"Maria-Claire Payne" is the alter-ego of another Claire who holds multiple professional credentials related to the field of radiation oncology and a graduate degree in psychology. Both personalities share a love of taking classes in English literature and reading in many genres as well as getting inked and admiring biker dudes from afar. When no new reading material is readily at hand for whatever reason, her children have caught her reading cereal box-tops to fill the void. Maria-Claire lives in Southern Florida with her two rather conservative (how did that happen?) teenagers, the ghost of her soul-mate (her muse), and a crew of Himalayan and Persian cats affectionately referred to as the “Pussy Posse.” She loves to hear from fellow romance readers!
Maria-Claire Payne’s first novella, UNSTRUNG
, an erotic paranormal romance where the characters are human, was released with Pink Petal Books in July 2011. Her first Total-E-Bound novella, BENDING TYME
, released in October 2011, is a time-travel historical involving a 21st -century woman who finds herself – and her true love – in Regency England. Look for her second release with Total-E-Bound, SOUNDING THE DEPTHS
, in May 2012, an M/M contemporary multicultural military novella (who doesn’t love a man or two in – or out! – of uniform?) with a work-in-progress involving a M/F/M ménage of fire-fighters. Maria-Claire is also currently sorting through another paranormal romance involving several of her loves – vampires, motorcycles, medieval instruments of torture that, with a bit of determination and ingenuity, double as sex toys – that she hopes her editor here at Total-E-Bound will love reading as much as Maria-Claire enjoys writing it (once she works the fire-fighters out of her system).