Sri Lankan-born author whose bestselling romance novels include Wildest Heart, Love Play, and the Legend of Morgan-Challenger books.
After studying at the University of Ceylon, she worked as a reporter.
Common themes of her historically-themed romance novels include violence and rape, exotic travel, and the rise from poverty to wealth.
She was born in Sri Lanka to a family of Portuguese and Dutch heritage. She married three times and had four children; with her second husband, Leroy Rogers, she settled in California.
She found early literary inspiration in the historical fiction novels of Alexandre Dumas.