Special Thanks and Kudos to graphic artist extraordinaire


Patricia Lazarus

for not only working with me to turn my ideas into stunning graphics on my website, but also for creating the covers for all the books in my MIDNIGHT series through ImaJinn Books. Thanks, Patrish. You have the patience of a saint!

Now, back to me…

And the Envelope, Please . . .
Awards and Nominations:

Writing as Nancy Gideon

  • For Pocket Books, Silhouette, Pinnacle and ImaJinn Books
    Romantic Times Magazine Career Achievement for Historical New Reality, Best Historical Fantasy, and Best Vampire Romance nominee
  • Amazon.com “Horror Bestseller”
  • Aol.com “Bestselling Books” list
  • Waldenbooks Top Ten Series Romance Bestseller
  • Bookseller’s Best selling Paranormal Romance
  • Reviewers International Organization/RIO “Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence” honorable mention
  • Multiple Prism “Best Dark Paranormal” finalist
  • Laurel Wreath finalist for “Romantic Suspense”

Writing as Dana Ransom

For Zebra Books

  • Romantic Times Magazine “Career Achievement for Historical Adventure”,and “Industry Award for Unique Promotion” winner
  • “K.I.S.S. Hero” award winner
  • “The Write Touch Readers” Award “Best Historical” 2nd place
  • Affaire de Coeur “Outstanding Achiever” and “Favorite Top Ten Author” nominations
  • Barnes & Noble “Top Romance Pick”

Writing as Rosalyn West

For Avon Books

  • HOLT Medallion winner
  • Ingram Paperback “Buyer’s Choice”
  • Romantic Times Magazine nominee for “Best North American Historical” and “Best Historical Book in a Series”


And the Reviews are In . . .

Writing as Nancy Gideon: Paranormal Romance

“Ms. Gideon is to readers of vampire romance what Charles Goren is to bridge players’ definitely a leader in her field and one of the very best at what she does.”
-Reader to Reader

“A masterful achievement ranking with Chelsea Yarbro, exact proportions of sensuality, excitement and shivers down your spine create a compelling non-stop read. 4+!”

-Romantic Times on MIDNIGHT KISS

“Hauntingly beautiful, so full of passion. The author opened a new realm for me where vampires were seductive, gorgeous, and sexy. Still dangerous, yes. I knew I was in for a different treat but the Midnight series was much more than what I expected.”

“Gideon mesmerizes with this chilling tale. You’ll read it and read it again. Superb!”

“An extraordinary, suspenseful tale of love that will last longer than a lifetime. Ms. Gideon once again displays her awesome talents in bringing a handsome but deadly predator out of the night and into your hearts. A definite keeper!”

“Mesmerizing! – A sizzling vampire mystery with bite. – Readers will want to sink their teeth into this hypnotic and compelling tale. Hard to put down and seductive . . . All can say is…more! 4 – Stars! Top Pick!”
-Romantic Times on MIDNIGHT GAMBLE

“Five Star! Reviewer’s Choice! A powerful story of intrigue, hope and love. More seductive than a vampire, her writing sucked me in (with its) clever layering of atmosphere and emotion. Page turner isn’t strong enough to reflect the pull, I had to finish this book!”
-Scribes World Reviews on MIDNIGHT REDEEMER

“Lushly written with a strong streak of eroticism . . . by turns terrifying and romantic. There isn’t a woman alive who won’t fall for the hero. Five Stars!
-Simegen Reviews on MIDNIGHT SHADOWS

“One of the best vampire books this reviewer has ever read. The hero is to die for and the exciting story line is a one sitting read. On a par with Anne Rice. Five Star!
-Midwest Book Review on MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE

“A perfect 10! Elements of suspense, romance and the paranormal world create a captivating and spine tingling tale. Ms. Gideon writes with an edge not often seen in romance. An incredible trip into the world of the preternatural.”
-Romance Reviews Today on MIDNIGHT CRUSADER

“Gideon kicks off a paranormal romance series with intriguing characters and zippy action…deftly avoids writing herself into corners and masters the tension required to keep her complex and engaging story moving.”

Publishers Weekly starred review for MASKED BY MOONLIGHT


“Darkness and danger never seemed more appealing. Her paranormal world comes alive with dynamic characters and seductive werewolf lore. A Must Read!” ParaNormal  Romance Reviews on MASKED BY MOONLIGHT


Writing as Nancy Gideon: Contemporary Series Suspense

“A fine romance and an especially fun mystery (are added) to this locked door thriller that grips readers until the final rescue. Five Star!”
-Midwest Book Review on WARRIOR WITHOUT A CAUSE

“Gideon goes one step beyond most authors. An elegantly re-treaded story line, peopled with richly drawn characters, the dialogue is exceptional in that it not only makes her characters points, but add(s) definition to them as well.”
-The Romance Reader on WARRIOR WITHOUT RULES

“Immediately grabs your attention and ratchets up the suspense with several surprising twists. With her superb plot, Nancy Gideon has crafted an exciting story from beginning to end.”

“With its intricate plot and multifaceted characters, the gifted Nancy Gideon gives readers an outstanding love story surrounded by an unfolding mystery. The action is death-defying and the unpredictable turns will keep one guessing. 4 Stars!”

Writing as Dana Ransom: Historical Romance

“Master of her genre, Dana Ransom weaves a compelling story you can’t put down.”

“Memorable characters who will steal your heart in a story you’ll never want to see end!”
-Romantic Times

“A mesmerizing story a wonderfully researched romance that’s a true pleasure to read. 4+!
-Romantic Times on TEMPTATION’S TRAIL

“A complex and emotional story with enough twists and turns to keep readers up all night glued to the pages!”
-Love Letters on TEXAS DESTINY

“Action packed romance and a story you never wanted to see end. A sexy 4+!”
-Romantic Times on WILD TEXAS BRIDE

“A must read You won’t be able to put this book down because of all the passion. Another 4+ book with the Bass family.”
-Romantic Times on TEXAS RENEGADE

Dana Ransom does it best. Her romances come to life through three dimensional characters that become a part of your heart in a stunning conclusion to a memorable family saga. The plot is filled with enough twists to keep the pages turning, but it’s the characters that keep the story fresh and special. Once again Ransom takes romance to new heights. Her talent is legendary, her books are keepers. If you haven’t read Dana Ransom, you haven’t read historical romance at its finest.”
-The Literary Times on SWEET TEXAS BRIDE

Writing as Rosalyn West: Historical Romance

“Passionate! Explosive! Rosalyn West writes romance like Mary Higgins-Clark does mystery!”
-The Romance Club

“A gifted storyteller, Rosalyn West writes romance that tugs at your heart-strings and stays with you long after you’ve finished the book. Her characters leap off the pages and into your heart. A wonderful series that just keeps getting better and better. Ms. West makes the trip to Pride County something special to remember.”
-The Literary Times

“Terrific star-crossed sizzle!, One of those series that just begs to be read, one of those writers who makes her hero/heroine come alive on the page.”
-Barnes & Noble.com

“Passionate, heart-wrenching and memorable: an amazing story from an incredible storyteller!”
-The Literary Times on THE OUTCAST

“What a book! What a story! What a man!”
-Romantic Times on THE OUTSIDER

“Absolutely, positively sensational! A no-stopping-til-you’re-done read.”
-Romance Reader on the Run on THE REBEL

“A thrilling page-turner will leave the reader breathless and longing for more by beloved romance author Rosalyn West who firmly underscores her reputation as a premier historical romance author with this fascinating series.”
-Book Browser on THE PRETENDER