Maureen A. Miller

Biography

USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller worked in the software industry for fifteen years. She crawled around plant floors in a hard hat and safety glasses hooking up computers to behemoth manufacturing machines. The job required extensive travel. The best form of escapism during those lengthy airport layovers became writing.

Maureen's first novel, WIDOW'S TALE, earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense. After that she became hooked to the genre. In fact, she was so hooked she is the founder of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE website.

Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with the popular BEYOND Series. To her it was still Romantic Suspense...just on another planet!

Smashwords Interview

What inspired the BEYOND series?
Truth be told...it was because I had a crush on Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica when I was a wee young one. Oh yes, all the practical young females liked the single father, Apollo. But no, Starbuck and his reckless space adventures (and damn good looks) fascinated me. He fascinated me so much that I carried the three-ring spiral notebook with his face on the cover through school. Too much information, right? I used to daydream that he would take me from my back yard in his Colonial Viper and whisk me away into outer space, where I too could go on those reckless adventures.

Funny thing about those childhood daydreams...sometimes they stick with you. Even when you get to be as old as me! So I thought, heck, I'm an author now. I have the power to make that daydream actually happen.

And so, Aimee Patterson walked into the woods one day, and returned five years later with a tale she could never share....
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I started out as an indie author with my Golden Heart-nominated Romantic Suspense, WIDOW'S TALE. I was later published for the next romantic thriller, ENDLESS NIGHT. I made many friends in the indie world, and coming back there was like coming home.
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Where to find Maureen A. Miller online

Series

BEYOND
A young woman embarks on a journey from her back yard in North Carolina to distant galaxies.
Beyond
Price: Free!
Beyond: Two Suns
Price: $2.99 USD.
Beyond: Three Paths
Price: $2.99 USD.
Beyond: Four Worlds
Price: $2.99 USD.
Zon
Price: $2.99 USD.
BENEATH
An accident on the Atlantic Ocean begins an adventure beneath and above the water.
Beneath
Price: Free!
Horizon Divided
Price: $3.99 USD.
BLUE-LINK
BLUE-LINK is a 3-book series featuring the adventures and romance of the employees of BLUE-LINK. BLUE-LINK is a fictional global company run by the enigmatic, Amanda Newton−a woman whose signature accessory is a blue diamond ring. These are all stand-alone novels without cliffhanger endings. SHADOW, MIST, and coming soon, DUSK.
Shadow
Price: Free!
Mist
Price: $2.99 USD.
Dusk
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Zon
Series: BEYOND, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Zon doesn't have superpowers. If anything, he's a bit of a klutz with an interesting background. He has a father from the planet, Ziratak, and a mother from Earth. When he and his trusty droid sidekick, JOH, accidentally trigger the gate to a wormhole, they begin an adventure to different worlds. One of those worlds is Earth.   This is a brand new saga. There is no need to have read BEYOND.
Promise Of Dawn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,000. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hoping to put her recent car accident behind her, Jill Perry boarded the Neptune Majesty for a week-long Caribbean cruise. Brent Crenshaw was on the Neptune Majesty with the sole intention of locating the criminal blackmailing his friend. Jill and Brent's lives intersect in a near fatal collision.
Distant Memory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Whose life is Hollie Musgrave recalling? Is it even her own? Dreams of a house Hollie has never been to plague her. They haunted her since childhood, when her mother used to joke about reincarnation. Now, as an adult, the dreams have returned. Desperate for relief she seeks out a hypnotist to pry any clues from her latent memories. One clue leads her to a farmhouse far away.
Horizon Divided
Series: BENEATH. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,450. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In this exciting sequel to BENEATH, Stella and Colin search for the rogue Atlantic current that dragged them to the shadowy Underworld. When it appears that all hope is lost, a miracle occurs in the form of a retired Hollywood producer-turned-explorer who is willing to use his ship and equipment to support their quest.   Time is running out, though. Will anyone be left to rise from beneath?
Beneath
Series: BENEATH. Price: Free! Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Stella Gullaksen joins her best friend, Jill, and her family aboard the STARKISSED. A violent storm capsizes the boat over a hundred miles off the New Jersey shore where a rogue current drags her into a sunken cavern deep in the underwater canyons of the Atlantic. She is not alone down there. There are other survivors in this subterranean grotto–survivors spanning decades of maritime disasters.
Beyond: Four Worlds
Series: BEYOND, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Zak and Aimee are expecting a child. Fearful of the doctors on Earth detecting any genetic anomalies, they return to the safety of the Guardianship Horus. Upon arrival, however, they learn that the Horus is not as safe as they anticipated. The massive craft is deteriorating, its structure crumbling after a series of celestial hits. Quite simply, the Horus must land…and fast.
Dusk
Series: BLUE-LINK. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,020. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
As a young girl, Amanda Newton witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. As an adult she is targeted by their murderer. Ray Gordon, a former Navy SEAL is looking to open his own security firm. One more contracting job with BLUE-LINK would complete the funding. When he is hired to protect Amanda Newton, the Ice Queen herself, he never bargained on falling for her.
Mist
Series: BLUE-LINK. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,780. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A mysterious footlocker washes up on Livvy McKay's shore. Minutes after recovering it she is assaulted by an intruder. Someone doesn't want the world to know what is in that trunk, and they will do anything to keep it that way. Now Livvy must learn who to trust if she wants to survive the Atlantic's frigid clutch.
Shadow
Series: BLUE-LINK. Price: Free! Words: 67,650. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sophie Diem's boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm. Now a stranger is stalking her. In an attempt to flee him she seeks a new job...in London. Surely crossing the Atlantic would be enough to deter her Shadow. But what Sophie learns is that the Shadow does not have evil intentions. In fact, he may be her only ally--her only protection.
Beyond: Three Paths
Series: BEYOND, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,670. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
After spending years in space on an alien ship, Aimee Patterson is finally coming home. But this time she is not alone. Her lover Zak wants to meet her parents, and her friend Raja wants to experience life on Earth. Both get more than they ever bargained for. It was supposed to be an innocent trip to Earth.... now Aimee, Zak, and Raja are fugitives of the ultimate kind.
High Tide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,630. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A couple in a struggle to save the coast and their lives. HIGH TIDE is a romantic suspense novel from USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller.
Beyond: Two Suns
Series: BEYOND, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,910. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Alone in a desert world, Zak is now a damaged man. Reckless in his battle against the creatures that destroyed his family, he roams under the glare of the two suns, seeing phantoms--seeing Aimee. Five years had passed since Aimee Patterson left the man she loved. For five years she traveled the path of life, always waiting and looking to the stars, hoping that one day he would return for her.
Beyond
Series: BEYOND, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,790. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee Patterson realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe. The planet Earth.

Smashwords book reviews by Maureen A. Miller

  • Chasing Illusions (2011) on March 14, 2011

    I am familiar with this Author's PSI Consulting series, which I absolutely love. Knowing the writing skills that wove those characters I decided to try Chasing Illusions. It read like a painting, with layers and shades that I found intriguing. And like another reviewer mentioned, I too went back and read it again two more times. They are fables, and the re-read just made me pick up more and more on each pass until finally I sat back with a satisfied smile on my face. I definitely recommend Chasing Illusions as a pleasant diversion from the norm.