Kathryn Shay

Biography

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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Books

The Fire Inside
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,010. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fire Department Psychologist Jack Harrison has spent his life helping firefighters in Hidden Cove, but when he goes to upstate New York to train with a recruit class, he clashes big time with Captain Tess Righetti. Then, one night after she is injured, their contact unexpectedly explodes into sizzling passion. Jack never expects to see her again, until she moves to Hidden Cove.
Always and Forever
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Series: The O'Neils, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,280. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Don’t miss NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay’s stunning conclusion to the beloved O’Neil series. “I thought the O'Neil books couldn't get any better, but book 5 was excellent. It had everything in it.”
High Stakes
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Series: The O'Neils, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Love those O’Neil brothers? Get the fourth book in the series by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay, where sexy and elusive Dylan O’Neil tries to even the score with nemesis Rachel Scott. If you think opposites attract romances and second chance love stories happen, this book is for you.
Another Time: Portals of Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,750. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A classic Kathryn Shay romance—with a time travel twist… The PORTALS OF TIME trilogy combines heart-wrenching emotions and biting social commentary with unique futuristic elements. Three women travel back from the 26th century to right the wrongs of society today so that humankind can continue to exist. Journey with them as they fight for both the future and the men they unexpectedly come to love
Perfect Timing: Portals of Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A classic Kathryn Shay romance—with a time travel twist… The PORTALS OF TIME trilogy combines heart-wrenching emotions and biting social commentary with unique futuristic elements. Three women travel back from the 26th century to right the wrongs of society today so that humankind can continue to exist. Journey with them as they fight for both the future and the men they unexpectedly come to love
Just In Time: Portals of Time
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Price: Free! Words: 68,460. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A classic Kathryn Shay romance—with a time travel twist… The PORTALS OF TIME trilogy combines heart-wrenching emotions and biting social commentary with unique futuristic elements. Three women travel back from the 26th century to right the wrongs of society today so that humankind can continue to exist. Journey with them as they fight for both the future and the men they unexpectedly come to love
Beginnings: Six Series Starters
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 452,340. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Try six of Kathryn Shay’s award winning novels—the first book in each of her series—for a limited time only. See why reviewers call her work “heart wrenching, well researched and highly emotional.”
The Perfect Family
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,910. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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This story of what happens to the perfect family when a son comes out has received rave reviews, reader testimonials & heartfelt responses from the LGBTQ & straight community. A psychologist, a minister & a gay activist say the book “…should be in all school libraries and teachers’ book shelves…compellingly speaks to a teenager's coming out experience…a must read for anyone dealing with coming out
Chasing the Fire (Backdraft, Fully Involved, Flashover)
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,070. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“These three stories were well written and kept your attention. I could not put it down. I definitely recommend this series.” Includes Backdraft, Fully Involved and Flashover.
The Bodyguard
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Cord McKay reluctantly becomes Stacey Webb’s bodyguard, he tries to remain distant and remote. Unbeknownst to her, he played a devastating role in her past. But accidents, attacks and kidnapping attempts bring the two together and nothing can stop their irrepressible attraction and ensuing love. “Vividly appealing lovers whose smoldering romance thrills us to the very last page.” RT
Heart Stealers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 312,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Let best-selling authors Kathryn Shay, Patricia McLinn, Judith Arnold and Julie Ortolon take you on the life-changing journeys of four men who find their soul mates in four very strong women. COP OF THE YEAR, LOST AND FOUND GROOM, SOMEBODY’S DAD and FALLING FOR YOU will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Four complete novels in one volume.
Happy Holidays
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,230. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
As a holiday gift for her readers, Kathryn Shay offers two of her most popular backlist books, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (formerly A CHRISTMAS LEGACY) and BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS at nearly half price. Follow a high powered CEO and a high school principal as they learn the true meaning of life and happiness through the women they love. “Hope Santa drops this one into your stocking!” The Romance Reader
It Had To Be You
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,420. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Beckett Sloan, a war veteran turned firefighter on the elite Rescue Squad in the Hidden Cove Fire Department, falls for Lela Allen, the ex-wife of a PTSD sufferer, their relationship is doomed. Beck also has the malady and it caused the breakup of his marriage and the estrangement of his son.
Playing For Keeps
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,500. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a pro football team sets up its training camp at Beckett College, celebrity Coach Mike Kingston upsets Dr. Jacelyn Ross’ professional life. When he muscles his way into her personal life, tension mounts. Based on the Buffalo Bills camp in upstate New York, the book combines real life conflict with a fictional love story that will knock your socks off. Originally published as OUR TWO SONS.
Better than Before
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Series: RightMatch.com Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,480. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In BETTER THAN BEFORE, charismatic and super rich venture capitalist Spence Wickham makes a bet with his brother to join an online dating service and prove people lie on these sites. But his deceit trips him up with sweet and generous Annie Hopkins, who’s looking for the type of man he’s pretending to be. When the truth comes out, Spence must find a way to make Annie love him for the man he is.
Meant to Be
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Series: RightMatch.com Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,590. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In MEANT TO BE, thirty-four year old Cole Matheson hooks up with Beth Montgomery, forty-five, while he’s lying to her about his age. When he finally tells her the truth, she reluctantly forgives him. But he’s unable to be completely honest with her and, eventually, Beth cannot deal with his consistent deceit. Now, sexy, adorable Cole must convince her he can be the kind of man she deserves.
Waiting for You
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Series: RightMatch.com Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,100. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In WAITING FOR YOU, tough cop Joe Moretti meets the love of his life, Dana Devlin, on his brother’s dating website. Little does he know she’s harboring a very big secret, one that almost destroys their relationship. Joe must find a way to prevent that secret, and his own personal ghosts, from ruining their chance together.
America's Bravest
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 156,680. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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The Rescue Squad in the Hidden Cove Fire Department deals with all kinds of emergencies: blazing fires, horrific car accidents and a myriad of medical calls. Like most firefighters, they also have complicated personal relationships due to the nature of their jobs. In AMERICA’S BRAVEST, each of the six novellas details both the love and work of one firefighter.
In Too Deep
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Price: Free! Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
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IN TOO DEEP is the first novella in Shay’s powerful, new anthology, AMERICA’S BRAVEST. (All six novellas are available in a boxed set.)For months, Captain Gabe Malvaso and Firefighter Rachel Wellington have kept their knife-sharp attraction to themselves and out of their firehouse. But when a building explodes around them and they’re trapped in the basement, will they still avoid temptation?
Home for Christmas
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,110. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
When Jacob Steele returns home after fifteen years, it isn’t to reconnect with the town that loved him. He needs capital and has come to claim the inheritance bequeathed by the father who betrayed him. But if Jacob decides to fulfill the terms the will, he’ll ruin the lives of two adorable twins and Kate McMann, the woman he unexpectedly comes to love.
Serenity House Trilogy
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Series: Serenity House Trilogy, Book 4. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 220,820. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00)
Welcome to SERENITY HOUSE, a series of stories about women who spent a part of their adolescent years in a group home for troubled girls. As you might guess, trust—not being able to trust—is a big issue for all three. But with the help of those who love them, each woman overcomes her difficult beginnings and becomes the person she was meant to be.
Against the Odds
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Series: Serenity House Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,600. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Anabelle Crane loved the time she spent at Serenity House. But when she’s hired to become a nanny to wealthy Congressman Nathan Hyde’s daughter, she finds a different kind of love. Fifteen years later, Anabelle has become a cop. It’s when she’s wounded and returns home that she meets up with Nathan again—after she heals, she becomes his bodyguard while he's being stalked!
A Place to Belong
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Series: Serenity House Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
In A PLACE TO BELONG, Darcy O’Malley and Hunter Sloan have more in common than they know when they meet at her daycare. Both have troubled kids, both grew up as outcasts in their hometown, and both find a deep and driving passion for the other that cannot be denied. Highly emotional and poignant, Shay continues her Serenity House trilogy with a winner!
Practice Makes Perfect
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Series: Serenity House Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,180. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Fifteen years ago they spent time at Serenity House, a home for troubled girls. Now, as adults, they’re women to be reckoned with. In PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, Paige Kendrick is a successful doctor who keeps people at a distance and refuses a relationship with hunky doctor Ian Chandler. But Ian won’t stop until he gets what he wants—Paige! “Heart wrenching and poignant.”
Michael's Family
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
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The last thing widower Luke Rayburn expects--or welcomes--is his adopted son Michael's request to find his birth mother. But the boy's insistence brings beautiful, haunted Meredith Hunter into their lives. And with Meredith comes a secret that could destroy them all.
Finally a Family
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,610. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(3.00)
Visit Guardian Flight Base, a medical helicopter unit with a crew that routinely performs daring rescues. But when the pilot falls for the CEO of a foundation who may fund them, conflict of interest abounds. Researched at a real life medevac operation, FINALLY A FAMILY has the kind of grit, realism and emotional situations that Kathryn Shay is known for.
A Price Worth Paying
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,630. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
A PRICE WORTH PAYING is Kathryn Shay’s sizzling new summer read that includes passion, romance, a sexual predator, infidelity and the enduring love of two characters whose marriage withstands the unthinkable. This is a major original novel by the author who reviewers say has “earned a well deserved place among the top romance authors.”
Just One Night
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,440. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In JUST ONE NIGHT, polar opposites Zach Sloan and Annie Montgomery married despite their differences then divorced because of them. Five years later, they come together during a tragedy and in the aftermath, conceive a child. But will the baby be able to keep them together this time? Previously published by Harlequin Superromance.
The Father Factor
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,170. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When law student Nick DiMarco meets school counselor Amanda Carson, they clash over the best way to handle his very depressed daughter. What they don’t expect is a passion for each other that they can’t deny.
Maybe This Time
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Series: The Educators, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,810. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Welcome to The Educators, Kathryn Shay’s series of never before published novellas in a school setting. In book #3, Maybe This Time, teacher Delaney Dawson and lawyer Gage Grayson try to help Gage’s daughter stay on the straight and narrow. All three are threatened by the deadly violence which is about to erupt in their school. (novella) “Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop!” Booklist
Someone Like You
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Series: The Educators, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,270. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Welcome to The Educators, Kathryn Shay’s series of never before published novellas in a school setting. In book #2, Someone Like You, teacher Brie Gorman and Coach Nick Corelli come together to help the star of the football team. A fiery passion erupts between them, even when they clash over the best way to save the boy’s life. (novella)“Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop!” Booklist
Still The One
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Series: The Educators, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00)
Welcome to The Educators, Kathryn Shay’s new series of never before published novellas in a school setting. In Still the One, Annie Jacobs is happy teaching at her home town high school until her former teacher, Dylan Kane, returns to be the principal. Annie and Dylan have a past, one which almost destroyed her. Will he do it again? (novella) “Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop!” Booklist
Nothing More To Lose
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,320. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Ian Woodward, one of the firefighter heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attack, lost the use of his legs on that horrific day. When Ian starts teaching at the Hidden Cove Fire Academy, he finds meaning in his life again. “The talented Shay offers another heartwarming tale of brave men and women. “Shelley Mosley, Booklist
Ties That Bind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,200. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a former client accuses lawyer Reese Bishop and his divorced wife, Judge Kate Renado of misconduct, they must clear their names together. In the process, they fall in love again. Originally published by Berkley Press. “Shay has crafted a novel with an intriguing premise and, best of all, with two protagonists who unleash tons of conflict in their wake.” RT Book Reviews
Taking The Heat
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Series: The O'Neils, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,900. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
If you’ve followed Kathryn Shay’s firefighters, then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. TAKING THE HEAT will grab your attention because it takes place in the world of firefighting and firefighter romances.
Someone To Believe In
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Series: The O'Neils, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,190. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.90)
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay creates a world of politics, gangs and her forte--the problems of teenagers. This is the first of five in The O’Neils series! “SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is a wonderfully written, emotional and extraordinary read and truly deserves a five-star rating.” Affaire de Coeur
On The Line
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00)
Fire Chief Noah Callahan can’t understand what’s going on in his department. A series of arson fires, broken equipment and unusual accidents plague the firefighters. "Shay has crafted another gripping tale, and her many fans will be delighted to return to Hidden Cove and see what's happened to their favorite characters since AFTER THE FIRE." Shelley Mosley Booklist
Close To You
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Series: The O'Neils, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Do you like Kathryn Shay’s high-powered stories about cops and firefighters? Then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. CLOSE TO YOU centers around the Secret Service, an exciting and important profession she’s tackled before.
After The Fire
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Series: Hidden Cove Firefighters, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 113,570. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three firefighters from the Malvaso family are trapped in a burning building and almost lose their lives. After they are rescued, they decide to change the way they’ve been living. “Inspiring and emotionally invigorating…a true hero’s tale.” RT Book Reviews
Promises to Keep
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,690. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50)
By-the-book Secret Service Agent Joe Stonehouse is paired with rebel Agent Luke Ludzecky as they go undercover in a typical high school that has the potential to erupt in deadly violence. The two women they meet cause the situation to be even more explosive. Originally published by Berkley Press. “Kathryn Shay never disappoints.” Lisa Gardner, NYT bestselling author
Trust in Me
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,960. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
As kids, the stockcar racing town of Glen Oaks called them The Outlaws, but no one knew the hoodlums on the streets would grow up to be upstanding citizens. Follow three couples as they struggle to find happiness as adults. Original publisher-Berkley Press. “This powerful tale of redemption, friendship and forgiveness shows again that Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop.” Booklist

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