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DeAnna Cameron

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DeAnna Cameron writes contemporary romance and historical fiction featuring feisty heroines transformed by true love and belly dance, one of the oldest and most exciting dance forms in the world. Her novels have been translated into Japanese, Polish, and Serbian, and her work has been praised for its "deft prose, energetic characters and . . . colorful images" by RT Book Reviews and called "most entertaining" by the Historical Novel Review.

She's also the founder of O.C. Writers, a network of more than 300 published and aspiring authors in Southern California. And she's the founding editor of Lit Central O.C., an online resource and showcase for O.C. authors.

Before turning to fiction, DeAnna worked as a journalist, writing and editing for se

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The Belly Dancer
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Description: SHIMMY FOR ME is a sexy contemporary romance with a cool and sophisticated alpha male hero, and a smart, bold, and definitely not-your-girl-next-door heroine. Their story is sometimes intensely passionate, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, and always emotionally satisfying. For readers who enjoy contemporary romance, women's fiction, new adult romance, and romantic comedy. "DeAnna Cameron delivers satisfying happily-ever-afters that will leave you sighing." --bestselling author Beth Yarnall *** One passionate night. Two lost souls. A whole world of trouble. Juggling two jobs to keep her belly dance studio afloat keeps Abby Anderson's mind off her shattered love life--until a reawakened pain sends her into the arms of an anonymous stranger she plucks from the audience of her tribal belly dance show. No names, no strings, no romance. She tells herself it's a harmless one night stand. Until he turns up at her day job . . . Derek Collier, the sexy heir to the Collier media dynasty, just landed everything he's always wanted: the publisher's seat at the Orange County Herald. Except his first order of business is to sell the newspaper. Reeling from his family's betrayal, his only comfort is the memory of that mysterious belly dancer and the perfect night they spent together. He won't rest until he finds her again. She'll lose everything if he does. ***
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Description: New York City in 1907 is a kingdom of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream. The Gilded Age has ended, and immigrants fill the bustling streets. The glamour of Broadway lures those who desire the limelight-but only a few are fortunate enough to thrive in the lights of a city that casts long, dark, and merciless shadows... Pepper MacClair and her mother arrived penniless in New York thirteen years ago, and their fortune has not changed. A dancer of fluid grace and motion, Pepper is still only one chorus girl among many, struggling for an opportunity to prove herself worthy of something bigger. For now, Pepper dances at The Chance, a rundown venue long past its prime. It is not only Pepper's workplace, where she has pushed her physical endurance to its limit, but also her home. And as the larger world changes around her and she is pulled into the intrigues of New York's elite, it is her last hope, not only to fulfill her dream, but to fulfill her heart.
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Description: At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the modern, the exotic, and the ground-breaking collide. When Dora Chambers, an aspiring socialite, is charged with the task of enforcing proper conduct at the Egyptian belly dancing exhibition, she finds herself captivated by these marvelous women. And as her eyes are opened to the world beyond a life of social expectations, she finds the courage to break free and discover the truth about her own heart.
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message 10: by Tracy

Tracy Hi DeAnna, Thanks for adding me to your friend list. Tracy Reed

DeAnna Thank you, Melissa! I'm looking forward to sharing book notes with you :)

message 8: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship DeAnna. Follow me on Facebook. See the link on my profile.

William O'Brien Hi DeAnna - Thank you for your email. I hope you like it!
Best wishes

William O'Brien Hi DeAnna - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William

Marguerite Witchling (Sisters of the Moon #1) sounds right up my alley I have added it to my to read list

message 4: by Kate

Kate Gould Hi DeAnna, thanks for accepting the friend-vite (great word for it, by the way). I certainly shall let you know when the book comes out. With the Christmas post delaying everything, I'm still waiting for the proof copy to arrive before I can put the book on sale. While you're waiting, for a preview, you can go to my goodreads author page or here. Best wishes and have a lovely Christmas, Kate

Valerie Maarten Hi DeAnna,
Thank you for the friendship. Hope to hear more from you in the future.

message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Deanna,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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