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. MAGIC MAN, her forty-second book and upcoming historical/paranormal romance, will be published July 5, 2006. In MAGIC MAN, the enigmatic, mysteriously intriguing Aidan Dougal, half Malcolm and half Ives, finally gets his own story, in this tale of a man whose need for the love of one amazing woman is as great as his towering physique and thunderous emotions…
SMALL TOWN GIRL, her forty-first book, is a contemporary romance that was published February 28, 2006 by Ballantine/Ivy. In this funny, and tender novel, hard-living, cynical ex -musician Flint Clinton has left heartache and his wild ways behind in Nashville, returning to his sleepy hometown of Northfork, North Carolina, where he hopes to start a new life as owner of the Stardust café. Until he meets the Joella Sanderson, the Stardust waitress whose amazing voice captivates shop regulars— and causes Flint to reluctantly rediscover the joy of music.
Patricia Rice's emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and 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. She was nominated in two categories by Romantic Times Book Club for 2002 Career Achievement awards and a Reviewers Choice Award for her bestselling romance, MUST BE MAGIC.
A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky, she 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., as well as numerous professional accounting organizations and local charities