Claire Robyns lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and twin boys. For so long as she has memories, she was either reading, dreaming about reading, or planning what she'd be reading next. Then one day she started dreaming about writing and that was the beginning of an amazing journey.

Claire writes sensual historical and light contemporary romance.

When Claire isn't thigh-deep in laundry, shopping, cooking and general crowd control, you'll find her head-and-heart-deep in the tangled lives of her characters.

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Erastes is the pen name of a female author of gay historical fiction. She came to the genre via fanfiction in 2003 and hasn't looked back since. Her first novella for Carina is "The Muffled Drum." She has recently contracted another with them, set in 19th Century Florence. This new novella will be published Spring 2012.

She is a Lambda Award finalist and runs "Speak Its Name" - the only place on the planet which specialises in gay historical reviews.   She lives on the beautiful Norfolk Broads and is owned by three demanding cats.

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Wendy Soliman was brought up on the Isle of Wight in Southern England. Surrounded by historic buildings, it's hardly surprising that she grew up with a fierce love of bygone times. She writes Regency romps for Carina Press and has several more books in the same genre published in England.

Wendy now lives in Andorra with her husband Andre and a rescued dog of indeterminate pedigree. She divides her time between there and the west coast of Florida.

Wendy is keen on walking - just as well with a lively young dog - reading and sampling good wines from around the world. Well, someone has to do it.

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Taryn Kincaid lives in the historical, mystical Hudson Valley, just a throw of a pumpkin head from New York City. She started writing as soon as she could and never stopped. Sometimes she has been lucky enough to get paid for it. As an award-winning reporter and columnist, she covered everything from fires and homicides, to corrupt politicians and hero dogs. And also the fun-and-fluff stuff. Not usually a bit like TV.

Nowadays, she haunts courthouses. That’s not usually a bit like TV, either. Taryn reads and writes all genres. She is a member of RWA, Hudson Valley RWA and RWA’s Beau Monde, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapters. She is the author of Healing Hearts, a Regency novella, and Sleepy Hollow Dreams, an erotic paranormal. Taryn is addicted to the blogosphere. And Twitter. Also chocolate. Coffee. And candied ginger. Not necessarily in that order.

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Alice Gaines loves and writes highly sensual, historical romance.  Her first novel from Carina, Miss Foster's Folly, was part of the launch.  Her second, Always a Princess, will be available in August of 2011.

Alice has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Oakland, California with a collection of neglected orchids and her beloved corn snake, Casper.

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Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Her first Carina title, Lady Seductress's Ball, will release on December 19, 2011.

Visit Eliza at or her historical blog, recently featured in The Wall Street Journal,  History Undressed, or at the following social media sites:  TwitterFacebook/ Goodreads/ Harlequin Community

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A dedicated history and film buff, Georgie Lee loves combining her passion for Hollywood, history and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a small TV station before moving to Los Angeles to work in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry.

When not writing, Georgie enjoys reading non-fiction history and watching any movie with a costume and an accent. Mask of the Gladiator, her novella set in ancient Rome, will be released by Carina Press in January, 2012. Please visit or follower her on Twitter or Facebook for more information about Georgie and her novels.

Native American/Western romance writer Susan Edwards is the author of the popular "White" Series. She was nomination for Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Western Historical and Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award.

Susan lives in Central California with her husband and a houseful of cats, including two rescue kittens who stole her heart. Her other passions include gardening. Through her love of all things Native American, she has designed a 26 foot Medicine Wheel Garden and has "broken ground." It is a big project but one that she loves.  You can follow her progress on her website. Susan also loves to knit and join her husband for hikes in the hills when it isn’t too hot outside.

Patricia Preston wrote her first short story in the sixth grade. Ever since then, she has been writing stories. Maybe that comes from being a Southerner and being surrounded by great storytellers. She enjoys writing romantic adventures with larger-than-life characters, and quirky, humorous stories set in the South. She has won the William Faulkner Award for Short Fiction, The Lone Star Writing Competition, historical genre, and Harlequin's World's Best Romance Magazine writing contest. She has been published in New Love Stories magazine, True Romance, Affaire de Coeur,the Blue and Gray magazine,and Carina Press.
Besides writing, she loves movies, photography and history. Her specialty in the kitchen is pizza. She is most thankful for her son's sweet family and for all the beloved friends she has made during her writing journey.
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M.K. Chester is an award-winning, multi-published romance author who loves complex characters, off-beat eras, and of course, happy endings. 

When not writing, Marty works as a college administrator and history professor at a local creative college. She spends weekends cheering at her son's basketball games, and the rest of her 'free' time corralling two beastly Scottish Terriers, Stewie and Angus.

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