Rebecca Grace Allen
Rebecca Grace Allen writes sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.
Coming Soon: Portland Rebels Book 3: The Theory of Deviance, Samhain Publishing, August 2016
Frankie Y. Bailey
Frankie Y. Bailey is a faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY). Her areas of academic research and writing are crime and mass media/popular culture, and crime history. Her non-fiction books about crime and detective fiction have received nominations for Edgar, Macavity, and Anthony awards. She is the author of a mystery series featuring crime historian Lizzie Stuart. Her new near-future police procedural series is set in Albany, New York. She is a past executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America and the immediate past president of Sisters in Crime.
Author. Adventuress. That kid who ate paste in school. Specializing in speculative romantic fiction – contemporary paranormal romance that incorporates elements of mad science, mystery, action, monsters, ghosts, psychics, magic, and a whole lotta love. Explosions, too, where possible.
Latest release: In the Flesh by Ursula Bauer (Independent contemporary paranormal romance)
Anna C. Bowling
Anna C. Bowling read her first historical romance at age eleven and knew she’d found what she wanted to read and write for the rest of her life. She considers writing historical romance the best way to travel through time and make the voices in her head pay rent.
Latest release: Orphans in the Storm, Awe-Struck E-books
Cara Connelly is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara, who lives in rural upstate New York, works as an appellate court attorney when she’s not crafting steamy novels of love and romance.
Latest release: THE WEDDING FAVOR/Avon, coming January 2014 (novel), THE WEDDING DATE/Avon Impulse November 2013 (novella), THE WEDDING VOW/Avon, coming Summer 2014 (novel), THE WEDDING BAND/Avon, coming 2015
Glen Ebisch is the author of over fifteen mysteries and romance novels for adults and young adults. He is the author of a mystery series featuring Laura Magee as the advice columnist Auntie Mabel, and the Marcie and Amanda series, which adds a bit of the paranormal to the mystery mix.
Jean C. Gordon
Jean C. Gordon’s writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. Formerly a professional financial planner and editor for a financial publisher, Jean is as at home writing retirement- and investment-planning advice as she is writing romance novels, but finds novels a lot more fun.
She and her college-sweetheart husband tried the city life in Los Angeles, but quickly returned home to their native Upstate New York. They share a 170-year-old farmhouse just south of Albany, NY, with their daughter and son-in-law, two grandchildren, and a menagerie of pets. Their son lives nearby. While Jean creates stories, her family grows organic fruits and vegetables and tends the livestock de jour.
Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When none of that panned out, she started writing. Her stories include futuristic romances and erotic contemporaries, and almost all of them include hints of either science or art.
When she isn’t writing, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and her pet frog. She lives, loves, and writes in upstate New York.
Blog: Bad Girlz Write
Latest release: Eight Ways To Ecstasy, April 2016, Grand Central / Forever
Em Kaye is a good girl, who has always dreamed of being bad. She grew up writing stories to express herself. An avid people watcher, she uses her imagination to make up stories about their lives.
Getting her love of reading from her parents and sister, she just keeps buying more bookcases to hold her many books. Even still, Em has stacks of books everywhere.
Putting her theory that everyone needs to step up, she volunteers for several organizations.
She got her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Empire State College.
Em lives in Upstate New York with her cat and various visiting wildlife that keep her and the cat entertained.
Bebe Knight, author of the The Eternal Flame Series, lives in Hudson, NY with her husband and son. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History. She is currently working on the second book in this series and in her spare time, she also writes for her romance novel review blog at Reading Until I Fall Asleep
Latest release: An Element of Time (Eternal Flame Series: Book One) from Solstice Publishing
Autumn Jones Lake
Latest release: Strength from Loyalty (Lost Kings MC #3) March 17, 2015
Marie Lark is a part-time teacher and a rest-of-the-time writer. She lives with her very respectable husband and very tiny dog in an old house that has many stories of its own. Her favorite hobbies are tai chi and yoga, gardening, and cooking. When not figuring out how to put her PhD in political science to use, she can be found with her journal or laptop, dreaming in the worlds she builds for her characters.
Lisa Lewis lives in upstate New York with her husband, two daughters, and three cats. Throughout her life, and especially during the years she worked as a high school science teacher, she often escaped reality listening to music and reading romance novels. In her first novel, Lisa has finally brought those two loves together for others to enjoy.
Tracey Lyons aka Tracey Sorel
An Amazon Kindle top ten bestselling historical romance author, Tracey has been writing romances for almost thirty years. She sold her first book on 9/9/99! Tracey always wanted to be an actress but couldn’t get past her stage fright. Writing gives her the best of both worlds; she can act out the parts on the pages without ever having to go on stage! Tracey’s books have been translated into several languages. She holds membership in Romance Writers of America, where she is the Past President of the Published Authors Special Interest Chapter and the founding President of the Capital Region RWA chapter. She is also a member of Novelists Inc. and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Tracey writes historical romances under Tracey J Lyons and her Wine Country Vixens contemporary romance series using the pseudonym Tracey Sorel. You can learn more about Tracey and her books by visiting her websites at www.traceylyons.com or www.traceysorel.com.
Rachael Miles writes witty, sexy romance novels set in the British Regency. “Impeccably researched and beautifully crafted,” Miles’ debut series The Muses’ Salon (published with Kensington Zebra Shout) has been praised in Publisher’s Weekly, RT Book Reviews, and Booklist. Her latest book–Tempting the Earl–was named one of Amazon’s Editor’s Best Books for November 2016 as well as an RT Book Reviews Top Pick.
A native Texan transplanted to upstate NY, Miles lives in the woods with her indulgent husband, three rescued dogs, an ancient cat, and a herd of deer who love her vegetable garden. A former professor of book history and nineteenth-century literature, she is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary.
Latest Release: Tempting the Earl, October 2016, from Kensington Zebra Shout
K.A. Mitchell discovered the magic of writing at an early age when she learned that a carefully crayoned note of apology sent to the kitchen in a toy truck would earn her a reprieve from banishment to her room. Around the same time, she decided that Chip and Ken made a much cuter couple than Ken and Barbie and was perplexed when invitations to play Barbie dropped off. She never stopped making stuff up, though, and was surprised to find out that people would pay her to do it.
Kelli Newby is a part-time English professor and lapsed theatre person who writes contemporary romance in the Berkshires. She won the 2106 Fire and Ice award.
Deborah Nolan writes sweet romances and romantic suspense. Although she is a lawyer by training and still has a few active cases in Columbia County’s Family Court, her first love is writing. With her husband, she divides her time between Hudson, NY and NYC. She is a member of PAN and has two books published by Montlake, Suddenly Lily and Conflict of Interest, and one with Desert Breeze Publishing, Second Act for Carrie Armstrong.
Growing up in New Jersey , Patricia Otto loved to write her own endings for books and movies. Her passion for words and the need to be heard seemed to make a writing career all but mandatory. But practicality prevailed and after high school, she went to nursing school, eventually ending up the operating room of a large trauma hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where she met her husband. They moved to upstate New York where she put her husband through PA school and where they stayed to raise their son and daughter. Patricia left nursing to be a full time mom. In her spare time, she rekindled her love of words and with her family support and love she began to write.
She and her husband still live in upstate and now that both kids are in college, Patricia can engage her muse full time.
Lucinda Race is a life long fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl she spent hours reading novels and dreaming of one day becoming a writer. As life twists and turns, she found herself writing nonfiction articles but still longing to turn to her true passion, romantic fiction. After developing the story line for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. Clicking computer keys two novellas and two novels have been self-published in the series.
Lucinda lives, with her husband Rick, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. Her writing is contemporary, fresh, and engaging.
A three-time RWA Golden Heart® nominee, Thomasine Rappold writes historical romance and historical romance with paranormal elements. She lives with her husband in the small town in upstate New York that inspired her current series. When she’s not spinning tales of passion and angst, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing on one of the several nearby lakes, and basking on the beach in Cape Cod.
Thomasine is represented by Stefanie Lieberman of Janklow and Nesbit Associates.
A teacher, librarian, and amateur historian, Carol Storm got her start writing erotic and historical romance for PHAZE books and NOBLE romance. 2014 was a breakout year for Carol, with HOUSE ARREST, CRYSTAL AND GOLD, and LOVE BEYOND TIME all released to great acclaim and on sale now at Blushing Books!
Latest release: DEMARCO’S CAPTIVE, a tropical tale of romantic suspense.