Jude Deveraux is the author of historical and contemporary women's fiction featuring women of strong character and gorgeous, exciting men. Jude has had more than thirty books on the New York Times bestsellers list, 60 million copies in print, and has been translated into 18 languages. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading murder mysteries, working in her garden, and in boxing class she likes to show much younger males that she can throw a mean right cross.
Perhaps the longest lasting dynasty in romance belongs to Jude Deveraux's Montgomerys. Spanning dozens of books, the family has followed the course of love from the Middle Ages to today. Start with The Black Lyon (Avon. 2007. ISBN 978-0-06-072721-5. pap. $4.99), the story of Ranulf de Warbrooke, a powerful warlord, and his quest to win Lady Lyonene. Deveraux's character development is particularly strong in her early books, and she does a wonderful job bringing these two headstrong characters together. Their first child, born in the midst of a classic rescue scene, is named Montgomery, and thus the dynasty begins. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.