Author: Wendy Byrne

Wendy has a Masters in Social Work and worked in the child welfare field for twelve years before she decided to pursue her dream of writing. Her first two books, Fractured and Mama Said were published in 2011 and 2012. Mama Said was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest. She self-published The Christmas Curse in 2012. The Hard Targets series through Gemma Halliday Publishing will be published in 2014 and 2015 starting with Hard to Kill in August, 2014.

Between teaching college classes, trying to get her morbidly obese cat to slim down and tempering the will of her five-year-old granddaughter, who's determined to become a witch when she turns six so she can fly on her broom to see the Eiffel Tower and put hexes on people--not necessarily in that order--somehow Wendy still manages to fit in writing. She spends the remainder of her days inflicting mayhem on her hero and heroine until they beg for mercy.

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Nearly Dead in Iowa

Nearly Dead in Iowa
  • Number: 9781943587797
  • Release: 2016-10-25
  • Author: Wendy Byrne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Manhattan socialite Isabella "Izzy" Lewis is in desperate need of a fresh start. Ending up on the wrong side of a nasty divorce, jobless, and pretty much homeless, she's hit rock bottom. So when the father she never knew asks her to visit him in Iowa, she figures she has nothing more to lose—until she arrives at his home and promptly stumbles (literally) over a dead body.

Now her missing father is murder suspect number one, and Izzy's in the crosshairs of the local sheriff who's convinced she's somehow involved. After being reluctantly adopted by a local group of Jessica Fletcher wannabes, Izzy resolves to find her missing father and the killer. A job that proves harder than she thought as she juggles running down clues to the killer's identity, her hot but suspicious new next door neighbor, keeping the sleuthing senior citizens out of trouble, and above all, going at least one day without being nearly dead in Iowa.


Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone
  • Number: B0140MQUKM
  • Release: 2015-09-07
  • Author: Wendy Byrne
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A thrilling category romance from Entangled's Ignite imprint...

Trust is a dangerous game...

When her Uncle Jack is arrested on drug charges, Sammie Murphy hops the first plane to Key West. Being rescued isn't on her uncle's to-do list, though. When he admits guilt and instructs her to go home, Sammie knows with 100% certainty something is seriously wrong.

Veteran DEA agent Enrique Santos knows when a bust is solid. So why is he allowing Jack Murphy's niece to mess with his head? He's been set-up and nearly killed by a woman like her before, and he's not about to make that mistake again.

But then things at Murphy's bar take a turn for the dangerous, leaving Sammie entangled in Enrique's dark past. Forced to second-guess his convictions, Enrique has no choice but to kidnap the one woman who could destroy everything...including his heart.


Accused - Troubled Boys, Strong Men Book 1

Accused
  • Number: B011GKZIFO
  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Author: Wendy Byrne
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Two O's Publsihing
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Spawned from the depths of every parent’s worst nightmare, Jillian Beckett’s 16 year old troubled son is charged with murder. He’s unable to remember what happened and swears he’s off drugs, but should she believe him? Her ex-husband doesn’t. The high-priced lawyer she hired doesn’t. Where does motherly instinct intersect with reality?

Afraid and alone, she reluctantly enlists the help of her son’s football coach to find the truth of what happened. As they battle to uncover the guilty party, confidences are shattered, lives are on the line, while her son is one step closer to spending his life behind bars.


Killer Beach Reads - Mystery & Romance Short Story Collection

Killer Beach Reads
  • Number: B011IYLRV2
  • Release: 2015-07-12
  • Authors: Leslie Langtry, Kerri Nelson, Patrice Lyle, Wendy Byrne, Mary Jo Burke, Ellyn Oaksmith, Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Anna Snow, Nicole Leiren, Catherine Bruns, Elizabeth Ashby, A. Gardner, Gina LaManna, Gin Jones, Anne Marie Stoddard, Ellie Ashe, Janel Gradowski, Christina A. Burke, Kelly Rey, Stacey Wiedower, Tracy D. Comstock, Diane Bator, Dane McCaslin
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**


The Christmas Curse

The Christmas Curse
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00A9HFMHU
  • Release: 2012-11-17
  • Author: Wendy Byrne
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Two O's Publishing
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Tessa Stevens’ recipe for the ultimate Christmas disaster: Start with a family curse courtesy of one ticked off voodoo priestess, mix in a dead ex-husband, sprinkle in a sexy homicide detective named Jack Sloane who happens to be an ex-lover with an ax to grind, and it might just be the Christmas from hell. Can she ignore a family legacy that spells trouble for any man she loves even if in her heart she knows Jack will always be her one true love? Will love win out over a century old curse?


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