Monica Burns


A bestselling author of spicy erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I visited a BDSM club with Joey W. Hill just to see what the hubbub was all about with regard to the growing BDSM subgenre in romance. It was prior to the club opening, and the owner took us through the club showing us different equipment and what it was used for. I saw a table with hooks all around the edge of it, hooks like you might see on a pair of Victorian shoes, and a scene just popped into my head. From that point forward, I knew I was going to write HIS MISTRESS and more historical BDSM romances.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Scarlet Pimpernel was the first book I remember reading. I know there were other children's books, but the story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his wife Marguerite has never left my consciousness. It has adventure, romance, heroic deeds, the French Revolution, and a cast of characters that are compelling. In a word. Fantastic.
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Where to find Monica Burns online

Where to buy in print


Tempting Jane
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,740. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A new contemporary romance series from Monica Burns. The Rochester Sisterhood centers around five sisters and their quest for a HEA.
Pleasure Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,520. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A younger, inexperienced hero risks everything for the mature courtesan who steals his heart. “…this book is fantastic. Pleasure Me made my smexy heart beat in all its glory. I love this book.” A- — Mandi, Smexy Books “Ruth and Garrick have great physical and emotional chemistry. They perfectly complement each other…” — All About Romance – Desert Island Keeper status
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,340. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
WARNING: This spicy, sensual read contains a hero whose torment equals that of Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester and a heroine who has the courage to save his soul, despite the fact that his love could be the death of her.
Redemption (The Reckless Rockwoods #4)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,150. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
WARNING: One sexy male psychic known for taking risks falls for a woman with a questionable background. The Reckless Rockwoods never shy away from danger or a challenge. This Rockwood is no different as he plunges into danger to save the woman he loves and prove to her that she truly is redeemable.
Inferno's Kiss - The Sicari Brotherhood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,880. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The Order of the Sicari brotherhood is back and this time they're taking no prisoners when it comes to protecting the Order as warriors and lovers are torn between duty and desire.
Assassin's Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,780. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Book 2 in the popular Order of the Sicari series and winner of the prestigious 2011 PRISM Best of the Best (of all entries) Similar to series' like The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Midnight Breed, Immortals After Dark “If I had to compare Lysander and Phaedra to another couple from the world of paranormal romance, it would be to Bella and Zsadist. Yeah, I went there!” — Emily, What Book Is That
Assassin's Honor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 137,430. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Ancient Rome Collides With Present-Day Chicago This award-winning series starts off with a bang with an exciting combination of romance, suspense, sexy paranormal assassin heroes, and extraordinary world-building, and in the end...Only Love Can Save an Empire’s Collapse and Ensure Another’s Downfall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,630. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
It was a gamble she was born to make, with a man who isn't used to losing. What happens between them is....Kismet.
His To Command (Book 1 - Self-Made Men series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,830. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Can a meddlesome family help two best friends realize they can be the best of lovers? Full book description below. NEW and EXPANDED CONTENT Originally published in the Wanton Christmas Wishes Anthology
The Highlander's Woman (The Reckless Rockwoods #3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,930. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A proud Highlander unwilling to surrender his heart a second time, and a half-Scottish heroine who, like most Rockwoods, is up to the challenge of making her man realize she's The Highlander's Woman. Book #3 in the Reckless Rockwoods series
Forever Mine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,140. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
For fans of Outlander and A Knight In Shining Armor…“Forever Mine is the best time-travel romance I’ve ever read, rivaling Jude Deveraux.” — Lucy Monroe, USAToday bestselling author Thrust back to 1897 by an explosion, Victoria Ashton must impersonate a disreputable countess. When she falls in love with an earl, she must make a painful sacrifice if she's to be with the man she loves.
His Mistress
Series: Self-Made Men, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,910. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Historical
HIS MISTRESS is “powerfully done, and the scenes between Tobias and Jane mesmerized me. I loved it.” — Joey W. Hill, author of the Knights of the Board Room series. When Tobias Lynsted is blackmailed into marrying Lady Jane, neither realize they both belong to the same BDSM club. Tobias is haunted by dark secrets, until Jane becomes both his salvation and the mistress of his soul.
Love's Revenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When Quentin Blackwell, Earl of Devlyn, receives an unexpected offer for vengeance. But revenge could cost him the one thing he wants the most. Sophie's love. Firmly on the shelf at forty-one, Sophie never really expected the Devil of Devlyn to actually accept her rash proposal, and she certainly hadn’t planned on falling in love with a younger man.
A Bluestocking Christmas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,700. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sinful words, wicked pleasures and a ghost all add up to A Bluestocking Christmas with a Dickens of a twist.
Obsession (The Reckless Rockwoods #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,120. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
WARNING: Contains an uptight earl with a secret that haunts him, and a heroine determined to have her independence while overcoming the dark pain of her past. Two souls trying find their way to each other in Jack the Ripper's London,where deeply buried passions explode in a world gone mad with terror.
Love's Portrait
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,520. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
One woman’s rebellious act; One man’s quest for seduction; A portrait that ignites a scandalous passion When Julia Westgard commissions a nude portrait of herself, the painting is more than a rebellious act. It's an attempt to regain her self-worth after years of a loveless, repressive marriage to her late husband. But the private portrait puts her directly in the path of Morgan St. Claire.

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