About the author

Alison Kent

<p><!--StartFragment-->A native Texan, Alison sold one of the first of her over fifty published works live on the &quot;Isn&#39;t It Romantic?&quot; episode of CBS 48 Hours. The resulting book, CALL ME, was a Romantic Times finalist for Best First Series Book. Alison&#39;s book, A LONG, HARD RIDE, part of Harlequin&#39;s 60th Anniversary celebration, was nominated for an RT Reviewer&#39;s Choice Award for Best Harlequin Blaze of 2009. STRIPTEASE, a 2003 release from Harlequin Blaze and part of her popular gIRL-gEAR series, was also an RT Reviewer&#39;s Choice Award nominee.<br /> <br /> Her 2005 Kensington Brava release, THE BEACH ALIBI, was a nominee for the national Quill Awards, sponsored by Reed Business Information. Alison is also the author of THE COMPLETE IDIOT&#39;S GUIDE TO WRITING EROTIC ROMANCE, and her 2009 novel, NO LIMITS, was a Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Read. THE SECOND CHANCE CAFE, the first in her Hope Springs series from Amazon Montlake, was a 2014 RITA finalist in contemporary romance.<br /> <br /> If there&#39;s a better career out there than writing, she doesn&#39;t want to know about it, as she&#39;s quite happy putting pen to paper in the backyard of her Texas home. That&#39;s where she lives with her petroleum geologist husband, three rescue dogs, and a colony of not-quite-feral cats, battling the heat each year to raise a bumper crop of tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. <!--EndFragment--></p>