Annie Rayburn


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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Phantoms & Fantasies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Passion too hot to ignore: a romance between a Crainesian woman with a troubled past, the life-mate she denied and the intense pheromone heat drawing them together. Can Zeenie leave phantoms of her past behind and embrace her fantasies, or will she leave Turk feeling rejected once again?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
What's a strong Crainesian woman like Sela to do when Jonavon, her half human life-mate, is too clueless to follow when beckoned? Seduce him with his own desires, of course!

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adult fiction    alternate reality    contemporary    crainesian    erotic    erotic romance    halloween    hot    love story    paranormal    romance    scifi    sensual    sexy    soul mate    telepathy   

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Smashwords book reviews by Annie Rayburn

  • The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart on May 09, 2011

    A few minor nits here and there in the text, but well written. Lots of sexual tension and emotion in this one. My biggest criticism: It should be priced.
  • Forever Love on June 08, 2011
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    A black "demon" cat (or is he?), a native American shaman of indeterminate age, a beloved grandmother, a nurse, a doctor: these are the motley collection of interesting characters you'll find in Forever Love. It's story of love that transcends time in interesting and unusual ways.
  • Seducing the Huntress, A Vampire Romantic Suspense Novella on July 09, 2011

    Not my usual cup of tea, but I really enjoyed this story by Ms. Spear. Seducing the Huntress was an interesting read and a sexy romance with characters I could identify with. Nicely done.
  • Drool Worthy on Nov. 05, 2012

    Some reviewers penalize an e-book for length, but I don't do that. For what this is - a short story - I thought it was well done. On Amazon it's listed as a 'cute meet' which is appropriate. Sometimes I just need a quick reading fix and this story worked for me. I liked the characters and the glimpse into their beginning. I would read more from this author.