Connie Davé resides in a small Midwestern town, where she has lived all her life.
Growing up she was a tomboy who had a love for all animals, the outdoors and riding horses. In her early twenties, her mother introduced her to romance novels and from then on she became a voracious reader and lover of all things romance.
For many years she had a secret desire to write her own romance book but never pursued it. After getting married to her own real-life hero she continued to read as she raised their two young daughters.
Once her kids were older, thoughts of writing her own novel made an appearance again. With the support of her husband, daughters, family, and friends she wrote her first book, Finding Faith.
Completing the first novel felt like an awesome achievement but it also opened her mind to more sensual, small town, happily ever after stories she wants to share.
USA Today Bestselling romance author Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels.
Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she’d started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series.
In 2018, she joined romance author Kelly Moore and together, they co-wrote the first season of The CRD series.
When she’s not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.
Shannyn would love to get to know her readers as you get to know her (just don’t send her any carrots!)
Nikki Lynn Barrett
No matter where she goes, USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett hears voices in her head.
Instead of calling her crazy and locking her up, her family realizes it’s just a product of being an author and allows her to write the stories so that the voices shut up.
But they don’t. And probably never will. There’s no need to lock her up, Nikki knows she’ll never escape the voices, not until each and every last story is written. And for every story she writes, about ten or more ideas pop up.
When she isn’t slaving away at her computer writing books that will probably make you cry and keep you in suspense, Nikki plots to take over the world one book at a time. What? It’s a sickness. One she can’t escape!
Books aren’t her only addiction, though. Nikki can be found making up parodies to drive her son crazy, and bantering back and forth with her husband, who somehow manages to steal her away from the fictional world she lives in all the time.
Nikki lives in Arizona with her husband and son, where she can be found using every creativity outlet she can find through music, photography, handcrafted things, and random interests that she may pick up from time to time.
USA TODAY Bestselling author Brea Viragh
Well hey there! I’m Brea Viragh and I write all kinds of steamy romance. As if you couldn’t guess already haha I live in Virginia, land of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by plenty of nature. I’ve got a dog and three cats to keep me busy. They like to think they are human and most of the time they run circles around me.
It is my personal opinion that there is nothing better than a rainy day spent curled on the couch with a good book and a cup of coffee. And perhaps a cat or two on my lap.
I love all things magic. It’s true. I’d definitely be a Gryffindor, I love The Magicians by Lev Grossman (plus, Hale Appleman? On the tv show? Yum). All witchy and wonderful things are my jam.
How did I start writing?
I used to think I wanted to go into marine biology. I did the legwork, went to school, and came out with papers in hand proclaiming my knowledge. Now I realize that I just want to be creative, do what I love, and maybe write a good story that people will enjoy. In third grade, our teacher handed out a creative writing assignment meant to be a few pages long. Mine was 13 pages. Eventually I just started publishing on Amazon!
What do I do?
I write a range of genres from Contemporary small town to Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy, with several series and a few co-written books under my belt. My latest adventure with co-writing has resulted in a brand new pen name and a completely different Rom-Com direction. Go figure!
I don’t shy away from emotional scenes or dark/realistic situations, but my heroines will always get their happily ever after and learn a few things on the way. Want to know more? If you want to get a deep look into me and my work, I’m always around on my Facebook Group. There are updates on new books, giveaways, etc. You are free to ask me anything you like! Or you can go behind-the-scenes with your favorite romance author and sign up for my newsletter.
Holly Cortelyou pens sweet and spicy small town, contemporary romances that just may have a kiss of magic or a twist of mystery.
On any given day Holly can be found sipping coffee and surfing Facebook for gossip on royals, college football (Go Ducks!), knitting, and ghosts!
After trying on many hats as a meeting planner, political scientist, long haul trucker, and financial services specialist, she’s finally found the perfect fit as a romance writer!
Holly’s living her own Happily Ever After with an uber-handy and sexily broad-shouldered husband, and a fluffball kitty in sun-kissed Southern Oregon…and a goofy and loving silver lab pup!
She has hazel eyes and a goofy sense of humor…all the rest is subject to change without notice.
But after finding out that the school was not on the up and up (when Immigration came to scope out the teachers she was forced to hide in a closet because the school had not actually purchased a work permit for her), she broke her contract and took off traveling.
Only to then return home and start working with children on the Autism spectrum as an intervention therapist, and begin writing her first book.
A Canadian West Coast baby born and raised, Whitley is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have two beautiful daughters and a fluffy dog. She spends her days making food that gets thrown on the floor, vacuuming Cheerios out from under the couch and making sure that the dog food doesn’t end up in the air conditioner. But when nap time comes, and it’s not quite wine o’clock, Whitley sits down, avoids the pile of laundry on the couch, and writes.
A lover of all things decadent; wine, cheese, chocolate and spicy erotic romance, Whitley brings the humorous side of sex, the ridiculous side of relationships and the suspense of everyday life into her stories. With single dads, firefighters, Navy SEALs, mommy wars, body issues, threesomes, bondage and role-playing, Whitley’s books have all the funny and fabulously filthy words you could hope for.
She loves the thrill of publishing and diving into each new world and telling the characters’ stories. When she is not writing, she thrives on may creative ventures, including photography, painting and crocheting.
Her happily ever afters are written to inspire. So, if you’re looking for a page turner that will leave you blushing, with your heart racing, and lying to yourself about reading “just one more chapter” then grab one of the author’s thirty-something books.
Ja’Nese is an avid reader and coffee drinker living in Houston, TX with her husband, three adult children, and her spoiled diva dog. Want to learn more? Join her newsletter and get exclusive reads, all the inside details, and a first look at what’s to come on her website.
J. C. Hannigan
J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons and their dog.
She writes contemporary romance stories with compelling characters and vibrant plots that focus on relationships, mental health, social issues, and other life challenges.
USA Today Bestselling author Monique McDonell is an Australian author who writes contemporary women’s fiction including chick lit and sweet romance.
She has written all her life especially as a child when she loved to write short stories and poetry. At University she studied Creative Writing as part of her Communication degree.
Afterwards she was busy working in public relations and didn’t write for pleasure for quite a few years although she wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And still does her day-job!)
When she began to write again Monique noticed a trend – writing dark unhappy stories made her unhappy. So she made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and has been writing happy stories ever since.
Monique is the author of twenty five novels and novellas including Mr. Right and Other Mongrels and Hearts Afire and the Upper Crust Series. She has also has books in the multi-author Cinnamon Bay and No Brides Club romance series. Many of her novels focus on an Australian characters meeting and visiting US characters. Monique likes to say she writes men you want to fall in love with and women you would want to be friends with.
Lexi is a huge fan of positivity, loves to giggle, and is delighted when she can help someone else smile while reading her books. Whenever possible, Lexi loves a good in-home TV/movie binge. She also enjoys music (all genres), baseball, bubble baths, cooking, and long walks on the treadmill (aka working out).
As far as writing, she fell in love with it early on in life and now writes HEA romances about strong female characters who discover who they are and the unique strength being in love gives someone when facing life’s many challenges. Lexi is growing a cult following for her poetry and romance novels (sweet to alarmingly spicy) and believes that love—all forms—is the most precious gift that we are given in life. She is thrilled to pen romance and all that comes with it on paper!
Lexi published her debut novel, Custom Fit, in December 2015 and now has multiple published titles. Some of her books are known to be so hot you’ll need aloe after reading them!
USA Today bestseller Alexa Padgett’s books have garnered accolades from prestigious organizations, including Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Publishers Weekly.
Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all–at least for a while. And she does in her books.
She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.
Born and raised mainly in California, USA, Chloe Quinn’s love for writing was sparked at a young age.
Her passion for writing began to blossom during bedtime storytime. She loved how someone took the time to write the dramatic tales filled with brave heroes and strong heroines. She also loved how it sparked her
She noticed that how reading these stories strengthened her bonds with her family. So, as she grew up, she started to create stories to bring the same type of love for the written word to others. Over the years, she has written several short stories, children’s books, and young adult coming-of-age stories. However, Chloe has always had a love for romance. Her dream was realized with the release of her novel Lost…Found. And now, with more titles released, she is thrilled that she can write books that people enjoy and ignite their imagination and their love for reading like the stories did for her many years ago.
Chloe, a college graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, has always enjoyed volunteering her time to help others. She grew up volunteering at her local hospital, helping with everything from the meal delivery to reading stories to seniors. She has also been on several trips where she aided in building structures for children and their families to have access to things like education, medical attention, food, and clean water, among other things.
Also, Chloe has a love for travel. Some of her favorite places to go are Hawaii, New York, Nevada, Mexico, and the Bahamas, to name a few. Though she has traveled to many places, Chloe still looks forward to all of the magical places the world still has for her to discover. She currently resides in California, a few miles away from the beautifully eclectic city of San Francisco, with her best friend and her sweet toy Yorkie.