Romance author Joanne Rock turned a passion for writing into a career when imaginary characters kept her awake at night, demanding she tell their stories. A three-time RITA nominee and author of over sixty books in a variety of subgenres, she enjoys writing medieval historicals and contemporary romance. In 2013, Joanne looks forward to the release of her first co-authored book, a Young Adult novel under the pseudonymn JK Rock written with her sister-in-law, Karen Rock. Joanne teaches film and literature at Plattsburgh State (NY).
A former Golden Heart recipient, Joanne has won numerous awards for her stories. Her work has been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into nineteen languages. She writes for the Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Temptation and Harlequin Historical lines. She has a Master's degree in English from the University of Louisville and enjoys critiquing and giving writing workshops, often with romantic suspense author Catherine Mann. Many of her articles on writing and romance are available online.
As an author for Harlequin Temptation, Joanne Rock published five novels.
Since her award-winning romance debut, Learning Curves, was published in 2002, author Joanne Rock has gone on to write over sixty more titles in under a decade. As she notes on her MySpace page, “A dear friend says I’m a Type A personality masquerading through life as a Type B and she probably has a point.” After graduating with an English advanced degree in 1994, Rock taught at the college level for a time and also worked in public relations before turning her hand to romance writing.
- Always Ready - 2009 Harlequin Blaze "Uniformly Hot"
- The Captive - 2010 Harlequin Blaze Historicals
- Date with a Diva - 2004 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Don't Look Back - 2007 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Double Play- 2010 Harlequin Blaze "Wrong Bed"
- "Full Surrender"- 2012 Harlequin Blaze "Uniformly Hot"
- Getting Lucky! - 2008 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Girl Gone Wild - 2004 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Girl's Guide to Hunting & Kissing - 2003 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Her Final Fling - July 2004 (Harlequin Temptation #983)
- Her Man Advantage"- May 2012 (Harlequin Blaze), Double Overtime
- Hidden Obsession - 2006 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Highly Charged - 2011 Harlequin Blaze "Uniformly Hot"
- His Wicked Ways - 2005 (Harlequin Blaze)
- In Hot Pursuit - 2002 (Harlequin Blaze #48)
- In the Laird's Bed - 2011 Harlequin Historicals
- Just One Look - 2007 (Harlequin Blaze) (Night Eyes Series)
- Knight Most Wicked, A - 2008 (Harlequin Historical)
- Knight's Courtship, The - 2006 (Harlequin Historical)
- Knight's Redemption, The - 2004 (Harlequin Historical)
- The Knight's Return - 2009 Harlequin Historical
- Laird's Lady, The - 2005 (Harlequin Historical)
- Learning Curves - January 2002 (Harlequin Temptation #863)
- Making a Splash - 2011 Harlequin Blaze "Wrong Bed"
- My Double Life - 2013 Harlequin Blaze "Forbidden Fantasies"
- My Lady's Favor - 2005 (Harlequin Historical)
- One Man Rush" - 2012 (Harlequin Blaze)
- One Naughty Night - November 2003 (Harlequin Temptation #951)
- Pleasure Trip, The - 2006 (Signature Select) Spotlight
- Revealed - March 2003 (Harlequin Temptation #919)
- Riding the Storm - 2011 Harlequin Blaze "Wrong Bed"
- Scent Of A Woman - 2007 Mediterranean Nights) Continuity
- Sex & The Single Girl - 2003 (Harlequin Blaze)
- She Thinks Her Ex is Sexy - 2009 Harlequin Blaze
- Silk Confessions - 2005 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Silk, Lace & Videotape - 2002 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Sliding Into Home - 2009 Harlequin Blaze "Encounters"
- Something To Talk About - 2008 (Harlequin) Special Releases)
- Tall, Dark And Daring - October 2002 (Harlequin Temptation #897)
- Under Wraps - 2010 Harlequin Blaze
- Up All Night - 2006 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Up Close And Personal - 2008 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Wedding Knight, The - 2004 (Harlequin Historical)
- Wild & Wicked - 2003 (Harlequin Blaze)
- Wild & Willing - 2002 (Harlequin Blaze)
- For the Highlander's Pleasure - 2012 Harlequin Historical "Undone"
- Maid Until Midnight - 2012 Harlequin Historical "Undone"
- Summoned for Seduction - 2010 Harlequin Historical "Undone"
- The Virgin's Pursuit - 2010 Harlequin Historical "Undone"
- A Night of Wicked Delight - 2009 Harlequin Historical "Undone"
- "His for the Holidays" in A Blazing Little Christmas, 2007, Harlequin Blaze (with Jacquie D'Allessandro and Kathleen O'Reilly)
- "The Takedown" in Manhunting 2010 Harlequin Blaze (with Betina Krahn and Lori Borrill)
- "The Wildcard" in Bet Me, 2007, Harlequin Special Releases with Debra Webb and Catherine Mann
- "Good Luck Charm" in Love So Tender, 2005 Signature Select with Stephanie Bond and Jo Leigh
- "Highland Handfast" in The Betrothal, 2005, Harlequin Historical
- "Valentine Vixen" in Strangers In Paradise, 2004, Harlequin Special Release (Single in South Beach series)
- Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Winner
- Three-time RITA nominee
- Golden Quill Winner
- eHarlequin Reader's Choice Award
- Romantic Times Career Achievement Nominee
- W.I.S.H. Award from Romantic Times
- Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award
- Beacon, Blue Boa, Winter Rose Awards
- The Suzannah Award (Northern Louisiana)
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