Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Laurie McBain

Author of Moonstruck Madness

Includes the names: Laurie Mcbain, Laurie MC Bain, Lmc bain laurie

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
7992125,628 (3.6)30
Moonstruck Madness 170 copies, 8 reviews
Devil's Desire 148 copies, 5 reviews
Chance the Winds of Fortune 125 copies, 3 reviews
Tears of Gold 101 copies
Wild Bells to the Wild Sky 95 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Before the Rising Sun 85 copies, 3 reviews
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Laurie Lee McBain was born on 15 October 1949 in Riverside, California, USA. She was educated at San Bernardino Valley College in California and studied at California State University. She was always passionate about art and history, and her father encouraged her and helped her write her first historical romance.

At twenty-six, Laurie McBain became a publishing phenomenon with her first historical romance. Her first novels "Devil's Desire" and "Moonstruck Madness" each sold over a million copies and all of her romances were bestsellers, selling over 11 million copies. She was a winner of the Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Romance Author.

Laurie was one of the pioners of the new romance style with Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. But, after the death of her father, she decided to retire from the publishing world in 1985, with only seven romances written.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.6)
0.5 2
1 4
2 13
2.5 12
3 36
3.5 2
4 34
4.5 2
5 41

Improve this author

Combination issues. This author has combination issues that need to be cleared up.

Combine/separate works

Author division

Laurie McBain is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Laurie McBain is composed of 4 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 160,713,909 books! | Top bar: Always visible