Born to Be My Baby (The Sumner Brothers Series Book 1)

USA Today calls Lori Ryan and Kay Manis the “ideal romance-writing duo.” Find out why in this sexy, heart-warming new series.

She didn’t want him home any more than he wanted to be there…

Ben Sumner left the suffocating small town of Canyon Creek, Colorado ten years ago and never looked back. Until father’s death brings him home. He and his brothers soon discover that his parents have leveraged the family land in order to secure funds to build their dream lodge. If Ben and his brothers don’t find a solution fast, his mother could lose everything.

After years of struggling to find her place in the world, Maggie Lawrence has discovered where she belongs—at the Lodge at Canyon Creek. Managing the facility, working alongside the staff and the owners, she’s found her calling, and a family she never had before. But all that is threatened when Ben comes waltzing in, acting as if he knows what’s best and taking over her job.

She’ll fight tooth and nail to keep her position at the lodge, even if that means battling the oh-so-sexy Ben Sumner every step of the way. Now she just has to figure out how to keep her hands off the man while she works to keep the independent life she’s finally found.

Born to be My Baby is the first book in the Sumner Brothers Series and can be read as a standalone book.

If you love characters that make you laugh, make you cry, and grip you with emotions, you’ll love The Sumner Brothers Series, all available now.

Born to be My Baby, Book 1 (Ben and Maggie)

Never Say Goodbye, Book 2 (Emmett and Elle)

Thank You for Loving Me, Book 3 (Max and Devlin)

With These Two Hands, Book 4 (Aaron and Kayleigh)

I’ll Be There for You, Book 5 (Jake and Lina)

If That’s What it Takes, Book 6 (Grant and Sophie)

This book was previously published as His Frenemy.


Meet Lori Ryan & Kay Manis

Hi! it’s Lori here. We could do the boring old bio stuff here—and we will—but, first, I want to tell you about the two of us.

Me and Kay, Kay and me, we’re besties and buddies and soulmates and the mostest of everything. Writing with Kay is a BLAST! I love, love, love what we create when we get together. When we first started talking about writing books together, I didn’t imagine it would be this great. I’m so dang proud of the books and series we’ve put together. The heroes are steamy and sexy, the heroines strong and powerful…and, maybe, a little goofy, like me and Kay. We hope you love the people of Canyon Creek as much as we do. We hope you love coming back to the town and visiting again and again. We hope you want to stay there forever. We do.

Now, here’s the regular bio stuff I promised, along with links to each of our websites where you can find the stuff we write separately, in case you can’t get enough of us!

Lori Ryan is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She lives with an extremely understanding husband, three wonderful children, and two mostly-behaved dogs in Austin, Texas. It’s a bit of a zoo, but she wouldn’t change a thing.

Lori published her first romance novel in April of 2013 and has loved every bit of the crazy adventure this career has taken her on since then. She is a hybrid author, publishing both independently and through SilverHart Publishing.

To see what Lori writes on her own, visit her website at www.loriryanromance.com.

In addition to being an author, Kay Manis ia also a wife and mom. She lives with her husband and daughter in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas. In January of 2012, after listening to Kay blather on and on about the millions of book ideas floating around in her head, her daughter finally reached her limit and said, “Just write it Mom!” They were the four most important words to Kay’s new career and a catalyst for everything she’s done since. In other words, she owes it all to her daughter! If you ask Kay, she’ll tell you she can’t thank her daughter enough for her motivating words and belief that Kay could do more with her talents.

To see what Kay writes on her own, visit her website at www.kaymanis.com.

A Perfect Mess

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers–all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer–sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.”Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don’t miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!

Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity

BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)

Hope Parish Novellas

BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)

Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home

BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)

Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels


Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold.

Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

Snowflake Wishes, Christmas Kisses

Cyber security expert Cord McQuada heads back home with his twelve-year-old niece in tow. Not that he ever planned to return after the community booted him out eight years ago. And since his only Christmas presents growing up came from the local gas station, he’d rather skip the town’s over-the-top festivities.

Giselle Delacroix, heir to a French fashion line, decides to jump ship and open a children’s clothing store. Busy and overworked, the last thing Giselle needs is a Christmas romance—even if the man involved is every woman’s pièce de résistance.

Melah, Heaven’s unofficial matchmaker, sends her new protégée to quell problems, but can she help Cord and Giselle ignite some Christmas sparks?


Meet Annalisa Russo

Annalisa Russo, a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the ‘burbs of Chicago, published her first historical romance in 2012. Her Christmas novels are sweet and contemporary romances, and her historical novels chronicle the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920s and 30s.
On a personal note, along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.

When the Heart Finds Christmas (The Green Earth Christmas Series Book 2) - ASIN B07HDFH84B

Isn’t it enough Cleora Butterfield has agreed to be her enormously pregnant BFF’s back-up birth coach? Does she really have to repeat last year’s disastrous New Year’s Eve blind date with Ross Hollister—one of said friend’s favorite people—even if the man is smokin’ hot? She has enough on her Christmas platter with planning and delivering the annual holiday pageant for her 5th and 6th graders.

Ross returns to the charming small town of Green Earth, Minnesota to get away from the rat race in New York City, where he babysits his celebrity clients. He longs for the peace and quiet the Christmas season can deliver here. So being Cleora Butterfield’s plus one isn’t in his plans—even if the woman is exquisitely tempting.

If Melah, a celestial messenger, doesn’t step in, Ross’s long-held secrets and Cleo’s badly broken heart might get in the way of any hope for a Christmas romance.


Meet Annalisa Russo

Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels based in the 20th century. She also loves reading and writing Christmas books and has released a sweet contemporary romance series of four books: The Green Earth Christmas Series. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic cat named Buster who really runs the show.

Broken Series

All four of Dawn’s Broken Series books are included in this boxset.

Broken Promises
After three years in Boston attending college, Mallory Wells has come home to Casper, Maine to care for her dying father. She left Casper after high school without looking back, leaving her small-town life and everyone in it, behind. Including her sexy high school sweetheart.
Luke Bates was devastated when Mallory left him for the city life. He barely managed to pull himself together and move on, if it could even be called that. When Mallory shows back up in town, Luke vows to stay away from her at all costs. So why does he want to spend as much time with her as he can? He knows she’s going back to Boston eventually, but he just can’t resist the lure of his first true love. Even if it means he’s heartbroken again when she leaves.

Broken Dreams

Rainey Daniels has been keeping a secret since she left her hometown, three years ago. The death of a friend’s father, though, has her questioning whether running away from her past is what’s best for her future. Add sexy Chris Baker in the mix and she’s even more unsure. After all, life is short.
Baker is an all-around good guy with a great sense of humor struggling to keep his new bar afloat. And he always thought Rainey was hot, even when she carried a few extra pounds in high school. Hell, he thinks she’s too skinny now. He knows she’s hiding something, too, but when he presses for more, she pushes him away. He tries not to care; she only wants a summer fling, right? But when her life is threatened, he realizes he may just be in love with her… and then he learns her life-altering secret.
Can they find love together before it’s too late?

Broken Pieces

It’s been a rough year for Gabby Peterman. Her best friend’s dad died six months ago, her other best friend has leukemia, and her marriage? After three years, it’s more of a joke than a relationship. Despite all the odds, she’s managed to stay strong for the people around her, supporting them through all their trials. But when death strikes again and one of her closest friends disappears, Gabby loses it.
On the verge of a mental breakdown himself, Wolfe Landon will do anything to win Gabby back. But first, he’s going to prove to her just how much he cares and loves her, because losing her again will rip out his heart and soul.

Broken Valentine

Mallory and Luke have been joyously living out their happily ever after. With a baby on the way, they think nothing could ruin their happiness. When the baby’s life is in danger, though, they’ve got a tough decision to make.

This novella takes place after all three of the Broken Series books.

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Ruined

My name is Eli Jackson.
Sheriff of Willow Creek and father to the most important girl in my life.
Rumor has it, I’m scorned, bitter, and distrusting.
People can believe what they want.
I don’t have to impress anyone.
Then Zoe Carlisle blows into my town and turns my world upside down.
One look into her troubled eyes and I’m done for.
The more time I spend with her, the more urgent this burning need to protect her becomes.
But once her secret is out, I have to decide if the price for love is one I’m willing to pay.

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Gin’s Tonic

What mends first? A shattered heart or a broken mind? 

What began as a series of misunderstandings catapults into urgent need, as Gin finds herself forced to make an impossible choice, staying faithful to memories of the past or living for the future. 

I’m not who I used to be.

Losing them turned me into someone I don’t even recognize. I’m not even sure I want to know that person.

So I ran.

But that was just a change in longitude and latitude.

When I met Roman, my insides were a twisted, decayed, knife-edged thing I was sure no one would ever want.

But he took every crushed bit of it and demanded more.

He’s as scarred on the outside as I am on the inside, but somehow, we fit together like two jagged pieces of the same fractured puzzle. Our tortured pasts brought us together—then ripped us apart.

Falling for him was inevitable. So was losing him.

Girl meets boy, girl loses boy, but maybe…girl gets nothing at the end.

Happily ever after just isn’t meant for people like me…right?

Gin’s Tonic is a steamy, angsty, mature, small town romance featuring an Asian-American heroine who is stronger than she knows. This is the story of a perfectly imperfect woman and the tall-dark-and-brooding hero who proves to her that love after loss is possible.

Please note: Gin’s Tonic contains sensitive material such as uncensored adult language, explicit content, and thoughts of self-harm after extreme loss. READER DISCRETION ADVISED.

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Autumn In Colorado

Lacy’s never been a gambler, but she’s just taken the gamble of her life.

As the new owner of the run down White Horse Inn and Saloon, Lacy Parker wants to bring it back to life. A rumored drinking hole of Wild Bill, Lacy wants to recapture the Wild West with modern luxuries, but to do that she needs a contractor.

Andrew Bennett was the popular guy in high school. Those days are in the distant past now that he’s a successful carpenter and contractor. When Lacy contacts him for an estimate he agrees out of curiosity, because Andrew doesn’t think Lacy has either the gumption or the cash to do what needs to be done.

When Lacy and Andrew meet the animosity is mutual. With the football field and cheerleading batons in the past, neither of them expect an instant attraction. Lacy is hesitant to give her heart to a man that has trampled numerous hearts before. Andrew is fascinated by Lacy and her ideas for the Inn, but he’s terrified of the way she makes him feel.

While Lacy and Andrew fight against their feelings, someone else is trying to make sure the old Saloon is never reopened.

Will Andrew and Lacy take a chance on each other? Can they stop the sabotage before there is nothing left to save? Find out now in the fifth installment of the Colorado Crazy Series and catch up with old favorites.
Autumn in Colorado is a ranch romance guaranteed to tease your senses and make you dream of cowboys again.

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About Us

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Hayden Matthews isn’t looking for love—she’s trying to get as far from it as possible. She’s already wasted eight years in a failed marriage and is ready for a good life. A peaceful life. One where she can raise her daughter to be strong, independent, and happy. But to make that happen, she must fix her own life first.

Cam Vorelli has loved Hayden since he was in grade school. Always in the friend-zone, he stood on the sidelines, his heart breaking, as she said I do to the wrong man. A man he knew didn’t deserve her, who could never love her as he did. But what could he say? She was marrying into his family. Cam would never break a holy vow much less be disloyal to his kin.

Until he sees the bruises on Hayden. Abuse is a game changer.

Leaving a husband like Tag, who has a hot temper, a badge, and a gun is tricky. When Hayden calls Cam for help, she isn’t trying to lure him into any romantic webs. She needs someone she can trust and knowing her soon-to-be ex fears his former NFL cousin is a bonus.

When Cam comes to her rescue, he isn’t doing it to win her love. He does it because it’s the right thing to do. But if she starts to feel the same for him…couldn’t it be fate?