National best-selling author, Celeste O. Norfleet, was a late bloomer to romance, but as soon as she picked up her first romance novel she was hooked. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Celeste is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. As an art director and graphic designer for many years, she honed her artistic skills in all avenues of creativity. Now she devotes her time to writing and creating exceptional novels, allowing her artistic talent and imagination to flow through the computer keys. Her romance novels, realistic with a touch of humor, depict strong sexy characters with unpredictable plots and exciting storylines. Her young adult novels delve into dramatic fiction, reflecting current issues facing African-American teens. Celeste has written over twenty-five novels since her debut novel in 2002 and she is still excited about writing. Celeste continues to gain critical acclaim and stellar reviews, including nominations for The Rose Award, the RT Book Review’s Reviewers Choice Award, the RT Book Review’s Lifetime Achievement Award, numerous RSJ Emma Award nominations and several prestigious nominations to the YALSA Quick Picks for the Reluctant Reader. Celeste currently writes for Harlequin’s Kimani Arabesque, Kimani Romance and Kimani Press TRU (young adult) lines. Celeste lives in Virginia with her husband and two teenagers.