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Robyn Donald

New Zealand (1940 - )

Robyn was born on 1940 in Northland, New Zealand, she was the oldest in herfamily, and as a child she thrilled her four sisters and one brother withbloodcurdling adventure tales, usually very like the latest book she'dborrowed from the library.

Robyn owes her writing career to two illnesses. The first was a younger sister's flu. She was living with her husband and her and spent most of thatwinter acquiring, suffering, and recovering from various infections. One dayshe croaked that she had read everything on Robyn's bookshelves, so wouldShe please buy her something cheerful and sustaining. Robyn found threepaperbacks one Mills and Boon Modern Romance novel and a couple of otherromances. Robyn read them, too, of course, and so enjoyed them she spent thenext couple of years hunting down more Mills and Boon books. This was muchmore difficult then than it is today, so she decided to write her own, andfor the following busy 10 years She wrote and hoped that one day She'dfinish a manuscript good enough to send off.

The second illness was her husband's, and it was bad a heart attack. He wasso young it terrified them all. While he was recovering he suggested thatRobyn finish the manuscript She was writing and send it off. It wasn't aperfect manuscript, but the doctor had said to humour him, so She finishedit, edited it as best She could, and sent it off. Three months later, Shewas astounded to read a letter from the editor saying that if She made a fewrevisions they would buy her novel Bride at Whangatapu.

Published since 1977, Robyn sees her readers as intelligent women who insiston accurate backgrounds, so she spends time researching as well as writing.Robyn Donald sometimes thinks that writing is much like gardening. It's asimilar process creating landscapes for the mind and emotions from the seedsof ideas and dreams and images. Both activities can also lead to moments ofextreme delight, moments of total despair, and backache.Now Robyn is living in the Bay Islands. She continues writing, and also findstime for a very supportive husband, two adult children and their partners, agranddaughter and her mother, not to mention the member of the family thatkeeps her fit, a loud, cheerful, and ruthlessly determined "almost" Labradordog.
Bride at WhangatapuDilemma in ParadiseSummer at AwakopuWife in Exchange
Shadow of the PastBay of StarsIcebergThe Interloper
The Dark AbyssAn Old PassionMansion for My LoveThe Guarded Heart
Return to YesterdayThe Gates of RangitatauA Durable FireAn Unbreakable Bond
A Willing SurrenderCountry of the HeartA Late LovingSmoke in the Wind
The Sweetest TrapA Matter of WillNo GuaranteesThe Darker Side of Paradise
A Summer StormNo Place Too FarStorm Over ParadiseOnce Bitten, Twice Shy
Island EnchantmentElement of RiskTiger, TigerA Forbidden Desire
Forbidden PleasureThe Paternity AffairA Reluctant MistressSanchia's Secret
The Devil's BargainOne Night at ParengaVirgin Bought and Paid forThe Rich Man's Blackmailed Mistress
Brooding Billionaire, Impoverished PrincessThe Far Side of ParadiseIsland of Secrets
Captive Hearts (1998) (with Lynne Graham and Charlotte Lamb)
Sole Paternity (1999) (with Miranda Lee and Sandra Marton)
His Secret Baby (2004) (with Miranda Lee and Kate Walker)
The Tycoon's Love Child (2005) (with Jacqueline Baird and Anne Mather)
Dark Seductions (2005) (with Sara Craven and Anne Mather)
Royal Proposals (2006) (with Marion Lennox and Barbara McMahon)
Secret Babies Bundle (2006) (with Julia James and Kim Lawrence)
One-Click Buy: October Harlequin Presents (2007) (with Helen Bianchin, Maggie Cox, Sara Craven, Julia James and Sandra Marton)
One-Click Buy: December Harlequin Presents (2007) (with Julia James, Sharon Kendrick, Kim Lawrence, Anne Mather and Catherine Spencer)
Mistress by Persuasion (2008) (with Jessica Steele and Lee Wilkinson)
One-Click Buy: November Harlequin Presents (2008) (with Emma Darcy, Sharon Kendrick, Sandra Marton, Anne Mather and Kate Walker)
One Passionate Night (2008) (with Sandra Field and Miranda Lee)
One-Click Buy: May 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with India Grey, Penny Jordan, Lucy Monroe, Catherine Spencer and Susan Stephens)
Bargaining with the Billionaire (2009) (with Ally Blake and Kay Thorpe)
At the Prince's Pleasure (2009) (with Julia James and Natasha Oakley)
His Pregnant Bride (2009) (with Kim Lawrence and Barbara McMahon)
Royal and Ruthless Bundle (2009) (with Lucy Gordon, Trish Morey and Sabrina Philips)
Mistresses: Blackmailed With Diamonds / Shackled with Rubies (2010) (with Lucy Gordon, Lucy Monroe, Sarah Morgan, Kate Walker and Lee Wilkinson)
Mistresses: Blackmailed with Diamonds (2010) (with Lucy Gordon and Sarah Morgan)
One-Click Buy: February 2010 Harlequin Presents (2010) (with Caitlin Crews, Lynne Graham, Kimberly Lang, Jennie Lucas, Carol Marinelli, Nicola Marsh and Carole Mortimer)
Regal Weddings and Ruthless Tycoons Bundle (2010) (with Daphne Clair, Kathryn Ross and Annie West)
Bought for His Bed (2010) (with Kate Hardy and Melanie Milburne)
Best of Virgins Bundle (2010) (with Margaret Allison, Becky Barker, Shirley Jump, Anne Mather, Melanie Milburne, Carole Mortimer, Nalini Singh, Jane Sullivan and Cathy Williams)
Revenge, Secrets & Seduction (2011) (with Day Leclaire and Jennie Lucas)
Royal Affairs: Revenge, Secrets & Seduction (2011) (with Day Leclaire and Jennie Lucas)
Island of Secrets / The Billionaire's Passion (2013)
Ruthlessly Royal (2014)
Eligible Greeks: Sizzling Affairs (2014) (with Sabrina Philips and Kate Walker)
Captured by the Billionaire (2014) (with Barbara Dunlop and Lucy King)
By Request Collection Part 3 (2015) (with Maya Banks, Jackie Braun, Cara Colter, Barbara Hannay, Christina Hollis, Marion Lennox, Alison Roberts, Meredith Webber and Annie West)
Captive HeartsSole Paternity: Asking for Trouble / Roarke's Kingdom / Element of RiskHis Secret BabyThe Tycoon's Love Child
Dark SeductionsRoyal ProposalsSecret Babies BundleOne-Click Buy: October Harlequin Presents
One-Click Buy: December Harlequin PresentsMistress by PersuasionOne-Click Buy: November Harlequin PresentsOne Passionate Night: One Night at Parenga / His One-Night Mistress / His Bride for One Night
One-Click Buy: May 2009 Harlequin PresentsBargaining with the BillionaireAt the Prince's PleasureHis Pregnant Bride
Royal and Ruthless BundleMistresses: Blackmailed With Diamonds / Shackled with Rubies: The Monte Carlo Proposal / Blackmailed by Diamonds, Bound ... / Substitute Fiancee / Her Secret BridegroomMistresses: Blackmailed with DiamondsOne-Click Buy: February 2010 Harlequin Presents
Regal Weddings and Ruthless Tycoons BundleBought for His BedBest of Virgins Bundle: The Virgin's Price / The Virgin's Proposal / His Virgin Secretary / One Hot Texan / The Innocent ... Beauty / The Millionaire's Virgin MistressRevenge, Secrets & Seduction: Italian Prince, Wedlocked Wife / By Royal Demand / The Royal Wedding Night
Royal Affairs: Revenge, Secrets & SeductionIsland of Secrets / The Billionaire's PassionRuthlessly RoyalEligible Greeks: Sizzling Affairs
Captured by the BillionaireBy Request Collection Part 3
Bride for a BillionaireRoyal Affairs Collection
Series contributed to
The Golden MaskThe Stone PrincessSuch Dark Magic
The Colour of Midnight
Dark Fire
Prince of Lies
The Nanny Affair
A Ruthless PassionForgotten Sins
Wolfe's Temptress
The Prince's PleasureThe Royal Baby Bargain
Pacific PassionsThe Temptress of Tarika Bay
The Millionaire's Virgin Mistress
His Virgin Mistress
The Billionaire's Passion (2004)
     aka Ruthless Billionaire, Inexperienced Mistress
The Billionaire's Passion
The Blackmail Bargain
The Prince's Forbidden VirginThe Royal House of Niroli Collection: The Future King's Pregnant Mistress / Surgeon Prince, Ordinary Wife / Bought by ... Command / The Sheikh's Forbidden VirginInnocent Mistresses
Innocent Mistress, Royal WifeRoyal and Ruthless: Innocent Mistress, Royal Wife / Prince of Scandal / Weight of the Crown
The Virgin and His MajestyThe Disgraced Princess
Rich, Ruthless and Secretly Royal
Powerful Greek, Housekeeper Wife
One Night in the Orient
The Impoverished Princess
Stepping Out of the Shadows
Non fiction
Writing Romantic Fiction

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