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 48 Hours
. The resulting book, Call Me
, was a Romantic Times
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 Award nominee.
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 website designer.