Susan Fanetti


Susan Fanetti was born and raised in the Midwest--Missouri, to be precise. A few years ago, she was transplanted into the dusty soil of Northern California and has apparently taken root there. An inveterate geek and gamer, she is a fan of many things considered pop culture and maybe even lowbrow.

The Signal Bend Series is complete at Smashwords, with eight books released: Move the Sun, Behold the Stars, Into the Storm, Alone on Earth, In Dark Woods (a novella), All the Sky, Show the Fire, and Leave a Trail.

The Night Horde SoCal series, a spinoff to the Signal Bend Series, is complete, with eight books released: Strength & Courage, Shadow & Soul, Today & Tomorrow (a "Side Trip" in the series), Fire & Dark, Dream & Dare (another "Side Trip), Knife & Flesh, Rest & Trust, and Calm & Storm.

Nolan: Return to Signal Bend is a semi-standalone novel that follows the Signal Bend and Night Horde SoCal series and completes the Night Horde saga.

The Pagano Family Series is complete, with six books released: Footsteps, Touch, Rooted, Deep, Prayer, and Miracle.

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Series: The Pagano Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,770. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Joey Pagano has lived a shadow of a life since he was shot ten years ago, and he’s resigned himself to living and dying alone—until Tina Corti helps him see his strength and shows him all there is to live for. When family violence erupts again around them, Joey must return the favor.
Nolan: Return to Signal Bend
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,280. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Nolan Mariano is a man shaped by loss. People have left him all his life, but he’s found a home in the Night Horde MC. Iris Ryan is a Night Horde daughter who knows great loss, too. Together, they might heal each other and find a forever, but not until Nolan can come out from the shadows of his past.
Series: The Pagano Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,400. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
John wants to love someone forever. Katrynn has lost her belief in that kind of love. But if she can rediscover her belief and take a leap of faith, she'll see that John is there to catch her.
Calm & Storm
Series: The Night Horde SoCal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,750. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Having long ago lost the life and future he’d once dreamed of, Ronin Drago lives a quiet life alone. The Horde is his only family. As the club is engulfed in a tempest of violence and loss, as fissures develop in the foundation of that family, he encounters Lorraine, the woman who caused him his greatest pain and took his dreams away. And he still loves her.
Rest & Trust
Series: The Night Horde SoCal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sherlock has come to a point in his life where he needs more. He needs someone to take care of, someone who needs him. He meets Sadie, a young woman starting her life anew, and they learn together how to take care of each other, how to give trust and how to earn it.
Knife & Flesh
Series: The Night Horde SoCal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,400. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Trick is struggling to make sense of his life and the man he has become. Juliana is trying to build a life for herself and her young daughter. The life he wants is the life she needs.
Dream & Dare
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bibi and Hoosier have been together a long time. Their road has not always been smooth, but their love has always run deep and true. This is the story of that long road and that abiding love.
Fire & Dark
Series: The Night Horde SoCal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,670. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Connor wants an uncomplicated life, free of romantic entanglements. Pilar feels the same way. But what they think they want isn’t what either of them really needs.
Today & Tomorrow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Nolan has been on loan to the SoCal charter for almost a year. His home club, and his family, want him to come home. But he’s not ready. He needs to know more about himself before he can go home to take his father’s seat. Analisa is a girl seeking all the experiences she can fit into the life she has left. Together, they find exactly what they need.
Shadow & Soul
Series: The Night Horde SoCal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,120. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Demon’s soul is as scarred as his body. He’s known little of love or peace or home in his life. Faith was, briefly, all of those things for him. But their love was forbidden, and when he lost her, he lost everything. And then, years later, Faith comes home.
Strength & Courage
Series: The Night Horde SoCal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,640. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Muse is a member of the Night Horde SoCal, based in Madrone, California. With the club's outlaw days over, he's struggling to find the rhythm of a newly quiet life. Sidonie is a social worker struggling to do good in a hard world. They meet as adversaries, on opposite sides of a dilemma. As sparks fly and a fire catches between them, the Horde finds that life in Madrone isn't so quiet after all.
Series: The Pagano Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,130. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Nick Pagano leads the charge against his family’s enemy, a man who has taken much from him. Beverly Maddox gets inadvertently swept up in Nick’s fight. Thrust together by circumstance, Nick comes to see that Beverly’s light heart eases his dark soul. But will his darkness douse her light instead?
Series: The Pagano Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,420. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Years ago, Carmen gave up her dreams and stayed home to fill her mother’s place and help her younger siblings grow. She has lived tangled in discontent since. Then she meets Theo, a man rooted to his own past. To be happy together, they must put their losses behind them.
Series: The Pagano Family, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Luca likes his uncomplicated life. Manny is nothing if not a complicated girl. She’s untouchable. But unforgettable.
Leave a Trail
Series: Signal Bend, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,380. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
As the Night Horde MC struggles to regain its power and its purpose, Badger fights to find his way back from the dark. Adrienne, a friend he’d once wanted to be more, is there to help him. The conclusion of the Signal Bend Series.
Show the Fire
Series: Signal Bend, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,730. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Len Wahlberg is the Night Horde Sergeant at Arms. After he’s wounded in a firefight, a flame kindles between him and Dr. Natasha Westby, daughter of the original Horde SAA. Though they both have histories of unconventional relationships, their bond to each other transcends their adventurous tastes. And that bond will help them through the hardest trial the Horde has ever faced.
Series: The Pagano Family, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,080. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Carlo Pagano Jr. is the eldest son of a large family. He's a single father working to make a life for himself and his young son. Sabina Alonzo-Auberon is alone, trapped in a life of abuse and abasement. After a chance meeting, they find a way to happiness together, if they're willing to pay the price.
All the Sky
Series: Signal Bend, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,470. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Havoc Mariano has never been interested in settling down with a woman. Corinne Hawes has been hurt and betrayed, and, with a teenage son to look out for, has no interest in getting involved with a man--especially not one as rough and rude as Havoc, an outlaw biker. But their pull to each other is irresistible. Together, the three of them, they figure out what love and family should be.
In Dark Woods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
*This novella is Book 4.5 of the Signal Bend Series*. An act of treachery has weakened Isaac Lunden, President of the Night Horde MC. His life, and his family’s, is changed fundamentally. Lilli, his old lady, is at his side, exhorting him to fight. But he isn’t sure that what’s left to him is enough to fight for. This is the story of Isaac and Lilli’s journey through those dark woods.
Alone on Earth
Series: Signal Bend, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,800. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The fourth book in the Signal Bend Series, Alone on Earth follows Bart Elstad, Intelligence Officer for the Night Horde MC, and Riley Chase, an actress cast in the upcoming film about Signal Bend. As their love burgeons, chaos brought by an expected source threatens to tear the club apart. Bart offers up a profound sacrifice to save his club and the brothers he loves.
Into the Storm
Series: Signal Bend, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,310. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It's a time of peace and recovery for Signal Bend and the Night Horde MC. Robert "Showdown" Ryan tries to come back to the world after a devastating loss. He is drawn to Shannon Bannerman, new to Signal Bend and trying to make a fresh start for herself. They come together and try to forge future happiness from past pain. Book Three of the Signal Bend Series.
Behold the Stars
Series: Signal Bend, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,730. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The story of Isaac and Lilli, introduced in Move the Sun, continues in Behold the Stars, Book Two of the Signal Bend Series. As their relationship deepens, they face a powerful enemy who could tear everything apart.
Move the Sun
Series: Signal Bend, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,170. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A gritty erotic romance, set in a small, dying rural town run by an outlaw motorcycle club. Lilli comes to town to seek justice. Isaac's loyalties are torn. They must find a way to trust each other. Lust and love, no matter how powerful, are not enough.

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