Alison Kent was a born reader, but it wasn''t until she reached 30
that she knew she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Five
years later, she made her first sale. Two years after that, she
accepted an offer issued by the senior editor of Harlequin
Temptation live on the ''Isn''t It Romantic?'' episode of CBS''s
. The resulting book, Call Me
, was a
finalist for Best First Series Book.
With her first three Temptations on the shelf, she took a break
from writing romance novels and spent a few months living one,
finding her own hero and practicing every technique she''d learned
from a lifetime of reading the best ''how-to'' manuals around! She
currently lives in Houston, Texas with her petroleum geologist
husband and two rescue dogs, one a Hurricane Katrina survivor.
Alison''s 2009 Harlequin Blaze, A Long, Hard Ride, part
of Harlequin''s 60th Anniversary celebration, was nominated for a
2009 Reviewer''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''s Choice
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''s
Guide to Writing Erotic Romance and a partner in the
Access Romance author community and in DreamForge Media as a