love Feud [SSE-93, May 1983] * Softly at Sunset [SSE-155, Mar 1984] * A Song in the Night [SSE-188, Sep 1984] * Magic Season [SSE-317, June 1986] * Golden Firestorm [SSE-365, Feb 1987] * Treasures of the Heart [SSE-395, July 1987] * Intrepid Heart [SSE-422, Dec 1987] * Rapture Deep [SSE-449, Apr 1988] * A Charmed Life [SSE-498, Dec 1988] * Light for Another Night [SSE-538, July 1989] Meg Lacey: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Make Me Over [HD-13, Nov 1999] * Sexy as Sin [HT-734, June 1999] * A Noble Pursuit [HT-865, Feb 2002] * Million Dollar Stud [HT-879, May 2002] Lacedaemon [Lakedaimon]: older name for Laconia and of its principal city, Sparta. See: "Laconic." Lachesis: see The Fates Mercedes Lackey: also writes Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction; full name Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (1950-): Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; married to and collaborator with Larry Dixon (Fantasy/Science Fiction artist); prolific and a prolific collaborator with other authors; best known for her obsessively detailed magical world of "Valdemar." Mercedes Lackey Mercedes Lackey @ AlphaRalpha Mercedes Lackey @ Dragon*Con e-mail Mercedes Lackey Romance Novels: * Charmed Destinies [AN-640, Nov 2003] Novels: * the "Queens Own" or "Arrows of the Queen" trilogy: * Arrows of the Queen [Daw, Mar 1987] ISBN: 0-88677-378-4, $2.95, 320pp, paperback [Legend, Nov 1988] 0-09-962540-7, 2.99, 320pp, paperback * Arrows Flight [Daw, Sep 1987] ISBN: 0-88677-377-6, $3.50, 318pp, paperback [Legend, Jun 1989] ISBN 0-09-962550-4, 3.50, 318pp, paperback * Arrows Fall [Daw, Jan 1988] ISBN: 0-88677-400-4, $3.50, 319pp, paperback [Legend, Nov 1989] ISBN 0-09-962560-1, 3.99, 319pp, paperback * Queen's Own [Science Fiction Book Club #05750, Jan 1993] Omnibus edition 3 novels in 1 volume, $14.98, 726pp, hardcover * the "Bardic Voices" series: * Bardic Voices Book I: The Lark & The Wren [Baen, Jan 1992] ISBN 0-671-72099-6, $4.99, 488pp, paperback [Baen, Nov 1994], $5.99, 488pp, paperback * The Robin & the Kestrel [Baen, 1993; [Baen, Nov 1994] ISBN 0-671-87628-7, $5.99, 373pp, paperback as "The Robin & the Kestrel: Bardic Voices, Book II": [Baen, Sep 1993] ISBN 0-671-72183-6, $20.00, 373pp, hardcover [Science Fiction Book Club #02559, Jan 1994] 373pp, hardcover * The Eagle and the Nightingales [Baen, 1994; Baen, Jan 1995] ISBN 0-671-87636-8, $22.00, 410pp, hardcover Fantasy [Baen, Mar 1996] ISBN 0-671-87706-2, $5.99, 410pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #06860, Apr 1995] $9.98, 250pp, hardcover [HarperCollins Voyager, Jan 1996] ISBN 0-00-648036-5, 4.99, 410pp, paperback * Four & Twenty Blackbirds [Baen, Dec 1997] ISBN 0-671-87853-0, $22.00, 423pp, hardcover * The Free Bards [Baen, May 1997] ISBN 0-671-87778-X, $15.00, 712pp, trade paperback Omnibus edition of "Bardic Voices" trilogy * the "Bard's Tale" series, Computer Adventure "The Bard's Tale IV" Game-related: * The Bard's Tale: Castle of Deception (co-author Josepha Sherman) [Baen, July 1992] ISBN 0-671-72125-9, $5.99, 266pp, paperback * Prison of Souls (co-author Shepherd) [Baen, Nov 1993] ISBN 0-671-72193-3, $5.99, 340pp, paperback * Fortress of Frost and Fire (co-author Ru Emerson) [Baen, Apr 1993] ISBN 0-671-72162-3, $5.99, 297pp, paperback * Bedlam's Bard (co-author Ellen Guon) [Science Fiction Book Club #02791, Nov 1992] $12.98, 536pp, hardcover Fantasy, omnibus edition of "Knight of Ghosts and Shadows" and "Summoned to Tourney" below * The Black Gryphon (co-author Larry Dixon) [DAW, Jan 1994] ISBN 0-88677-577-9, $22.00, 383pp, hardcover Fantasy novel sequel set 1000 years before the "Heralds of Valdemar" series [DAW, 1994; DAW, Jan 1995] ISBN 0-88677-643-0, $5.99, 460pp, paperback [Millennium, Apr 1994] ISBN 1-85798-182-0, 9.99, 330pp, trade paperback, Fantasy [Millennium, Feb 1995] ISBN 1-85798-237-1, 4.99, 330pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #03175, Jun 1994] $7.98, 319pp, hardcover * By the Sword [DAW, Feb 1991] ISBN 0-88677-463-2, $4.95, 492pp, paperback same universe as the "Heralds of Valdemar" and "Vows and Honor" series [DAW, Oct 1992] 0-88677-463-2, $5.99, 492pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #06463, Jan 1995] $10.98, 492pp, hardcover * A Cast of Corbies (co-author Josepha Sherman) [Baen, Feb 1994] ISBN 0-671-72207-7, $5.99, 311pp, paperback, same universe as "Bardic Voices" series, hence subtitled "Bardic Choices" * the "Diana Tregarde" supernatural detective series: * Burning Water [Tor, Feb 1989] ISBN 0-812-52104-8, $3.95, 314pp, paperback Horror/Occult good witch "Diana Tregarde" solves supernatural crimes [Tor, Apr 1994] ISBN 0-812-52485-3, $4.99, 314pp, paperback * Children of the Night [Tor, Aug 1990] ISBN 0-812-52112-9, $3.95, 313pp, paperback * Jinx High [Tor, Oct 1991] ISBN 0-812-52114-5, $4.99, 314pp, paperback * Elvenbane (see co-author Andre Norton) [New York: Tor, year?] ISBN:0-812-51175-1 * Elvenblood (see co-author Andre Norton) [New York: Tor, 1995] hardcover ISBN:0-312-85548-6 * The Fire Rose [Baen, Oct 1995] ISBN 0-671-87687-2, $22.00, 433pp, hardcover, Fantasy/Romance/Gothic, San Francisco in 1905 [Baen, Nov 1996] ISBN 0-671-87750-X, $6.99, 433pp, paperback * Firebird [Tor, Dec 1996] ISBN 0-312-85812-4, $24.95, 352pp, hardcover Fantasy from Fairy Tale of RUSSIA [Science Fiction Book Club #15117, Mar 1997] $8.98, 352pp, hardcover [Tor, Sep 1997] ISBN 0-812-55074-9, $6.99, 345pp, paperback * If I Pay Thee Not In Gold (see co-author Piers Anthony) [New York: Baen, 1993] ISBN: 0-671-72175-5 * Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (co-author Ellen Guon) [Baen, July 1990] ISBN 0-671-69885-0, $3.95, 345pp, paperback, Urban Fantasy set in modern Los Angeles; see "Summoned To Tourney" below and "Bedlam's Bard" above * the "Last Herald Mage" series, same universe as "Heralds of Valdemar": * Magic's Pawn [DAW, June 1989] ISBN 0-88677-352-0, $3.95, 349pp, paperback [DAW, Jan 1990] ISBN 0-88677-352-0, $3.95, 349pp, paperback [DAW, July 1990] ISBN 0-88677-352-0, $3.95, 349pp, paperback [DAW, Oct 1996] ISBN 0-88677-352-0, $4.99, 349pp, paperback [Roc UK, Apr 1992] ISBN 0-14-016751-X, 4.99, 349pp, paperback * Magic's Promise [DAW, Jan 1990] ISBN 0-88677-401-2, $4.50, 320pp, paperback [DAW, July 1990] ISBN 0-88677-401-2, $4.50, 320pp, paperback [DAW, Oct 1996] ISBN 0-88677-401-2, $5.99, 320pp, paperback [Roc UK, June 1992] ISBN 0-14-016752-8, 4.99, 320pp, paperback * Magic's Price [DAW, July 1990] ISBN 0-88677-426-8, $4.50, 351pp, paperback [DAW, Oct 1996] ISBN 0-88677-426-8, $5.99, 351pp, paperback [Roc UK, Aug 1992] ISBN 0-14-016753-6, 4.99, 351pp, paperback * The Last Herald Mage [Science Fiction Book Club #17756, Dec 1990] $14.98, 900pp, hardcover * the "Vows and Honor" Fantasy (swordswoman and sorceress) series: * The Oathbound [DAW, July 1988] ISBN 0-88677-285-0, $3.50, 302pp, paperback [DAW, Jan 1989] ISBN 0-88677-285-0, $3.50, 302pp, paperback [DAW, Feb 1991] ISBN 0-88677-285-0, $4.95, 302pp, paperback * Oathbreakers [DAW, Jan 1989] ISBN 0-88677-319-9, $3.50, 318pp, paperback [DAW, Feb 1991] ISBN 0-88677-319-9, $4.95, 318pp, paperback * Vows and Honor [Science Fiction Book Club #02439, Jan 1994] $8.98, 472pp, hardcover Omnibus edition of duology * Owlflight (co-author Larry Dixon) [DAW, Oct 1997] ISBN 0-88677-754-2, $21.95, 293pp, hardcover Fantasy, "Valdemar" series but sequel to the "Mage Storms" trilogy * Reap the Whirlwind (co-author C .J. Cherryh) [pub?, year?] * Rediscovery: A Novel of Darkover (co-author Marian Zimmer Bradley) [New York: DAW Fantasy Harcover, 1993] ISBN:0-88677-549-3 * Sacred Ground [Tor, Mar 1994] ISBN 0-312-85281-9, $22.95, 381pp, hardcover Mystery/Dark Fantasy Native American (Osage) Shaman/Private Investigator "Jennifer Talldeer" [Tor, May 1995] ISBN 0-812-51965-5, $5.99, 377pp, paperback [London: Voyager, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-00-648034-9, 4.99, 383pp, paperback * The Ship Who Searched (co-author Anne McCaffrey) [pub?, 1992] * the "The Mage Wars" trilogy, part of the "Valdemar" series, but 1000 years before the "Heralds of Valdemar" sequence: * The Black Gryphon (co-author Larry Dixon) [1994] * The White Gryphon (co-author Larry Dixon) [DAW, Apr 1995] ISBN 0-88677-631-7, $21.95, 305pp, hardcover, #2 of "The Mage Wars" [DAW, Mar 1996] ISBN 0-88677-682-1, $5.99, 399pp, paperback [Millennium, May 1995] ISBN 1-85798-237-1, 8.99, 305pp, trade paperback [Millennium, Nov 1995] ISBN 1-85798-431-5, 9.99, 305pp, trade paperback [Millennium, Mar 1996] ISBN 1-85798-313-0, 4.99, 305pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #07827, Aug 1995] $10.98, 305pp, hardcover * The Silver Gryphon (co-author Larry Dixon) [DAW, Mar 1996] ISBN 0-88677-684-8, $21.95, 322pp, hardcover Fantasy, #3 of "The Mage Wars" [DAW, Mar 1997] ISBN 0-88677-685-6, $5.99, 400pp, paperback [London: Millennium, Mar 1996] ISBN 1-85798-441-2, 9.99, 322pp, trade paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #11639, June 1996] $8.98, 322pp, hardcover [London: Orion, Mar 1997] ISBN 1-85798-497-8, 5.99, 322pp, paperback * the "Mage Storms" trilogy of the "Heralds of Valdemar" series, and sequels to the "Mage Winds" trilogy: * Storm Warning [DAW, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-88677-611-2, $21.95, 403pp, hardcover, #1 of "Mage Storms" trilogy, #13 of "Heralds of Valdemar" [DAW, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-88677-661-9, $5.99, 428pp, paperback [DAW, Oct 1997] ISBN 0-88677-661-9, $6.99, 428pp, paperback [Millennium, Aug 1994] ISBN 1-85798-189-8, 9.99, 403pp, trade paperback [Millennium, Sep 1995] ISBN 1-85798-297-5, 4.99, 403pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #05706, Nov 1994], $10.98, 403pp, hardcover * Storm Rising [DAW, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-88677-660-0, $21.95, 384pp, hardcover Fantasy, #2 of "The Mage Storms", #14 of "Heralds of Valdemar" [DAW, Oct 1996] ISBN 0-88677-712-7, $5.99, 412pp, paperback [Millennium, Sep 1995] ISBN 1-85798-277-0, 9.99, 384pp, trade paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #106552, Jan 1996], $10.98, 384pp, hardcover [Orion, Aug 1996] ISBN 1-85798-460-9, 5.99, 384pp, paperback * Storm Breaking [DAW, Oct 1996] ISBN 0-88677-713-5, $21.95, 435pp, hardcover Fantasy, #3 of "The Mage Storms" [DAW, Oct 1997] ISBN 0-88677-755-0, $6.99, 463pp, paperback [London: Orion, Oct 1996] ISBN 1-85798-275-4, 9.99, 436pp, trade paperback [London: Orion, Nov 1997] ISBN 0-75280-641-6, 5.99, 436pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #14437, Dec 199], $10.98, 386pp, hardcover * Summoned To Tourney (co-author Ellen Guon) [Baen, Jun 1992] ISBN 0-671-72122-4, $4.99, 298pp, paperback, Urban Fantasy elves in San Francisco, sequel to "Knight of Ghosts and Shadows" Fantasy condemnation of Lawrence Livermore Labs somehow threatening a huge earthquake, see also "Bedlam's Bard" above * The Sword of Knowledge (co-authors Nancy Asire, Leslie Fish, C. J. Cherryh) See C. J. Cherryh * Tiger Burning Bright (co-authors Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton) See Marion Zimmer Bradley * the "Serrated Edge" Fantasy series: * Born To Run (co-author Larry Dixon) [Baen, Mar 1992] ISBN 0-671-72110-0, $4.99, 317pp, paperback * Wheels of Fire: A Novel of the Serrated Edge (co-author Mark Shepherd) [Baen, Oct 1992] ISBN 0-671-72138-0, $4.99, 389pp, paperback * When the Bough Breaks (co-author Holly Lisle) [Baen, Feb 1993] ISBN 0-671-72154-2, $4.99, 279pp, paperback * Chrome Circle (co-author Larry Dixon) [Baen, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-671-87615-5 $5.99, 362pp, paperback, Urban Fantasy, 4th of "Serrated Edge" series * the "Mage Winds" series, same universe as the "Heralds of Valdemar" series: * Winds of Fate [DAW, Oct 1991] ISBN 0-88677-489-6, $18.95, 387pp, hardcover [DAW, July 1992] ISBN 0-88677-516-7, $4.99, 460pp, paperback [DAW, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-88677-516-7, $5.99, 423pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #00497, Apr 1993], $9.98, 387pp, hardcover * Winds of Change [DAW, Oct 1992] ISBN 0-88677-534-5, $20.00, 449pp, hardcover [DAW, Aug 1993] ISBN 0-88677-563-9, $4.99, 475pp, paperback [DAW, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-88677-563-9, $5.99, 475pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #00485, Apr 1993], $9.98, 449pp, hardcover * Winds of Fury [DAW, Aug 1993] ISBN 0-88677-562-0, $20.00, 388pp, hardcover [DAW, Aug 1994] ISBN 0-88677-612-0, $4.99, 423pp, paperback [DAW, Sep 1995] ISBN 0-88677-612-0, $5.99, 423pp, paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #01758, Oct 1993] $8.98, 388pp, hardcover * Wing Commander: Freedom Flight (co-author Ellen Guon) [Baen, Dec 1992] ISBN 0-671-72145-3, $4.99, 275pp, paperback, Computer Game-related Anthologies Edited: * Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar [DAW, Jan 1997] Fantasy ISBN 0-88677-720-8, $5.99, 350pp, paperback, Original anthology 18 stories by Tanya Huff, Michelle Sagara, Josepha Sherman, others Tira Lacey: Contemporary Romance Novels: * With Time and Tenderness [CER-133, Apr 1983] * Only for Love [CER-225, Mar 1984] Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, full name Pierre Abrose Francois Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803): Artillery officer who rose to General significant in the French Revolution; member of the Jacobin Club; whose best-known novel was: * Les Liasons Dangereuses (immorality, seduction of innocents, adapted several times to film) Laconic, Laconian: (1) relating to Laconia (see: Lacedaemon); (2) Laconic has the primary meaning now of "using few words", or "tight-lipped", as the Spartans were said to be. Jacques de Lacretelle (1888-?): Novelist of France, most of whose books are deep psychological studies of lonely protagonists, indirectly influencing modern Science Fiction and Romance, much of which has lonely protagonists with whom lonely readers can identify. Norris J. Lacy: Arthurian encyclopedist; see King Arthur; Locus/Contento lists: * The Arthurian Encyclopedia [Garland, 1986] * The New Arthurian Encyclopedia [Garland, Dec 1995] ISBN 0-8153-2303-4 $29.95, 615pp, trade paperback [Science Fiction Book Club #17424, Aug 1997] $19.98, 615pp, hardcover Nonfiction/Reference King Arthur as legend, history and subject of modern literature + entries for genre authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley, C. J. Cherryh Guy Gavriel Kay, Robert Holdstock, Andre Norton, Tim Powers Order from: Garland Publishing 717 5th Avenue, Suite 2500 New York NY 10022 phone 212-751-7447 Cathryn Ladame: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Winter's Heart [SR-55, Jan 1981] * Trail of the Unicorn [SR-209, Mar 1983] Cathryn Ladd: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Centennial Summer [AIL-23, date?] * Island Autumn [AIL-30, date?] * Tapestry of Love [AIL-32, date?] Doris Flood Ladd: Historical Romance Novels: * The Irish Linda Ladd: Historical Romance Novels: * Dragonfire [Jan 1992] * Dreamsong [June 1988] * Fireglow [Oct 1986] * Forever, My Love [Apr 1997] * Frostfire [Apr 1990] * Lilacs on Lace [June 1996] * A Love So Splendid [Dec 1997] * A Love So Fine [Jan 1999] * Midnight Fire [Feb 1991] * Moonspell [Sep 1985] * Silverswept [May 1987] * White Lily [Aug 1983] * White Orchid [May 1995] * White Rose [June 1994] * Wildstar [May 1984] * A Match Made in Heaven [AN-7, Dec 1990] Louise Ladd: Young Adult fantasist; Locus/Contento lists: * The Anywhere Ring #1: Miracle Island [Berkley, July 1995] ISBN 0-425-14879-3, $3.99, 163pp, trade paperback Girl's magic ring can send her anyplace * The Anywhere Ring #2: Castle in Time [Berkley, Nov 1995] ISBN 0-425-15048-8, $4.50, 149pp, trade paperback Guess what? The magic ring also enables TIME TRAVEL to Ireland in the Elizabethan era * The Anywhere Ring #3: {subtitle?} [Berkley, month? 1996] * The Anywhere Ring #4: Cherry Blossom Moon [Berkley, May 1996] ISBN 0-425-15294-4, $4.50, 134pp, trade paperback Japan in 1950s as setting for espionage investigation Janis Laden: Regency Romance Novels: * Bewitching Minx [Dec 1988] * Fires in the Snow [July 1992] * Moonlight Veil [Sep 1981] * A Noble Mistress [Sep 1987] * Sapphire Temptation [June 1990] * Scottish Rose [Sep 1989] * A Whisper of Scandal [date?] * The Gilded Cage [AN-249, Feb 1993] Will Ladislaw: gay artist in "Middlemarch" by George Eliot. Dorothea Brooke marries Will Ladislaw when her first husband (Mr. Casaubon) dies. Mr. Casaubon spent his life planning, but never wrote, "The Key to All Mythologies." See: "George Eliot." Anne Ladley: Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Runaway Heart * Where the Heart Seeks Shelter Everett Lee Lady: Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "Further Contributions to the Natural History of Love" [Amazing, Nov 1984] Ladyhawke: see Fantasy Films [1985] {hotlink to be done} Lady in White: see Fantasy/Horror Films [1988] {hotlink to be done} Lady of the Lake: one of Merlin's graduate students, registered under the various names "Nimue", "Niniane", or "Viviane" to confuse mage/hackers, in the legends of King Arthur. We do not find her in the earliest Arthurian chronicles, suggesting that she did her undergraduate work elsewhere. She is in the record as of the "Vulgate Cycle" of stories [1215-1235] and definitively portrayed in "Le Morte Darthur" [1485] by Sir Thomas Mallory, where we see her as a lake spirit who gives the magic sword "Excalibur" to Arthur, and takes it back as he approaches death. She either is in love with Merlin, or merely flirts with academic sexual harassment as a method to trick him into revealing his most secret spells/algorithms. When Lancelot is abandoned, she raises him and then brings him to Arthur. Sir Balin angers Arthur by killing a Lady of the Lake in some stories, but this is probably some magical clone of the real personage. Her greatest conflict is with Morgan Le Fay, who is the Dark Side of the Force used as white magic by the Lady of the Lake, but this is a subjective conflict depending on which journals one reads. Marion Zimmer Bradley has a fascinating revisionist view of the Lady of the Lake in "The Mists of Avalon" [1982] where she is a complex tie between Wicca and Christianity. Vera Chapman concludes that she is the devoted wife of Merlin in "King Arthur's Daughter" [1978] and serves as the dynastic linkpin between Merlin and Arthur. Fay Sampson's novels "The Daughters of Tintagel" [1990-1991] portrays the Lady of the Lake as the intermediary between Arthur and Wiccan amazons. See also "Lancelot." (also according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.555) Vivienne LaFay: Vivienne LaFay's Home Page Christina Laffeaty: Gothic Romance Novels: * Mistress of Tara * A Reluctant Bride Historical Romance Novels: * Count Antonov's Heir [MAS-56, Jan 1981] * Zulu Sunset, MAS-63, Apr 1981] Emily Laforge: Romantic Suspense Novels: * Beneath the Raven's Moon [Apr 2003] Jules Laforgue (1860-1887) Major poet in FRANCE), who wrote what we would now consider science fiction and fantasy poetry among his other works, and also the fantasy story collection "Six Moral Tales" (New York: Liveright, 1928, ed./trans. Francis Newman) which intricately parodies Hamlet, Lohengrin, Salome, Perseus, Pan, and Christian fables Leslie LaFoy: Historical Romance Novels: * Come What May [Sep 2002] * Daring the Devil [Oct 1999] * Jackson's Way [Oct 2001] * Maddie's Justice [Sep 2000] Time Travel Romance Novels: * It Happened One Night [Nov 1997] * Lady Reckless [Sep 1998] Other Romance Novels: * The Perfect Seduction [Dec 2003] Selma Lagerlof, full name Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlof (1858-1940): Novelist of SWEDEN; winner of 1909 Nobel Prize for Literature Books: * The Lowenskold Ring [Dufour/Norvik, Oct 1991] ISBN 1-870041-14-3, $21.00, 117pp, trade paperback Fantasy from SWEDEN Accursed ring stolen from a grave, which destroys anyone who possesses it. Translated from Swedish by Linda Schenck + afterward by Linda Schenck. (Norvik edition with a Dufour sticker) Order from: Dufour Editions Chester Springs PA 19425 * others {to be done} (also according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.556) Locus/Contento lists: Short Fiction: * "The Legend of the Christmas Rose" [Girl from the Marsh Croft, Little, 1910; Visions & Imaginings: Classic Fantasy Fiction, ed. Robert H. Boyer and Kenneth J. Zahorski, Academy Chicago, 1992] translated by Charles Wharton Stork Par Lagerkvist (1891-1974): Poet, author, playwright of NORWAY and winner of the 1951 Nobel Prize for Literature: * Det eviga leendet [1920; as "The Eternal Smile" UK: 1932] supernatural * Sibyllan [1956; as "The Sybil", UK: 1958] translated by N. Walford about The Wandering Jew * Ahasverus' dod [1960; as "The Death of Ahaseurus", UK: 1962] translated by N. Walford, about The Wandering Jew, sequel to "Sibyllan" Leah Laiman: Contemporary Romance Novels: * the "Summer of Love" continuing series * Bride and Groom [Sep 1995] * The Bridesmaid [Aug 1995] * For Better, For Worse [? 1994] * For Richer, For Poorer [July 1994] * Maid of Honor [July 1995] * To Love and to Cherish [? 1994] Sally Laity: Historical Romance Novels: * Promises Kept [AN-414, May 2000] * Reflections of the Heart [HSNG#4] * Dream Spinner [HSNG-31] * Valiant Heart [HSNG-236] * If the Prospect Pleases [HSNG-311, Jan 1999] * Little Shoes and Mistletoe [HSNG-355, Nov 1999] * Remnant of Forgiveness [HSNG-423, Mar 2001] * To Walk in Sunshine [HSNG-511, Oct 2002] Inspirational Romance Novels: * Where the Heart Is [AN-384, Dec 1999] * For the Love of a Child [AN-424, Sep 1997] * Interrupted Melody [AN-425, Jan 1998] * Once Upon a Dream [AN-426, May 1998] * A Time to Love [AN-452, Nov 2000] * Four Hearts [AN-473, May 2001] * December Duet [AN-479, July 2001]] Contemporary Romance Novels: * Better Than Friends [HSNG-81] Amy Lake: Romance Novels: * Patricia Lake: Romance Novels: * Rozella Lake: Romance Novels: * Rosalind Laker: Romance Novels: * Elaine Lakso: Romance Novels: * Arnette Lamb: Romance Novels: * Caroline Lamb: Romance Novels: * Charlotte Lamb: Romance Novels: * Joyce Lamb: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Nancy Lamb: Romance Novels: * Carla Lambert: Romance Novels: * Elizabeth Lambert: Romance Novels: * Willa Lambert: Romance Novels: * Isobel Lambot: Romance Novels: * Charlotte Lammert: Romance Novels: * Jeanne Lamont: Romance Novels: * C. 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Lamp: Romance Novels: * Lynda Lampert: Romance Novels: * Dinah Lampitt: Romance Novels: * Carolyn Lampman: Romance Novels: * Jane LaMunyon: Romance Novels: * Joan Lancaster: Romance Novels: * Lisa Lancaster: Romance Novels: * Lydia Lancaster: Romance Novels: * Sheila Lancaster: Romance Novels: * Leslie Lance: Romance Novels: * Jeanne Lancour: Romance Novels: * Lynda Stowe Landers: Romance Novels: * Dora Landey and Elinor Klein: Romance Novels: * Jill Marie Landis: Member of Romance Writers of America; Jill Marie Landis's Home Page Juliet Landon: Historical Romance Novels: * The Knight's Conquest * A Knight in Waiting * The Knight, the Knave, and the Lady * The Golden Lure * The Goldsmith's Jewel * The Passionate Pilgrim * A Most Unseemly Summer Nancy Landon: also known as Nancy Berland; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Midnight Blue [HS #358, June 1989] * Sound Waves [HS #424, Oct 1990] * Ice Palace [HS #530, Jan 1993] Elee Landress: Inspirational Romance Novels: * Windsong [PROM #5, Jan 1985] * Love's Design [PROM #20] * Destination Unknown [PROM #32] Sandra Landry: Time Travel Romance Novels: * A Perfect Love [Aug 2000] Jennifer Landsbert: Historical Romance Novels: * Knight's Move [HHS #122, Aug 2003] Lorna Landvik: Romance Novels: * Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons [Mar 2003] * Patty Jane's House of Curl [Aug 1999] * The Tall Pine Polka * Your Oasis on Flame Lake Allison Lane: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Regency Romance Novels: * at least 20 non-series book titles, and at least 4 series book titles Beverly Lane: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Sweet Victory [KIS #131, Feb 1993] Connie Lane: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Reinventing Romeo [Dec 2000] * Romancing Riley [Jan 2002] * Stranded at Cupid's Hideaway [HAR #932, July 2002] * Christmas at Cupid's Hideaway [HAR #996, Nov 2003] Historical Romance Novels: * The Viscount's Bawdy Bargain [June 2003] Romantic Suspense Novels: * Guilty Little Secrets [Apr 2003] Elizabeth Lane: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Historical Romance Novels: * Bride of Fortune [Sep 1984] * China Quest [Aug 1983] * China Song [Mar 1983] * Drums of Darkness [date?] * Mistress of the Morning Star [date?]: Series Romance Novels: * at least 13 book titles, mostly American West Series Contemporary Romance Novels: * at least 3 book titles Jane Lane: Historical Romance Novels: * Call of Trumpets * Young and Lonely King Julia Lane: Julia Lane's Home Page Kami Lane: also known as Elaine C. Smith; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Fantasy Lover [HAR #47, Mar 1984] Margaret Lane: Time Travel Romance Novels: * Yesterday's Tomorrows [Oct 1995] Marina Lane: Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Doctor at Happy End Megan Lane: also known as Brenda Himrod; also known as Brenda Trent; Series Contemporary Romance Novels: * Bitter Vines * Hold Love Tightly * Tomorrow Will Come * Live Together As Strangers * Twice the Loving * The Trouble With Magic * Gypsey Renegade * Tenderness at Twilight * Reckless Abandon * No Turning Back Roumelia Lane: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Himalayan Moonlight * Where the Moon Flower Weaves: Series Contemporary Romance Novels: * at least 23 book titles, mostly exotic locations Angela Lang: Historical Romance Novels: * The Priceless Passion Eve Lang: also known as Ruth Langan; also known as Ruth Ryan Langan; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Cross His Heart Frances Lang: also known as W. Mantle; Regency Romance Novels: * The Marquis' Marriage Historical Romance Novels: * Stranger at the Gate [MAS #12, June 1978] Grace Lang: also known as Lee Floren; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Love a Hostage * Nedra * The Shining Mountains * Springboard to Love Heather Lang: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Thorn in My Side [HAR #31, Nov 1983] Jennifer Lang: Historical Romance Novels: * The Peacock and the Pearl Karla Lang: Karla Lang's Home Page Maria Lang: Gothic Romance Novels: * A Wreath for the Bride Maud Lang: Historical Romance Novels: * The Moon Tree * Summer Station Ruth Ryan Langan: Member of Romance Writers of America; see Eve Lang; Ruth Ryan Langan's Home Page Judith A. Lansdowne: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Reon Laudat: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Stephanie Laurens: Member of Romance Writers of America; Romance Novels: * Tangled Reins [Harlequin Mills & Boon, July 1992] ISBN: 0-263-77848-7 * Four in Hand [Harlequin Mills & Boon, Feb 1993] ISBN: 0-263-78050-3 * Impetious Innocent [Harlequin Mills & Boon, Apr 1994] ISBN: 0-263-78249-2 * Fair Juno [Harlequin Mills & Boon, Aug 1994] ISBN: 0-263-78724-9 * The Reasons for Marriage [Harlequin Mills & Boon, Jan 1995] ISBN: 0-263-78724-9 * A Lady of Expectations [Harlequin Mills & Boon, Dec 1995] ISBN: 0-263-79409-1 * An Unwilling Conquest [Harlequin Mills & Boon, July 1996] ISBN: 0-236-79750-3 * A Comfortable Wife [Harlequin Mills & Boon, Mar 1997] ISBN: 0-263-80056-3 * Captain Jack's Woman [Avon, Oct 1997] ISBN: 0-380-79455-1 * Rough Around the Edges [by Susan Johnson, Dee Holmes, Stephanie Laurens, Eileen Wilks] [St. Martin's Press, June 1998] ISBN: 0-312-96599-0 * Devil's Bride [Avon, Oct 1998] ISBN: 0-380-79456-x * A Rake's Vow [Avon , Oct 1998] ISBN: 0-380-79457-8 * Scandal's Bride [Avon, Mar 1999] ISBN: 0-380-80568-5 Stephanie Laurens's Home Page Rosemary Laurey: Rosemary Laurey's Home Page Joyce and Jim Lavene: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Ann Lawrence: Member of Romance Writers of America; Ann Lawrence's Home Page Deborah Lawrence: Member of Romance Writers of America; a.k.a. 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Karen Leabo: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Day Leclaire: Member of Romance Writers of America; Day Leclaire's Home Page E-mail Day Leclaire Laurie LeClair: a.k.a. Christa James, C. J. Evans: Laurie LeClair's Home Page Adrianne Lee: Member of Romance Writers of America; Adrianne Lee's Home Page E-mail Adrianne Lee Cassandra Lee: Cassandra Lee's Home Page Linda Francis Lee: Linda Francis Lee's Home Page Michelle Lee: Michelle Lee's Home Page E-mail Michelle Lee Rebecca Hagan Lee: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Sharon Lee: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Tiedra Lee: Tiedra Lee's Home Page E-mail Tiedra Lee Allison Leigh: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Amy Leigh: Amy Leigh's Home Page E-mail Amy Leigh Ana Leigh: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Jo Leigh: Member of Romance Writers of America; Jo Leigh's Home Page Tamara Leigh: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Kara Lennox: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Tina Leonard: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Lynn Leslie: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Julie Elizabeth Leto: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Patricia Lewin: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Linda Lewis: Member of Romance Writers of America; Linda Lewis's Home Page Sherry Lewis: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Return to Authors L Table of Contents Return to ROMANCE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Jenni Licata: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Susan Leslie Liepitz: Member of Romance Writers of America; also writes as Susan Liepitz, Susan Phillips; Romance Novels: * Rapture's Legacy [by Susan Phillips] [St. Martin's Press, Mar 1989] ISBN: 0-312-91503-9 * This Time Together [by Susan Leslie Liepitz] [Jove Time Passages, Dec 1996] ISBN: 0-515-11981-4 * That Wilder Man [by Susan Liepitz] [Harlequin Temptation #652, Sep 1997] ISBN: 0-373-2572-X * Mystic Memories [by Susan Leslie Liepitz] [Jove Time Passages, April 1998] Susan Liepitz's Home Page E-mail Susan Liepitz Tori Light: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Desiree Lindsey: Member of Romance Writers of America; Desiree Lindsey's Home Page Wendy Lindstrom: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Cathie Linz: Member of Romance Writers of America; Cathie Linz's Home Page Josie Litton: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Joyce Livingston: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Return to Romance Authors L Table of Contents Return to ROMANCE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Christy Lockhart: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Anne Logan: Member of Romance Writers of America; Anne Logan's Home Page Cait Logan: Member of Romance Writers of America; Cait Logan's Home Page Cait London: Member of Romance Writers of America; Cait London's Home Page Jeanie London: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Julia London: Member of Romance Writers of America; Romance Novels: * Julia London's Home Page E-mail Julia London Lindsay Longford: Member of Romance Writers of America; Lindsay Longford's Home Page E-mail Lindsay Longford Claire Lorel: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Natasha Lorrin: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Loree Lough: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Kim Louise: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Chrissie Loveday: Chrissie Loveday's Home Page Merline Lovelace: Member of Romance Writers of America; Merline Lovelace's Home Page Ann Hunter Lowell: see Marie Ferrarella Elizabeth Lowell: a.k.a. Ann Maxwell: Elizabeth Lowell's Home Page Return to Romance Authors L Table of Contents Return to ROMANCE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Jenny Lykins: Jenny Lykins's List of Books Gayle Lynds: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Denise Lynn: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Leslie Lynn: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Mary Lynn: Romance Novels: * Better the Second Time [DLSIJ Press, Jan 1999] * More Than Friends [Awe-Struck Ebooks, Feb 1999] * Dear Cari [Domhan Books, June 1999] Mary Lynn's Home Page E-mail Mary Lynn Raina Lynn: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Robin Lynn: also known as Cassandra Bishop; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Dreams of Gold and Amber [SC #209, Aug 1984] Sheryl Lynn: Romance Novel Series: * Elk River, Colorado * Honeymoon Hideaway * McClintock Country * Mirror Images: Romance Novels: * specific titles {to be done} Terri Lynn: also known as Terri Lindsey; also known as Terri Lynn Wilhelm; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Uncommon Stock [HS #534, Feb 1993] * Valentine's Summer [HS #555, July 1993] Tressa Lynn Lynn: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Search for Tiger Moon Virginia Lynn: also known as Michelle Brandon; also known as Micki Brown; also known as Virginia Brown; also known as Juliana Garnett; also known as Emma Harrington; Historical Romance Novels: * Cutter's Woman [Oct 1991] * In a Rogue's Arms [Apr 1993] * Lyon's Prize [Oct 1992] * The Moon Rider [June 1994] * River's Dream [Feb 1991] * Summer's Knight [Mar 1992] Suzanna Lynne: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Red Feather Love [HP #88, Apr 1975] * Beloved Viking [HR #2007, Sep 1976] Victoria Lynne: Historical Romance Novels: * Captured [July 1995] * Chasing Rainbows [Oct 1997] * What Wild Moonlight [Oct 1998] * With This Kiss [Aug 1999] Deborah Lynne: Regency Romance Novels: * Gentleman's Agreement Janet Lynnford: Historical Romance Novels: * Bride of Hearts [Aug 2000] * Firebrand Bride [Mar 1999] * Lady Shadowhawk [June 1997] * Lord of Lightning [July 1996] * Pirate's Rose [June 1995] * Shetland Summer [May 2002] * Spellbound Summer [Aug 2002] Jane Lynson: also known as Paula Christopher; also known as Lynn Michaels; Regency Romance Novels: * Captain Rakehell [Jan 1990] * The Duke's Downfall [Apr 1992] Christine Lynxwiler: Inspirational Romance Novels: * Beneath Heaven's Curtain [AN #501, Nov 2001] * City of Dreams [AN #514, Oct 2001]: Contemporary Romance Novels: * In Search of Love [HSNG #526, Feb 2003]: Other Romance Books: * Prairie Country Fair: Four Romantic Novellas Dana Lyon: Romantic Suspense Novels: * The Trusting Victim Talia Lyon: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Girls on the Run Delphine C. Lyons: Gothic Romance Novels: * The Depths of Yesterday * Flowers of Evil * The House of Four Widows * Phantom at Lost Lake * Valley of the Shadows Genevieve Lyons: also writes Mystery/Suspense; Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Last Inheritor Judith Lyons: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Awakened By His Kiss [SSE #1296, Jan 2000] * Lt.Kent, Lone Wolf [SSE #1398, May 2001] * The Man in Charge [SSE #1462, Apr 2002] * Alaskan Nights [SSE #1547, June 2003] Leilia Lyons: also known as J. C. Conway; also known as Vanessa Valcour; Historical Romance Novels: * Bridge to Tomorrow * Pillars of Heaven: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Star Quality Maggie Lyons: Historical Romance Novels: * Bayou Passions * Flame of Charleston * Flame of Savannah [1980] * Heirs of Rebelilion * Tempted [PRGH #34, Oct 1999] * Sweet River [PRGH #50, Mar 2000] * O'Rourke's Treasure [PRGH #75, Sep 2000] Mary Lyons: Contemporary Romance Novels: * 30 series book titles {to be done} Ruth Lyons: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Love Has Two Faces * Love Is Not Enough Tracy Lyons: Historical Romance Novels: * Mountain Jewel [PRGH #54, Apr 2000]

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