Brenda Novak

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Brenda Novak
Born1964
Vernal, Utah
Pen nameBrenda Novak
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerica
Period1998 - present
Genrehistorical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense
Website
www.brendanovak.com

Brenda Novak (born in 1964 in Vernal, Utah) is an American author of historical romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She has written over 50 books, and has sold more than 4 million copies. Not only has she hit The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller's lists, her novels have won many awards, including four RITA nominations, the National Reader's Choice, the Book Buyer’s Best and the Bookseller's Best Award.[1]

Biography[edit]

Novak was born in Utah, the youngest of five children. Her father worked for the government for the Bureau of Reclamation for thirty years. He retired when Brenda was ten and moved the family to Arizona. Her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was eight years old and was often sick during her childhood but remained active in the community serving as a member of the Chandler City Council.

Novak sold her first book, a historical romance published by HarperCollins titled Of Noble Birth, in 1998. She sold a contemporary romance to Harlequin Enterprises shortly thereafter and has written more than fifty novels for Harlequin since. Although she is still writing for Harlequin, she has recently launched a new suspense series with St. Martin’s Press and Headline in the UK.

For a number of years, Novak has been actively engaged in raising money for diabetes research.

Bibliography[edit]

Whiskey Creek

  • Discovering You, 5/2016—MIRA Books
  • A Winter Wedding, 10/2015—MIRA Books
  • This Heart of Mine, 3/2015—MIRA Books
  • The Heart of Christmas, 10/2014—MIRA Books
  • Come Home To Me, 3/2014—MIRA Books
  • Take Me Home for Christmas, 10/2013—MIRA Books
  • Home to Whiskey Creek, 7/2013—MIRA Books
  • When Summer Comes, 1/2013, MIRA Books
  • When Snow Falls, 10/2012—MIRA Books
  • When Lightning Strikes, 8/2012—MIRA Books
  • When We Touch (prequel novella), 8/2012

Fairham Island

  • The Secrets She Kept, 7/2016—MIRA Books
  • The Secret Sister, 7/2015—MIRA Books

The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles

  • Her Darkest Nightmare, 8/2016—St. Martin's Press
  • Hanover House (prequel novella), 9/2015—Brenda Novak, Inc.
  • Hello Again, 10/2017—St. Martin's Press

Historical Romance

  • A Matter of Grave Concern, 10/2014 - Montlake
  • Through The Smoke, 10/2013 - Montlake
  • Honor Bound (original title: The Bastard), 11/2011
  • Of Noble Birth, 11/99 (HarperCollins), reprint 3/2011

Bulletproof Series

  • Inside, 7/2011 - MIRA Books
  • In Seconds, 9/2011 - MIRA Books
  • In Close, 11/2011 - MIRA Books

Dept. 6 Hired Guns Series

  • Killer Heat, 10/2010 – MIRA Books
  • Body Heat, 9/2010 – MIRA Books
  • White Heat, 8/2010 – MIRA Books

Last Stand Series

  • The Perfect Murder, 10/2009 – MIRA Books
  • The Perfect Liar, 9/2009 – MIRA Books
  • The Perfect Couple, 8/2009 – MIRA Books
  • Watch Me, 8/2008 – MIRA Books
  • Stop Me, 7/2008 – MIRA Books
  • Trust Me, 6/2008 – MIRA Books

Stillwater Series

  • Dead Right, 8/2007 – MIRA Books
  • Dead Giveaway, 2/2007 – MIRA Books
  • Dead Silence, 8/2006 – MIRA Books

Single Title

  • Every Waking Moment, 7/2005, Harlequin
  • Cold Feet, 2/2005, Harlequin
  • Taking the Heat, 2/2004, Harlequin

Harlequin Superromance (Dundee, Idaho Series)

  • A Baby of Her Own, 9/2002
  • A Husband of Her Own, 5/2003
  • A Family of Her Own, 4/2004
  • A Home of Her Own, 12/2004
  • Stranger In Town, 6/2005
  • Big Girls Don't Cry, 9/2005
  • The Other Woman, 5/2006
  • Coulda Been a Cowboy, 6/2007
  • That Christmas Feeling, 11/2010

Harlequin Superromance

  • Sanctuary
  • Shooting the Moon
  • We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Dear Maggie
  • Baby Business
  • Snow Baby
  • Expectations

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

  • Love Is Murder, 2/2013 (With Allison Brennan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Heather Graham, Lee Child and Edited by Sandra Brown)
  • More Than Words, 2/2012 (with Debbie Macomber and Meryl Sawyer)
  • Once Upon a Christmas, 10/2011 (with Melinda Curtis and Anna Adams)
  • That Christmas Feeling, 11/2010 (with Kathleen O'Brien and Karina Bliss)
  • The Night Before Christmas, 11/2009 (with Day LeClaire and Molly O'Keefe)
  • Mother, Please! (2004) (with Alison Kent and Jill Shalvis)
  • More Than Words (2004) (with Susan Mallery, Diana Palmer, Carla Neggers, and Emilie Richards)
  • Family of Her Own / Brother Quest (2004) (with Lori Handeland)
  • Omnibus : Snow Angels (2004) (with B. J. Daniels)
  • Baby Jane / We Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus / Wide Open Spaces (2004) (with Roz Denny Fox and Judith Arnold)
  • Sanctuary, 12/2003 (with Pamela Bauer, Judith Bowen, K.N. Casper, Laura Abbot and Caron Todd)

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