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About Anne Carter
Creating fiction gives one the power to design other lives, filled with romance and adventure, intrigue and passion. My own writing career began in middle school creative writing class, inspiring me to later major in literature. All it took was one teacher' encouragement and I was on my way.
I'm the author of nine published novels, including mystery, romance, paranormal, alternative romance and even a middle grade reader. As for the personal stuff, I'm a Virgo, a procrastinator, like warm better than cold and drink neither Coke nor Pepsi. I was born in the Midwest but migrated to California as a child. My hobbies include doll collecting, photo restoration and writing, of course. My favorite sport is ice hockey, my favorite TV shows include mysteries, romance (Duh!), cooking shows (BRITISH BAKE OFF!) and crime series that make you think and not count bodies. I am married to my hero of 40+ years and have 3 great kids and two delightful grands.
As a free-lance writer, I hang out at my website (BeaconStreetBooks dot com, where I also blog), Facebook, and other fun cyber spots.
I am also a lighthouse fanatic, and I guess it was only a matter of time before my obsessions collided and I wrote paranormal romantic lighthouse mysteries, (see the BEACON POINT ROMANCE series). I actually spent days (and nights) holed up alone inside of a lighthouse while writing these books. What a trip that was! Coming next will be Book Four: AMOROSO PASS!
For those looking for something different, try UNMASKING PAULIE BINGHAM, an "alternative romance" about the challenges faced by a young, bisexual glamrock star in the 1980's.
Up next is the third StarCrossed Romance, THE GYPSY IN ME, due out Summer, 2021 - a long time coming, and for StarCrossed fans, hopefully worth the wait.
There are four more books in edits! Look for romance & mystery in the REDMOND FAMILY SECRETS, possibly due out in the fall!
Nathanial Sinquah may have missed out on big-city life while spending most of his childhood growing up on Arizona’s Third Mesa. He’s in for a rude awakening when he boards a Greyhound bus to Southern California in search of the answers to his late mother’s secret past. Salvation comes in the form of young Emelie Marin, a savvy, sexy and sometimes psychic college dropout who sidetracks Nate’s quest and turns his insides into jelly.
But Nate believes that he and Jack may share lineage, and Jack is blown away by the possibility. Together, Emelie, Nate and Jack embark on a journey that leads them back into a past fraught with uncertainty, bigotry, fear and tragedy. The mystery of Nate’s ancestors is only a small part of a much larger tale, one that emanates from an iconic structure standing guard over a dark blue harbor. From World War II until the day Nate discovers its deadly secret, Angel’s Gate Lighthouse has remained steadfast and silent, guarding more than just the City of Angels.
When photojournalist Rebecca Burke locks horns with Los Angeles attorney Matt Farralone while trying to gain access to the derelict off-shore beacon, she encounters the spirit of the sassy, once-promising Oscar-hopeful Foster, and uncovers a 60-year-old secret that sets her world on end.
Case McKenna hasn’ t quite reconciled his own painful history when he sails his crippled boat into Newburg Harbor, intending to stay only long enough to make repairs. His plans change when he becomes entangled with a local couple intent on restoring a long-shuttered lighthouse. Despite an overwhelming urge to flee, Case follows intrigue and passion, as he, too, finds himself drawn in by Point Surrender…
"What if I fall?"
"I can skate faster than you can fall," Jack whispered, and Maddie closed her eyes against the shiver that enveloped her body...
Ice Hockey. Strong coffee. His infant son, Duncan. Three things Jack McKenzie could not do without. Now he was about to add a fourth. In a sunny So. California park, beautiful, green-eyed Madelyn Cross has reappeared in his life... a second chance with the one that got away.
But she's been betrayed... more than once.
He's been on the wrong path, ready for a change.
Hooking up should be easy, right?
Maddie's got a boatload of baggage and a history full of emotional landmines. Can Jack solve the mystery of her past, overcome the specter of a dead lover and still come out the hero?
Rob Evans longs for a future with Kate, but he won’t hang around forever. When Jon Beale’s murderer resurfaces in Los Angeles, Kate finds herself torn between her protectors, neither of whom are truly able to keep her safe. Someone is out to hurt Paulie through the ones he holds dearest, and everyone knows Kate heads up the list.
Until Katrina Newman touched his face for the first time, 80's British pop star Paulie Bingham was content with his openly gay lifestyle. That he could be any other way never entered his mind. Now, with Kate tugging at his heartstrings, he begins a journey of self-discovery that will lead him through the best—and worst—times of his life.
Though her faith in him sometimes falters, Kate’s love for Paulie never ebbs despite his obsessive ways, his foray into drugs and his habitual infidelity. But will his connection to a high-profile London murder case prove more than Kate & Paulie’s tattered relationship can handle?
From Hollywood soundstage to the Grenadine Islands, STARCROSSED HEARTS makes a journey around the world and through the lives of some very real characters you will not soon forget.
She's a woman who married a wonderful man, quite possibly the wrong man.
Four years ago, superstar Dane Pierce walked away from the greatest love of his life for the sake of his best friend. Leaving Hollywood for the wilds of Wyoming seemed the only choice. Now, after a tragic event changes the course of his life, Dane must face the conflict between principle and desire, and struggle to uphold the impossible promise he made.
But promise or no promise, Dane cannot hide for long his desire for Jessica MacKendall in this heart-stopping sequel to StarCrossed Hearts.