Author: Theresa Ragan

Theresa Ragan writes medieval time travels, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, and her first romantic thriller, ABDUCTED, was released under the name T.R. Ragan in May, 2011.

Theresa has garnered six Golden Heart nominations in Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart Competition for her work. She lives with her husband, Joe, and the youngest of her four children in Sacramento, California. 

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Sweet Dreams Boxed Set - A Sweet Life For Diabetes

Sweet Dreams Boxed Set
  • Number: B00R5CZ53I
  • Release: 2015-05-01
  • Authors: Heather Graham, Erica Spindler, Cynthia Eden, C.J. Lyons, Allison Brennan, Brenda Novak, Theresa Ragan, Carla Neggers, Liliana Hart, Jo Robertson, J. T. Ellison, Tiffany Snow, Alex Kava
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Brenda Novak's Online Auction For Diabetes Research
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Thirteen NEW Thrillers by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes Research

In 2014, the boxed set curated by Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research (title A SWEET LIFE), raised almost $100 000. This year we’re back for a second helping, and you can indulge, too! Priced at only $9.99, this fascinating limited edition collection features thirteen BRAND NEW thrillers by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors...

Make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of Sweet Dreams will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.


The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing

The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing
  • Number: B00DHPQGN0
  • Release: 2013-07-15
  • Authors: Colleen Gleason, Jana Deleon, Jane Graves, Theresa Ragan, Liliana Hart, Tina Folsom, Dorien Kelly, Debra Holland, Denise Grover Swank, Jasinda Wilder
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Publishing: Writing & Publishing, Publishing: Self-Publishing
  • Publisher: The Indie Voice LLC
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The Naked Truth is not just another book about self-publishing. Ten New York Times Bestselling authors share their knowledge, their experiences, and their souls.

Jana DeLeon- A former CFO discusses taxes, corporations, LLCs, employees, deductions and many other things to help form your own author co-op.

Tina Folsom- An expert and bestseller in the foreign market. What to watch out for when dealing with translators, how to attract foreign readers, what countries are hot, foreign rights and much more.

Colleen Gleason- How does an MBA and two decades of sales and marketing experience translate into creating and promoting a brand that represents YOU and your work? Learn how to tackle an important element of self-publishing.

Jane Graves-What’s it like to spend more than a decade as a traditionally published author and make the switch to indie? Jane will offer guidelines to help you determine if you’re ready to make the leap.

Liliana Hart- An expert in marketing and social media, Liliana will delve into how to find your audience and keep them, and how to navigate the pesky algorithms that can make or break a career.

Debra Holland- With a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Holland knows the mind of a writer. How do you stay sane and run a business, while trying to meet deadlines and run the emotional gauntlet caused by being an author.

Dorien Kelly-A tough and practical attorney who will share legal pitfalls that could arise while self-publishing. She’ll also delve into contracts and clauses that can tighten the noose around an author’s neck.

Theresa Ragan- Finished your book and don’t know what to do next? Theresa Ragan shares the basic steps to get you started on your self-publishing journey. Theresa also talks about money and shares real data.

Denise Grover Swank-Thinking of hiring an assistant? Where do you find one? And how do you form a business plan for a business that can be anything but consistent?

Jasinda Wilder-What happens when you have a book that skyrockets? Do you take the traditional deals thrown your way or stay indie? How to make hard decisions from multi-New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder

Get the naked truth from ten women who know.


Finding Kate Huntley

Finding Kate Huntley
  • Number: B004ZLYVE6
  • Release: 2011-05-05
  • Author: Theresa Ragan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge.

While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the States. They have many unanswered questions about her father’s death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate’s lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the States where he believes she’ll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. She looks fragile and innocent, but every time he turns around she’s putting another thug in his place. In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate’s distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems.

362 pages


Taming Mad Max

Taming Mad Max
  • Number: B004XWJ6OC
  • Release: 2011-04-24
  • Author: Theresa Ragan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Max Dutton, a starting NFL linebacker for the Los Angeles Condors, is certain he's going to die young since his father and grandfather both passed away at an early age. Believing his life will be cut short, Max lives every moment to its fullest. For this reason, Max also shies away from forming close relationships. What would be the point of falling in love and starting a family only to leave them as his father left him and his sisters?

Nutrition expert, Kari Murphy, used to think Max Dutton, aka Mad Max, was to die for, but she's older and wiser now. But then she's hired by the NFL franchise to follow Max around for a couple of weeks and give him healthy-eating advice, foolproof facts about carbohydrates and tasteful tips on cooking and shopping smart.

Kari Murphy must work side by side with the guy she spent one spectacular night with during high school...the guy she pined after for way too long.

Too bad the guy has NO idea who the hell she is...

Taming Mad Max finaled in RWA's 2008 Golden Heart competition under the title, Better Late Than Never. Other books by Theresa Ragan include Finding Kate Huntley, A Knight in Central Park, Return of the Rose, and ABDUCTED, a romantic thriller under the pen name T.R. Ragan.

390 pages


A Knight in Central Park

A Knight in Central Park
  • Number: B004SQQWAO
  • Release: 2011-03-17
  • Author: Theresa Ragan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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The year is 1499. As Alexandra Dunn’s farmhouse is set ablaze, her grandfather places precious stones in her palm, telling her she has until the next full moon to return with a hero...a brave, chivalrous knight to help save her family. Familiar objects become a blur as she is swallowed in darkness. Suddenly Alexandra is standing in the middle of Central Park, but she has no time to ponder on the wondrous powers of the stones or the amazing sights before her...she must find a hero before all is lost.

Joe McFarland would be the first to admit that he’s far from hero material…definitely not the man she’s looking for. A firm believer of quietude and non-violence, he avoids conflict at all costs. At thirty-four, he is one of the younger Professors at NYU where he lectures and teaches History: The High Middle Ages. Joe’s main goal in life is to gain membership into the Medieval Academy, a highly distinguished group of archaeologists and historians. He believes membership will bring him respect and recognition…but what he really wants is to be reunited with his father; a man who has spent his entire life searching for the Black Knight, the last of the medieval knights.

Joe’s organized, well-structured life begins to unravel the moment he meets Alexandra Dunn. He figures she majored in medieval history before going off the deep end…until days later when he is miraculously transported through time, to 1499 England. Dressed in Dockers and a button down shirt, Joe thought he was ready for anything...anything but this! An armored man with a very authentic looking broadsword is about to strike him down. With only nail clippers and a Bic to defend himself, Joe has no time to think about such an implausible phenomenon as traveling through time…not if he wants to live to see another day.

390 pages

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theresa Ragan is a member of The Golden Network and the Sacramento Chapter of RWA. Theresa has garnered six Golden Heart nominations in Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart Competition for her work.

AUTHOR REVIEWS

Theresa Ragan does it again! A KNIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK is a delightful roller coaster ride through medieval time, which kept me laughing while wondering how in the world it was going to end. Sir Joe is every woman’s dream. He’ll win your heart with his modern day antics, as well as overcoming every obstacle as he rescues the heroine’s sister. If you enjoy being swept away by characters that will stay with you for days, I highly recommend this read. --Caroline Fyffe, award winning author of WHERE THE WIND BLOWS and MONTANA DAWN


Return of the Rose

Return of the Rose
  • Number: B004Q9TGG0
  • Release: 2011-03-01
  • Author: Theresa Ragan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Twin sisters are born in Medieval England. One of the infants is dying and is taken to the Witch of Devonshire, who uses supernatural powers to transport the ailing babe to the future. It is the year 1986 when Cathy Hayes, a woman who has lost her child and husband in a car accident, finds the baby at her doorstep, gets her the medical attention she needs, and raises the baby as her own. Morgan grows up in the twentieth century with a mysterious attraction to a hollow suit of armor that stands in the window of her mother’s antique store.

Morgan is twenty-four years old when she becomes entangled within the armor’s metal plates and is whisked back in time where she is mistaken for Amanda Forrester, a twin sister she knows nothing about. In Amanda’s place, Morgan is forced to marry King Henry’s favored knight, Derek Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall. Abandoned by his mother and having failed as a child to gain his father’s love, Derek’s heart is as cold as the stone walls of his castle.

In the end, Morgan discovers the true power of love and for the first time in her life she knows where she belongs.

400 pages 


Book Library

  • Sweet Dreams Boxed Set Sweet Dreams Boxed Set
  • The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing
  • Finding Kate Huntley Finding Kate Huntley
  • Taming Mad Max Taming Mad Max
  • A Knight in Central Park A Knight in Central Park
  • Return of the Rose Return of the Rose