Southern born and bred, Kristal Hollis grew up amid cane fields and orange groves. Books fed her imagination, providing adventurous portals to ancient civilizations, medieval fiefdoms, alternate realities and futuristic worlds. Then, a friend gave her Johanna Lindsey's FIRES OF WINTER, a historical romance which ignited a life-long love affair with romantic fiction.
After earning a degree in psychology, Kristal has enjoyed career and volunteer endeavors that have included sales, banking, social services, and animal rescue. When a family medical situation required her to take a work sabbatical, she began penning deliciously dark paranormal romances as an escape from the real-life drama. Even though the crisis passed, her passion for writing continues.
A 2015 Golden Heart« finalist, she sold her qualifying manuscript "Howlin' Hearts" to Harlequin Nocturne. Retitled, AWAKENED BY THE WOLF, the book debuted June 2016.
Currently, Kristal lives with her husband and two rescued dogs at the edge of the enchanted forest that inspires her stories.