Romances by Trope and/or heat level

(Please note: This is by no means a complete list of romance tropes, but I think it covers most of the tropes I’ve written. Heat ratings are listed at the bottom of the page, following the tropes.)

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Alpha hero: Promises, Song of Oestend, Saviours of Oestend (Oestend is teeming with alphas!), One Man’s Trash

Not-quite Alpha hero (not necessarily a real trope, but I had a lot of heroes who were borderline alphas): Promises, Between Sinners and Saints, Family Man, Roped In, Damned If You Do, Blind Space, Spare the Rod, No Good Deed, Never a Hero

BDSM: (I’m not sure exactly where to draw the line between “real” BDSM vs. a story with BDSM elements, but I’ll try.) Roped In, One Man’s Trash, Terms of Service, Spare the Rod, No Good Deed

BDSM elements (stories that contain some element of bondage, etc., but aren’t necessarily about the BDSM lifestyle): Release, Song of Oestend, Strawberries for Dessert (that last one is very mild and only barely qualifies)

Best Friend’s Sibling/Best Friend’s Ex: Making Waves, No Good Deed

Billionaire (or just vaguely rich): Strawberries for Dessert, Flowers for Him, Normal Enough, Release

Bittersweet: One More Soldier, To Feel the Sun

Celebrity: Winter Oranges, The Well

Class conflict: Cinder, Release, Trailer Trash, Flowers for Him, Strawberries for Dessert (sort of)

Coming of Age: Trailer Trash, Cinder, Release, The Well

Coming Out: Promises, One More Soldier, Second Hand, Family Man, Shotgun, Trailer Trash

Cowboy: Roped In, Song of Oestend, Saviours of Oestend (so many wonderful cowboys in Oestend)

Damaged Hero: A to Z, Song of Oestend, Never a Hero, Release, Between Sinners and Saints, One Man’s Trash

DubCon: Release

Enemies to Lovers: Blind Space, Roped In, Spare the Rod

Fairtytale: Cinder, Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Fetish: Normal Enough, Release, Blind Space, Return, Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Terms of Service (sort of), Spare the Rod, No Good Deed (kind of)

Fish Out of Water: Song of Oestend, Trailer Trash

Fling (sex comes first, love comes later): Strawberries for Dessert, Flowers for Him, Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac and Apartment 14 and the Devil Next Door (when taken together), One Man’s Trash, Terms of Service, Spare the Rod

Forbidden Love (a lot of gay romance could count as “forbidden”, I guess, but I’m only counting those where the “forbidden” part is a major element of conflict for at least one of the characters): Between Sinners and Saints, To Feel the Sun, Shotgun, Trailer Trash, Damned If You Do, No Good Deed, Release

Friends to Lovers (one of my favorite tropes to write): Promises, A to Z, Between Sinners and Saints, Song of Oestend, Saviours of Oestend, Cinder, Second Hand, Family Man, Never a Hero, Lost Along the Way, Winter Oranges, Trailer Trash, Making Waves

Gay for You (I only have one truly GFY couple. Out for You is listed separately.): Saviours of Oestend

Holiday romance: Winter Oranges. Also, to a lesser degree: Shotgun, Spare the Rod

Hurt/Comfort: Between Sinners and Saints, Family Man, Lost Along the Way, Trailer Trash, Release, One Man’s Trash

Love Triangle(ish): Release, Roped In, Terms of Service, Winter Oranges

May/Sept, Age Gap (Don’t call it May/December!!): One More Soldier, Family Man, Flowers for Him, Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac, Making Waves, One Man’s Trash, Spare the Rod, The Lost Ship of the Tucker Rebellion

Mystery: Shotgun, The Well

New Adult/Young Adult: Trailer Trash, The Well (sort of)

Opposites Attract: A to Z, Song of Oestend, Cinder, Second Hand, Family Man, Normal Enough, Roped In, Trailer Trash, Damned If You Do, Strawberries for Dessert (sort of), Spare the Rod

Orphan: Cinder, Release, A to Z, Making Waves

Out for You: Promises, Song of Oestend, Saviours of Oestend, Roped In, Second Hand, Shotgun, Family Man

Paranormal Elements: Lost Along the Way, Cinder, Winter Oranges, Song of Oestend, Damned If You Do, The Well, A to Z (but only barely!)

Playboy: Strawberries for Dessert, Between Sinners and Saints, Making Waves, Spare the Rod (kind of?)

Return to Hometown: Lost Along the Way, The Well, Shotgun (sort of)

Reunited: Shotgun, Making Waves, The Well, No Good Deed

Romantic Suspense: The Well

Sex Worker: Release, One Man’s Trash

Slave/Master: Release

Small Town/Cozy romance: Promises, A to Z, Shotgun, Second Hand, Never a Hero, Trailer Trash

Taboo: One Man’s Trash, Release

Unrequited Love: Promises, A to Z, Saviours of Oestend, Shotgun, Trailer Trash, Spare the Rod

Virgin (in every way): Cinder, Family Man, Never a Hero, Winter Oranges, Trailer Trash, Damned If You Do, Between Sinners and Saints, One More Soldier, To Feel the Sun

Virgin (with other men only): Promises, Song of Oestend, Saviours of Oestend, Second Hand, Family Man, Roped In, Shotgun, The Lost Ship of the Tucker Rebellion

Workplace Romance: A to Z, Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Making Waves, Terms of Service (sort of)

Heat Level

(Please note: I’ve only listed the first book of each series. The sequels are usually approximately the same heat level as their predecessor.)

Rather Clean (very little sex, and/or the sex scenes are brief and/or aren’t very explicit): Cinder, To Feel the Sun, Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac, Damned If You Do, Trailer Trash, The Well, The Lost Ship of the Tucker Rebellion

Middle of the Road (this is where most of my books fall: a few sex scenes ranging from sensual to graphic): Promises, A to Z, Strawberries for Dessert, Between Sinners and Saints, Second Hand, Family Man, Flowers for Him, Never a Hero, Lost Along the Way, Shotgun, Winter Oranges, Making Waves, Blind Space and One More Soldier (these last two might be borderline Hot, Hot, Hot)

Hot, Hot, Hot (lots of graphic sex): Song of Oestend, Normal Enough, Roped In, Release, the Heretic Doms Club series