By Any Other Name

crystal gardensI've documented here before my fangirl adoration of Jayne Ann Krentz.  The one time I managed to meet her in person I gibbered with all of the sophistication of Porky Pig.  What's unusual for me about this author is that I enjoy all of her different romance genre explorations equally, whether it's the science fiction Jayne Castle books, the historical Amanda Quick books, or the contemporary Jayne Ann Krentz titles.  I would imagine that authors use different pen names to manage reader expectations with different types of books, so I wonder what usually ends up being stronger -- the appeal of the author's style or the appeal of the type of plot or setting?

Here are some other authors you might know by different names.  Do you enjoy their books equally, no matter what the name is on the cover?

Elizabeth Lowell (Ann Maxwell or A.E. Maxwell)          Shelly Laurenston (G.A. Aiken)

Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton or Jennie Tremaine)      J.R. Ward (Jessica Bird)

Victoria Holt (Philippa Carr or Jean Plaidy)                    Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb)

Jennifer Ashley (Allyson James or Laurien Gardner)   Sherrilyn Kenyon (Kinley MacGregor)