Author: Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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A Cowboy Never Quits - A Turn Around Ranch novel

A Cowboy Never Quits
  • Number: B07VVS7H7J
  • Release: 2019-12-31
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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These hardworking cowboys give everyone a second chance...

When single mom Jessica Cook is at the end of her rope, she takes her 16-year-old daughter to Turn Around Ranch. The ranch has a great reputation for teen therapy, and Jessica prays there's room there for her and Chloe.

Wade Dawson's first priority is to keep the ranch afloat to help teens and their families. But he can't seem to keep his boundaries when it comes to Jessica—she's talked her way into a job on the ranch so she can stay near her daughter and her tenacity and courage are truly impressive. Not to mention she's a natural beauty and sparks fly whenever he's in her vicinity.

But as one crisis after another befalls the ranch, Wade is going to have to decide whether he can afford to let a woman get under his skin...


Operation Prom Date

Operation Prom Date
  • Stars
  • Number: B06WVJ4LB5
  • Release: 2017-03-13
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
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Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend.

Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences.

The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along?

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains stargazing, accidental swimming, and poker swindling. This kissing practice will melt your ereader...and give you a new couple to ship.


The Bad Boy's Baby - Hope Springs, #3

The Bad Boy's Baby
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B01EROYPEQ
  • Release: 2016-05-16
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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There are certain words that have always described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad. Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who has his eyes.

Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.

Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in order to be the man both girls need.

Each book in the Hope Springs series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


Anatomy of a Player - Taking Shots

Anatomy of a Player
  • Number: B0191K3G1O
  • Release: 2016-01-25
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

This bad boy is about to get played…

After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She's focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.

With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker's looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can't land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he'll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he's in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn't an option. One thing's for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.


Demons of the Sun

Demons of the Sun
  • Number: B014E9F9AI
  • Release: 2015-08-23
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Persephone didn't ask to be the guardian of Hades Dagger, an artifact Hades forged to turn demons into daywalkers and wants back. She didn't ask for the demon blood running through her veins that allows her to touch the thing, either. And she definitely didn't ask for Jax, a cocky Warrior, to barge into her life and proclaim himself her bodyguard. Suddenly, she has to deal with all three, along with an increase in demon attacks and the fact that members of the Order of Zeus keep turning up dead.

When demons tell Persephone that she's one of them, she's appalled—and a little intoxicated by the power she feels when they call her their queen. Telling Jax about her demon side might turn him away from her forever, but something bad is brewing, and if Persephone doesn't figure out something, and soon, she'll be responsible for unleashing Hell on Earth.


Crazy for the Competition - Hope Springs

Crazy for the Competition
  • Number: B00XTX1TH8
  • Release: 2015-06-09
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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The road to trouble is paved with sweet temptation...

Always the rebel in her ultra-conservative family, Quinn Sakata dreams of quitting her dad's real-estate business and restoring the old Mountain Ridge Bed and Breakfast in her hometown of Hope Springs. Except that Quinn's not the only person bidding on it. Worse still, her competitor is her high school crush, Heath Brantley, who is all kinds of ripped, tattooed hotness...

So much for her "nice, conservative boys" rule.

Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won't give in without a fight - even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor's mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he's in deep trouble. Because it's inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.


Getting Lucky Number Seven

Getting Lucky Number Seven
  • Number: B00UFT476O
  • Release: 2015-04-28
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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What's your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"?with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7...


Losing Romeo

Losing Romeo
  • Number: B00QJ2TO1Y
  • Release: 2015-01-05
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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When Rosaline Capulet takes a pill Romeo Montague gave to her in a love letter and goes to the Capulet party to find him, the last place she hopes she’ll end up is jail. Before taking the drugs Romeo gave her, Rosaline had always followed the rules. So she doesn’t understand how her only mistake lands her a one-way trip to Middle of Nowhere, Arkansas. Forced to live with her aunt, the threat of military school hanging over her head, she’s sure she’s ruined her life—all over a boy who disappeared from the party with her cousin Juliet.

Bryson Mercer’s motocross career was destroyed the night he was attacked, his knee shattered. Now he can no longer race, the thing he loved most in the world, and has to walk with the help of a cane. He’s kept to himself for a long time, but then Rosaline moves in next door with her aunt. Even though Bryson’s sure the girl’s trouble, as well as out of his league, he can’t deny his attraction to her.

The more time Rosaline and Bryson spend together, the closer they get, and they both find themselves doing the one thing they said they’d never do again—fall for someone. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is igniting the Capulet and Montague feud back in Verona, and people are getting killed over it. Rosaline’s starting to think losing Romeo was the best thing that could’ve happened to her. But when the words she speaks to Juliet lead to a chain of devastating events, the repercussions might not only tear her family apart, but also make it impossible for her and Bryson to be together.


Second Chance Ranch - Hope Springs #1

Second Chance Ranch
  • Number: B00N04PCKG
  • Release: 2014-09-15
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A sweet category romance from Entangled's Bliss imprint...

 Sometimes love is right where you left it. Sadie Hart has a plan: return to her small town of Hope Springs so she can regain her confidence—and bank account—before giving one more shot to her country music dream. The dream that means more to her than anything. The dream she chose over her high school sweetheart, the brooding and sinfully handsome Royce Dixon. Royce has moved on from his memories of the beautiful Sadie. Now he’s focused solely on running Second Chance Ranch, where he rehabilitates troubled teens through ranch work. But when he needs a new employee and Sadie’s the only one to volunteer, he has no choice but to offer his old flame a job. Whether riding a horse with the wind in her hair or mucking out the stalls, Sadie can still get Royce’s heart beating like no one else. But Nashville is her dream, and Royce can’t settle for second best.


An Officer and a Rebel - Accidentally in Love, #2.5

An Officer and a Rebel
  • Number: B00LRXRO0I
  • Release: 2014-07-28
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually!

Doing the wrong thing has never felt so right...

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover stranded in a snowstorm is his brother's ex—and former town rebel—Kelsey Cooper. His complete opposite in every way, Kelsey’s the girl he never allowed himself to want. But when she agrees to stay with him until the storm passes, he definitely finds himself wanting the gorgeous, tattooed woman. Too bad Nate’s sure his brother is still in love with her…

Kelsey had only meant to drive through her tiny hometown, not end up spending time there. With a cop. But despite her issues with authority figures, even she can admit Mr. Serious looks pretty hot in his uniform. Unfortunately, she’s sworn off relationships—and she’ll never be the girl for a nice guy.


Ready to Wed

Ready to Wed
  • Number: B00H0V06UG
  • Release: 2014-07-22
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.

Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.

But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance, and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?


Resolution - Cipher Series, #3

Resolution
  • Number: B00ILIP85A
  • Release: 2014-02-22
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Summer Davis has gotten good at her Cipher job, helping people resolve problems with their loved ones before they die, but it’s taken a toll on her personal life, and she’s not sure she’ll ever recover from her breakup with Troy. Especially now that his music career has taken off and his band’s songs are inescapable.

A new guy makes Summer think she might finally be able to move on, but she’s not going to make the same mistake she made with her last relationship—she’s careful to keep her Cipher side a secret from Harper. But when Troy comes back to town and the Angel of Death assigns her a new job that directly involves him, keeping secrets starts wreaking havoc on her relationship and her job. And with death looming around the corner, and the stakes higher than ever, failure just isn’t an option.


Resisting the Hero - An Accidentally in Love Novel

Resisting the Hero
  • Stars
  • Number: B00HFUJMLG
  • Release: 2014-01-13
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Faith Fitzpatrick isn’t looking for a hero. Burned one too many times in the past, she’s now sworn them off completely. And when her brother’s best friend, Connor, convinces him to join the dangerous SWAT team, Faith has never been more anti-hero. What’s wrong with having a safe job? There’s nothing safe about Connor. Confident, sexy, and sporting a six-pack that should be illegal, he’s everything she doesn’t want.

When his best friend’s sister moves to town, local cop Connor Maguire knows he’s in trouble. Faith is feisty, funny, and talks trash like nobody’s business. She’s also his partner’s sister—and so totally off limits. Working on the Fall Festival together, they agree to a truce and become friends. But the more time Connor spends with Faith, the more he’s willing to risk the wrath of her brother. If he could only convince her to take a risk on him, too.


Stranded with a Hero

Stranded with a Hero
  • Number: B00G1IWYK4
  • Release: 2013-11-11
  • Authors: Karen Erickson, Coleen Kwan, Roxanne Snopek, Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Getting snowed in never felt so good as boundaries are crossed, opposites attract, and friends discovering more promise a Christmas no one will ever forget. Loving Mindy by Karen Erickson

Mindy can’t believe she's stuck with her ex–best friend—and the man whose heart she broke years ago—for the holidays, though the tension between them is more than enough to keep them warm. Josh Powers never forgot Mindy, but he can’t risk his heart a second time. White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan

Naomi’s sworn off men like Aaron—rich, cocky, and dismissive of holiday traditions. Aaron decided to spend Christmas in sunny Australia to avoid snowy New York, not to fall for the woman his best friend warned him away from. But when a volcano grounds him, Aaron and Naomi's relationship becomes eruptive. An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover in a snowstorm is his brother's ex and former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper. She’s his complete opposite and totally off-limits, but as they wait out the storm together, all he can think is how he wishes she'd stay forever. Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek

Frankie Sylva was determined to free the reindeer cruelly held for a holiday roadshow, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he’d be the one to be rescued.


Cinderella Screwed Me Over

Cinderella Screwed Me Over
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00BMKFPL6
  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.

Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?

Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.


Rift - The Cipher Series, #2

Rift
  • Number: B00FB3YRTG
  • Release: 2013-09-19
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Summer Davis is a Cipher, a person chosen to help people resolve problems with their loved ones before they die. She’s just gotten her second job when weirder-than-usual things start happening. There seems to be a rift between her and the afterlife, and she’s seeing things she shouldn’t, including people who have already passed on. As she struggles to help her new assignment, Liam, make amends with his incarcerated father, she finds it hard to balance being a high school student, Cipher, and girlfriend.

Troy’s been nothing but supportive, but Summer can see her secret weighs on him, and she worries the more she tells him, the sooner he’ll decide he can’t deal with her freaky life. But when a murderer is thrown into the mix, and the girl he killed keeps asking Summer for help, she’ll risk everything to make sure the guy gets what he deserves.


Cipher - The Cipher Series, #1

Cipher
  • Number: B00E0XN04G
  • Release: 2013-07-18
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.

It’s nearly impossible to get through to Ashlyn, who surrounds herself with chess nerds and geeks and makes it clear she doesn’t want to be friends. Desperate to complete her Cipher task before it’s too late, Summer turns to Troy, the guy who’s always been there for her and one of the few people she can trust. With his help, she makes progress. In fact, the closer she gets to Ashlyn and her friends, the more she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs.

As the clock starts running down on Ashlyn’s life, Summer decides to change her objective. She’s going to save her new friend before it’s too late—even if it means messing with fate.


Act Like You Love Me - Accidentally In Love, #2

Act Like You Love Me
  • Number: B00CNTSV7K
  • Release: 2013-06-10
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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What would you do for a second chance at your first crush?Brynn McAdams isn't the awkward geek she was in high school--she's grown up and confident, or at least she tries to be. But when her old crush, the impossibly handsome and impossibly unattainable Sawyer Raines, comes back to town to direct her community play, Brynn finds herself determined to be the glamorous girl she knows he'd want, not the shy girl he doesn't even recognize. Good thing she's an excellent actress.

After his bad breakup in NYC, the last thing Sawyer wants is to get involved with another actress. But the poised and beautiful Brynn draws him in, even though as her director, he knows she's off-limits. The few glimpses he gets of the goofy, carefree Brynn just makes her feel...familiar. Like home.

As Brynn's lies start to snowball, she struggles to stop acting and come clean. But what if Sawyer is already falling for the fake Brynn, not the Brynn she truly is?


Falling For Her Fiance - Accidentally In Love, #1

Falling For Her Fiance
  • Number: B00BFQ7C0E
  • Release: 2013-01-14
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove to her boss that she’s worthy of the promotion he seems to only want to give to a family-oriented employee. But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop. There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall?


All the Broken Pieces

All the Broken Pieces
  • Number: B00R69XLKY
  • Release: 2012-12-11
  • Author: Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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What if your life wasn't your own?Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?


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