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About Rachelle Ayala
Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award and A Pet for Christmas had an Honorable Mention. In 2017, Playing for the Save won Readers' Favorite Gold Award in Realistic Fiction.
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That’s the time you need UNFORGETTABLE COURAGE.
Presenting NINE high-octane romances!
From a missing president's daughter to escaping serial killers, hiding from human traffickers to protecting a political target, secret agents and hostages to uncovering hidden murders and outrunning organized crime, these heroic men and women must dodge bullets and defeat baddies all while falling in love - not exactly a walk in the park.
Curl up with your Kindle and these thrilling, action-packed, full-length romantic suspense novels by the bestselling and award-winning ladies of The Authors' Billboard.
Mimi Barbour – Special Agent Storm: How can a woman look into an ultrasound machine & see a baby growing in her tummy when she hasn't been with a man for - well forever?!
“What do you mean I'm pregnant? Trust me, Doc. It's impossible."
Rachelle Ayala – Preying Heart: He’s a reclusive survivalist. She’s on the run for her life. He takes her in on one condition: that she never leaves his property.
Rebecca York – Life Force: What’s Matthew’s secret of living for over 500 years? Kidnapping his lady friend is just the first on the dying billionaire’s ways to extract cooperation from the immortal.
Patricia Rosemoor – Curse of Slater House: Tagline: Buried within the walls of Slater House lives a tale of lost love and not-so-accidental death.
J.L. Campbell – Taming Celeste: One woman's quest to outrun her past leads her into the dangerous world of software piracy.
Susanne Matthews – The White Carnation: Can they catch the Harvester before he finds Faye and reaps another prize?
Taylor Lee – The Courage to Triumph: Caught in a hotbed of White Supremacist activists, both Ava and Luke become the targets. Not only do they have to overcome the constant danger, but Luke and Ava must decide if they can give their love a second chance.
Nancy Radke – Keeping Tatum Safe: What happens when two people with false identities fall in love?
Katy Walters – Lady Venetia’s Vow: Clinging onto the hope her fiancé is still alive, Lady Venetia vows to find him, even if she has to travel alone through war-torn Europe. A Regency Romance.
A scintillating seasonal stew of Love at First Sight, Second-chance Romance, and Fantasy sprinkled with conniving children looking for a mate for mama.
Ten New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you stories of love, wonder, and surprises. With puppies, mermaids, talking dogs, letter-writing snowmen, department store Santas, firemen, feuding families, and holiday traditions, these tales promise to make your Christmas merry and bright. So, grab your favorite yuletide beverage, curl up on the couch by the fire or in a beach chair by the ocean, and enjoy Unforgettable Christmas Promises, brought to you by THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Mimi Barbour – Christmas, Puppies, and Romance – He has his claim on the very fluffball she wants... The fight is on for who gets the puppy! New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Leanne Banks – The Rancher’s Best Gifts – When a man and women from feuding families have a temporary secret affair, no one expects the consequences to be forever! New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Rachelle Ayala – Dashing Through Christmas – Misty Jolly and Dash Weston play guessing games while rushing through a Christmas project with no help from Westie, a “talking” dog. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Taylor Lee - Nuthin’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Can two strong-willed people resist the fates and ‘not’ fall in love? USA Today Bestselling Author.
Josie Riviera – A Portuguese Christmas – Love can come softly, like holiday snow. Or sweep you away like a riptide. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Patrice Wilton – A Santa to Keep – Will the magic of Christmas open the hearts of the widow and the grumpy mall Santa and offer them the best gift of all: love? USA Today Bestselling Author.
Traci Hall – Christmas on Misty Beach – He’s a fireman, she’s a hot mess. Add dogs, a sick dad, and the holidays, and you’ve got a romance for the ages. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Susanne Matthews – Come Home for Christmas – Can the spirit of Christmas erase ten years of pain? A second chance romance. International Bestselling Author.
Susan Jean Ricci – Ripples Under the Sea: A Christmas Tale – Two Marine Biologists are swept into the currents of love in this charming Christmas tale of aquatic antics, sorrow, and separation at the most wonderful time of the year. USA Bestselling Author.
Katy Walters – Love Letters from a Snowman – Despite her brother’s arguments that a lady shouldn’t work, Tabitha takes a post as governess. It’s not the position that attracts her but the twinkle in the green eyes of her employer, Lord Balfour. A Regency Romance. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Celebrate The Heart of The Season With EIGHT BRAND-NEW, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED CHRISTMAS STORIES From Nine New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors.
Ranging from fun and flirty romantic comedy to poignant holiday romance, this collection of semi-sweet and steamy stories will have you crying one moment while laughing the next.
A premiere series featuring captivating holiday romance?
You’ll find each story simply IRRESISTIBLE…at Christmas!
Two Hearts’ Christmas Gift: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today bestselling author: Can a doctor whose life was once saved by her severely wounded warrior patient return the favor, by giving him back the greatest gift of all?
Gifts Of Love: Natalie Ann, USA Today bestselling author: Can a self-made millionaire do-gooder earn the trust of a woman who's been burned more than once?
Charlie Saint: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author: When a judgment call almost cost Charlie Saint his life. Lila made a decision to stick by his side. But in order to go forward, she had to confront an issue from her past.
Home For Christmas: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author: Melanie returns to Pineville to renovate her old home and turn it into an Inn. With the help of the contractor who had taken so much from her in the past, she discovers what was lost in her old house, holds the answer to what’s been missing in her heart.
Keep Me Warm: Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: Can a small-town working girl make it work with a wealthy jet setter, when their relationship suddenly changes from enemies to lovers?
Miss Christmas: Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author: Scarlet is too independent to play Cinderella, but when she enters the Miss Christmas pageant she has trouble resisting the Prince Charming of the Regal family--who happens to be running the pageant.
Christmas Con: Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Two ex-cons pose as stellar success stories to swindle a grandfather to change his will for Christmas.
Courage To Celebrate: Taylor Lee, USA Today bestselling author: Luke and Ava face their biggest challenge yet. In the past they found the courage to dare, the courage to love and the courage to triumph. Now they have to decide if they have the Courage to Celebrate.
Christmas Wish: Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: When confirmed bachelor, Byron Watts meets school teacher, Meghan Shaunessy and her 4-year-old autistic boy, he’s met his match. Can these two stubborn people overcome the pain of their pasts and learn to trust the healing power of love?
This gift set of eight diverse holiday-themed love stories is loaded with hunks and honeys, cops and crooks, love at first sights and second chances, and a few surprise youngsters out to trick Mommy. Snuggle up and let six of The Authors’ Billboard New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors entertain you with romance from sweet to spicy from locations around the world.
Mimi Barbour – Loveable Christmas Angel: Christmas in Hawaii! How lucky can a girl get? Or so Leilani thinks...
Susanne Matthews – Holiday Magic: Is there enough magic left in Christmas to help them overcome the past?
Taylor Lee – Special Ops and Cops Christmas: What could be more perfect than a Christmas wedding? Ask the terrorists who plan to keep ‘Happily Ever After’ from happening?
Taylor Lee – Blue Christmas: Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!
Susan Jean Ricci – Because We’re Snowflakes: After an accidental meeting on Christmas Eve, Rosie and Magoo are about to discover if their mutual attraction supports a future despite their diverse, cultural traditions.
Rachelle Ayala – A Father for Christmas: A homeless veteran meets a single mother whose daughter asks Santa for an unusual gift.
Rachelle Ayala – Deck the Hearts: Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?
Dani Haviland – A Stingray Christmas: Love had nothing to do with it…at first.
Available for a LIMITED TIME: THRILLING SUSPENSEFUL NIGHTS box collection!
Enjoy these Romantic Suspense Stories created by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors from The Authors’ Billboard.
Tension-building drama and intense romance lead these focused and professional characters on a quest to do the right thing or enact their revenge. With death and destruction in the air, these characters need to succeed, protect, or die trying.
Mimi Barbour – Retaliation – She watches the mob kill her twin & revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. She will avenge. USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author.
Stacy Eaton – Love Torn: The Twisted Love Series - A major part of love ‘em and leave ‘em Detective Kali “The Mann-Eater’s” past comes back to haunt her just as she begins to open up. Will both her private and professional life now be torn apart? USA Today Bestselling Author
Rachelle Ayala – Bad Boys for Hire: Ryker – Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book a date for her birthday party and gets caught in a motorcycle club vendetta. USA Today Bestselling Author
Taylor Lee – The Moscow Affair – A dangerously elegant man and a beautiful feisty young woman take on the evils of the international sex trade while exploring a passionate world of their own. USA Today Bestselling Author
Nancy Radke (with Nolan Radke) – Height of Danger – Can CIA operative Owen Putman protect the Texas billionaire’s daughter if she won’t stay where he hides her, at the top of a tree in the rainforest? USA Today Bestselling Author
Romance Writers, do you want to:
Keep your name in front of your readers with more releases and titles?
Learn why you should write shorter in order to write quicker?
Meet and exceed your yearly writing goals?
Participate in multi-author boxed sets for increased visibility and profit?
Claim your fair share of your reader’s attention span in today’s tsunami of books by producing a series of novellas or episodic serials?
Make more money while writing less?
If you do, you must master the art of writing shorter works while still providing your readers that great experience of your personal brand of storytelling and character voice.
This book teaches you how to write an effective and engaging romance novella in a few short weeks. Learn the seven milestones that every novella must have, the difference between a novella and a novel, and how to condense a plotline from novel-length to novella.
Includes a step-by-step method, a schedule, tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You will be able to consistently create high quality stories that will entertain and enrich your readers and jumpstart your career to greater heights.
Other Writing Books by Rachelle Ayala
- Dangerous Love: Writing Romantic Suspense
- Writing Asian Romance Characters
- 366 Ways to Know Your Character
- Romance in a Month
So sizzling hot, it steams!
What do you get when you mix a little friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, love at first sight, and small-town romance with a bit of medical drama, rock-and-roll action, and spellbinding suspense? You get a collection of STEAMY CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE reads that will make you crave the affection and attention as your own.
A Limited Edition set from The Authors’ Billboard, SEVEN Steamy Contemporary Romances that will leave you a bit hot and bothered, begging for more! Grab a copy and see if these New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors have found your passion.
Enjoy these authors and their titles:
Stacy Eaton – Cured, Heal Me Series, Book 1: Can Love Cure a broken Soul?
Suzanne Jenkins – Bittersweets: Terry Loves Alex: When Philadelphia lawyer Terry Kovac falls in love with Alex Hawthorn, she’s ready to give up everything, including her job.
Callie Bardot – Crazy Love: When Dante rediscovers his long lost love in a tiger’s pen, the sharped-toothed cat will prove the least of his worries.
Taylor Lee – The Rio Affair: The Dangerous Affairs Collection: The charming drug kingpin doesn’t realize the sultry woman he’s hot for is the indomitable and lethal undercover agent who’s come to Rio to take him down.
Leanne Banks – Millionaire Dad: When millionaire Joe Caruthers rescues Marley Fuller in the snow, she rocks his world. Can they find forever love with a baby on the way after their passionate love affair?
Rachelle Ayala – Intercepted by Love, #1: Opposites attract as a small-town librarian tackles the big city quarterback when their dogs tangle and stir up trouble.
Ari Thatcher – His Wedding Date: The chance for a free weekend at a ski lodge gets complicated when hanging out with her sexy coworker is part of the deal.
Seven stories of men and women who have pledged their lives to help others. Their hearts are reserved – held in check and on pause – while working. When that certain someone comes into their lives, passions flare no matter where they are.
BRAZEN PROTECTORS: PROTECT AND DESIRE Volume 4 continues the Romantic Suspense Series with more engaging tales of heroes and heroines taking command in unlikely situations, these champions just as provocative as they are brave.
Stacy Eaton: Kayley - Loving a Young Series: Book 5 What will her family think when she brings home a younger man? USA Today Bestselling Author
Callie Bardot - The One-Thirty Fighting fires is easy--it’s in Griffin’s blood. But yielding to intimacy is a fire that might prove too hot. USA Today & NY Times Bestselling Author
Rachelle Ayala - Hold My Love, Desiring Danger #5 Framed for the murder of a congressional aide, Kevin Colson aims out to take down the real killers—with a little help from loud-mouthed drama queen, Virgie Rivera. USA Today Bestselling Author
Patricia Rosemoor - Deception Deception clashes with desire when an undercover bodyguard gets too close to the woman he’s sworn to protect. NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Mimi Barbour - Special Agent Maximilian Identical twins but different men – she loves both! NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Taylor Lee - Line of Fire Discover how challenging elections can be when sex and violence are in the mix. USA Today Bestselling Author
Susanne Matthews - Secrets and Lies Graduating from school is easy, getting out alive may be a whole lot harder. International Bestselling Author
Forget the day’s problems…
And dive into this delectable set of seven stories by award-winning and bestselling authors.
Season your sweet romances with a sprinkle of suspense, a cup of humor, and just the right amount of ‘aww’ factor to keep you reading through the night.
SWEET ROMANTIC NIGHTS, another great set from THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Rachelle Ayala – Christmas Lovebirds: Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?
Dani Haviland – LOST: The Time Travel Romance That Started It All: LOST: the epic time travel romance and the hilarious adventure of how it changed lives in the 21st century.
Susan Jean Ricci – A Sweet Snafu: There’s never a dull moment with these two characters from Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems.
Nancy Radke – Christmas on Cougar Mountain: Was this woman scamming him, or was she the lifeline he needed?
Stacy Eaton – Tangled in Tinsel: When an unexpected visitor shows up at Casey’s house a few days before Christmas, her future and past collide.
J.L. Campbell – Cupid’s Gift: Two single parents have their lives turned inside out by the antics of a four-footed ball of fluff named Maddox.
Denise Devine – Run from the Night: A strange encounter on a country trail, a body bag and a relentless stalker – Julie Stark was in the wrong place at the wrong time and now she’s running for her life.
There’s humor in everything, even that economic obligation called a career!
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever heard of? An ostrich groomer? A Lego inspector? A toothpick tester? How about a barroom Santa, exotic dancer, or a woman who repairs chain saws and lawn mowers?
Some of your favorite Romantic Comedy authors are returning with NEW stories to take the edge off the hassles of the day and life in general. The Word Wranglers of the Wacky, Wonderful Women, Ditzy Dudes, and Unique and Unpredictable CUTE BUT CRAZY box set collections have taken on another topic: Quirky Careers.
Loads of laughs as our authors follow behind hapless men and women as they tangle with weather, obstacles, and each other while trying to maintain a good work ethic and not fall in love.
Susan Jean Ricci – Just Horsing Around: NEW! Horse ranchers turned sleuths, Joshua and Bella endeavor to purge an unsavory character who’s destroying their precious neighboring wetlands – and confront falling love in the process.
Dani Haviland – The Purebred and the Mutt: NEW! Cultures clash when a British celebrity and a proud but poor American wind up under the same roof in Forever, Montana.
Mona Risk – Delightfully Serious Plans: NEW! A jack of all trades fights discrimination to win the heart of the lady lawyer who dreams of cruising the world with him.
Susanne Matthews – Emerald Glow: NEW! She’s given up on finding the right man. After a painful divorce, he’s sworn off women. A new job is what they both need to get their lives in order. But you don’t always get what you want, especially when a typo can spell disaster.
Aileen Fish – That Dream Girl: NEW! She’s supposed to be an authority on dreams, but he’s breaking all the rules.
Rachelle Ayala – Santa on Strike: NEW! Bette’s bar is on the ropes when her biggest attraction, the barroom Santa, goes on strike a few days before Christmas.
Denise Devine – Merry Christmas, Darling: A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his dying mother and unexpectedly finds love under the mistletoe.
Are you interested in writing a thrilling romantic suspense but not sure how to start?
Do you love reading romantic suspense novels and wonder how they’re put together?
Romantic suspense is one of the most popular subgenres of romance to write. However, it isn’t easy to juggle a strong and compelling romantic relationship with the intrigue and suspense of a well-crafted thriller.
In this book, you’ll learn:
•The expected elements of a romance.
•The expected elements in a suspense.
•The different types of heroes and heroines.
•How to design a worthy villain.
•The eight basic romantic suspense plot types.
•How to blend romantic and suspenseful story elements in an organic way.
•When and where to choreograph romantic and sexy scenes between the breakneck pace of action and danger.
•How to start a romantic suspense, with the meet cute or the crime?
•How to structure and develop each of the eight romantic suspense plot types.
•How to pants a romantic suspense
•How to plan and write a romantic suspense series.
•Recommended reading for each plot type.
I’ve been writing for over ten years and have currently written and published more than sixty romances and romantic suspense novels. I learned everything I could about story structure, characterization, writing romances, and reading mystery and suspense thrillers; however, it was hard to find books or courses on writing romantic suspense. I love this fascinating genre and wrote this book to help you write emotional and thrilling romantic suspense novels.
Other Writing Books by Rachelle Ayala
- Writing Asian Romance Characters
- Love Stories: Writing a Romance Novella
- 366 Ways to Know Your Character
- Romance In a Month
SWEET FAITH, Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: From hooker to nanny, is her transformation possible?
CHASING THE TIARA, Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A missing tiara, a handsome investigator, a Princess determined to save her sister.... Big trouble...
MAGGIE’S REVENGE, Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: DEA Special Agent Maggie Holt is fierce, smart, beautiful-- and in over her head.
FOR SARAH’S SAKE, Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A two-year-old orphan faces danger and complicates the life of her rescuer and his estranged wife.
THE FRAGRANCE FACTOR, Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: When Wesley discovers she is the unwitting keeper of a murdered friend’s secret, she is swept into a race to find the killer—before she becomes his next victim.
DANGEROUS MEMORIES, Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author: Waking with amnesia, she wonders what kind of woman she is when two men claim to be her unborn baby's father.
LADY HENRIETTA’S DILEMMA, Katy Walters, USA Today bestselling author: How can she marry without love?
HIDE MY HEART, Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Single mother Amber McKay must hide her baby from danger, and there’s only one man she trusts.