Helen Scott Taylor's first novel, The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest in 2008, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist's top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA. Her published works have been finalists in a number of contests including the Holt Medallion, the Lories, the Prism Contest, the Write Touch Award and the Maggies.
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 a Westie 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. www.helenscotttaylor.com
Bestselling author of over twenty-five novels, Nina Bruhns currently writes romantic thrillers for Berkley Publishing, and romantic suspense and paranormal romance for Cajun Hot Press. In her spare time she writes cutting edge erotic romance under the pen name Nikita Black for Berkley Heat. All her stories contain a unique blend of interesting characters and settings, page-turning suspense, and sizzling romance.
A two-time RITA nominee, her previous writing awards and honors have also included three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Best Overall Romantic Suspense Book of the year, two RT Bookclub Reviewers Choice Awards for Best Intimate Moments of the Year, a National Readers Choice Award, five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, and two Golden Hearts, to name just a few.
For more information on Nina, Nikita and their books, visit: www.NinaBruhns.com
Donna has written women's fiction under her own name and romance novels under her pen name, Donna Clayton, for New York Publisher Harlequin Enterprises. She has written over 30 novels which have been translated into nearly 20 languages and have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. The Merry-Go-Round is her first self-published novel.
A USA Today Best-Selling Author, Rebecca York is a 2011 recipient of the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award. Her career has focused on romantic suspense, often with paranormal elements.
Her 16 Berkley books and novellas include her nine-book werewolf “Moon” series. KILLING MOON was a launch book for the Berkley Sensation imprint. She has written 50 books for Harlequin Intrigue, many in her popular 43 Light Street series. Her upcoming releases include DARK WARRIOR for Berkley in September and DARK MAGIC for Carina Press in August. Two Harlequin Intrigues, SUDDEN INSIGHT and SUDDEN ATTRACTION, will be published in January and February, 2012, respectively.
She has written for Harlequin, Berkley, Dell, Tor, Carina Press, and Pageant Books.
Beginning in 2011, she has started a new romantic suspense series, Decorah Security, published by Light Street Press.
Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.
Many of her novels have been nominated for or won RT Reviewers Choice awards. In addition, she has won a Prism Award, several New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf awards and numerous other chapter awards.
More information is available on her Web site at www.RebeccaYork.com .
Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. As a voracious reader, she gobbled up books, and her imagination soared. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.
Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.
She is the proud mother of two, has three lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.
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 fifty 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 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.
“Ms. Risk is one of those authors who puts together a tale that captivates from first page to the last.” The Romance Studio
“Sign me up, Ms Risk, I'll be looking for your next foreign escape.” Publishers Weekly Saturday Blurb Barbara Vey's Special Beyond her Book
“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
Annie Jones is the award winning author of 40 books.
Alicia Street is a Daphne du Maurier Award-winning author, often writing in collaboration with her husband, Roy. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. A compulsive reader of every genre, she also loves watching old black-and-white movies and inventing new recipes for soups.
A word from the Author of The Vicarage Bench Series…
I’ve taken early retirement on Vancouver Island to spend my days and many nights hovering over my computer and spinning the stories that have been vying for attention over the years.
My husband is supportive and drags me out to feed me and plans occasional forays into the outside world. I have a son who makes me happy I was born a woman so I could be his mom, and a niece whose family adds to my full cup of happiness.
Gardening lights my inner fires, and I need no urging to get out into the yard when the weather dictates. I do have many hobbies such as quilting, crocheting, but alas – no time.