Bethany Lopez


Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Bookbub has been the most successful marketing tool. It can be hard to get accepted, and your book has to be on sale during the promotion, but it is well worth the money and the effort.
Describe your desk
My desk was pushed up against the wall in the middle of the living room, but we just moved and I was able to create my own space. Now I have my own office and sitting room. I love it. My desk is a beautiful dark cherry L-shaped desk with a hutch. Everything is still neat, clean and organized. A great space to write!
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Where to find Bethany Lopez online

Where to buy in print


Beautiful Life (A Penned Con Autism Charity Box Set)
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Pre-release—available May 10, 2015. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,680. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Join Penned Con 2015 and our fabulous authors for our second year as we come together to raise money to help fund a scholarship to aid autistic children in the St. Louis metro area to receive the schooling services they need. 100% of the proceeds go back to the Penned Con/Action for Autism scholarship. 10 Romance Authors who will be signing at Penned Con July 24-25th 2015 in St. Louis
Love & Recipes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & dishes / general
Bethany Lopez has loved writing for as long as she can remember, but her love of cooking came a little bit later in life. In Love & Recipes, she combines the two into one fun cookbook. With recipes ranging from easy to difficult, she’s incorporated dishes for every home cook.
10 Years
Series: Time for Love, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,700. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
A lot happens over the span of 10 years, and Gwen and Craig have been there for each other through it all…
With Love
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Melissa is turning sixteen and beginning her junior year. With a new job, and a new boyfriend, things are pretty hectic, but when things start becoming more difficult at home, Melissa soon becomes overwhelmed with responsibilities. Can she juggle her friends, family, a budding romance, as well as school and work? Getting older sure doesn't make things any easier!
15 Minutes
Series: Time for Love, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,220. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can the man who's happy with his life, convince the woman who always wants more, to give him a shot with only 15 Minutes on the clock?
Stories about Melissa Series, books 1 - 4
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,260. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This omnibus includes books 1 - 4 in the Stories about Melissa series: Ta Ta for Now!, xoxoxo, Ciao, and TTYL.
42 Hours
Series: Time for Love, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,560. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten.
21 Days
Series: Time for Love, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,130. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Sasha and TJ are no strangers to enjoying sex with no strings attached, so when they decide to act on their mutual attraction, there should be no reason why they can’t apply that same philosophy to each other.
8 Weeks
Series: Time for Love, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,230. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
The last few months have been a rough road for Melissa. Her grades have slipped, her parents treat her like a prisoner, and her closest friends are too involved in their own lives to spend time with her. Desperate to escape her depressing funk, she starts spending more time with Layla, who introduces her to a new crowd...the wrong...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,520. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
New Adult Title After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.
Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,160. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere.
Friends & Lovers Trilogy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This trilogy contains Make it Last, I Choose You, and Trust in Me, along with a bonus ending for each couple.
Trust in Me
Series: Friends & Lovers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,180. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband's fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she'll find her path. When the town's local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams...and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.
I Choose You
Series: Friends & Lovers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals. Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister
Make it Last
Series: Friends & Lovers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 32,410. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Briana had her heart broken by Colin when he left her to go away to college. In the four years since, she has kept her love life casual to ensure that she wouldn't be hurt again. Briana didn't graduate from college, and works full time as a short order cook, while she saves the money to apply for culinary school. She is content with her current life until Colin moves back to town...
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,080. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids.
Ta Ta for Now!
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 30,380. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.

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