Sabrina Jeffries

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Sabrina Jeffries
Sabrina Jeffries
Pen name Sabrina Jeffries, Deborah Martin, Deborah Nicholas
Occupation novelist
Nationality United States
Period 1992-present
Genre romance

Sabrina Jeffries is the pen name of a best-selling American author of romance novels, who also writes under the pen names Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas.


Jeffries lived a normal childhood until she was seven, when her parents became missionaries and moved the family to Thailand. Over the next eleven years, Jeffries had many adventures, including being chased by a baby elephant, playing in a rain forest, and experiencing the entire series of rabies shots. Because she only had her siblings to play with, Jeffries escaped into the world of books, reading everything from comic books to classics, with romance novels being her favorites.[1] She began making up her own stories when she was twelve, only to discover that every one of them was a romance of some sort.[2]

Jeffries earned a Ph.D. in English, writing her dissertation on James Joyce.[3] While serving as a visiting assistant professor of English at Tulane University,[4] Jeffries attempted to develop an academic work from her dissertation.[2] Bored with this attempt, she began writing a romance novel instead. After realizing that she enjoyed writing more than teaching, Jeffries left the academic world to work as a technical writer, while writing novels at night.[2] Although her first attempt did not sell, after ten rejections Jeffries's second book was finally picked up by Leisure.[5] She has since sold thirty-nine novels.[3] She has published historical romances as both Sabrina Jeffries and Deborah Martin, and contemporary paranormal romantic suspense as Deborah Nicholas.[6] Jeffries has won the Holt Medallion Award, the Maggie, and the Booksellers' Best Award and her novels often place high on the USAToday Bestseller's list.[4] Her novels Beware a Scot's Revenge and Let Sleeping Rogues Lie became New York Times Bestsellers.[3]

Jeffries writes in her home office. She also participates in a group blog called The Goddess Blogs. Because her family's schedules fluctuate, however, she sometimes does not sit down to write until the middle of the night. In her limited spare time, Jeffries spends time making jewelry, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and reading.[7]

Jeffries lives in Cary, North Carolina[3] with her husband and Autistic son, Nick.[1]



As Sabrina Jeffries[edit]


Lord Trilogy[edit]
  • The Pirate Lord (1998)
  • The Forbidden Lord (1999)
  • The Dangerous Lord (2000)
Swanlea Spinsters Series[edit]
  • A Dangerous Love (2000)
  • A Notorious Love (2001)
  • After the Abduction (2002)
  • Dance of Seduction (2003)
  • Married to the Viscount (2004)
The Royal Brotherhood Series[edit]
  • In the Prince's Bed (2004)
  • To Pleasure a Prince (2005)
  • One Night With a Prince (2005)
School for Heiresses Series[edit]
  • Never Seduce a Scoundrel (2006)
  • Only a Duke Will Do (2006)
  • Beware a Scot's Revenge (2007)
  • Let Sleeping Rogues Lie (2008)
  • Don't Bargain With the Devil (2009)
  • Wed Him Before You Bed Him (2009)
Hellions of Halstead Hall Series[edit]
  • The Truth About Lord Stoneville (2010)
  • A Hellion in Her Bed (2010)
  • How To Woo A Reluctant Lady (2011)
  • To Wed a Wild Lord (2011)
  • A Lady Never Surrenders (2012)
Loosely Connected to the Hellions of Halstead Hall Series[edit]
  • Twas the Night After Christmas (2012)
The Duke's Men Series[edit]
  • "What the Duke Desires" (2013)
  • "When the Rogue Returns" (2014)
  • "How the Scoundrel Seduces" (2014)


  • "The Widow's Auction" in Fantasy (2002)
  • "Gone But Not Forgetting" in A Day in Mossy Creek (2006)
  • Novella in At Home in Mossy Creek (2007)
  • "Ten Reasons to Stay" in School for Heiresses (2007)
  • "When Sparks Fly" in Snowy Night With a Stranger (2008)

As Deborah Martin[edit]


  • Moonlight Enchantment (1992)
  • Creole Nights (1992)
  • By Love Unveiled (1993)
  • Silver Deceptions (1994)
  • Dangerous Angel (1994)
  • Stormswept (1995)
  • Windswept (1996)
  • Creole Bride (1997)


  • "Too Wicked for Heaven" in One Night With a Rogue (1995)
  • "Out of the Night" in Dance With the Devil (1997)

As Deborah Nicholas[edit]

  • Night Vision (1993)
  • Silent Sonata (1994)
  • Shattered Reflections (1996)


  1. ^ a b "About Sabrina". Sabrina Jeffries Official Website. Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b c "RBL Presents Sabrina Jeffries". RBL Romantica. Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d Matchar, Emily (July 10, 2007). "A refuge in romance". The Cary News. Archived from the original (– Scholar search) on August 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Sarbina Jeffries". Berkley Jove Authors. 2002. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  5. ^ Burns, Monica (2004). "Come Meet the Always Witty Sabrina Jeffries". MonicaBurns.Com. Archived from the original on 2006-12-11. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Sabrina Jeffries FAQ". Sabrina Jeffries Official Website. 2001. Archived from the original on 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  7. ^ "ARR Interview with Sabrina Jeffries". A Romance Review. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Printable Booklist". Sabrina Jeffries Official Website. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 

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