The McKinnon Brothers. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her hobbies include daydreaming, avoiding exercise, and drinking cheap wine. The DeMarco Family. Born and raised in Rhode Island, M. Guglielmo is the proud mother of two wonderful daughters and works as a neurosurgeon in academic practice. Drawing on her life-long love of imaginative fiction, she writes stories based mostly on Middle Eastern and Southern European mythology and legend. From Smokeless Fire.
Barbara Hannay is a former high school English teacher who was first published in Since then she has written over forty books for Harlequin and has published eight single title novels with Penguin Australia. She is also the recipient of two Romantic Book of the Year awards in Australia and one of her novels is currently being developed as a television movie by Brainpower in Canada. Barbara lives with her writer husband on a misty hillside in Far North Queensland.. Outback Brides of Wirralong. Kate Hardy is the award-winning author of more than 60 novels for Harlequin, Entangled and Tule Publishing.
She lives in Norwich in the east of England with her husband, two teenage children, a springer spaniel called Byron, and too many books to count. She loves doing research, especially if it means something hands-on and exploring. Bachelor Auction. Bachelor Bake-Off. Two kinds of hero make Ann to a mass of nerves.
The Watson Brothers. After a haphazard career working and travelling around the world, Jessica Hart stumbled into writing as a way to finance a PhD in history but soon developed a love of romance as a genre in its own right. Since finally completing that PhD, she now also writes historical novels set in Tudor England under her real name, Pamela Hartshorne.
Also a project editor and writer of non fiction, Jessica lives in historic York but still loves to travel when she can, preferably to places with big skies and open horizons. Cathryn Hein is a best-selling author of rural romance and romantic adventure novels, a Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year finalist, and a regular Australian Romance Reader Awards finalist.
Her aim is to make you smile, sigh, and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful. Cathryn lives in Newcastle, Australia with her partner of many years, Jim. Visit cathrynhein. Outback Brides. Nicole Helm writes down-to-earth contemporary romance—from farmers to cowboys, midwest to the west, she writes stories about people finding themselves and finding love in the process. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons, surrounded by light sabers, video games, and a shared dream of someday owning a farm.
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Ten days after their wedding they moved to England, where Kate worked a variety of different jobs—drama teacher, editorial assistant, church youth worker, secretary, and finally mother. Since then she has written many stories and serials as well as novels. She loves writing stories that both tackle tough issues and celebrate the redeeming power of love. Kate lives in a tiny village on the northwest coast of England with her husband, five young children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever. Christmas Around the World. Falling for the Freemans.
Willoughby Close. Nancy Holland recently began to live her dream as a full-time writer. Despite dark pasts, heart-breaking betrayal, and a future that is always at risk, her fantasy heroes and heroines accomplish amazing feats of valor and magic to create a better world for everyone. More importantly, her characters refuse to give up on themselves, struggle to improve their lives, and learn to trust each other. After years spent studying and writing about words written long ago and far away, she loves to travel with her husband to explore the cities where she can feel the lived experience behind the words.
The Witch King. Steena Marie is a chocolate addict, coffee loving author who found her happily-ever-after with her first husband. She spoils her Poshmi dog named Charlie, loves to travel and has three beautiful daughters who amaze her on a daily basis and have possibly added more grey hair to her head than is normal for a woman her age. Writing as Steena Marie, you can expect stories filled with sweet treats, honest hearts and the craving to having something warm in your hand to drink. Love at the Chocolate Shop.
Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings ah, romance!
Debra invites you to visit her website at www. She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at debraholtbooks gmail. Texas Lawmen. Eventually she decided that writing romance suited her far better than throwing sterile screw-worm flies out of airplane windows, and changed careers. Kelly now lives in Australia, surrounded by lush farmland and family, 2 dogs, 3 miniature cows, a miniature pig, a 3-legged cat and a small flock of curious chickens. Great Wedding Giveaway. The Jackson Brothers. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.
Contemporary Romance Author Charlee James was introduced to a life-long love of reading listening to her parents recite nightly stories to her and her older sister. Inspired by the incredible imaginations of authors like Bill Peet, Charlee could often be found crafting her own tales.
As a teenager, she got her hands on a romance novel and was instantly hooked by the genre. Always fascinated by family dynamics, Charlee began writing heartwarming novels with happily-ever-afters.
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Charlee is a New England native who lives with her husband, daughters, two rambunctious dogs, a cat, and numerous reptiles. Cape Cod Shore. Sinclair has loved reading romance novels since she discovered Barbara Cartland historical romances when she was in sixth grade. By seventh grade, she was haunting the library shelves looking to fall in love over and over again with the heroes born from the imaginations of her favorite authors.
After teaching writing classes and workshops to adults and teens for many years in Seattle and Portland, she returned to her first love of reading romances and became an editor for Tule Publishing last year. Sons of San Clemente. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband, three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training, two fat cats, a cantankerous bird and a very naughty dog.
Rachael loves to hear from readers. Jennie Jones loved everything romantic from an early age and still does. Born in a country town in Wales, all these romantic leanings in her youth led Jennie to the theatre where she worked as a professional actor for many years.
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It was a natural turning point when Jennie began writing fiction. Jennie now lives in a country town in Australia, getting most of her kicks from books about earls, cowboys and all kinds of passionate book-boyfriend heroes. Plus the occasional sighting of her daughter. Calamity Valley Series. Visit her website for author news and a booklist, and follow her on Facebook for giveaways and deep discussions about important things like chocolate and shoes. Paradise Key. After writing more than twenty-five novels and novellas set in the English Regency, award-winning historical author Julia Justiss expanded her focus to pen stories that take place on the frontier of the Texas Hill Country, near where she lives with her native-born Texas husband.
An avid reader who began jotting down plot ideas for Nancy Drew novels in her third grade spiral, Julia went on to write poetry and then speeches, sales promotion material and newsletters as a business journalist, before turning to fiction. Whiskey River Christmas. Mallory Kane has two very good reasons for loving reading and writing.
Her mother was a librarian, who taught her to love and respect books. Her father could hold listeners spellbound for hours with his stories. He was always her biggest fan. She published 38 Intrigues for Harlequin and has several romance books and short stories that are published independently. Currently, Mallory is writing for Tule Publishing with has a romantic suspense novel and a Christmas romance available now and two more romantic suspense novels, which should be available in Mallory lives in Tennessee with her Renaissance Man and three Renaissance cats.
Louisiana Lawmen. Juanita graduated from the Australian College QED, Bondi with a diploma in Proofreading, Editing and Publishing, and achieved her dream of becoming a published author in with the release of her debut romantic suspense, Fly Away Peta recently re-released as Under Shadow of Doubt. Her small-town romances have made the Amazon bestseller and top lists. Juanita writes mostly contemporary and rural romantic suspense but also likes to dabble in the ponds of Paranormal with Greek gods brought to life in the 21 st century. She escapes the real world to write stories starring spirited heroines who give the hero a run for his money before giving in.
Calhoun Customs Garage. Award-winning author Joan Kilby writes sweet, sexy contemporary romance with a touch of humor. Her hobbies are growing vegetables, cooking, traveling and reading—not necessarily in that order. Happily married with three children, Joan lives in Melbourne, Australia. She loves to hear from readers so feel free to drop her a line. The Starr Brothers of Montana. Creating swoon-worthy heroes, sassy heroines and heart-melting happy ever afters definitely beats the fund management and corporate fraud investigation she worked in before.
Originally from London, Lucy lives in south-west Spain with her family where she spends much of the time reading, failing to finish cryptic crosswords and trying to convince herself that the beach really is the best place to work. The Maclean Family Legacy. An award-winning author and former journalist, D. Koontz writes about what she knows: muddled lives, nail-biting unknowns and eternal hope. Growing up, she learned the power of stories and intrigue from saged storytellers on the front porch of her Appalachian farmhouse. Despite being waylaid for years by academia, journalism, and corporate endeavors, her roots proved that becoming a writer of suspense was only a matter of time.
She has been published in seven languages. She loves history and research, so her novels blend historical intrigue and modern-day suspense with romance, and a touch of the mysterious. Award-winning author Kasey Lane writes sexy romances featuring alpha males and the strong women that bring them to their knees. A California transplant, she lives with her high school crush turned husband, two smart, but devilish kids, two dumb-as-rocks Papillons, and a bunch of bossy chickens in the lush Oregon forest.
Blackberry Cove Cowboys. She spent several years teaching English in Prague followed by several more working for a humanitarian organization in London. She now lives with her British husband and baby girl in a small town in the rural Netherlands surrounded by miles and miles of green pasture, canals and Shetland ponies. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves reading and writing stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. Through her British husband Dr. He inspired her to write a series about hot rugby players with incredibly sexy voices.
The first in the series, Knowing the Score, was published by Carina Press in summer Bachelor Auction Wild Montana Nights. Wild Montana Nights. Finally, she can put all those stories in her head to rest as she brings them to life on the page. She lives in Central Texas with her husband, Jim, who thankfully indulges her love of chocolate and storytelling. The McCall Brothers Series. They seem to have grown higher since she was a child! She now dreams her stories while she walks her dog or paddles her kayak or pokes around rock pools at low tide. Best-selling author, Yvonne Lindsay, has always preferred the stories in her head to the real world.
It makes perfect sense that she was born and bred in Middle Earth, um, New Zealand. A former law office manager, she now spends her days crafting the stories of her heart and in her spare time she can be found with her nose firmly in a book, reliving the power of love in all walks of life, or knitting socks and daydreaming. Big Marietta Fair. Liz Lyles was homeschooled during the years her family lived overseas and loved to lose herself in reading and studying ballet, which was her first passion until she turned 16 and realized she would never make it as a professional ballerina.
Determined to be practical, Liz gave up dance to focus on her studies, earning an undergraduate degree in English Literature followed by an MA with a teaching credential. The Runaway Brides. Carol Marinelli has written at least seventy romances and hopes for at least seventy more. A single mother of three, she is originally from England but now lives in Australia. Russian Billionaires. On the long and winding road to becoming published, she worked many different jobs, including carpenter, cake decorator, art director, and illustrator.
A native New Englander, she now makes her home in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, a native New Orleanian who has taught her to make a wicked gumbo, and their two little mermaids. Loveless and Dunn. Lynne Marshall used to worry she had a serious problem with day dreaming, until she discovered she was supposed to write those stories.
Now traditionally published for more than ten years with over twenty-five books as a category romance author, she has also gone hybrid. She is a Southern California native, has been married to a New Englander for a long time, and has two adult children of whom she is super proud. She is also an adoring grandmother of two beautiful little girls, a woman of faith, a dog lover Milo can vouch for that , a cat admirer, a meandering walker, a curious traveler, and an optimistic participant in this wild journey called life.
Charity, Montana. Award-winning suspense author Leslie Marshman is finally putting her psychology degree to good use, getting inside the heads of her characters and figuring out what makes them tick. She writes novels that feature kick-ass heroines, the heroes who love them, and the bad guys who fear them.
Leslie called Denver home until she married a Texan without reading the fine print. Now she lives halfway between Houston and Galveston and has learned to embrace the humidity. Her household includes two miniature poodles named Harley and Davidson, and a three-legged box turtle named Stumpy. Matthews is the author of contemporary romances featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes.
The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by men: her husband and three sons. Sarah Mayberry is the award-winning, best selling author of more than 30 novels. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children.
Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers and has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing and Literature. It took her ten years and multiple attempts before her first book was accepted. Sarah currently splits her time between writing for television and writing novels. She lives in Melbourne by the bay with her husband and a small, furry Cavoodle called Max. The Tanner Brothers.
Fiona McArthur has written more than forty books and shares her medical knowledge and her love of working with women, families and emergency services in her stories. In her compassionate, pacey fiction, her love of the Australian landscape meshes beautifully with warm, funny, multigenerational characters as she highlights challenges for rural and remote families, and the strength shared between women. She always champions the underdog, and the wonderful, ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And, absolutely, happy endings are a must. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband.
Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do! Ever After. Cyndi McKay is a debut author and world traveler. Her stories will transport you to another time, another place, and another life. From Scottish lairds to billionaire businessmen, Kelsey McKnight will ignite your soul, no matter what century it lives in. Kelsey is a university-educated historian from southern New Jersey.
She has married her great loves of romance, history, and literature to create her own tales of dashing heroes, sultry bad boys, and lovable heroines who have their own stories to tell. They will take you through the ballrooms of Victorian London, to the hills of the Scottish Highlands, and into New York City penthouses, all at the flip of a page. The What Happens Series. This first book in the Most Wanted series and has a slight friends-to-lovers plot with an erotic twist. Readers seem to prefer the hero's characterization over the heroine's perhaps because it's written in first person from her point of view , but they enjoyed the overall plot and the mysterious family secrets.
Has anyone picked up this series? Evan Black embodies my every fantasy. He is brilliant, fierce, and devastatingly handsome. But he is also headstrong, dangerous, and burdened with secrets. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have run. And from the moment we touch—the passion between us consuming us both—I know that I will never be the same. General Bitching I noticed the box set has Nina Lane. The first book in the series features a sexy medieval history professor husband which is my particular brand of catnip and though it had some frustrating tropes, it got better by the end.
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Claudia feels it's time to smooth relations between the two families by having the O'Keefes over for dinner, but the evening falls apart when Brad's mother blames Lily for taking Brad's innocence. Eddie teaches Jimmy and Henry a lesson in respecting other people's property when he finds out they deposited his coin collection in arcade games.
Sean and Eddie hire strippers for the bar to help make ends meet--then wind up being protested by the PTA. But what's most shocking is who set the PTA on their tails. Meanwhile, Brad asks Lily to break up with Dean. She reluctantly agrees--then he takes it far easier than she expected. Brad is bothered that Lily is embarrassed to be seen with him, so Sean tries to make over his geeky image. Sean succeeds only in getting another student suspended from school, which leads to an in-bar confrontation with Sister Helen.
Jimmy's "trademark" hair-length has become an issue at school. Claudia helps Eddie deal with an unwise purchase he made for the bar--by getting drunk with the customers; and Lily confesses her relationship with Brad in front of the entire school. Brad plans a romantic date with Lily in New York City, but because one incident throws them off schedule, the rest of the evening becomes a disaster.
Eddie breaks a window in the sewing room, leaving it wide open for an animal to wander in Sean teaches Henry a lesson in compassion by taking in a homeless guy. After Eddie buys an electric car to impress a girl, Sean unwisely gives Eddie a loan without telling Claudia, which results in her college enrollment check bouncing.
Brad discovers Lily has a tattoo with Dean's name, but Lily's plea for her parents to pay for her tattoo removal goes ignored. After a night of partying, Lily wakes up with a nasty hangover, her car parked on the porch, and no memory of how she got home. Sean and Claudia decide to sell her car and have her sign a contract that she will call them when she is too drunk to drive.
Angry at losing her car, Lily pretends to be drunk night after night so her parents will keep picking her up. Eddie makes a huge profit when he sells Lily's car for Sean. When Jimmy's body odor becomes problematic, Sean and Eddie each intervene. Brad accidentally sees Claudia naked.
Sean becomes jealous when Claudia is asked to do some modeling for a fashion photographer, so she storms out, leaving him to continue hosting her bath-products party. Meanwhile, Lily hates her yearbook photos. Sean and Eddie arrive at the bar to discover they've been robbed. Instead of calling the police, Walt insists on cleaning up. Lily and Brad wind up in a fight during a day at the mall, so Lily decides that she's going out with another guy.
Sean wants to go to a Sex Pistols concert, but Claudia has to study for a college test and Lily has a science project due, which leaves no one to watch the boys. Lily leaves Brad holding the bag by skipping off to a frat party--where she runs into Claudia. Eddie hires a bodyguard. Lily resents her ex-boyfriend's ability to move on so quickly after she dumped him; Eddie's stand-up routine flops until he incorporates material from Claudia and Sean's personal life.
Sean forgets to give Claudia an important message from her professor; Jimmy hides the telephone bill to conceal his calls to a number; Lily freaks out when Brad doesn't call her for three hours. During a romantic getaway at a hotel, Claudia and Sean watch an adult film and realize it was shot in their home; a girl bullying Jimmy might like him. Sean and Claudia try to take advantage of an empty house to get in some alone-time; Lily realizes that Brad isn't a good dancer; Jimmy and Henry vent their frustrations on each other by playing paintball. Lily, Brad, and Jimmy sign abstinence pledges at school; Brad asks Lily to marry him; Jimmy throws out everything that reminds him of sex; Walt reveals that Eddie was born left-handed.
Brad's dad claims to have been taking tennis lessons for years. After Sean beats him at tennis, it turns out that "tennis lessons" was the cover he gave while having an affair. Jones " by Billy Paul. When the Finnertys throw Brad a birthday party to take his mind off his parents' recent breakup, Sean invites Dan to the party as part of his "plan" to reunite him with Connie.
But Connie has taken Claudia's advice to "get some," which prompts her to pursue Eddie. Claudia tries to set up a perfect family photo, but everything goes wrong. During a trip to the cemetery, Sean discovers that Walt buried his wife's cat in the plot reserved for Claudia.
Lily wants Brad to be in the family photo, but Claudia says no. Eddie is trying to get a girl pregnant. Eddie runs into Crazy Amy while on a date with Hope.
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He is afraid that Amy is going to ruin his relationship. So Sean helps Eddie steal a safe that contains nude photos of him. Jimmy gets a date with a deaf girl.
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Sean is having trouble keeping the bar alive and Claudia asks him to reconsider running it. With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, Eddie tries to lure customers over from rival pubs. Brad and Lily prepare for the parade and Jimmy is having trouble understanding the meaning of St. Patrick's Day. Sean disciplines one of Henry's bratty friends; Lily asks Brad to choose between her and his geeky friends; Eddie uses a Jewish online dating service.
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Claudia copies Lily's school paper, only to find out Lily plagiarized the essay. Sean hints to Sister Helen that Lily may have cheated, but he learns too late that the school's "zero-tolerance" policy on cheating could result in Lily being expelled. Claudia's father Tony has returned to the Finnertys' for an operation; the family is very sympathetic, except for Sean, who knows what Tony's having done. Claudia tries to alleviate Sean's hypertension and high blood pressure by running the household all by herself but everything goes awry.
Jimmy gets suspended from school; and Lily and Brad break her bed so they steal the family car and get it impounded. Lily is less than thrilled about Brad's new job, which is taking up all of his time. Meanwhile, Walt's having problems finding work, so Sean and Eddie offer him a job at the bar. Jimmy's at the age where he finds his mother to be an embarrassment, so Claudia sets out to bond with him.
Brad tells Lily about his space-camp girlfriend Lana; Lily thinks he's just making her up until she sees him board the bus to space camp with the very real, very cute Lana. Sean intercepts a phone call from Claudia's doctor and discovers she is pregnant. He doesn't want to tell Claudia yet since it's his fault she is pregnant. Brad, after admitting he hooked up with his space-campmate Lana, begs Lily's forgiveness until he learns of her infidelity. Guest appearance : Mila Kunis as Lana. I Feel Like a Woman! Sean's feeling sick, and Eddie convinces him that he has sympathetic pregnancy syndrome.