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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 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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An event, a person, a tangle of situations: all can lead to encountering that certain wonderful person who makes our heart wake up and zing!
Come into the worlds created by these eight New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors. Share the lives of these common yet profound men and women as they discover their Happy Ever Afters, their moments to glow with joy. Be there at their sides when their treasured romances blossom before them, as they give thanks for their perfect love.
Featuring stories by:
Josie Riviera – A Homecoming to Cherish: All relationships require a commitment, but is she ready to sacrifice her heart again? USA Today Bestselling Author
Mona Risk – Dancing with a Prince: A ballerina on the run for her brother’s sake. A prince who saved them both. Do fairytales exit? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Patrice Wilton – For the Love of Candy: Hilarious, upbeat, and touching story of crime, corruption, and the lawyer and small business owner who are out to beat it. New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Leanne Banks – What Matters Most: Rafe will do whatever it takes to win over his son even if he must also win his guardian. Can Rafe and Nicole find love when trust seems impossible? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Susan Jean Ricci – Capture Me, Darling: Lucy's goal of teaching dance to underprivileged children is impossible until a wealthy widower offers to finance her studio. USA Today Bestselling Author
Nancy Radke – Dangerous Inheritance: Kent Peters meets a woman who seems ideal to him, but her loyalty to another is misplaced. Can he convince her he’s the one for her? USA Today Bestselling Author
Taylor Lee – Don’t Stop Believin’: She’s an accomplished attorney. He’s an arrogant District Attorney. When the sparks start to fly, her past rears its ugly head threatening to take them both down. USA Today Bestselling Author
Mimi Barbour – Together Again: A young girl’s spirit travels forward in time, invades the body of Mr. Perfect, and they fall in love. When they meet, will he recognize her in person and still love her? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Despite thwarting dogs and Mother Nature’s wrath, these couples fight to begin again and forge a new path. Sometimes their second chances arrive where they least expect them or even wave through a window. Whether best friends, co-workers, or strangers, these men and women struggle with roadblocks that pop up all around them.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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
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?
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!
ADDICTED TO YOU: 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: 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: 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?
Mimi Barbour – Can love bloom when SHE'S NOT YOU?
Donna Fasano – Sometimes AN ALMOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS is the best you can hope for.
Mona Risk – What could be more exciting than having TWO LOVES FOR CHRISTMAS?
Dani Haviland – For KIT KRINGLE: AN ALASKAN TALE, romance was not part of her plan.
Traci Hall – SANTA, BABY… hurry down the chimney tonight.
Susan Jean Ricci – Celebrate a holiday surprise in CHRISTMAS WITH NIAGARA.
Leanne Banks – They find happily-ever-after during CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE.
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.
Mimi Barbour – Special Agent Charli - Stressed from a previous assignment, Special Agent Charli now has to keep a teen safe in witness protection from a notorious killer. Can life get much worse?
Suzanne Jenkins – Esmeralda’s Happy Time Cabin for Lost Hikers - Traders with a golden touch, Kelly and Jeff Fairchild lived a charmed life in a renovated Victorian mansion in the Jersey suburbs, planning their hiking trip to an island in the Canadian Muskoka with the same detail and finesse used with their deals on Wall Street. Nothing can go wrong, right?
Tamara Ferguson – That Unforgettable Kiss - Six years after Crew Boss Kate Callahan shares an unforgettable kiss with architectural intern Michael Murphy, Murphy returns to Crystal Rock, Wisconsin to try and win Kate back. Discovering the town is hiding an ominous secret, will Murphy be able to protect Kate from an unknown predator?
Taylor Lee – Sapphire - Agents “Sapphire” and Malone fight the criminally insane mastermind, but will their fierce personal attraction to each other threaten to bring them – and their mission to stop human trafficking – down?
Dani Haviland – How to Fix a Broken Life - Arlie Biggar is back in Alaska with his new family. Life is nice and boring until his pregnant wife is kidnapped by jihadists who have recruited local thugs to help them steal the local sporting goods store’s arsenal.
Jacquie Biggar – Twilight’s Encore - When a series of sabotages wreak havoc on the theatre and danger threatens Katy’s life, can Ty save her and win back her love, or is it too late for
these star-crossed lovers?
Susan Jean Ricci – Evasion - The Native American wife of a prominent physician has a marriage to be envied, but it’s a farce. When she is abducted by one of her husband’s enemies, will her spouse intervene before it’s too late or hide behind his lies?
Stacy Eaton – Distorted Loyalty - Emergency room Doctor Rachel Wilde and Detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple gentle touch to ignite their senses.
Melinda De Ross – The Plot – After escaping a human trafficking organization, Yoko’s only purpose is revenge on the powerful mobster who destroyed her innocence. Soon, an unlikely — and unsolicited — ally is determined to help her, not just to get payback, but to heal and discover love.