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About C. J. Barry
C.J. grew up reading science fiction novels, comic books, and her brother’s Cracked magazines. In high school, a creative writing teacher told her she should be a writer, but she decided to go to college instead. In college, a writing professor told her she should be a writer, but she decided to be a computer programmer instead. A husband, several cats and two kids later, an adult education teacher told her she should be a writer. She finally gave in, and after selling the first novel she ever wrote, decided that all those teachers were right. Twelve books later, she continues to bring her unique blend of high adventure and romance to her novels.
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She knows exactly who she is.
So when a multidimensional human named Galen claims she knows the whereabouts of the missing Master Crystals of Atlantis and that the fate of Humanity’s ascension is in her hands, she’s just a bit skeptical. That is, until dark forces turn her reality sideways and threaten everyone she loves. Suddenly, all that crazy talk about free will, past lives, and the battle between light and dark on this planet doesn’t seem so crazy.
She thought she knew who she was. Destiny, however, begs to differ.
To the merchants he plunders, he is the Ghost Rider of the Dead Zone. To sector law enforcement, he is a wanted space pirate. To the slaves he rescues, he is a savior. To one determined female captain named Torrie Masters, Qaade Deter is serious trouble.
It’s New Year’s Eve on a planet called Earth, and all computer programmer Lacey Garrett wants is to design her software in peace. It’s just another day in interstellar space, and all fugitive Zain Masters wants is to map the stars in peace. Unfortunately, they are about to become the only thing standing between a ruthless villain and mass pandemonium on a galactic level.
Adventurer Rayce Coburne is a financially desperate man with a taste for vengeance. Scientist Tru Van Dye is a brilliant, single-minded woman with a priceless treasure to find. He’s her guide and worst nightmare. She’s his client and bitter enemy. Will they survive being…UNRAVELED?
When handsome alien Cohl Travers plucks her off Earth and says he needs her for a simple little cosmic mission, Tess MacKenzie soon finds herself surrounded by smelly bad guys, an ancient Amulet that could end her singing career permanently, and a man who burns her from the inside out.
She'll risk everything to clear her family's name... including everything he has.
Cidra Faulkner saw her family murdered and her people condemned for a crime they didn't commit. Now a skilled Kin-Sha warrior, she vows to track down the true culprit and exact justice, both for her family and all the Kin-Sha.
Intergalactic treasure hunter Grey Stone had no intention of helping Cidra until his old mentor tricked him into it. Now he's trapped into helping the daughter of the man who brought about the downfall of his people -- a woman whose very presence jeopardizes all he's worked for.
But honor won't let him say no. And love won't let him turn back.
Highly recommending!" —Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews, Five stars Four stars —Affaire de Coeur Magazine
Detective Thane Driscoll has watched too many criminals get away. The man who murdered his father was no exception. Now Thane carries out his own brand of justice, even if it means compromising his soul. When a string of deaths leads him to a beautiful woman in black, he discovers there's more to his father's murder than meets the eye.
As fate brings them closer together, Thane discovers that only Reya's touch can calm his rage. Racing to uncover an evil plot, they must fight together to stop the coming storm. But when the time comes, can Reya sacrifice her own redemption to save Thane?
Eve Mattison is going to escape her home town of Little Hope and her family’s scandals if it kills her. And it just might when she discovers a surprise her sweet, recently deceased grandmother left behind—an erotica novel under contract that “someone” needs to finish. That would be Eve.
Her plan has one problem: inspiration.
Enter sexy, unsuspecting Gideon Briggs, a successful architect from New York City. When his Uncle—the only real father he had—lures him back to his old stomping grounds undercover to stop whoever is sabotaging the family construction business, Gideon reluctantly agrees to stay for two weeks. . .tops.
His plan has one problem: Eve.
As Eve and Gideon close in on the suspects, the past, and each other, the secrets begin to unravel. It becomes clear that escaping from Little Hope might be a lot harder than they bargained for.
"CJ Barry’s Big Trouble in Little Hope is fantastic! Sexy, funny, and charming, with a plot like a swiss watch; it’s everything I love about CJ Barry, but with a fresh romantic comedy twist. Can I recommend it twice?" –Lani Diane Rich, NYT and USA Today bestselling author