Susan Griscom

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Author: Susan Griscom

I daydream often. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster; though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.

The craft of writing, although dormant for years, never really left me. Many years later, and with the help of technology, I let my imagination run wild again.

Born in a small town in Pennsylvania, I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns. I tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky. I read all genres but I love reading paranormal romance and like writing in that genre.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running.

I live in Northern California with my very romantic husband, my small yippy dog, Riley, and my humungous black cat, Saké. My family consists of his and her children; four wonderful sons, one beautiful daughter, and seven grandchildren. My greatest love in life is my family and those large and ever growing holiday dinners.

I enjoy traveling. I hate running, but do it once in a while. Reading and writing are my favorite pastimes.

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Wet Kisses - The Sectorium Series, #5

Wet Kisses
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B079LQJDP8
  • Release: 2018-03-20
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Pisces

Adrian Marlowe is a dolphin-shifter who can shift into a dragon, a new and dangerous development to his shifter abilities. Now he’s gone from wealthy CEO to man on a mission: Figure out how to tame the dragon before it destroys him.

Landing the job as the new project manager in charge of the interior design of Waterscape’s new underwater hotel is Reese Briden’s dream job come true. Until she meets the sexy CEO and escaping the sexual tension that arises between them becomes impossible. Adrian could be the perfect lover. Except for one flaw. Well, maybe it’s not really a flaw, more of an inconvenience, because he is her boss.

Reese is feisty, beautiful and confident, and she might even be Adrian’s mate, except…she doesn’t know about the dragon. Now he has to decide whether to reveal himself or risk losing both her and his corporation. However, he just might lose himself if he lets the dragon consume him.


Possessed by a Vampire - Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 4

Possessed by a Vampire
  • Number: B0718VGPBV
  • Release: 2017-05-25
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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They possess the power to make their dreams come true—but it won’t be easy.

Preston Knight—Elvis to his friends—loves being a vampire. The night he was turned was the first step to him becoming the kind of man he always hoped to be. Now, he’s a rock star. What could be better? But the one thing that would make his world complete is just out of reach. The woman he yearns for has some serious secrets, and despite him knowing that she wants him just as much as he wants her, she won’t let him in.

Lily Grey never asked to be a vampire. The choice was taken from her eons ago, and things never improved. Now, she finds herself peddling drugs on the streets of San Francisco and playing the part of doting wife to a possessive and sadistic vampire with delusions of grandeur. But family means everything to Lily, and she’s willing to sacrifice everything for it…even her one chance at happiness with the sexy-as-sin vampire who sets her heart ablaze.

When one night of passion opens the door for a century of secrets to be revealed, Lily and Preston must fight for not only what they believe in but also what they love.


Broken Wide Open - A Sand and Sunset Novel

Broken Wide Open
  • Number: B01NAJ85PD
  • Release: 2017-02-09
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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When your heart is broken, sometimes all you need is a gentle smile.

Grace Davidson didn’t have the smoothest childhood, but now, years later, she’s ready to start her new life with her amazing new husband—until she discovers his infidelity…with her best friend. Hurt and betrayed, Grace takes off alone for the exotic resort where she should be spending her honeymoon, only to realize it’s as lonely as it sounds. Until her hunky next-door neighbor says hello.

Leo was just a man Grace met while enjoying her un-honeymoon. They became friends, but that’s it. Yet even after she returns home, she can’t get him out of her head. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Starting over in a new town after finding her dream job, Grace suddenly runs in to Leo in the last place she expects. But is he the man she believes him to be? Or is her heart in danger of being broken wide open?


Rocked by a Vampire - Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 3

Rocked by a Vampire
  • Number: B01I60NCT6
  • Release: 2016-07-27
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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2017 Roné 1st runner up in the Paranormal Short Category.

He’s dangerously sexy, insufferably arrogant, rude, and complicated as hell, yet what he reveals to her makes it impossible to stay angry and she can’t stop her growing desire for him.

Lane, the younger twin of two powerful and sexy vampires, has always walked in his brother’s shadow. And for good reason. There are monsters that plague his mind. Demons that once destroyed him. Broke him. Now, his desire for Vanessa torments him, igniting those revenants whenever he thinks of her. He’s desired her for months, but he hates what she is—what she stands for. Can the witch he loathes be the one to tame his demons, or will she only send him farther into hell?

He wants to claim her, own her until he discovers something about her he has no choice but to admire, and when she lets down her guard, all he wants to do is comfort her—love her.

Vanessa has her own fears to conquer. A witch by birthright, she’s powerful yet vulnerable. How the hell will she be able to help Lane defeat his demons if she can’t overcome her own?

They rock each other's worlds, but when evil comes knocking at their door, someone will need to die or they’ll lose each other forever.


Captivated by a Vampire - Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 2

Captivated by a Vampire
  • Number: B01EO2C8HW
  • Release: 2016-05-06
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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She's a vampire. He's human and the best investigative reporter in the city. Their worlds mix as well as oil and water, but their attraction to each other is electric.

Josh Barrett knows his priorities—reporting the news as quickly and accurately as possible by day, drinking himself into a self-loathing stupor by night. His workaholic tendencies can’t completely mask the broken, depressed man he is inside. The horrific night that changed his life forever and left him broken-hearted and alone is forever fresh in his thoughts. But the torture is no less than he deserves. Until a beautiful, sexy, and utterly mysterious woman enters his life and changes everything. Chelle is absolutely enchanting, her allure captivating and the reporter in him is determined to learn all of her secrets.

Newly turned vampire Chelle Masterson only wants to find her place. Her unrequited love and devotion for her maker Lane has left Chelle broken, vowing to never fall for any man again. She’s determined to find her way in the scary new world of the immortals and begs for the chance to prove herself—to prove that she’s capable of surviving without the others. Unfortunately, she meets trouble head-on with her very first victim and ends up face to face with a very charming and handsome stranger. He seems to only want to help, but can she trust him?

As Josh slowly wins Chelle over, she decides to utilize his skills as a reporter to help uncover her past—a dark past that she cannot remember, but one she desperately needs to learn. Being around him is addicting, their connection undeniable, and she finds her will to keep him at arm’s-length dwindling.

The simple act of a Good Samaritan spirals into an obsession—much more than either of them thought possible. Their love becomes unfathomable, but it may not be enough to overcome the hurdles standing in their way…

*This read is recommended for ages 18+ due to mature content.


Beautifully Undone - The Beaumont Brothers, #3

Beautifully Undone
  • Number: B019D8U85G
  • Release: 2016-01-20
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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He was broken.

Full of hate and sorrow.

Asher Beaumont never asked for much in life. All he wanted was to play his guitar, write music, and be recognized and loved by his father. Unfortunately, that last desire was never realized. The bastard died when Asher was just a kid. Then thirteen years later, his mother dies of a brain tumor, shattering him even more and leaving him hating everyone around him, except for his two best friends, Melody Stevens and her brother, Teddy.

Melody Stevens has crushed on her best friend, Asher Beaumont her entire life. But it’s always been a secret passion. Never something she’d act upon. But when she tells Asher she’s prepared—and determined—to lose her virginity to a guy he considers to be nothing more than a cad who sleeps with anything that wears a skirt, her best friend offers her a proposition she can’t really refuse.

When Asher stumbles across a letter left by his mother before her death, begging him to seek out his half-brothers, he and Melody begin a journey of discovery. Their travels lead them to the two brothers he has spent his life despising because they had the life he always wanted. While on their trip, they discover a miracle they never, ever considered.

A Stand-alone, third book in The Beaumont Brothers series with a HEA for Adults 18+


Tempted by a Vampire - Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 1

Tempted by a Vampire
  • Number: B014RK58VE
  • Release: 2015-10-27
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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Enter a world of temptation and lust, where rock stars are not only gorgeous and sexy, but they're also vampires.

Cian DeMarco, has lived in his beautiful mansion overlooking both the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean for the past seventy of his two-hundred and twenty years of existence. Happily--or so he thought, preying on a different woman as often as his heart desires. But when Magdalena sits down at one of the front-row tables in Club Royal where he and his band mates perform once a week, the scent of her blood has him completely undone and he's unable to contain his desire for her.

Magdalena De la Rosa has a new job and a gorgeous apartment in San Francisco. Everything is just the way she's imagined it could be... until she and her girlfriend find their way into an up scale night club and she's suddenly swept off her feet by a member of the rock band. Mesmerized by his gaze, his scent penetrates and embraces every cell of her body and she can't deny her own desires for him.

A temptation they can't resist, leads to a future they never imagined as sparks ignite between the two until a threat from Cian's past returns to wreak havoc on Cian's and Magdalena's lives.

Will the desire to be together outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe?

Buy Tempted by a Vampire to start this sexy adventure today!


A Gypsy's Kiss - The Sectorium Series, #4

A Gypsy's Kiss
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00V7DMMLY
  • Release: 2015-05-11
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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Breena Cassidy

Cursed with what could be one of the worst supernatural abilities imaginable, Breena has never had the luxury of falling in love. Hell, she's never even held a guy's hand. At only twenty-two years old, she's just about given up on the whole love thing. After all, when you can see twelve hours of someone's future by a simple touch, and they, in turn, can see what you see, well... relationships are sort of out of the question. Her gigs performing psychic readings at parties, and the occasional one-on-one private appointment are just about Breena's only connection with people. No matter how much she might wish otherwise.

Hawk Covington

Hawk's hard body and skill have earned him a starting position on the Pioneer's college hockey team. But it's not his talent with a hockey stick that's the most remarkable. His gorgeous two-colored eyes not only draw the attention of every female on campus, they also allow him to track people and objects. But when he suddenly finds himself stalked by a stranger, he seeks out the help of the rumored, "campus gypsy" for help.

Despite his vow to stay single and play as many college women as he can while the fun lasts, Hawk can't ignore his attraction to the lovely and spirited Breena. And she can't get the hunky star hockey player out of her mind once a single touch of his hand reveals something utterly strange. Surrounded by mystery, they realize that fate has brought them together for a reason, but can they stay alive long enough to recognize the depth of their feelings for one another?


Beautifully Used - The Beaumont Brothers, #2

Beautifully Used
  • Number: B00MS79OTG
  • Release: 2014-09-20
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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Sex with no strings. That's the way Brodie Beaumont likes it. He uses women and they use him...

Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. A past he doesn't like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn't really cared. Until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life.

Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn't exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie's brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together whether she liked it or not.

As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of over coming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?


Beautifully Wounded - The Beaumont Brothers, #1

Beautifully Wounded
  • Number: B00IPOCDXU
  • Release: 2014-02-27
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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Sometimes the only way to salvation... is to take a leap of faith.

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming, carefree sort of guy. When the mysterious Lena Benton walks into his bar looking scared and defeated, it's not something he can ignore. He's immediately consumed by concern for her and driven by his desire to help. She's just so beautiful. So wounded.

After being shuffled from one foster home to another growing up, Lena Benton dreamt of finding her prince charming. When the captivating Troy Harington sweeps her off her feet shortly after high school graduation, she's certain she's found her happiness. Unfortunately, Troy's true colors surface shortly after their marriage and things turn ugly. Lena only has one choice. She has to leave him. She has to run... 

Lena's escape has brought her to Jackson, and he clearly wants to be there for her, but can she trust anyone again after what she's gone through? And will Jackson be able to help her heal without losing his heart?


ALLUSIVE Aftershock

ALLUSIVE Aftershock
  • Number: B00AQ9LF72
  • Release: 2013-11-25
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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A Young Adult Romance - Earthquake Survival, love, friendship and betrayal

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max—her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet—hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?


Tame the Flame - The Sectorium Series, #3

Tame the Flame
  • Number: B00GAS0OFW
  • Release: 2013-11-19
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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A Whisper Cape Book

"He lost his memory. She lost him."

In a town full of magic, mayhem, and murder, magical side effects aren't unheard of. Unfortunately, it's Addison's lover, Cael who is affected, and the fallout is significant. As a result of some mind-altering misfire, Cael no longer remembers Addison or the love they shared; he's only aware of his duty to his mentor and the Sectorium.

Addie's family and friends think she should keep the past a secret so Cael won't feel pressured into having feelings he can't remember, but Addie is crushed. She's not only lost her lover - the man with whom she shared a passion so intense it was one for the ages - but someone has stolen a powerful magical artifact that she was tasked with protecting. Her world has literally been turned upside-down, and her friend Aiden showing an inordinate amount of interest in her isn't helping.

Can Addie and Cael work together to uncover the secret of the missing crystal and stop it from falling into the wrong hands while rekindling their passion, or does fate have other things in store for them?

Previously published as A Secret Fate,and has been given a new title and new cover to better manifest the true spirit of the book.


Reflect the Flame - The Sectorium Series, #2

Reflect the Flame
  • Number: B009NNHMXS
  • Release: 2012-10-07
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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A Whisper Cape Book

Murder and mystery befall the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal around every corner…

Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her. Now that she’s pregnant with his child, he’s over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having a baby with the man she loves. But when she starts seeing and hearing visions of an old woman who warns her about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. Unfortunately, her nightmare has only just begun.

A talented up-and-coming rock band has come to town to play at Gerry’s bar, and the beautiful and seductive lead singer has her sights set on Gerry, determined to rekindle an old flame. Despite their history, Gerry wants nothing to do with Careen, but she doesn’t like to be told no. Between her interference and the secrets and lies abundant in Whisper Cape, a love once considered invincible begins to crumble and fall apart. Will Maia and Gerry get the happily ever after they so desire?

Book 2 the Sectorium Series for 18+ due to mature subject matter. Previously published as Reflections, and has been given a new title and new cover to better manifest the true spirit of the book.


Ignite the Flame - The Sectorium Series, #1

Ignite the Flame
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B0078PJ8GM
  • Release: 2011-10-10
  • Author: Susan Griscom
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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A Whisper Cape Book

He can take her anywhere her heart desires, but she can bring him to his knees with the gentle flick of her finger.

When the tragic death of her father brings Addison MacKenna back to the town where she was born, she can't understand the strange sensations that have begun to consume her. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe that his demise was accidental.

But that's not the only thing Addie struggles with.

Caught up in the horrors of her latest nightmare while driving to work one day, she's startled beyond comprehension when she almost runs down a man standing in the middle of the road. A gorgeous, stunning man she can't seem to take her mind or her eyes off of. All of a sudden, the impossible seems possible, and it's not clear whether that's a blessing or a curse.

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious, but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. He's faced with the tough decision of whether to let her in or sabotage their new relationship in order to keep her safe as well as his own heart.

Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them in the end?

A supernatural, urban fantasy sure to get your blood running hot, "Ignite the Flame" is the first book in the Sectorium series set in a sleepy coastal town along the Oregon Coast. (Note: Previously published as Whisper Cape and has been re-titled an enhanced for a more enjoyable read).


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