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General Information

Name:  Patricia Pinianski  

Pen Name:  Lynn Patrick, Roslyn Patrick, Roslynn Griffith, Patrice Lindsey, Jeanne Rose, RoseAnn McKenna, Patricia Pinianski, Patricia Rosemoor.

Genre: Romance

Audience: Adult; Adult; Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Patricia lives in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois and teaches at Columbia College, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to being a prolific author, Patricia teaches Writing Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing in the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago.

Published Works

    Patricia has written over 80 boooks! For a complete listing please go to her website.
  • Saving Grace, Harlequin, 2010
  • Last Vampier, Dell Ray, 2008
  • In Name Only, Harlequin, 2008
  • Trigered Response, Harlequin, 2006
  • Slater House, Harlequin, 2006
  • Red Carpet Christmas, Harlequin, 2005
  • Ghost Horse, Harlequin, 2005
  • Desert Sons, Harlequin, 2005
  • Hot Case, Silhouette, 2004
  • Velvet Ropes, Harlequin, 2004
  • On The List, Harlequin, 2004
  • In Dreams, Harlequin, 2004
  • Fake I.D. Wife, Harlequin, 2003
  • VIP Protector, Harlequin, 2003
  • Cowboy Protector, Harlequin, 2002
  • Improper Conduct, Harlequin, 2002
  • Mysterious Stranger, Harlequin, 2002
  • Sheer Pleasure, Harlequin, 2002
  • Heart of a Lawman, Harlequin, 2000
  • A Ranchers` Vow, Harlequin, 2000
  • The Lone Wolf`s Child'', Harlequin, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

Saving Grace /
ISBN: 0373694679. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2010.

"Grace Broussard never thought she'd trust a man again ... until she met the right McKenna. Declan was a P.I. and he made New Orleans a safer place, but Grace's case was almost too hot to handle. He knew she needed protection from more than simple blackmail. Every touch they shared knocked something loose, and the passion it ignited was too powerful to deny. But every touch also brought the curse of the McKennas closer to fulfillment -- and certain death. Now, only Declan could save the life of the future Mrs. McKenna."--Page 4 of cover.

The last vampire /
ISBN: 0345501047. OCLC Number:

Del Rey,. New York :. ©2008.

A superhuman special ops agent and a brilliant female anthropologist pair up and square off against an undead Spanish Inquisitor torturer who's up to his old tricks.

In name only? /
ISBN: 0373693141. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2008.

Dark-haired and distinguished, Michael Eagan caught everyone's eye, but none more so than Flanna McKenna. Even Flanna's parents couldn't resist playing matchmaker, desiring nothing more than a son-in-law to continue their heritage. But Michael was really an investigator out to catch a thief, in her life by design. Yet the fire he ignited in Flanna led her to accept his proposition of a mock marriage. It started as an arrangement of convenience, but Michael's rough charms were nothing compared to the magic Flanna spun.

Triggered response /
ISBN: 0373229585. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2006.

According to the newspaper, he was Brayden Sloane, former security expert and now wanted for murder and kidnapping. But Bray couldn't remember anything--least of all the woman who claimed to be his wife. Claire Fanshaw needed Bray to find her friend who'd disappeared following the Cranesbrook Lab incident. So until Bray regained his memory, she'd be by his side. But what would he do when the "faithful wife" in his bed turned out to be a stranger? And what would "she" do if Bray turned out to be much more than the wrong man trying to do the right thing?

Slater house /
ISBN: 0373229240. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. 2006.

Buried within the walls of Slater House lived a tale of lost love and not-so-accidental death. And it would bring high-society Slater heiress Melanie Pierce to the sprawling estate to meet the only thing money couldn't buy--a family she never knew existed.

Red carpet Christmas /
ISBN: 0373228813. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. 2005.

Ghost horse /
ISBN: 0373228589. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2005.

Hired to tutor his daughter for the summer, city girl Chloe Morgan kept her real reason for coming to Graylord Patures a secret from rugged horse breeder Damian Graylord. After all, Chloe considered the dark, brooding master of the house a suspect i the mysterious disappearance of the previous teacher--her best friend. Haunted by visions of a ghost horse riding in the mist, Chloe believed the apparition was leading her to the truth, but unexplained accidents and Damian's unbridled passion threatened to lead her off course. Could she reveal the secret of the ghost horse--and her own-without losing her life and the man of her dreams?

Desert sons /
ISBN: 0373228384. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2005.

Luke Cordova: Unjustly jailed for a crime he didn't commit, the Pueblo loner trusted no one except his kind uncle, only to lose him in a grisly murder. But to unlock the mystery, he must reveal his dark past to a beautiful stranger before she becomes the next victim. Tom Lahi: After his childhood friend was railroaded by the police, Tom became a warrior in the courtroom. To protect his community, the no-nonsense lawman must trust an outsider and embrace the mystical power within him. Rico Tafoya: Though he makes a mint selling Pueblo art, Rico abandoned his heritage as mystical fluff. But proud local artist Charlotte Reyna won't let hime give up on fulfilling his true destiny ---to save his people from a terrifying evil and open his heart to love again.

Hot case /
ISBN: 0373513380. OCLC Number:

Silhouette Books,. New York, NY :. 2004.

Velvet ropes /
ISBN: 037322785X. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2004.

When Star Jacobek had been brutally attacked as a teen, Dermot O'rourke appeared like an avenging angel, tending her wounds and giving her the courage to heal. So when her childhood hero was framed for a murder he didn't commit, Star was detrmined to use her shield to clear his name. But in the midst of a clandestine investigation to find to their present-day case. Suddenly, Star was again in danger, and this time Dermot would stop at nothing to keep the only woman he'd ever loved safe ...

On the list /
ISBN: 0373227914. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2004.

In dreams /
ISBN: 0373791550. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2004.

The sex was steamy ... Psychic Lucy Ryan has always kept her so-called gift a secret. Until she "saw" a mysterious incident in a dream and tried to stop it--too late. Now she's having vivid, arousing dreams of making love with a sexy stranger. So when Justin Guidry--the man of her dreams--suddenly shows up in her life she isn't really surprised ... Erotic ... P.I. Justin offers to help Lucy figure out what's going on. But he isn't aware he's starring in all her nighttime fantasies ... even as he's entertaining a few sexual fantasies of his own. And all in her head ... The nightmare begins with Lucy's next vision. She dreams that Justin has been shot while protecting her. Can she change the fate of the man she's now fallen in love with?

VIP protector /
ISBN: 0373227078. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2003.

He would protect her with his life, why not with his heart?

Fake I.D. wife /
ISBN: 0373227035. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. ©2003.

A desperate mother on the run, Elise Mitchell would face the devil himself to rescue her son.

Sheer pleasure /
ISBN: 0373790392. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2002.

Mysterious stranger /
ISBN: 0373226616. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. 2002.

Improper conduct /
ISBN: 0373790597. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. ©2002.

Cowboy protector /
ISBN: 0373226659. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. 2002.

Neil McKenna Farrell was in Chicago for a rodeo. He doesn't expect to get caught up in Annabeth Caldwell's troubles. When he has premonitions that Annabeth is in grave danger, he has no choice but to protect her. Can he keep the dangerous visions from coming true?

The lone wolf's child /
ISBN: 0373225636. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2000.

A rancher's vow /
ISBN: 0373225679. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. ©2000.

Heart of a lawman /
ISBN: 0373225598. OCLC Number:

Harlequin,. Toronto ;. ©2000.


Romantic Times Bookclub Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense

RT Bookclub Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Intrigue

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