Casey Dawes writes and quilts on the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Montana where she spends far too much time watching wildlife from her "woman cave." She shares her peaceful abode with a husband she adores and two cats who think they own the joint.
In her previous "lives" she's been a medical records secretary, stagehand, college professor, junior high teacher on an Indian Reservation, Montessori teacher in Brooklyn, temp in businesses in New York City, a database guru for several fortune 500 companies, business and life coach. She's lived in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York City, Pennsylvania and California. With these varied careers, four step-children and two boys of her own, she has plenty to write about!
She's written three non-fiction books. California Sunset was her first romantic fiction book.
A passionate believer in the healing power of love, Casey knows that anyone can find the love he or she deserves and wants. Her characters can show you how.
Leaving behind her stifling Texas roots, Sue Anne Devereaux plans to open a chocolate shop in her new hometown of Missoula, Montana. She's busy as a bee, joining the women's business league and drumming up new customers. But there's one big distraction: Zach Crippen--the kind of good-looking devil who makes her question if chocolate alone can give her life the sweetness it needs.
Security guard Zach can't wait to finish his penance at Missoula's tiny airport, where he was banished after he made a mistake at a larger airport. He'll do anything it takes to get back his reputation and move on to a metropolitan assignment. A casual fling--no strings attached--would be fine with him, but the quirky woman who makes the best chocolate he's ever tasted deserves more than he can give her.
Will their dreams cost them a chance at the future, or can they find a way to have their chocolate and eat it, too?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Variety is the spice of life, so check out these ten diverse romances featuring multicultural heroes and heroines that you’ll adore. With a wide array of cultures and heritages reflected in these emotional love stories, this collection offers passion and pleasure in vibrant, living color.
Making It Real: After five years in prison, Kareem Henderson is starting his life over and his barbershop is thriving. But the road back is rough, and he never expected his second chance to come from sexy female barber Neecie Baldwin.
Hiding Places: Mona Smith is on the run to avoid getting mixed up in some dirty business with a drug kingpin. Will she find escape or more trouble in unexpected savior Linc Dray’s arms?
My Nora: Matthew Vogel considers painter Manora Frederickson the perfect neighbor—unfortunately, she only has eyes for her artwork. How can he convince her to take a chance on love?
Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. A little romance might be just what the doctor orders.
Nothing’s Sweeter than Candy: Brice Coleman is proud to be a player until he meets Candace Brown, who doesn’t believe in Prince Charming. What’s a fellow got to do to heal his woman’s broken heart?
Final Mend: Jake Inman needs a private investigator to track down his kidnapped goddaughter. Winona Wall left the PI game, but now to save herself she must team up with Jake—and avoid love at all costs.
California Sunrise: Dr. Raúl Mendez finds himself drawn to single mother Alicia Fuentes, but their blossoming relationship must withstand the political and personal battles that lie in wait.
Running Interference: An offensive linewoman for the Cleveland Clash, Tanya Martin is determined to save her father’s gym, even if it means calling in a favor from her former friend, Super Bowl MVP Cam Simmons.
Singapore Fling: Lalita Evans has three weeks to jet across eight countries and prove her worth as the next CEO in the family business. The problem is, she also has to take along Jeremy Lakewood, the new director of marketing. Which comes first: love or career?
Island Pursuits: Former U.S. Marine Adrian Mendez returns to his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago only to run into a feisty island goddess with one flaw—she has no love of anything military.
When Alicia Fuentes walks into Dr. Raul Mendez's treatment room, something about the plucky single mom stirs his personal interest. After he diagnoses her son, Luis, on the autism spectrum, Raul takes a chance and offers support beyond the doctor's office, hoping friendship might become more.
Grateful for the help, Alicia is tempted by her new pediatrician's kindness, consistency, and attractiveness, but she has no room in her life for a serious relationship. She's juggling a part-time job and classes at the local community college to get her life back on track and pursue a cosmetology career.
Between his busy medical practice and his desire to help his family, who was deported when he was a teen, return to the United States, Raul doesn't have time for anything or anyone else, either. But his heart won't be denied.
Hope of a new life arises for them both, but fate and prejudice could threaten their newfound bond. Can their blossoming relationship withstand the political and personal battles that lie in wait?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Four sweet Christmas stories from your favorite romance authors to warm your heart for the holidays.
Christmas Wishes-Danica Winters
Christmas at Central Bark-Jennifer Conner
Christmas Hope-Casey Dawes
When Sarah Ladina purchased an old Victorian in Costanoa with plans to turn it into a high-end destination inn, she had no idea life could get so complicated. Well, maybe she did. As an unwed pregnant woman who couldn’t cook, she had her work cut out for her. A good-looking disabled veteran, a doctor who orders modified bed rest, and an ex who’s trying to get back into her life make her wonder if she’ll ever be able to stand on her own and open the inn in time for her mother’s best friend’s wedding.
After returning from duty in the Middle East wounded in both body and spirit, Hunter Evans is in search of employment and a home, but finding a job has been tough and housing doesn’t come cheap in Costanoa, the town that he loves the most on the California Coast. Can he strike a deal with the pretty innkeeper to trade a room for handy work?
Single mother Elizabeth Ladina is done with men. From her father on down, all they want to do is control her life.
Deciding to take her life into her own hands, she ends her five-year relationship and goes to Italy to visit Liguria, her family’s original home and rediscover the thrill of being on her own. A visit to an upscale skin care boutique in Italy inspires her. Dreaming she could create an upscale lotion line that is splashed across the pages of the best glossy fashion magazines, she’s eager to get home to California and make her vision into reality.
Italian Marcos Gamari has one goal in life - to create the world’s finest wine from the best vineyards in the world. His vineyards in Italy and France are producing prime wines that are already garnering awards and he has no time or desire for romance in his life. Emotional entanglements only lead to pain. His ex-wife had proved that.
Still, when he sees the pretty American eating alone in a hotel dining room in Liguria, he’s compelled to strike up a conversation, which leads to dinner and Elizabeth’s invitation to see the vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains near her home in California. She claims they are equal, and cheaper, than anything he’ll find in Napa, his original destination.
Sparks fly when they meet again in Costanoa. Elizabeth and Marcos are determined to maintain their single-track focus on their businesses. But can they keep romance out of their lives forever?
Divorced mother Annie Gerhard meets rugged new bookstore owner John Johnson at the worst possible time in her life. Her high tech company is threatening to lay her off if she doesn’t move from California to New Jersey and her 15-year-old son David is causing trouble. The recession has hit Silicon Valley hard and there are no jobs for a middle manager, even if she hates what she does. And this is no time for romance, no matter how good the man looks in his jeans.
John has escaped Montana memories of a deceased wife and betraying girlfriend by buying an independent bookstore in California. He’s got bigger problems than falling for a spunky woman with control issues. Keeping a bookstore afloat in a recession and finding a home where he can stable his horse are all he can handle right now.
Unless . . .
John and Annie must both face their pasts in order to greet the future. Can they risk it?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors