Debra Salonen


Debra is the author of twenty-seven contemporary romance novels for Harlequin's Superromance line. She's earned numerous awards, including Romantic Times BookClub's Series Storyteller of the Year in 2006. Her work is often called edgy, intense and deeply emotional.

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Judy Uncensored
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
She may be 50-something, trapped in a dead-end job and worried her get-up-'n-go got up and went, but Judy Banger isn't ready to throw in the towel. Too bad her first attempt to re-ignite her sex life winds up with a 911 call. Judge Wilson "Wiley" Canby embodies the fire and smoldering angst of every romance hero Judy ever imagined all in one perfect package. A girl can dream, right?
The Big Bang! Theory - A fourth--and final--short, erotic encounter of the Judy Banger kind
Series: Screw Senility, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What's a gal to do? Leading a work-out class filled with aging Baby Boomers won't pay the rent. Yes, she could help Fletcher Canby open his new sex club. But that might be a bit awkward seeing as how she's falling in love with his father, the Judge.
More Bang! For Your Buck - A third short, erotic encounter of the Judy Banger kind
Series: Screw Senility, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Judy Banger unearths a box from her past—sex toys, costumes, hand-cuffs, anything your basic BDSM aficionado might need. She’s prepared to take on Lewis Fusco alone—until her BFF Prudence O’Riley, straight off the plane from Greece, shows up with a whip named Gerald to "kick some kinky butt." What neither sees coming is Officer, Canby, who has secrets of his own.
In With A Bang! - A second, short, erotic encounter of the Judy Banger kind
Series: Screw Senility, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,770. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
IN WITH A BANG! continues nationally bestselling author Debra Salonen’s short, hot and naughty "Screw Senility" series. If you haven’t read Judy Banger, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Bang! You're Dead - A short, erotic encounter of the Judy Banger kind
Series: Screw Senility, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Think: Ethel Mertz meets 50 Shades of Gray. Judy Banger is done apologizing for her name, her weight and her sexuality. She is sorry--really sorry--about Buddy Fusco--the dead guy in her bed.
My Christmas Angel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Do Christmas wishes ever come true? Ask Abigail, who at age eight met a real live "Christmas angel." Thirty years later, Abby is a single mom and successful book editor and author of the popular holiday children's story, "My Christmas Angel." But she's never stopped wondering about Dickie Daniels, the scruffy little boy who left an indelible impression.
From the Ground Up: The Life and Times of Jack F. Hooper
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,860. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Pilot, cowboy, Ph.D., Jack Hooper has worn many hats over the course of his seventy-five years, but, always, at the heart of his endeavors was a deep abiding love of the land and the historic home he and his late wife saved from destruction to turn into Merced, California's premiere Bed and Breakfast.
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Is she or isn’t love with another man? When Patrick Sullivan shares his deepest, darkest fear with his business partner and best friend, Jay, he's hoping Jay will talk him down from the ledge. But how does anyone talk sense to a man who is convinced his rival is Gator--the hunky, heartthrob hero of his romance author wife’s latest novel?
A Hundred Years or More
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Captured in the wild, caged and sold to an unsuspecting family, a parrot adjusts to his new world, his new life, with the help of a young girl. Theirs is a love story, not a romance. A unique perspective on life--and an extraordinary friendship--as observed through the keen eye of a narrator, who has heard it said time and time again, "Parrots live a hundred years or more."

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  • Getting Her Money's Worth on Sep. 22, 2013

    Getting Her Money's Worth by Annette Mardis is life-affirming, joyfully sad and very, very human. The two friends who make this journey together--one battling the big C--are people we all know. The author's writing style reflects her journalistic background. She fills in provocative detail of setting with a keen eye but never loses sight of the human players. I liked these very real characters. I enjoyed traveling with them, although I knew from the onset the ending wasn't going to be happy. And, yet, Allie's passing wasn't as sad as I feared it might be. Allie lived her life with great passion and--despite being short-changed time-wise--she definitely got her money's worth. My only criticism is the ending stopped a bit abruptly for me. Maybe I needed the closure of a funeral. I would recommend this book to everyone who has known and loved someone with cancer, which is probably everyone on the planet. Debra Salonen