Christina Hollis was born a few miles from Georgian Bath in England. She began writing from the moment she could hold a pencil. Her vivid imagination was an asset in English lessons at school, but didn’t go down too well in science studies.
After leaving school she worked as a clerical assistant in the financial sector, and later as a gopher in the marketing department. This was followed by a short stint as a technical librarian. She spent all her spare time writing, with some success. She met her husband on a blind date, and after a whirlwind romance they married six months later. It was his idea that she should take up writing full time. Freelance work for national magazines and newspapers followed, and six of her historical novels were published by Harlequin Mills and Boon under the pen name of Polly Forrester.
After a long break to raise a family, Christina took a refresher course in creative writing led by the Welsh poet Paul Groves. It worked, and in January 2007 her first Modern Romance, The Italian Billionaire’s Virgin was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon. Since then she has written non-stop, producing several more books and an associated website, http://www.christinahollis.com/
Her recent paperback releases include Count Giovanni’s Virgin and One Night in His Bed. The Ruthless Italian’s Inexperienced Wife has recently been released, both as a paperback and an ebook:
From virgin nanny – to the boss’s bride! Nanny Cheryl Lane has been summoned to Tuscany by billionaire Marco Rossi. His ruthless, brooding reputation precedes him. Marco Rossi has hired Cheryl to look after his orphaned nephew. But little does he realise that he’s employed such a ripe young beauty; she may try to hide her luscious curves beneath a dowdy uniform, but Marco’s no fool… The desire to unbutton the prim Miss Lane is so tempting – and he could never resist a challenge…
Christina’s next book is called Her Ruthless Italian Boss:
Beth Woodbury thinks she’s put the past behind her. Until she discovers her new boss is ruthless Italian Luca Francesco! Beth has to beg his forgiveness for the past. She needs this job! Luca lets her stay on one condition: she’ll assist him in the day – and warm his bed at night! And this time there’ll be no talk of marriage…or babies… But soon Beth is pregnant – with her formidable boss’s heir!
Her Ruthless Italian Boss will be released in February 2009 as both a Harlequin Presents paperback and in ebook format.
When she isn’t writing, Christina loves pottering in the garden and grows a lot of home-grow fruit and vegetables. These come in useful for her other hobby, cooking. In 2008 she passed her basic beekeeping test, the first step toward producing honey as well as helping this endangered species and improving pollination around her garden.
Christina Hollis loves discovering the many ways attraction can develop into love. As her heroes and heroines discover things about one another they find out things about themselves, too. Hidden hurts and deeply buried disappointments can’t always be cured, but everything improves when it is touched by love.
Books In Print
The Ruthless Italian's Inexperienced Wife.
Nanny Cheryl Lane has been summoned to Tuscany by billionaire Marco Rossi. His ruthless, brooding reputation precedes him.Marco Rossi has hired Cheryl to look after his orphaned nephew. But little does he realise that he's employed such a ripe young beauty; she may try to hide her luscious curves beneath a dowdy uniform, but Marco's no fool...The desire to unbutton the prim Miss Lane is so tempting - and he could never resist a challenge...
Her Ruthless Italian Boss.
Beth Woodbury thinks she's put the past behind her. Until she discovers her new boss is ruthless Italian Luca Francesco!Beth has to beg his forgiveness for the past She needs this job! Luca lets her stay on one condition: she'll assist him in the day - and warm his bed at night! And this time there'll be NO talk of marriage... or babies...But soon Beth is pregnant - with her formidable boss's heir!
One Night in His Bed.
Penniless and widowed, Sienna has caught the eye of the one man who can save her Italian tycoon Garett Lazlo, who can't resist her beauty. But dark-hearted Garett doesn't do anything for free, no matter how desirable the prospect. He offers Sienna a ruthless deal: he will help her, but she must play by his rules - by giving herself to him totally, for one night of unsurpassable passion...
Count Giovanni's Virgin.
When shy virgin Katie Carter is summoned to renovate a sumptuous Tuscan villa, she thinks only of her passion for design. Little does she realise that the enigmatic owner, Count Giovanni Amato, will stir up emotions she's long kept buried.Giovanni is going to have her, and she knows she won't be able to resist. But the Count has two unbroken rules... there's no room for a wife in his life. And definitely no child!So what will the brooding, aristocratic billionaire do when he finds out that Katie is carrying his heir? Italian Husbands They're tall, dark... and ready to marry!
The Italian Billionaire's Virgin.
When he finds out that Contessa Larissa Alfere-Tiziano has inherited a Tuscan palace, gorgeous, ruthless, Italian Propery Magnate Antonio Michaeli-Isola is determined to reclaim his birthright and make the palazzo his own! And if that means seducing and then disgracing the beautiful, spoilt Contessa... then he will.But Rissa is keeping up a pretence that her title has forced upon her. Though Antonio thinks she's no better than a gold-digging adventuress, in reality the vulnerable virgin is struggling to make ends meet. As she gives him her innocence, will Antonio realise his misapprehension... before it's too late?
To find out more, visit Christina’s website at http://www.christinahollis.com/