Tanya Anne Crosby


"Crosby's characters keep readers engaged..." -Publishers Weekly

New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby is a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She is best known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters. Tanya has written for Kensington Publishing, Harlequin, and Avon Books/Harper Collins, where her fifth book Once Upon a Kiss launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line.

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Smashwords Interview

Where do you get your ideas?
That’s the million dollar question, right? The truth is the seeds of a story come from anything and everything — a newspaper headline, a dream, something my husband said. But the best answer I can possibly give is the same answer I give when I speak to young kids. It’s all about “What if?” That’s the magical question that every single story begins with … What if?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
All over! I'm a military brat, born in Spain. I can’t remember the precise moment when I knew I wanted to be a writer, but I can guess it was very early, based on the simple fact that at 12, all I wanted after getting my tonsils out—even more than ice cream—was my father’s typewriter. I spent my childhood with books, making up stories and imaginary friends, and I think it had a lot to do with the fact that I was a bit of a fish out of water. I came to the U.S. as a wee child, not understanding a word of English, and it took me quite a long time to “get my legs.” I can say this, though, I was never bored!
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Where to find Tanya Anne Crosby online


Viking's Prize
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Elienor knew the Norsemen would storm Brouillard castle. In her dreams, she saw the death of many, but not her own. And she saw him--the golden-haired Viking who would claim her as his prize...
Leave No Trace: The Final Moments of Florence W. Aldridge
Price: Free! Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This is not a short story. It is a vignette, a snippet of time, meant to be used as a companion to SPEAK NO EVIL and Tell NO LIES. This book does not contain spoilers, so it can be read in advance of the books, but it does not stand alone.
Highland Steel
Series: Guardians of the Stone. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,820. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The true stone of Destiny remains hidden, but now comes a new battle to determine who will hold the sword of kings. HIGHLAND STEEL continues the tale that began with HIGHLAND FIRE.
Highland Fire
Series: Guardians of the Stone, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,610. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Cursed by Aidan’s people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan dun Scoti believes he is immune to. Offered in marriage by David of Scotland as a guise for peace, she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.
The MacKinnon's Bride
Series: The Highland Brides, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 91,240. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Scottish chieftain Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is stolen by the English, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil. But even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth... the shadows hold secrets. Now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon's Bride.
Lion Heart
Series: The Highland Brides, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
This digital release of Lion Heart is a special author's edition, with an extensive new edit and all new scenes. The illegitimate daughter of a penniless English baron, Elizabet is determined to win her freedom at all costs... until treachery thrusts her into the arms of a proud Scotsman.
Highland Song
Series: The Highland Brides, Book 5 · Guardians of the Stone, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,020. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Driven into solitude by visions of what he would not be and could not have, Gavin Mac Brodie vows never to wed. But he is about to encounter a wee bit of Highland magic… Naked and painted in the woad of her ancestors, she appears to Gavin Mac Brodie … But is she flesh and blood—a chance for a future—or just a faerie creature who will vanish if Gavin dares to open his heart?
On Bended Knee
Series: The Highland Brides, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,750. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Loyal to no clan, Seana is whispered to be a child of the faeries, but not even a little Gael magic can help her claim what she truly desires--a home and hearth... before it's too late for her ailing da. Colin Mac Brohas already broken Seana's heart once... but this time around, he's powerless to resist the girl he once shunned... and finds himself where he never thought to be... on bended knee.
Lyon's Gift
Series: The Highland Brides, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Meghan Brodie refuses to be a pawn in a political game and vows not be won so easily, but even as she begins to realize their love is destined to heal an injured land, she cannot dare to hope the English Lyon will look beyond physical beauty to love the imperfect lass within.

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