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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. She currently works as a Contracts Specialist in the legal department of a public school district.

Delphine has written contemporary erotic romance for Carina Press/Harlequin and mainstream steampunk romance for Berkley Publishing. She has also self-published. 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.


The Science of Temptation - Carina Press

  1. The Theory of Attraction (2012) ISBN: 9781426894046
  2. The Seduction Hypothesis (2013) ISBN: 9781426895807
  3. The Principle of Desire (2013) ISBN: 9781426897627

Truth & Lies - Self-Published

  1. How to Tell a Lie (2009)
  2. Art of the Lie (2010)
  3. Tangled Truth (2011)
  4. Tell Me No Lies (2012)

Tropical Trysts - Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin


Giddyup - Kensington/Lyrical Press

  1. Ride 'Em (2016) ISBN: 1601836767
  2. Rope 'Em (2017) ISBN: 1601836783

Steam and Seduction

  1. Gossamer Wing (2013) ISBN: 0425265773
  2. Scarlet Devices (2014) ISBN: 0425265781
  3. Gilded Lily (2014) ISBN: 042526579X

Non-Series Titles - Self-Published

Anthologies & Other Work

  • Agony/Ecstasy (Berkley Publishing; ISBN: 0425243451)
  • Girls Who Bite (Cleis Press; ISBN: 1573447153)
  • Gay Dinosaur Billionaire Adventures with Bigfoot and Friends (Excessica Publishing)
  • Winter Rain (Pink Kayak Press)
  • How We Began (Pink Kayak Press)
  • The Devil's Doorbell
  • 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)

Older Titles

Please check back soon/subscribe to the newsletter for updated information on re-release of my older, reverted titles When in Rio and Xmas Spark.


“smoking hot quirky contemporary romance that will delight readers from beginning to end” - Night Owl Romance


“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.” – 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” - Happily Ever After Reviews (Clare) 


“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.” - Manic Readers (AlexJouJou)


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


"Not simply a sexy read–for erotica and non-erotica readers alike, this is an absolute must-read.” - RT Book Reviews


“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!” - RT Book Reviews 


“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


“Delphine Dryden writes a smokin’ hot BDSM story sure to light your fires…” - Two Lips Reviews (Victoria)


“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 on can miss with anything by Delphine Dryden. She is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me.” – Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News


"very sensual characters that you'll love getting to know" - Romance Junkies

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