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About Carolyn Wren
Carolyn Wren is the Multi Award Winning author of over a dozen published books including the eight-part romantic suspense series, Love Under Fire. Having spent her working life as a bookkeeper and finance officer for international companies, she discovered a passion for fiction writing in 2009. Assuming it was some sort of mid-life crisis, she kept it a secret for six months. In an impulsive move, she entered a story into the Emerald, a prestigious writing contest for unpublished authors run by the Romance Writers of Australia. Much to her utter shock, she won. This was followed shortly after by a finalist placing for the same story in the International Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.
Carolyn received her first contract in 2011. Her debut published work won the RWA ‘Ella’ award for novella of the year. To date, she's received seven writing trophies and fifteen finalist nominations from around the world. They all sit in a place of pride in her office.
She is currently working with two Australian Publishers, Serenity Press and Gumnut Press.
She writes full time and enjoys every minute of it - although she hopes one day to get to the bottom of her ironing pile.
Contact Carolyn via the following. She loves hearing from readers.
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From reignited high school crushes to unexpected birthday surprises, readers will be swept up in these stories of young love blossoming, heartache and healing, old lost loves rekindled, and of new hearts connecting in Stonecrest Bay where the unpredicted could stroll around the next corner. There’s a story for everyone in this light-hearted collection of sweet romantic stories reminding us that it’s all for the love of dogs.
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A warm-hearted, fun filled rom-com novella laden with love, music…and cats.
When his ringing doorbell wakes Devlin Jones from a post birthday party hangover, he finds a beautiful singing telegram dressed as a kitten on the other side. She leaves him intrigued and confused in equal measures. His mysterious songstress has the voice of an angel and the devil's own temper to match.
Katherine 'Kat' Grant has one dream, and that's singing. To achieve it, she needs admission to the exclusive Perdies College of Music. Kat's adolescent years were difficult, being dependant on the charity of others left her with a fierce independent streak and a loathing of special treatment. She'll succeed on her own merits without anyone's help, especially the cheeky, alluring Devlin who seems to have squeezed himself into every aspect of her life.
Devlin knows he has the power to make all of Kat's dreams come true. But wielding that power means he could lose her forever.
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A Serenity Press romance novelette written by an Australian author. Previously featured in the 2018 Serenity Press romance anthology "Destination Romance". There is a romantic destination for everyone, proving that love is all around us.
Returning home for Christmas and a new start, Eloise Waters settles on a small country cottage in a sleepy English village, despite the fact its previous owner was a recluse, the original owner was supposedly a witch, and it’s now rumoured to be haunted!
On the first night in her new home, sensual erotic dreams surprise and delight her. Only these aren’t dreams. The rumours are true. Two handsome Regency ghosts inhabit the cottage, becoming corporeal at night, trapped by a curse, compelled to satisfy every desire of the new owner. Elly begins to fall in love with Anton and Phillipe, her charming ghostly lovers.
But is there more? Can the curse be broken? Or does Elly risk her own soul? As Christmas approaches, and memories surface, how will Elly choose? How can she possibly leave behind the Ghosts of Grace Cottage?
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Amelia’s widowed father is another matter. Philanthropist, Paul Foster, is stern, cold and a workaholic. The man is an impenetrable fortress, seemingly unable to express a single emotion except anger.
Another kidnap attempt leaves Jane convinced the threats aren’t random. Paul claims the motive is greed. Something just doesn’t ring true. What is the true mystery? Why can’t Paul seem to connect with his own beautiful daughter?
Even while her feelings for the solitary widower grow, Jane can’t ignore the truth. Paul is hiding something from them all.
Kidnapped, held in chains, beaten and without hope.
Wealthy businessman James ‘North’ Northam believes he’s a dead man, until his daring rescue by a woman who disappears before he can thank her. Unable to forget his mysterious saviour, he vows to find her.
Omega has always kept her covert identity separate from her real life, but when James Northam invades her world and her privacy, he gets under her skin and lowers her defences. Suddenly, her plan to deny everything doesn’t seem to be working.
As their unlikely attraction grows, neither North nor Omega realise someone else from her past is also searching for her.
Only this time it’s for revenge.
Bryce Black can invent, build, or hack anything. Preferring to leave the danger to his fellow operatives at the agency, Bryce is happiest designing gadgets, and pursuing his hobby of creating replica diamonds. He accepts an assignment protecting a fortune of real gems on a blockbuster TV show, and finds himself unexpectedly falling for the lead actress.
Katrina Abbott is determined to walk away from her acting career. The loss of privacy and invasion of her personal life have become overwhelming. Bryce has her contemplating a new life, far from the glaring spotlight. But first she needs to film the finale of her wildly popular series.
One obsessed fan does not want the show to end, and has a decidedly different view of what Katrina’s future should be.
Simon Winters has a reputation for undertaking adrenalin-filled assignments. But even thrill-seekers need some down time. After an arduous desert mission, he asks for a more enjoyable assignment. Preferably involving a beautiful woman and a fast car.
Dr Elizabeth Barrett’s life was peaceful and methodical until someone tried to burn down her research laboratory with her inside. Now she has to contend with a handsome, flirtatious agent living in her home, who has an annoying habit of putting her in more perilous situations than he keeps her out of.
The danger escalates as a straightforward mission turns deadly. Someone wants Beth and her research dead.
Will the charismatic agent and his sexy scientist escape with their hearts, and their lives, intact?
Jared Knight works for international governments together with a select group of colleagues, tracking down the worst criminals humanity has to offer. His highly secretive and dangerous profession leaves no time or freedom for relationships, especially not with the gently raised daughter of a prominent diplomat who catches his eye in the glittering ballrooms of Monaco.
Despite his attraction, he vows to keep Cecilia Benedict in his past, until an unknown stalker threatens her future.
Cecilia has been receiving letters from an admirer, one who knows far too much about her. Her father seeks help in dealing with the growing menace and Jared steps out of the shadows to become her protector. Cecilia finds herself intensely intrigued by this quiet man with deep grey eyes, and when they are emotionally thrown together, he becomes so much more than just her bodyguard.
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The assignment appears straight forward, until Remy meets his very stubborn mission objective. She comes with baggage, literally, and she refuses to leave without it.
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To make matters worse, she just attacked the man sent to rescue her.
Remy knows he only has three days to negotiate the treacherous jungle terrain and reach the rendezvous point. With a gorgeous, hot-headed, barefoot heiress and two tiny babies in tow, what could possibly go wrong?