Ms. Bravo and the Boss — Christine Rimmer
Soldier turned thriller writer Jed Walsh burned through assistants like hellfire through brimstone. He had some unusual work habits that matched his his giant talent and ego. He threw knives to relax. He cleaned his guns as he acted out scenes. And more than anything, he hated cats…
Enter Elise Bravo, crack typist, master plotter and perfect for the live-in job in every way. Except for Mr Wiggles, her furry companion. Jed swore he wouldn’t get ‘involved’ with a woman who worked for him, but it took a few days of the pencil skirt-wearing Bravo beauty to realise that his interest broke those rules. He would make her his — even if it meant wining over her kitty...
Maverick vs. Maverick — Shirley Jump
Lindsay Dalton, daughter of Rust Creek Falls’ attorney, is about to try her first case in the courtroom. The case is a bit like David versus Goliath as Lindsay tests her mettle against millionaire cowboy Walker Jones.
With his looks and commanding presence, Walker Jones the Third seems like he can’t lose. However, his powers of persuasion don’t extend to Ms Dalton…and it’s throwing this millionaire off his game. Could this be mere legal maneuvering? Or is just two stubborn hearts in denial that will only lead to an epic romantic showdown!
About the Authors
Shirley Jump didn’t have the willpower to diet nor the talent to master undereye concealer, so she bowed out of a career in television and opted instead for a career where she could be paid to eat at her desk — writing.
She started out in journalism, selling her first article at the age of eleven and dreaming of being the next Jane Pauley. She hosted two of her own shows on the local cable channel and was the co-host of a late-night comedy show for two years. After writing 3000 articles and two nonfiction books, Shirley grew too dependent on her robe and fuzzy slippers, though, and decided a career as a freelance writer suited her better.Then she got married. And had two kids.
Humor became the only thing that got her through the mashed potato fling-fests and toilet paper decorating sprees. At first, seeking revenge on her children for their grocery store tantrums, she sold embarrassing essays about them to anthologies such as Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul and Chocolate for Women II. However, it wasn’t enough to feed her growing addiction to writing funny.
So, she turned to the world of romance novels where messes are (usually) cleaned up before The End and no one is calling anyone a doodoo-head. In the worlds Shirley gets to create and control, the children listen to their parents, the husbands always remembers holidays and the housework is magically done by elves.
She sold her first book to the Silhouette Romance line in 2001. That novel, The Virgin’s Proposal, won the Booksellers’ Best Award for Best Traditional Romance of 2003.
Shirley now writes stories for Silhouette and Kensington about love, family and food — the three most important things in her life (if she’s being honest, though, there are many days when the order is reversed), using that English degree everyone said would be so useless.
Though she’s thrilled to see her books in stores around the world, Shirley mostly writes because it gives her an excuse to avoid cleaning the toilets and helps feed her shoe habit.
Christine Rimmer has written over sixty contemporary romances for the Silhouette, Harlequin and HQN imprints. A reader favourite, Christine’s stories consistently appear on national bestseller lists, including the Waldenbooks and USA TODAY lists. She has won Romantic Times BOOKreview’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Special Edition title. She has been nominated three times for the RITA and four times for Romantic Times Series Storyteller of the Year.
A California native who first longed to be an actress, Christine earned her theatre degree from California State, Sacramento and then went to New York to study acting. Later, she moved to Southern California, where she began her writing career with short stories, plays, and poems. Her poems and short stories were published in a number of small literary journals. Her plays were produced at The Back Alley and Group Theatres in Southern California and have been published by Dramatists Play Service and West Coast Plays.
She now lives in Oklahoma with her family and two very contented cats named Tom and Ed.