Bethany Lopez

Biography

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Bookbub has been the most successful marketing tool. It can be hard to get accepted, and your book has to be on sale during the promotion, but it is well worth the money and the effort.
Describe your desk
My desk was pushed up against the wall in the middle of the living room, but we just moved and I was able to create my own space. Now I have my own office and sitting room. I love it. My desk is a beautiful dark cherry L-shaped desk with a hutch. Everything is still neat, clean and organized. A great space to write!
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Where to find Bethany Lopez online


Where to buy in print


Series

The Lewis Cousins
Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.

Too Tempting

Price: $3.99 USD.

Too Complicated

Price: $3.99 USD.

Too Distracting

Price: $3.99 USD.

Too Enchanting

Price: $3.99 USD.

Too Dangerous

Price: $0.99 USD.
Three Sisters Catering
A trilogy following the three sisters journey to love.

A Pinch of Salt

Price: $3.99 USD.

A Touch of Cinnamon

Price: $3.99 USD.

A Splash of Vanilla

Price: $3.99 USD.
Time for Love
The Time for Love series includes 8 Weeks, 21 Days, 42 Hours, 15 Minutes, 10 Years, 3 Seconds and 7 Months.

1 Night

Price: Free!

8 Weeks

Price: Free!

21 Days

Price: $3.99 USD.

42 Hours

Price: $3.99 USD.

15 Minutes

Price: $3.99 USD.
Cupcakes
Romantic Comedy and Suspense series about an Investigative Photographer turned PI, her love life, and the crazy situations she gets herself in.

Always Room for Cupcakes

Price: $3.99 USD.

Cupcake Overload

Price: $3.99 USD.

Lei'd with Cupcakes

Price: $3.99 USD.

Cupcake Explosion

Price: $3.99 USD.
Romance Reader's Cookbook
Cookbooks with recipes pulled from the pages of my books.

Love & Recipes

Price: $4.99 USD.

Love & Cupcakes

Price: $0.99 USD.
Stories about Melissa

Ta Ta for Now!

Price: Free!

Xoxoxo

Price: $0.99 USD.

Ciao

Price: $0.99 USD.

Ttyl

Price: $0.99 USD.

With Love

Price: $0.99 USD.
Friends & Lovers

Make it Last

Price: Free!

I Choose You

Price: $2.99 USD.

Trust in Me

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Too Dangerous
Series: The Lewis Cousins. Pre-release—available April 29, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Too Dangerous is the fifth, and final, book in an all-new small town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.
A Splash of Vanilla
Series: Three Sisters Catering. Pre-release—available November 5, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,680. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side, that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her… finding the father who’d abandoned them.
For Eternity: A Time for Love Series Novella
Series: Time for Love. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Down on her luck... Since divorcing her abusive ex, Natalie is finally on her way back to the woman she used to be. She has a job she loves, an apartment that's all her own, and the best group of friends a woman could have. Content with her current situation, Natalie has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.
Cupcake Explosion
Series: Cupcakes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,410. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
For the first time in a long time, life is good. I've got a smokin' hot motorcycle man as my fiancé, the best friends a woman could have, a couple of great kids, and things have been relatively quiet on the PI front. You know what that means... the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later...
Too Enchanting
Series: The Lewis Cousins. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,220. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Too Enchanting is the fourth in an all-new small-town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins as they learn about love and loss in Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business.
A Touch of Cinnamon
Series: Three Sisters Catering. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,830. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Neither of them are content with their lives, but so much has happened in the time that has passed. Can the right amount of spice remind them of the love they’d shared? A Touch of Cinnamon may be all that's needed to give Tasha and Jericho back the richness they’ve been lacking.
1 Night
Series: Time for Love, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
1 Night is a prequel to 8 Weeks, which is book 1 in the Time for Love Series.
Too Distracting
Series: The Lewis Cousins. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,180. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Too Distracting is the third in an all-new small-town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins as they learn about love and loss in Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business.
A Pinch of Salt
Series: Three Sisters Catering. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,400. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life
Too Complicated
Series: The Lewis Cousins. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Too Complicated is the second in an all-new small town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.
Lei'd with Cupcakes
Series: Cupcakes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,890. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Lila, Cade, and the twins are headed to Hawaii to meet Cade's family. Only Lila could find trouble while on vacation in paradise.
Too Tempting
Series: The Lewis Cousins. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,090. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Too Tempting is the first in an all-new small town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.
Love & Cupcakes
Series: Romance Reader's Cookbook. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & Dishes / Cakes, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Desserts
Bethany Lopez is at it again, and this time, it's all about Cupcakes! This follow up to Love & Recipes is a Companion Cookbook to her Cupcake Series. It features Cupcake recipes from the pages of Always Room for Cupcakes, Cupcake Overload, and the upcoming third book in the series. If you love cupcakes, this is the book for you!
More than Exist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Love can exit your life as quickly as it enters it, shattering your heart in the process.
Cupcake Overload
Series: Cupcakes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,670. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Running a PI firm is a lot harder than taking pictures for one, especially when your professional life spills over into your personal one. I’m going through cupcakes like our new puppy goes through piddle pads, and if I’m not careful there’s bound to be a Cupcake Overload.
7 Months
Series: Time for Love, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,940. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
7 Months is book 7 in the Time for Love series. This is Brady's story, and the final book in the series.
Always Room for Cupcakes
Series: Cupcakes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,640. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned.
Adios
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,750. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This is book 6 in the Stories about Melissa series, and will continue Melissa's journey.
3 Seconds
Series: Time for Love, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,410. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A lot can happen in 3 Seconds... It's the space of time between walking on stage and stepping up to the mic... or that moment when your eyes meet across a crowded room and the chemistry between you is palpable...
Love & Recipes
Series: Romance Reader's Cookbook. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & dishes / general, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Entertaining
Bethany Lopez has loved writing for as long as she can remember, but her love of cooking came a little bit later in life. In Love & Recipes, she combines the two into one fun cookbook. With recipes ranging from easy to difficult, she’s incorporated dishes for every home cook.
10 Years
Series: Time for Love, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,190. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A lot happens over the span of 10 years, and Gwen and Craig have been there for each other through it all…
With Love
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Melissa is turning sixteen and beginning her junior year. With a new job, and a new boyfriend, things are pretty hectic, but when things start becoming more difficult at home, Melissa soon becomes overwhelmed with responsibilities. Can she juggle her friends, family, a budding romance, as well as school and work? Getting older sure doesn't make things any easier!
15 Minutes
Series: Time for Love, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,220. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Can the man who's happy with his life, convince the woman who always wants more, to give him a shot with only 15 Minutes on the clock?
Stories about Melissa Series, books 1 - 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,260. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
This omnibus includes books 1 - 4 in the Stories about Melissa series: Ta Ta for Now!, xoxoxo, Ciao, and TTYL.
42 Hours
Series: Time for Love, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,560. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten.
21 Days
Series: Time for Love, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,130. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sasha and TJ are no strangers to enjoying sex with no strings attached, so when they decide to act on their mutual attraction, there should be no reason why they can’t apply that same philosophy to each other.
8 Weeks
Series: Time for Love, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 46,230. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?
Ttyl
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,810. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
The last few months have been a rough road for Melissa. Her grades have slipped, her parents treat her like a prisoner, and her closest friends are too involved in their own lives to spend time with her. Desperate to escape her depressing funk, she starts spending more time with Layla, who introduces her to a new crowd...the wrong...
Indelible
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,520. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
New Adult Title After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.
Trust in Me
Series: Friends & Lovers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,890. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband's fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she'll find her path. When the town's local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams...and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.
I Choose You
Series: Friends & Lovers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,840. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals. Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister
Make it Last
Series: Friends & Lovers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Briana had her heart broken by Colin when he left her to go away to college. In the four years since, she has kept her love life casual to ensure that she wouldn't be hurt again. Briana didn't graduate from college, and works full time as a short order cook, while she saves the money to apply for culinary school. She is content with her current life until Colin moves back to town...
Ciao
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?
Xoxoxo
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,080. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids.
Ta Ta for Now!
Series: Stories about Melissa, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 30,380. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.

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