Darlene Gardner

Biography

Darlene Gardner left her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance. She's the author of more than 40 books that have sold 1.9 million copies. Her books range from romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas to a paranormal mystery serial for young adults on up. She can usually be found in front of a computer or on a tennis court. Visit Darlene on the web at www.darlenegardner.com.

Smashwords Interview

Do you have a split personality?
Yes! But only when it comes to writing. It’s all about the story. Whatever that story may be.
You’re mostly a romance writer, right?
Right. Most of my books are romances best suited for an adult audience, running the gamut from romantic comedies to romantic mysteries to traditional contemporary romances.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Darlene Gardner online

Series

Dead Ringers
A paranormal mystery serial where people aren't who they seem. For young adults on up.

Books

The Christmas Cupid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Because Crystal Bell is afraid that all she wants for Christmas is Max Angell, she sets him up with one friend after another. Crystal’s life, which includes a solid career and dependable long-distance boyfriend, is perfectly fine without Max. But what if, during the most wonderful time of the year, perfectly fine isn’t good enough?
Once Smitten & Twice Shy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,270. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The one who got away. The person from your past you can't forget. The one who creeps into your mind when you least expect it and gets you thinking about what might have been. In this these two romantic comedies packaged in a single volume, a group of friends look up their past loves with surprising results.
Winter Heat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,620. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Kate Marino refuses to fall for Riley Carter a second time even if Christmas is approaching and love is in the air. Now if only she could figure out how to resist him.
To The Max
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,100. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
To FBI agent Max Dolinger, the world is black and white. But when a buddy's ex-girlfriend pleads for his help in keeping her brother out of jail, Max has to either bend his rigid principles or lose the only woman he's ever truly loved.
Forget Me? Not
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The question isn't whether Zach can make Amanda forget the fiancé who jilted her. It's whether she'll ever forget Zach.
Three's Comedy (A Boxed Set of Romantic Comedies)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 237,220. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A boxed set containing the romantic comedies Snoops in the City, The Misconception and Bait & Switch.
Three for All (A boxed set of mostly sweet romantic comedies)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,670. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A boxed set containing the short, mostly sweet romantic comedies Baby It's You, Clash of Hearts and Her Very Merry Mistake.
Her Very Merry Mistake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
In this romantic comedy novella, Lenora Patterson made a big mistake and now it’s been broadcast all over the pre-holiday radio waves that the maddening Nikos Calloway is the love of her life. Trouble is, Nikos believes it.
Dead Ringers: The Complete Collection
Series: Dead Ringers, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 232,350. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
A paranormal mystery serial where people aren't who they seem to be. This complete collection contains all nine volumes.
Dead Ringers: Volumes 7-9
Series: Dead Ringers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,760. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
In the final three volumes of the paranormal mystery serial, Jade has to embrace her psychic ability to stop the madness. If only she could figure out how to use it.
Dead Ringers: Volumes 4-6
Series: Dead Ringers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,170. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In the middle three volumes of the serial, Jade Greene has to do more than stay alive to stop the body switching in Midway Beach. She needs to get someone to believe it's happening.
Dead Ringers 1: Illusion
Series: Dead Ringers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 26,190. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Paranormal
Jade Greene’s memories of the two days she went missing are slowly returning, but they involve a blinding headache and an evil clown with a syringe. Not exactly the stuff of sanity.
Dead Ringers: Volumes 1-3
Series: Dead Ringers, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 78,650. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Paranormal
In the first three volumes of the serial, Jade Greene investigates why she’s missing memories and begins to suspect that some of the people of Midway Beach aren't who they seem to be.
Lowcountry Lies (A Saltwater Romance)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,590. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When evil invades her town for a second time and a little girl is missing, she needs to team up with the man she loved and betrayed to find the truth.
Sound of Secrets (A Saltwater Romance)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
Is he reaching out from the grave to ask her to solve the mystery of his death? A romantic mystery with ghostly overtones.
Clash of Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,270. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Michelle Germaine had a man in her life, and it didn’t work out so well. She doesn’t need another, especially someone like Chase Fletcher, who’s as infuriating as he is sexy.
Baby It's You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,790. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
If she won’t entertain the notion that love is in the air, how can she possibly believe it started in the crib?
Bait and Switch (A Romantic Comedy)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,200. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
After switching places with his identical twin to catch a criminal, Mitch is the one who’s hooked – on his brother’s girl!
Snoops in the City (A Romantic Comedy)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,680. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What’s an amateur PI to do when she falls for the man she’s investigating?
The Misconception
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,100. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The sperm donor she hired is AWOL, so who’s the man in her bed? A misunderstanding of biological proportions...

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