Before becoming a writer, Cole was a world-ranked athlete, coach, and graduate student. While earning her Master's degree, she spent much of her time in the research library, gathering background information for what would eventually become award-winning historical and paranormal romances. Since her first novel was published in 2003, she has sold a total of fifteen books and two novellas in two different subgenres and has seen her work translated into sixteen foreign languages.
She followed her highly acclaimed Sutherland Series historicals with the MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy, as well as the continuing Immortals After Dark Series, a paranormal romance collection with Pocket Books. A Hunger Like No Other, the debut book in the IAD Series was the 2007 Romance Writers of America RITAŽ winner for Best Paranormal Romance.
In 2009, Cole became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her January release, Kiss of a Demon King, which also won the 2010 RITAŽ Award for Best Paranormal Romance.
She lives in Florida with her husband and far, far too many dogs.
In this series, several different "mythical" creatures have bonded together to form the Lore to keep themselves hidden from humans. The most active factions include the Valkyrie, the Lykaes, the Vampires, the Demons, and the Witches. Many other factions (and subsections for these factions) exist, some only mentioned in passing in select books. The IAD books are all stand-alone novels, but the subplot (a full Lore war called the Accession, which occurs every 500 years) strings through the entire series. For this, it is suggested that the books be read in order. In each book, readers meet a new couple, always cross-faction, who must overcome both their individual problems and outside forces who/that might keep them apart. Cole's universe plays on gender roles where most factions are mostly one gender (at least as far as the main characters are concerned). She also stresses that these couple are all predestined couples: the males of the factions listed above all have fated mates, though the name is different for each faction.
The Warlord Wants Forever in Playing Easy To Get (Pocket, 2006) (anthology with Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jaid Black) ISBN 9781416510871
A Hunger Like No Other (Pocket Star, 2006) ISBN 9781416509875
No Rest for the Wicked (Pocket Star, 2006) ISBN 9781416509882
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Pocket Star, 2007) ISBN 9781416547037
Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Pocket, 2008) ISBN 9781416547075
Dark Desires After Dusk (Pocket, 2008) ISBN 9781416576754
Kiss of a Demon King (Pocket, January 2009) ISBN 9781416580942
Untouchable in Deep Kiss of Winter (Pocket, October 2009) (Duology with Gena Showalter) ISBN 9781439159668
Pleasure of a Dark Prince - (Pocket, February 16, 2010) ISBN 9781416580959
Demon from the Dark - (Pocket, August 24, 2010) ISBN 9781439123126
Dreams of a Dark Warrior - (Pocket, February 15, 2011) ISBN 9781439136805
The Sutherland Brothers series
The Captain Of All Pleasures (Pocket, 2003) ISBN 9780743466493
The Price of Pleasure (Pocket, 2004) ISBN 9780743466509