The Agent's Proposition
Author: Lyn Stone
Her cover: sexy heiress on a French Riviera spree. Her mission: find the terrorist hacker threatening to
shut down America's power grid. And SEXTANT agent Tess Bradshaw plans to play this first assignment
strictly by the book. But to successfully stay under cover, she needs ex-CIA agent Cameron Cochran's
wild-card expertise in breaking all the rules.Cameron has taken this case strictly to clear his name.
Helping this innocent newbie strip down to her secrets to play bad-girl bait is a nice but distracting bonus.
With the clock ticking and lethal mercenaries closing in, surrendering to each other might be their only
Lyn's foray into book-length fiction began in the early '90s, and she signed her first contract with
Harlequin Historicals on Valentine's Day, 1996. "Flowers, candy, kisses, and a book sale, too! There will
never be another day quite like that one!" she says."I always loved to write and even got excited about
doing reports and term papers. I neglected other homework just to make that short story for English class
as riveting as I possibly could."Even so, she never really considered writing as a career until much later.
Instead, Lyn studied art and worked in Europe while she visited the places she now writes about in her
historicals. At that time, she was painting those sights and selling pictures.While working at Boeing as
an illustrator, she had the idea of trying to freelance book covers. Since she liked to paint faces and
figures, romance novels seemed a logical choice. However, the field of cover art is highly competitive and
she discovered it would take a great deal of research and preparation.While studying the market on
covers, she became firmly hooked on the contents of the books and decided to try writing instead.
"Definitely one of my better decisions," she admits. She is still an avid romance reader and manages to
read an average of four per week in addition to one or two books outside the genre.Lyn feels a special
affinity for England and Scotland with their wonderful castles and intriguing history. The American South
and Southwest are her favorite settings for contemporary adventures.She and her husband, Allen, both
natives of Georgia, live in North Alabama near their two children and four grandchildren. "The family
contributes to my research," Lyn says."They buy me books, clip articles, sketch costumes, and
sometimes act out scenes. Even the grandchildren serve as inspiration for the younger characters."Lyn
welcomes contact with readers. Her guest book is available on her web site