Carol Burnside


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!

While Carol/Annie enjoys the adoration she receives from her furbabies, what she really loves is hearing from her readers. Browse around her website for blog posts, excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy characters. Subscribe to her (free!) newsletter for all the lastest and see her blogs with a group of great authors at

Where to find Carol Burnside online


Tropical Heat
Sizzling hot romance that only the tropics can inspire!
Sunset Beach Sizzle
Price: $2.99 USD.


His Small Town Princess (Sweetwater Springs Novel #3)
Series: Sweetwater Springs. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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?
Nobody's Baby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
She was the incubator, nothing more until the parents died tragically. Now she’s having Nobody’s Baby.
Heart 2 Heart, A Short Story Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Heart 2 Heart, a short story collection. Ten stories, flash fiction to long shorts in three sections: Sweet Romance, Sensual Romance and Flash Fiction.
Sunset Beach Sizzle
Series: Tropical Heat, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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.
Her Unexpected Family (Sweetwater Springs Novel #2)
Series: Sweetwater Springs. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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 Suitable Wife (A Sweetwater Springs Novel)
Series: Sweetwater Springs. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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.
Home for Christmas (Romantic Short Story and Sampler)
Price: Free! Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(1.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story with Excerpts/Samples of the author's work. A chance encounter on a snowy Christmas Eve brings former lovers a rare second chance for happiness.

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