Lisa Plumley

Biography

USA TODAY best-selling author Lisa Plumley has delighted readers worldwide with more than three dozen popular novels. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and editions, and includes contemporary romances, paranormal romances, western historical romances, and a variety of stories in romance anthologies.

Her fresh, funny, and warmhearted style has been likened to such reader favorites as Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, and LaVyrle Spencer, but her unique characterization is all her own. Visit Lisa at www.lisaplumley.com today!

Lisa also writes cozy mysteries as Colette London. Her Chocolate Whisperer series (featuring chocolate expert—and amateur sleuth!—Hayden Mundy Moore) kicked off with Criminal Confections and now includes Dangerously Dark, The Semisweet Hereafter, Dead and Ganache, and The Peppermint Mocha Murder, all from Kensington Books. Visit www.colettelondon.com today to sign up for updates on Colette's books.

Smashwords Interview

At what age did you begin writing?
Do Crayola-scrawled books count? I think I began writing almost as soon as I discovered reading! In grade school, a friend and I entered a "Young Authors and Illustrators" contest with our coauthored book—and won first prize. In junior high, I began a series of Nancy Drew-style mysteries starring (naturally enough) a teenaged sleuth who had a lot in common with me—except she had her own horse and I had...a Schwinn. In high school, I tried my hand at poetry and won a statewide contest—which only encouraged me to write angst-ridden poetry about prom dates and pimples. I've always been fascinated with the written word. And Oreos. But there weren't any Oreo-eating contests. More's the pity.
Did you always have a sense you would be a published author some day?
Given all the above, you'd think so, wouldn't you? But I guess I'm a little slow on the uptake, because it didn't occur to me to seriously try my hand at writing (as a career) until after I'd married and had two children. At that point I was a stay-at-home mom with toddlers for company. It's possible I started writing just to experience conversations that went beyond Barney and Legos—even if they were imaginary! I certainly dreamed of becoming a published author and seeing my books in bookstores. I feel tremendously lucky now that that dream has come true for me.
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Where to find Lisa Plumley online

Where to buy in print

Series

Morrow Creek
"Plumley’s Morrow Creek series continues to delight! It’s funny and charming...complete with a fabulous cast of characters fans will love." —Romantic times
The Scoundrel
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!)
The Rascal
Price: $2.99 USD.
Morrow Creek Marriage
Price: $1.29 USD.
Mail-Order Groom
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Bride Raffle
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Kismet Christmas Romance
In Kismet, Michigan, Christmas is special: big fluffy snowflakes, sleigh bells, carolers singing. It's a picture-perfect holiday. "Plumley paints a beautiful portrait of a town where the holiday spirit is felt all year round and gives readers warm glimpses of the couples from previous stories." —Publishers Weekly
Home For The Holidays
Price: $3.99 USD.
Holiday Affair
Price: $3.99 USD.
Recipes from Together for Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!)
Together for Christmas
Price: $3.99 USD.
Timeless
time-travel romances by Lisa Plumley; each story stands alone
Chances Are
Price: $1.49 USD.
Timeless (2-in-1 Novella Bundle)
Price: $2.49 USD. (Free until July 31!)
Winter Song
Price: $1.49 USD.
Perfect
Twin sisters temporarily trade places in these two appealing romances from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley. "Engaging, well-developed protagonists and an abundance of appealing secondary characters, especially an adorable four-year-old and the heroine's geeky twin sister, who definitely needs her own story, add to the fun. This effervescent and heartwarming comedy will appeal to fans of Rachel Gibson and Elizabeth Bevarly." —Library Journal
Perfect Together
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until July 31!)
Perfect Switch
Price: $4.99 USD.
Lisa Plumley "Perfect" series bundle
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!)

Books

Morrow Creek Runaway
Series: Morrow Creek. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,620. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
“Plumley’s Morrow Creek series continues to delight! The latest entry is a tale of love lost and found. It’s funny, charming and full of sexual tension, complete with a fabulous cast of characters fans will love.“ —Romantic Times (4 stars)
Together for Christmas
Series: A Kismet Christmas Romance. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,370. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
In a hilarious and heartwarming novel from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, a down-home diner owner meets a sexy Scrooge--but will it be a match made in holiday heaven? A selection of the Doubleday Book Club, Rhapsody Book Club, BOMC2, The Literary Guild, and Doubleday Large Print | featured as an "Editor's Pick" in FIRST for Women magazine
Notorious in the West
Series: Morrow Creek. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,200. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
Infamous Boston businessman Griffin Turner may have a reputation for being thoroughly ruthless, but underneath it all he hides a painful past. He manages to keep the world at bay until he comes up against the smart, sassy Olivia Mouton. Morrow Creek's resident beauty Olivia is determined to stand up to Griffin--no matter how notorious the stories that precede him!
Melt Into You
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A sexy chocolatier and his under-appreciated assistant discover you can’t have too much of a good thing in USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley’s delectable new novel… “Plumley (Holiday Affair, 2010) has written another delightful story filled with everything her fans expect—likable characters, a great romance, humorous situations, witty dialogue, and a heartwarming story.” —Booklist
The Scoundrel
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
Brawny blacksmith Daniel McCabe is not the marrying kind. He likes his freedom just fine and no Morrow Creek lady is going to change that! But an unexpected delivery makes the bachelor rethink his roguish ways. "The Scoundrel is witty, fun and just plain charming. Don’t miss this truly wonderful love story by Ms. Plumley. I loved this story and you will too!" —Fresh Fiction
The Honor-Bound Gambler
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Plain preacher's daughter Violet Benson is always the wallflower—until charismatic gambler Cade Foster takes her under his wing. Suddenly the men of Morrow Creek start looking at her with new eyes—and the women with envy—but Violet is interested in only one man: Cade.
Mail-Order Groom
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
Fleeing scandal, stage sensation Savannah Reed swaps sparkles and satin for calico and wool to be Morrow Creek’ telegraph operator. Through the wires, she finds her new leading man, but when he arrives—shot and left for dead on her doorstep—Savannah suspects she’s jumped out of the limelight and into the fire....
Something Borrowed, Something True
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 8. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 28,620. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
When Everett Bannon’s ranch hands order him a mail-order bride, he plans to send her on the first train back home. Until he sees his beautiful bride-to-be and his wits go walkin’! But Nellie Trent isn’t in Morrow Creek for veils and vows-she’s an undercover journalist with an exposé to write! (originally published in the anthology Weddings Under a Western Sky)
Holiday Affair
Series: A Kismet Christmas Romance. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,620. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
While helping out at his family's B&B in Michigan during the holidays, single dad turned globe-trotting adventurer Reid Sullivan falls for a certain guest—California girl Karina Barrett who, unbeknownst to him, is a spy for a company who wants to buy out this popular hotel. Original.
The Bride Raffle
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Western
Famous home-keeping expert Daisy Walsh is overwhelmed by the warm welcome she receives in Morrow Creek, and then she realizes she's the star prize in the town raffle! Single father Owen Cooper suspects he's been set up because his daughter is thrilled to have a woman around the house. He could get used to the smell of home baking tempting his taste buds...
The Rascal
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,810. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Western
When saloonkeeper Jack Murphy tries to pair up rabble-rousing suffragist Grace Crabtree with "a suitable husband" of his choosing, he's shocked to learn that Grace has a few ideas about love herself! Original.
Morrow Creek Marriage
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 4. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 29,120. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
The only thing Rose Tillson ever wanted was a life of travel beneath the Western stars—and to marry secret sweetheart Will Gavigan! All Rose needs is a small dose of Hallowe'en magic to make Will realize she's the girl of his dreams.... (a Morrow Creek novella) "Welcome to Morrow Creek, Plumley's little slice of the West!" —Romantic Times
Merry, Merry Mischief
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 25,300. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Flirty Katie Moore is the ultimate good-time girl. Too bad she's held up at the office, helping architect Jack Brennan with a very special project: emergency babysitting for the boss's tiny daughter. Now, the party girl and the workaholic are joining forces to give the bundle of joy a Christmas she'll never forget... (from the best-selling holiday romance anthology, Santa Baby)
Miss Wilson's Secret Seduction
Series: Morrow Creek, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,610. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Everyone in the small town of Morrow Creek knows that Adeline has been sweet on Clayton Davis for years—and that he still hasn't proposed! While Adeline reluctantly waits for her man, Clayton is falsely accused of being a thief and the sheriff is hot on his tail. Now Adeline has to do everything in her power to stop him leaving town, even if she has to be positively indecent to make Clayton stay b
My Favorite Witch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,890. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Love is magical in USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley’s enchanting novel about a runaway witch and the warlock who’s on her trail—and in her thrall…
Home For The Holidays
Series: A Kismet Christmas Romance. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
When Rachel loses her Hollywood dream job, a trip home for Christmas seems like a good idea. But she never expects to find a hunk from her past waiting under the mistletoe…
Let's Misbehave
Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 105,530. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
With no skills besides scoring the perfect stilettos, maxing out her credit card, and partying till dawn, Marisol Winston is about to get a lesson in the real world—and in love... * named one of Booklist magazine's Top 10 Romances * awarded 4½ stars Top Pick! from Romantic Times magazine * selected as a finalist for the Booksellers Best Award in the single title/mainstream category
Reconsidering Riley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" —USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson A contemporary romantic comedy where high heels meet hiking boots, self-help meets self-reliance...and old flames spark up nothing but trouble.
Falling For April
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,380. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
“Witty dialogue, unique characters and lots of humor make Falling For April a romance you don’t want to miss.” —Lori Foster What happens when free spirit April Finnegan's interests collide with those of hunky, new-in-town department store tycoon Ryan Forrester? A kooky battle of the sexes, that's what! The winner is the last one standing--but soon April and Ryan are both falling for each other.
Making Over Mike
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,580. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"...Making Over Mike is touching, fun, humorous, and of course, romantic!" --The State newspaper Reality TV meets "Fashion Emergency" when an out-of-work short-order cook and temporary taxi driver wins a makeover at the hands of an ambitious career counselor-turned life coach. It's a macho makeover! But how far will he go...to become the man of her dreams?
Timeless (2-in-1 Novella Bundle)
Series: Timeless. Price: $2.49 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 61,950. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contains two original time-travel stories from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley. In Chances Are, genealogist Haley Madison finds herself in 1890—and in the home of widowed mine owner Matt Chance. In Winter Song, career woman Jolie Alexander suddenly finds herself back in the Wild West with saloon owner Cole Morgan.
Mad About Max
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,580. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
"Another winner...humorous and engaging." —Booklist (starred review) Lucy, the quirky owner of a charity shop that gives designer clothes to those less fortunate, meets her match in Max Nolan, the owner of a pampered pets boutique, when he tries to buy back his "lucky suit," which had been accidentally donated to her store. Original.
Just Jennifer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,880. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Breezy California girl Jennifer Merryn has a knack for picking fun friends and butt-enhancing jeans, but she's got lousy radar when it comes to men. So why not let her friends choose her blind dates—thirty different prospects in thirty days. Armed with breath mints, lip gloss, and unlimited text-messaging minutes, Jennifer's ready for the dating frenzy to begin—or is she?
Recipes from Together for Christmas
Series: A Kismet Christmas Romance, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Holiday
5 delicious recipes for single-serving pies! Official version featuring Kristen Miller's delicious recipes for pies-in-a-jar as served at the (fictional) Galaxy Diner in Kismet, Michigan. Also includes a bonus first-chapter excerpt from Together for Christmas and a complete Lisa Plumley book list.
My Best Friend's Baby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,910. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, Chloe Carmichael winds up pregnant after a one-night-stand with her (formerly platonic) best friend, Nick Steadman.
The Honeymoon Hoax
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
"This is a fun-filled story from an author with a great sense of humor. A very enjoyable read!" —Rendezvous In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, Stacey Ames spends a deluxe Las Vegas getaway with her sexy ex-boyfriend, Dylan Davis...who's betting everything that he can win her back.
Surrender
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,310. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley, Holly Aldridge whips up a sure-fire plan to win back her ex-boyfriend--but when she meets sexy part-time construction worker Sam McKenzie, Holly can't help having second thoughts about which man she really wants...
Lisa Plumley "Perfect" series bundle
Series: Perfect. Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 195,560. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
"There's a rising star on the romantic comedy scene, and her name is Lisa Plumley! She delivers great characters, plenty of laughs and a delicious love story. I give Perfect Switch a Perfect 10!" —New York Times Best-seller Vicki Lewis Thompson Contains two original contemporary romances from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley: Perfect Together and Perfect Switch.
Josie Day Is Coming Home
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 97,370. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley does it again with another sparkling, sexy novel of crazy coincidences—and crazier love... "Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" -- USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson
Perfect Switch
Series: Perfect, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,010. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley returns with another "perfect" novel--a sparkling romantic tale of laughter and love in Hollywood.
Perfect Together
Series: Perfect, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 97,550. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
In this original contemporary romance, USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley turns reality TV upside down with a totally different take on prime-time love... "Perfect Together is a perfectly spontaneous, perfectly fun fish-out-of-water splash!" —Stephanie Bond, author of I Think I Love You
Her Best Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,680. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, heiress Macy Vandevier-March's innocent adventures in groom-napping go comically awry when she accidentally nabs the wrong man.
Man of the Year
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,980. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, playboy Brodie Richardson and regular-gal Paige Mulvaney get more than they bargain for when they embark on a pretend engagement.
Lawman
Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 97,670. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
In this original novel by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, Pinkerton agent Gabriel Winter is determined to track down an elusive stagecoach robber...until his suspect's daughter, feisty Megan Kearney, gets in his way.
Outlaw
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 93,400. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Mason Kincaid is on a mission to reclaim his young son and his good name from the men who stole both…and feisty book agent Miss Amelia O'Malley is along for the ride in this original novel from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley.
Winter Song
Series: Timeless. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 32,560. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In this original novella by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, take-charge career woman Jolie Alexander suddenly finds herself back in the Wild West...and falling for rugged saloon keeper Cole Morgan.
Chances Are
Series: Timeless. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 31,100. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"Ms. Plumley's story is endearing and heartwarming, with winning protagonists. This is a story that fuels dreams of great love!" —Rendezvous In this original novella by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, an antique perfume bottle hurtles genealogist Haley Madison back to 1890--and into the home of widowed mine owner Matt Chance.

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