Bio: Elise Dee Beraru can't recall a time since she learned to read that she hasn't been a writer. She chooses to write romance because she believes love stories featuring smart, strong women who find true love with the men of their dreams without sacrificing their core selves are the ultimate empowerment. Her books have won the EPPIE and the Windy City Choice Award and have finalled for the Holt Medallion, Notable New Author and Orange Rose Awards. A long time attorney in California, Elise recently relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia, where she is exploring a variety of opportunities. She is an award-winning quiltmaker and public speaker. She is a member of EPIC, Toastmasters International, the Society for Creative Anachronisms, Seven Hills Quilt Guild, Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society and the Advisory Committee of Opera on the James. Although she has left California for eastern climes, she still has three cats and more fabric than any one woman has any business owning.
Adele Stoddard thought she would spend her life as a lonely spinster with her younger sister on an isolated prairie farm. Then she nearly stumbled over a naked man lying wounded and unconscious in the snow; a man who awoke not knowing who he was, where he came from or why he was there. The Stranger, armed with a temporary identity, had a lot to learn about hard work and true love. Could there be a future for a woman with few prospects and a man with no memory? And when an accident restores his p... more info>>
The Sidekick and the Schoolmarm: Two people destined to go unnoticed through life, overshadowed by their more attractive best friends. When Sam Blake and Prudence Hofheinz meet that Spring in Rincon, Texas, it seems an extraordinary love is possible. Individually and together they must face an illegal conspiracy, a partner's betrayal and Sam's serious injury that threaten to tear them apart unless Prudence can convince Sam she will stay with him through thick and thin.