Author: Christa Maurice

Born in Northeast Ohio, I have lived on four different continents (including both sides of Asia) and traveled extensively. I have met sheikhs, magnates, high ranking politicians and the guy who did the original production paintings for Raiders Of the Lost Ark, but I’m pretty sure the only celebrity who would make me completely tongue tied would be Randolph Mantooth of Emergency!

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Try a Little Tenderness - Hollywood Nights Book 1

Try a Little Tenderness
  • Number: B01MS0PYTU
  • Release: 2017-03-21
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Sometimes you have to try a little harder for what you want.

Taylor Elgin was a child star, but keeping her career as an adult is frustrating. Now executives want to cut her part unless she garners more audience appeal. Her producer has a perfect plan. Match her character up with a fan favorite played by hot guy and terrible actor Ryan Asher. It would be easier to just quit…

Ryan had a crush on Taylor when he was a kid and is thrilled to be partnered with her now. But does a guy carrying the scars of an abusive childhood deserve America’s Little Girl? And then to learn she never wanted to work with him in the first place? There’s no reason to even try…


Love Is... Winter Romance

Love Is... Winter Romance
  • Number: B01MQTGXCZ
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Authors: Mima, Melisse Aires, Christa Maurice, Lyn Brittan, Skye Jones, Lori Whyte, ReGina Welling, Patty MacFarlane, Jayelle Morgan, Megan Matthews
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: House of Doors
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Cuddle up with the 2nd Love Is… anthology - the Winter Romance edition!

Discover thirteen romantic shorts with something for everyone: sweet, sexy, contemporary, paranormal, suspense, historical, and more!

From dragons to soldiers, from first loves to last loves, you’ll find just the right bite-sized story for your taste. Each story is the perfect match for a cup of coffee or a relaxing pause before bed. Whether you want a sweet, tender tale or a spicy read sure to fog up your kindle, we’ve got a story for you.

This compilation includes stories by Skye Jones, Christa Maurice, ReGina Welling, and Lori Whyte. Other authors include: Melisse Aires, Lyn Brittan, Fionn Jameson, Ani Gonzalez, Erin Lynn, Patty MacFarlane, Megan Matthews, Mima, Jayelle Morgan, and Amy Quinton.

All proceeds from this anthology will benefit a non-profit children's literacy program. The anthology is organized by USA Today Bestselling Author Ellis Leigh and Vivienne Westlake


Let Me Be The One - Drawn To The Rhythm Book 4

Let Me Be The One
  • Number: 9781616505561
  • Release: 2015-12-08
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Shine
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A little matchmaking mischief…

 

She’s the girl of his dreams, but she belongs to another man. Still, that doesn’t stop rock star Brian Ellis from standing by Suzi’s side when she needs him most. Or offering her a strong shoulder to lean on when her relationship crashes and burns. But will Brian get burned by the beautiful writer when Suzi goes back to the man she believes she loves?

 

Suzi has always had a crush on Brian, which doesn’t mean she’s ready to risk everything for the sake of a fling. Yet the more time she spends with him, helping the sexy single dad with his kids, she knows there’s more between them than simmering sensual tension. An invitation to join him in the sweet mountain town of Potterville, West Virginia, may be too tempting to resist. But how can Suzi give her heart when she’s already promised herself to another?


Heaven Beside You

Heaven Beside You
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00OZUMI7Y
  • Release: 2015-01-15
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Cassandra Geoffrey runs In The Pines Campground six months of the year and spends the other six alone on the West Virginia mountain. She isn't completely happy with the situation, but she loves her wacky, close-knit hometown, and the man of her dreams doesn't seem to be appearing.

Until he does.

Jason Callisto is the lead guitarist from Touchstone. Two years ago his supermodel girlfriend dumped him in People - in a side bar. Since then he's been impossible to live with. So much so that his manager exiles him to West Virginia before he breaks up the band on the eve of the Grammys.

Cass sees Jason as the adventure of a lifetime. Jason sees Cass as an ego boost.

Can they accept the risk to reach for more?

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Satellite of Love - Drawn to the Rhythm, #1

Satellite of Love
  • Number: B00IPQWZ8G
  • Release: 2014-02-03
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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They love each other. Will the rest of the world let them?

Reluctantly on her way to a blind date, second grade teacher Maureen detours into her mechanic’s garage because her brakes are squeaking. Her regular mechanic isn’t there but his very intriguing brother Michael is. Michael tells her that he can’t let her drive home with her brakes in that condition and offers to take her out to dinner in his 1972 Plymouth Satellite. Maureen can’t believe how instantly and powerfully she’s attracted to this grease monkey and neither can any of her friends, but since he's only going to be in town for a week, she doesn't want to waste an instant.

Except that grease monkey is no grease monkey. He’s Bear D’Amato, rock n’ roll drummer and in a week he’s headed back to get ready for a world tour with his band, Touchstone. When he first meets Maureen, he just wants to go out with her a few times like a normal guy, but as the relationship deepens, he realizes he wants more than just a couple of dates. He wants a lifetime.

Maureen is shocked by his revelation, but she realizes she wants a lifetime too. Now all they have to do is convince the rest of the world.

Content Warning: judgmental people, bad parents and giant fish.


Melody Unchained

Melody Unchained
  • Number: B00IPQWXPQ
  • Release: 2013-03-04
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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A newly freed three-thousand-year-old genie and a widowed cop with baggage. What could go wrong?

Plenty goes wrong when Melody finally gets her wish and is freed from her lamp. With her previous master dead, Melody assumes she's free to pick her next one.

Jerry, the cop who’s trying to help her, isn't going for it. He tried to save his wife from cancer, and failed. Which means he’s no one to depend on. And why does he get all the crazy-lady cases? He doesn't want to run anyone's life, even one belonging to a hot self-professed genie who insists he should be her master.

As Melody learns to become her own master, she also discovers a thing or two about friendship...and dating men. The more independence Melody gains, the more Jerry realizes being needed isn’t such a bad thing, and being wanted feels downright good.

But, is Jerry too late to win Melody from a handsome firefighter?

CONTENT WARNING: Meddling coworkers, complicated bus fare and crime fighting.


Struck By Lightning - Arden FD, #3

Struck By Lightning
  • Number: B00IPQX3XC
  • Release: 2011-11-07
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Sometimes a dream life is really a nightmare.

Rebecca has big plans. She's going to be a famous artist, even if she has to sell her soul to do it. And so far, it's working for her. She's gaining notoriety in local art circles, but the "crap art" she's selling makes her miserable. Ducking into the local fire station during a rainstorm, she finds the perfect way to distract herself--a hot firefighter with a big ego begging to be toyed with.

Dan would be the first to admit he has a big ego, but there's something about Rebecca...

Hunting her down after that first kiss in the rain turns out to be the easy part. Making her happy might be impossible. But Dan is willing to do whatever it takes, including helping her buy back her soul.

Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the uniform. Or maybe Rebecca and Dan were simply struck by lightning.

WARNING: Violent weather, workplace disasters, and life happening despite the best laid plans.


Long Memory - Weaver's Circle, #2

Long Memory
  • Number: B00IPQX27E
  • Release: 2011-05-15
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Who makes memory?

Beth Wilson has been caring for Nonie Bennetti for years. She can see the end looming, but she doesn't expect it to arrive in the form of Nonie's grandson.

James is visiting his grandmother to hide from the publicity of a massive real estate scandal he revealed. While he's there, his mother decides it's a good time to audit Beth's handling of Nonie's finances. James wants to audit something else about Beth, but his mother is relentless. He's not hanging around anyway.

But Beth, and the small town his grandmother lives in, have a lot of appeal. Maybe it's time to stop moving around and start making some memories.

Contents warning: Meddling mothers, medical emergencies and little league games.


Secrets Everybody Knows - Weaver's Circle, #1

Secrets Everybody Knows
  • Number: B00IPQX1NY
  • Release: 2011-02-07
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Love can't flourish in the dark.

Fifteen years ago, Elaine fell in love with Johnny McMannus, the local bad boy. He was nineteen and she was jailbait. To keep them both out of trouble, Johnny left town.

But years later his father's heart attack brings him back to run the family garage. Hoping to reconnect with Elaine, Johnny has to first fix the mess his parent's alcoholism has made of things. Before Johnny can deserve Elaine, he has to salvage his family's reputation, save their home, and rescue the business.

Too bad Elaine doesn't want to be deserved. She wants to be loved. She never got over Johnny and she's done sneaking around with him as they had before. If he can't love her in public, to her way of thinking he doesn't love her enough.

Warning: Nosy neighbors, hypochondriac mothers and underage girls.


Spark of Desire - Arden FD, #2

Spark of Desire
  • Stars
  • Number: B00IPQX0LC
  • Release: 2010-01-04
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Jessica dreams of putting out fires but can she cope with fanning the flames of Kevin’s smoldering heart?

When she turns thirty, Jessica realizes time is running out if she wants to pursue her dream of being a firefighter and paramedic. Kevin offers her the opportunity to make her dream a reality, but both are unprepared for the flames of desire their meeting ignites.

But what’s with Kevin? He flirts with her, then pushes her away. Not that she needs the complication of starting a new job with a reputation anyway. Jessica decides she’ll just concentrate on her training instead of the dreamy guy who can’t make up his mind.

Friends complicate the matter even further, wreaking havoc on Jessica's plans to stay focused solely on her goal. As Jessica’s tests approach, she and Kevin must come to terms with their burgeoning love for each other. Will circumstances snuff their chances for happiness?


Three Alarm Tenant - Arden FD, #1

Three Alarm Tenant
  • Stars
  • Number: B00IPQX0G2
  • Release: 2009-05-04
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Katherine lost one hero in the line of duty -- can she risk loving another?

Katherine Pelham's fiance was a police officer, shot and killed during a robbery. Left with a house she can't afford, she must rent out the first floor to solve her money woes. Before she can finishing putting up the For Rent sign, along comes a man who seems interested in more than just the apartment.

Fireman Jack Connelly is in a bind: he's rescued a dog, and his lease doesn't allow pets. The new apartment would be great. The new landlady, even better...


One Ring to Rule

One Ring to Rule
  • Number: B00IPQX01C
  • Release: 2008-09-01
  • Author: Christa Maurice
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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One spurned editor, one groveling prodigal artist and one hundred thousand eavesdropping fans.

Lindsey Cartwright didn’t set out to become the Wicked Witch of Comics. But then she fell for hot-shot artist Kent Farrington…and got dumped. When he walked out, he left her with no explanation and zero sense of humor.

Kent knows he’s got a hard road ahead if he wants to win Lindsey back. He’ll need to catch her at the perfect time, in the perfect place. What could be better than the biggest comic book convention of the year?

WARNING: Nosy fans, extreme cinnamon buns and vulgar lemons.

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