Born in New York, NY; married; children: one daughter. Hobbies and other interests: Watching soap operas, knitting.
Writer. Worked for twelve years for an advertising agency in New York, NY, rising to the position of vice president and head writer.
Romance Writers of America, Music City Romance Writers.
Like a Knife, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.
Dead Ringer, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.
Tell Me No Lies, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2004.
(With Karen Rose and Carla Cassidy) Hot Pursuit, Signet Eclipse (New York, NY), 2005.
Blind Curve, Warner Forever (New York, NY), 2005.
Blackout, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2006.
Dead Shot, Warner Forever (New York, NY), 2007.
Romance novelist Annie Solomon composes stories that fall into the subcategory of the genre known as "romantic suspense." Her novels blend hardcore action with love interests, creating tensions intended to attract and hold readers. In Like a Knife, Solomon's debut novel, for instance, she tells the story of Nick Raine, the adoptive son of an arms dealer, who has left his stepfather's profession after inadvertently causing the death of an innocent child. Raine is drawn back into arms smuggling, however, when former employer Rachel Goodman reappears in his life, brutalized in an encounter that is somehow related to Raine's previous life. "Readers looking for a few thrills wrapped … with an explosive conclusion," declared a Publishers Weekly reviewer, "will be pleased."
In Blackout, protagonist Margo Scott has to deal with the consequences of false memories. A woman who believes she owns a bookstore in Washington, DC, Scott wakes up one morning possessing a curious set of combat skills—including proficiency with a throwing knife—and no memory of the past month's activities. She has to convince government agent Jack Wise that she had no role in the death of Frank Temple, a Washington official in charge of an elite anti-terrorism force. The author, wrote a Publishers Weekly critic, moves slowly "getting to the heart of the story, but once the action kicks in the pace picks up considerably." "In Blackout," concluded Monica Polling in her Once Written Book Reviews assessment, "Annie Solomon continues to firmly define her place as one of today's top romantic suspense novelists."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Publishers Weekly, February 17, 2003, review of Like a Knife, p. 62; February 27, 2006, review of Blackout, p. 39.
Annie Solomon Home Page,http://www.anniesolomon.com (December 15, 2006).
Once Written Book Reviews,http://www.oncewritten.com/ (December 5, 2006), Monica Polling, review of Blackout.