Bethany Maines

Biography

Bethany Maines, a native of Tacoma WA, is the author of the Carrie Mae Mystery series (from Atria), and Tales From the City of Destiny. When she's not traveling to exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her fourth degree black belt in karate, she can be found chasing her daughter or glued to the computer working on her next novel.

Where to find Bethany Maines online

Series

Shark Santoyo Crime Series
When twenty something Shark got out of prison and made a deal with Geier, the boss of his old gang, he knew he’d be walking into trouble, but he never expected to meet the teenage crime savant Peregrine Hays. The knife-wielding beauty may fuel his dreams, but Peregrine has secrets of her own, and soon Shark is swept up in a whirlpool of murder, revenge, and love. Both streetwise and crime-hardened, Shark and Peri seem like a perfect bloody team as they battle crooked federal agents, sex traffickers, and gangs in search of vindication. But when Shark is faced with an enemy that knows him better than anyone else, he and Peri learn that their options may be staying together OR staying alive…
The Shark Tank
Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

The Second Shot
Price: $3.99 $1.60 USD. (60% off!) Words: 74,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A drunken mistake in college cost US Marshall Maxwell Ames the love of Dominique Deveraux. Six years later, he’s determined to fix the slip-up, but there’s just one tiny problem – someone wants the Deveraux family dead. Now Max must make sure that the only one getting a second shot at Dominique is him.
Blue Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,540. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Blue Jones just stole Jake Garner's dog. And his heart. But technically the French Bulldog, Jacques, belongs to Jake's ex-girlfriend. And soon Jake is being pressured to return the dog and Blue is being targeted by mysterious attackers. Can Jake find Blue and Jacques before her stalkers do? For Blue, Christmas has never been quite so dangerous. For Jake, Christmas has never been quite so Blue.
When Stars Take Flight
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 46,790. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Kidnapped by the To’Andan’s, tortured by the Moliter, and rescued by Sparrow Pandion—a spy who hides a secret pain—Alliance Ambassador Lina Tum-Bel is up against a galaxy full of trouble as she attempts to rebuild the Interstellar Alliance. Her training says that she can’t trust her handsome rescuer, but maybe together, she and Sparrow can learn to fly.
Glossed Cause
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,790. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Nikki Lanier’s nemesis Val Robinson returned from the dead with a request to rescue Nikki’s long-absent father, Nikki dropped everything. But soon Nikki realizes that if wants her life back, she’s going to have not only save her father, but stop an international arms dealer convince AND her boyfriend that Carrie Mae isn’t a terrorist organization. Can she do it, or is it a Glossed Cause?
Tales from the City of Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 63,520. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Think you’re alone in this city? Think again. Goblins, faeries, vampires, and werewolves are all clawing for their piece of the American dream in Tacoma, Washington. And Ariana Grace is not your average antiques dealer. This half-faery can sell you all the best “assets” – humor, memory, or just the right amount of luck. But be warned—magic has a mind of it’s own—everything may not go as planned.
The Shark Tank
Series: Shark Santoyo Crime Series, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » General
Welcome to the Shark Tank. Meet Shark Santoyo: gangster, enforcer, and a man with no furniture. Start the Shark Santoyo Crime Series with this short story and meet Shark before prison and before everyone wanted him dead. But not before he found the perfect couch.
Supporting the Girls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Carrie Mae is an international cosmetics company and Nikki Lanier is their top agent, only Nikki doesn’t sell cosmetics. She and her covert team of Carrie Mae Ladies travel the world on top secret adventures helping women everywhere, but what happens when they’re needed closer to home?
The Devil's Invitational
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Think you’re alone in this city? Think again. Goblins, faeries, vampires, and werewolves are all clawing for their piece American dream in Tacoma, Washington. For Sarah Travers being a 15 year old runaway is bad enough, but when she is faced with the challenge of winning the next poker hand or losing her soul, she knows she’s in deep trouble. Now there is only one person who can help–Ariana Grace.
High-Caliber Concealer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,930. Language: American English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In this third installment of the Carrie Mae Mysteries, Nikki Lanier, top Carrie Mae Agent, visits her childhood home, and finds that everyone wants a piece of her, including drug runners, an angry Sheriff with an axe to grind, and the boyfriend who left her broken-hearted. Nikki may be a High-Caliber Concealer, but this time it might not be enough.
An Unseen Current
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,910. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
You never know what’s beneath the surface. When Seattle native and ex-actress Tish Yearly finds herself fired and evicted all in one afternoon, she knows she’s in deep water. And when she discovers the strangled corpse of grandfather's best friend, she knows she’s in over her head. Now Tish must swim against the current, and depend on her nearly forgotten acting skills to stay alive.
Spells of Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sam Roseberry knows that dealing with the magical beings that inhabit Tacoma is part of his job as a Shaman, but he didn’t think it would ever be part of his job as a homicide detective. But when Native Americans are being killed for their powers and all signs point to Faery magic he knows he ís going to have to ask Ariana Grace for help, and that ís the last thing he wants to do.
The Dragon Incident
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Jesse doesn’t know what kind of performance enhancing drugs fellow WWU college student Ariana Grace is selling, all he knows is that they work. And that’s good, because he’s in a whole lot of trouble. From his stripper girlfriend, to a Mexican gangster, to a killer game of soccer, Jesse’s in over his head and he’s going to need all the help Ariana can give him.