Cindy Dees started flying airplanes while sitting in her dad's lap at the age of three and got a pilot's license before she got a driver's license. At age fifteen, she dropped out of high school and left the horse farm in Michigan where she grew up to attend the University of Michigan.
After earning a degree in Russian and East European Studies, she joined the U.S. Air Force and became the youngest female pilot in its history. She flew supersonic jets, VIP airlift and the C 5 Galaxy, one of the world's largest cargo airplanes. She also worked part time gathering intelligence. During her military career, she traveled to forty-two countries on five continents, was detained by the KGB and East German secret police, got shot at, flew in the first Gulf War, met her husband and amassed a lifetime's worth of war stories.
Cindy teaches advanced novel writing courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her hobbies include professional Middle Eastern dancing, Japanese gardening and medieval reenacting. She started writing on a one dollar bet with her mother and was delighted to win that bet with the publication of her first book in 2001.
Cindy has won a Golden Heart and Holt Medallion for writing, is a three-time finalist in the prestigious RITA contests, is a Romantic Times Lifetime Career Achievement nominee and a Waldenbooks bestselling author. She writes for the Silhouette Romantic Suspense and Nocturne lines. She loves to hear from fans and can be contacted at her Web site.
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Their rebellion in tatters, freedom fighters Raina of Tyrel, White Heart healer, and Will Cobb, woodsman turned battle wizard, race to wake the Sleeping King, who is their only hope to end the evil Kothite Empire. The Sleeping King's enemies are awakening and are more powerful than anyone feared. Old enemies will test their allegiance in the coming confrontation between good and evil. As our young heroes face their destinies, one question remains: will their shared loyalties and passion for freedom bring the world a peace that all who are oppressed so desperately desire?
Their mission: deliver a ruthless spy to justice.But can they outlast a storm as dangerous as their target?Tracking an elusive Russian operative, CIA agent Nissa Beck has no choice but to ask for help as a hurricane descends on New Orleans. She turns to alpha navy SEAL Cole Perriman. Used to conquering impossible odds, now he must protect beautiful Nissa. But as unstoppable storms and passions rage, there's more at stake for them than survival.
In The Sleeping King our intrepid adventurers found the imprisoned echo of a long lost king on the Dream Plane. He told them how to wake him in the mortal realm: find his lost regalia - crown, ring, sword, shield, and bow and re-join them with his sleeping body. In The Dreaming Hunt, the heroes begin their quest. But they've caught the attention of powerful forces determined to stop them. Worse, their visit to the Dream Plane has unleashed chaos, and the fight is spilling over into the mortal realm. They frantically outrun old enemies and pick up new ones: imperial hunters, a secret cabal of mages, a criminal league, and a changeling army. Are they just pawns in larger political dramas, or are they crystallizing into the nucleus of a rebellion? Can they find the regalia necessary to wake the Sleeping King before they are utterly destroyed?
From New York Times bestselling author Cindy Dees - a thrilling new romance with a sinister edge.Lover. Trickster. Villain. Hero. Which of these is undercover spy Max Kuznetsov?Despite her psychic gifts, Lissa Clearmont isn't sure. All she knows is the gorgeous guy saved her life outside her New Orleans curio shop. And now they're fighting brutal Russian mobsters...and feeling extra-sensual passion.Although he's protecting her, Lissa knows Max keeps his darkest self-and true mission-hidden. It pains her when Max doubts the powers that have already cost her a normal life. But when Lissa foretells inescapable danger, Max and his team of SEALS must believe in her...or the dead people she sees will be all of them.
Dees has won a Golden Heart Award, two RITAs for Category Suspense and Adventure and has also twice snared RT's Series Romantic Suspense of the Year. She is a great storyteller and the adventures in her more than fifty novels are often inspired by her own life. Dees is an Air Force vet, the youngest female pilot in Air Force history and fought in the first Gulf War. She's had amazing adventures and she's used her experiences to tell some kickass stories. But as much as she love romances, Cindy's other passion has been fantasy gaming. For almost twenty years she's been involved with Dragon Crest, one of the original live action role-playing games. She's the story content creator on the game and wanted to do an epic fantasy based on it, with the blessing and input of Dragon Crest founder Bill Flippin. The Sleeping King is the first in an epic fantasy series, featuring the best of the genre - near immortal imperial overlords, a prophecy of a sleeping elven king who's said to be the saviour of the races and two young people who are set on a path to save the day.
New York Times bestselling author Cindy Dees introduces a brave soldier...and the woman who is his toughest challengeGoing undercover in a seedy New Orleans club to find her brother, Eve Hankova knows the dangers. But she isn't prepared for the blazing heat arcing between her and the customer who "e;buys"e; her for his exclusive pleasure. Like wildfire, it burns hot and out of control.Navy SEAL Ashe Konig knows no other way to protect Eve from the Russian mob she's infiltrated at the club. But for this disillusioned loner, is it a suicide mission? As heavily armed mobsters breathe down their necks, the stubborn woman refuses to quit. Ashe doesn't know who poses the greater danger-the ruthless killers who threaten their lives or the sweet innocent who threatens his heart.
LOVE UNDER SIEGEKatie McCloud just wants to be a mom to Dawn and girlfriend to Dr. Alex Peters. But the violent unrest that brought them all together is once again erupting into their lives. Sent to Cuba to help care for hurricane victims, Katie and Alex are thrust back into the thick of international espionage-this time, on opposite sides.Katie thought she'd made peace with the secrets locked tight behind Alex's handsome, brooding facade. Back in hostile territory, though, those secrets threaten the very bond that holds them together. And Alex? He's finding out that what he holds most precious-Katie and tiny Dawn-is making him way too vulnerable. He's going to have to make a choice...soon
Pop star Silver has a last shot at superstardom, but her comeback is under threat, courtesy of an illegitimate pregnancy and a vengeful stalker. Yet powerful protector Austin swears to keep her safe. Could he be a perfect daddy to her unborn child?
A plane crash has left Maddie stranded, with a tropical storm approaching and a serial killer on the loose. And it has brought her close - far too close - to Tom, the most compelling, sensual man she has ever encountered. . .
As a member of the all-female Medusa squad, Paige is assigned to be sexy billionaire Tom's temporary bodyguard when a killer sets the tycoon in his sights. But beneath Tom's expensive suits, he proves to be Paige's equal under fire...and irresistible at close range.
Rachel can't forget how loving Dr Finn Colton had led to her destruction. Nor can she forget what his smile, his touch, stirred in her. Finn's now back in her life and, with a dangerous secret lurking, everything Rachel cares about is at risk...including her future with the gorgeous doc.
Casey's a Special Forces operative working under cover. Not a naive girl swept off her feet by some desert prince. But by the way her body reacts to sensual sheikh Hakim's seduction, it clearly didn't get the message!
ON THE RUN, AND UNDER FIRE...Providing medical relief in a war-torn region helps Alex Peters forget his past and focus on the job: delivering babies. Less easy to overlook is his blonde comrade-at-arms, who knows nothing of the trouble he's running from. Katie McCloud makes the assignment bearable, although her perky innocence proves to be an arousing distraction. Then, as combat explodes around them, their only option is flight.A kindergarten teacher seeking adventure, Katie hoped this humanitarian mission-and the mysterious, sexy doctor sharing it-would push her out of her comfort zone. With Alex, she starts taking tantalizing risks and becoming the survivor she knew she could be.But back on U.S. soil, Alex and Katie face a new threat, and this time they're the target. Forced into close confines, neither can believe the other isn't the intended mark. With only each other to depend on-and suspect-Alex and Katie can't avoid the simmering attraction between them. But to stay alive, they'll have to trust more deeply than ever before...
Rules of engagement for Special Forces soldier Joe "e;Doc"e; Rodriguez's newest mission:Rule 1: Remember that Carina Ferrare is the daughter of Charlie Squad's most dreaded enemy-Eduardo Ferrare-and he will stop at nothing to keep his daughter and kill her rescuers.Rule 2: To rescue Carina you must marry her, share a bed with her and somehow still be able to think enough to get the two of you out of her father's house alive.Rule 3: Forget everything you've ever believed about not falling in love with your work.
HE COULD HANDLE ANY RISK-EXCEPT HERShe was his enemy's daughter. And soldier Jim "e;Dutch"e; Dutcher would never forgive Julia Ferrare for her part in the betrayal that killed his brother-or for the vulnerability she'd made Dutch feel. But now Julia had called him for help in escaping her father. And ten years hadn't changed a damn thing about her. She was still beautiful, fragile, kind-and most likely setting him up for another con. She'd stolen from him once-his family, his memories, his heart. He'd be a fool to trust her again. But sometimes even a hardened soldier could be a fool...for love.
He was the original cool operator. But now Jake Harrington needs Shannon McMahon's help to complete his deadly mission. Watching his target from her apartment, the military sniper isn't prepared for the emotions Shannon awakes in him, tempting him with her tenderness...and her innate sexiness.Shannon had come to far-off St. George to hide. She knows Jake is one of the good guys, but he won't let himself get close to anyone-until his cover is blown, sending them fleeing for their lives. Together on the run, desire flares, hot and unstoppable. Jake will surely rescue her from danger, but can she rescue his soul?
"e;I'm one of the good guys, dammit."e;Her only chance to rescue two orphaned children meant Elise Omayo had to go under cover...as a nun. Yet braving the Colombian jungle was nothing compared to keeping her ruse up once she met Ted Fisher. The sexy solider was on his own danger-filled mission but he was also the only man who could help her.How had he gone from impersonating a deadly arms dealer to playing protector to a feisty nun? There was no denying Elise desperately needed his assistance, but their mutual attraction had the special ops officer thoroughly confused. Just what secret was Elise keeping...and could he uncover it before time ran out for them both?
Navy Commander Brady Hathaway is done with women. Since H.O.T.Watch is pretty much a 24/7 job, that leaves no time for female entanglements. Then he's appointed Eve Dupont's handler. Tan, leggy and blonde, the lethal-looking civilian chosen to take down a terrorist cell scares the hell out of him. Can he keep Eve safe and resist her charms?This may be Eve's only shot to clear her name from any involvement in a terrorist cell and bring in a wanted assassin. But can the ultimate party girl do it? And can she convince the sexy Mr. I'm All Business Hathaway that there are times to move fast-and times to go very slowly....
Ten years ago Mac Conlon broke her heart...right before she nearly lost her life. But with the lethal assassin who'd tried to kill her back on her trail, Susan Monroe had nowhere else to turn. She entrusted herself to Mac's protection and willed herself not to lose her heart all over again.She was the only woman he'd ever loved. And his need to protect her overrode every reasonable, logical bone in his body. Mac just hoped he could remain sane enough in her enticing presence to do what he'd been trained to-keep them both alive.
Billionaire Gabe Dawson still remembers the gawky teenager Willa Merris was, but that awkward girl is now a sultry, beautiful woman.Gabe knows he should keep his distance while she sorts out her dead father's estate, but he can't, especially when peril is in hot pursuit. Now he'll risk his own life to protect the woman he's falling for...
Since Grayson Pierce's family was murdered, loyalty to Code X - and a death wish - is all that keeps him going.But now the hardened agent is facing his riskiest assignment yet, with a distractingly sexy operative. But will their combustible chemistry compromise their mission?
Trent Hollings has been secretly engineered to be the fastest man on earth.But when Chloe Jordan walks into his life, with all her sexy reserve, time stands still for him. Not even the threat of retaliation from a powerful enemy can stop Trent from using his hidden skills to keep her safe...
Someone wants filmmaker Sunny dead, but mysterious Aiden is intent on guarding her life.Sunny had never imagined a sexual chemistry as powerful as her attraction to Aiden, but it's a chemistry which he seems determined to ignore. Because giving in could be deadly...
Helicopter pilot Annie O'Donnell had made a split-second decision deep behind enemy lines - a decision that nearly cost a man his life.Now it was up to her, and her alone, to make sure he got home in one piece. But Major Thomas Folly wasn't exactly making it easy. Even badly wounded and trapped in hostile territory, the battle-hardened soldier was a very dangerous man - and not just to the enemy.He was easily the most powerful, most compelling man she had ever known. And as they raced together toward freedom, she was having a very hard time keeping her mind on the mission - and her hands off the major .
One last mission: deliver Melina Montez to a drug lord in the Peruvian rain forest.Immediately after: deliver himself unto eternity. Commando John Hollister's last op had gone bad. His men were dead. He'd failed. It was time to check out. Certain death awaited Melina. Her life in exchange for the lives of her family. Still, the stunning doctor was desperate to find a way out.Desperate to change John's mind, she's given him a reason to live, but will it be enough? Too many dangers lurk in the jungle. But the biggest threat may be the passion threatening to consume them both....
Super-spy Jennifer can't believe her mission is compromised. Working with gorgeous tycoon Jeff could be her only chance to make things right. But as their sizzling sexual chemistry threatens to overwhelm them, Jennifer wonders - can she trust the secretive billionaire?
Special Forces operative Carter Baigneaux has never shied away from danger - and he has the scars to prove it.His assignment to interview astrophysicist Lily James about her latest research project hardly qualifies as a life-or-death mission. But after thwarting kidnapping attempts, facing potential nuclear war and sharing the most lust-inducing kisses he'd ever experienced, the war-hardened soldier isn't so sure.Lily might not consider herself a sexy scientist but she can't resist the way she feels in her handsome bodyguard's arms - and in his bed. And when a deadly formula finds itself in criminal hands, this unlikely duo must avert a military and scientific disaster that could end the world.
Dr. Athena Carswell is on the brink of making time travel possible-until the Department of Defense sends Colonel Peter Grafton to oversee her work. The hot young officer is a serious distraction, especially when his psychic abilities reveal their mutual attraction!However, there are others interested in Athena's work, too-people who will use any force necessary to get their hands on her research. But when it comes to protecting Athena, nothing will stand in Peter's way. . . not even time itself. An eBook-exclusive prequel to the TIME RAIDERS series from Silhouette Nocturne!