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Ann Major


(Margaret Major Cleaves)
USA (1946 - )

aka Margaret Major Cleaves

Margaret Major was born on February 13, 1946 in Texas, U.S.A.. She grew upin south Texas fascinated by the vast ranches, the oil industry, and thevital clash and blend of the Hispanic and Anglo cultures. Her post-secondaryeducation is as varied and far-reaching as the woman herself. She attendedDel Mar College, the University of the Americas in Mexico City, and theUniversity of Texas in Austin from which she received a B.A. in English andSpanish. She taught school for two years before going on to receive her M.A.in English and Spanish from Texas A & I University. Fluent in threelanguages English, Spanish, and French, Margaret also is an accomplishedpianist. She has played for well over 30 years and has studied music at university level.

A model of perseverance, Margaret began writing when her first child wasborn and sold her first novel six years later. "I taught myself how to writewithout the aid of other writers, writing books or writing courses. It was avery lonely and solitary pursuit." Yet Margaret never once considered givingup and, as a testament to her dedication, she has written over 45 books todate for Silhouette Desire, Special Edition and Mills & Boon SensualRomance. Her first novel for MIRA Books Wild Enough for Willa, was releasedin December 2000.

Nora Roberts has described her work thusly: "Engaging characters, storiesthat thrill and delight, shivering suspense, and captivating romance." andSandra Brown says, "Her name on the cover instantly identifies the book as agood read." It will come as no surprise to readers of women's fiction thatthey are both speaking about Ann Major. However, it may surprise her peersto know that writing does not always come easily to Margaret. "I love beinga romance writer even though writing is very hard work for me as I am notthe kind of writer who lives to write. I love my life my kids, my parents,my cats, my hobbies just the little rituals of everyday life. These preciousexperiences give me the energy and the material so that I can write." Theseshould come not only as words of encouragement to those of us who share thisstruggle but also as an indicator as to the heights can be scaled when anindividual is as focused and driven as Margaret.

A founding member of the Romance Writers of America, Margaret is also theco-author of the article "The Contemporary Light Romance" which has beencollected in the book Writing and Selling the Romance Novel.

Margaret Major Cleaves calls Corpus Christi, Texas, home when she is nottravelling. She have a screened porch in her home that is full of hangingbaskets. So, she love to eat out on this porch with her husband on coolevenings.
 
Novels
Wild Enough for WillaMeant to BeA Touch of FireBrand of Diamonds
Love Me AgainThe Fairy Tale GirlDazzleGolden Man
In Every Stranger's FaceInseparableCowboy FantasyMarry a Man Who Will Dance
The Hot Ladies Murder ClubThe Bride TamerThe Secret Lives Of Doctors' WivesThe Amalfi Bride
Sold Into MarriageMistress For A MonthTo Tame Her Tycoon LoverMarriage at the Cowboy's Command
Terms of EngagementLessons in SeductionHer Pregnancy Secret
 
Omnibus
Wild Lady / Circumstantial Evidence / Island on the Hill (1990) (with Annette Broadrick and Dixie Browning)
Silhouette Summer Sizzlers, 1992 (1992) (with Linda Lael Miller and Paula Detmer Riggs)
Silhouette Summer Sizzlers (1993) (with Mary Lynn Baxter and Laura Parker)
Bad Boys (1993) (with Dixie Browning and Ginna Gray)
Birds, Bees and Babies (1994) (with Nora Roberts and Dallas Schulze)
A Special Love (1995) (with Nora Roberts and Dallas Schulze)
A Baby? Maybe (1996) (with Marie Ferrarella and Diana Palmer)
Lessons in Love (1997) (with Terry Essig and Marie Ferrarella)
Montana Brides (1998) (with Susan Mallery and Diana Palmer)
The Father Factor (1998) (with Debbie Macomber and Diana Palmer)
Getting Hitched Volume 8 (1999) (with Mary Lynn Baxter and Kristine Rolofson)
The Man She Married (1999) (with Annette Broadrick and Emma Darcy)
Dangerous Liaisons (1999) (with Lindsay McKenna and Rebecca York)
Dazzled! (1999)
Forget Me Not (2001) (with Marilyn Pappano)
Matters of the Heart (2001) (with Annette Broadrick and Pamela Morsi)
Summer Heat (2001) (with Linda Howard and Lindsay McKenna)
Made for Love (2002) (with Dixie Browning)
Christmas Cowboys (2002) (with Stella Bagwell)
Winter Nights (2002) (with Rebecca Brandewyne, Ginna Gray and Joan Hohl)
The Ultimate Treasure (2003) (with Heather Graham and Merline Lovelace)
What the Heart Can't Hide (2003) (with Linda Howard and Susan Mallery)
Cowboy and a Gentleman / Beckett's Children (2003) (with Dixie Browning)
Small Wonders (2004) (with Candace Camp, Raye Morgan and Dallas Schulze)
Bride Tamer / Pretending with the Playboy (2004) (with Cathleen Galitz)
Shameless / Desperado Dad (2004) (with Linda Conrad)
Bride Tamer / Standing Outside the Fire (2005) (with Sara Orwig)
Secret Admirer (2005) (with Christine Rimmer and Karen Rose Smith)
One-Click Buy: November Silhouette Desire (2007) (with Heidi Betts, Barbara Dunlop, Tessa Radley, Emilie Rose and Laura Wright)
Blackmailed in Bed / Amalfi Bride (2008) (with Heidi Betts)
One-Click Buy: May 2008 Silhouette Desire (2008) (with Maureen Child, Olivia Gates, Day Leclaire, Paula Roe and Emilie Rose)
Magnate's Mistress / Married to the Enemy / Woman of Spirit X (2008) (with Lucy Gordon and Miranda Lee)
Captured by the Billionaire / Sold into Marriage (2008) (with Maureen Child)
One-Click Buy: December 2008 Silhouette Desire (2008) (with Anna DePalo, Brenda Jackson, Merline Lovelace, Kasey Michaels and Tessa Radley)
Ready for Marriage? (2008) (with Beverly Barton and Anne Marie Winston)
His Mistress, His Rules (2009) (with Jamie Sobrato and Cathy Gillen Thacker)
One-Click Buy: June 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Maureen Child, Olivia Gates, Robyn Grady, Sara Orwig and Maxine Sullivan)
CEO Takes a Wife / Throw-Away Bride (2009) (with Maxine Sullivan)
Millionaire in Command / The Bride Hunter (2010) (with Catherine Mann)
Millionare in Command / Bride Hunter (2010) (with Catherine Mann)
The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress / To Tame Her Tycoon Lover (2010) (with Maya Banks)
His Cinderella Housekeeper (2010) (with Sharon Kendrick and Lucy Monroe)
Ultimatum: Marriage / For the Sake of the Secret Child (2011) (with Yvonne Lindsay)
A Perfect Husband / A Scandal So Sweet (2012) (with Fiona Brand)
His for the Taking / His Instant Heir (2013) (with Katherine Garbera)
Her Pregnancy Secret / Matched to a Billionaire (2014) (with Kat Cantrell)
Harlequin Desire July 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Kat Cantrell and Kristi Gold)
The Best of Desire (2014) (with Kate Carlisle, Michelle Celmer, Maureen Child, Kathie DeNosky, Katherine Garbera, Olivia Gates and Catherine Mann)
Silhouette Summer Sizzlers, 1992Silhouette Summer SizzlersBad Boys: Tender Barbarian / Golden Man / GentlingBirds, Bees and Babies: Best Mistake / Baby Machine / Cullen's Child
A Baby? MaybeLessons in LoveMontana BridesThe Father Factor
The Man She MarriedDangerous LiaisonsDazzled!Forget Me Not
Matters of the HeartSummer Heat: Game of Chance / Midnight Fantasy / Heart of the WarriorMade for LoveChristmas Cowboys
Winter NightsThe Ultimate Treasure: Between a Roc and a  Hard Place / Dreams and Schemes / What this Passion MeansWhat the Heart Can't Hide: All that glitters / Goodbye Child / Best BrideCowboy and a Gentleman / Beckett's Children
Small WondersShameless / Desperado DadBride Tamer / Standing Outside the FireSecret Admirer
One-Click Buy: November Silhouette DesireBlackmailed in Bed / Amalfi BrideOne-Click Buy: May 2008 Silhouette DesireCaptured by the Billionaire / Sold into Marriage
One-Click Buy: December 2008 Silhouette DesireReady for Marriage?His Mistress, His RulesOne-Click Buy: June 2009 Silhouette Desire
CEO Takes a Wife / Throw-Away BrideMillionaire in Command / The Bride HunterMillionare in Command / Bride HunterThe Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress / To Tame Her Tycoon Lover
His Cinderella Housekeeper: Italian Boss, Housekeeper Bride / Shameless / What the Rancher Wants...Ultimatum: Marriage / For the Sake of the Secret ChildA Perfect Husband / A Scandal So SweetHis for the Taking / His Instant Heir
Her Pregnancy Secret / Matched to a BillionaireHarlequin Desire July 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2: Her Pregnancy Secret / The Sheikh's Son / Matched to a BillionaireThe Best of Desire: The Maverick Prince / The Last Lone Wolf / Billionaire, M.D. / The Millionaire Meets His Match / ... / Bossman Billionaire / Master of Fortune
 
Collections
Silhouette Christmas Stories 1990
 
Ann Major recommends
Prelude to Camelot
Prelude to Camelot (2009)
(Camelot , book 2)
Cynthia Breeding
"Strong characters, a vivid setting, and a bold story make this retelling of King Arthur's legend a great read."



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