New York Times bestselling novelist Cathy Maxwell, a storyteller since childhood, embraces writing romance as a way to express her belief that “loving well is the greatest adventure of all,” and to explore her fascination with the Regency period.
Cathy is the author of twenty-six novels and four novellas set in the early 1800s. Her latest, LYON’S BRIDE, launches The Chattan Curse trilogy. THE SCOTTISH WITCH follows in November 2012, and in spring 2013 the final, as yet untitled The Chattan Curse romance will be published. Cathy’s recent bestseller, THE SEDUCTION OF SCANDAL, is the fifth of her Scandals and Seductions novels, all of them quintessential Cathy Maxwell—traditional historical romances with a contemporary sensibility and a touch of humor. They are A Seduction at Christmas, The Marriage Ring, The Earl Claims His Wife, and His Christmas Pleasure.
Cathy received recognition from the start with her first novel, All Things Beautiful. Published in 1994, it was nominated for Best First Book by the Romance Writers of America and for Best First Historical by RT Book Reviews magazine. It also received first place recognition as Best Read of 1994 from the Reader’s Voice
Born in Olathe, Kansas, Cathy’s family roots go back to the Mayflower and the Revolutionary War. She has long called Virginia home, noting she is “a Virginian by choice, but a Kansan by nature.” She worked in television news and spent six years in the Navy. She attended Air Force intelligence school, worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence.
Cathy began her writing career in 1991. Now, twenty years later, she is the author of seventeen national bestsellers and her novels appear regularly on The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her books include In the Highlander’s Bed, Bedding the Heiress, In the Bed of a Duke, The Price of Indiscretion, Temptation of a Proper Governess, and The Seduction of an English Lady. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, Virginia Romance Writers, and Novelists Inc., and she is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences, libraries and special events.
She lives in rural Powhatan County with her rescued dogs Rico and Maya and with her son during college breaks, and is just a few miles from her horses, Duncan and Dinero.
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LYON’S BRIDE by Cathy Maxwell
An Avon Mass Market Original/Fiction
May 2012/On Sale 4-24/$7.99 ($9.50)
978-0-06-207022-7 (print) ● 978-06-207025-8 (e-book)
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Scandals and Seductions Titles
The Seduction of Scandal
His Christmas Pleasure
The Marriage Ring
The Earl Claims His Wife
A Seduction at Christmas
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