Cuffed by Candlelight
An Erotic Romance Anthology
By Beverly Jenkins
(Parker Publishing Llc, Paperback, 9781600430077, 242pp.)
Publication Date: February 2007
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What do a farmer in the past, a correction and police officer in the present, and a bounty hunter in the future have in common? A desire that won't abide by the rules of engagement. Cuffed by Candlelight is four erotic tales of women bound to uphold the law and obey the rules. But when desire and the rules clash, love and passion ignite with some handcuffs and a little candlelight.
Beverly Jenkins is an African-American, historical romance writer. She and her family live in southeastern Michigan. She is married, and the mother of two children. Born in Detroit, she graduated from Cass Technical High School and attended Michigan State University, where she majored in journalism and English literature. Ms. Jenkins has written nine books to date and received numerous awards for her works, including: two Waldenbooks Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild, and in 1999, Ms. Jenkins was voted one of the top 50 favorite African-American writers on the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club. Ms. Jenkins has been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history. She is active in both her church and community, and in November 2001, Ms. Jenkins was named a winner of the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award. Gwyneth Bolton was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband, Cedric Bolton. When she was 12-years-old, she became an avid reader of romance by looking into her mother's stash of romance novels. In the 90s, she was introduced to African American and multicultural romance novels, and her life hasn't been the same since. While she had always been a reader of romance, she didn't feel inspired to write them until the genre opened up to include other voices. And even then, it took finishing graduate school, several non-fiction publications, and a six-week course at the Loft Literary Center titled "Writing the Romance Novel" before she gathered the courage to sta