By Katee Robert BDSM has been around for years and years and year, though Fifty Shades of Grey really brought aspects of it mainstream. Up until this point, I’ve been on the side of the reader where these types of books are concerned. I love reading them. There’s something so raw and true that you… Read More
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.
Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way--as it often does--and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she'd like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn't want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time--when not lost in Far Reach worlds--playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
Writing under two pen names is challenging, but fun. I come fresh to every story, desperate to begin, and sad to say goodbye to each and every character. Susan Stephens stories feature exotic locations, hot dangerous men, and strong determined women, while Xandra King explores themes with a touch of the supernatural, or, as in… Read More
Susan Stephens was a professional singer before meeting her
husband on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta.
In true romance style they met on Monday, became engaged on
Friday and were married three months later. They are still
very much in love, though Susan does not advise her three
children to return home with a similar story as she may not
take the news with the same fortitude as her own mother!
Susan had written several non—fiction books when fate
took a hand. At a charity costume ball there was an
after—dinner auction. One of the lots —
‘Spend A Day With An Author’ — had been
donated by bestselling Mills & Boon author Penny Jordan.
Susan’s husband bought this lot, and Penny was to
become not just a great friend, but a wonderful mentor who
encouraged Susan to write romance.
Susan loves her family, her pets, her friends and her
writing. She enjoys entertaining, travel and going to
theatre and concerts. She reads voraciously, knits, cooks
and plays the piano to relax, and can also be found throwing
herself off mountains on a pair of skis or galloping through
When I decided to write romance novels for a living, I expected that most of the backlash I would receive was from older people. I expected a ton of my mom’s friends and colleagues to scoff at me and sneer things like, “Oh, why would you want to write those kinds of books?” But, to… Read More