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Meet Delilah

December 31, 1999 wasn’t the end of civilization as some had predicted, but it was a pivotal point in my life. My sister, Elle James, and I worked in an IT company for a large financial corporation. We’d volunteered to be on hand when the world ended. As the hour approached, we drank champagne from cheap plastic flutes while we watched rats running down the empty, darkened corridors.

“Do we really want to be here in another ten years?” I asked her. “Hell no,” she said. That night, we made a pact. We searched our hearts for the Big Dream. “What do we want to be when we grow up?” we asked ourselves. We were both avid readers of romance and had said often, “We could soooo do this!” So, writing it was.

In January, we joined a writers group in San Antonio. By April, we already had our first three requests for full manuscripts from major publishers. It took a few more years to sell, and there were some tough times with some major life changes while we downsized our lives to make room for full-time writing careers. But we both made it.

These days, we aren’t commiserating over lousy bosses and impossible project deadlines. When we get together, we dream. And wherever our imaginations take us, we have each other while we make this fantastical journey.

And the picture? That’s us playing dress-up. Elle’s the pretty one on the left.

Official Biography

Until recently, award-winning romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she’s missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation—the better to feed her hungry muse!

For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it’s comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now—writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation.

Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 140 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.

She is published by  Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Grand Central, Harlequin Spice, Kensington, Montlake Romance, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.

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Florida Institute of Technology (MS in Systems Management)
Henderson State University (BA in History & Spanish, minor in Military Science)

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Hobbies, Interests or Enthusiasms

While I’ve lived a very adventurous life, I’m a true geek at heart. I love to pour over history and mythology books from around the world. Many of those stories have inspired me and ended up as central themes in my own work.

Travel is high on the list of things I love to do. Not the bus tours where a guide tells you when to point and click your camera. I prefer carrying a backpack, buying a rail pass, and waiting until a village calls to me before stepping off the train to explore. I don’t mind not being able to speak the language, although I’ve studied several. Sign language works quite well and can lead to many funny situations!

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Awards & Honors

COWBOY LUST—2012 The Romance Studio’s CAPA Nominee for Best Anthology
RAVISHED BY A VIKING—2011 The Romance Studio’s CAPA winner for Best Sci-Fi Romance
GIRLS WHO BITE—2011 Sensual Reads Reviewers’ Choice award for Best GLBT
DARKNESS CAPTURED—2010 Aspen Gold Award for Best Erotic Novel
KNIGHT OF MY DREAMS—2010 Eppie Award Finalist
SADDLED—2009 Samhain Publishing’s Bestselling E-Book
DARKNESS BURNING—2009 Australian Romance Readers Association Nominee for Favourite Erotic Romance
SEDUCED BY DARKNESS—2008 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-fi Erotic Romance
WILD, WILD WOMEN OF THE WEST—2007 The Romance Studio’s CAPA for Best Anthology
INTO THE DARKNESS 2007 Ecataromance Reviewers’ Choice Award
SHADOW WARRIOR (out of print)—2007 Eppie for Best Erotic Romance Science Fiction/Futuristic
DARKEST KNIGHT (out of print)—2005 Ecataromance Reviewers’ Choice Award
FATED MATES—2005 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Paranormal Erotic Romance
THE PLEASURE BOT—2004 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Erotic Romance

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