For the past year, I’ve been writing sweet and sexy contemporary romances about The Sullivan family. My latest – LET ME BE THE ONE (The Sullivans Book #6) – has just been released and I’m thrilled that it became a USA Today bestseller after only three days! I can’t thank all of my readers enough for the way they’ve embraced my six Sullivan brothers, two twin sisters, and their mother.
Not only do I love to write about the sparks that fly when my heroes and heroines meet and fall in love, but I also adore the hijinx between the siblings who are always there to support each other, no matter what. In fact, here are some of my favorite series that are all about the big family:
Julia Quinn’s smart and sassy historical romance series has one of the liveliest, fun families around. They are not only infamous for their viscious games of pall mall, but they are a close-knit group who are just as ready to make each other laugh as they are to comfort each other during tears.
The Hathaways, courtesy of Lisa Kleypas gorgeously written historical romance series, come not only with an eccentric and exciting family but a menagerie of pets, as well. The first book has a starring role for a ferret! Who hasn’t wanted a matchmaking ferret?
The Black Dagger Brotherhood
Sometimes there’s the family you’re born into…and then there’s the family you choose. The Black Dagger Brotherhood, JR Ward’s sexy paranormal series, features a never-ending cast of hot alpha males who have taken blood oaths of brotherhood. Only guys this hot could make me overlook the gut-ripping violence and trauma a heroine must survive to snag one at the end. Well worth it!
Then there are my Sullivans. Don’t ask me to pick my favorite – I simply can’t! Thus far, you have your pick of Chase, the photographer (THE LOOK OF LOVE), Marcus, the winery owner (FROM THIS MOMENT ON), Gabe, the firefighter (CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE), Zach, the auto mogul (IF YOU WERE MINE) and Ryan, the professional baseball player (LET ME BE THE ONE).
I’d like to think I have a hero for everyone, whether you like your alpha male rugged and athletic or suave and sophisticated. And while all the heroes above have already found their happily ever after, there’s always Smith, the movie star – ready to fall in love this winter in COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER (The Sullivans Book #7).
I’d love to hear about your favorite on-the-page families!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she’d found her perfect career. Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever, nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 10 lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo.
Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has given the keynote speech at Book Expo America on her self-publishing success and has sold more than one million books.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.
Buy her new release here – LET ME BE THE ONE (The Sullivans Book #6)