C.A. Szarek


USA TODAY Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it's a good story, she'll write it, no matter where it seems to fit!

She's a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by!

C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She's happily married and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

She's always writing, and helps small business owners by writing their websites, and she loves it!

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Highland Skies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Historical » Scottish
Liam, a half-Fae/half-human, crosses paths with compassionate healer Sienna when he sneaks into the Fae Realm, where he has wings. Their connection transcends worlds, but their love faces dire challenges. He is forbidden in the Fae Realm, and Sienna guards a dark family secret. Together, they must choose between love and their deepest desires, navigating a perilous journey full of sacrifice.
Highland Essence (Highland Treasures Book Two)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,200. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Lexi has had enough of her overprotective her mother. She’s tired of being seen as a child. She uses the Faery Stones, only to awaken in the wrong century. Graeme finds her, and immediately wants to help her. Not to mention, the attraction that has his heart reeling. Lexi has the magic to return home, but the magnetism to Graeme has her in a constant battle between her head and her heart.
King Of Hearts (The Giovanni Book One)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,240. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Nico “Gio” Giovanni has always been the black sheep, especially since he abandoned the family business to become a cop. Chasing fugitives is what U.S. Marshal Madison Granger does best. Her job sends her back to Sin City due to an unwanted relocation. Even worse, her current case lands her smack dab in the middle of the opulent Giovanni Casino—and ups her chances of running into her old flame.
Weekend Collision (A Crossing Forces HEA Story)
Price: Free! Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mel and Jared test out their parenting skills caring for two little boys for the weekend. As a kindergarten teacher, she feels fully prepared, until her emotions over struggling to conceive get the better of her. In the end, enjoying what they have together—and keeping the kids in one piece—are the ultimate goals.
Superior Collision (Crossing Forces Book 5)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,940. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Rigid FBI agent collides with a patrol sergeant while on the path to catch a killer.
Collision Control (Crossing Forces Book Four)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Opposites attract when a wild detective and proper kindergarten teacher collide while he’s chasing his own brother and trying balance his heart and his job.
Calculated Collision (Crossing Forces Book Three)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hard-as nails-FBI agent collides with an attorney and former lover when she has to take him into protective custody after witnessing a murder at the hands of a human trafficker.
Chance Collision (Crossing Forces Book Two)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,170. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dedicated detective and fiery redhead collide in small town Texas while he’s protecting her from human traffickers and end up taking a chance on true love.
Highland Oath (Highland Treasures Book One)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Saving a life in the 17th century is hard enough for a time-traveling doctor, until fate hands her heart to a Highlander.
Collision Force (Crossing Forces Book One)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,170. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bad boy FBI agent and feisty widowed police detective collide pursuing a human trafficker in small town Texas on their way to true love.
Cole in Her Stocking (A Crossing Forces Christmas)
Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It’s Christmas in Antioch, Texas. Detective Cole Lucas and his wife, fellow detective Andi are taking it easy for the holiday—time off from the police department.
The Princess and The Laird (A Highland Secrets Prequel)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,130. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Alex and Alana find freedom in each other that they’ve never experienced with anyone else. They’re both running from something. Can the solace they find in each other overcome the danger that awaits in both their worlds?
Highland Valentine (A Highland Secrets Story)
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Her forever is put in jeopardy when her husband pushes her away; He must face his worst fears to win back his wife before she flees to the future.
Highlander's Portrait - A Highland Secrets Story (Enchanted Keepsakes)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,820. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
She's used to writing Happily-Ever-Afters, and never imagined an 18th Century Laird would be her own!
Fate's Call (A Novella from the world of the King's Riders)
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A runaway daughter, seeking escape from abusive hands. A journeyman tanner willing to risk safety to aid her. He just never imagined it’d be his life in jeopardy, and his heart that needs saving.
Rogue's Call (King's Riders Book Three)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,760. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
She's on the run and doesn't know it. Can he protect her without putting her in danger of more than a broken heart?
The Parchment Scroll (Highland Secrets Trilogy Book 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Determined to find her sister, Jules goes back in time to 1675 Scotland only to be abducted on the beach by a ruthless barbarian. Hugh is intrigued by the tough foundling lass who speaks to him as no one else would dare. Can Jules convince Hugh to let her go so she can find her sister? Or will her heart be at risk as well as her freedom?
The Fae Ring (Highland Secrets Trilogy Book Two)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Xander slips a ring on Janet MacLeod's finger that seals their fate. They’re soul-mates—whether they like it or not. When Janet flees to the Realm of the Fae, will her banished winged warrior and fated husband be able to bring them to safety or will the Fae sense her human blood and capture them both?
The Tartan MP3 Player (Highland Secrets Trilogy Book One)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,460. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Claire gets sucked into 1672, naked and scared. Duncan rescues her only to realize she's the key to finding his brother who was kidnapped by the Fae. Can they work together and both get what they want? Will sudden passion for each other change their goals?
Love's Call (King's Riders Book Two)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,830. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An order to marry takes away their will to choose. Will love or strife be found as a result of the king’s scroll?
Sword's Call (King's Riders Book One)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,410. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Magic sword coveted by evil, Cera is on the run with her wolf when she collides with half-elfin Jorrin. Can their love conquer all?

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Smashwords book reviews by C.A. Szarek

  • The Lord of Winter on July 22, 2012

    I loved this book! It was a bit too short. I would love to see more of the world, and get to know Del even more. I really loved the story, and it was so LJ McDonald! Exceptional story and writing and I look forward to more!