After pairing up lawyers romantically in her head for fifteen years, Magdalen Braden traded in her job as an attorney to set her inner matchmaker free. Today she draws on her past adventures in a Philadelphia law office to write her sexy contemporary romance series, The Blackjack Quartet.
Blackjack & Moonlight, the third installment in the series, was a finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest in 2012. All four books contain love, romance, and a solid dose of legal humor.
Magdalen fuels her creativity by attending the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program and blogging about the romance genre at Promantica.com. As president of her local Romance Writers of America® chapter, Magdalen gives back to the writing community and helps other authors reach their dreams.
When not writing or studying, she enjoys spending time with her crossword-loving husband, their Rhody-mix dog, and two ever-present cats in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania.
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The Cost of Happiness: A Contemporary Romance (The Blackjack Quartet: Book 2)
In this Cinderella story set in a Philadelphia law office, brilliant law student Meghan Mattson has to leave school and work as a paralegal because of her mother's crimes. The firm's new partner, Dan Howard, isn't supposed to treat a lowly paralegal like a lawyer. Doesn't matter -- he wants Meghan on the case -- and in his arms.
Love in Reality: A Contemporary Romance (The Blackjack Quartet: Book 1)
Straight-arrow law student Libby Pembroke is improbably cast as the "Ditz" on The Fishbowl, a ludicrous TV reality show. It's all part of a plan by producer Rand Jennings to subvert the show and create a kick-ass movie script in the process. Libby and Rand manage a surprising amount of contact despite the show's 24/7 filming.
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