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Romance writer Mary Jo Putney was born in New York and graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in English literature and Industrial design. She served as the art editor of The New Internationalist magazine in London and worked as a designer in California before settling in Baltimore, Maryland in 1980 to run her own freelance graphic design business Her first novel was a traditional Regency romance, which sold in one week. Signet liked the novel so much that it offered Putney a three-book contract. In 1987 that first novel, The Diabolical Baron, was published. Since then, she has published more than twenty-nine books. Her books have been ranked on the national bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Most of her books have been historical romance. She has also begun writing fantasy romance and romantic fantasy. Putney has won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award twice, for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and has been a RITA finalist nine times. She is on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for bestselling authors, and has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards. Her titles include: Dark Mirror, Dark Passage, No Longer a Gentleman, Never Less than a Lady, and Nowhere Near Respectable. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Mary Jo Putney has also published fantasy romance novels as M.J. Putney.

The Rake 513 copies, 22 reviews
Thunder and Roses 507 copies, 12 reviews
The Wild Child 494 copies, 10 reviews
One Perfect Rose 467 copies, 14 reviews
Loving a Lost Lord 455 copies, 23 reviews
The Bargain 449 copies, 12 reviews
Silk and Shadows 353 copies, 5 reviews
The China Bride 346 copies, 7 reviews
Dancing on the Wind 331 copies, 5 reviews
Shattered Rainbows 329 copies, 4 reviews
Never Less Than a Lady 324 copies, 12 reviews
The Marriage Spell 321 copies, 9 reviews
Dark Mirror 316 copies, 32 reviews
Angel Rogue 313 copies, 3 reviews
River Of Fire 300 copies, 4 reviews
Petals in the Storm 298 copies, 6 reviews
A Kiss of Fate: A Novel 297 copies, 4 reviews
The Bartered Bride 287 copies, 7 reviews
Stolen Magic 269 copies, 5 reviews
Silk and Secrets 263 copies, 3 reviews
Nowhere Near Respectable 263 copies, 13 reviews
Veils of Silk 259 copies, 1 review
The Burning Point 227 copies, 4 reviews
Dearly Beloved 225 copies, 8 reviews
No Longer a Gentleman 216 copies, 11 reviews
Uncommon Vows 214 copies, 3 reviews
The Diabolical Baron 210 copies, 3 reviews
A Distant Magic 207 copies, 5 reviews
Sometimes a Rogue 186 copies, 9 reviews
The Spiral Path 171 copies, 6 reviews
Not Quite a Wife 168 copies, 8 reviews
Not Always a Saint 166 copies, 9 reviews
The Last Chance Christmas Ball 133 copies, 8 reviews
Once a Soldier 129 copies, 9 reviews
Dark Passage 117 copies, 6 reviews
Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred (20-in-1) (Editor & Contributor) 116 copies, 3 reviews
Christmas Revels [Omnibus 5-in-1] 113 copies, 2 reviews
Fallen from Grace 101 copies, 5 reviews
The Rake and the Reformer 95 copies, 1 review
Once a Rebel 94 copies, 11 reviews
Rakes and Rogues (5-in-1) (Contributor) 94 copies
Carousel of Hearts 93 copies, 3 reviews
Once a Scoundrel 83 copies, 6 reviews
Once a Spy 71 copies, 9 reviews
Dark Destiny 67 copies, 2 reviews
Captured Hearts (5-in-1) (Contributor) 65 copies, 2 reviews
Dashing & Dangerous (5-in-1) (Contributor) 63 copies
Once Dishonored 58 copies, 6 reviews
Dangerous to Know 56 copies, 1 review
The Would-be Widow 55 copies, 3 reviews
A Victorian Christmas (Anthology 5-in-1) (Contributor) 53 copies, 2 reviews
The Rogue and the Runaway 51 copies, 2 reviews
Lady of Fortune 50 copies, 1 review
Chalice of Roses (Anthology 4-in-1) (Contributor) 47 copies, 3 reviews
Seduction on a Snowy Night (3-in-1) (Contributor) 47 copies, 6 reviews
Once a Laird 30 copies, 7 reviews
The Journey Home [Anthology 10-in-1] (Contributor) 19 copies, 3 reviews
A Yuletide Kiss (Author) 17 copies, 9 reviews
Dangerous Gifts 17 copies, 1 review
The Christmas Cuckoo 14 copies, 2 reviews
Songs of Love and Darkness (Contributor) 5 copies
Shining On 1 copy
Lost Girls 1 copy
Irresistible Forces [Anthology 6-in-1] (Contributor) 577 copies, 12 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Contributor) 390 copies, 15 reviews
The Vorkosigan Companion (Contributor, some editions) 331 copies, 4 reviews
Dragon Lovers (Anthology 4-in-1) (Contributor) 268 copies, 13 reviews
Faery Magic (Anthology 4-in-1) (Contributor) 220 copies, 1 review
Mischief and Mistletoe (Contributor) 135 copies, 6 reviews
A Stockingful of Joy (Anthology 4-in-1) (Contributor) 125 copies, 3 reviews
A Constellation of Cats [Anthology] (Contributor) 96 copies
Enchantment Place [Anthology 17-in-1] (Contributor) 77 copies, 5 reviews
Christmas Ghosts (Contributor) 17 copies
Christmas Roses: Three Historical Novellas (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review

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