B&R Bookery

Publisher info

B&R Bookery was born out of author Carol Burnside's need to simplify. Writing under her name and the pen name, Annie Rayburn, Carol needed to publish for both authors in a place designed to work for either name. Voila!

As for the word "bookery," if a hatchery or rookery is where fowl are born and raised to send out into the world, then a bookery must be where Carol prepares her book babies and releases them for the world to read.

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm a native Texan and grew up in Mineral Wells, a small, dusty west Texas town. As a kid, I dug up ant lions (we called them Doodle Bugs) just to see them make new dens, chased Horned Toads and dodged monster-sized grasshoppers. My Granny lived next door to us and there was a large family on the other side. Pen pals during WWII, my parents had a sweet love story and weren't adverse to PDA around the house.

Perhaps that's why I tend to write about the twists and turns of families and friendships, always with a large dose of romance and often with a healthy helping of heat.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I got tired of editors loving my voice, loving my stories, yet I'd come within a hair's breadth and still no contract. I won numerous contests, sold several short stories to compilations and magazines. Still no contract on a novel. Then the stigma of indie publishing lifted and I went for it, first re-publishing a short story and novella (written as Annie Rayburn) which had previouly been e-published. Then I sold one book, also by Annie Rayburn. It was a lot of work for very little return. So I figured why not gain control of my career?

Believe me, it's still a lot of work, hiring an editor and cover artist, dealing with copyright and ISBN's and such, but it's a relief to finally have my work out there for readers to enjoy.
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His Small Town Princess
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
The return of local “it girl” in town is not what widowed dad J.T. expected, but he can’t refuse her business proposal. Cass didn’t expect an investment to give her purpose or involve her heart. As attraction explodes between them, secrets create tension. Can her presence begin to heal the grieving Baxter household, or will tender feelings become a casualty of the impending emotional storm?
Nobody's Baby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
She was the incubator, nothing more until the parents died tragically. Now she’s having Nobody’s Baby.
Heart 2 Heart, A Short Story Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Heart 2 Heart, a short story collection. Ten stories, flash fiction to long shorts in three sections: Sweet Romance, Sensual Romance and Flash Fiction.
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. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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: 19,750. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(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.
Phantoms & Fantasies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,690. 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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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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