Bethany Maines


Bethany Maines the award-winning author of romantic action-adventure and fantasy novels that focus on women who know when to apply lipstick and when to apply a foot to someone’s hind-end. She is both an indie and traditionally published novelist with many short story credits. When she's not traveling to exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her black belt in karate, she can be found chasing her daughter or glued to the computer working on her next novel.

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The Deveraux Legacy
The Deveraux Family: wealthy, glamorous, powerful… and in a lot of trouble. Senator Eleanor Deveraux lost her children in a plane crash, but she has a second chance to get her family right with her four grandchildren – Evan, Jackson, Aiden and Dominique. But second chances are hard to seize when politics, mercenaries, and the dark legacy of the Deveraux family keep getting in the way.
The Lost Heir
Price: $1.99 USD.
The Second Shot
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Cinderella Secret
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Hardest Hit
Price: $3.99 USD.
San Juan Islands Mysteries
When Seattle native Tish Yearly finds herself fired, robbed and evicted all in one afternoon, she knows she’s in over her head. Unemployed and desperate, the 26 year old ex-actress heads for the one place she knows she’ll be welcome – the house of her cantankerous ex-CIA agent grandfather, Tobias Yearly, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. But as Tish connects with her grandfather she discovers that the San Juan Islands are home to a cast of crazy characters and murder. And soon Tish is helping Tobias clean out the attic, try to keep the dog from getting diabetes, and solving mysteries.
An Unseen Current
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Against the Undertow
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An Unfamiliar Sea
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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
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Winter Wonderland
Pre-release—available November 29, 2022. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,830. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When Marcus Winters, a photographer with a bah humbug take on the holidays, meets Larissa Frost, a set designer who loves all things Christmas, sparks are destined to fly. But when a famous diamond goes missing from the shoot they’re working on Larissa finds that Marcus may be the only one who can keep her from being framed for a crime she didn’t commit.
The Hardest Hit
Series: The Deveraux Legacy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The one thing that kept troubled Wall Street wizard Evan Deveraux from giving into his own depression was the love of his family. But Evan’s abusive past and dark family history are on a collision course with the present and soon Evan is going to need the help of all of his cousins to make his happily ever after come true.
The Beast of Arsu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When Bella Glass is thrown a 140 years into the future she finds a world she doesn’t recognize and love in Kai Craig, a man fighting against the effects of a bomb that turns him into a rage-filled beast. But someone else has traveled into the past and Bella must choose between preventing a devastating alteration of the timeline and a love she was never meant to have.
The Lost Heir
Series: The Deveraux Legacy, Book 0. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,490. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Jackson Deveraux was orphaned, abandoned and imprisoned, but life is about to hand him a second chance and a new family. But the Deveraux family comes with a legacy of secrets and Jackson’s happily ever after is far from guaranteed.
An Unfamiliar Sea
Series: San Juan Islands Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,640. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Tish Yearly just opened a wedding venue on Orcas Island in Washington State and one of her employees just drowned in four inches of water. Now it’s up to Tish and her grandfather Tobias Yearly, the 79-year-old ex-CIA agent and current private investigator, to find out who could have wanted the sweet waitress dead.
The Cinderella Secret
Series: The Deveraux Legacy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hot-shot lawyer Aiden Deveraux holds the key to unlocking the dark secrets of Ella Zhao’s past and Ella holds the key to Aiden’s heart. But a murderer wants to stop those secrets from ever seeing the light of day and Aiden and Ella must learn to trust each other if they want to survive.
Love and Treasure
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,670. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
When stunt-player pirate, Chase Regard, and museum director, Dr. Jenna McKenzie, team up to go after real pirate gold they must face the town’s history-buff bully, accusations of theft, and an oncoming storm before they find out that X marks the spot for love and treasure.
The Second Shot
Series: The Deveraux Legacy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,330. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A drunken mistake in college cost US Marshal 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.
Against the Undertow
Series: San Juan Islands Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
On an island in Pacific Northwest, Tish Yearly, a former actress and her 78-year-old grandfather, the ex-CIA agent and soon to be private investigator, must figure out who-done-it when their friend, Sheriff's Deputy Emmett Nash, is accused of murder.
Blue Christmas
Price: $0.99 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 USD. 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. 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.
Wild Waters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
In the steamy jungle of 1960’s era Vietnam, when a team of Navy SEALs are brought together with a pair of reporters, no one is prepared for the explosive secrets their encounter will reveal.
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
Series: San Juan Islands Mysteries. 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.

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