I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.
|Author photo by Shay Barratt|
I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).
So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.
Night Owl Reviews (June 2014)
ARRA Author Snapshot (May 2014)
Les Rebelles (French; March 2014)
PNR Radio (December 2013)
The Book Pushers (2013)
Romance Novel News (2013)
Romantic Times Book Reviews (2013)
Smart Bitches Trashy Books (2013)
The Reading Cafe (2013)
Fiction Vixen (2013)
Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance 2014: Shield of Winter
Romance Writers of America RITA Nomination 2014: Heart of Obsidian
Publishers Weekly Best Summer Books of 2014: Shield of Winter
Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance 2013: Heart of Obsidian
Love Letter Awards 2014 (Germany): Favorite Author | Favorite Paranormal/Fantasy: Geheimnisvolle Berührung
Shield of Winter listed in:
- Booktopia's Books of the Year
- Goodreads Choice Awards (Finalist)
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists 2014: Shield of Winter, Archangel's Shadows, Rock Addiction, Rock Courtship, Night Shift
Rock Addiction & Shield of Winter have both been nominated in the RT Reviewer's Choice Awards.Rock Addiction is in the Indie Press Contemporary category, with Shield of Winter in the Paranormal Worldbuilding category.
Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany) 2013: Geheimnisvolle Berührung (#2), Gilde der Jäger: Engelsdunkel (#7)