Carol Burnside is an award-winning author traditionally published in short stories. Five of her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous RWA chapter contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage to her high school sweetheart of thirty-plus years. They reside in northern Arkansas, where Carol enjoys the Ozark foothills from her office windows and drinks sweet iced tea year round.
Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces speculative fiction, erotic romances. Imagine our world today with a humanoid race very much like us (Crainesians) living peacefully among us here on Earth and searching for their life-mate. They have the ability to communicate telepathically, can project visions and share dreams. Can you imagine? Not just phone sex, but dream sex? That's why they're also labeled soft sci-fi and lite paranormal. Talk about cross-genre sizzle!
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The return of local “it girl” in town is not what widowed dad J.T. expected, but he can’t refuse her business proposal. Cass didn’t expect an investment to give her purpose or involve her heart. As attraction explodes between them, secrets create tension. Can her presence begin to heal the grieving Baxter household, or will tender feelings become a casualty of the impending emotional storm?
After working cases with Cisco for months, Julia craves her ex-brother in law and a red-hot fling. Cisco is most definitely on board and sees more in their future than a week of Hawaiian heat. But it’ll take every wily move this divorce lawyer’s got to overrule her list of objections and prove that true love can last.
When Travis Baxter inherits a three year old son as a 24/7 project begins, hairstylist Claire Larkin steps in to help the grieving child and his dad. Despite her commitment ban until she’s deemed cancer free, her resolve crumbles under intense attraction.
When cancer looms again, Claire retreats and Travis must decide whether to protect his son from another loss or support the woman he loves.
A temporary marriage pact with a long-time friend gives Sam the illusion of family he needs for his custody battle and a barren Rosie an influx of cash to save her floral shop. But kisses for show become heated and emotional attachments form. When outside forces threaten their fragile family bond, each must trust the other with their darkest secret or lose their best chance for love and happiness.