She's the author whose books defined erotic historical romance. Romantic Times calls her "The Queen of Erotic Romance," Affaire de Coeur: "... the divine mistress of sensual writing ..."
She's Thea Devine (yes, it's her real name), and she's the author of 18 steamy historical romances (with three more to come), as well as contributing novellas to Kensington Books' USAToday best-selling erotic historical romance anthologies, CAPTIVATED, FASCINATED, and TAKEN BY SURPRISE. She's also written a handful of sexy contemporary romantic novellas for Kensington and Leisure Books, and she made her debut in full-length contemporary romance in 1999 with NIGHT MOVES, for Harlequin Temptation "Blaze".
She lives and works in Connecticut (and summers in Maine), but more to the point, she really lives that secret life readers sometimes think she does: for the past twenty years, she's also been a professional manuscript reader.
She's been married 36 years to John, a school administrator, and has two grown sons, Michael and Thomas; and two sister felines, Charlotte and Emily Bronte Cat; and two dogs: mini-doxie Midgie, who recently joined the family; and the headstrong, stubborn and wilful black lab, Maggie, who has, Thea says, all the qualities of a good heroine.