Evaporate by Carrigan Fox

Custom-Book-Cover-Carrigan-Evaporate-Official-EbookIt’s been two years since Eva Sokolov came home to join the local police force in hopes of putting to rest the unsolved mystery of her parents’ brutal murder. But after all these years, the case is beyond cold. Things heat up when she responds to a swatting call at the high school and encounters the charmingly goofy math teacher, Nate Gardner. While the chemistry is undeniable, Eva is–by reputation–a cold and hardened woman with a talent for failed relationships. Secretly, she dons silk lingerie and loses herself in romance books. But her secrecy isn’t limited to the undergarments she hides beneath her masculine uniform and bulletproof vest. She also is able to teleport, a skill she considers more of a risk than an asset. And given that her parents’ killer has returned and is intent on trying to expose her and finish her off once and for all, she may be right.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Carrigan Fox began developing her passion for writing during her gruesome middle school years, where the prospect of escaping into a world of her own making was infinitely more satisfying than that of the petty pre-teen dramas that baffled her. When she was nineteen, someone had the audacity to suggest that she consider writing romance.
Instead, her writing took a backseat to her budding teaching career, where she has spent fifteen years struggling to comprehend how someone couldn’t love Dickens, Twain, and Wilde. But with the rise of the self-publishing industry, she realized she now had no excuse to avoid pursuing her dream.
She continues to balance her teaching and writing careers while also keeping busy with her family. Her next goal is to try her hand at gardening, but past experience has taught her that her husband’s thumb is greener than hers. She has also been toying with landscape design, and she finds that she does well with the concrete blocks. She can’t kill them, which works well for the blocks.
And nineteen years after she snorted at the preposterous suggestion of writing romance, she decided to do exactly that! Fortunately for all involved, the survival of her protagonists is dependent only on her imagination rather than her ability to avoid over-watering them.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After wrapping up the second historical romance of a trilogy, I needed a break from the research. So I decided to dig in with another paranormal. I felt like teleportation was something that hadn’t been done to death. And the directions I could take the story were limitless. From there, Detective Sokolov evolved and the other characters formed around her.

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Desire in the Demimonde (The Demimonde Trilogy, Book 2) by Carrigan Fox

Custom-Book-Cover-Carrigan-Demimonde-2-Official-EbookJustine Dixon was a socialite in the upper crust of Butte’s society. But when she foolishly fell for the seduction of a confidence man, she found herself broken and alone. The Demimonde took her in and made her one of their own. Now, nine years later, she is one of the most successful prostitutes of the Mercury Street parlor houses. And she’s made the mistake of falling in love with Jack Murphy, playboy and copper man.
Jack once valued his simple life. He worked in the mine and spent his money on cards and women. But now he is the assistant superintendent of the mine, torn between the concerns of his men and the demands of the corporate owners. When violence breaks out between the two sides, Jack realizes that playing the middle man has put him in a precarious position.
And when his cousin comes to town to threaten everything that matters, Jack is stunned to realize that Justine is more important than he could have imagined. But will he be able to accept the love of a prostitute before everything is destroyed?

Targeted Audience: 21

Author Bio:
I began writing my first novel when I was thirteen, and I have dreamed of my life as a writer ever since. I dreamt of a house on a bluff overlooking the ocean with large windows and an airy solarium with comfy leather sofas on which I would lounge and write. For breaks, I would walk my dogs and small child to the nearby beach.
At some point, I decided to take a more pragmatic approach to life and began teaching high school English. These days, I do live on a bluff, but I overlook the cornfields in the rural Midwest. And I do go for walks with my child, but I have developed an allergy to dogs that typically leave me battling an asthma attack. And for 40% of the year, it’s too cold in the Midwest for leather couches to be comfortable and for solariums to thrive.
Nevertheless, after thirteen years, I am now able to do what I’ve always loved by taking advantage of the self-publishing revolution. And I still have dreams. Currently, for example, I dream of growing a lavish vegetable garden on our bluff. Unfortunately, dreaming about it doesn’t make my thumb any greener. In the meantime, I take great satisfaction in the fact that the survival of my protagonists is dependent only on my imagination rather than my ability to avoid over-watering them.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Initially, the idea for The Demimonde Trilogy was only going to be one book. But as I continued researching, I realized how interesting the women of Montana were in 1910. I wanted to tell three different stories to relate three different roles of women involved in the red light district.

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Daughter of the Demimonde (The Demimonde Trilogy, Book 1) by Carrigan Fox

Custom-Book-Cover-Carrigan-Demimonde-1-Official-EbookIt is 1910, and the city of Butte, Montana is on its way to becoming one of the wealthiest cities of America. The success of the silver and copper mines has drawn a number of young men in search of fortune and glory. Not surprising, a number of women followed these men in search of their own fortune, and thus the Demimonde was formed.
Cathleen Ainsley grew up admiring the strength and independence of her mother, a powerful madam in the red light district of Butte. And when the newly formed Bureau of Investigation sends the irresistible Kane Malone to Mercury Street to investigate allegations of human trafficking in the parlor houses, Cat is eager to prove her mother’s honest heroism. His charm and conviction capture her heart, and she agrees to assist with the investigation. It is her close and personal look at the underbelly of the red light district that causes her to question everything she thought she knew about herself and her mother. And in an effort to protect her mother’s innocence, she may end up sacrificing her own.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
I began writing my first novel when I was thirteen, and I have dreamed of my life as a writer ever since. I dreamt of a house on a bluff overlooking the ocean with large windows and an airy solarium with comfy leather sofas on which I would lounge and write. For breaks, I would walk my dogs and small child to the nearby beach.
At some point, I decided to take a more pragmatic approach to life and began teaching high school English. These days, I do live on a bluff, but I overlook the cornfields in the rural Midwest. And I do go for walks with my child, but I have developed an allergy to dogs that typically leave me battling an asthma attack. And for 40% of the year, it’s too cold in the Midwest for leather couches to be comfortable and for solariums to thrive.
Nevertheless, after thirteen years, I am now able to do what I’ve always loved by taking advantage of the self-publishing revolution. And I still have dreams. Currently, for example, I dream of growing a lavish vegetable garden on our bluff. Unfortunately, dreaming about it doesn’t make my thumb any greener. In the meantime, I take great satisfaction in the fact that the survival of my protagonists is dependent only on my imagination rather than my ability to avoid over-watering them.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I stumbled upon an ad on Yahoo for the Dumas Museum in Butte, Montana. The Dumas was the longest running brothel in the U.S. After reading the article about the colorful red light district in Butte, I began looking up other articles and stories. It was a fascinating story that began when the miners moved into Butte and the working women followed. Nearly everyone was seeking fortune, and many of them found it. During my research, I also discovered that the FBI was formerly the Bureau of Investigations (BOI) and one of their primary tasks was to investigate corrupt madams who were entrapping and trafficking young women (forcing them to prostitute themselves). After a couple of hours of reading, I began taking notes and developing the story of Cat Ainsley, the innocent daughter of a prominent madam and her romance with a BOI agent on a mission to find the local brothel owner guilty of human trafficking. And as her story began to come to life for me, I began toying with the idea of telling three stories in Butte, one of a madam’s daughter, one of a high-class prostitute, and one of a progressive young woman fighting against the corruption and sins in her city.

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Bonds of Matrimony by Carrigan Fox

aaBonds-of-Matrimony-CoverLady Chase Fairfax is a budding young feminist who flees England when her father arranges a betrothal to a repugnant man. She sails to America under the guise of a young man and becomes captivated by an appealing Texan who has fairly chauvinistic philosophies of the relationships between men and women. To prove him wrong, she vows to make him fall in love with her…and she is devastated to realize that she has fallen a little in love with him, as well.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
I began writing my first novel when I was thirteen, and I have dreamed of my life as a writer ever since. I dreamt of a house on a bluff overlooking the ocean with large windows and an airy solarium with comfy leather sofas on which I would lounge and write. For breaks, I would walk my dogs and small child to the nearby beach.
At some point, I decided to take a more pragmatic approach to life and began teaching high school English. These days, I do live on a bluff, but I overlook the cornfields in the rural Midwest. And I do go for walks with my child, but I have developed an allergy to dogs that typically leave me battling an asthma attack. And for 40% of the year, it’s too cold in the Midwest for leather couches to be comfortable and for solariums to thrive.
Nevertheless, after thirteen years, I am now able to do what I’ve always loved by taking advantage of the epublishing revolution. And I still have dreams. Currently, for example, I dream of growing a lavish vegetable garden on our bluff. Unfortunately, dreaming about it doesn’t make my thumb any greener. Fortunately for all of us, the survival of my protagonists is dependent only on my imagination rather than my ability to avoid over-watering them.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After the birth of my daughter, I still enjoyed the genre but became a bit more critical of the traditional damsel-in-distress story line. Instead, I wanted to see stronger women who are fully capable of being their own heroine. I find that most of my writing these days is inspired by strong and passionate (sometimes passionately stubborn) women.

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Triple Threat (The MaCall Prophecy Trilogy, Book 3) by Carrigan Fox

Triple-Threat-Cover-Laura-GordonTo survive a savage world, she’ll need the love of a brutally honest man and the strength of her own powers.
Theodora Archer was never told of the prophecy that predicted she would one day change the face of the nation. Nor was she warned that a group of powerful men would stop at nothing to destroy her. But Teddie is no longer a child and can no longer be sheltered from the savage world in which she lives, particularly after she flees the safety of her own city and finds herself immersed in a vicious world where the only code is to kill or be killed. Fortunately, she also has the assistance of her best friend, a man she has secretly loved for four years. A sometimes-tactless man known for being a womanizer, Dominic Battaglia will see his own world rocked dangerously when he realizes the depths of his feelings for the most powerful woman he’s ever known. Because in addition to the good fortune of inheriting her family’s gift of sight, Teddie also must figure out how to use her apparent power of mind control as she fights to secure love and fulfill her own destiny.

Targeted Audience: Adults

Author Bio:
At this point in my life, I have my day job, my family, and my writing, all of which keep me extremely busy. I enjoy gardening but have learned that my husband’s thumb is much greener than mine. I have recently been toying with landscape design, and I find that I do well with the concrete blocks. I can’t kill them, which works well for both of us.

In particular, I find myself extremely energized and motivated by the opportunities that independent writers have these days with e-publishing. It is a spectacular time to be a writer.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I began writing when I was thirteen. I didn’t try my hand at romance, however, until I was an adult. And after the birth of my daughter, I struggled to balance some of my increasingly feminist ideals with the romance novel formula. But the genre has evolved, as has my own writing style. I like protagonists who are kick-ass women. And when I decided to play in the paranormal romance realm, the ideas of the powerful MaCall women came to mind. And while Teddie evolved a bit more slowly for me than her mother and aunt, I like that she is perfectly capable of holding her own.

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Inner Moonlight by Carrigan Fox

Inner-Moonlight-Cover-Laura-GordonAfter playing the role of the perfect wife for 16 years, Elena Mazur is devastated by the death of her husband. She struggles with the relief she finds in her new freedom and the guilt she feels over his accident. She finds comfort in the arms of J.P., her husband’s estranged cousin. While she cannot deny the attraction she has felt toward this man since they shared a passionate kiss as teenagers, she knows that her husband, his law partners, and his family would never forgive her for acting on that attraction. But if she can stop blaming herself for her husband’s death, she might just fall in love with the man she’s always wanted.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
As a reader, I have always had eclectic interests, ranging from thrillers to fantasy to romance. When I first began writing, I typically favored thrillers and suspense. In fact, when a friend’s mother suggested I write romance, I scoffed (although I secretly had multiple shelves at home dedicated to my romance collection). Shortly after I got married, I began toying with the romance genre. And after the birth of my daughter, I still enjoyed the genre but became a bit more critical of the traditional damsel-in-distress story line. Instead, I wanted to see stronger women who are fully capable of being their own heroine. I find that most of my writing these days is inspired by strong and passionate (sometimes passionately stubborn) women.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Strangely enough, my toddler daughter became obsessed with ABBA’s greatest hits CD. While listening in the car one day, the lyrics for “Lay All Your Love on Me” struck me as interesting. The idea for Inner Moonlight began during that ride and was inspired by those particular lyrics.

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Firstborn (The MaCall Prophecy Trilogy) by Carrigan Fox

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Jac MaCall is the eldest daughter of a wealthy and brilliant security consultant. She, however, has chosen a different life for herself, running a new age store that specializes in selling crystals, candles, and aromatherapy that enable people to tap into their subconscious awareness. But when Dr. Will Archer’s office is vandalized by a dangerous organization threatening his life, fate sends Jac in as a consultant for her father’s business to update his security and provide additional protection.
The old adage about opposites attracting proves true the moment he opens his door and finds the exotic beauty standing in her yoga pants while lecturing him on his security system and asking questions better left to the police. In time, Will and Jac learn that a prophecy involving the firstborn child of Will Archer has an extremist militant group fearful enough that they will not stop until Will and his unborn child are destroyed. And when Jac gets a vision of her own future with the uptight and irresistible Dr. Archer, it becomes evident to everyone involved that she will play a bigger role in this prophecy than anyone had imagined. And while her premonitions help her keep him alive, even she cannot foresee that their passion for each other will endanger them both.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
I wrote my first novel when I was thirteen and it is too humiliating to remember. I was enjoying some s’mores over an open fire one night when I was in my twenties, and in a moment of mortification, I tossed the entire manuscript on the fire. But I have never stopped writing, and I count myself blessed to have the opportunity to self-publish at this exciting time with the rise of the eBook.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In college, my roommate and I read a number of romance books and used to joke that there weren’t enough books about women who had to rescue the men while he constantly struggled to get her attention and prove himself. When I began writing my own romance books, it seemed natural that they take a bit of a feminist angle. And with that theme in mind, The MaCall Prophecy Trilogy was born, a series that follows three women as they fight against a group of patriarchal powerful men and also try to keep safe the men they love.

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