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A deadly poisoning, a stolen painting and a criminal mastermind challenge the skills of Sharpe and Donovan

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Opposites attract in this gilded age historical romance when a young American suffragette eschews marriage until a handsome detective is hired to protect her from a dangerous stalker.

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The CDCs Outbreak Task Force director is on the hunt for a killershe doesn't need the distraction of her bodyguard!

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When missing turns to murdered, one woman's search for answers will take her to a place she never wanted to go

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Where do you go when you're at the end of your rope?

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The men of BOLO Consultants uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin.

Louise Reynolds

Louise Reynolds

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Louise Reynolds | Keeping Up Appearances
September 24, 2014
“I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were  Read More...

Louise Reynolds | The Outback, A State of Mind?
August 26, 2014
It was a huge surprise to this inner-urban Melbourne girl who wears too much black, when I stopped jumping on long-distance inter-continental  Read More...

I've always loved romance.

My first romance novel was written in a school exercise book at about age eight. I don't recall the story but I did a very nice drawing of a man carrying a woman in his arms. The nuns were not amused. Perhaps there had been no mention of a wedding in my little masterpiece.

But by then I was hooked.

As a child I devoured the novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and fell in love with Almanzo (who, by the way, has a made-for-romance name) as he rode his sled through blizzards to collect Laura from her remote prairie schoolhouse at the end of each week. That taught me about slow-burning love that lasts a lifetime.

When I read Wuthering Heights over a rainy winter's weekend at age 13, I was devastated. This wasn't Laura and Almanzo's gentle love. This was gut-wrenching, tear-jerking stuff. And it didn't end well. But I discovered that love could also be passionate, possessive and so fiercely elemental it's combustible.

Onwards through the novels of Georgette Heyer, Nora Roberts, Linda Howard and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, I enjoyed a cascade of enriching love stories. Some were laugh-a-minute sexy duels while others were wet tissue extravaganzas. I loved them all.

Today, the romance stories I love to read and write centre around modern women finding love with their perfect hero. Of course there are obstacles to overcome but I try to make my hero and heroine equal partners in creating their Happy Ever After.

I live in Melbourne's inner north with my perfect man. We love to travel, meeting new and interesting people in unexpected situations. Everyone has a story and my notebook is always at hand.

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