Maya Rodale




Linda
9,996 books | 1,579 friends

Maria I...
6,017 books | 1,485 friends

Julie
4,408 books | 869 friends

Patty M...
5,562 books | 587 friends

Chanpreet
6,003 books | 1,087 friends

Shyam S...
802 books | 5,001 friends

Travis ...
96 books | 4,999 friends

Barbara
2,227 books | 466 friends

More friends…



Maya Rodale

Goodreads Author


url

gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

member since
September 2008


About this author

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the romance genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.


To ask Maya Rodale questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Maya Rodale I'm currently working* on a new Regency series about an American family who unexpectedly inherit a dukedom. Romance and hilarity ensue.

*I'm actually…more
I'm currently working* on a new Regency series about an American family who unexpectedly inherit a dukedom. Romance and hilarity ensue.

*I'm actually procrastinating by answering these questions. It's all part of the "creative process." (less)
Maya Rodale Hi Victoria! Great question and the answer is YES. In fact, I'm already sort of working on something that is time-travel-y. It's terrific fun to write…moreHi Victoria! Great question and the answer is YES. In fact, I'm already sort of working on something that is time-travel-y. It's terrific fun to write and I'm excited for you to read it :) (less)
Average rating: 3.75 · 11,387 ratings · 1,493 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wicked Wallflower (Bad ...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,022 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Groom of One's Own (The W...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,147 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seducing Mr. Knightly (The ...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,022 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wallflower Gone Wild (Bad B...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,089 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tattooed Duke (The Writ...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 919 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What a Wallflower Wants (Ba...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 913 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Tale of Two Lovers (The W...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 769 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bad Boy Billionaire's W...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bad Boy Billionaire's G...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bad Boy Billionaire: Wh...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Maya Rodale…

Check out this podcast in which I discuss why romance novels are unjustly maligned and explain whats up with all those dukes. Note: the host of this podcast, Antony Johnston, has a very charming British accent for your listening pleasure.


The post Unjustly Maligned: Romance Novels appeared first on Maya Rodale.

Read more of this blog post »
1 like · Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on September 01, 2015 09:34 • 1 view
The Wicked Wallflower The Bad Boy Billionaire's W... Wallflower Gone Wild The Bad Boy Billionaire's G... What a Wallflower Wants The Bad Boy Billionaire: Wh...
Bad Boys & Wallflowers (6 books)
by
3.713830352399504 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 5,647 ratings

A Groom of One's Own A Tale of Two Lovers The Tattooed Duke Three Schemes and a Scandal Seducing Mr. Knightly
The Writing Girls (5 books)
by
3.7966101694915255 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 4,366 ratings

The Heir and the Spare The Rogue and the Rival
Negligent Chaperone (2 books)
by
3.5687919463087248 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 596 ratings

Lady Bridget's Diary
Cavendish (1 book)
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

A Groom of One's Own (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: At the hero’s engagement ball. To another woman. Twenty-five days before the wedding.
The Wicked Wallflower (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: In which a duke and a wallflower meet for the very first time…after their engagement announcement appears in the newspaper.
The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: Everything is going wrong for Jane Sparks, and nothing is more of a disaster than her friend’s prank…unless it’s the start of everything going just right
The Bad Boy Billionaire's Girl Gone Wild (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: In the beginning of the second installment of the Bad Boy Billionaire series, Jane has published her novel based on her romance with Duke (The Wicked Wallflower!) and it’s causing all kinds of trouble and complications for their relationship.
Wallflower Gone Wild (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: …in which Olivia relates the terrible news: her parents wish her to marry The Mad Baron, London’s most notorious man. And in which the Wallflowers concoct a devilish scheme to free Olivia and help her find true love.
More of Maya’s writing…

Maya's Recent Updates

Maya Rodale wrote a new blog post
Check out this podcast in which I discuss why romance novels are unjustly maligned and explain whats up with all those dukes. Note: the host of thi... Read more of this blog post »
Maya Rodale added
My Lady, My Lord by Katharine Ashe
My Lady, My Lord
by Katharine Ashe (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
In which a Regency Lord and Lady switch bodies (as one does...?). So funny and so sweet.
Maya Rodale added
The Duke of Dark Desires by Miranda Neville
Rate this book
Clear rating
Duke + Governess + Dark Secrets From The Past = Win.
Maya Rodale added
I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden
Rate this book
Clear rating
Totally charming novella that kicks off a fantastic series. Don't miss it!
Maya Rodale added
Deadly Love by Brenda Joyce
Rate this book
Clear rating
I love this book and this nine book series so much that if I had three wishes one of them would be go back and reread these for the first time.

Also: #TeamBragg. If you read these you'll know what I'm talking about.
Maya Rodale added
Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase
Rate this book
Clear rating
My favorite Loretta Chase novel by far.
Maya Rodale added
A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry
Rate this book
Clear rating
Smart, funny, sexy and fabulous!
Maya Rodale added
Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Captivated by the title, totally charmed by the group of heroines with Secret Talents, and totally seduced by the duke.
Maya Rodale added
The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee
The Typewriter Girl
by Alison Atlee (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
There's no heroine quite like Betsey, Mr. Jones is a real hero and this is a different side of Victorian England than we usually see. Also: beautifully written.
More of Maya's books…
“When a woman reads a romance novel, she is putting her own pleasure first. That small act of rebellion is perceived as a threat to the status quo. It’s also why this eternally popular and profitable genre has been scorned, ridiculed and dismissed.”
Maya Rodale

“What are you reading?"

She replied without once taking her eyes off the page. "I am reading the sort of sentimental novel men dismiss as rubbish but could actually stand to learn a thing or two from."

"That's an awfully long title," he remarked dryly.”
Maya Rodale, The Wicked Wallflower

“I take it back. You're not stupid. But damn, you are insane.”
Maya Rodale, Seducing Mr. Knightly

Polls

The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
- Blue Click here to get to the Poll.
- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
- Black/Miscellaneous Click here to get to the Poll.
- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Yellow, Gold and Orange:

 
  28 votes, 22.2%

 
  16 votes, 12.7%

 
  16 votes, 12.7%

 
  14 votes, 11.1%

 
  12 votes, 9.5%

 
  12 votes, 9.5%

 
  7 votes, 5.6%

 
  6 votes, 4.8%

 
  4 votes, 3.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.4%

 
  3 votes, 2.4%

My Scandalous Viscount by Gaelen Foley (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

5 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Aussie Readers: **Summer Reading Challenge** 529 292 Mar 04, 2011 12:41AM  
Romance Readers R...: 2011 A-Z Author Challenge 583 720 Mar 18, 2012 01:49AM  
Romance Novel Jun...: Author Chat with Maya Rodale 1 6 Nov 15, 2012 07:27AM  
Avon Addicts: Did you get your packages? 130 68 Feb 17, 2013 11:41AM  
Reading Romances: Events 20 84 Apr 24, 2013 06:23AM  
Historical Romance: Heroine is a writer... 20 110 May 18, 2013 08:28PM  
Romance Readers R...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Read Your Name Challenge 840 1387 Sep 04, 2013 02:15PM  
We Love Lisa Kleypas: January 2014's Build Your Own Challenge! 41 45 Jan 31, 2014 03:32PM  
The World of Maya...: January's "Out with the Old...In with the New" Challenge 121 36 Feb 04, 2014 10:08AM  
25x33 The Lady Authors — 7 members — last activity Nov 23, 2013 03:53PM
Join The Lady Authors--Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville, and Maya Rodale--as they chat all about romance novels!
99445 Bangin' Book Club — 43 members — last activity Jul 30, 2014 02:58PM
H had a sordid past, filled with salacious sex scenes, ravenous romance, and ink stained fingers. M had a filthy secret, disguised by book covers and ...more



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 2: by Maya

Maya Rodale Thank you so much! Enjoy the Writing Girl series...and that cover full of lots of gold and a naked rogue :)

Chryssa wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend invite!
I 've just discovered your Writing Girls series, drawn by the awesome cover of Seducing Mr Knightly!!!
And I can't wait to start them!!!! :o)"



Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend invite!
I 've just discovered your Writing Girls series, drawn by the awesome cover of Seducing Mr Knightly!!!
And I can't wait to start them!!!! :o)


back to top