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Nancy Herkness

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Nancy Herkness is the author of the award-winning Whisper Horse series, published by Montlake Romance, as well as several other contemporary romance novels. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. Her new series, Wager of Hearts, follows the romantic adventures of three very wealthy men who make a life-changing bet.

Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, and Novelists, Inc. She has received many honors for her work, including the Golden Leaf Award, the Maggie Award in Contemporary Romance, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She graduated from Princeton University wit

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Nancy Herkness I just finished edits of the novella that will kick off my new "Second Glances" series. The series has a wonderful combination of elements:…moreI just finished edits of the novella that will kick off my new "Second Glances" series. The series has a wonderful combination of elements: billionaires (of course!), kids, and dogs, as well as strong, passionate women. I am having so much fun writing these stories.

The final book in my Wager of Hearts series, THE VIP DOUBLES DOWN, will be released April 18th. I'm pretty sure you haven't seen the last of my Wager of Hearts billionaires. Nathan has already snuck into the Second Glances novel I'm working on right now. I love these guys too much to leave them behind.(less)
Nancy Herkness Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment, Oletha! Love your pun, too.
How interesting that you should ask about Hugh. You are very perceptive.…more
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment, Oletha! Love your pun, too.
How interesting that you should ask about Hugh. You are very perceptive. Yes, I do intend to make him a hero in my Second Glances series. Not the first hero, though, because he's even darker than Gavin so I need to build up to his story.
I've had other readers ask about having Dr. Ben Cavill as a hero in Second Glances as well. I'm curious as to what you think of that idea. Please let me know.
I appreciate your interest in my books and hope you'll keep in touch! Regards, Nancy
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Christine Hatfield I was wondering if you can autograph your book called the place I belong and send it to me in the mail please

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