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Maureen Child


USA (1951 - )

aka Ann Carberry, Regan Hastings, Kathleen Kane

I've been writing romances for twelve years now and sold my first book inSeptember of 1990. It was a wonderful story with a terrible title-RUN WILDMY HEART-(not my idea), and was published by Berkley.Since then, I've sold more than fifty books in several different genresunder just as many names. (That's a long story.) But in recent years I havebeen known as, Ann Carberry, Sarah Hart, Kathleen Kane and Maureen Child.Ann and Sarah have retired now, but Kathleen and I are still in the game!

As Kathleen Kane, I write historical/paranormal romances for St. Martin'sPress. Mostly set in the American west, these stories are usually funny,hopefully touching and always have a happy ending! (Otherwise, what would bethe point?) In Kathleen's books, I get to play with the other side of life.The side that's never predictable. There have been soul collectors andghosts and witches and angels and magical tinkers and reincarnation and, ohall sorts of fun things.

And exciting things, too! Last October, CBS made a movie based on my book, APOCKETFUL OF PARADISE. They retitled the movie, The Soul Collector, and itstarred Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood and Ossie Davis. If you're feelingbrave, go to the link on this page to see pictures of my husband and I onthe set. We had a blast!

As Maureen Child, I write contemporary romances for Silhouette Desire. Youwon't find ghosts or any other unexplainable happenings in these stories.But you will find humor, and love and maybe a tug or two on yourheartstrings. Right now, I'm writing an ongoing series called The BachelorBattalion about U.S. Marines and the people they love. There is justsomething about a man in uniform...but I digress. And I promise, the end ofmy books will always leave you smiling.

As for my life beyond writing...In the real world, I live in California withmy patient, understanding, and long suffering husband and my two kids-whoare not technically kids anymore, but that's another story, too. Oh yes, andI can't forget Abbey, the Golden Retriever who actually runs this place. Ifshe had opposable thumbs, she could probably rule the world.
 
Series
The Littlest MarineThe Non-commissioned BabyMom in WaitingThe Oldest Living Married Virgin
Colonel DaddyMarine Under the MistletoeThe Last Santini VirginThe Next Santini Bride
Marooned with a MarineThe Daddy SalutePrince Charming in Dress BluesHis Baby!
Last Virgin in CaliforniaThe Marine and the DebutanteLast Virgin in California / Marine Under the MistletoeThe Littlest Marine / The Oldest Living Married Virgin
 
And Then Came YouA Crazy Kind of LoveTurn My World Upside Down: Jo's Story
 
The Tempting Mrs. ReillyWhatever Reilly Wants...The Last Reilly Standing
 
Lonergan's Summer Of Secrets
1. Expecting Lonergan's Baby (2006)
2. Strictly Lonergan's Business (2006) (in Strictly Lonergan's Business / Durango Affair)
3. Satisfying Lonergan's Honor (2006)
Expecting Lonergan's BabySatisfying Lonergan's Honor
 
Guardians
1. Eternally (2006)
2. Nevermore (2007)
EternallyNevermore
 
Scorned By The BossSeduced By The Rich ManCaptured By the Billionaire
 
More Than FiendsA Fiend in Need
 
Bargaining For King's BabyMarrying For King's MillionsFalling For King's FortuneConquering King's Heart
Claiming King's BabyWedding at King's ConvenienceCinderella & the CEOKing's Million-Dollar Secret
Ready for King's SeductionThe Temporary Mrs. KingTo Kiss a KingThe King Next Door
Her Return to King's BedKings of California books 1-3Kings of California books 4-6Californian Kings
 
Queen of the Otherworld
1. Bedeviled (2009)
2. Beguiled (2009)
BedeviledBeguiled
 
Novels
Run Wild My HeartThe Bandit's LadyHave Bride, Need GroomThe Surprise Christmas Bride
Maternity BrideShotgun GroomsIn Too DeepKiss Me, Cowboy!
Loving YouSleeping with the BossSome Kind of WonderfulVanished
Strictly Lonergan's BusinessDesiring the Reilly BrothersAt Her ServiceUp Close and Personal
An Outrageous ProposalWhen the Halo FallsRumour Has itThe Fiancee Caper
The Fiance Caper
 
Omnibus
Loving Hearts (1993) (with Jill Marie Landis, Colleen Quinn and Jodi Thomas)
Special Delivery (2002) (with B J James)
Secret Child (2002) (with Alexandra Sellers)
Up Close and Passionate (2002) (with Alexandra Sellers)
The Romance Collection (2002) (with Marie Ferrarella and Sharon Sala)
Searching for Her Prince / The Royal Treatment (2003) (with Karen Rose Smith)
Love Is Murder (2003) (with Rebecca Brandewyne and Linda Winstead Jones)
The Marine and the Debutante / Wild About a Texan (2003) (with Jan Hudson)
The Sheikh Takes a Bride / The Seal's Surrender (2003) (with Caroline Cross)
Finding You / Knowing You (2003)
His Christmas Bride (2003) (with Dallas Schulze)
Kiss Me, Cowboy! / The Tycoon's Lady (2004) (with Katherine Garbera)
Man Beneath the Uniform / Playing by the Baby Rules (2004) (with Michelle Celmer)
Where There's Smoke... / Beauty and The Blue Angel (2004) (with Barbara McCauley)
His Virgin Seductress (2004) (with Linda Turner)
Dynasties: Summer in Savannah (2004) (with Barbara McCauley and Sheri Whitefeather)
Sheik and the Princess in Waiting / Forever...Again (2004) (with Susan Mallery)
Sleeping with the Boss / The Cowboy's Baby Surprise (2004) (with Linda Conrad)
Summer Surrender (2004) (with Peggy Webb)
The Cinderella Scandal / Man Beneath the Uniform (2004) (with Barbara McCauley)
Lost in Sensation / Very Private Duty (2005) (with Rochelle Alers)
Tempting Mrs. Reilly / Bedroom Secrets (2005) (with Michelle Celmer)
Whatever Reilly Wants... / Sultan's Bed (2005) (with Laura Wright)
Last Reilly Standing / Craving Beauty (2005) (with Nalini Singh)
Lost in Sensation / For Services Rendered (2005) (with Anne Marie Winston)
Seducing Reilly / Tempting Mrs Reilly / Whatever Reilly Wants... (2006)
Society-Page Seduction / Just A Taste (2006) (with Bronwyn Jameson)
Her Fifth Husband? / Last Reilly Standing (2006) (with Dixie Browning)
His Virgin Temptress (2006) (with Eileen Wilks)
Strictly Lonergan's Business / Durango Affair (2006) (with Brenda Jackson)
For the Twins (2006) (with Joan Elliott Pickart)
Christmas Together (2006) (with Allison Leigh)
Expecting Lonergan's Baby / Sins of His Past (2007) (with Roxanne St Claire)
The Connellys (2007) (with Metsy Hingle and Kate Little)
Strictly Lonergan's Business / Pregnant with the First Heir (2007) (with Sara Orwig)
Satisfying Lonergan's Honour / Revenge of the Second Son (2007) (with Sara Orwig)
Once-A-Mistress Wife / Part-Time Wife (2007) (with Katherine Garbera)
One-Click Buy: September Silhouette Desire (2007) (with Anna DePalo, Cathleen Galitz, Day Leclaire, Tessa Radley and Paula Roe)
One-Click Buy: October Silhouette Desire (2007) (with Joan Hohl, Brenda Jackson, Jennifer Lewis, Tessa Radley and Laura Wright)
Holiday With A Vampire (2007) (with Caridad Piñeiro)
Crown & Glory (2007) (with Karen Rose Smith and Patricia Thayer)
Duty & Desire (2008) (with Catherine Mann)
Prince's Mistress / Thirty Day Affair (2008) (with Day Leclaire)
One-Click Buy: March Silhouette Desire (2008) (with Anna DePalo, Katherine Garbera, Robyn Grady, Diana Palmer and Maxine Sullivan)
One-Click Buy: April Silhouette Desire (2008) (with Leanne Banks, Jan Colley, Bronwyn Jameson, Emily McKay and Sara Orwig)
One-Click Buy: May 2008 Silhouette Desire (2008) (with Olivia Gates, Day Leclaire, Ann Major, Paula Roe and Emilie Rose)
One-Click Buy: July Silhouette Desire (2008) (with Jan Colley, Olivia Gates, Day Leclaire, Emilie Rose and Maxine Sullivan)
High-society Secret Pregnancy / Illegitimate Prince's Baby (2008) (with Michelle Celmer)
Scorned by the Boss / Texan's Secret Past (2008) (with Peggy Moreland)
Iron Cowboy / Seduced by the Rich Man (2008) (with Diana Palmer)
Captured by the Billionaire / Sold into Marriage (2008) (with Ann Major)
Cattleman's Woman (2008) (with Anne McAllister and Diana Palmer)
Falling for King's Fortune / Seduction, Westmoreland Style (2009) (with Brenda Jackson)
One-Click Buy: January 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Leanne Banks, Maya Banks, Annette Broadrick, Michelle Celmer and Merline Lovelace)
Bargaining for King's Baby / Wealthy Frenchman's Proposition (2009) (with Katherine Garbera)
Marrying for King's Millions / Spanish Aristocrat's Woman (2009) (with Katherine Garbera)
Baby Bonanza / For Blackmail...or Pleasure? (2009) (with Robyn Grady)
One-Click Buy: June 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Olivia Gates, Robyn Grady, Ann Major, Sara Orwig and Maxine Sullivan)
Wanted by the Boss (2009) (with Kathie DeNosky and Meagan McKinney)
One-Click Buy: September 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Kathie DeNosky, Robyn Grady, Emily McKay, Emilie Rose and Charlene Sands)
One-Click Buy: October 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Michelle Celmer, Kathie DeNosky, Catherine Mann and Emilie Rose)
Love- from His Point of View! (2009) (with Eileen Wilks and Anne Marie Winston)
One-Click Buy: November 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Michelle Celmer, Joan Hohl and Brenda Jackson)
An Officer and a Millionaire / Mr Strictly Business (2009) (with Day Leclaire)
Best Is Yet to Come / Maternity Bride (2010) (with Diana Palmer)
Propositioned Into a Foreign Affair / Seduced Into a Paper Marriage (2010) (with Catherine Mann)
One-Click Buy: July 2010 Silhouette Desire (2010) (with Katherine Garbera, Robyn Grady, Jennifer Lewis, Catherine Mann and Charlene Sands)
Conquering King's Heart / Montana Mistress (2010) (with Sara Orwig)
Claiming King's Baby / Wyoming Wedding (2010) (with Sara Orwig)
Wedding at King's Convenience / Bedding the Secret Heiress (2010) (with Emilie Rose)
Under the Millionaire's Mistletoe (2010) (with Sandra Hyatt)
Last Lone Wolf / Seduction and the Ceo (2011) (with Barbara Dunlop)
The Elliotts: Bedrooms Not Boardrooms! (2011) (with Kathie DeNosky and Emilie Rose)
Honour-Bound Groom / Cinderella & the CEO (2011) (with Yvonne Lindsay)
Vacation With a Vampire...and Other Immortals (2011) (with Maggie Shayne)
Claiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright / Falling for His Proper Mistress (2011) (with Tessa Radley)
Lonergan's Secrets (2011)
Society Wives: Love or Money (2011) (with Katherine Garbera and Bronwyn Jameson)
Have Baby, Need Billionaire / The Boss's Baby Affair (2012) (with Tessa Radley)
Millionaire: Needed for One Month (2012) (with Susan Crosby and Christie Ridgway)
Kiss Me, I'm Irish (2012) (with Jill Shalvis and Roxanne St Claire)
King's Million-Dollar Secret / Billionaire's Jet-Set Babies (2012) (with Catherine Mann)
Reasons for Revenge (2012)
The Temporary Mrs King / The Paternity Proposition (2012) (with Merline Lovelace)
How to Lasso a Cowboy (2012)
To Kiss a King / The Paternity Promise (2012) (with Merline Lovelace)
Christmas Unwrapped (2012) (with Sandra Hyatt, Jennifer LaBrecque, Rhonda Nelson and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
The Sheikh's Claim / An Outrageous Proposal (2012) (with Olivia Gates)
Sheikh's Redemption / Up Close and Personal (2012) (with Olivia Gates)
The King Next Door / Bedroom Diplomacy (2013) (with Michelle Celmer)
Cowboy Heaven Boxed Set (2013)
Rumour Has it / A Very Exclusive Engagement (2013) (with Andrea Laurence)
Harlequin Desire July 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2013) (with Kathie DeNosky and Kristi Gold)
The Lone Star Cinderella / A Cowboy's Tempation (2013) (with Barbara Dunlop)
Harlequin Desire October 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2013) (with Rachel Bailey and Janice Maynard)
Her Return to King's Bed / A Billionaire for Christmas (2013) (with Janice Maynard)
Sizzling Christmas Collection (2013) (with Karen Foley, Sandra Hyatt, Leslie Kelly, Julie Kenner, Jennifer LaBrecque, Rhonda Nelson, Joanne Rock, Jill Shalvis, Cara Summers, Vicki Lewis Thompson and Tawny Weber)
Harlequin Desire December 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2013) (with Kate Carlisle and Janice Maynard)
The Highest Bidder (2014) (with Barbara Dunlop, Yvonne Lindsay, Paula Roe, Charlene Sands and Cat Schield)
More Than Words / Acts of Kindness / Whispers of the Heart / It's Not about the Dress / The Princess Shoes (2014) (with Stephanie Bond and Brenda Jackson)
The Taste of Romance Collection (2014) (with Natalie Charles, Cynthia Cooke, Mira Lyn Kelly, Soraya Lane, Marion Lennox, Jennie Lucas, Christine Merrill, Cassie Miles and Kira Sinclair)
The Black Sheep's Inheritance / A Not-So-innocent Seduction (2014) (with Janice Maynard)
Harlequin Desire March 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Brenda Jackson and Paula Roe)
Kings of California (2014)
Dangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed Set (2014) (with Nina Bruhns, Virna DePaul, Karen Fenech, Joyce Lamb, Gennita Low, Kristin Miller, Maureen A Miller, Charity Pineiro, Paige Tyler, Tina Wainscott and Tawny Weber)
Tempting the Millionaire (2014) (with Jackie Braun and Cassie Miles)
By Request Collection 1 (2014) (with Lindsay Armstrong, Jackie Braun, Michelle Celmer, Cara Colter, Brenda Harlen, Fiona Lowe, Cassie Miles, Anne Oliver and Susan Stephens)
Harlequin Desire August 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Rachel Bailey and Kat Cantrell)
The Best of Desire (2014) (with Kate Carlisle, Michelle Celmer, Kathie DeNosky, Katherine Garbera, Olivia Gates, Ann Major and Catherine Mann)
Best of Man of the Month (2014) (with Day Leclaire, Yvonne Lindsay and Susan Mallery)
Harlequin Desire November 2014 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2014) (with Olivia Gates and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom)
The Jarrods: Temptation (2015) (with Kathie DeNosky and Tessa Radley)
Loving HeartsSpecial DeliverySecret ChildUp Close and Passionate
The Romance CollectionSearching for Her Prince / The Royal TreatmentLove Is MurderThe Marine and the Debutante / Wild About a Texan
The Sheikh Takes a Bride / The Seal's SurrenderFinding You / Knowing YouHis Christmas BrideKiss Me, Cowboy! / The Tycoon's Lady
Where There's Smoke... / Beauty and The Blue AngelHis Virgin SeductressDynasties: Summer in SavannahSleeping with the Boss / The Cowboy's Baby Surprise
Summer SurrenderThe Cinderella Scandal / Man Beneath the UniformLost in Sensation / For Services RenderedSeducing Reilly / Tempting Mrs Reilly / Whatever Reilly Wants...
Society-Page Seduction / Just A TasteHer Fifth Husband? / Last Reilly StandingHis Virgin TemptressFor the Twins
Christmas TogetherExpecting Lonergan's Baby / Sins of His PastThe Connellys: Chance, Doug And JustinStrictly Lonergan's Business / Pregnant with the First Heir
Satisfying Lonergan's Honour / Revenge of the Second SonOnce-A-Mistress Wife / Part-Time WifeOne-Click Buy: September Silhouette DesireOne-Click Buy: October Silhouette Desire
Holiday With A Vampire: Christmas Cravings / Fate CallsCrown & GloryDuty & DesirePrince's Mistress / Thirty Day Affair
One-Click Buy: March Silhouette DesireOne-Click Buy: April Silhouette DesireOne-Click Buy: May 2008 Silhouette DesireOne-Click Buy: July Silhouette Desire
Scorned by the Boss / Texan's Secret PastIron Cowboy / Seduced by the Rich ManCaptured by the Billionaire / Sold into MarriageCattleman's Woman: Cattleman's Pride / Kiss Me, Cowboy! / A Cowboy's Pursuit
Falling for King's Fortune / Seduction, Westmoreland StyleBargaining for King's Baby / Wealthy Frenchman's PropositionMarrying for King's Millions / Spanish Aristocrat's WomanBaby Bonanza / For Blackmail...or Pleasure?
One-Click Buy: June 2009 Silhouette DesireWanted by the BossOne-Click Buy: September 2009 Silhouette DesireOne-Click Buy: October 2009 Silhouette Desire
Love- from His Point of View!One-Click Buy:  November 2009 Silhouette DesireAn Officer and a Millionaire / Mr Strictly BusinessBest Is Yet to Come / Maternity Bride
Propositioned Into a Foreign Affair / Seduced Into a Paper MarriageOne-Click Buy: July 2010 Silhouette DesireConquering King's Heart / Montana MistressClaiming King's Baby / Wyoming Wedding
Wedding at King's Convenience / Bedding the Secret HeiressUnder the Millionaire's Mistletoe: Wrong Brother / Mistletoe MagicLast Lone Wolf / Seduction and the CeoThe Elliotts: Bedrooms Not Boardrooms!: Forbidden Merger / The Expectant Executive / Beyond the Boardroom
Honour-Bound Groom / Cinderella & the CEOVacation With a Vampire...and Other Immortals: Vampires in Paradise / ImmortalClaiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright / Falling for His Proper MistressLonergan's Secrets
Society Wives: Love or MoneyHave Baby, Need Billionaire / The Boss's Baby AffairMillionaire: Needed for One MonthKiss Me, I'm Irish: The Sins of His Past / Tangling with Ty / Whatever Reillly Wants...
King's Million-Dollar Secret / Billionaire's Jet-Set BabiesReasons for RevengeThe Temporary Mrs King / The Paternity PropositionTo Kiss a King / The Paternity Promise
Christmas UnwrappedThe Sheikh's Claim / An Outrageous ProposalSheikh's Redemption / Up Close and PersonalThe King Next Door / Bedroom Diplomacy
Cowboy Heaven Boxed SetRumour Has it / A Very Exclusive EngagementHarlequin Desire July 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2: Rumor Has It / A Baby Between Friends / One Night with the SheikhThe Lone Star Cinderella / A Cowboy's Tempation
Harlequin Desire October 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2: The Lone Star Cinderella / A Wolff at Heart / Countering His ClaimHer Return to King's Bed / A Billionaire for ChristmasSizzling Christmas CollectionHarlequin Desire December 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2: Her Return to King's Bed / A Billionaire for Christmas / Second-Chance Seduction
The Highest BidderMore Than Words / Acts of Kindness / Whispers of the Heart / It's Not about the Dress / The Princess ShoesThe Taste of Romance CollectionThe Black Sheep's Inheritance / A Not-So-innocent Seduction
Harlequin Desire March 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2: The Real Thing / Double the Trouble / Suddenly ExpectingKings of CaliforniaDangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed SetTempting the Millionaire
By Request Collection 1Harlequin Desire August 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2: The Fiance Caper / The Nanny Proposition / Matched to a PrinceThe Best of Desire: The Maverick Prince / The Last Lone Wolf / Billionaire, M.D. / The Millionaire Meets His Match / ... / Bossman Billionaire / Master of FortuneBest of Man of the Month: Dante's Ultimate Gamble / Honor-Bound Groom / High-Powered, Hot-Blooded / An Officer and a Millionaire
 
Collections
For the BabyExpectant Executive / Beyond the BoardroomHigh-Society Secret Pregnancy / Front Page EngagementMore Than Words, Volume 6
Summer Nights With a Vampire
 
Novellas
A Cowboy for Holly
 
Series contributed to
Did You Say Twins?!
 
The Seal's Surrender
 
The Royal Treatment
 
Beauty and the Blue AngelThe Barones: Rita, Emily & Alex
 
Man Beneath the UniformReid, Kimberly & Jake: Cinderella Scandal / Man Beneath the Uniform / Sin City Wedding
 
Lost in Sensation
 
Forever...Again
 
Society-Page SeductionThe Ashtons: Cole, Abigail & MeganCole, Abigail & Megan
 
Fortune's Legacy
 
Bourbon Street Blues
 
Beyond The Boardroom
 
The Part-Time Wife
 
Thirty Day Affair
 
High-Society Secret PregnancyPark Avenue Scandals
 
Baby BonanzaHave Baby, Need BillionaireBillionaires & BabiesDouble the Trouble
The Cowboy's Pride and Joy
 
An Officer And A MillionaireThe Last Lone WolfBest of Man of the Month - Set 1 of 3: The Maverick Prince / The Last Lone Wolf / Billionaire, M.D. / The Millionaire Meets His Match
 
Seduced into a Paper MarriageMax, Bella and Devlin
 
Claiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright
 
One Night, Two Heirs
 
One Night, Two Heirs
 
Gilded Secrets
 
Rumor Has ItThe Lone Star Cinderella
 
Beauty and the Best ManThe Black Sheep's Inheritance
 
Short stories
Strictly Lonergan's Business (2006)


Maureen Child recommends
Romeo, Romeo
Romeo, Romeo (2008)
(Domestic Gods, book 1)
Robin Kaye
"A sparkling new voice! If you love witty dialogue, great characters and a lot of fun in your books, this is the writer for you!"
Murder Under Cover
Murder Under Cover (2011)
(Bibliophile Mystery, book 4)
Kate Carlisle
"Brooklyn is my kind of detective! She loves books, wine, chocolate - and solving mysteries!"



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