My Books

CIRCLE OF DECEPTION
Contemporary - Erotic Romantic Suspense
(Book #3)


Carla Swafford’s erotic Circle series comes to an exhilarating finale as the team of sexy spies and assassins goes undercover—under the covers.

After disappearing days before her wedding to fellow Circle agent Rex Drago, Abby Rodriguez discovered that trying to reclaim a life—and a love—lost is a whole lot harder than she thought. When her family’s safety is threatened by an arms dealer, Abby must go undercover with the one man who sees right through her and play the scariest role yet: husband and wife.

Mission or no mission, Rex Drago wants answers from his ex-fiancé. Forced to play along as a rival arms dealer and the husband he once wanted to be, Rex is finding it tough to stay professional—especially when Abby is just as hot as ever. And when they find themselves in a very intimate position, Abby and Rex must act the part—or risk blowing their cover entirely. 



CIRCLE OF DANGER 
Contemporary - Erotic Romantic Suspense
(Book #2)


In a follow-up to Carla Swafford's sexy Circle of Desire, the agents of The Circle-a top secret group of assassins-are back and on the hunt for a dangerous druglord capable of bringing women to the brink of pleasure . . . and devastation.

Marie Beltane, a lowly records-keeper for the Circle resents being treated like a little girl and wants to help by proving she's worthy of being a Circle operative. Disobeying Arthur Ryker's orders to stay out of the way, she accepts a simple fact finding assignment-only to have everything go horribly wrong. Now she's been injected with the drug responsible for the death of four local women, a drug that puts her sex drive into over-drive.

Ryker wants nothing more than to keep Marie safe from the world. He's already killed to protect her from one madman and he may have to do it again. While on a search for an antidote to her mysterious drug, he falls into a trap and must fight a new evil. Now he must become the monster he always feared to save the woman he always loved.


Dialogue tidbit:


“Do you feel sorry for me--is that it? I’ve heard men can get it hard for any woman. But I’ve never heard if they can come without being truly turned on.”
“Jesus H. Christ, Marie. The shit women come up with amazes me.”
“We come up with that crap because, one, we’re not men. Two, men won’t actually talk with women about their feelings!”

(Marie wanting to know why Ryker couldn't climax when they had sex.)


CIRCLE OF DESIRE
Contemporary - Erotic Romantic Suspense
(Book #1 - released and available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.)


Publisher: HarperCollins, Avon Impulse

"Exciting and breathtaking; Carla Swafford is an up and coming author not to be missed!" Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT bestselling author.


As the top assassin at The Circle, a shadowy group of mercenaries, Olivia St. Vincent can hunt down anyone. She's been trained since she was a teenager to kill without feeling, to interact with men without love. But when she's kidnapped by the enigmatic leader of a rival organization, she learns she's been lied to for years. She never worked for the good guys.

Collin Ryker believes the sultry woman he's abducted knows more than she's telling about The Circle and its plans for complete domination. Over time, as they work together, Olivia's tenacity and vulnerability captivate him. But if he isn't careful, Collin will fall into the biggest trap of all: caring for a woman who can betray him to his greatest enemy.


Dialogue Tidbit:

"What do you want? Me to beg you for forgiveness?"
"That would be a start."
"Sarcasm. You don't get it, do you?"

(Collin caught Olivia trying to escape.)



(Previously titled OUT OF THE SHADOWS)
Runner up - 2010 Four Seasons
2nd place - 2010 Golden Palm
2nd place - 2010 Emily
2nd place - 2010 GOTCHA!
3rd place - 2011 STROKE OF MIDNIGHT



Unpublished books

A CAGED HEART
Historical - Medieval Romance
(Incomplete Manuscript)

When William Montcliff ransoms the woman who maimed his brother, he wants her punished. Instead he finds himself entering a tournament and risking his honor only to hold her in his arms.

Wen wants to escape the fierce knight’s clasp and find the family who abandoned her as a child. But when he nearly dies for her, she begins to believe her protector is the only family she needs.

3rd place - 2010 GOTCHA!
2nd place - 2011 Tara
3rd place - 2011 Hot Prospects


A SHERIFF TO CALL HER OWN
Contemporary - Romance with light suspense

Molly Hicks returns to her hometown to find her brother’s been thrown in jail for murder. Facing the sheriff is the last thing she wants to do as the sting of his rejection years ago still hurts. But once her brother is proven innocent, she’ll get into her truck and leave town again—this time with her heart intact.


Last time J.T. Rogan found himself alone with Molly, her dad ran him out of town. Now he’s sheriff, and he’s certain the powerful Hicks family knows more than they’re telling about the rash of murders troubling Sand City.  Someone is trying to make Molly the next victim and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her.

3rd Place - 2008 Maggies
4th Place - 2008 Golden Gateway


THE PREACHER'S SON
Contemporary - Romance with light suspense

After living the wild life in Las Vegas for the past ten years, Mary Hightower wants to live in a quiet town with a good man. When she moves to Sand City, Alabama with her mother, she's certain they can leave behind all her mistakes. That is, until she meets Dusty Blackwood. 

Dusty’s the quintessential bad boy who’s grown to be a dangerous man. No matter how much he wants the new woman in town, he knows he’s not good enough to touch her tiger-striped shoes. But when Mary’s life is threatened by her past, he’ll do whatever’s necessary to protect her and that includes from himself.

1st Place - 2007 Golden Gateway
3rd Place - 2007 GOTCHA
HM - 2007 Maggies




THE ONES:  BLOOD WARS
Paranormal - Vampire (1st person)

What can I say, I'm in love with my dad's boss. Before you say, ew! think about it. He's rich, beautiful in that old fashion Sicilian sexy sort of way. Olive-skinned with a nose that provokes your imagination about other parts of his body, and he'll never die on me. How is that possible, you ask?


He's a vampire and I, Larisa Wallis, am what's called a Precious One. My blood supplies a vampire with all his nourishment without killing me. Plus it’s rumored it increases a vampire’s powers and the Precious One becomes more than human. Whatever that means.

Though Triton Aleron has given me a chance to grow up by sending me to college, I've managed to be kicked out of the third one. I'm home to stay and willing to be his consort and experience what it means to be ageless and powerful.

All would be fine and dandy if not for Triton's ex-lover, Margaret Malone, and her determination to stop the marriage. And there's my best friend, Seth Bastet. With Triton's permission, he's returned from exile. An exile caused by my stupid idea of making Triton jealous.

Talk about torn between two lovers! It's a freaking ménage à trois gone bad! Geez!

3rd Place - 2006 The Laurie
3rd Place - 2006 Beacon
HM (4th) - 2005 Put Your Heart In A Book

FOR AN ETERNITY
Paranormal - Vampire (short story)

SHADOW HEALER
Paranormal - Witchcraft and otherworldly creatures
3rd Place - 2005 Sweet, Spicy, Spooky and Suspense

THE FEMALE CHAUVINIST
Contemporary Romance
HM - 2004 Put Your Heart In A Book

THE CHAMPION
Paranormal - Vampire

PRECIOUS ONE
Paranormal - Vampire

CRYSTAL SHADOWS
Contemporary - Romantic Suspense

DARK BETRAYAL
Historical - Medieval Romance


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