USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has earned praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Oakland Press for her "innovative," "addictive," "steamy" and "powerful" historical romances. A two-time RWA RITA Finalist, Shelly has also received a National Readers' Choice Award and five straight KISS Awards for her outstanding heroes. The Detroit Free Press has twice placed her books on their annual list of the year's best romances. When she's not at the computer, you'll find Shelly knitting in local cafes or kickboxing at the gym. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two daughters.