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Louisa Edwards

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in Austin, TX, The United States



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August 2007

Louisa Edwards was born in Austin, but grew up in Virginia, where she started reading romance around the age of eleven. She graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College and landed her first job in publishing as an Editorial Assistant at Berkley and built her own list of authors, earning a promotion to Assistant Editor.

Then real life romance ensued: Louisa married a journalist and moved to a small town in Ohio where she critiqued restaurants for the local paper and began writing the Recipe for Love novels, a series of contemporary romances with a strong culinary theme. Her debut novel, CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, was released by St. Martin’s Press in September 2009 to rave reviews. The second novel in the series, ON THE STEAMY SIDE came out in Mar

The dog days of summer are officially here! Are you looking for a fun, romantic read to keep you cool and smiling through the heat? If so, I've got just the thing! My good friend, Maria Geraci, has a new book out that RT Book Reviews called "a great, easy breezy summer read that will keep you captivated until the end." And I'm going to give you a shot at your very own autographed copy! See bel... Read more of this blog post »
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“Forgiveness is a funny thing. We act like it has to be earned, as if there are a certain number of hoops someone can jump through to make us forget that they hurt us. But forgiveness can't be earned! It can only be given freely, as a gift!”
Louisa Edwards, Too Hot To Touch

“Somewhere along the way." Adam said, "I stopped cooking for anyone other than you. When you were gone, it was like all the flavor had drained out of the world. Without you, nothing tastes as sweet.”
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“Uncomfortable.Lord. I’ve been doing the comfortable thing my whole life, it seems like. And what did it get me? I think it’s about time I did something a little uncomfortable.”
Louisa Edwards, On the Steamy Side


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Darkand Thanks so much for accepting my friendship! I love the RSC series and can't wait for what comes next - I'll bet it will be as delicious as all the others!

Louisa Thanks Angela! I'm so glad you're enjoying the books. I can't wait for you to read HOT UNDER PRESSURE when it comes out next week!

Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) Thank you for the accept!!! I'm a big fan of RSC. Reading Some like It Hot now. :D

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Leon Shure Hi Louisa,

Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure

message 2: by Louisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:10PM)

Louisa I know! I realized after. I'm thinking Goblet of Fire will go up there.

message 1: by Georgia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:08PM)

Georgia I can't believe you didn't list Harry Potter...I'm ashamed of you:)

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