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About Susan Jean Ricci
A USA Today, Award-Winning Author, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. The final heart-wrenching saga Don't Bruise the Bananas released in May 2021.
Cindy and Jay's mischief making lives on in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas With Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Ms. Ricci is proud to announce the launch of her new series Love's Salvation which includes other stand alone works of fiction and short stories, along with the nonfiction best seller Running On All Fours.
A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, several of Ms. Ricci's titles have been recognized as Outstanding Novella Winner in the IAN 2020, Outstanding Finalist in the IAN 2020, and Finalist in the Outstanding Novellas Categories 2019,2018, 2017, and the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016.
Ms. Ricci’s stories have been included in the following anthologies: Sweet and Sassy New Beginnings; Cute But Crazy: Unique and Unpredictable; Unforgettable Satisfaction: Secrets and Courage; Unforgettable Revenge: Glory and Satisfaction, Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish, Cute But Crazy - Ditzy Dudes, Sweet and Sassy Summertime, Volume One; Unforgettable Joy: Unforgettable Pleasure; Cute But Crazy: Wild, Wacky Women; Unforgettable Christmas Dreams: Gifts of Love; Sweet and Sassy Heroes; Sweet and Sassy in the Snow; Unforgettable Charmers - Unforgettable Hunks; Unforgettable Thrills - Passion and Power; the USA Today Bestselling Love, Christmas 2 - Movies You Love; the Sweet and Sassy at the Beach Collection; Sweet and Sassy Christmas - A Time for Romance Collection; the Unforgettable Christmas - Gifts of Love, and Unforgettable Heroes - Unforgettable Passion.
You can friend Ms. Ricci at https://www.facebook.com/DinosaursCherryStems/, and follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Susanjeanricci. Her titles are available on Amazon, and other venues.
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Join us as these romances enlighten your reading time with miracles, poker games, hiding from the past, disabilities, political shenanigans, military tactics, and starting life over for a new lease on life.
From starting over to second chances, all these heroes and heroines are looking for one thing: A New Beginning.
Unexpected Desires written by USA Today Bestselling author Stacy Eaton - Kelly Smith keeps to herself and has only a few work friends, so when questions arise, it’s easier to pack up and leave, then answer. That is until Mike scares the bejesus out of her at the cemetery and then shows up at her place of employment.
Kissing Plans written by New York Times Bestselling Author Mona Risk – He’s been her best friend for ten years. She regrets agreeing to an arranged marriage and he promised to help her, only to realize he can’t let go of her.
A Window to Love written by USA Today Bestselling Author Katy Walters – Samantha Davies vowed never to trust another man when her husband left her and their two children for his secretary, but then Doctor David Roberts waved to her through the window.
The Tactics of Love written by USA Today Bestselling author Alyssa Bailey - Marine Pilot Chopper Frazier and Army doctor Felicity Torrez each retired early to start a family, but their new life seems to be full of roadblocks.
Casey’s Charade written by USA Today Bestselling author Susan Jean Ricci – Royce Cooper is zesty, captivating, and knows how to play a good game of poker. With his talent for bringing out the best in people, Casey considers leaving her unconventional job and the past to start anew with this interesting man – that is, if their dogs approve their humans’ blooming relationship that’s getting hotter by the second.
All Gia’s Men written by USA Today Bestselling author Taylor Lee – Logan and Gia faced a bigger challenge than mere political shenanigans. Fiercely independent, accustomed to controlling and managing every element of their lives, they run into a force bigger than either of them—Mother Nature.
Holly’s Gift, written by USA Today Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera – Miracles don’t always come easy. Sometimes it takes a secret wish to light an angel’s way. God answering a prayer? Tim doesn’t hold his breath. But one faith-filled woman makes him want to pray one last time for a Christmas miracle.
Forever & Always written by Best Selling author, Susanne Matthews - Brandi’s entire life has focused on ballet. When an accident leaves her crippled, she’s adrift without a future. Jarrett has loved the petite ballerina all his life. Can he help her find a new lease on life?
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.
Unbelievable Satisfaction – Secrets and Courage – features eight novels from highly acclaimed authors that are guaranteed to keep you reading all night.
Face danger and death with dedicated police officers, discover the truth with wrongfully convicted felons, tip the scales in an election, listen to the voices of the past to find necessary answers, locate the crying child through mysterious instincts, discover the power of love in the face of danger…and embrace the satisfaction of a job well done.
Mimi Barbour – Special Agent Makayla: Makayla hears the cries of children in trouble. USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author
Callie Bardot – Tracked by Trouble: Trouble. On my trail. Tracking me like a killer. I'd rather be tracked by love. USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author
Patricia Rosemoor – Fake ID Wife: No cover charged... no ID required... safety guaranteed... USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author
Rebecca York – Scene of the Crime: Can he find out who framed him for murder? USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author
Taylor Lee – Ain’t No Place for No Heroes: Mathis Cross, the hard-driving police commissioner, cleaned up a corrupt city and a more corrupt police force. Taking Gen. Patton’s advice to heart, his motto is “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” USA Today Bestselling Author
Susanne Matthews – Echoes of the Past: Born Mohawk, raised white, Michelle Thomas is trapped between two worlds—can she solve the murders, save the sacred waters, and fulfill her destiny? Award-winning and Bestselling Author
Susan Jean Ricci – Shady Knoll: Something sinister is stalking the pleasant community of Shady Knoll. A few robberies for starters, and secrets capable of destroying the innocent. USA Today Bestselling Author
Stacy Eaton – Garda – Welcome to the Realm: Will Brock be able to direct Corey down the right path, or will she cross the line and fall from grace? USA Today Bestselling Author
NINE SWEET AND SASSY STORIES of SUMMER, Including Four Brand New, From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors.
Some like them sweet, and some like them sexy, but if you’re looking for a little heat, spice up your summer reading with this hot selection of stories!
JIM BEAM (New): Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author: He never expected his new roommate would come in the form of a four-year-old soon he never knew he had.
ADDICTED TO YOU (New): Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: When a lost soul meets one on the mend, fireworks blast and two guardian angels keep watch.
SUNBEAMS AND SHADOWS (New): Nancy Radke, USA Today Bestselling Author: Jean broke Hal’s heart when she married another man. Given a second chance, can he win her this time, or lose her forever?
BRAVING THE WILD ELEMENTS (New): Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today Bestselling Author: When a hurricane threatens the Fourth of July holiday, can two couples brave the storms brewing in their hearts?
ALL OF ME: Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: Finally, the second chance they’ve been waiting for.
PARADISE COVE: Patrice Wilton, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author: When Sean’s sailboat leads him to Kayla’s rental cottages in the Florida Keys, she sees a broken man. Can her compassion help heal his wounded heart?
TYLER’S BLIND DATE EXPERIMENT: Alicia Street, USA Today Bestselling Author: After Caroline’s career crashes and burns, along with her marriage, she retreats to a small town, done with art, done with men, done with love—or so she thinks.
JANE (I’m Still Single) JONES: Joan Reeves, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author: Lots of southern charm, a ten-year-old betrayal, and a man and woman who should have ended up together, set against the backdrop of a typical high school reunion that turns out to be anything but typical!
MILLIONAIRE’S SECOND CHANCE: Leanne Banks, USA Today Bestselling Author: When Alisa Jennings loses her memory due to an accident, millionaire and former lover Dylan Barrows comforts her. Dylan lost her the first time due to his own foolishness. Will Alisa still love him when she remembers how their romance ended the first time?
Get carried away with this CUTE BUT CRAZY crowd!
A fake husband, a color-blind painter, a pair of frustrated nudists, crazy neighbors, a cowboy doctor, a tipsy pig and more.
Laugh at their antics as they bring love and joy into UNIQUE AND UNPREDICTABLE adventuress.
Enjoy fun-filled stories with diverse settings. From an English garden to the shores of Sicily, a billionaire’s lair to the Tucson desert with a stopover for a glass of dandelion wine at Algonquin Park, Canada.
Grab your Kindle and get ready for a laugh-filled ride into the world of make-believe in this Romantic Comedy Box Set created by nine New York Times, USA Today, and Award-winning authors of THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Susan Jean Ricci – The Charming Chameleon: Can karma inspire a mismatched couple to forgo masquerading and reveal their true selves for love?
Dani Haviland – The Wizard of Odds: Two co-workers take on an impossible challenge and wind up with a menagerie of unusual animals looking for a second chance in the desert. Will the mismatched couples get one, too?
Mona Risk – Husband for a Week: Sicilian vendetta, fake husband, and an irascible matchmaking grandmother complicate their lives. Can love conquer all?
Leanne Banks – Cowboy MD: Could he cure what ails her?
Susanne Matthews – The Tipsy Pig: A socialite, a recluse, and a tipsy pig—the perfect recipe for romance?
Katy Walters – Love Your Neighbor: Moving into a new neighborhood has more challenges – and nuts – than they thought possible.
Angela Stevens – Whitewash: The Tricks of the Trade: What could go wrong when a Pinterest addict lets a color-blind painter and decorator fix up her dream home?
Patrice Wilton – Night Music: A little magic can make anything happen in South Beach.
Stephanie Queen – Small Town Hot Shot Bride: Will Tammy foolishly get swept up by charming out-of-towner Roark and his runaway train attraction? Or will she derail him for good?
UNFORGETTABLE REVENGE, another fantastic box set in the Unforgettables series.
A collection chock full of Romantic Suspense stories to set your heart fluttering and your veins thrumming!
Eight New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors have joined forces to bring you fast-paced love stories so filled with passion and danger, you won’t want to put it down.
Discover mystery where you least expect it in this romance set brimming with heroes and heroines who are everything from cops and common folks to the supernatural as they battle despicable villains in intense situations, finding love despite unseen peril lurking in the shadows.
Mimi Barbour – Special Agent Hunter: The killer’s back, needling Agent Hunter to try his luck again. New York Times, USA Today Bestselling Author.
Rebecca York – Terror Mansion: He thinks she’s in danger. She thinks he’s scamming her. New York Times, USA Today Bestselling Author.
Angela Stevens – The Devil’s Own: Bowker Street: It’s not every day that a Priest finds a sexy devil in his confessional. International Bestselling Authors
Taylor Lee – Topaz: Ladies of the Night: A hideous incident in Topaz’s teenaged past gives her a dangerous connection to the international Cartel leader at the top of the DEA’s most wanted list. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Susanne Matthews – Fire Angel: The past and the present collide in the hunt for a serial killer. International Bestselling Author
Callie Bardot – Looks Like Trouble to Me (Uncut: Book 1 in the Bad Boys Need Love, Too Series): He's trying to escape trouble. But she's just the kind of trouble he needs. New York Times, USA Today Bestselling Author.
Jennifer St. Giles – Kaylee’s Justice: She knows what you did…you will be exposed. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Susan Jean Ricci – Turning Up the Heat: Mark and Malibu are happily headed towards matrimony… until an old adversary sabotages their plans with a devious scheme. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Presenting The Authors’ Billboard’s fabulous Christmas Box Collection, DEAR SANTA: A CHRISTMAS WISH, filled with heartwarming stories about people of all ages who have special requests for the big guy.
Fall in love SEVENTEEN times over when you read each of these touching holiday stories, brimming with hope, Christmas cheer, and thrilling romance.
Mimi Barbour – Alone at Christmas: Being alone is Tara’s worst nightmare, especially during the holidays. Her wish comes true when she finds Mr. Right injured and stranded, but will they survive the dangerous storm?
Rebecca York – Christmas Miracle 1935: Can he trust her enough to help free her father from jail?
Patricia Rosemoor – Marrying Molly: Dear Santa, Please let me meet a McKenna man who will help me end Sheelin O’Keefe’s horrible curse on both our families. Molly Kavanaugh
Susanne Matthews – What Dottie Wants: All Ronnie wants is to give Dottie a great Christmas, but not being able to find the doll she wants may make that impossible.
Traci Hall – Christmas Kiss: Can a teenage crush become forever love?
Angela Stevens – Dear Sinterklaas: Dan had his heart stolen by a girl on summer vacation, now it’s Christmas time, and with a little bit of magic from Sinterklaas, he hopes to make his Christmas wish come true.
Stacy Eaton – Finding Love with Dear Santa: All Faith wants is to get her life back on track.
Stephanie Queen – He Has Santa: A second chance hockey romance.
Josie Riviera – A Chocolate Box Christmas Wish: He’s been all over the world. She’s a home-town girl. Can a holiday wish bridge the gap?
Mona Risk – Dalia’s Christmas Wish: Will the doctor make the right decision between an angry fiancée and a medical emergency?
Rachelle Ayala – Toy Soldier Christmas: Can a toy soldier make her wish come true?
Dani Haviland – A Plate of Christmas Cookies: Is it too much to ask for a second miracle?
Taylor Lee – Please Christmas: Be Done: When his 7 year old son ran away looking for Santa... and all his teenage daughter wants for Christmas is for it to be done....the district attorney concedes not only did he lose his wife to cancer, but he was in danger of losing his children.
Susan Jean Ricci – Cruising for Mr. Right: Can a widow discover second chance romance aboard a Christmas cruise and make the right choice between two adoring men?
Alyssa Bailey – Christmas Wishes and You: Beth’s Christmas Wish of a Second Chance at Love could happen if only she would be willing to risk her heart... again.
Nancy Radke – Zsuzsa’s Christmas Wish: She asks Santa for a strong man to help corral a mule that won’t stay home and is given a rancher who plans to corral her.
Carmen DeSousa – Chicago Hope: Aspiring journalist Maura Hall dreams of changing the world, but she'll settle for Chicago.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors have composed beautiful love stories that range from sweet to spicy, with romance and suspense, to keep you entertained by their charming heroes and the heroines who fall under their spells. You will, too, while reading Unforgettable Charmers.
Resisting You: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author: Kendall accepted a life without love, until an unexpected visitor changed her mind.
Not Ready Yet: Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: High school sweethearts separated by life... They meet years later, successful but different, each with a heavy baggage.
Billionaire’s Marriage Bargain: Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Can their forced marriage become a forever love?
Masquerade By The Sea: Traci Hall, USA Today bestselling author: Ski pro Heath Hamilton is broken, but charter captain Jolie Gordon comes from a long line of fixers.
He’s Her: Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A casino owner’s spirit enters a naïve teacher and teaches her lessons.
Ticket to Nowhere: Patricia Rosemoor, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: What is a classy woman who looks like she’s been mud-wrestling hiding from in a carnival?
Speeding into Love: Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today bestselling author: Eva’s naughty passion for punching pedal to the metal would soon become her downfall and salvation.
Red Rock’s Redemption: Taylor Lee, USA Today bestselling author: No one messes with Red Rock, the fiery former undercover agent, until the handsome Police Chief comes into her life.
Find Your Irresistible Valentine...
Celebrate the season of love with EIGHT BRAND-NEW, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED STEAMY STORIES From Nine New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors
Ranging from fun and flirty to semi-sweet and suspenseful, this amorous collection of stories will not just hold you captive through Valentine’s Day; it’s romance you’ll find IRRESISTIBLE all year long.
Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today bestselling author: Drawn to each other from the moment they met, Eve Loughlin and Harry Giordano are teenage survivors who’ve overcome the odds. When their careers split them apart, can they find their way back to their hearts?
Cupid’s Quest: Natalie Ann, USA Today bestselling author: Can Cupid’s arrow burst through the commitment wall that Ruby has built around her heart to let Josh sneak in?
A Little Change of Plans: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author: Jake saw rookie firefighter Geri and it was love at first sight.
All Night Long: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author: A fake engagement, A Valentine’s Party, and a St. Bernard rescue on a snowy mountain, and suddenly dreams are coming true.
Never Lovers: Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: Can a love that is torn in pieces ever be repaired?
The Player: Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: Sometimes, love happens when we least expect it…
Unexpected Packages: Stacy Eaton, USA Today bestselling author: A birthday gift delivered to her home gives her more than she bargained for.
First Class Flirtation: Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today bestselling author: A dispute between two strangers during a cross-country flight leads to a passionate infatuation - and the ultimate rescue.
Serendipity Falls: Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Something mysterious is happening in this small mountain town. A wedding a month--Is there a love bug in their spring water, or is Cupid playing tricks?
Seven NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors have come together to give you a collection of strong heroes and heroines that prove when you put your mind to something, your destiny is your future.
Whether you’re just starting out or starting over, losing your love or finding a new one, a first chance, or a second...maybe even a third, destiny is in your hands. It’s in your grasp. You find a way, you work hard, and you believe enough to make it happen.
WHISKEY SMASH (New): Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author: While he prefers a double shot of whiskey, he’s not opposed to taking a stroll down champagne lane, but not if it’s going to cost him at the track.
DON’T BRUISE THE BANANAS (New): Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today Bestselling Author: As Cindy and Jay DeMatteo approach the seven-year itch, will their treasured memories inspire their relationship to move forward, or do other circumstances interfere with their marriage?
GIRLS IN THE CITY - ALISON (New): Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: Surgical resident Alison catches the eye of Chief Rich, but she doesn’t want to start anything with him because of a longed for transition. But her heart has other ideas.
IN TANDEM: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today Bestselling Author: When Jake Loughlin and Danielle Reardon are fatefully reunited at Dragonfly Pointe during the restoration of the Inn, will unveiling the dark secrets of the past help expose a ring of human traffickers?
GIVE ME A CHANCE: Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: A single father. A woman on the run. Can they find comfort in each other?
SEEKING RACHEL: Josie Riviera, USA Today Bestselling Author: When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.
FOR THE LOVE OF CANDY: Patrice Wilton, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author: The life Candy scratched out for herself and son is coming to an end. Her Miami bar provided a decent income, but more important it provided a touch of magic. During storms the lights will flicker, the wall will sweat, and if you wish for something it will happen. Now with all that’s going on, the last thing she needs is the magic of love.
Get ready for another Romantic Comedy box set from the fabulous Authors’ Billboard gang. Come get acquainted with these charming and sexy Ditzy Dudes and the ladies they bring Happy (and tickle-bone funny) Ever Afters to.
Jacquie Biggar – Perfectly Imperfect – What happens when Miss Perfection clashes with Mr. Casual? Chaos! USA Today Bestselling Author of the Wounded Hearts, Mended Souls, Gambling Hearts, Blue Haven series, plus many single titles and multi-author box sets.
Susan Jean Ricci – Work in Progress – When a shy construction worker accepts a dare from one of the guys, quirky escapades develop and so does a potential romance with the woman he secretly craves. Multi-Award Winning and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Cindy’s Crusade, The Triplets Trilogy series and many single titles and box sets.
Mimi Barbour – You Make Me Happy– Keeping a secret becomes mind-boggling when everyone’s in on it. NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Special Agent, Sweet Revenge, Vegas, Angels with Attitudes, Holiday Heartwarmers, The Vicarage Bench series, and many single titles and box sets.
Mona Risk – Half a Dozen With Love – To prevent Child Protective Service from separating her five young siblings, Tammy accepts Dr. Jack Conan’s proposal, and faces a new stream of problems. NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Modern Prince, Holiday Babies, The Senator’s Family, Doctor’s Orders, Foreign Lovers, and many singles titles and box sets.
Dani Haviland – They Call Me Sherlock – Life gets exciting for the rich and clever ‘butler’ when his sweetheart from 1969’s Woodstock shows up looking younger than possible. What was her secret? And did she still care about him as much as he did her? USA Today Bestselling Author of The Fairies Saga, Arlie Undercover, That Twin Thing, Triplets: Three Aren’t One series, and dozens of singles titles and box sets.
Cynthia Cooke – Going All the Way – #1 Never have closet sex with a neighbor #2 Never sing to a crying dog thinking you're alone #3 Never crash a wedding. Ever. USA Today Bestselling Author of the Kiss the Bride, A Bayou Magic, A Pineville Christmas, Deadly Secrets series and many singles titles and box sets.
Patrice Wilton – Love Struck – Can Samantha and Kyle resist their attraction and find a way to save the town? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Paradise Cove, A Salem B&B Mystery, Candy Bar, Soccer Studs, Serendipity Cove, Wounded Warriors, Heavenly Christmas series, and many single titles and box sets.
They don’t come along very often, but when they do, they can turn your world upside down and rip the heart out of every woman who dares to love them. The variety of stories we’ve chosen to add to this collection are meant to entertain you.
We present the Unforgettable Heroes...
Seven romances by seven award-winning authors with heroes who will live in your heart forever. Donna Fasano guides you on how to 'Take Love in Stride,' Patrice Wilton cooks up a 'Catered Affair,' Mona Risk shares what a wonder it is to get 'Babies in the Bargain,' Mimi Barbour asks you to help her 'Find Me a Home,' Traci Hall gives a lesson on love in 'Dancing By the Sea,' Susan Jean Ricci tempts everyone with 'Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems,' and Leanne Banks instructs readers how to become ‘The Five-Minute Bride’.