Allie Mackay has three grand passions: Scotland, all things medieval, and the paranormal. A firm believer in writing what you love, she blends these elements into her fun and sexy Scottish-set paranormals. She does the same with the Scottish medievals she pens under her real name, Sue-Ellen Welfonder. She’s married and makes her home on Florida’s Gulf Coast where her world is ruled by deadlines and the most loved Jack Russell Terrier on the planet.
Anne Marsh is known for deliciously sensual paranormal romance. Her first book in the Hunter’s Mate series, THE HUNT, was described as “unexpectedly and wonderfully enjoyable” and “Lora Leigh goes on the Amazing Race” (Mrs Giggles). She lives in Northern California with her husband, two kids, and four cats.
Berkley Greer loves the written word. Though she enjoys storytelling in all its forms, it is imagining new worlds that fascinates her most. For contact details, please visit Berkley’s website, www.berkleygreer.com, and follow her at twitter.com/berkleygreer.
Award winning author Carol Stephenson lives in southeast Florida with her beloved Shih Tzu. She’s an attorney by day and author by night. She’s best known for her emotionally drawn, hard-driving romances.
National bestselling author Catherine Spangler lives in Texas with her husband and a menagerie of critters. A lifelong student of metaphysical subjects, she loves all things supernatural. Alter your reality with Catherine’s edgy, sexy paranormal romances.
Cindy Holby / Kassy Tayler
Cindy Holby is an award winning author who lives in the foothills of NC. Since the beginning of her memories, her biggest desire has been to put words to paper. She’s written several historicals and also writes sci/fi romance and urban fantasy under the name Colby Hodge. Add to that her talent for being able to relate to teens and you have Kassy Tayler, who writes young adult.
Cindy lives within the shadow of Pilot Mountain NC with her own romance hero. Together they raised two exceptional sons and share their nest with a long haired doxie named Cody, and two cats, Maddie and Izzy.
C.J. Barry grew up reading science fiction novels, comic books, and her brother’s Cracked magazines. From that illustrious start, she now brings a unique blend of high adventure and sizzling romance to her award-winning paranormal romances. By day, she works as a technical writer and web manager. By night, she takes care of her family, spoils her cat, co-hosts a writing podcast, and pens the books she was destined to write.
Crystal Jordan is an award-winning paranormal, contemporary, futuristic, and erotic romance author. A native of California, she has lived and worked all over the United States. Currently, she serves as a librarian at a university in her home state.
USA Today Dianne Castell lives in Cincinnati where she cooks chicken and meatloaf for her two cats and writes fun, sexy, Southern stories with a touch of mystery and a ton of romance.
Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While other girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She now has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, and conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime.
Eden Bradley / Eve Berlin
Best-selling and award-winning author Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin lives in West Hollywood, California with a much younger man and three moody cats. She loves art, shoes, chocolate, trashy reality television and great books. She’s known for her sensual and often kinky erotic fiction, and has published over 30 novels, novellas and short stories.
Debut Young Adult author believes in dreams–and a whole host of other things that cannot be easily explained. Like ghosts. And connections. And…destiny. A native of deep south Louisiana, Ellie has always loved walking the streets–and cemeteries!–of the city that time (and care) forgot. It’s no surprise, then, that her debut trilogy for St.Martin’s Gryphon Books tells the tale of a young psychic in pursuit of the truth about the mother she never knew–and the visions she can neither predict nor halt. Oh, and the hot guys she meets along the way!
Jax Cassidy followed her dreams to Paris, then Hollywood to pursue a film career but managed to fall in love with penning sexy romances and happy endings. She writes contemporary, paranormal, and historical romances and is Co-Founder of Romance Divas, and award winning writer’s website and discussion forum. Jax is also known as one-half of the retired writing team of Cassidy Kent.
Best-selling author Jenna Mills grew up surrounded by the evocative plantation ruins, haunting swamps, and timeless legends of south Louisiana, all of which combined to create her love for mystery & romance. Jenna has always been a big fan of that which cannot be easily explained–as well as happily ever after. When not writing stories of deep emotion and page-turning suspense, the author of over 20 books for Harlequin/Silhouette enjoys spending time with her two young children, her husband, and a house full of cats, dogs, and plants.
Jina Bacarr loves adventure in exotic locales, which led her to write the RIO Award-Winning erotic novel, The Blonde Geisha, as well as the award-winning non-fiction book,The Japanese Art of Sex. She worked as the Japanese consultant on KCBS-TV, MSNBC, TechTV’s Wired for Sex, Canada’s The Pleasure Zone, British Sky Broadcasting’s Saucy TV, La Biennale Arts Festival in Venice, Italy, Men’s Health Guide to the Best Sex in the World, Passport to Pleasure, The Vision Board and 69 Sexy Things 2 Do Before You Die for Playboy TV. She’s the author of Naughty Paris, Tokyo Rendezvous (Naughty Bits anthology), Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs and Cleopatra’s Perfume and coming in 2010, The Blonde Samurai.
Jo Anne Banker
Jo Anne Banker is an award-winning author who has found both joy and solace in books—especially Harlequin romances—since her mother first introduced her to the love of reading. After a successful career as owner of a bookkeeping service, she traded her calculator for a laptop, and now she pens romances in hopes that her stories touch the lives of others. She lives in southeast Texas by way of Louisiana, and enjoys her hectic, eclectic life and the company of her cats.
Award-winning author Jo Davis currently writes romantic suspense and erotic suspense for New American Library, and is best known for her sexy romantic suspense series, The Firefighters of Station Five. Her debut erotic suspense novel, When Alex Was Bad, received a 4 ½ star Top Pick rating from RT Book Reviews and is in development as a major motion picture. A native Texan, Jo lives near Dallas with her husband and two teenagers.
Judi Fennell has had her nose in a book and her head in some celestial realm all her life, including those early years when her mom would exhort her to “get outside!” instead of watching Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie on television. So she did—right into Dad’s hammock with her Nancy Drew books.
These days she’s more likely to have her nose in her laptop and her head (and the rest of her) at a favorite writing spot, but she’s still reading either her latest manuscript or friends’ books.
A PRISM Award and Golden Leaf Award winner, Judi is the author of the Mer series: In Over Her Head, Wild Blue Under, and Catch of a Lifetime; the Bottled Magic series: I Dream of Genies, Genie Knows Best, and Magic Gone Wild; the Once-Upon-A-Time Romance series featuring: Beauty and The Best, If The Shoe Fits, and Fairest of Them All; and the BeefCake, Inc. series, beginning with Beefcake & Cupcakes.
An avid daydreamer, Julie Benson always loved creating stories. After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Sociology, she worked as case manager for a social services agency before having her children. Three boys, and many years later, she started actively pursuing a writing career to challenge her mind and save her sanity. Now she writes full time in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, their three sons, two lovable black dogs, and a host of other pets. Julie says while her house is never quiet or predictable, it is full of heroes.
National best-selling author Kate Angell lives in beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico, Florida. She’s an avid reader, sports enthusiast, and animal lover. She’s best known for her Boys of Summer baseball series featuring the Richmond Rogues.
Marty Ambrose pens her Mango Bay Mystery Series from an island in Southwest Florida. She’s married and tends a mango grove when not teaching creative writing at a local state college.
National Bestselling author Nancy Haddock lives a blissful block from the beach in northeast Florida. She loves history and things that go bump in the night, and sprinkles both in her surfer-girl vampire books.
Award-winning author Patricia Sargeant writes romantic suspense and contemporary romances. Her romantic suspense feature ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Her contemporary romances reveal characters overcoming their inner demons. Patricia lives in Ohio with her husband.
Regina Hart shares her love of sports in her basketball-inspired contemporary romances. Born in New York, Regina lives in Ohio with her husband.
R.G. Alexander has lived all over the country, studied archaeology and mythology, been a nurse and a vocalist, and now, a writer. She is happily married to a talented chef who is her best friend, her research assistant, and the love of her life.
Being told she’s often in two places at once is nothing new for Sable Grace. Best friends Heather Waters and Laura Barone juggle raising their families in Florida and keeping Sable Grace comfortably bouncing in the realm of Urban Fantasy for Avon.
Samantha Graves brings her unique blend of high adventure, sizzling romance, mystery and humor to contemporary romantic suspense from Grand Central Publishing. Her motto is: Sometimes, you can’t wait for the adventure to come to you. Sometimes, you have to make own.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah McCarty writes what she loves to read; fast paced stories with vivid dialogue, intense emotion and well developed characters. Her attention to detail in her stories has earned her multiple awards and a reserved spot on Keeper shelves everywhere. Sarah writes for Harlequin HQN, Harlequin SPICE, Berkley HEAT and Berkley SENSATION.
National bestselling author Saskia Walker writes award-winning, cross genre erotic fiction. Saskia grew up traveling the world and her writing reflects many of the places and cultures she experienced along the way. Now happily settled with the man of her dreams, she lives close to the inspirational Yorkshire Moors in the north of England, where romance, history and mystery prevail.
USA Today bestselling author, Sue-Ellen Welfonder is most defined by her passion for Scotland. She also loves medieval history and the paranormal. She puts her pen where her heart is, writing Scottish medievals with a touch of Highland magic. A former flight attendant, she’s proud of her Hebridean ancestry, spent fifteen years in Europe, and still visits Scotland as often as she can. She’s devoted to her Jack Russell Terrier, enjoys living quietly, and shares her desk with her alter-ego, Allie Mackay, who writes Scottish-set time travels and ghost romances. Sue-Ellen is married and resides on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Tina Leonard has sold over 2.6 million copies of her titles. She has made the USA Today Bestseller, Waldenbooks, Bookscan, and Ingrambook lists, and has written and contracted seventy-one books and special projects. Her work has been published by Harlequin, Samhain Publishing, Robinson Scarlet, and most recently Random House Loveswept contracted for a single title trilogy. Tina was among the first authors published for Robinson’s Scarlet line, writing four single title novels for that imprint. Not long after, she sold on proposal to Harlequin American, where she has since written several popular series, most notably the Cowboys By The Dozen, Morgan Men, and Callahan Cowboys series. She is known for her fun sense of humor, endearing communities, snappy dialogue, and memorable characters. Join Tina at www.tinaleonard.com, www.facebook.com/