May McGoldrick

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Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick have spent their lives gathering material for their novels. Nikoo, a mechanical engineer, and Jim, who has a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century British literature, wrote their first full-length novel, a historical romance, in 1994. Since then, Jim and Nikoo have written twenty-seven novels and two works of nonfiction, under the names May McGoldrick & Jan Coffey.

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Q. What inspired you to become an author?
We’ve always been writers and readers! Nikoo used to write stories for her grade school friends. After high school, being very good at math and sciences, she was encouraged to go to engineering school. After all, that was where the JOBS were. So she did…and tucked away her love of writing (in a safe spot) in favor of her immediate responsibilities. Later on, writing took a backseat to paying a mortgage and raising a family. She never lost her love of storytelling, though.
Jim wrote poetry and ‘007’ skits for the other kids in the neighborhood. He later became an English major and at least tried to stay in touch with his desire to write. In fact, after finishing college he wrote a screenplay that almost sold to Robert Redford’s production company. But real life again interfered with dreams as he pursued a career in a submarine shipyard before going back to school and getting his PhD some ten years later.
Q. When and how did you meet?
We met in 1979. Nikoo was six, and Jim was thirty-something. (Just kidding… Jim was in his early twenties.) One morning, after a wild storm had ravaged the New England shoreline, Nikoo was out walking along the seawall in Stonington, Connecticut, and came upon a young man (early twenties… honest!) who was trying to salvage a battered small boat that had washed up on the rocks. Jim needed help dragging the boat up over the seawall and across the salt marsh. Anyway, by the time the two had secured the boat on higher ground, a spark had ignited between them…or rather, between us. So it was instant electricity… and Jim’s been chasing Nikoo ever since! This is the story we like to tell about how we met. It isn’t true, but we like to tell it anyway. And as far as the truth about our ages, we’re really only four years apart.
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Trust Me Once
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,740. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
What she needs to stay alive— is someone she can trust. Attorney Sarah Rand returns home from abroad to discover that she is a dead woman. In shocked disbelief she realizes the murder victim mistakenly identified as her was really her best friend. No one knows that Sarah is still alive—except the killers still hunting her down.
Fourth Victim
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Two decades ago, one adult and three children miraculously escaped a deadly New Mexico cult. The aftermath shocked the nation. But now it appears that none of them will escape…
Twice Burned
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A man awaits execution for a murder he did not commit... A woman returns to a place of scandal and death to save her brother . . . A small town's simmering secrets are about to ignite in a blaze of suspicion and deadly retribution . . .
The Janus Effect
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,790. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Peace and War, Friend and Foe, Life and Death… A Perilous Journey Home! From the National Best Selling Author The Janus Effect Winner of Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction!
The Puppet Master
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,210. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Four Victims. One Criminal Mastermind. Four seemingly disparate lives are beginning to unravel...and one person is holding the strings.
Road Kill
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,920. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a small-town photographer discovers crime scene photos mixed in with her work—pictures of slayings that have not yet been discovered—she finds herself at the center of a police investigation and the target of a killer’s obsession.
Cross Wired
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
They were all bright, well-liked and socially responsible kids—the last students on earth who would smuggle guns into high school.
Silent Waters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Drawing on fifteen years of submarine-building experience, Jan Coffey crafts a military thriller that will keep any reader turning the pages… A nuclear submarine cuts silently through the waters of the North Atlantic, commandeered by two-dozen armed terrorists. The target: New York City.
Marriage of Minds: Collaborative Fiction Writing
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,420. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by May McGoldrick. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
Part how-to book, part relationship book, Marriage of Minds offers strategies and techniques for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction.
Tropical Kiss
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,650. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A summer in Aruba, on the beach, in the sun–what else could a girl want? A summer romance, of course!
Aquarian
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF TROPICAL KISS! A Girl…A Guy… Killian knows all about vampires and aliens. They’re not real. But when a handsome swimmer climbs into her storm-tossed boat an hour from her summer destination, the worlds of fantasy and reality suddenly collide…
Omid's Shadow
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,640. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by May McGoldrick. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Semi-finalist in general fiction Two women are caught up in revolutions thirty years apart, but it is a third woman—the woman that connects them—that carries the scars of loss that time has not healed. Weaving together the past and the present, two storylines tell the life of Omid, the daughter of one revolutionary and the mother of another.

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Secret Vows
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 239,620. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In our continuing effort to make our previously published work available to new readers, we have put together this edition of the award winning novels The Promise and The Rebel. They contain the stories of two women who have made secret vows…and the two men who love them.
Thanksgiving in Connecticut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,260. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A novella Paige Coleman has stayed away from Stonington ever since being mortified by ‘viral’ YouTube video that captured her in the buff at the top of a whaling ship at Mystic Seaport. Now, four years later, Paige decides that the time has come to face up to her past when her quirky, eighty-six year old grandmother throws the mother of all Thanksgivings.
Macpherson Trilogy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 342,860. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Passion…Betrayal…Stolen Love! From the wild shores of the Scotland’s Western Isles to the bloody fields of France to the glittering courts of Europe, the Macpherson Trilogy follows a family’s fight for Scottish independence against the Tudor king, Henry VIII.
Scottish Dream Trilogy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 326,990. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Scottish Dream trilogy captures the lives and loves of three brothers and the secret they each hold. This collection includes the complete novels of Borrowed Dreams, Captured Dreams, and Dreams of Destiny.
Highland Treasure Trilogy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 297,670. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Highland Treasure trilogy captures the lives and loves of three Scottish sisters. This collection includes the complete novels of Dreamer, The Enchantress, and The Firebrand.
Ghost of the Thames
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
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Love knows no boundary… A stranger—led back from the shadowy edges of death by a ghost—finds herself cold and bloody on the filthy banks of a river in a city she does not know… First time in print.
Made in Heaven
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,690. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Meg Murphy, a soon-to-be former editor at a closing Boston publishing firm, is on her way--supposedly with Robert, her husband--to the resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, where they have spent an annual vacation together for years. Robert, unfortunately, is dead.
Arsenic and Old Armor
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Arm yourself… Arm yourself for the biggest wedding of the 16th century.
Dreams of Destiny
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Series: Scottish Dream Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,590. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
The Final book to Dream Trilogy Gwyneth Douglas has a scandalous secret: she's a novelist. Somehow, a blackmailer discovers her occupation, and Gwyneth decides that the only way to protect herself is to elope with a fortune-hunting baronet. But when David Pennington learns of her plans, he literally refuses to leave her side.
Captured Dreams
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Series: Scottish Dream Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,250. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Portia Edwards will go to any length to find the family she's never known. And when she meets merchant Pierce Pennington, a staunch but secretive Son of Liberty, Portia has the perfect chance to ask for his help. But her stubborn pride keeps her silent. That is, until she recognizes her strong attraction to the brave man who, by night, is known as the infamous Captain MacHeath.
Borrowed Dreams
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Series: Scottish Dream Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 125,450. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lured into a marriage of convenience, Millicent Wentworth finds that beneath a fierce exterior, a wounded Scottish Borderlord may just be the man of her dreams... May McGoldrick weaves powerful and relevant social issues of the era into a truly beautiful romance that shimmers with the power of love healing wounded souls and bodies. A triumphant tale! Kathe Robin, Romantic Times
The Rebel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,380. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Jane Purefoy is a woman with a double life masquerading as the leader of a gang of Irish revolutionaries. But its the passionate and determined Sir Nicholas Spencer who tears her heart in two. "The classic Rebel-In-Disguise story has never been more fun, exciting, or romantic…fabulous!" --Susan Wiggs
Promise
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,830. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In America for the last ten years, Rebecca Neville has raised her young charge as if he were her own son. But now, his father-the Earl of Stanmore-has learned of his fate and sends for him from England. Rebecca must do everything in her power to keep her promise to the boy's dead mother-and keep her heart sa
Firebrand
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Series: Highland Treasure Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,580. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
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Adrianne Percy was hidden in the Western Isles, safe from her family's enemies - until her sisters sent a notorious pirate to return her to the Highlands. But when she hatches a plan to free her kidnapped mother, it requires her to marry the handsome rogue - and what begins as a simple matter of business quickly flares into an uncontrollable desire....
Tess and the Highlander
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Tess Lindsay has spent most of her life on the remote Isle of May, uncertain of her identity. Raised by the two sole inhabitants of the island, she is left to fend for herself after their deaths, until a stranger washes ashore in a storm. Tess pulls him from the surf, not knowing that in saving the Highlander she is saving herself.
The Enchantress
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Series: Highland Treasure Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,560. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Three sisters each hold key to their family's treasure--and to the hearts of three Highland warriors....
Dreamer
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Series: Highland Treasure Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,180. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When her late father was branded a traitor to the king, Catherine Percy found sanctuary in Scotland. But a case of mistaken identity put her in a compromising position with the Highland earl sworn to protect her. Marriage to him saved her reputation, but nothing could save her from the stormy passion that bent her innocent body to his will--and shattered his last defense ...
Flame
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,020. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
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After surviving the fire that claimed the lives of her parents, a young woman has hidden within the catacombs of her Scottish Highlands castle, plotting revenge against the villain responsible. But the arrival of the castle's new laird spoils her plans when she saves his life and is forced to reveal her identity.
The Intended
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,710. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00)
A beautiful, impetuous young woman has grown accustomed to her life in England...but longs for her home in Scotland and the man who left her to marry a woman from a warring Scottish clan in an effort to make peace. But now, sweet fate has decided that they shall be together again, with a renewed chance at love to reclaim their stolen hearts!
The Beauty of the Mist
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,650. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
A young widow betrothed to the boy king of Scotland flees to Antwerp, where the commander of the Scottish flagship is sent to retrieve her, only to succumb to her beauty, ignorant of her true identity. Finding herself in the arms of the man she had hoped to avoid, the bride-to-be holds back her true identity. When her secrets come crashing down around them, will she choose freedom or her beloved
Heart of Gold
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,820. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
"While being preyed upon by a lecherous king, Elizabeth Boleyn finds her refuge in the arms of Ambrose Macpherson, a handsome Scottish warrior, until a political conspiracy shakes the kingdom and tears them apart."
Angel of Skye
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,460. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Famed Scottish warrior Alec Macpherson is drawn to lovely Fiona Drummond Stewart after he rescues her from bandits in the forest, not realizing that she is the secret illegitimate daughter of King James IV and the target of the evil schemes of the ambitious Lord Gray. The first book in Macpheron Trilogy
The Thistle and the Rose
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,960. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00)
The brave and beautiful Celia Muir has been assigned a dangerous task-to protect the infant King from the approaching British army. For her clandestine mission to succeed, she has to convince a handsome Scottish warrior to help her. Winner of two Golden Leaf Awards. On the top ten list of Best Romances.

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