Karen Chance grew up in Orlando, Florida, and has also lived in France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and New Orleans. She is the bestselling author of the Cassie Palmer series and the Dorina Basarab series, and her stories have appeared in the anthologies On the Prowl and The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance. Actress Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, Washington, has performed on stage, film, and television. She has lent her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Cynthia's most recognizable work is as the voice of Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling Vampire Hunter series.