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Wild Lily by Cerise DeLand (Erotic - Top Pick)

Royally Mine: 22 All-New Bad Boy Romance Novellas by Susan Stoker, Nikki Sloan, Katy Regnary, Annabel Joseph, Renee Rose (Erotic - Top Pick)

Our War by Sam Crescent (Erotic - Top Pick)

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (Romance - Top Pick)

Eyes On You: A Blasphemy Novella by Laura Kaye (Romance - Top Pick)

Chosen by the High Judge by Jaye Peaches (Erotic - Top Pick)

Tannin's Thunderbolt by Ravenna Tate (Erotic - Top Pick)

Driven to the Limit by Alice Gaines (Erotic - Top Pick)

Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn
Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn (author)
No Arkansas, USA
Gender: Female


About Me

A native Texan, avid reader and tea drinker, Carol Burnside is an award-winning author traditionally published in short stories. Five of her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous RWA chapter contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence.

Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces speculative fiction, erotic romances. Imagine our world today with a humanoid race very much like us (Crainesians) living peacefully among us here on Earth and searching for their life-mate. They have the ability to communicate telepathically, can project visions and share dreams. Can you imagine? Not just phone sex, but dream sex? That's why they're also labeled soft sci-fi and lite paranormal. Talk about cross-genre sizzle!

While Carol/Annie enjoys the adoration she receives from her furbabies, what she really loves is hearing from her readers. Browse around her website for blog posts, excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy characters. Subscribe to her (free!) newsletter for infrequent posts of the latest releases and read more of her blogs with a group of great authors at other works, excerpts and review information, visit Carol/Annie's website.

Connect with Carol/Annie:
via her Facebook Pages (AuthorCarolBurnside) or (AuthorAnnieRayburn)
and Twitter (Annie_Rayburn and Carol_Burnside).
Goodreads: carol_burnside


In addition to writing, Annie enjoys gardening, cooking, her backyard pool, traveling, beaches and (of course!) reading.

Authored Books

A Suitable Wife (1 review, 1 comment)
by Carol Burnside

This book is the first in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Sam Moreland is desperate to keep his daughter out of the clutches of her abusive mother seeking custody. He resists legal advice to provide the court with a complete...

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Bittersweet Obsessions
by Annie Rayburn

When it comes to love, they believe in one perfect mate,

but putting the centuries-old belief to the test

could bring them everything they desire.

In a culture where it's believed each...

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Heart 2 Heart, A Short Story Collection
by Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn

Heart 2 Heart, a short story collection. Ten stories, flash fiction to long shorts in three sections.

Assuming Love - While waiting tables, Shelly swears her customer is flirting with her, then suddenly he's Mr. Stoic. What's this guy's...

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Her Unexpected Family
by Carol Burnside

This book is the second in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can't seem to avoid. He's starting a 24/7 renovation flip on Claire's...

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Home for Christmas, A Romantic Short Story
by Carol Burnside

FREE at Smashwords!

Joseph and Danni were college friends who abandoned their relationship after a flash-hot affair one Christmas weekend. When their paths cross again on another snowy Christmas Eve, fate gives them a rare second chance. Can they push beyond...

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by Annie Rayburn

What's a Crainesian to do when her half human life-mate is too clueless to follow when beckoned? Seduce him with his own desires, of course!

When Sela Marin encounters Jonavon Wyatt outside a mall, she's surprised by the instant, powerful attraction and...

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Nobody's Baby
by Carol Burnside

She was the incubator, nothing more until the parents died tragically.
Now she's having Nobody's Baby.

For Kate Morissey, becoming a surrogate seems like a great way to refill her tuition account and get the education she's always wanted. After putting...

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Phantoms & Fantasies
by Annie Rayburn

Eight years ago, Crainesian teenager Zeenie LaShey was drugged and violated by a man wearing a hideous Halloween mask. She's worked hard to rebuild her life and is ready to re-enter the world of dating. But Turk Fontaine, with his good looks, charm and endless one-night...

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Seasons and Seashells
by Carol Burnside; Linsey Lanier; Pam Asberry; Maxine Davis; Tami Brothers; Marilyn Baron; Lindy Chaffin Start

FREE in e-book! A Sweet Romance Anthology
with Love Stories for Every Season

Seasons change, signaling life's beginnings and endings. There are as many interpretations of the passage of time and the meaning of love as there are seashells on a sandy...

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Sunset Beach Sizzle
by Carol Burnside

When their intense attraction proves irresistible in a "strictly no fraternizing" law firm, divorce attorneys Julia and Cisco find a sweet recipe for relief: a week's summer vacation on Oahu, sunny beaches and all the sex they can stand. But neither can predict the depth...

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