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Serena Yates

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I’m a night owl and start writing when everyone else in my time zone is asleep. I’ve loved reading all my life and spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book. Although I always wanted to be a writer, financial independence came first. Twenty-some years and a successful business career later I took some online writing classes and never looked back.

Living and working in eight countries has taught me that there is more than one way to get things done. It has instilled tremendous respect for the many different cultures, beliefs, attitudes, and preferences that exist on our planet.

I like exploring those differences in my stories, most of which happen to be romances. My characters have a tendency to want to do their own thing, so I
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Serena Yates I'm currently working on another new book in the Workplace Encounters series, a collection of stories about blue collar workers and the men they fall …moreI'm currently working on another new book in the Workplace Encounters series, a collection of stories about blue collar workers and the men they fall in love with. This one is called The Plumber, and I am having a lot of fun doing research into plumbing and everything that goes with it!

The Elevator Mechanic has been rereleased by Dreamspinner, The Chauffeur will be released on March 4, and The Bricklayer is planned for mid-April.(less)
Serena Yates I am planning to write another on yes. Though I have not written much in the last couple of years since I moved to Canada (from the UK) and am busy go…moreI am planning to write another on yes. Though I have not written much in the last couple of years since I moved to Canada (from the UK) and am busy going to university. But I definitely want to get back to it this summer. :-)(less)
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The Cellar Hand is rereleased today!

The Cellar Hand (Workplace Encounters, #10) by Serena Yates

The Cellar Hand


Published today, 18 November 2015, The Cellar Hand is a rereleased Workplace Encounters book. It's about Orson Digby, a winemaker, and Geoff Robichaud, a former Marine and security specialist. They used to be best friends when they were teenagers and reconnecting makes them realize they want more.

Orson Digby is no stranger to loss. His family died in a house fire when he was fif Read more of this blog post »
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Serena Yates Mistress Book Lover 1981 wrote: "Hello and thank you for accepting my friend request :)"

Hello back! Always happy to see what others are reading. :-)


Mistress Book Lover Hello and thank you for accepting my friend request :)


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Serena Yates Nora wrote: "Hi Serena, thanks for accepting the friendvite :-) I love your profile pic (butterflies are my fave) with the colours on top - profile pic heaven lol."

Thank you. :-)


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Nora Jones Hi Serena, thanks for accepting the friendvite :-) I love your profile pic (butterflies are my fave) with the colours on top - profile pic heaven lol.


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Serena Yates Mammarella wrote: "Happy New Year, Serena! Best wishes to you! :D"

Thanks Mammarella! Happy New Year and Happy Reading to you too! :-)


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M'rella Happy New Year, Serena! Best wishes to you! :D


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Serena Yates M.P. wrote: "Hi Serena! Thanks for the friend add. Happy Reading & Writing :)"

Hi M.P.! It's great to meet you. :-)


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M.P. Sharma Hi Serena! Thanks for the friend add. Happy Reading & Writing :)


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Serena Yates Debbie "DJ" wrote: "Hi Serena, thanks for the add. Your travel and respect for other cultures drew my eye. To discover that you write LGBT books is awesome, I will add a few to my TBR list. I've got a couple I need t..."

Thank you! Apologies for the late reply, I only just found this comment now. :-)


Debbie "DJ" Hi Serena, thanks for the add. Your travel and respect for other cultures drew my eye. To discover that you write LGBT books is awesome, I will add a few to my TBR list. I've got a couple I need to finish for NetGalley right now, but looking forward to giving yours a read!


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Serena Yates Tina wrote: "Thx for adding me, Serena.
In your review of Only You by A.J. Llewellyn you quoted a German saying. That drew my attention. :)"


Thanks for the friend request and for telling me what drew your attention. :-)


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Tina Thx for adding me, Serena.
In your review of Only You by A.J. Llewellyn you quoted a German saying. That drew my attention. :)


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Serena Yates Danni wrote: "Hi Serena, thanks for the friendvite. And see? I didn't get deletey at all ;-)"

LOL! Thanks for accepting, Danni. :-)


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Danni Hi Serena, thanks for the friendvite. And see? I didn't get deletey at all ;-)


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Serena Yates SueM wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Serena - I'm very happy to accept! It was wonderful meeting you in Sydney and I'm very glad you made the effort to fly DownUnder to attend out inaugural meeting."

Thanks so much, Sue! I loved meeting you and have to say, it was a great inaugural meeting! :-)


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Serena Yates Shaz wrote: "Thanks Serena for the friendship! I've had so much fun this weekend. It was great that you could come and help us make our first Oz MM Meet such a success."

Thanks for accepting, Shaz! I'm very happy I was able to be here and meet you and everyone else! :-)


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SueM Thanks for the friend invite, Serena - I'm very happy to accept! It was wonderful meeting you in Sydney and I'm very glad you made the effort to fly DownUnder to attend out inaugural meeting.


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Shaz Thanks Serena for the friendship! I've had so much fun this weekend. It was great that you could come and help us make our first Oz MM Meet such a success.


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Serena Yates NicStar wrote: "Thanks for the friendship!"

Same here, Nic. :-)


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Nic Thanks for the friendship!


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Katsura Katsura Serena wrote: "Katsura wrote: "Thank you for adding me, Serena. Lovely to be your friend here, xxx"

I'm glad I found you here! Twitter was easier, LOL."

Ha ha I live on Twitter! Xxx


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Serena Yates Katsura wrote: "Thank you for adding me, Serena. Lovely to be your friend here, xxx"

I'm glad I found you here! Twitter was easier, LOL.


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Glad you like them. And thanks for asking. :-)


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Serena Yates Fiona wrote: "Hi Serena! Thanks for accepting my friend request :)"

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Thanks for becoming my friend here, and I am really happy you like my books! :-)


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Serena Yates Georges wrote: "...................Hi Serena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your friendship!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hi Georges! Thank you too and happy reading as well. :-)


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Serena Yates Beatrice wrote: "*waves* Hello! Thanks for the friend request and for accepting me into the group! What you and Aleks are doing is simply wonderful. :)"

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Beatrice *waves* Hello! Thanks for the friend request and for accepting me into the group! What you and Aleks are doing is simply wonderful. :)


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Serena Yates Mary wrote: "I love what you and Aleks are doing with the new group!"

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Mary I love what you and Aleks are doing with the new group!


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Serena Yates Lenore wrote: "Thank you, Serena. I stand by Aleks. All the way."

Aleks and all the others - yes, they have my support.


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Lenore Thank you, Serena. I stand by Aleks. All the way.


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Serena Yates Wade wrote: "Serena wrote: "Wade wrote: "Sorry my book is not-for-you :( Is it the prospect of reading something sad? there is an HAE :p
Just curious.
~Wade"

That is a good challenge, Wade. Yes, basically it ..."


Wade, I am so sorry, I didn't see your reply here until just now... HFN is more than fine! I loook forward to reading it now. :-)


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