Elizabeth Lowell has written a variety of genres under a variety of names, some with her husband Evan Maxwell and some on her own. But it is her romance novels -- starring the romantic, swashbuckling Donovan family -- that have been her biggest solo success.
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Also Known As:
Ann Maxwell; A .E. Maxwell; Annalise Sun; Lowell Charters
Date of Birth:
April 5, 1944
Place of Birth:
B. A., University of California, 1966
Career Achievement Award, Romantic Times, 1994, 1999; Best Historical Romance, Romance Writers of America, 1994; Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994
|Lowell's Latest||The "Only Series"|
|Innocent as Sin|
After five years, Rand McCree has finally been offered what he desires the most: the name of his twin brother's murderer. Hungry for vengeance, he accepts a job with St. Kilda Consulting that will place him in the killer's orbit... and tantalizingly close to Kayla Shaw, a private banker in Arizona. The cold-blooded criminal responsible for Rand's brother's death has targeted Kayla as his next victim. Since she can't turn to the police, she must place her life in the hands of the shadowy, secretive man who has come out of nowhere to protect her. Suspicious of each other, needing each other, they are two against the world -- with unknown enemies on all sides and even the government itself suspect -- as the violence of the past erupts in the present.
Only His (1991)|
Only Mine (1992)
Only You (1992)
Only Love (1995)
Autumn Lover (1996)
Winter Fire (1996)
Die in Plain Sight (2003)
Always Time to Die (2005)
The Wrong Hostage (2006)
Innocent as Sin (2007)
Elizabeth Lowell chronology
|Defending the "Escapist" and "Formulaic"|
|Bothered by the put-downs she sees directed at genre fiction, Lowell -- who has written sci-fi, mystery and romance -- defends all three in a lengthy essay on her web site. "Contrary to what the critics tell us," she writes, "popular fiction is not a swamp of barely literate escapism; popular fiction is composed of ancient myths newly reborn, telling and retelling a simple truth: ordinary people can do extraordinary things." |
|The Rarities Books||Reinventing the Past|
Lowell recently began a series of books focusing on sought-after, ultimately dangerous relics. This second installment finds a casino owner and his employee getting more than they bargained for with a gold artifact that comes their way.
Eden Burning is the latest in a number of books Lowell has revised and expanded. Taking the story of 1986's Fires of Eden, Lowell "reimagines" the story of two emotionally wounded scientists who fall in love while on a Hawaiian research project.
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