ALIX RICKLOFF / ALEXA EGAN has never been able to decide who she enjoys reading more: Austen or Tolkien. That lifelong indecision drove her to combine those distinct loves into genre-bending para-storical romance. As Alix Rickloff, she’s the author of both the Bligh Family (Kensington) and Heirs of Kilronan (Pocket) series. As Alexa Egan, she’s written the Imnada Brotherhood (Pocket) series. Her books have been described as “compelling, original love stories” and “magic personified”. You can find her at www.AlixRickloff.com or www.AlexaEgan.com.