Fiction - Romance
SUZANNE BALTSAR writes romance novels, manages a small cinema, and has her own film company, for which she wrote and directed a narrative feature in 2013. Her debut novel TROUBLE BREWING is published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books, with SIDELINED forthcoming in 2019. She writes and lives her happily ever afters in Pennsylvania with a Mr. Brawny look-a-like and a few children, some furry, some not.
JESSICA BRODY began her career working at MGM Studios before leaving to pursue life as a published author. She is the author of two novels for adults, THE FIDELITY FILES and LOVE UNDER COVER, and several novels for young adults—THE KARMA CLUB, MY LIFE UNDECIDED, 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER, and the Unremembered trilogy. She is currently at work on A WEEK OF MONDAYS—a high stakes, hilarious, time-bending new novel for teens and her middle grade debut, ADDIE BELL’S SHORTCUT TO LIFE.
DARCY BURKE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. Her latest work was been the Ribbon Ridge series, tracing the adult lives of seven siblings who grew up on a reality TV show, as they each stumble their way towards love.
CATHERINE BYBEE is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Featuring strong, independent heroines and the heroes that love them, her success exploded with the independent release of Wife by Wednesday. She went on to complete the Weekday Brides Series, the Not Quite Series, the Most Likely Too Series and is now working on the First Brides Series. Her paranormal work is comprised of the MacCoinnich Time Travel Series, the Ritter Werewolves and several novellas. She is on the Board of Directors for Romance Writers of America. If she’s not writing, she’s traveling the world to come up with new and exciting locations to set her novels.
DEB CALETTI is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include STAY, THE LAST FOREVER, ESSENTIAL MAPS FOR THE LOST, and HONEY, BABY, SWEETHEART, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include HE’S GONE, and THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS and WHAT’S BECOME OF HER. She is currently working on her next book for young adults, A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD. She lives with her family in Seattle.
GEORGIA CATES is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of two paranormal romance series, Going Under and Vampire Agàpe. She has two daughters and previously worked as a labor and delivery nurse. Her bestselling Beauty series began with BEAUTY FROM PAIN.
SHELLY CRANE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several young adult and paranormal romance series, including the Significance, Collide, Devoured, Stolen Hearts, and Wide Awake series. She is also the author of SMASH INTO YOU. She lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons.
L.D. DAVIS is the author of the Accidentally on Purpose series, about a young woman who gets involved with her boss and makes a series of bad decisions that result in life altering consequences. Her standalone books are PIECES OF RHYS, about a young woman who lusts after her philandering coworker and thinks he must have a dark secret that keeps him from committing to her, and TETHERED.
KRISTINA DOUGLAS lives at home in Northern Vermont with her husband, three cats, and one Springer Spaniel. When she’s not working, she’s watching movies, listening to rock and roll (preferably Japanese), and spending far too much time quilting. Her paranormal series, The Fallen, about fallen angels, includes RAZIEL, DEMON,WARRIOR, and the forthcoming REBEL.
EMILY FRANKEL is the author of the novel THE SPLINTERED HEART and several plays. She is currently working on a number of projects, among them a series of novels aimed at the growing market of older women.
KITTY FRENCH is the USA Today bestselling author of The Knight Series, a series of erotic romances beginning with KNIGHT AND PLAY, starring the super sexy “Viking love god” Lucien Knight for readers to swoon over.
LEAH GARRIOTT is the author of the historical romance PROMISED, a Regency novel in which a woman must decide between the promises that protect her and the man she's falling in love with, coming September 2019. Leah believes in love at first sight and happily ever afters, both based off personal experience with her husband and three children. To find out more, visit her at leahgarriott.com
ABBI GLINES is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous YA and New Adult series, including THE VINCENT BOYS and THE VINCENT BROTHERS, the paranormal Existence series, and the contemporary romance series Sea Breeze (which starts with BREATHE) and Rosemary Beach (which begins with FALLEN TOO FAR). A brand new YA series, The Field Party is forthcoming from Simon Pulse.
ANGELA GRAHAM is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Harmony romance series, which begins with INEVITABLE. Angela lives with her husband, three children and loyal cat.
GAEL GREENE helped change the way New Yorkers (and many Americans) think about food through her role as the restaurant critic for New York magazine. She is an award-winning journalist who is credited with elevating the professional level of restaurant criticism and food writing. As co-founder with James Beard of Citymeals-on-Wheels, she has made a significant impact on the city of New York. She is the author of six books, and two of her novels, BLUE SKIES, NO CANDY and DOCTOR LOVE, were bestsellers in hardcover and paperback. Her latest work is INSATIABLE: TALES FROM A LIFE OF DELICIOUS EXCESS, a memoir of her life and loves.
DEBBIE HERBERT is a USA Today bestselling author of suspense and paranormal romance. A RITA finalist, Debbie’s latest work COLD WATERS captures her fascination with Southern Gothics. She lives in Alabama with her family. www.debbieherbert.com
JENNA KERNAN is a bestselling author who has written over 30 romantic suspense, Western historicals and paranormal romances. Winner of the Book Buyer’s Book award and a two-time RITA finalist, Jenna is currently working on the Protectors at Heart romantic suspense series. Jenna lives in Florida with her husband. www.jennakernan.com
SYDNEY LANDON is the author of the New York Times bestselling Danvers romance series, which began with WEEKENDS REQUIRED, about a high-powered executive realizing that his buttoned-up assistant might have more to her than meets the eye.
T.K. LEIGH is the USA Today bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series of contemporary romantic suspense and a new series which starts off with HEART OF LIGHT and HEART OF MARLEY. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny southern California with her husband, dog and three cats.
CASSIA LEO is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult Shattered Hearts series as well as New Adult romances ABANDON and BLACK BOX, intense, heartfelt books that showcase her belief in true love. Her other series include Unmasked, Chase, Knox, Luke, and the new adult paranormal romance series, Carrier Spirits.
SHAWNTELLE MADISON is a web developer who loves to weave words as much as code. She is the author of COVETED and KEPT, urban fantasy novels featuring a New Jersey werewolf with hilarious hoarding tendencies. Her two erotic romance novels, AT YOUR SERVICE and BOUND TO SERVE are forthcoming.
H.P. MALLORY is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several paranormal romance and urban fantasy series, including the Jolie Wilkins series, the Dulcie O’Neill series, and the Lily Harper series. She is also the author of the Bryn and Sinjin series, which is a spin-off from the Jolie Wilkins books, and the Peyton Clark series, which begins with GHOULS RUSH IN.
MARY ANN MARLOWE is the author of SOME KIND OF MAGIC and A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE, winner of the 2018 RWA Golden Quill Award for Contemporary Romance and Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice Award for Long Contemporary Romance. Her next novel, DATING BY THE BOOK, is forthcoming. When not writing, she takes karate with her kids (she has a second degree black belt) and works by day as a computer programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached on Facebook, www.facebook.com/marlowemaryann/ and Twitter @MaryAnnMarlowe. www.maryannmarlowe.com
R.L. MATHEWSON is the New York Times bestselling author of several series, including the paranormal romance series Pyte/Sentinel and Cursed Hearts, as well as the contemporary romance series Neighbor From Hell, Hollywood Heart, and EMS.
RAINE MILLER is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling Blackstone Affair romance series which began with NAKED. CHERRY GIRL is a spin-off of that series.
KATHLEEN MILMORE, writing as Kaitlin O’Riley, is an author of historical romances. Her first was entitled SECRETS OF A DUCHESS, which was followed by ONE SINFUL NIGHT. She is also the author of WHEN HIS KISS IS WICKED; DESIRE IN HIS EYES; YOURS FOR ETERNITY; and IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS. Her latest is TO TEMPT AN IRISH ROGUE. She is currently at work on a new historical romance novel.
SOPHIE MONROE is the author of the popular contemporary romance novels, I WON’T GIVE UP, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, and BATTLESCARS. In SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, childhood friends and teenage lovers, the now grown up Jules and Noah, may get another shot at love after a chance meeting. BATTLESCARS throws together Aubry, a jaded pilot, and Jake, lead member of a famous band, as they travel around the world for Jake’s tour.
JUDITH POST received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary school teacher and taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters. She is the author of numerous fantasy and paranormal titles, including FALLEN ANGELS. Writing as JUDI LYNN, she is also the author of the six-book Mill Pond contemporary romance series which begins with COOKING UP TROUBLE and OPPOSITES DISTRACT. Her USA Today bestselling series of house-flipping cozy mysteries includes THE BODY IN THE ATTIC, THE BODY IN THE WETLANDS, and THE BODY IN THE GRAVEL. www.judithpostswritingmusings.com
TARA TAYLOR QUINN is a multi-published USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. A former president of the Romance Writers of America, Tara has written over 85 romances. Among her current romances is a special holiday title, FORTUNE’S CHRISTMAS BABY. Tara lives in Arizona. ww.tarataylorquinn.com
TINA REBER is the author of the bestselling Love series that began with LOVE UNSCRIPTED and LOVE UNREHEARSED following the rollercoaster romance of Taryn, a level-headed bartender trying to get by in small town Rhode Island and the mega-handsome, mega superstar Ryan Christensen. Other projects include two new series: TheTrent Brothers and The Nevari Warriors.
J.A. REDMERSKI is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling New Adult romance novels, THE EDGE OF NEVER and THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, THE SONG OF THE FIREFLIES, and THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO. Her fantasy books include DIRTY EDEN and the Darkwoods trilogy. She’s also the author of the romantic suspense series In the Company of Killers, which began with KILLING SARAI.
ELIZABETH REYES is the author of several popular romance series including The Moreno Brothers, which began with FOREVER MINE,5th Street, which began with NOAH, and Fate, which began with the novel of the same name. She is also the author of the addictive and steamy DESERT HEAT.
ERICA RIDLEY learned to read when she was four, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up. Over the course of her school years, she graduated from self-illustrated stories written in crayon to dramatic sagas filling reams of spiral notebooks. Now a web developer with her own company, she is the author of the paranormal Regency romances TOO WICKED TO KISS and TOO SINFUL TO DENY, as well as the novella NEVER BEEN BITTEN from BORN TO BITE. Her novella LET IT SNOW appeared in the anthology ONE ENCHANTED SEASON, and her MIDWINTER MAGIC appeared in TIS THE SEASON. She is also the author of a comedic romance called CHARMED.
C.J. ROBERTS served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and traveled the world. She is the author of The Dark Duet series, including CAPTIVE IN THE DARK and SEDUCED IN THE DARK. Her stories have been included in two anthologies to date: SOME LIKE IT BI and SIN CITY. She is married to an amazing and talented man who never stops impressing her; they have one beautiful daughter.
K.A. ROBINSON’s Torn is a series of New Adult romances that chronicle the story of Chloe and Logan, two college students with dark pasts who are inexplicably drawn to one another. She is also the author of the Shattered Ties series and BREAKING ALEXANDRIA. Robinson currently lives in West Virginia with her son and husband.
MICHELLE ROWEN is a self-confessed bibliophile, reality TV junkie, the proud owner of an evil cat named Nikita, and the prolific author of the paranormal romance series Immortality Bites which includes BITTEN AND SMITTEN; FANGED AND FABULOUS; LADY AND THE VAMP; STAKES & STILLETOS; and TALL, DARK & FANGSOME. That series also spawned the mystery spin-offs BLOOD BATH AND BEYOND; BLED AND BREAKFAST; and FROM FEAR TO ETERNITY. As Morgan Rhodes, Michelle is the author of the New York Times bestseller FALLING KINGDOMS, its sequels, REBEL SPRING; GATHERING DARKNESS; and FROZEN TIDES, as well as the spin-off A BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES. Michelle is also the author of ANGEL WITH ATTITUDE; THE DEMON IN ME; SOMETHING WICKED; THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC; NIGHTSHADE; BLOODLUST. Her young adult novels include DEMON PRINCESS: REIGN OR SHINE; DEMON PRINCESS: REIGN CHECK; DARK KISS; WICKED KISS; and COUNTDOWN. For Harlequin Blaze, she authored HOT SPELL;TOUCH AND GO; and INEVITABLE.
ANNE STUART has enjoyed a long and successful career as a romance and romantic suspense writer. She is the author of the dark, highly sensual romances THE WIDOW; SHADOWS AT SUNSET; and LORD OF DANGER; and she is a member of the Romance Writer’s Association Hall of Fame. This prolific author’s contemporary romances are BLACK ICE; COLD AS ICE; ICE BLUE; ICE STORM; FIRE AND ICE; and SILVER FALLS. Her latest is the House of Rohan historical romance series, which includes RUTHLESS; RECKLESS; BREATHLESS; and SHAMELESS. She is currently at work on a new historical romance series titled The Russell Sisters.
NANCY ROBARDS THOMPSON is a national bestselling author who lives and writes in Tennessee, but her imagination transports her all over the world. She has found nirvana doing what she loves most, writing romances and women’s fiction. This former journalist has written over forty books. www.NancyRobardsThompson.com.
LILY WHITE is an author of erotic romance, most notably TARGET THIS, and her work tends to err on the side of the taboo.
DENISE WILLIAMS is the administrator in multicultural student affairs at Iowa State University and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses periodically. She also regularly does diversity/inclusion/social justice training, with a focus on people examining their own thought processes to make them better professionals and communicators. She is on the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and on the editorial board for the Journal Committed to Social change in Race and Ethnicity. In addition to helping college students navigate higher education in and out of the classroom, but she’s has a passion for telling stories. She is dedicated to developing flawed, multidimensional characters who struggle with those issues impacting real women. After growing up a military brat around the world and across the country, Denise now lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and two ornery shih-tzus who think they own the house. Her debut novel THE OPPOSITE OF ORDINARY is forthcoming from Berkley.
SAMANTHA YOUNG is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the sizzling contemporary romances in the ON DUBLIN STREET, HERO, HART’S BOARDWALK, and PLAY ON series, as well as the standalone FIGHT OR FLIGHT. Previous books include young adult paranormal and fantasy series, such as THE TALE OF LUNARMORTE trilogy, as well as a New Adult duology, INTO THE DEEP and OUT OF THE SHALLOWS. Her first two contemporary YA novels are THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US and THE FRAGILE ORDINARY. She’s currently at work on MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU, a new standalone romance. authorsamanthayoung.com
MARIANA ZAPATA is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels LINGUS and UNDER LOCKE.