While at heart stories of romance, Nikita Black's erotic fiction allows women readers to safely explore themes which go beyond broad shoulders and sweet kisses, into the dark world of forbidden fantasies.
Nikita's first erotic novella, THE RENEGADE'S WOMAN, was listed #1 in both Romance and New Releases on the E-book Bestseller List for five months following its debut in April '99. It was named the #7 overall Bestselling Ebook for 1999. CAJUN HOT, Nikita's first full-length erotic romance, was the winner of several awards, including a Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, given by The Reviewers International Organization (RIO). Her third and most anticipated novel, SLAVE TO LOVE, was released in January 2007, and became a 2008 IPPY Award winner.
"Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled about receiving these awards. Erotic Romance is a genre that is generally not recognized with such high honors. My objective in writing the Nikita Black books is to explore the depths of the erotic fantasies all women have, which have so long been denied us, or trivialized by this country's predominantly male literary critics and analysts. Nikita's raison d’être is to show women it's okay to fantasize. That it doesn't make you a pervert. Women are hungry to hear that their secret fantasies are nothing to be ashamed of, that it's perfectly normal to fantasize and that the most powerful ones are often very politically incorrect."
Under the name Nina Bruhns, Nikita is a bestselling romance author who writes award-winning novels for Berkley Publishing, as well as Silhouette Romantic Suspense and the occasional paranormal romance for Silhouette Nocturne. She has won such prestigious awards as the National Readers Choice Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Best Overall Romantic Suspense Novel for an unprecedented three years, as well as being nominated for two RITA Awards. Her books have been named as the year's Best Series Book by Romance Reviews Today, and as the year's best Intimate Moments twice by Romantic Times BookClub, as well as the year's best Nocturne. For information on Nina and her upcoming releases, see www.NinaBruhns.com.