Denise Grover Swank

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

Find Denise on her website, or follow her on Twitter @DeniseMSwank.

Bibliography

  • Rose Gardner Investigations
    Family Jewels (#1)
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  • Rose Gardner Investigations
    For the Birds (#2)
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  • Rose Gardner Investigations
    Hell in a Handbasket (#3)
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  • Rose Gardner Investigations
    Up Shute Creek (#4)
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  • Rose Gardner Investigations
    Come Rain or Shine (#5)
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  • Neely Kate Mysteries
    Trailer Trash (#1)
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  • Neely Kate Mysteries
    In High Cotton (#2)
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  • Neely Kate Mysteries
    Dirty Money (#3)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (#1)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (#2)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty and a Half Excuses (#3)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Falling to Pieces (#3.5)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (#4)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (#5)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Picking Up the Pieces (#5.5)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (#6)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Rose & Helena Save Christmas (#6.25)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Ripple of Secrets (#6.5)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments (#7)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies (#8)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Thirty-Six and a Half Motives (#9)
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  • Rose Gardner Mysteries
    Sins of the Father (#9.5)
    Denise Grover Swank
  • Standalone
    One Paris Summer
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  • The Chosen Series
    Chosen (#1)
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  • The Chosen Series
    Hunted (#2)
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  • The Chosen Series
    Sacrifice (#3)
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  • The Chosen Series
    Emergence
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  • The Chosen Series
    Middle Ground
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  • The Chosen Series
    Homecoming
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  • The Chosen Series
    Redemption (#4)
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  • On the Otherside Series
    Here (#1)
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  • On the Otherside Series
    There (#2)
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  • Darling Investigations
    Deadly Summer (#1)
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  • Darling Investigations
    Blazing Summer (#2)
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  • The Curse Keepers Series
    The Curse Keepers (#1)
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  • The Curse Keepers Series
    The Curse Breakers (#2)
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  • The Curse Keepers Series
    This Place is Death (#1.5)
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  • The Curse Keepers Series
    This Changes Everything (#2.5)
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  • The Curse Keepers Series
    The Curse Defiers (#3)
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  • The Curse Keepers Series
    This is Your Destiny (#3.5)
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  • Off the Subject Series
    After Math (#1)
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  • Off the Subject Series
    Redesigned (#2)
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  • Off the Subject Series
    Business as Usual (#3)
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  • Magnolia Steele Mysteries
    Center Stage (#1)
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  • Magnolia Steele Mysteries
    Act Two (#2)
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  • Magnolia Steele Mysteries
    Call Back (#3)
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  • Magnolia Steele Mysteries
    Curtain Call (#4)
    Denise Grover Swank
  • The Wedding Pact Series
    The Substitute (#1)
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  • The Wedding Pact Series
    The Player (#2)
    Denise Grover Swank
  • The Wedding Pact Series
    The Gambler (#3)
    Denise Grover Swank
  • The Wedding Pact Series
    The Valentine (#2.5)
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  • Bachelor Brotherhood Series
    Only You (#1)
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  • Bachelor Brotherhood Series
    Until You (#2)
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  • Bachelor Brotherhood Series
    Always You (#3)
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Reviews

Rose Gardner Investigations

Family Jewels (#1)
“I love a good mystery book, and this one is filled with plot twists, deception, and a missing necklace that every criminal wants to get their hands on.”

Chick Lit Plus

“This book was everything we have come to know and love about Rose Gardner. Suspense, humor, and love… If you have read and loved the original Rose series, you will continue to love this one. If you are just now trying Rose out, you will fall in love with her like the rest of Rose Lovers.”

HEA Novel Thoughts

For the Birds (#2)
“The Rose Gardner series has long been one of my favorites and the writing is still wonderful.”

HEA Novel Thoughts

Neely Kate Mysteries

Trailer Trash (#1)
“TRAILER TRASH adds a whole new dimension to the Rose stories. It is darker, grittier, and steamier, while holding onto all the things that make the original series so good: that same easy reading style [and] the solid friendships.”

Lady Loves the Books

“Make sure you don’t have any plans before you start this book, because you will not be able to put it down. This book is funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming.”

Sabrina Reads

Rose Gardner Mysteries

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (#1)
“Readers will root for the appealing heroine.”

Publishers Weekly

“Say you’re watching a particularly saucy episode of The Good Wife. It’s a juicy one: full of intrigue, chemistry and friction between main characters, surprise twists, secret dalliances, and a legal hurdle that the lawyers miraculously meet. Picture that, but with the tenor of Hart of Dixie, and you may get something as compulsively readable, sweet and funny as Swank’s TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES.”

Fab Book Reviews

“The mystery was fun and surprising, the romance was a roller coaster ride also full of mystery, and the main character was funny and charming. If you like Southern novels and mysteries with humor, this is definitely the book for you! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series, and I already miss Rose.”

Steph the Bookworm

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (#2)
“Readers will enjoy this lighthearted romantic suspense novel with a dash of comedy. The characters are memorable, the pace is fast and the dialogue is witty.”

RT Book Reviews

Thirty and a Half Excuses (#3)
“I already have the next one in the series lined up as I cannot possibly stop reading the series at this juncture.”

Ajoobacats Blog

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (#4)
“Impossible to stop reading.”

Ajoobacats Blog

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (#5)
“I cannot recommend the Rose Gardner Mystery series highly enough. I have convinced many people to start reading these and now they are as hooked as I am.”

Bookish Bitch

Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (#6)
“I love, love, love this book series and I can’t recommend it enough.”

Stuff I Love Blog

Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments (#7)
“[A] stand out as one of the best in the series […] This book is breathtakingly good right up to the conclusion, which left me speechless.”

Floating Leaves

Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies (#8)
“The suspense […] will keep you reading.”

Serious Reading

Thirty-Six and a Half Motives (#9)
“There were so many twists and turns in THIRTY-SIX, more than any other books in the Rose Gardner series.”

Sassy Cat Blog

Standalone

The Chosen Series

On the Otherside Series

Darling Investigations

The Curse Keepers Series

Off the Subject Series

Magnolia Steele Mysteries

The Wedding Pact Series

The Substitute (#1)
“I think what drew me to this book was that in amongst the storyline was a thread of complete and utter truth […] the real life struggle to deal with family and how to balance our commitments to others with our own desires. Everyone has experienced these elements and, in this story, they were handled with care, with humor, and with finesse. If you haven’t read a book by Denise Grover Swank this is a good one to start with […] but, in reality, all of her books are wonderful.”

The Book Hookup

“A fun and rollicking kind of romance that had a lot of humor and likable characters.”

The Aroma of Books

“A sweet story to get lost in.”

Open Book Society

The Player (#2)
“Ms. Swank has done it again […] provided a story that’s equal parts romance and humor, and characters that will capture your heart immediately. As always, her characters are strong, smart and caring. They bring you into their family and let you sit and watch as they handle situations that are difficult, heartbreaking, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. And, ultimately, they’ll have you rooting for them to find their happily ever after.”

The Book Hookup

“I also enjoyed the feisty ending! It made me want to cheer for joy. The ending was great!”

Keyonna’s Bookshelf

The Gambler (#3)
“Another fun read with just enough drama to keep me turning the pages and just enough romance to make my heart beat faster! Once again Ms. Swank has given us characters to love and a love story to get behind. Her flawless writing, the sweet story lines, and the humor she adds to these books ensures reader satisfaction!”

The Book Hookup

“I would recommend this book to any […] romance lover. It is perfect!”

Keyonna’s Bookshelf

Bachelor Brotherhood Series

Only You (#1)
“Contemporary romance fans who love bridal trappings [...] will delight in the opener of Swank’s Bachelor Brotherhood trilogy (spun off from the Wedding Pact series), a sentimental, endearingly goofy story that packs a surprising amount of impulsive heat.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Right from the beginning, readers will be cheering for this couple to find their happily-ever-after. Even when it seems that everything — and everyone — is against them, they are drawn to each other by a force that is so strong nothing could pull them apart. The story is well-written and paced in a way that readers will have a hard time putting it down.”

RT Book Reviews

“Some angst, some humor and, of course, some delicious romance […] this was a light read with characters who were easy to like. The story was both sweet and had moments of tension and sadness. This is shaping up to be another great series by Ms. Swank – one that will make you smile, sigh and swoon.”

The Book Hookup

“If you like your romance reads to have sweetness and humor, ONLY YOU is a great pick! I have read other books by Swank, and her style is light and easy.”

The Book Disciple

Until You (#2)
“Swank introduces readers to another hot bachelor in her latest Bachelor Brotherhood series. The characters have plans for how their lives are supposed to go and are set in their ways, but the situations they encounter are laugh-out-loud funny. Readers will enjoy the playful relationship that Lanie and Tyler have. The story is well written without any issues with flow. Another great read to add to Swank’s stellar library!”

RT Book Reviews

“I must say, I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading. A thoroughly enjoyable read, hitting all the right spots! I cannot wait for the third book in the series.”

Open Book Society

“A wonderfully entertaining read.”

Romantic Reads and Such

Always You (#3)
“I enjoyed this story so much. It was emotional, sweet, and hopeful. It was beautifully written and proves that true love, regardless of time and space, will always find a way.”

Ever After Book Reviews

“A sweet story of second chances; a delightful and heart warming tale of one man’s struggle to let go of the past; and one woman’s battle to secure her future. The premise is enjoyable; the romance is tender and fated; the characters are colorful and real.”

The Reading Cafe

Awards & Accolades

Rose Gardner Investigations

Family Jewels (#1)
USA

#59 USA Today Bestseller List

USA

#15 NYT ebook Fiction Bestseller List

For the Birds (#2)
USA

#37 USA Today Bestseller List

Hell in a Handbasket (#3)
USA

#5 Wall Street Journal Fiction ebook Bestseller List

USA

#25 USA Today Bestseller List

Neely Kate Mysteries

Trailer Trash (#1)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

In High Cotton (#2)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Rose Gardner Mysteries

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (#2)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (#5)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (#6)
USA

New York Times Bestseller List

USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Ripple of Secrets (#6.5)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments (#7)
USA

New York Times Bestseller List

USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies (#8)
USA

New York Times Bestseller List

USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Thirty-Six and a Half Motives (#9)
USA

New York Times Bestseller List

USA

Wall Street Journal Bestseller List

USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Sins of the Father (#9.5)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Standalone

One Paris Summer
USA

#5 New York Times ebook YA Bestseller List

The Chosen Series

On the Otherside Series

Darling Investigations

The Curse Keepers Series

Off the Subject Series

Magnolia Steele Mysteries

Act Two (#2)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Call Back (#3)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Curtain Call (#4)
USA

#54 USA Today Bestseller List

The Wedding Pact Series

The Substitute (#1)
USA

#5 New York Times Fiction Bestseller List

USA

USA Today Bestseller List

The Player (#2)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

The Gambler (#3)
USA

USA Today Bestseller List

Bachelor Brotherhood Series

Only You (#1)
USA

#100 debute USA Today Bestseller List

Until You (#2)
USA

#86 debute USA Today Bestseller List

Always You (#3)
USA

#135 debut USA Today Bestseller List