Claudia's debut novel, Risk of a Lifetime, released to 5-star reviews, reached Amazon's Best Sellers Romance Series Top 100, and was named one of eBooks Galore top reads for 2014. Claudia is also a two-time Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) finalist for excellence in mystery. She truly believes in "paying it forward" and enjoys speaking to all types of groups. On a personal note, Claudia considers herself a water person and always enjoys a cool drink by the pool or the ocean. Of course, a hot cocoa in the falling snow is nice, too. Her new book, Slater's Leverage, will be available November 2015.
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I live where summers are hot with humidity and winters are freezing cold! But, whether enjoying a cool drink by the water on a sunny day or sipping hot cocoa while walking in the snow, I'm always looking for my next happily-ever-after story. Plus what adventure would be complete without an iota of intrigue or a splash of suspense? After all, I grew up watching heroes save the world and rescue the heroine. Or was it that the lady inspired the man so much he had no choice but to risk life and limb to love her forever? Ummmmm...maybe I'll figure that one out someday. For now, though, that's why I write sexy alpha heroes and the women strong enough to love them.
In addition, I love presenting workshops on the writing craft and speaking to all types of groups, whether it be for motivation or learning. I truly believe in 'paying it forward' and can only hope my words on the page or in person will inspire someone to follow their own dream.
Considering I could write my name in cursive before the first day of school, you might say my writing career began way back then. Then, advanced English classes carried me all the way through high school. Years later, the love-of-my-life and my family allowed me to live my happily-ever-after to the fullest. No, my stories aren't about my life, but all that research through the years sure was fun!
By the way, if someone said I could go anywhere in the world, my response might be: "Where's the water? Where's the sand? Where's the suntan lotion?!?!?" OR "Bright lights. Big city. Theatre, theatre, theatre!"
Smiles & have a great day,
Coming soon from Claudia Shelton
Mackenzie Baudin has been over Josh Slater for years, so the idea of her uncle sending him to be her protector meant only a slight hiccup in her steel resolve emotions. But her uncle's promise that within the next twenty-four hours she would know the complete truth about her life hit her like the plane crash ten years ago. The day her mother and father were killed. The same day she gave her virginity to Josh.
Protector Agent Josh Slater has spent years working for the secret government-sponsored agency known as OPAQUE. All the while hoping to find the man who paid his father to bring down a plane killing the then head of OPAQUE. Now, Josh's new assignment brings him back face-to-face with the one woman he ever deserted. His life would have been easier letting Mackenzie continue to hate him for leaving, but she's been targeted as leverage and he'll do anything to insure her survival. Even face her anguish over his family's shame.
Available November 10!