Cleo Dare is the pen name of Ruth Brown Jimenez who wrote the romantic suspense novels Brushstrokes and Melting Point. Her erotic short story, “Takeoff” appeared in Bella Books’ The Perfect Valentine romance anthology. “Power Yoga,” another erotic short, was featured in the Lipstick on Her Collar anthology, and “Shapes & Colors” was in Alyson’s Island Girls erotica collection. She authored Hanging Offense and Cognate book one in the Minority Fleet Space Adventure Series, an engrossing blend of mystery, sci-fi, and swashbuckling adventure.
In late 2009, Ruth unexpectedly fell ill. She died of cancer in April 2010, but she had turned in Faultless, the second book in The Minority Fleet Space Adventure Series. Faultless will be the last novel in that series.