Chris Paynter

Biography

Chris Paynter is the author of nine novels, including the Playing for First baseball series. Her Survived by Her Longtime Companion was a 2013 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in lesbian romance and winner of the 2013 Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award. Her short stories have appeared in two anthologies: Women in Uniform: Medics and Soldiers and Cops, Oh My! (2010), published by Regal Crest, and Love Burns Bright: A Lifetime of Lesbian Romance (2013), published by Cleis Press. After earning a bachelor degree in journalism, Chris worked as a general assignment reporter and sportswriter until accepting her current position as the managing editor to three law journals. A sports junkie, you can find her screaming at the TV during an Indianapolis Colts game or living vicariously through her Cincinnati Reds. She resides in Indianapolis with her wife, Phyllis, and their beagle, Princess Eleanor. When not writing or editing books, Chris loves to get lost in a good romance.

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Series

Books

Just a Touch Away
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,270. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a family tragedy strikes, successful children’s book author Lindsey Marist withdraws from her world. Barely coping with day-to-day living, she isolates herself in her cabin. Her troubled mind seems unable to write another uplifting children’s story.
More Than a Song
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A year after Dani Roberts's girlfriend infamously broke up with her on Twitter, Dani attempts to live a quiet life running her bookstore in Francis, Georgia.
From Third to Home
Series: Playing for First. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From Third to Home continues Chris Paynter’s Playing for First baseball series. Join Amy, Lisa, Kat, and the women who love them for an exciting season full of ups and downs, hopes and dreams.
To Love Free
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 80,230. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
World-renowned artist Madison Lorraine leads a quiet life in Islamorada, Florida, with her nine-year-old daughter, Mo. Madison hasn't painted in over three years since her wife and muse, Callie, lost her battle with cancer. Supermodel Gabrielle Valenci's arrival at her family home in Islamorada unsettles Madison's comfortable routine.
Survived by Her Longtime Companion
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,040. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hired to work on a biography of the late film star, Daphne DeMonet, Bailey Hampton arrives to conduct an interview with Eleanor Burnett, Daphne's "longtime companion." To Bailey's dismay, she learns Eleanor has set up a co-interview with Bailey's ex-partner, Chelsea Parker.
Come Back to Me
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,640. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
As a best-selling author, Angie should be delighted but happiness is elusive because it’s her alter-ego, Zach England, who’s receiving the accolades, while Angie is relegated to anonymity. Meryl McClain, the recently hired book review editor at the prestigious New York Banner, wants to make a strong first impression with her readers, so she picks Zach England’s latest novel for her debut review.
Two for the Show
Series: Playing for First, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Amy Perry's dreams have come true: she's the starting first baseman on a major league baseball team. Unfortunately, not everyone accepts an out and proud lesbian in the macho world of men's baseball. In addition to adapting to life in the big leagues, Amy also has to learn to cope with harassment from many sources. Thank goodness she can count on her loving relationship with her partner.
Playing for First
Series: Playing for First, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,720. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lisa Collins feels she has it all as an Indianapolis sportswriter covering the city’s minor league baseball team and as a freelancer for the newspaper. Amy, the all-star first baseman for a professional women’s baseball team, dreams the dream most boys do—to play in the major leagues. The Cincinnati Reds are about to give her that chance.
And a Time to Dance
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,830. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Corey Banner is happy in a six-year relationship with her partner Judy, and sees only a bright future ahead for them. But Corey's life is turned upside down when a car accident tragically claims Judy's life. Erin Flannery and her Aunt Tess are co-owners of Grand Lake's Rainbow Lodge. Erin questions Tess's immediate hiring of Corey as the lodge's new head of maintenance.

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baseball    lesbian    romance