|Jennifer L. Armentrout
# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra is the author of more than twenty-five books of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. Her stories have earned numerous awards including Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, eight RITA nominations, and two National Readers' Choice Awards.
Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of three (mostly adult) children, Virginia lives in North Carolina. She is a firm believer in the strength of family, the importance of storytelling, and the power of love.
Avery Flynn is an award-winning author of 20 books. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smart ass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.
C.J. Ellisson is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, who writes adult urban fantasy, mystery, and romance. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two teenagers, three dogs and two cats—reporting to love the energetic zoo that’s become their home.
When forced to give up a career due to her decreasing health, C.J. turned to writing in 2009 and claims the escape helped save her sanity. She battled severe chronic illness for years and has finally reached the end of her long-term treatment.
Instead of dozens of pills, IVs, exhaustion, and pain, C.J.’s days are now filled with writing, exercising, eating healthy, leading a novel-writing club in her daughter’s school, being an active high school band parent, and volunteering as the secretary in her son’s Boy Scout Troop. It all leads to a fun-filled, busy day, and she’s incredibly grateful to be so involved in life again.
Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing American, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades.
He’s won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.
Award winning author Dee Davis worked in association management before turning her had to writing. Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything In Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, she’s won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and 3 RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she has sold over 30 novels and novellas, including, Cottage in the Mist and her A-Tac series.
Geoff Symon is a Federal Forensic Investigator, Polygraph Examiner, teacher and consultant. His participation in high-profile cases includes the attacks on September 11, 2001, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion and the Chandra Levy investigation, among countless other less-known cases. He has specified and certified training in the collection and preservation of evidence, blood-spatter analysis, autopsies and laboratory techniques.
My name is Jillian, or Jilly if you’re feeling saucy, and I read….a lot. I’m sort of an addict. I’d like to say I’ve loved reading my whole life, but the truth is, it all started with a sparkly guy in the Pacific Northwest and has gone from there. I’ll read anything these days, even though I tend to stay in the romance, thriller, and suspense genres. And if a book or series is just so damn good, it ends up on me in the form of a tattoo. I did mention I’m sort of an addict, right? Anyway, I’ve met some amazing people and authors and have had some exceptional experiences in my life thanks to my love of books. I hope you enjoy the posts and fun stuff on here as much as I do!
Kate McMurray has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. She picked up her first romance novel when she was thirteen and has loved the genre ever since. She started writing gay romance after reading a book and thinking there should be more love stories with gay characters. Her first published novel, In Hot Pursuit, came out in February 2010, and she’s been writing feverishly ever since. She likes stories that are brainy, funny, and of course sexy, with regular guy characters and urban sensibilities.
When she’s not writing, Kate works a nonfiction editor. She also reads a lot, plays the violin, knits and crochets, and drools over expensive handbags. She’s maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with a pesky cat. - See more at: http://www.katemcmurray.com/about-kate-mcmurray/#sthash.9bTLG6oG.dpuf
"Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as ""The Pleather Bomber"", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book.
Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters. "
This bestselling Erotic Romance Author is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance. LaQuette—a native of Brooklyn, New York—spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.
Writing—her escape from everyday madness—has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a graduate degree in English Lit, she'd forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic.
Laura Costello started working as an Editorial Assistant for Sourcebooks Casablanca in June 2015, and there hasn’t been a dull moment since. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2015 and worked as an editorial intern for Globe Pequot Press and Warscapes Magazine. She also served as an intern for Stonewall’s LGBTQIA+ education outreach in London. Her weaknesses in romance include LGBTQIA+, new adult, and anything with a fresh, captivating voice. She lives in Connecticut with her family and a very chubby corgi.
Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 25 books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes historical women's fiction as Laura Kamoie, a NYT, WSJ, and USA Today bestseller. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
Liz Berry has two passions. She is the executive director of International Thriller Writers (ITW), a trade group of over 3,000 thriller writers from around the world. Previously, she was the long-time director of Thrillerfest, the annual gathering of ITW, which happens in New York City every July.
With M.J. Rose, Liz co-founded and co-operates 1,001 Dark Nights and Evil Eye Concepts, Inc — an Internet marketing company that works to brand authors and expand readership within the romance genre.
Liz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and also studied at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Both areas of study have allowed her to gain twenty-plus years of experience in the ever-changing marketing field.
She proudly serves on the Education Committee for the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, and, with her husband, novelist Steve Berry, operates History Matters, a non-profit foundation dedicated to historic preservation. For more information, visit ThrillerWriters.org, 1001DarkNights.com, and History-Matters.org.
"Born Armenian American on Long Island's Gold coast, Lyla has defied convention and morphed too many times to count. Beginning as an engineer, she swiftly made the move to marketeer then drifted to digital design, printing CEO, and tarot enchantress, collecting stories along the way.
As with her career, Lyla's passions have also led to many outlets. She's a high performance race car driver and driving instructor, poker player without the face, loves to shoot pool and although she hates being away from home she does enjoy exploring new places. She was gifted her first tarot deck during a chance encounter in an elevator. Innately empathic and claircognizant, tarot unlocked the natural witch within. Lyla has taught tarot, pessomancy (reading stones) and reading junk oracles. She's read tarot, stones and junk professionally for decades and still reads with or without a deck when the moon shines just right.
Swept off her feet by a handsome Greek she met at the race track Lyla finally found her happily ever after as a wife, mother to a spirited, beautiful daughter and writer. They live in the NYC suburbs, loving the fast paced brutal honesty, great restaurants, arts and energy that define NYC and never fail to light a new / full moon candle charmed now by three."
"Mary Altman discovered Romance in the 4 th grade, when her best friend smuggled a copy of A Knight in Shining Armor to the lunchroom, and she’s been a convert ever since. She has a passion for travel and lives in a tragically unhip corner of Brooklyn with her fiancé and an overflowing TBR pile.
She’s looking for all subgenres of Romance: contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal, historical, new adult, LGBTQIA+ and erotic. She’s also interested in subcategories such as fantasy romance, action- adventure romance, and thriller romance. For all books, the romance must be the central driving force of the book. If you would go to the Romance shelf to find it, then it’s probably a good fit! She’s recently begun signing Young Adult and is interested primarily in thriller YA or romantic YA with a high concept hook."
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh has sold over 2 million copies of her romantic suspense novels. She’s been nominated for a Thriller Award, a RITA, and three Daphnes. A martial artist and animal lover, Melinda lives in NJ with her husband, two children, and a small herd of rescue pets. With such a wonderful life, Melinda has no idea why her imagination takes her to dark and disturbing places. Find out more about Melinda and her books at MelindaLeigh.com.
"A USAToday bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she’s not writing she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, hoarding red nail polish and stalking Chris Evans.
A 2016 RITA® Award nominee, Robin’s books have won the Golden Leaf Award and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Awards.
She lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies, Dutch and Dixie Joan Wilder."
Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.
In 2013 Sara's novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys.
Taria Reed is a professional photographer who married her love of photography and cover design. She's designed covers for numerous publishers, then in August 2013 she opened up her own stock house called "The Reed Files". It's been a wild ride but she loves what she does and can't imagine doing anything else for a living.
Tere Michaels is an East Coast girl, born and bred and no, she doesn't have an accent or bigh hair! Happily writing contemporaries and burgeoning superheroes in dystopian NYC-as you do...