About the author

A native of Louisville, KY, I graduated from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 and then went on to earn a BSN from Indiana University in 1986. Horse crazy from the time I knew what a horse was, my family moved to rural Indiana in 1989. Since then, I've managed to accumulate a number of animal friends, but am currently holding at two horses, four cats, and one crazy little dog named Peaches.

I have been married to the same wonderful man (aka Budley) for more than thirty years, and we have two grown sons, Mike & Sam. I've been working full-time as a critical care nurse for more than thirty years, and while this has been an exciting and rewarding career, I have recently resigned from my position to allow more time for my writing. 
As a writer, I find that any fantasy you have can come true if you simply write it down. I've been keeping my friends entertained with my books for a number of years, and self-published a book in 2006, If You Could Read My Mind, writing as Samantha R. Michaels. Slave was the first of my books to be published with Sourcebooks Casablanca, and has since been followed by Warrior, Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, and Stud. Look for Wildcat in February 2013 and Rascal in February 2014. I currently have one self-published novel, Sex, Love, and a Purple Bikini, and one short story, Midnight in Reno.  
With my Sextet sisters, I've contributed to five erotic anthologies published by Siren/Bookstrand: Sharing, Dirty Dancing, Occupational Hazards, Entanglements, and Mistletoe & Menage. I also have three solo novellas with Siren. The Sextet Presents... Small, Medium, & Large; A Toy Story is a contemporary MMF menage. The Sextet Presents... The Lady Takes a Pair: In Days of Olde is a Regency MMF menage, and The Sextet Presents... A Tale of Two Knights: Legends is a MFM retelling of the Arthurian legend.  

I'm a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Indiana RWA chapter. My other interests include cooking, gardening, singing and guitar playing, and, of course, HUNK HUNTING!!!! We're all about fun here at the CBEB, so don't hesitate to chime in with a comment. The interaction is what makes it so enjoyable!