Author: Petie McCarty

Petie spent a large part of her career working as a biologist at Walt Disney World -- "The Most Magical Place on Earth" -- where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job in order to write her stories full-time.

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.

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Par for Cinderella - The Cinderella Romances Book 3

Par for Cinderella
  • Stars
  • Number: B07FCVB98D
  • Release: 2018-07-25
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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Billionaire Aidan Cross longs to escape his life of celebrity and become a regular guy, if only for a brief time. His chance comes when his yacht breaks down near quaint Cypress Key, Florida—the site of his planned five-star golf resort. The golf resort no one in town wants.

Casey Stuart has given up her dream of escaping to the big city. She refuses to desert her uncle, even when he hires the new stranger in town to replace her at their golf course. Casey vows to steer clear of the stranger called Aidan and the danger their inescapable chemistry provokes. Aidan’s stay is temporary, and falling for him promises only heartbreak.

When Casey discovers Cypress Key’s mayor is making underhanded business deals, she ends up on the wrong side of the powerful autocrat. Aidan steps in to rescue her, but secrets from his past threaten to bogey their newfound relationship.


Duke du Jour - Lords in Time Series, #1

Duke du Jour
  • Number: B077X87J65
  • Release: 2018-01-15
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Jared Langley, present-day Duke of Reston, tumbles into an abandoned fountain on his ducal estate and travels back in time to the year 1816. There, Reston servants and local villagers think him a dead ringer for his namesake and rakehell ancestor—the seventh Duke of Reston, gone missing at the Battle of Waterloo. Unfortunately, Seven got mixed up with French spies out to assassinate the Duke of Wellington, and an unwary Jared ends up in their crosshairs.

Lady Ariana Hart has loved Jared Langley, the seventh Duke of Reston, since she was twelve years old, until the night the rogue broke her heart. Given up for dead, her rakish neighbor makes a miraculous return from Waterloo—only Jared shows up a changed man and reignites all the feelings Ariana had long ago buried.

Jared is in a race against time. He must waylay the suspicions of his quirky servants and neighbors, get to Wellington before the French spies do, fix his fountain—before Seven shows up—so Jared has a way home, and definitely not fall in love with the irresistible Lady Ariana.


Betting on Cinderella - The Cinderella Romances Book 2

Betting on Cinderella
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B0765D15ZD
  • Release: 2017-10-18
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather's casino empire and steps into the reclusive billionaire's shoes as the "Prince of Vegas." His first act is to buy a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes undercover. His prime suspect is the new finance supervisor—the spitfire brunette who stole his heart at first sight.

Andi Ryan moves to Biloxi to care for her godmother and takes a job as finance supervisor for the renovated Bayou Princess casino. She discovers someone is skimming from the till and starts her own investigation, worried she will be blamed for the theft when the new owner discovers her godmother has a gambling addiction.

A rival Vegas competitor has sent a spy in to ruin the Bayou Princess, and Garrett and Andi are forced to work together to prove her innocence and discover the identity of their casino spy.


Cinderella Busted - The Cinderella Romances Book 1

Cinderella Busted
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B018Y6UI9Y
  • Release: 2015-12-16
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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Cinderella's fairy tale moves to Jupiter Island, Florida where Lily Foster, owner of an eclectic landscape nursery, is mistaken for a wealthy socialite by billionaire resort developer Rhett Buchanan. Overdue for a little romance in her life, Lily is anxious for one fabulous date with her handsome prince, so she cultivates her inadvertent masquerade.

Rhett Buchanan has become jaded with the Palm Beach social scene, dominated by scheming women desperate for more money—his money. Rhett falls hard when he meets Lily Foster. She is a breath of fresh air after the smog of gold diggers constantly surrounding him.

For Rhett and Lily, it's love at first sight until her deception comes to light and pitches their relationship into a disastrous tailspin. Well-meaning friends are determined to intercede and resort to inept high jinks to reunite the estranged couple while a wicked ex-girlfriend plays dirty to keep the couple apart.


The SEAL's Angel

The SEAL's Angel
  • Number: B00W0N6NAG
  • Release: 2015-04-12
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Navy SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs.

Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents for safekeeping. No way will Cory trust MacKay -- the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.


Angel to the Rescue

Angel to the Rescue
  • Number: B00H8E88SM
  • Release: 2013-12-09
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Child psychologist Rachel Kelly isn't quite sure how to handle the situation with her newest client -- a six-year-old boy who says he can talk to angels and one is coming to help Rachel. She already has her hands full of trouble this Christmas season, and things quickly take a turn for the worse when a stalker crashes Rachel's Christmas party and takes her young clients hostage.

Police negotiator, Lt. Jake Dillon, walked away from his fiancée Rachel when she suddenly balked at having kids. His kids. Yet as the hostage crisis erupts, Rachel calls Jake first. Now he has a choice to make -- stand back and wait for the cavalry to save Rachel or step in and try to save her himself. Time is running out, and Jake may be their only chance for rescue.

Unless Rachel's little angel-spying client is telling the truth…


No Going Back

No Going Back
  • Number: B00C4HP93K
  • Release: 2013-03-30
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Kellen Brand's inheritance turns out to be a whopper -- one dilapidated farm in West Virginia and one guardian angel. Since no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside, Kellen vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke Kenyon must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family's secrets.

While Kellen has one potential buyer, she faces a town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than once. Unfortunately, Kellen has a penchant for finding trouble. She stumbles onto a clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It's her only hope of staying alive.

Unless her mother really did leave her a guardian angel…


Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day
  • Number: B00AAQCDF4
  • Release: 2012-11-20
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Cody Ryan gets all the action and adventure she hoped for on her vacation when she's partnered with Special Ops Coast Guard Captain Gage Connor in the annual all-male Loon Lake tournament.

Gage Connor needs a break from chasing drug smugglers off the Louisiana coast and heads to Alabama to do some fishing. He lock horns with Cody Ryan the moment he arrives at Loon Lake, and the sensual sparks fly. 

The mayor of Loon makes up his own rules for the private town tournament. His knucklehead son plans to cheat to win the event, and his daughter just plans to cheat to win Gage Connor. 

To further complicate matters, Gage is unaware Colombians stashed uncut diamonds on his borrowed bass boat before he left Louisiana, and they want their diamonds back. The Colombians are playing for keeps and will stop at nothing to retrieve their stash -- even kidnapping.


Everglades

Everglades
  • Number: B0084UTPHM
  • Release: 2012-05-19
  • Author: Petie McCarty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
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Photographer Kayli Heddon is sent on an airboat tour of the Everglades to do a controversial photo-essay for the governor's re-election campaign. The tour's scheduled guide gets sidetracked, and he coerces his cousin -- sugar plantation owner Skye Landers -- into taking his place and guiding the government biologists and photographer on the two-day safari.

Kayli’s ex-boyfriend, Clay Jameson -- the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff -- isn’t buying her story about a routine assignment and shows up unexpectedly to tag along on her tour. Jameson and Landers immediately butt heads, and Kayli can't keep them from bickering anymore than she can quell her mounting agitation with Jameson or her inexplicable attraction to her enigmatic guide. She thinks Landers is just her Seminole airboat guide and wants to call the shots. Landers is used to giving orders, not taking them, and the two lock horns in the famed River of Grass.


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