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Carole Mortimer

UK (1960 - )

Carole Mortimer was born in a village in England that she claims was so small that "if you blinked as you drove through it you could miss seeing itcompletely!" She adds that her parents still live in the house where she first came into the world, and her two brothers live very close by.

Carole's early ambition to become a nurse came to an abrupt end after onlyone year of training due to a weakness in her back, suffered in theaftermath of a fall. Instead, she went on to work in the computer departmentof a well-known stationery company. During her time there, Carole made herfirst attempt at writing a novel for Mills and Boon. "The manuscript was fartoo short and the plotline not up to standard, so I naturally received arejection slip," she says. "Not taking rejection well, I went off in a sulkfor two years before deciding to 'have another go.'" Her second manuscriptwas accepted, beginning a long and fruitful career. Her strong, traditionalromances, with their distinct style, brilliantly developed characters andromantic plot twists, have earned her an enthusiastic audienceworldwide. Since the publication of her first novel in 1978, this Britishwriter has shown no signs of slowing her pace. In fact, when over 20 yearslater she celebrated the publication of her 100th book She says: "I haveenjoyed every moment of my career! I really do enjoy my writing, and haveevery intention of continuing to do so for another 20 years!"

Carole lives "in a most beautiful part of Britain" with her husband, sixchildren, including her unexpected last child who was 22 years younger thanher first-born, and a menagerie of pets, including a dog acquired severalyears ago in Canada, which is actually half-coyote!

To Be Bachelor Brothers
1. To Woo a Wife (1998)
2. To Be a Husband (1998)
3. To Be a Bridegroom (1999)

To Marry Bachelor Cousins
1. To Marry McKenzie (2002)
2. To Marry McCloud (2002)
3. To Marry McAllister (2002)

Scandalous St. Claires
1. Jordan St Claire: Dark and Dangerous (2011)
     aka The Return of the Renegade
2. The Reluctant Duke (2011)
3. Taming the Last St Claire (2011)

Regency Unlaced
1. The Duke's Mistress (2015)
The Passionate Winter (1978)
Only Lover (1979)
Tempted by Desire (1979)
The Tempestuous Flame (1979)
Savage Interlude (1979)
Deceit of a Pagan (1980)
Engaged to Jarrod Stone (1980)
Yesterday's Scars (1980)
Fear of Love (1980)
Brand of Possession (1980)
Living Together (1980)
The Flame of Desire (1981)
Ice in His Veins (1981)
Satan's Master (1981)
Devil Lover (1981)
First Love, Last Love (1981)
Freedom to Love (1981)
Point of No Return (1981)
Love's Duel (1982)
Perfect Partner (1982)
Shadowed Stranger (1982)
Burning Obsession (1982)
Red Rose for Love (1982)
Forgotten Lover (1982)
Captive Loving (1982)
Elusive Lover (1982)
Forbidden Surrender (1982)
Golden Fever (1982)
Passion from the Past (1982)
Hidden Love (1982)
Love's Only Deception (1983)
Fantasy Girl (1983)
Love Unspoken (1983)
Heaven Here on Earth (1983)
Lifelong Affair (1983)
Subtle Revenge (1983)
Undying Love (1983)
Pagan Enchantment (1983)
The Failed Marriage (1983)
Sensual Encounter (1983)
Hard to Get (1984)
A Lost Love (1984)
Untamed (1984)
An Unwilling Desire (1984)
A Past Revenge (1984)
Lady Surrender (1985)
A No Risk Affair (1985)
Tempestuous Affair (1985)
Cherish Tomorrow (1985)
     aka Trust in Tomorrow
The Passionate Lover (1985)
Lovers in the Afternoon (1985)
The Devil's Price (1985)
Darkness into Light (1985)
Knight's Possession (1985)
Gypsy (1985)
No Longer a Dream (1986)
The Wade Dynasty (1986)
Glass Slippers and Unicorns (1986)
Hawk's Prey (1986)
Merlyn's Magic (1986)
Velvet Promise (1986)
A Rogue and a Pirate (1986)
After the Loving (1987)
Tangled Hearts (1987)
Taggart's Woman (1987)
Witchchild (1987)
     aka Just One Night
Secret Passion (1987)
Wish for the Moon (1987)
Uncertain Destiny (1987)
Elusive as the Unicorn (1989)
Memories of the Past (1991)
Romance of a Lifetime (1991)
Mother of the Bride (1992)
The Jilted Bridegroom (1992)
Private Lives (1992)
Elusive Obsession (1992)
Gracious Lady (1993)
Hunter's Moon (1993)
Return Engagement (1993)
War of Love (1994)
One-man Woman (1996)
Wildest Dreams (1997)
A Marriage to Remember (1997)
Married by Contract (1998)
Joined by Marriage (1998)
Married by Christmas (1998)
A Yuletide Seduction (1999)
Trials by Marriage (1999)
A Man to Marry (1999)
Their Engagement Is Announced (2000)
Bound by Contract (2000)
The Secret Virgin (2001)
The Man She'll Marry (2001)
Keeping Luke's Secret (2002)
In Separate Bedrooms (2003)
The Innocent Virgin (2006)
Pregnant with the Billionaire's Baby (2009)
The Infamous Italian's Secret Baby (2009)
The Master's Mistress (2010)
Surrender to the Past (2011)
The Talk of Hollywood (2012)
Defying Drakon (2012)
His Reputation Precedes Him (2012)
A Taste of the Forbidden (2013)
A Touch of Notoriety (2013)
The Redemption of Darius Sterne (2015)
Billionaire under the Mistletoe (2015)
Christmas at Mulberry Hall (2015)
Heavenly Angels (2015)
A Marriage Proposal for Christmas (2015)
The Millionaire's Contract Bride (2015)

Savage Interlude / Passionate Winter (1984)
Sunsational (1991) (with Emma Darcy, Emma Goldrick and Penny Jordan)
Christmas Miracles (1996) (with Betty Neels and Rebecca Winters)
Matched By Mistake (1996) (with Penny Jordan and Gina Wilkins)
Mr. Mom (1997) (with Sharon Brondos and Dallas Schulze)
Jilted (1998) (with Emma Darcy and Catherine George)
The Collection (1998)
Wedded Bliss (1999) (with Penny Jordan)
Nearly Weds! (1999) (with Penny Jordan and Betty Neels)
Making Babies (2001) (with Lucy Gordon and Miranda Lee)
Wed Again! (2001) (with Penny Jordan and Anne Mather)
Christmas Secrets (2002) (with Diana Hamilton and Catherine Spencer)
A Child for Christmas (2003) (with Jennifer Taylor and Rebecca Winters)
In the Boss's Bed (2004) (with Liz Fielding and Sharon Kendrick)
Mistress to a Millionaire (2004) (with Michelle Reid)
All in a Day (2005) (with Jessica Hart and Rebecca Winters)
Boardroom to Bedroom (2005) (with Penny Jordan)
Christmas Proposals (2006) (with Marion Lennox and Rebecca Winters)
Blackmailed Brides (2006) (with Kim Lawrence and Kathryn Ross)
The Innocence Collection (2007) (with Penny Jordan and Kay Thorpe)
Meant to Wed (2007)
Christmas Weddings (2007) (with Shirley Jump and Margaret McDonagh)
Secret Babies Bundle (2007) (with Catherine Spencer and Kate Walker)
Brides for Christmas (2007) (with Liz Fielding and Jessica Hart)
A Presents Christmas Bundle (2007) (with Helen Brooks and Margaret Mayo)
Conveniently Wed (2008) (with Melissa James and Rebecca Winters)
His Bride on His Terms (2008) (with Jacqueline Baird and Sara Craven)
The Tycoon's Mistress (2008)
One-Click Buy: August Harlequin Presents (2008) (with Miranda Lee, Jennie Lucas, Lucy Monroe, Trish Morey and Sarah Morgan)
Their Christmas Vows / His Christmas Eve Proposal / Snowbound Bride (2008) (with Shirley Jump and Margaret McDonagh)
One-Click Buy: February 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Lynne Graham, Kate Hewitt, Kim Lawrence, Sarah Morgan and Kate Walker)
Taken by the Boss (2009) (with Leigh Michaels and Cathy Williams)
One-Click Buy: April 2009 Harlequin Blaze (2009) (with Abby Green, Carrie Hudson, Penny Jordan, Kimberly Lang, Anne McAllister, Jule McBride, Sarah Mayberry, Julie Miller, Trish Morey, Anne Oliver, Tawny Weber and Lori Wilde)
OneClick Buy: April 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Abby Green, Penny Jordan, Kimberly Lang, Anne McAllister, Trish Morey and Anne Oliver)
The Marriage Bargain Bundle (2009) (with Abby Green, Susanne James and Madeleine Ker)
One-Click Buy: July 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Lynne Graham, Kate Hewitt, Janette Kenny, Kim Lawrence and Sandra Marton)
Christmas with the Boss (2009) (with Natalie Anderson and Alison Roberts)
Dark Nights With a Billionaire Bundle (2009) (with Janette Kenny, Kate Walker and Lee Wilkinson)
For Christmas, Forever (2009) (with Barbara McMahon and Sarah Morgan)
Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009 (2009) (with Lindsay McKenna, Susan Wiggs and Sherryl Woods)
Virgin: Wedded by a Billionaire (2009) (with Anne Mather and Trish Morey)
One-Click Buy: February 2010 Harlequin Presents (2010) (with Caitlin Crews, Robyn Donald, Lynne Graham, Kimberly Lang, Jennie Lucas, Carol Marinelli and Nicola Marsh)
Convenient Wife, Pleasured Lady (2010)
Bedded for Revenge (2010) (with Julia James and Trish Morey)
An Heir for the Millionaire (2010) (with Julia James)
Presents, Passion & Proposals (2010) (with Catherine George and Jane Porter)
'Tis the Season (2010) (with Natalie Anderson and Alison Roberts)
Regency Christmas Proposals (2010) (with Amanda McCabe and Gayle Wilson)
Yuletide Engagement / Yuletide Seduction (2010)
Best of Virgins Bundle (2010) (with Margaret Allison, Becky Barker, Robyn Donald, Shirley Jump, Anne Mather, Melanie Milburne, Nalini Singh, Jane Sullivan and Cathy Williams)
With Passion Collection (2011) (with Lynne Graham, Sharon Kendrick, Miranda Lee, Carol Marinelli and Sandra Marton)
Brides for the Billionaires (2011) (with Helen Brooks and Cathy Williams)
Fascination (2011)
Mistletoe Wishes (2011) (with Catherine George and Jane Porter)
Pregnant by the Billionaire (2012) (with Maggie Cox and Kim Lawrence)
Hot Nights With a Spaniard (2012) (with India Grey and Lynn Raye Harris)
Mistress to the Mediterranean Male (2012) (with Diana Hamilton and Kathryn Ross)
Christmas Promises (2012) (with Lynne Graham and Marion Lennox)
A Puppy for Christmas (2012) (with Nikki Logan and Myrna Mackenzie)
Mills & Boon Christmas 10 Book Gift Box (2012) (with Ally Blake, Anna DePalo, Robyn Grady, Kate Hardy, Janette Kenny, Carol Marinelli, Melanie Milburne, Sarah Morgan and Trish Wylie)
Diamonds are Forever (2013) (with Lucy Gordon and Rebecca Winters)
His Defiant Mistress (2013) (with Sandra Field and Catherine George)
His Scandalous Mistress (2013) (with Kate Hewitt and Melanie Milburne)
Tall, Dark & Handsome (2013)
Tall, Dark... Collection (2013)
Tall, Dark & Notorious (2013)
Christmas Gifts (2013) (with Leanne Banks, Lucy Gordon, Diana Palmer and Rebecca Winters)
Tall, Dark & Gorgeous (2013)
Paws and Proposals (2013) (with Nikki Logan, Myrna Mackenzie, Catherine Mann, Jennifer Basye Sander and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
Tall, Dark & Irresistible (2013)
Harlequin Historical December 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2013) (with Meriel Fuller and Ann Lethbridge)
Harlequin Presents December 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2013) (with Maya Blake, Kate Hewitt and Sharon Kendrick)
Tall, Dark & Rich (2013)
Tall, Dark & Scandalous (2014)
Harlequin Presents February 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Dani Collins, Abby Green and Kim Lawrence)
Introduction to Romance (2014) (with Doranna Durgin, Cynthia Eden, Marie Ferrarella, Kimberly Lang, Andrea Laurence, Carol Marinelli, Susan Meier, Lauri Robinson and Tawny Weber)
Mills & Boon Modern February 2014 Collection (2014) (with Dani Collins, Sara Craven, Abby Green, Jennifer Hayward, Julia James, Sharon Kendrick and Kim Lawrence)
Harlequin Presents March 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Victoria Parker, Cathy Williams and Maisey Yates)
Harlequin Presents April 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Abby Green, Tara Pammi and Susan Stephens)
Weddings Collection (2014) (with Ally Blake, Sara Craven, Marie Ferrarella, Sandra Field, Liz Fielding and Darcy Maguire)
Harlequin Historical October 2014 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2014) (with Elisabeth Hobbes and Amanda McCabe)
Mills & Boon Christmas (2014) (with Nicola Cornick, Judy Duarte, Nina Harrington, Anne Herries, Amanda McCabe, Barbara Monajem, Diana Palmer, Charlotte Phillips, Heidi Rice, Lauri Robinson, Joanne Rock, Joann Sands, Joss Wood and Maisey Yates)
Harlequin Historical November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2014) (with Anne Herries)
Unlaced by Candlelight (2014) (with Marguerite Kaye, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe and Bronwyn Scott)
A Dream Christmas (2014) (with Nicola Cornick, Judy Duarte, Anne Herries, Joanna Sims, Linda Warren, Joss Wood and Maisey Yates)
Historical Romance - The Best of the Year (2015) (with Louise Allen, Helen Dickson, Diane Gaston, Blythe Gifford, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Ann Lethbridge, Denise Lynn, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory and Janice Preston)
The Redemption of Darius Sterne / To Wear His Ring Again (2015) (with Chantelle Shaw)
Harlequin Presents February 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Abby Green, Tara Pammi and Chantelle Shaw)
Mills & Boon Modern Romance Collection: February 2015 (2015) (with Maya Blake, Sarah Morgan, Tara Pammi, Chantelle Shaw, Rachael Thomas, Avril Tremayne and Annie West)
Modern Romance March 2015 Collection 1 (2015) (with Dani Collins, Caitlin Crews and Susan Stephens)
Mother's Day Treats (2015) (with Louise Allen, Leanne Banks, Lynne Graham, Marion Lennox, Joan Elliott Pickart, Michelle Reid and Linda Turner)
Men of Power (2015) (with Marie Ferrarella, Diana Hamilton, Susan Mallery, Nicola Marsh and Rebecca Winters)
Virgins at Their Command Box Set (2015) (with Penny Jordan)
Harlequin Historical August 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Laura Martin and Lauri Robinson)
Regency Pride and Passions (2015) (with Louise Allen, Elizabeth Beacon, Diane Gaston, Isabelle Goddard, Anne Herries, Carla Kelly, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory and Christine Merrill)
Harlequin Historical October 2015 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2015) (with Lauri Robinson and Eleanor Webster)
Mistletoe Magic (2015) (with Judy Christenberry, Liz Fielding, Lucy Gordon, Carol Marinelli and Joan Elliott Pickart)


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