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AlTonya Washington is a South Carolina native and graduate of Winston Salem State University in North Carolina. She released her first contemporary romance with BET Books in 2003. Remember Love was nominated as Best First Multicultural Romance by Romantic Times magazine. In 2004 she was named Best New Romance Author by the readers of Shades of Romance magazine. Her second novel, Guarded Love, was labeled a Top Pick by Romantic Times magazine. Her third novel, Finding Love Again, won the Romantic Times magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Multicultural Romance of 2004.
2005 marked the release of her first Historical Romance, Wild Ravens, released by Genesis Press. In 2006, her fourth novel, Love Scheme, was nominated for the annual Romance Slam Jam Emma Award as Favorite Steamy Romance. She released her sixth novel in January 2006 (A Lover’s Dream) for the Harlequin/Kimani Press label. The sequel, A Lover’s Pretense, was released in August 2006. Also in August, she released her eighth novel, In The Midst of Passion, with Dafina Books. In March 2007 she released the third title in the Ramsey series, A Lover’s Mask, which has been nominated for the Romance Slam Jam Emma Award. In November 2007, AlTonya released her tenth novel, Pride and Consequence, with Harlequin/Kimani. The title was rated a Top Pick by Romantic Times magazine.
AlTonya Washington has been a romance novelist for 10 years. Her novel His Texas Touch was selected for Romantic Times Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award 2012. She lives in North Carolina and works as an Academic Reference Librarian.
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