Susan Jean Ricci


Susan Jean Ricci and her husband Joe live in a lovely New Jersey town near the sea. Together they have seven children and ten grandchildren.
An award-winning, internationally read, From Womens Pens author and humorist, Susan is best known for her series of works titled Cindy's Crusades that includes two novels, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and The Sugar Ticket, the short chronicle Twilight and Chickadees, and a collection of short stories titled Heart Marks the Spot.
Susan's novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems is a Multi Award winner, earning a Bronze in the Global EBooks Contest for Romance/Erotica, and a Bronze in the Readers Favorite Contest for Humor. Dinosaurs was also a finalist in the Independent Author Network contest for Outstanding First Novel.
Its Sequel The Sugar Ticket placed first in the Outstanding Women's Fiction category in the IAN 2016 and My Sexy Chef won a Silver second place in the novella category of the Global Ebook Awards 2016.
Her short stories A Super Sandy Christmas and Two Miracles for Christmas appear in Annie Acorns 2014 Christmas Treasury, and are also sold as stand alones. Her short story The Christmas Cardinal appeared in Annie Acorns 2015 Christmas Treasury and can also be purchased separately. A Valentine's Day to Remember can be read as a stand alone short, or can be found in Annie Acorns 2015 Valentine's Day Treasury.
Her latest romance Falling For Niagara can be purchased separately, and is also included in Annie Acorn's 2016 Romance Treasury.
Susan is currently penning a new series of Blush novellas. My Sexy Chef is the first novella in the Chef series, followed by the sequel Chaos in the Kitchen. The third novella in this series is called Turning Up the Heat and will be published later this year.
Susan blogs at You can friend her at, and you can follow her at @Susanjeanricci. Her books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

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Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,060. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Twice divorced, cynical Cindy Layton feels like a relic with prehistoric baggage, and doubts she can muster the courage to establish a new relationship again. Her journy out of the Stone Age hits hilarious turbulence when she joins an internet dating service. The weirdoes and scammers she meets in cyberspace almost sent her back into her cave, as she tries to conquer mid-life adolescence.

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  • Sins of the Father on Sep. 26, 2012

    If you're looking for a scary, paranormal narrative, and one that entertains as well as makes you look over your shoulder in the dark, avoid fire and torture, you've come to the right place with this book. RJ Palmer bends to no one, and pens her prose via her own style, weaving a modern day histronic, based on her own imagination. For this, she deserves a mighty huge nod. I've been reading paranormals for more than I care to admit, beginning with The Exorcist. I thought that story was great. However, after reading, The Sins of the Father, RJ's prose took 'possession' of my mind and swooped me into a completely different level regarding the paranormal and old evils with oh-so-strange histories, combined with the present day. Without giving away any spoiler alerts, the story begins with a young boy, abandoned to some nasty religious zealots in mid-evil times, centuries ago. The youngster is made to pay a hefty penance with his very innocence, all because of a terrible injustice done to his older sister, and ultimately caused by The Sins of the Father. The boy has not known anything akin to kindness, excepting one priest, called Father Jacob...The boy reveres the color purple... Fast forward to the present day, when Reverend Aaron finds himself scathed into an incredible past and joined with an unspeakable bond with The Boy. Reverend Aaron already has issues, and is questioning not only his faith, but his place within God's realm. When Aaron is introdcuced to an autistic child in a pyschiatric facility, (a child with no known origins or history), Aaron's life is changed forever. Forever... Oh, and one more thing, and this is very important, people: I'm an author. RJ Palmer's book, The Sins of the Father, took me away from my own work for several days. I can think of no better praise than that, from one author to another. An intriguing read and well worth your time. RJ Palmer has the gift of sharing worlds we know nothing about...Crazy Cool and that's no joke.