MEREDITH DURAN blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history. When not writing, she spends her free time collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. She is the author of ten novels, all published by Pocket Books. Her debut, The Duke of Shadows, has been translated into thirteen languages and was the winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition. The Duke of Shadows and her second novel, Bound by Your Touch, were ranked among the top 100 romances of all time in the 2010 All About Romance poll. Her other books include RITA-nominated Fool Me Twice; Wicked Becomes You, which was a Romantic Times Top Pick and was included on Woman's World list of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010; and her newest releases, Lady Be Good and Luck Be a Lady, both Top Picks (4.5 stars) from Romantic Times.