Parris Afton Bonds

Biography

I am dancing on sunshine that you are visiting my little part of Parris's paradise. I am the mother of five sons and the author of forty published novels, which makes me a candidate for commitment to the nut house. I am also co-founder and first vice president of Romance Writers of America, which, at the time I was scrambling with the other cofounders to get our infant up and walking, nudged me one step closer to Bedlam. Below is a little more info that floats around on the Internet
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Declared by ABC’s Nightline as one of the three-best-selling authors of romantic fiction, the award winning Parris Afton Bonds has been featured in major newspapers and magazines as well as published in more than a dozen languages. She donates her time to teaching creative writing to both grade school children and female inmates.

The Parris Award was established in her name by the Southwest Writers Workshop to honor a published writer who has given outstandingly of time and talent to other writers. Prestigious recipients of the Parris Award include Tony Hillerman and the Pulitzer nominee Norman Zollinger.

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Books

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,810. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Only for the reckless at heart ~ “Happy is the Gypsy girl with feet dirty from dancing and a heart reckless from romancing.” Rapscallion Irish Traveller, Romy Sonnenschein bamboozles the gullible with fortune telling and other tricks of her trade. Of course, she doesn’t believe in card reading, fortune telling, palmistry and fated events like destined soul mates and such bloody rot. Or does she?
Blue Bayou Box Set
Price: $6.87 USD. Words: 169,220. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
From 1683 to 1803 ~ From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal; From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers; And from the lush marshes of Louisiana ~ The proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs
The Clan Box Set
Price: $6.87 USD. Words: 146,910. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Follow Scotland’s Kincairns, after the Battle of Culloden, in THE CAPTIVE to revolutionary North Carolina in THE CALLING OF THE CLAN ~ and follow Enya and Catriona of Afton Manor as they fight for their own freedom and ultimately for the love of the valiant men who hold their hearts captive ~ Ranald Kincairn and Jacob Dare.
The Calling of the Clan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,740. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
From among the colony of North Carolina’s Gaelic gentry, 25-year-old backwoodsman Jacob Dare seeks a young woman to recreate the home that his father’s Dare Castle must have been. She would have to be well bred, well read, and gifted with the ability to turn the primitive into the palatial. If she Is favorable to look upon and sweetly dispositioned, that would be even better.
At First Sight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,730. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
UNLIKE ANY CHRISTMAS STORY YOU HAVE READ ~ New Sweden, American colonies (when Christmas was outlawed) In 1649, the heads of Lady Evangeline Bradshaw’s father and brother rolled on Cromwell’s chopping block. Not waiting to see if her head was next, she flees England with the family’s remaining gold and silver crowns, putting a vast ocean between herself and peril ~ she thinks.
Dust Devil
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the fierce and untamed Territory of New Mexico, the most fierce and most untamed made love and history. ~ Rosemary, the willful Irish lass who harbored a forbidden love and claimed the Cambria empire as hers forever and Lario, the handsome Navajo, who claimed revenge on Rosemary and then claimed her for his own.
The Latest and Greatest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When a heart-throb, drop-dead aviator steps off the theater screen to give seventeen-year-old Natalie McFarland an ultimatum of her death or that of detested geek-nerd, brain-drain Ted Kohlhaussen ~ and she has mere minutes to make the choice ~ well, that should be a no-brainer, right?
Ravished
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Nelli Walzchak was a no-nonsense nurse at Kansas General Hospital, but her personal life was virtually nonexistent . . . until an enforced Mexican vacation altered her life's course - and she found herself kidnapped by a dashing buccaneer and learned that ravished could mean not only to take away by violence but also to fill with pleasure.
Trespass
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Anjanette Adams, Hollywood golden girl, was the cowboy’s chattel, his piece of property, according to the Texas justice system ~ at least, for six months. Ted Cooper was rugged and plainspoken. He didn’t have much use for hothouse flowers like Ms. Adams. But she had trespassed and belonged to him for six months, and he would use her the best way he could think of ~ and that was pretty damning.
Temptation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Kingdom Come . . . Sam Cooper’s Passion Place. A passion that for the young woman had once meant the Texas high desert, its stark beauty, and a cutting-horse operation of her own. Then Hollywood and Matt Kratowski came to Kingdom Come, and suddenly her passion changed.
Sweet Enchantress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Dominique de Bar, was chatelaine of Montlimoux ~ but was she also seductress or sorceress? Paxton of Wychchester was a leader of men, a conqueror who knew more of war than love. He commanded Dominique’s surrender, taking both her lush holdings and her vulnerable virgin’s body. But in the sweet ecstasy of their union lay an unexpected twist. Which of them had been seduced and which truly conquered?
No Telling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,930. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In a love triangle, three is a crowd ~ especially if one of the three is the dark Angel of Death. There is no telling what is right or wrong when choices are forced, but: Looking for love, Rafe encounters lust. Looking for luck, Franni encounters life. Looking for lust, Minna encounters love. And one also encounters death.
For All Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,930. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
An unanticipated rifle shot in a frontier reenactment thrusts Stacie Brannigan back 100 years to 1870’s Texas. She finds herself surrendering to the half breed Joseph Muldoon, and she finds what she fears most: she and Joseph are star-crossed lovers, who must choose whether to risk their lives and those of others to defy destiny for a love that would burn For All Time.
Flash of the Firelfy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Anne Maren is willing to risk all for one thing in this life – her childhood sweetheart, Sir Colin Donovan. Only the soulless Brant Powers stands in her way of reuniting with Colin, and Brant, winning her in a fight as both his captive and bride, is hauling her kicking and screaming across the empty expanse that is the Republic of Texas.
Snow and Ice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,210. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
As an undercover investigator for a giant insurance corporation, Diana de Revillon is assigned to recover nine priceless stolen paintings, which brings her into both the glittering world of mysterious, handsome billionaire David Mendel, and the underworld of tough narc, Tom Estevez.. Diana is brought to the brink of a damnable choice: expose David or trust him.
Lavender Blue
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,060. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
The Frenchman was everything Jeanette St. John detested. A mercenary, a man with no morals, a renegade. But Kitt was reckless and daring, cautious and calculating – and he was captain of one of the fastest ships on the Gulf. So she bargained with the devil – on his terms. In exchange for transporting her plantation's cotton, she was to let him ravish her for every shipment he delivered.
Wanted Woman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Does love truly triumph over all, even age difference and a war-torn country’s alliances? Former British Secret Service agent Giles Hayes-David possesses a young god’s face and extraordinary male physique, honed by those sports that build the kind of long, ropy muscles that make a couturier purr. But Lady Philippa will not allow herself to fall for him despite the chemistry sparking between them.
Midsummer-Midnight
Price: Free! Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Damon Demetrios kidnaps journalist Helena Hamilton, because he wants her to cover his Macedonian freedom struggle. She wants, even knowing he is a freedom fighter, irrevocably wedded to his country and knowing he has the ability to make her forget the independent principles she believes in. Worse, she won't ever be able to forget him, even long after she escapes he'll hunt her like a madness.
Man For Hire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,460. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lion of the Desert, urbane British-educated sheikh with unlimited wealth, unlimited women, and unlimited talents ~ Alxy has come to him with a proposition. She needs a man who is at one with the night, who blends into the Paris social scene or fierce life of the Bedouin warriors. She is a woman like no other, and Khalid knows he will consent to her plea in order to add her his possessions.
Deep Purple
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 140,230. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Perhaps when I was young, my childish mind could not conceive of a love so great that it would transcend time and space. I had yet to taste of love’s binding passion. But in all likelihood I chose to believe the tale of the Ghost Lady, because even then I knew, like my Ghost Lady, my soul would know no peace until I possessed what rightfully belonged to me . . . Cristo Rey.
Dancing With Crazy Woman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
US Customs tracker Janet Lomayestewa must recover the sacred crystal chip, corner piece to the Fire Clan’s famed Stone Tablet, if she is ever to see her daughter again, much less keep the world in balance. But can she trust the tall, sensual and irresistible Jack Ripley not to break every rule in danger and desire and break her heart with his passion and pain as they begin a high-wattage chase?
Will-O'-the-Wisp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,320. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Texas Ranger Steve Kaptain had taken Victoria one night in a Mexican bordello. Then, he had taken her heart. And next he had taken her with him, cursing him, across the face of rugged, desolate Southwest Texas. As many times as she had managed to escape him, he had always come to take her back. But this time was different.
Star Dust
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
From their first meeting, an extraordinary bond was forged ~ a bond greater than even their passion. A bond of national revolutions and personal rebellions. Irish-born Maggie Moran and Russian born Wolfram Nichols’ paths were intertwined by the gods ~ and in America they were fated to defy their yearning. When two powerful wills such as theirs collided, one had to subjugate or destroy the other.
The Captive
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,150. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The mighty Kincairns, once a powerful Highland clan, are now rebels out to destroy the conquering British invaders. Ranald Kincairn, chieftain of the rebels, swears to take his vengeance by stealing his ruthless foe's virgin bride with the intent to destroy her soul. But his captive swears to take her own vengeance by making him the captive of her love.
Blue Bayou: Book II ~ Lions and Ramparts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,830. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
From 1683 to 1803 ~ From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal; From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers; And from the lush marshes of Louisiana the proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs.
Blue Bayou: Book I ~ Fleu de Lils
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,390. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
From 1683 to 1803 ~ From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal ~ From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers ~ And from the lush marshes of Louisiana ~ The proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs.
Dream Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,230. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
For Amber Briscoll, exiled as a convict, Australia was her nightmare. But she vowed to survive for one reason only ~ revenge against the man who had sealed her fate, even as her body yearned for his touch. For Amaris Wilmot, Australia was her Dream Time, and ex-convict Sin was her nightmare, because she loved him and couldn't have him. Fall in love with Australian history on a grand scale.
Tame the Wildest Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,990. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the unforgiving Arizona Territory, wild and wanton Mattie McAlister desired only to be left alone so she could raise her half-breed son in peace. Then one day Gordon Halpern charged into her world and challenged it with an offer she couldn’t refuse. An offer that meant supreme surrender. And Gordon Halpern was both her greatest hope and her greatest fear.
Made For Each Other
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,800. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When New Mexico's youngest senator, Nick Raffer, rescues Santa Fe reporter Julie Dever from a car wreck, circumstances collide to trap them in a temporary marriage of convenience. But can Julie claim her husband's love before the signatures on the marriage vows expire?
Renegade Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Rita-lou left behind in Silver City New Mexico the biggest scandal ever to quake the town. Now she was back with a vengeance, but not the wild hell-raiser of her youth. Searching for evidence that prehistoric man had once roamed the area, she collided with Jonah Jones, a part of her reckless past. He was out to claim gold ~ and claim her.
Spinster's Song
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Young Dr. Mary Margulies has been assigned to desolate Kingdom Come, Texas for six months to work off her government loan. She can't wait to escape from the poverty-stricken border town to the profitable practice awaiting her back East. But can she escape the vengeful wrath of Border Patrol's agent Joe Hanson and the commanding passion of Kingdom Come's most eligible bachelor, Rafe Anaya?
Widow Woman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Inaccessible and untouchable, Cass Duval Garolini has risen from hometown girl to international model. Now she is back home in New Mexico AND the sheriff ~ and something else. The Widow Woman. Cade Montoya is determined to have Cass, but the activist is living a secret that can destroy both the town and her heart.
Wind Song
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Aristocrat Abbie Dennis has signed on as a reservation school teacher, searching for autonomy her soon to be ex will never allow her. She hasn't anticipated encountering a primitive place full of primitive passion or on dealing with the enigmatic and extraordinarily handsome silversmith, Cody Strawhand. And she certainly hadn't expected to be seduced by the Indian's way of life ~ and him.
Run To Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,770. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jaclyn knows fleeing to the AZ Indian reservation means confronting childhood fears. Yet she has to protect herself and her son from her ex-husband. However, she meets Joe Watchman, a rez detective and a man all women find irresistable. He saves their lives, then helps her learn what loving~not just from the sex center but from the soul~is really about. Oh God,is he the one man she can never have?
Dancing With Wild Woman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Hopi Indians believe it is their duty to dance in order to keep the world in balance. But with the recent Chilean earthquake, our axis has shifted, and our world is now off balance. Maybe Janet Lomayestewa, tracker for U.S. Customs, ICE, needs to learn to dance if she is to find a serial killer and restore balance to the earth, her reservation, and her own off-kilter love life.

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