SEAL of My Dreams
Bell Bridge Books
November 11, 2011
Available in: Trade Size
Honor, duty, courage, passion . . . the men of the Navy
SEALs are a special breed of hero, and in these novellas by
eighteen top romance authors the SEALs are celebrated not
only as symbols of devoted service to their country but as
the kind of men every woman wants to love. They’ll
rescue a damsel in distress and her lap dog, too.
They’ll battle hometown dramas and international bad
guys. When it comes to giving away their hearts,
they’ll risk everything.
All proceeds from sales
of SEAL of My Dreams go to the Veterans Research Corporation, a
non-profit fundraiser for veterans’ medical research.
Between them, the authors of SEAL of My Dreams
have won dozens of writing awards including multiple RITAs
from Romance Writers of America. Their nearly 600 published
novels have sold at least 35 million copies worldwide. The
SEAL of My Dreams roster includes many of the
best-known authors in modern romance fiction. In addition,
many have strong family connections to the servicemen and
women of our nation’s military, and many specialize in
novels featuring heroes and heroines from all branches of
Includes foreword by Robyn Carr and the
following novellas: Coming Home by Jami Alden,
Baby, I’m Back by Stephanie Bond,
SEALed Fates by Kylie Brant, Going Dark
by Helen Brenna, Finding Home by HelenKay
Dimon, SEALed With A Kiss by Cindy Gerard,
Panama Jack by Tara Janzen, Wrapped and
SEALed by Leslie Kelly, Worth the Risk by
Elle Kennedy, Twenty-One Hours by Alison
Kent, Not Waving But Drowning by Jo Leigh,
Her Secret Pirate by Gennita Low, SEALed By
Fate by Marliss Melton, Signed, SEALed,
Delivered..I’m Yours by Christie Ridgway,
Dog Heart by Barbara Samuel, Whirlwind
by Roxanne St. Claire, Holding On by
Stephanie Tyler, and Letters To Ellie by
Loreth Anne White.
My greatest blessing was to grow up overseas without any television time. Sure, I missed out on The Waltons and Saturday morning cartoons, but how many kids get to ride on the back of an elephant, eat candied ants, visit every museum and chateaux in Paris, or track tigers in northern Thailand? As the youngest of four daughters, I had the example of my brilliant sisters, who read voraciously, and I bypassed Nancy Drew to read every book in the Hardy Boys series. (That was the first indication of my fascination for male heroes). By the sixth grade, I'd discovered Victoria Holt and moved back to the United States . I wrote my first book—a wretched historical novel—when I was thirteen. Two teenage years in Houston, Texas, saw me reading Harlequin® romances and writing several more books.
I've always been an over-achiever, with so many interests it was frustrating to have to choose just one career. I could have been an opera singer—but no. I excelled in language and for many years taught high school English, Spanish, and then Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, my alma mater.
But my first love, writing romance, remained a dream for decades. I wrote throughout my twenties and early thirties, completing more manuscripts, getting really serious with agents and publishers, etc. Danger's Promise (writing as Marliss Moon), a medieval romance, was finally published in 2002, becoming a RITA finalist for Best First Book. Since then, I've written ten books (some waiting to be released) and I've branched into romantic suspense featuring Navy SEALs. (My husband is a Navy veteran, making military romance a natural fit.)
My personal life is frankly hectic. We have children ranging from college students to a first-grader. I think that says it all. But I always find time for my loyal readers, so feel free to introduce yourself to me, as I have to you.