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Hot romance, blistering suspense in July

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From Shadow Warrior...to hostage


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A win-win negotiation?


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Sometimes falling in love means going through the worst kind hell


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Her lifelong search for home might be closer than she thinks!


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An Inside Out Novella in Mark's POV


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Texas Hot Zone Boxed set


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The guy from the wrong side of the tracks...


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She's going to break all of his rules...


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Is she a victim or a terrorist?

Nina Bangs


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Nina Bangs | Heroes We Love and Remember
January 26, 2011
Hi, everyone (waving madly). Iím thrilled to be here. Thanks for inviting me, Fresh Fiction. I was trying to come up with something deep  Read More...

Nina Bangs | How To Fiddle While Rome Is Burning Without Setting Yourself On Fire
October 20, 2009
Humor is a minefield that writers must tiptoe through with great care, hence the title of this piece. Someone with a warped sense of humor  Read More...

My one regret in life? I wish I'd started writing sooner.

Talk about misspent youth. What did I do during those lazy summer days of childhood when I could've been honing my writing skills? Nothing. Okay, so I spent a lot of time dreaming I was a cowgirl with a trusty black stallion. Oh, and I read every Walter Farley horse novel. I was an only child so I relied on my imagination to supply the excitement in my life.

By high school, I'd decided to trade in my lariat for a trench coat. I was into dark and dangerous. As an intrepid foreign correspondent, I'd stalk the mean streets of the world. Did I actually write anything? No, but I did read all of Agatha Christie's mysteries.

I worked at a department store during college. My short stint in the accounting department taught me a lot about math. Three hundred-dollar shortages plus hysterical tears equaled instant move to gift-wrap. A career in math was not in my future. I didn't care because I'd discovered "real" literature. I plowed through James Joyce's Ulysses and Tolstoy's War and Peace. If it didn't make my eyes cross then it wasn't worth reading. Yes, I admit it, I was a literary snob.

But there's just so much "real" literature one person can take. I graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in English Literature and a determination to avoid books that induced eye crossing or had tragic endings. The only things I managed to write during those years were research papers.

I taught second grade for several years then spent two years in Dublin, Ireland. A friend and I supported ourselves by singing folk songs in Irish pubs. We weren't great, but we were young, enthusiastic, and wore short skirts. It was obviously my destiny to be the next Judy Collins. I spent a lot of time pouring through music books.

Returning to New Jersey and reality, I taught elementary school until I grew restless again. My cross-country odyssey included stays in Arizona, California, and Texas. Along the way, I indulged my love of horses. No black stallions, but I did have several beautiful Arabian mares. I read tons of books on breeding and showing.

Somewhere between California and Texas I grew addicted to romance novels and cats. The cat's independent attitude was exactly the quality I admired in my romance heroes. And once I decided to try writing my own romances, I made sure a cat crept into each story.

Texas is my permanent home. I've come full circle. Born in San Antonio, I spent most of my life in New Jersey. Maybe the Texas in my blood accounts for my attachment to strong men, fast horses, and wide-open spaces.

My love of cats? Haven't a clue.

 

Books:

Wicked Memories, June 2013
Castle of Dark Dreams
Paperback
Predatory, May 2013
Paperback
Wicked Whispers, October 2012
Paperback
Wicked Edge, March 2012
Trade Size
Eternal Prey, January 2011
Gods of the Night #3
Mass Market Paperback
My Wicked Vampire, October 2009
Castle of Dark Dreams #4
Mass Market Paperback
Eternal Craving, May 2009
Gods of the Night #2
Mass Market Paperback
This Year's Christmas Present, October 2008
Paperback (reprint)
Eternal Pleasure, July 2008
Gods of the Night #1
Mass Market Paperback
One Bite Stand, January 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Wicked Fantasy, May 2007
The Castle of Dark Dreams #3
Paperback
Wicked Pleasure, February 2007
The Castle of Dark Dreams #2
Paperback
Seduction by Chocolate, January 2007
Mass Market Paperback
Surf's Up, June 2006
Trade Size
A Taste of Darkness, May 2006
"Mackenzie vampires" series, Book 3
Paperback
Wicked Nights, April 2005
Castle of Dark Dreams #1
Trade Size
Night Bites, March 2005
Paperback
Men At Work, December 2004
Trade Size
Unwrapped, November 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Master of Ecstasy, February 2004
"Mackenzie vampires" series,
Paperback
Burning Up, July 2003
Trade Size
Paradise, August 1999
Paperback

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