Patricia Rice's Bio

With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Book numbers fifty and fifty-one are a continuation of the Regency Nobles series. In The English Heiress, the irresistible Michael O'Toole, a man of many names but none his own, turns to Lady Blanche Perceval for aid. To his dismay, the selfless duke’s granddaughter now despises him for deserting her when she needed him most and hasn't made up her mind yet whether to kill him or kiss him. The Irish Duchess matches Michael and Blanche’s penniless cousins in a taming of the shrew, marriage of convenience tale that rocks a duke’s world.

Her forty-ninth book, Lure of Song and Magic, is a magical contemporary romance.  Dylan Ives “Oz”Oswin is desperate enough to follow any clue in his search for his kidnapped son.  A mysterious e-mail sets him on a search for the former rock star Syrene, but she is now the reclusive children’s book author Philippa “Pippa” Malcolm James, who believes she can destroy lives with her dangerous voice. She refuses his request—until she learns it’s about a lost child.  For readers who loved Patricia Rice's paranormal romantic historical “Magic” series, The Lure of Song and Magic introduces characters descended from that series, in a contemporary romance setting.

In her forty-eighth book, The Devilish Montague, Blake Montague wants to save Europe. Ladybyrd Carrington only wants to save her family and a foul-mouthed parrot. Marriage wasn’t on their incompatible minds—until they realized they each had what the other needed... Nominated for the 2011 RT Book Reviews Historical Love and Laughter award.

Her forty-seventh book, The Wicked Wyckerly, was nominated for the 2010 Romance Writers of America’s RITA® and 2010 RT Book Reviews Historical Love and Laughter award.

Patricia Rice's emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards.

In addition to receiving the Bookrak Bestselling Paperback award, her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.

A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, she currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc.