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Janelle Denison
Pseudonym/s: Danielle Kelly
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I’ve been writing romances for over ten years, and even from that first book I attempted to write (which is now stuffed in a box in the garage rafters) I knew I wanted to write category romance, because those were the kind of books I loved to read. It took me five years to make that first sale, which was to Harlequin for their "Stolen Moments" line. THE FAMILY MAN, written under the pseudonym Danielle Kelly, was one of the twelve novellas Harlequin published in 1993 for this promotional line.

It took me another two and a half years to sell my second book, which, unfortunately, wasn’t slotted as a category romance, though I have the rejection letters to prove that I tried to sell it to Harlequin first! HEAVEN’S GIFT (written under my own name) was published in October 1995 by Leisure Love Spell for their "An Angel’s Touch" series. The book went on to become a 1995 HOLT finalist.

Another two years passed (sigh) of collecting rejections before I found two wonderfully supportive editors, and everything finally fell into place in 1997 when I sold two books to Harlequin Temptation for their Blaze series, and another two books to Harlequin Romance (Mills & Boon). Writing for both Temptation and Harlequin Romance supplied me with a wonderful creative outlet for both my modern, ultra-sexy stories, and my warmer, traditional romances. But as the years passed, I realized how much I enjoyed writing the sexier stories and streamlined my career accordingly. I no longer write the sweet traditional romances, but have instead focused my writing efforts on Temptation, Blaze, and now Kensington Brava, for which I write erotic romance -- anthologies and single titles.

As for me, I live in Southern California with my engineer husband, whose incredible support and encouragement has enabled me to follow my dream of writing. He’s the best, and never complains when dinner isn’t on time (or doesn’t happen, which is much too often!) because I’ve spent the day holed up in my office, lost in that faraway world I’ve created for my characters. The laundry tends to pile up, too, so I’ve made sure to buy him two weeks of socks and underwear to tide him over! As for the house - - well, the ten and twelve-year old gremlins I have running loose are like those cyclones that wipe out everything in their path. The two fiesty indoor cats and active dog we have tends to add to the destruction. I’ve learned to live with the chaos. So have they. And luckily, so has my husband. And those two energetic daughters of mine, Danielle and Kellie, certainly keep life interesting and give me plenty of ideas for the young, mischievous characters I include in some of the books I write.

A few years ago, I left my day job as a construction secretary to write full-time. Now, I find myself elbow deep in deadlines, proposals (growling at the husband to fix a glitch in the computer so I can get back to work!) contracts, line-edits, (stressing out over a scene that won’t work or characters that just won’t talk or cooperate with my plans for them!) galleys, art-fact sheets, and other publishing paperwork. Admittedly, I wouldn’t trade all the craziness in for pantyhose, rush hour traffic, and a nine-to-five job again. Writing is hard work, but I find the rewards are well worth the effort. Fan letters are one of those priceless rewards, and can keep me on a high for days! I’ve met the most wonderful people through my books, some of which I’d now consider friends.

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Book Series
Newman Sisters series
Seduction series
Stevens series
The Reliance Group
Wilde series
Book List
No Strings... (06/13)

Through the Night (03/12)

Night After Night (10/11)

Into the Night (03/11)

Not Another Blind Date... (02/11)

Surf's Up (Anthology) (05/09)

Wild for Him (06/08)

Secret Santa (UK- Anthology) (12/07)

Born To Be Wilde (09/07)

Bad Boys with Red Roses (Anthology) (05/07)

Secret Santa (Anthology) (12/06)

Little Bit Naughty, A (Anthology) (04/06)

Sinfully Sweet (Anthology) (02/06)

Men At Work (Anthology) (11/05)

Too Wilde To Tame (09/05)

Wilde Side, The (reissue) (07/05)

Perfect for the Beach (Anthology) (06/05)

Bad Boys to Go (Anthology) (06/05)

That's Amore! (Anthology) (05/05)

Forbidden (reissue) (11/04)

Christmas Party (Anthology) (11/04)

Stroke of Midnight (Anthology) (10/04)

Pure Indulgence (UK) (08/04)

Wilde Thing (reissue) (07/04)

Wilde Side, The (03/04)

Pure Indulgence (10/03)

Jingle Bell Rock (Anthology) (10/03)

Ultimate Seduction, The (UK) (10/03)

Invitations To Seduction (UK-Anthology) (09/03)

Invitations To Seduction (Anthology) (07/03)

Wilde Thing (07/03)

Shameless Seduction, A (UK) (04/03)

Wicked Seduction, A (UK) (12/02)

I Brake for Bad Boys (Anthology) (11/02)

Ultimate Seduction, The (11/02)

I Love Bad Boys (Anthology) (08/02)

Shameless Seduction, A (07/02)

Wicked Seduction, A (04/02)

Wild Fantasy (UK) (04/02)

Heat Waves (UK) (01/02)

Seductive Fantasy (UK) (01/02)

Seduced (UK) (12/01)

Wedding Deal, The (11/01)

Heat Waves (10/01)

Nick of Time (08/01)

Wild Fantasy (08/01)

Tempted (UK) (07/01)

Seductive Fantasy (05/01)

Wedding Secret, The (05/01)

Wedding Secret, The (UK) (05/01)

Seduced (12/00)

Private Fantasies (reissue) (11/00)

Wedding Deal, The (UK) (11/00)

Tempted (09/00)

Baby Surprise, The (07/00)

Baby Surprise, The (UK) (04/00)

Forbidden (UK) (03/00)

Substitute Father (03/00)

Christmas Fantasy (12/99)

Substitute Father (UK) (11/99)

Bride Included (08/99)

Forbidden (05/99)

Bride Included (UK) (05/99)

Dad for Daniel, A (03/99)

Private Fantasies (UK) (02/99)

Ready-Made Bride (12/98)

Dad for Daniel, A (UK) (11/98)

Private Fantasies (05/98)

Private Pleasures (04/98)

Heaven's Gift (10/95)


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