Laurel McKee is the pen name for regency romance writer Amanda McCabe.
Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen--a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject...)
She's never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a Pug, and a very bossy miniature Poodle, along with far too many books.
When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network--even though she doesn't cook.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012--escape to Victorian London with a new series!
One Naughty Night(June 2012)
Countess of Scandal
“Laurel McKee’s prose is lyrical, her pacing
is flawless, and her talent for evoking a rich, sweeping historical
atmosphere is second to none” –USA Today Bestseller Julianne MacLean
“An exciting, suspenseful and very passionate
story. Loved it and very much look forward to the next in this series.
Interesting history lesson and a good backdrop for a first-class love
story”—Romance Reviews Magazine
McKee’s style of writing is stellar, streaming with lovely prose, vivid
descriptions, breathtaking love scenes, and action-packed tension. Every
word sings with unyielding intensity” –Romance Junkies
“McKee sets the stage for
a romantic adventure that captures the spirit of Ireland and a pair of
star-crossed lovers to perfection” –RT Book Reviews - 4 Stars
“Countess of Scandal
combines a passionate romance with a nail-biting plot. The author’s
research shines through to make the era come alive, as well as her
characters. An exciting tale out of the common mold” –Romance Reviews Today
“This book has rarely
used and well-drawn setting, good characters, and so much more working in
its favor. I absolutely loved reading this one!” –All About Romance
nuanced characters and deliciously subtle sense of humor provide the ideal
counterpoint to the perfectly executed historical setting that gives
Countess of Scandal its refreshingly different literary flavor”
Want to know more about Georgian Ireland and the events surrounding Laurel's Daughters of Ireland trilogy? Check out Behind the Book
Picture of Laurel at RWA '09!