Adventure is more than a code word to USA Today and New York Times
bestselling author Christina Skye.
The globe-trotting China scholar has savored
snake meat in Shanghai and tracked obscure folk art in Canton. She shoots
firearms, treks off-road on her motorcycle and hikes mountains with equal
passion. For her devoted readers she serves up a signature blend of action,
high-tech adventure and romantic suspense with “snappy dialogue” and an
unerring ability to keep “the narrative energy high and the pacing swift,”
according to Publishers Weekly.
Her twenty-two novels have earned impressive spots on the Publishers
Weekly bestseller list, four weeks at number one on the Waldenbooks
Romance Bestseller list and repeated positions on USA Today’s bestseller list.
After Skye received her doctorate in classical Chinese literature, she wrote five
internationally acclaimed art and cultural guides to China while also working
as a consultant to the National Geographic Society and the American Museum
of Natural History. In 1990 her first novel sold to a publisher in six days.
Skye’s books always feature smart, stubborn women (Yes, even her historicals!)
and tough men. She has written nine contemporary works of romantic
suspense with police/military themes, six historical romances and a series of
seven wildly popular paranormal romances set at a haunted English abbey.
Currently she is working on the sixth book in her acclaimed CODE NAME
series, featuring tough, smart women teamed with white-hot Navy SEALs.
Adventure, humor and sizzling passion are her trademarks. Two of her CODE
NAME books have been chosen as Cosmopolitan Magazine Book Club Selections.
CODE NAME: PRINCESS was also a Borders Best Romance of 2004 and
Readersread.com Best Book of 2004. CODE NAME: BLONDIE stayed for three
weeks on the USA Today list. Her books have been translated into eight
In addition to frequent standing-room-only appearances at writing conferences
and workshops, Skye has appeared on television and radio programs including
Geraldo!, ABC Worldwide News, Travel News Network, the Arthur Frommer Show,
Voice of America, Looking East, Good Morning, Arizona and Good Morning, San
While researching her latest Navy SEAL adventure, CODE NAME: BIKINI,
during the Authors at Sea cruise organized by Levy Entertainment, Skye
scored an exclusive interview with the head pastry chef aboard a Carnival
Cruise ship. She went behind the scenes, spending several hours in the
galley learning the ins and outs of shipboard life. In addition to four great
ways to kill her villain, she came away with a deep respect for the staff’s skill
and dedication in a fast-paced profession.
When this bestselling author isn’t testing her Jeep’s transmission off-road,
you’ll find her at work on her next CODE NAME Navy SEAL adventure for