First up is Joanna Bourne. She writes smart historical romance, and having met her in person, I can attest that she's very nice as well. Her most recent book, The Black Hawk, was a tour de force, and won her the RITA, which is the romance industry's highest award. If you haven't read Jo, add her to your list right away!
|The Sentinel Wars, Book 1|
Finally, no exploration of the letter B would be complete without mentioning Patricia Briggs. She writes two urban fantasy series that I love--Mercy Thompson and the Alpha and Omega books. While the books are not strictly romance, they do have a love story at their core.
|Alpha and Omega, Book 1|
|Mercy Thompson, Book 1|
And now it's your turn. What 'B' authors or books do you like?