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Beverly Barton

USA flag (1946 - 2011)

Beverly Marie Inman was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D. Inman Jr. A born romantic, she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale. Even before she learned to read and write, her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters inside her mind. Movies fascinated her, and by the time she was seven she was rewriting the movies she saw on television and at the local theater to give them all happy endings. By the age of nine she'd penned her first novel. She wrote short stories, TV scripts, poetry, and novels throughout high school and into college.

After her marriage to Billy Ray Beaver, the "love of her life", and the births of her two children, Beverly continued to be a voracious reader and a devoted moviegoer, but she put her writing aspirations on hold until her children were teenagers. At every age of their lives, from infancy to adulthood, the children had been a true joy to her. She devoted herself to her husband and children and considered herself one of the many selfless "supermoms" who put their family's needs first. She believed she had had it all, just not all at the same time.

In her mid-30s, Beverly returned to her former passion writing as a hobby, but before 40, she decided that she wanted to make writing a full-time career. And when she rediscovered an old dream of becoming a published writer no one was more supportive of her aspirations than her family. Her children were her greatest cheerleaders and her husband was her biggest supporter. After writing over 40 books and receiving numerous awards and nominations, as well as having books on the USA Today list and consistently on the Waldenbooks bestseller list, her career was indeed a dream come true. Having a fantastic family and fabulous friends, as well as making a living doing the one thing she had loved doing since childhood, she considered herself truly blessed. Beverly died suddenly of heart failure on 21 April 2011.

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Romance, Mystery, Paranormal Romance
   1. This Side of Heaven (1992)
   2. Paladin's Woman (1993)
   3. The Outcast (1994)
   4. Defending His Own (1995)
   5. Guarding Jeannie (1996)
   6. Blackwood's Woman (1996)
   7. Roarke's Wife (1997)
   8. A Man Like Morgan Kane (1997)
   9. Gabriel Hawk's Lady (1997)
   10. Keeping Annie Safe (1999)
   11. Murdock's Last Stand (2001)
   12. Egan Cassidy's Kid (2000)
   13. Navajo's Woman (2001)
   14. Whitelaw's Wedding (2001)
   15. Sweet Caroline's Keeper (2001)
   16. Jack's Christmas Mission (2001)
   17. The Princess's Bodyguard (2002)
   18. On Her Guard (2002)
   19. Faith, Hope and Love (2002)
   20. Grace Under Fire (2003)
   21. Downright Dangerous (2004)
   22. Keeping Baby Secret (2004)
   23. Laying His Claim (2004)
   24. Worth Dying for (2004)
   25. Ramirez's Woman (2005)
   26. Penny Sue Got Lucky (2005)
   27. Dangerous Deception (2006)
   28. His Only Obsession (2007)
   29. A Time To Die (2007)
   30. Dying For You (2008)
Griffin Powell
   1. After Dark (2000)
     aka Time To Kill
   2. The Fifth Victim (2003)
   3. The Last to Die (2004)

     aka Beg to Die

   4. As Good As Dead (2004)
     aka If Looks Could Kill
   5. Killing Her Softly (2005)

     aka The Ex

   6. Close Enough to Kill (2006)

     aka The Lover

   7. The Dying Game (2007)

     aka The Chosen

   8. The Murder Game (2008)

     aka The Watcher

   9. Cold Hearted (2008)

     aka The Black Widow

   10. Silent Killer (2009)

     aka The Wife

   11. Dead By Midnight (2010)

     aka Time of Death

   12. Dead By Morning (2011)
   13. Dead By Nightfall (2011)
   1. Don't Cry (2010)

     aka The Mother

   2. Don't Say a Word (2011)
   Yankee Lover (1990)
   Lucky in Love (1991)
   Sugar Hill (1992)
   Talk of the Town (1992)
   Lover and Deceiver (1994)
   The Tender Trap (1996)
   Emily and the Stranger (1998)
   Every Move She Makes (2001)
   What She Doesn't Know (2002)
   Most Likely to Die (2007) (with Lisa Jackson and Wendy Corsi Staub)
   The Right Wife (2014)
   I'll Be Watching You (2014)
   Just the Way You Are (2015)
Omnibus editions
   3, 2, 1... Married! (1999) (with Marie Ferrarella and Sharon Sala)
   Special Deliveries (2001) (with Janice Kaiser)
   MacKenzie's Pleasure / Defending His Own (2001) (with Linda Howard)
   Beneath His Shield (2002) (with Lindsay McKenna)
   Dangerous to Love (2002) (with Marie Ferrarella and Lindsay McKenna)
   So This Is Christmas (2002) (with Leanne Banks, Margot Early and Sherryl Woods)
   Holding Out for Her Hero (2003) (with Lindsay McKenna)
   Downright Dangerous / Sweet Suspicion (2004) (with Nina Bruhns)
   Forces of Nature (2004) (with Heather Graham)
   Keeping Baby Secret / Passionate Proposal (2004) (with Emilie Rose)
   Long Hot Summer (2004) (with Lindsay McKenna)
   Laying His Claim / Awaken to Pleasure (2004) (with Nalini Singh)
   Midnight Seduction / Keeping Baby Secret (2004) (with Justine Davis)
   Insider / Check Mate (2004) (with Ingrid Weaver)
   Expecting the Cop's Baby (2005) (with Myrna Temte)
   Laying His Claim / Miss Pruitt's Private Life (2005) (with Barbara McCauley)
   Ramirez's Woman / Beast Within (2005)
   Her Bodyguard (2005) (with Judith Duncan)
   Her Rescuer (2006) (with Eileen Wilks)
   Sugar and Spice (2006) (with Joanne Fluke, Shirley Jump and Fern Michaels)
   Guarding Her Body (2007) (with Lindsay McKenna)
   Protecting Her (2008) (with Suzanne Brockmann)
   Ready for Marriage? (2008) (with Ann Major and Anne Marie Winston)
   Determined to Protect, Forbidden to Love (2009) (with Carla Cassidy and Joyce Sullivan)
   Wanted: A Father for Her Baby (2009) (with Peggy Moreland and Emilie Rose)
   Ready for Anything, Anywhere! (2011) (with Merline Lovelace and Catherine Mann)
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