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Sarah MacLean

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New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than  twenty languages. 

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. A romance columnist and co-host of the weekly romance novel podcast, Fated Mates, her work in support of romance and those who read it earned her a place on's Sheroes list and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "the elegantly fuming, utterly intoxicating queen of historical romance." Sarah is a graduate of Smith College & Harvard University. She lives in New York City.


Genres: Historical Romance, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Romance
New and upcoming books
January 2024

The Bladesmith Queen
April 2025

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   The Season (2009)
   Mastermind (2025)
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   How the Dukes Stole Christmas (2019) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
Series contributed to
Sarah MacLean recommends
A Nobleman's Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel (2023)
(Doomsday , book 2)
KJ Charles
"Smuggling! Scoundrels! Big feelings!."
Much Ado about Nada (2023)
Uzma Jalaluddin
"Perfection! At once achingly romantic, wonderfully funny, and with a cast of characters that makes you want to move to Toronto immediately, Much Ado about Nada is a book you'll wish you could read again for the first time. Uzma Jalaluddin is one of the best writers in romance today - and this gorgeous book proves it."
The Heiress at Sea (2023)
(McQuoids of Mayfair, book 2)
Christi Caldwell
"Christi Caldwell writes a gorgeous book!."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sarah MacLean
Generation Wonder (2022)
The New Age of Heroes
edited by
Barry Lyga
Dark Duets (2014)
All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy
edited by
Christopher Golden

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