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Calle J. Brookes grew up addicted to romance. Sneaking her first Harlequin Temptation out of her grandmother's stash when she was all of nine years old, she became hooked immediately.
Since then, she has devoured countless romance novels in all the various subgenres. She lives and breathes romances—something that embarrasses her daughter considerably. Especially when Calle wears her I <3 Romance Novels t-shirt out in public.
Calle enjoys playing in her make-believe world where PAVAD: FBI exists, and bad guys are always stopped by super-hot FBI agents; Finley Creek is a real Texas town where billionaires are just waiting to scoop unsuspecting heroines into their manly arms; and Masterson County is where she vacations amongst the hot ranchers who are…everywhere.
So she can eat at Flo's Diner and stay at the Talley Inn, like everybody else.
But only in the summer. Because Calle does not do winter, if she can help it.
Calle—a self-proclaimed recluse, who somehow always has to get out and people for some crazy reason or another—lives in the forests of central Indiana with her husband of three hundred eighty-seven years (she’s convinced he’s a vampire keeping them both alive), their eleventy-year-old daughter who thinks she has bunions, and the Hercules of beagles everywhere, Jasper Horace Beagleman—who is usually hiding out from the crows, aka murder birds, roosting in the nearby trees.
The household is ruled by the border collie Liberty Ann—who, at 16.5 years old, still tries to be the pre-rinse cycle on the dishwasher. Included in the chaos is a 2.5-year-old border collie Freyja Jade Heystopthat Getdownrightnow Donothangfromtheceilingfan—who seriously thinks she's a toddler in disguise. Calle is also owned by a one-year-old buff male kitten, who keeps to a very strict schedule that includes walking on Calle's head every morning at 3:38 a.m. He's affectionately known as "Yama the Death Beast."
For...reasons we won't get into here.
Best known for her romantic suspenses, Calle also writes paranormal romances and contemporary romances and one tiny historical romantic suspense—all featuring believable characters in extraordinary circumstances that bring action, adventure, a tiny bit of humor and snark, wild emotional responses, and of course...romance...to her readers.
She has been writing for more than twenty years—fifteen of those professionally, the other five we don’t discuss, ever—and has more than seventy novels and novellas published.
Somewhere. Some, like the paranormals, have been taken down for updating and relaunching in 2022 and beyond.
Calle mostly just keeps her head down writing make-believe—dreaming of the day when chocolate ice cream manifests itself out of thin air, even though she's...in the forests of Indiana, and the two-cash register grocery store twenty miles away closes at 8 pm—when all the sidewalks in town roll up for the night.
Calle is excitedly waiting for the day when her hometown gets…a stop light.
No manifesting of anything is going to happen. Unless Calle wishes for it really, really hard.
Calle's currently working diligently at finally getting her backlist into paperback format, and large print, as Calle has some vision issues that make large print a definite necessity. Calle's books will make you laugh, make you cry, make you ask what just happened? —and she hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she enjoys writing them.
Calle has several new releases and new series planned for 2022 and 2023 and beyond. Look for her books in ebook format everywhere, and stay tuned—Calle is always up to something...
This week it's making hand-poured candles. Next week...who knows? It's definitely not going to be writing another author bio for her website, that's for sure. This one is long enough, and you didn’t come here for Calle’s bio—you came for information about the books.
So thank you for stopping by, if you have any questions—Calle’s around here somewhere.
Send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalleJBrookes (but heads up, Calle is very RARELY on Facebook any longer. It just gets too complicated there. And Calle would rather be writing books for you to enjoy than carefully composing FB posts!).
You can also follow Calle on Bookbub—they are pretty good about letting people know when Calle releases a book, after all. You can usually find Calle at one of her two blogs:www.callejbrookesreads.com and www.IamJustAVampire.com.
Where she sometimes posts free stuff for her readers to…read.
Because isn’t that what it’s all about?