Claudia Shelton

Romantic Suspense & Contemporary/Military Romance

Award winning author Claudia Shelton has already proven herself a contender in romantic suspense books. Those books feature strong heroes, sassy women and plot twists all the way to the fast-paced endings. They definitely keep the reader guessing all the way to the HEA ending.

Now, she’s also entered the contemporary/military arena with heartwarming small-town books. Each has their own unique trope(s), themes, and are, usually, in the seasoned age range (meaning 30–50-year-old hero and heroine). From returning Veterans to those looking for a new career or start in life, she brings the reader into the lives of each of the main characters, right along with their flaws and perfections.

You’ll find yourself getting lost in the lives of these couples along with their evolving happiness and love, all within a life-happens steamy closed door heat level.  And the HEA of these stories is all about the feel-good fuzzies that make you want to keep coming back for more.

Claudia is a two-time finalist in the Daphne du Maurier (unpublished) Award for Excellence in mystery and suspense. Her debut book, Risk of a Lifetime, released to 5-star reviews and reached Amazon’s Best Sellers Romance Series Top 100. Plus, the book was voted one of Ebooks Galore’s top reads for 2014.

On a personal note, Claudia considers herself a music lover and water person. In fact, she lived at Lake of the Ozarks for five years. And she’s also been a frequent visitor of the Table Rock Lake and Mark Twain National Forest area, so it’s like she’s been researching for the small-town rural series most of her life.

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Fun Facts

Early years, I was raised in Western Kentucky (Mayfield, Hardin, Paducah). Moved to St. Louis area in 5th grade. Graduated from Ritenour Senior High School.

(Yes, saying where you went to high school is a St. Louis thing! ;D )

Married my high school sweetheart and lived at

Lake Serene (a 65-acre lake in Catawissa, MO) while raising our two sons.

 Next was a job transfer to Bloomington/Normal, Illinois for ten years.

Then early retirement, allowed us to move to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri where we had a waterfront home, two-well covered boat dock with lifts,

and lots of time for water fun and fishing on our Lund boat.

 Now live an hour-or-so west of St. Louis with my sweet and conniving rescue dog—Daisy. She’s a lovie thirty-five-pound bundle of excitement who loves keeping me company in my office while I write.

My first car was a convertible—white with black top and red interior!

Top down, music blaring and the wind in my hair…oh, yeah.

Those summers were hot, humid and fun, fun, fun!!!

Loved, and still do, The Lovin’ Spoonful song –Summer in The City!

 I am a water person! Swimming, fishing, boating, shelling…anything. I love the sound of waves lapping on shore or crashing in the surf. Love the scent of the water and the squish of sand beneath my feet.

And there’s nothing to compare with the glow of the moon lighting a path across the dark watery expanse…

 My favorite ice cream treat is a hot fudge sundae complete with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Or a yummy chocolate malt.

I even keep a jar of maraschino cherries and whipped cream in my fridge.

 Favorite drinks?

Mocha Frappuccino or hot peppermint mocha or plain skim/1% milk—

Margarita or cosmopolitan or white Russian (all depending on time and place)—

Hot tea with an English biscuit or hot chocolate with oodles

of whipped cream (or marshmallows) … Sooooo yummy!

 Oh, by the way, I LOVE boots, bracelets, shoes and purses, too!

All the seasons become a backdrop for my stories

just like all the seasons of our lives!

Risk of a Lifetime
Slater's Revenge
Dangerous Lies
Dangerous Lies
Dangerous Lies
Dangerous Lies

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