THE RUSSIAN SEDUCTION wins the Golden Pen Contest

Although most of you are more familiar with my historical romances, I've also started playing with a couple of contemporary romantic thrillers set in Russia, where yours truly used to live...and inspired very loosely by some of my adventures.  THE RUSSIAN SEDUCTION is the story of a renegade Russian submarine captain who's lost his command for an act of treason he didn't commit, and the ambitious, by-the-book American diplomat he's aching to seduce.

I'm happy to say THE RUSSIAN SEDUCTION has recently won the romantic suspense category of the 2009 Golden Pen contest, sponsored by the RWA's Golden Network.  You can check out the Golden Network chapter at , and the contest results at

As a bonus, THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS won third place in the historical category of the same contest. :)