Manda Collins grew up reading Nancy Drew books and Jane Austen novels, and the result is her own brand of Regency romantic suspense. She works as an academic librarian at her alma mater, where she studies the riddles of undergraduate research. She has advanced degrees in English Literature and Librarianship. How to Dance with a Duke, her debut novel, lasted five weeks on the Nielsen Bookscan Romance Top 100 list, was nominated for an RT Reviewer's Choice Award for best debut historical romance, and came in second place in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence category. Eloisa James chose both How to Entice an Earl and Why Dukes Say I Do for inclusion in her Reading Romance column. Why Earls Fall in Love, her most recent book, was released in February 2014 and was described as a sparkling romance by Publishers Weekly. It is set in Bath, England, one of her favorite towns in the world.