Fiona McGier

Biography

I write contemporary erotic romance novels. Contemporary because having sex without birth control is a scary thought. Erotic, because I love to read books with sex scenes in them, so I write them too. And romance because the drive to pair up is a most basic human need, but the ways it can happen are endlessly fascinating.

I write contemporary erotic romance novels about strong, independent women who are busy living their lives. When they meet equally strong, independent men, the sparks fly! Sooner or later one or both of them realize they are meant to be together for the long-term, and the "dance of love" moves to a whole new level of seriousness. I write happily-ever-after endings, because I really believe they are possible...not easy, but achievable. And I write hot scenes between the heroine and hero because that's the way they tell me their stories in my head!

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not really. I was reading independently at a very young age.I was reading the newspaper to my Mom while she cooked dinner before I got into kindergarten. Probably one of the first books I read to myself was a children's illustrated Greek Mythology book. I always loved the Greek gods because they were so much fun! They embodied human traits, writ larger than life. They were bawdy and enjoyed life to the fullest. That's the kind of joie de vivre that I try to show my characters enjoying.
How do you approach cover design?
Usually my publishers provide an artist who designs a cover based on the information I supply as to the plot and main characters.
But since I decided to offer my novels here on Smashwords, my daughter designed the cover for my free book, Prescription For Love. My husband has been rereading the other books right before I put them up, and he's been designing the covers for those books. I'm not a big fan of "body part" covers, that show only a man's abs, or headless bodies. I want the cover to suggest to the reader who the book is about, and where it's set.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Fiona McGier online

Series

Minnesota Romances
Minnesota may be known as a state that is cold for much of the year, but that doesn't apply to the people who live there! Grand Marais, at the north-eastern tip of the state, is where my Minnesota Romances series starts, with For the Love of His Life. The second book. Only One Man Will Do, moves to Minneapolis. The third book, Her Last Resort, returns to Grand Marais. The second half of the fourth book, No More Secrets, takes place mostly in Grand Marais.
For the Love of His Life
Price: $0.99 USD.
Only One Man Will Do
Price: $1.99 USD.
Her Last Resort
Price: $1.99 USD.
No More Secrets
Price: $1.99 USD.
Female Secret Agents
Being a female spy means following the same rules the men do. You save the world, one assignment at a time. The one thing you're not allowed to do is fall in love. In your world of life and death decisions, that one can mean death...for both of you!
Secret Lover
Price: $0.99 USD.
Undercover Lovers
Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

No More Secrets
Series: Minnesota Romances. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,090. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Kelly, Raul and Jared are making another movie together--this time in Colombia. Tomás is there posing as a tutor, trying to find the evidence to bust the drug lord who lives next door . Kelly and Tomás can't fight their growing attraction to each other. Will it get them both killed? Or can they find their way to a happily-ever-after, once they have no more secrets?
Prophecy of the Mayan Undead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,470. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Vampires, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Keesha wants to find a way to increase the intelligence of humans to save the world. What she finds is the secret to eternity that comes from the stars, and a love that can save her. Ying never expected to discover her own humanity in the arms of an alien--he never expected to fall in love. Can they join forces with others on Earth to face the return of the Mayan aliens and save humanity?
Undercover Lovers
Series: Female Secret Agents. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ameena has never been able to forget what she endured on her last assignment before she left the agency: she still bears the scars. Now her past is coming back to haunt her. Her former handler brings in two hot, sexy male agents to protect her. Doe she choose between them, or enjoy them both? Will she live long enough to make a choice? And once she does, is that the end of the story?
Secret Lover
Series: Female Secret Agents. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,020. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sheena has spent 12 years saving the world, one assignment at a time. She enjoys the work, but is getting bored. She tries her usual cure; a new man. But something about this one is different--she develops feelings. And in her world, even having feelings is dangerous. Indulging them by falling in love can be deadly...for both of them.
Her Last Resort
Series: Minnesota Romances. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,410. Language: American English. Published: April 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Later in Life, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
She's ex-CIA, a hunted woman used to relying only on herself. He's ex-KGB. with connections to those who can help her. Will she let him? Can glasnost (openness) lead to rapprochement (a bringing together), and maybe even to love as west meets east? And what about her daughter? Can she salvage any kind of relationship with the adult her child has become?
Only One Man Will Do
Series: Minnesota Romances. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alexandra is a businesswoman on weekdays, but on weekends she's a biker queen who has never been satisfied with just one man. He's an ex-KGB agent not willing to share. What starts as a fling gets serious quickly, before it turns deadly. How far is he willing to go to keep her to himself?
For the Love of His Life
Series: Minnesota Romances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,120. Language: American English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Can Raul Roderick, a sexy Hispanic action movie star addicted to life in the fast lane, find himself in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of upper Minnesota? And will Veronica, the local woman he grows to love, ever be able to believe someone who "lies for a living?"
Prescription For Love; Book 4 in the Reyes Family Romances Series
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Enrique Reyes, named after his physician grandfather, is now happy being the doctor in his grandfather's home town in Mexico. When Tanora Doyle, a bi-racial research biologist arrives in town, he is intrigued by her. But will the baggage she carries keep them apart? Or can Enrique cure what ails her? Note: this book contains an attempted rape scene, which the heroine is able to fight off.

Fiona McGier's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Fiona McGier

  • Different Senses on Sep. 21, 2020

    I just finished Different Senses by Ann Somerville. She’s an author from Australia. But in this book, her characters usually have Indian names–and their honorific is “Sri”. She writes of a planet where biologically-engineered human were created to be perfect to live there–they all have red hair, blue eyes, and many if not most, have ESP. They can sense the thoughts and emotions of others. Then the dominant race, the Black folks, moved in, took all of the best pieces of land, began to treat the local indigenous population as trash, etc. Someone commented to me when I spoke of the book, that he doesn’t want to read something that blames Black folks for being as bad as white folks are these days. But that’s not the point of the book–and you are led to feel empathy for all of the characters, no matter their color. It was published as a series of short stories, and I enjoyed them all. Now it’s a book, and the last chapter is the longest–mostly because it resolves the M/M tension that runs through all of the rest of the stories. It’s got lots of suspense, and a lead male who finds out his family line isn’t as pure as they had thought, when his ESP “turns on”. He’s shunned by his own family, and loses his police detective job, because having ESP is considered to be an invasion of other people’s thoughts–but it’s a part of him now, even as he despises it in himself. How he learns to accept himself as he is now, is a big part of the stories. He becomes a private investigator, and of course, he gets clients from the indigenous population, because he’s very good at what he does–also, he’s “one of them” now. I don’t usually read mysteries—I picked this up because of another author’s recommendation–and I’m so glad that I did.
  • The Elf Queen on Nov. 05, 2020

    This is a sophisticated updating of the Cinderella fairy tale. But instead of the familiar parameters, it all gets torn apart and rebuilt. Jelani finds out she's something special when she tries on a glass slipper that appears out of nowhere, on the street, and she cuts her foot. A group of tiny men spring into existence and go running into the grass alongside the road. Iris, her best friend manages to get it all on her camera! They take the video to her two other friends--reclusive males who never leave their apartment--Crispy is agoraphobic, in fact that's how she met him--her bestie is a social worker treating him. The other guy is a stereotypical computer nerd who lives for wi-fi and never leaves his computer keyboard. Together they try to figure out what's going on. When people start stalking Jelani in the coffee shop she works in, the plot thickens quickly. By the end, she's learned who she really is, and her friends have proven themselves, since all three of them accompany her on a dangerous quest to finally solve the mystery that landed in her lap. Dangerous situations with evil fairies are faced, with good fairies on their side--and Jelani chooses her Prince Charming. And yes, there is a happy-for-now ending. I get the feeling that there's more to come in this story.
  • The Pornographer's Apprentice: The Toymakers Guild Book 1 on Nov. 19, 2020
    (no rating)
    5 Stars! Erotica with a great story line also. Some of Ms. Sarai's books are replete with well-developed stories, as well as her trademark steamy sex scenes. Others have less story, more sex. This is one of the former. The story itself is a ripping good yarn. It introduces the reader to a fascinating alternate steampunk time--the mysterious underworld of the creating, testing, and delivering of complicated sex toys to rich clients in Victorian England, when even a hint of homosexuality could ruin a man's reputation, and women were expected to be chaste. Gillian Smith is an orphan whose parents made sure she had mad skills in engineering and math--something all good parents should do, even today. After their deaths, while she's being housed by relatives, she discovers the secret library of her uncle, and finds in it a lush, inviting catalogue that shows and explains some of the sex toys produced by The Toymaker's Guild of Randerley Hall. At the ripe old age of 19, she runs away to offer her services to the establishment that could produce such interesting artifacts, and offer her freedom from the sexual strictures of the day. When no one answers the front door of Randerley Hall, she enters their world by figuring out what the numerical pass code must be, once she realizes that the picture of the nautilus on the plate next to the door handle, contains a Fibonacci spiral, (what? LOL.) Once in the door, she's fascinated by paintings on the wall next to the stairs, that depict licentious scenes beyond her imagination. She's accosted by two young men who are apprentices, who are gobsmacked not only by her ability to guess the pass code, but by her sensual beauty. Then she meets the woman who is running the place while The Master Toymaker is away. Mrs. Featherstone is a formidable woman, who accepts her as an apprentice in the Toymaker's Guild for the short term, telling her that once the master returns, he will make the final decision. Of course, as the only female apprentice, Gillian, or Jill to her friends, is expected to test out the equipment they design to be sure it meets the specifications desired by the customers. Each item is even more imaginative than the last one. The last time I read of such things was in Ms. Sarai's other steampunk novel, Rajasthani Moon, which is one of my favorites of her books. And while trying out the devices, our intrepid engineer also has frequent and varied sexual encounters with most of the other inhabitants at Randerley Hall. As the blurb states, there are few couplings or triplings or more, that are not enjoyed by Jill, as she proves her worth to the Guild again and again...and again. There are many more plot points, but I don't want to spoil your enjoyment of this book. It has varied and steamy sex scenes that will take your breath away, a plucky heroine who doesn't always come out on top (ahem), but who always prevails in her quest to be accepted as a Toymaker. And while there isn't a cliff-hanger, there are definitely things introduced at the end of the book that point to another book or two in this exciting new series by Lisabet Sarai. I'm already looking forward to the next book!
  • Warlord's Return on Dec. 09, 2020
    (no rating)
    3 stars I've only read one other book in the Chamele Barbarian series, the second one, and I loved it. I wanted to love this one also. I did enjoy the characters--Ariq was huge, sexy and magnetic--but then, apparently all of the Chamele warriors are--as are the modified male humans. Xareni, or Xar to most others, is plucky and brave, violent and fierce, but has a soft heart for those who seek her protection--and those who are her equals--like her pet drakon Spark--who enjoys roasting and eating the eyeballs of the bad guys she vanquishes. And we get alternating points of view, each chapter being told from either Ariq's or Xareni's point of view. The story opens with Ariq being uneasy because all of his fellow Chameles have found their "gerels" which means fated mates. (It's also the way me faither from Glesga used to pronounce "girls", oddly enough.) Since peace has finally been declared among the planets in the system, and he's already searched for a gerel of his own on the other planets of the system he lives in, he's on his way to the one planet he hasn't been on yet--Carinae E. It's ruled by an omnipotent modified-human who also has a "gerel", who is a tiny human assassin--but he doesn't hold her vocation against her. He rules the "refuge", and has banned all killing within its walls. But when you go out of the refuge, you're at the mercy of any bad guys who lurk out there--and there are many--mostly remnants of the Human Alliance. We know they're bad because they kill for sport, often raping and torturing their innocent victims before they off them. When Ariq meets Xareni, they attack each other instantly--she thinks he's torturing a woman that he's protecting. He extends his natural "claws" to stab her, and she uses her various knives. But while he's mixing it up with the spitfire, he's taken by her aroma--which of course, tells him he's met his mate. She has 3 long knife scars across her face, which make some people afraid of her, and many more knife scars all over her body. She refuses his offers of wild sex at first, assuming he must have an ulterior motive--which he does--he's determined to rut with her, which will tie her, physically and emotionally, to him. After they have sex a few times, she shares with him how she got her scars, since she thinks he has a "scar fetish." No, he has a tiny human female fetish, as many of his fellow warriors do. There's a plot involving a dangerous trip to the clone community that Xareni has been protecting for many years. Quite a few warriors go with them, for the fun of the fighting. Ariq is thrilled, because he suffers from a condition that is rare among his people--but he discovers is common among the modified-humans. They not only enjoy fighting to the death, they NEED the fighting to keep their sanity. They're trained warriors who, once the fighting is over, and peace has been declared, have no way to fit back into a society that trained them to be what they are, but wants them to go away now they're not needed anymore. The parts I didn't enjoy include the scant notice the author gives to any of the other Chameles and their gerels, who obviously must have been the stars in other books in the series. They're one-dimensional in this book--just there, like part of the scenery. And really, I found it annoying that every single Chamele, huge warrior males of another race, finds his gerel in tiny human females. Who do the Chamele females get to mate with, since so many of their men choose their mates outside of their own race? And what happens to the half-breed children? Are they accepted, or always going to be treated as different? I was also a bit put off by the level of violence done by the protagonists. The only difference between them and the bad guys they conquered, appeared to be that they do the torturing and the killing not just for fun. They both do enjoy it, and need to do it to stay sane (?!?), but their prey are not innocents--they're bad men who deserve their punishment. But I didn't enjoy reading about the level of violence they use to impress each other that they're both "monsters." I was also put off by the fact that Ariq's usual clothing consists of boots and his "ass-covering." Yes, that's really what it's called--repeatedly. From the description, it sounds like a leather loincloth--which would not have been as annoying as an "ass-covering"--which is not accurate, since it also covers his massively huge, constantly tumescent male organ. I will probably read more of Ms. Sax's books, because she's very good at writing steamy scenes that make my toes curl. But I think I may be done with the Chameles.
  • Valentine's Visit: Four Way Friend Swap (Vegas Babes Book 4) on March 08, 2021

    This is another addition to the author's Vegas Babes series. i didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the previous books, probably because it was so short, but it still was an enjoyable read. All of the characters have been introduced in previous books, and the reader quickly becomes aware that despite some of them being married to each other, they all have licentious natures that allow for uninhibited sexual play with anyone and everyone who they meet. There is no jealousy, and no hurt feelings. Everyone is banging everyone else, everyone is having lots of orgasms, and a good time is had by all! This kind of reminds me of my answer when people ask what I might like to be reincarnated as, if I got to choose. I always say I'd like to be a Bonobo monkey. For them, sex is the currency of life. They have sex with any other willing monkey who is handy. They have sex to celebrate, to commiserate, to reward each other, and just for fun and relaxation. Now that's my kind of life! LOL.
  • Playing to Score on July 08, 2021

    A great read, but too short! This is a quick read and I was disappointed when it ended...I want to know which way things will end between (Jason and Matt)! But the story ends on a HFN note, and one can only hope about which direction their budding relationship will go. Read my whole review at: http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/review-playing-to-score-by-lisabet-sarai