Carol Burnside


Carol Burnside is an award-winning author traditionally published in short stories. Five of her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous RWA chapter contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage to her high school sweetheart of thirty-plus years. They reside in northern Arkansas, where Carol enjoys the Ozark foothills from her office windows and drinks sweet iced tea year round.

Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces speculative fiction, erotic romances. Imagine our world today with a humanoid race very much like us (Crainesians) living peacefully among us here on Earth and searching for their life-mate. They have the ability to communicate telepathically, can project visions and share dreams. Can you imagine? Not just phone sex, but dream sex? That's why they're also labeled soft sci-fi and lite paranormal. Talk about cross-genre sizzle!

While Carol/Annie enjoys the adoration she receives from her furbabies, what she really loves is hearing from her readers. Browse around her website for blog posts, excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy characters. Subscribe to her (free!) newsletter for all the lastest and see her blogs with a group of great authors at

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Sunset Beach Sizzle
Series: Tropical Heat, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
After working cases with Cisco for months, Julia craves her ex-brother in law and a red-hot fling. Cisco is most definitely on board and sees more in their future than a week of Hawaiian heat. But it’ll take every wily move this divorce lawyer’s got to overrule her list of objections and prove that true love can last.
Her Unexpected Family (Sweetwater Springs Novel #2)
Series: Sweetwater Springs. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Travis Baxter inherits a three year old son as a 24/7 project begins, hairstylist Claire Larkin steps in to help the grieving child and his dad. Despite her commitment ban until she’s deemed cancer free, her resolve crumbles under intense attraction. When cancer looms again, Claire retreats and Travis must decide whether to protect his son from another loss or support the woman he loves.
A Suitable Wife (A Sweetwater Springs Novel)
Series: Sweetwater Springs. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A temporary marriage pact with a long-time friend gives Sam the illusion of family he needs for his custody battle and a barren Rosie an influx of cash to save her floral shop. But kisses for show become heated and emotional attachments form. When outside forces threaten their fragile family bond, each must trust the other with their darkest secret or lose their best chance for love and happiness.
Home for Christmas (Romantic Short Story and Sampler)
Price: Free! Words: 19,560. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by B&R Bookery. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(1.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story with Excerpts/Samples of the author's work. A chance encounter on a snowy Christmas Eve brings former lovers a rare second chance for happiness.

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