LIBRE PALEY is the author of sensual, intelligent romance and erotic romance, often with a psychological edge. She currently lives and works in England, but spent many years residing in a number of countries overseas before returning to her roots. Her home is overlooked by the windswept and sometimes wild moorlands in rural North Lancashire, a brooding and stark landscape from which she derives much inspiration. A life-long book-lover, Libre writes out of sheer enjoyment. The type of romance and erotica she prefers is honest and sensory. She believes that women need to fantasise and to cast off any sexual shame. Libre is a nickname given in childhood, deriving from her ‘Sunday best’ name of Elizabeth—used when she is not on her best behaviour.