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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 her  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. 

 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. Read about her at www.carolineclemmons.com or her blog at http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com  She loves to hear from readers at caroline@carolineclemmons.com

 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 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 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. http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart

About Vijaya Schartz

Born in France, award-winning author Vijaya Schartz never conformed to anything and could never refuse a challenge. She likes action and exotic settings, in life and on the page. She traveled the world and claims she comes from the future. Her books collected many five star reviews and literary awards. She makes you believe you actually lived these extraordinary adventures among her characters. Her stories have been compared to Indiana Jones with sizzling romance. So, go ahead, dare to experience the magic, and she will keep you entranced, turning the pages until the last line. Find more at http://www.vijayaschartz.com

About Mimi Barbour

Mimi Barbour lives on the beautiful west coast on Vancouver Island and writes her paranormal romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. Asked why she prefers paranormal, she answers - chuckling.
     “Because it’s fun! Imagination can be a lot more interesting than what happens in real life to so-called normal people. I love my characters, and my goal is to make the readers love them also. To care about what happens to them while the tale unfolds. If I can steal my booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a fantasy world, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”

Author of: The Vicarage Bench Series / Angels with Attitudes Series


Linda Swift writes contemporary and historical fiction, short stories and poetry. She has ten ebooks (also in print) and four short stories  available from six digital publishers and additional books and short stories  to be released later in 2012.   In her other life, she was a teacher, counselor, and psychometrist in public schools in three states.  

Besides writing, she enjoys reading, ballroom dancing, traveling, visiting Gulf beaches, and keeping in touch with friends far and near. Linda has been a nomad all of her life, calling many places home from California to New York to England. She and her husband divide their time between homes in Kentucky and Florida, stopping en route in Tennessee to visit their children. For more information,
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