Born in California and raised in the Midwest, Carrie Lofty found the love of her life in England. Her debut, WHAT A SCOUNDREL WANTS (Zebra: 2008), is the hot, adventurous tale of Will Scarlet and his dangerous lady love. The sequel, SCOUNDREL'S KISS (Zebra: 2009), pits a Spanish warrior monk against the opium addict he's sworn to cure. Carrie earned her MA in history from Ohio State University. Now she lives with her husband and two young daughters just north of Chicago, where she writes fulltime and manages the multi-talented authors of Unusual Historicals, a blog she founded in 2006 to celebrate romances set in unusual times and places.