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Delphine Dryden majored in English at the University of Texas at Austin, and probably should have gone ahead and gone for that MFA and PhD to become an English professor like she planned. Instead, she took a detour through law school, practiced law for a woefully brief time, and wound up working in special education for the next fifteen or so years (first as a teacher, then as an educational diagnostician). Somewhere in there, she also obtained a Master's in Educational Psychology/Special Education.

Delphine writes contemporary and erotic romance for Carina Press, Harlequin, and Kensington/Lyrical Press, queer kinky contemporary romance for Riptide Publishing, and mainstream steampunk romance for Berkley Publishing. She also self-publishes. Her writing has earned an Award of Excellence and Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times Book Reviews, an EPIC Award, and a Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. She was the also the inaugural winner of the Science in My Fiction contest.  When not writing, she can be found editing for various freelance clients and for Riptide Publishing.

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Printable Booklist

Steam and Seduction Series (Berkley Sensation, steampunk romance)

Gossamer Wing (2013)

Scarlet Devices (2014)

Gilded Lily (2014)

Giddyup Series (Kensington Publishing, contemporary erotic romance/BDSM)

Ride 'Em (2016)

Rope 'Em (2017)

Rig 'Em (2017)

The Science of Temptation Series (Carina Press, contemporary erotic romance/BDSM)

The Theory of Attraction (2012)

The Seduction Hypothesis (2013)

The Principle of Desire (2013)

Truth & Lies Series (self-published reprint, contemporary erotic & BDSM romance)

How To Tell a Lie (2009/2015)

Art of the Lie (2010/2015)

Naked Truth (2010/r2015)

Tangled Truth (2011/2015)

Tell Me No Lies (2012/2015)

Tropical Trysts (Cosmo Red Hot Reads by Harlequin, contemporary romance)

Mai Tai for Two (May 2014)

Sex on the Beach (July 2014)

Escape Series (Riptide Publishing, LGBTQ+ kinky contemporary romance with Christine d'Abo)

The Unicorn (Feb. 2016) (originally published in 2011 as "Roses and Chains")

Single Titles (Self-published)

Intermezzo (2013; contemporary erotic romance)

The Lamplighter's Love (2011; steampunk erotic romance)

Love With a Chance of Zombies (2012; post-apocalyptic erotic romance)

Toy Box (2012; contemporary erotic romance, BDSM)

Snow Job (2008/2015; contemporary erotic romance)

Single Titles (currently out of print)

When in Rio (2009; contemporary erotic romance, BDSM)

Xmas Spark (2011; contemporary erotic romance, BDSM)

Shorts, Anthologies, and other Work

Crossed Genres Magazine, #18 (2010; The Only Motion is Returning, science fiction)

Crossed Genres Magazine, "Science in my Fiction" contest issue (2010; Extra Credit, science fiction)

How to Write Hot Sex (2011; So You Think You Can Kink?, non-fiction)

Girls Who Bite (2011; Al Dente, lesbian vampire erotica)

Agony/Ecstasy (2011; Safeword, contemporary erotic romance, BDSM)

Love in the Rain: Winter Rain (2014; Dream, contemporary romance, f/f)

Gay Dinosaur Billionaire Adventures with Bigfoot and Friends! (as Arabella Snark) (2015; The Billionaire Playboy Superhero Raptor’s Unexpected Lover, science fiction/superhero romance, m/m)

How We Began (2015; Unexpected Dragons, fantasy YA, m/m)



6/9/16: Book Riot podcast recommends Scarlet Devices

10/13/15: Sarah & Cassie's Nerdy Adventure podcast features Delphine Dryden and Kailynn Jones discussing NaNoWriMo

9/15/2014: Bedtime Book Reviews features Delphine Dryden's "Steam and Seduction" series

9/3/2014: "In Conversation: A Discussion of Erotic Romance (Harlequin TV)": A group interview featuring Delphine Dryden, Christine D'Abo, and Jodie Griffin

1/17/2014: DBSA Podcast #73 includes a nice mention of The Principle of Desire

12/16/13: Anglo-Filles guest Sarah Wendell discusses Delphine Dryden among other romance authors

6/12/13: Smart Podcast, Trashy Books discusses nerdy books, including The Theory of Attraction

5/3/2013: Author interview with Delphine Dryden at the RT Booklovers Convention

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Night Owl Romance: "smoking hot quirky contemporary romance that will delight readers from beginning to end"

“steampunk erotica at its best!” – RT Book Reviews

“Ms. Dryden creates a beautiful, sensual world…the perfect blending of sexual and emotional. This is erotic romance at its best.” – Whipped Cream/Long and Short Reviews (Amaryllis)

“Delphine Dryden delivers an action packed, emotional and erotic tale.” – Night Owl Reviews

“Easily one of the best stories I’ve read this year”; “ steaming hot, delightfully sensual, and incredibly romantic” - Clare at Happily Ever After Reviews

“Dryden’s books are like a balm to my soul. There is no pretense here, no making things up, trying to be something you are not, you just…let it go.”    -AlexJouJou, Manic Readers

“This is a steamy, steamy BDSM erotic romance.” -Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News

Romantic Times Book Reviews says THE THEORY OF ATTRACTION is “Not simply a sexy read–for erotica and non-erotica readers alike, this is an absolute must-read.”

“This is one of the best novellas I’ve ever read. The story is complete, complex and vibrant...Not one, not two, but three thumbs up for Dryden and her fantastic tale!” – Romantic Times

“Only Delphine Dryden could pull off a beautiful, funny, sexy as sin story like this! Her characters leap off the page and make you root for the nerd. Hell, I wasn’t just rooting for the nerd…I was lusting for him.” - NYT Bestselling author Mari Carr

“‘The Theory of Attraction’ is one of the best erotic romances of 2012″ – Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News

The Romance Man called THE THEORY OF ATTRACTION “one of the coolest fucking books I have read… The book would have been just as good without the sex scenes and you will like this book whether you are into BDSM or not.”

“Make way for the new super nerd, super sexy hero!” – NYT Bestselling author Jennifer Probst

"Delphine Dryden writes a smokin’ hot BDSM story sure to light your fires..." Victoria at Two Lips Reviews

"There are no BDSM clubs or multiple partners here – just a great erotic romance featuring characters who are trying to recapture something. I’m not sure one can miss with anything by Delphine Dryden. She is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me." - Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News

Romance Junkies; “very sensual characters that you’ll love getting to know”

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