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Annie Rayburn

“Sizzling romance that tugs at your heart!”

Traditionally published in short stories, Carol Burnside (aka Annie Rayburn)'s novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage to her high school sweetheart of thirty-plus years. They reside in northern Arkansas, where Carol enjoys the Ozark foothills from her office windows and drinks sweet iced tea year round.Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces speculative fiction, erotic romances.

Imagine our world today with a humanoid race very much like us (Crainesians) living peacefully among us here on Earth and searching for their life-mate. They have the ability to communicate telepathically, can project visions and share dreams. Can you imagine? Not just phone sex, but dream sex? That's why they're also labeled soft sci-fi and lite paranormal. Talk about cross-genre sizzle!

While Carol/Annie enjoys the adoration she receives from her three dogs, what she really loves is hearing from her readers. Visit her at for blog posts, excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy Crainesian characters. She also blogs with a group of great authors at


Annie's MR Links
MR Publishers
Red Sage
Current Releases
When it comes to love, they believe in one perfect mate,   ?but putting the centuries-old belief to the test? could bring them everything they desire. In a culture where it’s believed each person has only one life-mate,...
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After a devastating trauma, Zeenie attended a college mixer and experienced powerful Crainesian pheromones between herself and Turk. Unprepared for the life-mate call, she panicked and fled. Turk has waited and yearned for Zeenie for years while stay...
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Phantoms & Fantasies
When Sela Marin encounters Jonavon Wyatt outside a mall, she’s surprised by the instant, powerful attraction and her ability to read his thoughts so clearly. Realizing he is her life-mate, she makes a bold move in the tradition of all female...
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