NINA BRUHNS credited her gypsy great-grandfather for her great love of adventure. She has lived and travelled all over the world, including a six-year stint in Sweden. She has been on scientific expeditions from California to Spain to Egypt and The Sudan, and has two graduate degrees in archaeology (with a speciality in Egyptology). She speaks four languages and writes a mean hieroglyphics! But Nina’s first love has always been writing. For her, writing for Silhouette Books is the ultimate adventure! Drawing on her many experiences gives her stories a colourful dimension, and allows her to create settings and characters out of the ordinary. Two of her books, including this one, won the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for writing excellence native of Canada, Nina grew up in California, and currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband and three children. She loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached at P.O. Box 746, Ladson, SC 29456-0746 or by e-mail via the Harlequin website at http://www.romance.net.