After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in English Literature, Jami Alden's writing appeared in many software marketing brochures and corporate web sites. But she quickly realized writing romance was a lot more fun. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her socially well adjusted alpha male husband, her sons, and dog who patiently listens to dialogue and helps her work out plot points. When she's not writing sexy romantic suspense, she enjoys running, reading, cooking, and a borderline unhealthy love of the Food Network. Her next book, Beg For Mercy, book one of a dark, sexy romantic suspense trilogy, will be published by Grand Central starting in June 2011.