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Carol Marinelli was born in England to Scottish parents, then emigrated to Australia, where there are loads of Scottish and English people who did exactly the same, so she's very at home there.
She lives in the outer suburbs of Melbourne—pretty much in her car, driving her three children to their various commitments.
Carol first tried to write for Harlequin Mills & Boon while doing her nursing training in London. It was merrily rejected and she was devastated. Rejection became a regular friend over the next few years and she amassed quite a collection. Still, as the years moved on the rejections became more detailed and instead of weeping over them and scorning them, she finally read them. Properly.
In 2000 her first romance was accepted for the Medical Romance line and she lived happily ever after. Well, that's what she thought would happen but actually, no, it was then that the hard work really began!
Once published she discovered the Romance Writers of Australia—it would, she now knows, have been far easier on this journey to have discovered them earlier. Attending her first conference she realized that she wasn't the only person who lived with a constant cinema happening in her head—in fact they were all THE SAME! Different but the same and many wonderful friendships were made.
Carol now writes for both the Medical Romance and Presents lines and loves them both.
One of her goals is to attend the Romance Writers of America conference with a few Romance Writers of Australia, which is a very nice goal to have.
Alice has a secret. A secret so big she can’t tell anyone…but how do you keep a secret like that when everything is starting to fall apart? And once it’s out there, how do you ever begin to put yourself back together again?...
Found: one ex-husband! Emergency nurse Rachel Walker is astounded when Dr Dominic Hadley walks into her hospital. She hasn't seen him since the tragic breakdown of their shotgun marriage-and she's not remotely prepared for the electrifying jolt to her heart! They both have royal secrets to share... Dr Imogen Hayes has her world rocked when ER doc Lev Vanin comes to work at her hospital. The man she shared one unforgettable night with has revealed he's a prince- meaning she's pregnant...with a royal heir!
Double Trouble Charlotte is the best secretary tycoon Zander Kargas has ever met, and the only woman to fire his blood in a long time. But she works for his bitter rival! Assuming she has a price, he reaches for his wallet-except Charlotte can't be bought. So Zander must entice her...beginning with a very indecent proposition! * Nico Eliades is back on the idyllic Greek island of Xanos, and immediately notices a bride in a crumpled wedding dress sitting on the steps of his hotel! Constantine's orchestrated marriage ended in humiliation. But soon the touch of Nico ignites a fire in her. But once their night is over Constantine has no choice but to reveal her bombshell to Nico. * PA Naomi Johnson decides she must resign before she gives into the chemistry with her infamous heartbreaker boss, CEO Sev Derzhavin. Yet Sev is a master at getting whatever - and whomever! - he wants, and he wants Naomi! So he makes a shocking suggestion, to relieve the tension between them... enjoy some overtime - in his bed!
Daddy makes three When pediatrician Dominic Mansfield meets Bridgette at a party, the shadows in her eyes intrigue him. Dominic's flings never last more than one night, yet the next day he finds himself knocking on Bridgette's door-and hears the sound of a crying baby! * Men are off the cards for midwife Jessica Baxter! Juggling her career and her son Nicholas is as much as she can cope with. Yet when hotshot international doctor Jackson Wilson sweeps her off her feet at a wedding, Jess is unable to resist the dishy doc! Jackson's only in Golden Bay temporarily- or is he? * Discovering she's pregnant-with twins!-is not how midwife Lucy Palmer imagined her first day in her new job. Worse that it took her gorgeous new colleague Nikolai Kefes to suggest a pregnancy test. But as she focuses on her growing family, she knows she must her ignore highly inconvenient attraction to the hunky Greek obstetrician...
Rags to Riches? She may be the outspoken nanny to his royal twins, but Amy Bannester has tempted Sheikh Emir for too long. Despite their all-consuming passion, the rules governing the desert kingdom of Alzan make it impossible for her to wear his crown. But Emir must have a male heir... * Struggling cook Jenny works hard to hide her painful past. Until a handsome stranger offers her a way out of her drudgery: a job on his yacht. This new opportunity could be perfect... Until Ramon reveals he's not a humble yachtsman but a secret prince-next in line for the throne. * Tabby Glover will do anything to get Greek Billionaire Acheron Dimitrakos to support her adoption claim over his cousin's child. The last thing she expected was his outrageous marriage proposal! But as the truth behind the proposition is revealed, will this marriage become more than in name only?
Claimed by the Prince For Christmas or for ever? Sicilian chambermaid Antonietta prides herself on her discretion-so she's mortified by her inappropriate reaction to her hotel's newest guest! Antonietta has no idea Rafael is the notorious Prince of Tulano. All she knows is that his touch lights her up more brightly than a Christmas tree. Their unexpected connection floors cynical Rafe. All he can offer is a temporary festive seduction before resuming his royal duties. But unwrapping the precious gift of Antonietta's virginity changes everything. Rafe must choose-his crown or Antonietta...
Secret Prince's Christmas Seduction His for Christmas or for ever? Prince Rafe is floored by his unexpected connection to chambermaid Antonietta. And all he can offer is a temporary seduction. But unwrapping the precious gift of her virginity changes everything. Now Rafe must choose-his crown or Antonietta... The Queen's Baby Scandal One night at the Italian's ball... Mauro is stunned to discover the beautiful innocent who left his bed at midnight three months ago is a queen...and she's pregnant! He's never wanted a family, but now nothing will stop this billionaire from demanding his heir.
Secret babies they are determined to claim! When Sicilian tycoon Raul Di Savo meets Lydia Hayward it's not only her cool elegance he desires-seducing Lydia will also deny his lifelong rival's bid for her...Lydia doesn't want to be a pawn in his game, but she's carrying a secret of her own! * One night with innocent wedding planner Gabi Deramo was not enough for Sultan Alim al-Lehan, but duty called him home. Memories of their forbidden pleasure prove impossible to forget-especially when he discovers Gabi has just returned from maternity leave! * When hotel chambermaid Sophie delivers room service to Sicily's most dark-hearted tycoon, Bastiano Conti, his raw sexuality tempts her to take the ultimate risk-surrendering her untouched body to his!
Time to take a chance... Working together to save Paddington Children's Hospital, Paramedic Victoria Christie and Dr Dominic MacBride never fail to challenge each other... Until one night, they discover a new way to relieve the tension...by turning their arguments into desire! * Sparks fly from day one between playboy neurosurgeon Alastair North and his surgeon, Claire Mitchell. He's on a mission to help Claire relax, but his cavalier approach is driving her crazy. With secrets holding them back, can they find a way to turn the forbidden into forever? * Nurse Rosie Hobbes knows charming men cannot be trusted. Visiting paediatrician, sexy Italian Duke, Dr Leo Marchetti is surely no exception! Her twins are now the centre of Rosie's life, and she expects Leo to run a mile. Instead his warmth leaves her breathless!
The Sicilian's Surprise Love-Child His forbidden innocent... Innocent Aurora is everything tycoon Nico shouldn't want. But even his famous control isn't a match for their combustible chemistry... Then Nico discovers their encounter has left her pregnant! Will Aurora's revelation give this Sicilian a reason to risk everything? Claiming My Bride of Convenience `We had an arrangement.' My terms were clear: money in exchange for her becoming Mrs Matteo Diakis-on paper at least. But as Daisy the shy waitress I married reveals a spirited side it becomes high time I claimed my convenient bride!
His forbidden innocent... And the consequence of their surrender! Aurora Messina is everything cynical hotel tycoon Nico Caruso shouldn't want. Impetuous and far too innocent, she's trouble-and temptation!-personified. But even Nico's famous control isn't a match for their combustible chemistry... Then Nico discovers their encounter has left her pregnant! He's never wanted a family-he still bears the scars of his own childhood. But will Aurora's revelation give this proud Sicilian a reason to risk everything?
It's time to give into temptation... Cate knows sexy-as-sin Dr Juan Morales's reputation. But here's also something about his live-life-to-the-fullest attitude that seems to be contagious! The more Juan flirts with her, the more Cate is tempted.... Dare she risk it all for just one night? * Five years ago brooding ex-military medic Gareth Stapleton lost his beloved wife. Since then, he's kept his distance from everything and everyone. Until Dr Billie Ashworth-Keyes waltzes into his life and turns it upside-down... * When fate conspires to repeatedly throw kind-hearted Nurse Ella Reynolds and deliciously sexy documentary film maker Aaron James together, it's not long before this unlikely couple finally gives in to their irresistible chemistry. But could a fling lead to forever?
An unforgettable night with the royal... Princess Layla craves just one week outside the gilded cage of her palace. A chance to try absolutely everything that is forbidden! Arriving in in Australia, there's only one man who can help her fulfil this dream...Revered yet feared, Mikael Romanov! * Being the wealthiest landowner on Thomas Isle was still not enough for Garrett Sutherland. he wanted his biggest claim to fame to be the seduction of Princess Louisa-the infamous virgin princess! * Advice columnist Gabriella Vasquez had it all - a high-profile newspaper job, a beautiful daughter . . . and a powerful secret. The father of her child was none other than the man who'd broken her heart - the playboy prince of Tesoro del Mar himself, Cameron Leandres!
Barcelona, baby...bride? Seven years ago A&E doctor Cat Hayes was left heartbroken after losing her baby boy. Now she's focused on her career, but when she meets gorgeous Dr Dominic Edwards at a Spanish conference resisting his scorching touch isn't easy... Cat returns home sun-kissed and accidentally pregnant! Widower Dom never thought he'd ever find love again...let alone a family! As the promise of their miracle baby begins to heal both their hearts Dom knows he can't let Cat slip through his fingers. All it takes is one down-on-one-knee question...
Seven days without her crown! Princess Layla of Ishla craves just one week outside the gilded cage of her palace. A chance to try absolutely everything that is forbidden! Sharing a romantic dinner...Dancing the night away...Kissing a gorgeous man...The only exception? She must remain pure for her future husband! Arriving in Australia, she knows there's only one man who can help her fulfil this dream...Revered, and feared, barrister Mikael Romanov has earned his ruthless reputation - yet spirited Layla quickly gets beneath his skin. Mikael's sworn to protect her, but can he protect Layla from himself? Discover more at www.millsandboon.co.uk/carolmarinelli
He wants her - no matter what the cost! Daniil Zverev is the world's most ruthless and sinfully seductive tycoon. No one will ever know of the cruelty and rejection that fuelled his ascent. But beautiful ballet teacher Libby Tennent is getting under Daniil's skin and dangerously close to the truth. From the moment she waltzed into his office feisty Libby has challenged the dark-hearted Russian. He doesn't do favours, and yet he helps Libby's business. He definitely doesn't do relationships, and yet one night with Libby isn't enough! Money might be no object, but the cost of getting closer to Libby is much higher...
Nurse Jasmine is proving that there is life after divorce and it's busy! There simply isn't room in this single mum's day for an attraction to Dr Jed Devlin. Jasmine's rebuilt her life and her heart, but can she risk it all again with this oh-so delicious doc? The temptation is getting harder to resist...