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Carol Burnside

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author traditionally published in short stories. Five of her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous RWA chapter 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 furbabies, what she really loves is hearing from her readers. Browse around her website for blog posts, excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy characters. Subscribe to her (free!) newsletter for all the lastest news and release info.

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11/11/2014 News

Amazon has price matched and made HOME FOR CHRISTMAS free

Short story and sampler HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – Now FREE on Amazon too, but I don't know for how long. Get your copy today!


04/15/2014 General

Check my blog this week at for information on multiple chances to win free e-books.

03/03/2014 Promo

March 2-8, 2014 is Read an E-book Week and I’m participating at Smashwords by discounting two of my books 50%. One Carol Burnside book and one Annie Rayburn book will be discounted for the entire week along with many others. It’s a site wide promotion at Smashwords, where e-books are conveniently offered in several file types, including ePub for Nook and most e-readers, .mobi for Kindle, PDF and more.

Yes, that’s right. 50% off the regular price, so:

CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife_300-MedA Suitable Wife is now $3.99 $2.00!

PF2 WEB 200-300Phantoms & Fantasies is now $2.99 $1.50!

Home For Christmas WEBSITE USE-aand Home for Christmas is always FREE!

Please spread the word about this sale. Tell all your friends and enjoy
Read an E-book Week!

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Current Releases
This book is the third in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author. J.T. Baxter is having a very bad year. As if adjusting to widower status and caring for two sons, weren’t enough, he has a landscaping business to k...
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His Small Town Princess
She was the incubator, nothing more until the parents died tragically. Now she’s having Nobody’s Baby. For Kate Morissey, becoming a surrogate seems like a great way to refill her tuition account and get the education she’s alway...
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Nobody's Baby
Heart 2 Heart, a short story collection. Ten stories, flash fiction to longish shorts in three sections. SWEET ROMANCE: Assuming Love – While waiting tables, Shelly swears her customer is flirting with her, then suddenly he’s Mr. Stoi...
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Heart 2 Heart (A Short Story Collection)
When their intense attraction proves irresistible in a “strictly no fraternizing” law firm, divorce attorneys Julia and Cisco find a sweet recipe for relief: a week’s summer vacation on Oahu, sunny beaches and all the sex they ...
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Sunset Beach Sizzle
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This book is the second in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author. Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 re...
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Her Unexpected Family (Sweetwater Springs Novel #2)
This book is the first in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author. Sam Moreland is desperate to keep his daughter out of the clutches of her abusive mother seeking custody. He resists legal advice to provide the court wit...
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A Suitable Wife (Sweetwater Springs Novel #1)
Short story and sampler. Joseph and Danni were college friends who abandoned their relationship after a flash-hot affair one Christmas weekend. When their paths cross again on another snowy Christmas Eve, fate gives them a rare second chance. Can the...
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Home for Christmas, A Romantic Short Story

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