Author: Cristal Ryder

An expressionist through words and art from a young age, Cristal read her first romance at age twelve. Taylor Caldwell introduced her to passion and romance that fuelled a craving to read anything she could get her hands on. Reading long into the night until her father shouted for her to turn off the light.

Cristal wrote her first story at fifteen and spent many hours escaping into worlds she created on the walk to and from high school. Now, ready to experience all life has to offer, Cristal tempts her readers and takes them on journeys of passion to vivid locations with squirm-in-your-seat plots. The combination of artistic talent with her gift for the written word helps Cristal bring to life the characters and stories she weaves.

Cristal lives in a small Canadian town, is a single mom of two college-aged sons and, yes, they do fly home after their initial excitement of leaving the nest! Along with her writing, Cristal works full time in the law enforcement field, loves horses, the outdoors and will jet off at any given opportunity to see the world. Cristal is multi-published and excited to be an Ellora’s Cave author.

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Messier Than Ever - A Fondled and Gobbled Anthology

Messier Than Ever
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419946004
  • Release: 2013-07-31
  • Authors: Amy Ruttan, Cristal Ryder, Piper Trace, Justin Whitfield
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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His plan was to find a mate to give him offspring, not to bear the children himself! Can a centuries-old city vampire and a honky-tonk country honey accept each other’s unusual sexual needs? The perfect dream lover is definitely too good to be true, especially when you’ve been drinking in an Irish pub. What’s a male erotic dancer actually thinking during that lap dance?

If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

An Exotika® erotica anthology from Ellora’s Cave


Going Back for Seconds - A Fondled and Gobbled Anthology

Going Back for Seconds
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419944888
  • Release: 2013-02-26
  • Authors: Amy Ruttan, Sasha Devlin, Cristal Ryder, A.M. Griffin
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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The virgin whose carefully planned hymen removal doesn’t work out the way all the romance novels told her it would. A busty broad doing what she can to get over her penis anxiety—assisted by a cadre of male strippers. A not-so-bright (and not so “big”) alien who comes to claim his life mate, and the Earth girl who wants to be claimed at all costs. A cursed, mute shapeshifter who needs to pop his cherry with his unsuspecting fated mate.

If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

You can read even more erotic spoofs and goofs in Fondled and Gobbled: Someone Had To Do It.


Plus One

Plus One
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419944352
  • Release: 2013-01-10
  • Author: Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Erotica
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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A girls’ night out for a pole dance workshop at her friend’s upscale sex club takes a wild turn for normally timid Karen. She knew what to expect, but not how far she’d be willing to go.

Rob comes to Desire After Dark as a plus one. His only expectation is visual stimulation, not participation. But that soon changes when he spots the buttoned-up-to-there beauty hanging around on the sidelines.

Thrown together, Karen and Rob find the sexual heat between them undeniable. Surrounded by twosomes and moresomes, they step on an unexpected and steamy path. But when another joins in, they have a plus one of their own.

An Exotika ® erotica story from Ellora’s Cave


Rock-Hard Heat - Naughty Nooners

Rock-Hard Heat
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419941405
  • Release: 0001-01-01
  • Author: Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Unable to stay away from her sexy cowboy, Jenna flies back to him and the Colorado Rockies. A part of her stayed in the wild and rugged west after she left and she wants to rekindle their passion. And uncover the potential riches hidden in this majestic landscape.

Chet sets out to mine a special place in Jenna’s heart with love and their undeniable chemistry. Their steamy affair has Jenna searching for more than gold in the mountains—she wants Chet’s rock-hard love, anywhere she can get it.

Publisher’s Note: While Rock-Hard Heat can be read as a standalone, for maximum enjoyment, we recommend reading Elemental Heat first.(Short-Short Story)


Public Displays of Eroticism

Public Displays of Eroticism
  • 5 Stars
  • Number:
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Authors: Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport, Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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The secret fantasy, sex in a public place. One couple's sexual antics at a local park inspires four other couples to bare it all in the open air.


Elemental Heat

Elemental Heat
  • Number: 9781419940217
  • Release: 2012-05-16
  • Author: Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Jenna takes a big risk and decides to live in the moment. After months of communication by social media, she accepts an invitation to Colorado where she finally meets her cowboy. Burned by past romances, Jenna is determined to move on and goes with one goal in mind—a booty call with a tall, dark, sexy cowboy.

Chet is a romantic at heart and when Jenna arrives, he knows there’s more to her than a pretty face and a hot body. A casual fling won’t do. He’s smitten and decides to woo her the old-fashioned way with time and patience. And of course, hot sex.

Their chemistry is elemental and they come together with heat that sears the snowy peaks. When Mother Nature steps in, Jenna is forced to face the feelings she’s tried so hard to keep buried and Chet has to draw on his mountain skills to save the woman he has come to love.

Book Length: Short Novel


Switch Me Up

Switch Me Up
  • Number: 9781419938740
  • Release: 2012-03-16
  • Author: Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Steve wasn’t sure how finding a match on a dating site could have gone so wrong—or was it so right? Younger than him by ten years, Clare exudes confidence, sexuality and an erotic allure that leaves no room for misinterpretation. She wants him. And he wants nothing more than to bury himself in her heat. But Clare comes with some baggage. Literally. Once his predatory minx breaks open the suitcase and the toys come out, Steve knows he’s in for the wildest ride of his life.


Being Bound

Being Bound
  • Number: B007A26G4K
  • Release: 2012-02-20
  • Author: Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Sometimes reality is so much better than fantasy.

A man used to getting what he wants, Tom Rourke doesn’t take being discarded lightly. Smarting from rejection, Rourke decides the complication of women is distracting him from his goal. He refocuses his energy into ownership of the Black Phantom, where he meets Heather Canyon. Drawn into her erotic web, he can’t get her out of his mind. But can he trust her? The only way to know is to experience her first hand.

Dominatrix Heather Canyon is looking for a new beginning, and a safe place where she can let her talents shine. Rourke’s proposition is the perfect opportunity. She must test him to ensure they are the right fit for and challenges him at every turn. She isn’t looking for a partner, but has she found her match with Rourke?


Hot Fusion - Oh, Canada!

Hot Fusion
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419936333
  • Release: 2011-10-07
  • Author: Cristal Ryder
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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After fleeing her hometown years ago, Kara Sinclair has returned to breathe life back into the bakery her deceased grandmother left behind. She has a history in this town—one that involves her one true love. A boy she’d thought she’d give her life to before circumstance got in the way. She needs to focus on her task, but one look at Maxwell Stone and all the old feelings return. And it isn’t long before she can think of nothing else but reigniting the passion they once shared.

Max never understood what drove Kara away all those years ago, and once she returns to their Canadian hometown, he’s hell bent on getting her back into his life…and his bed. But when he uncovers the reason she left him behind, he must decide if he can move on from the past and trust his heart with the only woman he’s ever loved.