Brenda Hiatt began writing in 1988, an Army wife at home with two preschool children. She promised herself that if nothing sold before her youngest began school she'd get a "real job," so she was thrilled to sell a Regency romance novel to Harlequin six months ahead of that deadline. Originally from Virginia, Brenda received degrees in Biology and Psychology from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, before attending graduate school at Texas A&M University. She has since lived in Hawaii, South Carolina, Texas, and now Indiana.
Brenda now writes full time and lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two daughters. To date, she has published six Harlequin Regency Romances, one Harlequin Superromance, two single title historical romances with HarperCollins and six historical romances with Avon Books. Brenda's first single title historical romance, SCANDALOUS VIRTUE, received rave reviews in Publisher's Weekly and other media and was named Best Romance Novel of 1999 by the American Book Readers Association. She prides herself on her thorough historical research, and when she takes a break from the past, Brenda embraces the future by teaching writing classes on the Internet.
An active member of Romance Writers of America since 1990, Brenda participates every year in RWA's Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, which since 1990 has raised over $300,000 for adult literacy. Brenda has also served as President of Novelists, Inc, an international organization of over 600 multi-published novelists.
Brenda's titles include:
THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS -- Avon, June 2005
TAMING TESSA -- Avon, September 2004
WICKEDLY YOURS -- Avon, November 2003
INNOCENT PASSIONS -- Avon, February 2003
A REBELLIOUS BRIDE -- Avon, April 2002
ROGUE'S HONOR -- Avon, July 2001
SHIP OF DREAMS -- HarperCollins, April 2000
SCANDALOUS VIRTUE -- HarperCollins, June 1999
AZALEA -- Harlequin "Regency Diamonds," August 1994
BRIDGE OVER TIME -- Harlequin Superromance, April 1994
A CHRISTMAS BRIDE -- Harlequin Regency, December 1993
DARING DECEPTION -- Harlequin Regency, July 1993
LORD DEARBORN'S DESTINY -- Harlequin Regency, February 1993
THE UGLY DUCKLING -- Harlequin Regency, September 1992
GABRIELLA -- Harlequin Regency, March 1992
Where to find Brenda Hiatt online
Hiatt Regency Classics 1, 2 & 3
Three Hiatt Regency Classics in one value-priced collection!
Brenda Hiatt’s first three traditional Regency romances for your reading pleasure.
This collection contains: GABRIELLA, THE CYGNET and LORD DEARBORN'S DESTINY
Starfall: A Starstruck Novel
The electrifying conclusion to the Starstruck series!
M is finally acclaimed Sovereign Emileia, ruler of the Martian colony Nuath. But at what cost? Without Rigel, life seems pointless but M reluctantly does what she must until an unexpected discovery brings a glimmer of hope. Now she’s determined to do whatever she can to salvage her longed-for happy ending—if it’s not already too late.
Being a Princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!
As newly discovered Princess of a secret Martian colony, M knew she’d have to return someday—but over spring break? An emergency on Mars requires her presence, but not everyone is overjoyed to have their long-lost Princess back. Can she win her people over in time to save the colony from destruction? And what will she have to give up in return?
The Starstruck adventure continues:
Formerly a nerdy nobody, Marsha is the newly discovered princess of a secret civilization. Even better, she’s dating her literal soulmate. But when a new boy arrives at Jewel High, everything M thought she knew about herself and her future turns upside down. Will the destiny that lifted her from obscurity now tear her away from Rigel and their happy ever after?
Scandalous Brides (Four Bestselling Full-Length Regency Novels)
ON SALE NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME!
The best of their best from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Annette Blair, Cheryl Bolen, Lucinda Brant, and Brenda Hiatt. Fall in love with bewitchingly scandalous brides and their dashing grooms in this box set of 4 full-length Regencies.
These bestsellers average over 4.4 stars from hundreds of combined bookseller reviews worldwide.
Adventurous Holly would rather spy for England like her twin brother Noel than make her London debut--until she meets the Marquess of Vandover. A whirlwind courtship, a Christmas wedding, and Holly's life seems full of promise until her inept attempt to become a heroine in her own right ends in a terrible conflict of loyalties. Now Holly must choose between her marriage and her brother's life!
An orphaned astronomy geek dreams of escaping her tiny town and becoming somebody and then the hot new quarterback befriends her. But strange things happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! Soon she discovers secrets that change her humdrum life forever and expose her to deadly perils. The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!
The new Earl of Seabrooke needs a fortune—fast! When a young buck cannot pay his losses at the table and offers his sister instead, Seabrooke agrees to wed her sight unseen. Appalled by her brother's bargain, Miss Chesterton infiltrates Lord Seabrooke's household as a servant to prove him a fortune hunter. But even as she gathers evidence, she finds herself losing her heart to the handsome Earl.
Bridge Over Time
A switch in time! An independent modern woman mysteriously trades places with a near identical ancestress in 1825. Each is desperate to get back to her own time until she falls in love with the very man her counterpart most wanted to avoid. Is this destiny, or simply a cruel trick of fate?
After an arranged marriage, Azalea's new husband immediately sails back to England, but she is already in love. When he's lost at sea, she's devastated. Six years later, Azalea sails to England herself and learns that her husband is alive but has no memory of her or their marriage. Worse, he is betrothed! Can Azalea force Christian to remember the truth before he breaks her heart again?
The Runaway Heiress
Dina’s only chance to keep her inheritance from her gamester brother is to marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. When her carefully planned elopement goes awry she travels to Gretna Green alone. There she finds herself rescuing a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter earning the gratitude of the young lady’s handsome brother. When he asks her to name her reward, she has her answer ready.
Tessa has a special gift; with word and touch she can tame the most unbroken horse. But when handsome Lord Anthony Northrup gallops into her life, she is faced with a far greater challenge. Anthony thinks Tessa is helping her uncle to sell half-broken horses to unsuspecting men but he is charmed by her spirit and independence. He must free her from her uncle's trap so he can claim her for himself.
A lost wager obliges a Duke to bring a pretty nobody into fashion for the London Season. Irksome duty turns into something quite different as he falls under the spell of his protege's innocent charm. Gabriella would rather help run her father's veterinary practice than fit into fashionable society but the more time she spends with the dashing Duke, the more conflicted she is. Could this be love?
Lord Dearborn's Destiny
Regency. After a fortuneteller prophesies a statuesque blonde as his perfect match, a skeptical Lord Dearborn meets just such a woman. Blinded by her beauty, he barely notices her cousin, a lively, witty brunette. Though he has more in common with the petite and impoverished Ellie than the divine Miss Rosalind, she is not in his style at all. Will his eyes be opened in time to his true Destiny?
Traditional Regency romance. A young lady would rather write poetry than make her London debut until she meets a handsome marquis and Cupid's arrow strikes. She transforms herself to attract him, only to learn he apparently has an aversion to her first love, poetry! Is all lost?
(Originally published as The Ugly Duckling)
The Saint of Seven Dials: Collector's Edition
All four of Brenda Hiatt's acclaimed "Saint of Seven Dials" novels in one volume! Four exciting Regency historical romance stories of danger and passion, including:
A penniless beauty assumes the identity of the Saint of Seven Dials in order to rescue her young brother from the streets. Lord Peter Northrup is both smitten and intrigued by the lovely Sarah, but when he digs beneath the surface, he learns she has a secret that could ruin them both. But perhaps love is worth the risk...
Former spy and newest Saint of Seven Dials Noel Paxton is hunting a deadly traitor. Is studious and opinionated Rowena Riverstone the innocent she seems, or the very traitor he seeks? And which is in more danger—his heart or his life?
An American heiress and a duke's son (the new Saint of Seven Dials) are forced into a marriage neither wanted, but attempt to make the best of it. But even as passion turns to love, both are hiding secret identities that could lead to arrest if discovered. If they can admit to their growing love and trust each other with the truth, it could lead to a lifetime of happiness—or to disaster.
A lady disguises herself as a maid to avoid a marriage that would snatch away her inheritance, only to be aided in her escape by a seeming servant who is in fact the legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either of them needs just now, but when was love ever wise?
An overprotected widow ready to kick up her heels meets a notorious rake trying to reform. Each sees the other as a shortcut to change--until the sparks fly! A sparkling Regency historical romance.
Ship of Dreams
Accused of a crime she didn't commit, Della flees San Francisco aboard an outbound ship. Kent Bradford is shocked when a beautiful redhead introduces herself as his wife to an important investor. Fearing a scene, he plays along...for now. Set amid the real events of the final, ill-fated voyage of the SS Central America, SHIP OF DREAMS takes the reader on an adventure filled with danger and love.
Brenda Hiatt’s tag cloud