22 AUTHORS

About Mona Risk

Mona Risk never thought that hazardous waste analysis would lead her to writing novels! When her Ph.D. and work in chemistry landed her international contracts to refurbish laboratories, she traveled to more than sixty countries on business or vacation. To relax from her hectic schedule, she avidly read romance novels and mentally plotted her own books. Eventually she left a successful scientific career to share with her readers the many stories brewing in her head. M. Risk likes to set her stories in the fascinating places she visited from exotic Belarus, and historical France, to the beaches of Greece, the monuments of Egypt and the mysterious Islands of Seychelles.  www.monarisk.com
“Mona Risk will pull you in with her amazing characters and in-depth twisting suspense”. ~ Night Owl Romance
“Mona Risk is a talented author. She knows how to weave intrigue and romance into her story”. ~ Review Your Book Review:
“Mona Risk’s writing sweeps you into the story from the first page, and keeps you turning the pages”.~ The Long And The Short Reviews.

About Sophia Knightly

Sophia Knightly is multi-published in many genres. Whether it’s romantic suspense, romantic comedy, chick lit, or screenplays, she enjoys creating fun and sexy contemporary romances. A two-time Maggie award finalist and Romancing the Script finalist, she specializes in feel-good books laced with humor. Her stories are enriched by her travels and previous experience as an actress, model, airline reservations agent and mom of two beautiful daughters. When not writing or reading, she finds pleasure in walking the beach, exploring museums, enjoying good food, and watching movies. One of her favorite pastimes remains simply watching people, especially those in love! You can write to her at sophiaknightly@gmail.com and access her web site at www.sophiaknightly.com

About Caroline Clemmons

Caroline Clemmons writes romance and mystery set in Texas. Her first book was published by Kensington in 1998. Currently, she writes for The Wild Rose Press. After living in CA as a child, she moved to West Texas. Now she lives in rural North Central Texas with her husband and their menagerie of pets.

About Helen Scott Taylor

Helen Scott Taylor won the American Title IV contest run by Dorchester Publishing and RT Book Reviews magazine in 2008. Her winning book, The Magic Knot, was published in 2009 to critical acclaim, received a starred review from Booklist, and was a Booklist top ten romance for 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA. Helen lives in South West England near Plymouth in Devon between the windswept expanse of Dartmoor and the rocky Atlantic coast. As well as her wonderful long-suffering husband, she shares her home with two Shih Tzus and an aristocratic chocolate-shaded-silver-burmilla cat who rules the household with a velvet paw. She believes that deep within everyone, there’s a little magic.

About Celia Yeary

Celia Yeary is a Texan from generations back. She writes all things Texas, both historical and contemporary romance. After a career in teaching, she found a new venture in writing novels and short stories. Her home with her husband is her favorite place, populated with deer, armadillos, live oaks, and the ever present cactus.    

About Jill James

Jill has loved to write since she first began putting on puppet shows in her garage for a nickel a person.  Her first love was poetry until she picked up her first romance novel, after that it was all romance.  She writes contemporary romance,  romantic suspense and paranormal romance.  She is a member of RWA since 2004 and a member of  the From The Heart chapter, Black Diamond chapter, Kiss of Death chapter, and ESPAN chapter.  She has been writing romance for a few years with a few poetry contest wins and a published short story, Lunch Break. When Jill isn’t writing you will find her reading, her other passion. She lives in Northern California with her husband, who is the inspiration for all her heroes.

About Morgan Mandell

Morgan Mandel’s romantic comedy originally published in 2008, Girl of My Dreams, is now available on Amazon and Smashwords for 99 cents. Her romantic suspense, Killer Career, is also available for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. Morgan writes mysteries, thrillers and romances. Soon to be released on Kindle and Smashwords is Forever Young:Blessing or Curse, a thriller about a 55 year old widow who takes a pill to be 24 forever. She then learns the pill has defects, which her husband knew about. Was his death really an accident? Stay tuned for the re-releases of Morgan’s other backlist book – Two Wrongs, a mystery set in Chicago when Marshall Field’s was still called Marshall Field’s, about how a brother’s effort to avenge his sister’s murder leads to more murder and mayhem – Morgan’s romantic comedy, Girl of My Dreams, a Cinderella Story about a straitlaced assistant whose good intentions land her in a reality show and all kinds of trouble. You can find Morgan at http://www.morganmandel.com

About Maggie Toussaint

Formerly an aquatic toxicologist contracted to the U.S. Army and currently a freelance reporter, author Maggie Toussaint loves to explore new worlds. She’s published in mystery and romance. Her mysteries include In For A Penny (Five Star, 2008), On the Nickel (Five Star, March 2011 release), and Death, Island Style (Five Star, February 2012 release). Her romantic suspense titles include House of Lies (The Wild Rose Press, 2007), No Second Chance (The Wild Rose Press, 2007), Muddy Waters (The Wild Rose Press, 2010), and Seeing Red (Muddle House Publishing, 2011). Her debut release, House of Lies, won Best Romantic Suspense in the 2007 National Readers Choice Awards. Maggie’s an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. She’s a frequent presenter at conferences and recently co-chaired a Writer’s Retreat for Southeastern Mystery Writers of America. Visit her at http://www.maggietoussaint.com

About Bev Peterson

Bev Pettersen is an award-winning writer and two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®  Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. Presently, she lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and two teenagers. When she’s not writing novels, she’s riding. Visit her at  www.BevPettersen.com

About Joan Reeves

Joan Reeves is a bestselling Kindle author of Romance. In her spare time, she’s a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet who–no, wait, that’s someone else. Seriously? Okay, if we must be serious. Joan Reeves is a multi-published print and ebook author. She’s also published all over the web under her own name, various pseudonyms, and as a ghost. She’s the writer and publisher of the long-running blog SlingWords.

Joan believes: “Although we are all different on the outside, on the inside, we all share the same human desires and emotions. My job as a writer is to appeal to those human emotions. I sometimes think professional writers do this well because, as F. Scott Fitzgerald pointed out, “A writer isn’t just one person. He (she) is a whole lot of people trying to be one person.”

 Joan’s Vision Statement? “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

About LJ  DeLeon

Bestselling LJ DeLeon is an Army brat and a world-traveled former CIA
Intelligence Analyst who has seen enough of this world to appreciate other
worlds. Working for the CIA was great training for writing fantasy,
paranormal, and futuristic romance–and understanding the warrior mentality.
Amazing how real life and fiction overlap.

About Nina Pierce

Award-winning romance author, Nina Pierce, grew up in a house full of readers. So becoming enamored with books was only natural. She discovered romance stories in her early teens, falling hopelessly in love with knights in shining armor and the damsels who saved them.

Eventually, reading about alpha males and the journey to find their happy-ever-after endings wasn’t enough. She needed to pen her own stories of fated loves and soul mates. Nina’s discovered the passionate side of romance with her sexy stories. For her, it’s all about the sweet scent of seduction mixed with the heart warming aroma of romance.

Nina resides in southern New England with her high school sweetheart and soul mate of twenty-seven years, their three grown children and several very spoiled cats who consider her “staff”.

About Margery Scott

Born in the land of Braveheart, Margery now lives on a lake in Canada A late bloomer, she didn’t start writing until she found herself with an empty nest, some free time, and an old standard typewriter her father found somewhere she’d rather not think about. She still has the empty nest, but the typewriter has been replaced by a computer and free time is a thing of the past. Margery writes all across the genre board as the muse and the mood hit her, but these days she tends to stick to either historical romance or romantic suspense. When she’s not writing or traveling in search of the perfect setting for her next novel, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue. Margery loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at margeryscott@gmail.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

About Norah Wilson

Norah Wilson lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with her husband and two adult children, a Rotti-Lab mix dog and numerous rats (the pet kind). She has been writing romance a long while, and has finalled multiple times in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart contest. She also won Dorchester Publishing’s New Voice in Romance contest in 2003. Norah also writes with a writing partner, Heather Doherty (paranormal YA stories under the name Wilson Doherty and humorous mysteries under the name N.L. Wilson).

About Stephanie Burkhart

A member of Generation X, Stephanie was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. After graduating from Central High, she joined the U.S. Army. She spent 11 years in the military, 7 stationed in Germany. She left the Army in 1997 and settled in California. She now works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. The New England Patriots are still her favorite football team. Stephanie has been married for over 20 years. She has two boys, Andrew, 9, and Joseph, 5.  Stephanie Burkhart writes paranormal romances set in Europe.
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