Rebecca Brandewyne - Ребека Брандуейн е родена на 4 март 1955 г. в Ноксвил, Тенеси. Има две сестри, Мими и Нанси, и двама братя, Томас и Даниел, както и доведена сестра, Криси, след като майка й Бевърли се омъжва повторно. Ребека се жени много млада за Джон Брандуейн и ражда сина си, Шейн, в деня на Свети Валентин. Продава първия си роман няколко месеца след двайсет и третия си рожден ден, като я прави, по това време, най-младият романтичен автор в Америка - рекорд, който държи в продължение на десет години, преди да бъде подобрен. Ребека живее в Средния Запад със сина си Шейн и втория си съпруг, англичанинът Джон Кокс.
1. Love Cherish Me (1983)
When gorgeous half-Native American El Lobo--a rugged bounty hunter--wins her in a game of cards, Storm Lesconflair succumbs to the fierce passion that erupts between them as they journey across the Old West.
2. And Gold Was Ours (1984)
In Spain young Aurora's future has been foretold, but on a plantation in the New World, the swordsman and warrior who has haunted her dreams rescues her from the enemies who want to destroy her.
1. Upon a Moon Dark Moor (1988)
Cruelly treated at home and forsaken by her childhood sweetheart, Maggie Chandler, the beautiful Cornish daughter of royalty, falls in love with a man below her station who, with Maggie, will risk all to stay together.
2. Across a Starlit Sea (1989)
Betrothed to the master of Stormswept, Jarret Chandler, Laura Prescott is drawn to her fiance's wild younger brother, Nicholas, and becomes the target of a scoundrel and a jealous woman, who plot to destroy her reputation.
Chronicles of Tintagel
1. Passion Moon Rising (1988)
Ileana was the cherished princess of a brave, noble land. Cain was a warrior prince who denied the danger that could destroy him. In each other's arms they shared a wondrous love, but in a fierce clash of wills their union was torn by betrayal. Now as their kingdoms are plunged into war, they must take up the only weapon that can save their world--the gleaming sword of love!
2. Beyond the Starlit Frost (1991)
This sequel to Passion Moon Rising follows Iskander sin Tovaritch (''the only Druswid for the job'') and Rhiannon sin Lothian (a woman raised by giants) on their quest to preserve Tintagel (the post-nuclear holocaust earth) from the forces of evil. Armed with the magical Sword of Ishtar and their ability to change shape at will, the protagonists and a band of followers journey to ''the heart of the Darkness'' to battle scaly knaves called the UnKind, whose sinisterly sibilant speech hints that they trained in elocution with the Hobbit's Gollum. When Iskander and Rhiannon infiltrate the villains' stronghold, they learn that the UnKind possess the machines of the ''Old Ones'' as well as a scroll from those days. A wicked magician is attempting to decipher the ancient text; only Iskander and Rhiannon can stop him--if they combine their powers--requiring Rhiannon to offer Iskander ''what a woman can give to a man only once in her life.''
No Gentle Love (1982)
The tale of Morgana, who is the object of desire for numerous men - the cousins who want to win her hand in marriage, for monetary gain only; the madman that she has to murder in order to escape fom him; and the domineering Rian McShane.
Forever My Love (1982)
Echoing across the waters of Loch Ness came a gypsy's curse, foretelling a forbidden passion that would drench the Scottish crags with blood.
Rose of Rapture (1984)
Lady Isabella Ashley, an orphan protected by King Richard III, becomes caught up in deadly political intrigues during the War of the Roses.
The Outlaw Hearts (1986)
Out of the Ozark's deep valleys the notorious Luke Morgan gallops towards destiny, for on the train carrying the gold he seeks to steal is another treasure - grey-eyed Jenny Leigh Colter. Other work by the author includes "Upon a Moondark Moor" and "Across a Starlit Sea".
Desire in Disguise (1987) Сърце под маска
Темпераментна и смела Женевиев Сен Жорж е известна като най-красивата жена в Париж преди избухването на Революцията. Всички мъжки сърца във Версайския двор са положени в краката й. Но когато аристокрацията е прогонена от Париж и Женевиев е принудена да напусне досегашния си живот. По време на изпълненото с приключение пътешествие към Англия нежната и крехка девойка изведнъж се превръща в "Червената вещица" - капитан на пиратски кораб. Но в морето гордата красавица си намира майстора - тайнствения "Черен Мефисто", който се втурва нейния живот и покорява сърцето й.
Heartland (1990) Дива кръв
Като горещ прериен вятър пристига в градчето Слейд Маверик - с блестящ револвер в ръка, победоносна усмивка на уста и сияещи сини очи. Рейчъл Уайлдър не може да повярва, че скандалният побойник е дошъл да вземе под закрилата си осиротелите деца на нейната приятелка. С всички сили тя се мъчи да го отстрани, за да не попаднат невинните дечица в ръцете на този разбойник. Но нейните дълбоки зелени очи, хубави като прерията, омайват грубия натрапник. А скоро и тя открива, че зад войнствената фасада се крие едно нежно сърце...
Rainbow's End (1991) Краят на дъгата
Младата и прекрасна Джослин О`Рурк трябва да напусне спокойния живот на манастирска послушница и да отиде в дивия златотърсачески град Сентръл Сити, за да търси наследството на баща си. Но в неговото завещание има едно странно условие. За да може Джослин да получи златната мина тя трябва да се омъжи за един от бащините си съдружници. Шармантния джентълмен Уили и отчаяният комарджия Даренго - това са двете й възможности. Въпреки че в началото се увлича по Уили, страстните целувки на Даренго събуждат в душата на Джослин непозната страст. Но неочаквано идва ужасяващо прозрение. Един от двамата мъже е убиецът на баща й...
Kidnapped from her own wedding by black-clad outlaw Rigo de Castillo, Araminta Winthrop welcomes the time away from her new husband, a man she does not love, and learns to love her mysterious captor.
Swan Road (1994)
Betrothed to a cruel English prince, Rhowenna, a Welsh princess, sees her future with Viking Wulfgar Bloodaxe, the man who is her sworn enemy but who ignites desire in her heart.
The Jacaranda Tree (1995) Джакаранда
Едно дърво с пурпурни цветове, един далечен бряг и един мъж - същински дявол - очакват Арабела Даркот на тайнствения австралийски бряг. Страстта, събудена под дървото на Джакаранда, може да струва на Арабела бъдещето й, дори живота й. Или да я свърже с един демоничен мъж завинаги.
Morgan McCain had no intention of making his pretty new partner, Cat Devlin, feel welcome. But when she demanded a chance, Morgan's instinct told him he'd been dealt a winning hand. But would it be a hand in marriage? Well, boy howdy, how far did his new partner expect him to go? Possibly even down the aisle?
Dust Devil (1996)
Years ago, their friendship had been private. Renzo wouldn't have fit into Sarah's world. But one sultry summer afternoon, Sarah had allowed the illegitimate boy from the wrong side of the tracks to make love to her, never dreaming that within hours Renzo would be accused of murder, fleeing from their hometown, leaving her pregnant with his child.
Presumed Guilty (1996)
A contemporary romance which tells of secrets and sins during one long, hot summer, a summer which will have far-reaching consequences for one woman who is swept into a maelstrom of danger.
Glory Seekers (1997)
Broadcast journalist Claire Connelly is reunited with her exlover, homicide detective Jake Seringo, as they both investigate the death of a US senator's wife. Up against corruption, lies and murder, they race to untangle a web of secrets that could topple a dynasty.
The Lioness Tamer (1998)
Commanding corporate tycoon: Hell-bent on protecting his family's interests, Jordan Westcott never counted on crossing paths with the most beguiling beauty he'd ever met.... Virgin spitfire: Like a lioness protecting her lair, she wasn't about to let anything - or anyone - sabotage her precious labor of love. No man had ever come close to claiming the tempestuous Mistral St. Michel as his own - until this dark, electrifying stranger she didn't dare trust awakened a fierce hunger in her that defied all reason. Was it foolhardy for Mistral to relinquish her carefully guarded virtue to this magnificent man of mystery - or would it be the true fulfillment of her deepest desire?
High Stakes (1999)
The secret heiress to the vast Marlowe fortune, Angelina Marlowe tries to unsort the mysteries of her past, only to become the target of the ruthless consortium responsible for the murders of her parents, and only Hawk Bladehunter can protect her.
Destiny's Daughter (2001)
Destiny's Daughter is a passionate contemporary romantic suspense tale about the dangerous search for an ancient magical book. It all begins when Bryony St. Blaze receives a mysterious package containing her father's research. What she finds in that package convinces Bryony that her father's death was no accident -- that he was murdered by members of a secret order, and she must stop at nothing to keep the killers from finding the missing book that they value more than life itself. Equally determined to bring her father's murderers to justice and to fulfill his dearest dream of locating the lost volume, Bryony travels to Great Britain to enlist the aid of historian Hamish Neville, forging the first link in a chain of destiny that will bind Bryony and Hamish together forever.
The Love Knot (2003)
Racing along the rocky coast of Cornwall, on a night fit for neither man nor beast, Verity Collier's coach is attacked by the notorious highwayman plaguing the Cornish countryside. The villain's commanding strength and cloak of dangerous sensuality haunt the young governess even after she arrives safely at the home of her new employer, Lord Jagger Ransley, Earl of St. Aubyn.
To Die For (2003)
Attending a society party was to be Paul and Lily Clothier's last act as a married couple, until their participation in a parlor game ended in murder -- with Paul as the leading suspect! Only together could they find justice -- and love.
The Ninefold Key (2004)
Since childhood, Ariana Levesque has been haunted by a strange, frightening dream about a handsome young man and a dark, foreboding castle. But after a gypsy fortune-teller divines a perilous destiny, Ariana find herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue that began over two hundred years before she was born. After witnessing his father's nefarious murder, Malcolm Blackfriars makes a shocking discovery: his family lies under a baleful curse, and their shadowed past conceals a multitude of dark secrets. With his own life in jeopardy, Malcolm ventures upon a hazardous quest to learn the truth about his cryptic heritage.
The Crystal Rose (2006)
England, 1851: As she makes her way through London's crowded streets, Rose Windermere is nearly knocked to the ground by a man who whispers a dire warning . . . and presses a letter into her hands before fleeing. The letter seems innocuous enough -- merely plans for a gentleman to meet his married lover. But for Rose, the mark with which it is sealed recalls her idyllic childhood in India and a world that was destroyed one terrible night, when an uprising left her dearest friend, Hugo, dead. Amidst a city enthralled by its Great Exhibition, Rose is pulled back into the exotic land of her youth, as the past comes unimaginably alive. Caught in a web of deceit and intrigue, she must unravel the strange machinations of a man whose lust for power will threaten a monarchy -- and Rose's own heart.
From the Mists of Wolf Creek (2009)
Sent away from Meadowsweet Farm after the tragic death of her mother, Hallie Muldoon has returned, determined to uncover the secrets that have kept her from her beloved childhood home. But some secrets are best left undisturbed.. Conjured by Hallie's dying grandmother, mysterious Trace Coltrane emerges from the mist with one purpose in mind: to protect Hallie and keep her safe from all harm. Much like a lone wolf, he is used to drifting.but Hallie's warmth leaves him yearning to fulfill her dream of home and family. As their newfound love grows, so do the dangers of secrets revealed. A past evil threatens to destroy all hope for the future with its simmering hatred.and Hallie is its target!
Night Magic (1993) (with Shannon Drake, Jill Gregory and Becky Lee Weyrich)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата Moonstruck: A stunning Irish beauty is irresistibly drawn to the noble, tormented leader of a rival clan -- despite a generations-old curse that transforms him into something dark and mysterious when the moon is full.
Abduction and Seduction (1995) (with Joan Johnston and Diana Palmer)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата The Bounty: The dangerous desires of men and the seductive powers of women are explored by three of the romance genre's most celebrated writers in this captivating collection of short fiction.
New Year's Resolution: Husband (1995) (with Carla Neggers and Anne Stuart)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата The Ice Dancer: Mariah and Alek were considered the best in ice dancing. They were also personally involved and became engaged. Alek suddenly broke up with Mariah and walked away with no explanation. This, of course, also destroyed their professional relationship and both went on to skate with other partners. Two years later they are asked to skate together for a children's benefit. They both agree reluctantly and are frequently together to practice.
A Spring Bouquet (1996) (with Jo Beverley, Janet Dailey and Debbie Macomber)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата Hasten Down: Elizabeth knows nothing of the Great Range Wars of the Old West...until she is suddenly swept back a hundred years in time...and kidnapped by the notorious Chaingo, a half-breed outlaw who rides with Billy the Kid. Is he just a cold-blooded desperado...or is he fated to win her heart with a timeless love?
The Bounty / A Little Texas Two-Step (2002) (with Peggy Moreland)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата The Bounty
Winter Nights (2002) (with Ginna Gray, Joan Hohl and Ann Major)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата The Ice Dancer
Love Is Murder (2003) (with Maureen Child and Linda Winstead Jones)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата To Die For
At the Edge (2003) (with Merline Lovelace and Elizabeth Lowell)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата Wildcat
Hired Husband / Millionaire and the Cowgirl (2008) (with Lisa Jackson)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата Hired Husband
Bewitching Love Stories (1992) (with Shannon Drake, Kasey Michaels and Christina Skye)
В този сборник Ребека участва с новелата Devil's Keep: Count Drago von Reicher puts an advertisement in the paper for a governess for his son. Lenore Blakely answers the ad after being turned down so many times before due to a lack of references from former employers. It seemed that wives did not look kindly towards beautiful governesses once their husbands and sons were effectively rebuked by Lenore. She is hired sight unseen and without an interview by the Count - her first inkling that something might not be right. But, considering the fact that she was close to being totally impoverished, she accepted the position. Upon meeting her employer, the extremely dark and enigmatic Count, her first instinct was to run, but after gazing into his eyes this soon became an impossibility.
=SERIES CONTRIBUTED TO=
Hired Husband (1996)
Kate Fortune is the feisty and fearless matriarch of a large and prosperous family. When she is killed in a plane crash--or so it seems--her children and grandchildren are left to make the most of her legacy. Dire circumstances force levelheaded Caroline Fortune to propose marriage to a compelling stranger. Yet her proper upbringing hadn't prepared this reluctant bride for her husband's searing embrace.