The First Sentence Anthology
The premise: That if 5 authors start with the same sentence, they will all write vastly different stories. The results: made of awesome. From contemporary to futuristic, these novellas have a little bit of everything, but most especially—love-filled happy endings.
Rebound by Allison B. Hanson
After wallowing in agony for weeks after a bad break-up, Reese is set up on a blind date. Reluctantly, he goes and meets the girl of his dreams. The only problem? He was at the wrong place and met the wrong girl. Now, desperate to find her, he scours the campus as fate weaves an impossible journey.
Never Let Go
Book 3 in the Blue Ridge Romance Series
Just one gorgeous weekend away from reality. Then they can go on like it never happened…
Riley Fisher doesn’t have time to chase after men. As a single mother working two jobs, she barely has time to eat or sleep. But a girl has needs. So when handsome veteran Sam Brooks asks her out, she decides she deserves some R&R. She doesn’t expect anything else from him—after all, he’s hardly the type to get serious.
Sam came back from Afghanistan lucky to be alive, despite PTSD that hits whenever he lets down his guard. His therapist told him to forget about relationships. When he meets Riley, he’s not planning on breaking the rules. She’s cute, petite, and a total smartass—not even his type. But she’s hard to forget. Especially once he runs into Riley and her toddler on a rustic mountain getaway and sees what he’s missing. Her kid makes him laugh all day. And Riley makes him burn all night.
Too bad a relationship is impossible. But they can enjoy the attraction. It’s not like they’re going to fall in love…
“If you are looking for a heart wrenching story that will leave you with a happy heart in the end then I highly recommend Never Let Go.”
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The third book in the Pack of Lies Series is here!
Dax Vanderthorn has spent the last few years making his name and his company respectable again after his father’s death. While Armon had ruled with fear and an iron fist, Dax depends on his skilled employees to assist him with the success of Vanderthorn Enterprises.
Zoe has been working for Vanderthorn Enterprises for a few years, keeping under the radar until one day when Dax calls her up to his office to ask a few questions. When he recognizes her as an ex-lover, things between them begin to heat up once again.
As she and Dax get closer, she realizes she has no choice but to let him into her life and share the secret she’s been keeping from him for the last seven years.
Dax had planned to have a family someday. He didn’t realize he already had one.
Nick of Time
Book 2 in the Blue Ridge Romance Series
With a brand-new M.D. behind her name and a wonderful man by her side, Nichole Atherton thought she had her happily-ever-after all sorted out. Then her fiancé told her he was gay. Nic can fake a smile better than anyone, but she’s hanging by a thread. She just has to make it through her best friend’s wedding…and an encounter with his nightmare little brother, Tucker Matthews.
Weddings make Tucker antsy—he’s got a bad track record with “forever.” The family screw-up became a screw-up famous rock star, and bottomed out fast. Now he’s putting his life back together, and the last person he wants to see is perfect Nichole. No matter how hot the fantasies he had about her growing up, Nichole is out of his league and he knows it. It’s just too bad they have so much chemistry. Because there’s no way the two of them could ever make it last…
The second book in the Blue Ridge Romance Series.
When Least Expected
Blue Ridge Romance Book 1
Whispering breezes, clear mountain lakes—and her ex.
Alexis Montgomery thought her marriage was fine. Sure, they were going through hard times, struggling to get pregnant—but she and Ian had chemistry, friendship, and love. Or so she thought, until she found the separation agreement waiting for her on the countertop.
After the divorce Ian Montgomery feels like life is spinning out of his control. He’s got a new girlfriend, even if he can’t remember why he’s supposed to want one. His family clearly likes his ex-wife more than they like him. And then he inherits the romantic family cabin in the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, where he and Alexis honeymooned. Or rather, they both inherit it. Together.
A weekend alone with fresh air and fresh wounds seems like the worst thing that could happen to an ex-couple trying to keep it civil. But life is full of surprises—and Ian and Alexis are in for a big one…
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Pack of Lies – Book 2
When Elias Brewer kidnaps Gia Holbrook, he gets more than he bargained for, much more. She’s a wolf shifter and the full moon is near! Promised is the next exciting chapter of Allison B. Hanson’s paranormal romance series, Pack of Lies. Desperation can drive a man to do the unthinkable, but forgiveness can open the door to love.
Elias Brewer is desperate. His brother urgently needs expensive cancer treatments to live. But all of Eli’s money is tied up in a business deal with Vanderthorn Enterprises. And Dax Vanderthorn isn’t returning his phone calls.
In a final attempt to get Dax to pay him, Eli kidnaps Dax’s girlfriend. Except nothing goes right. She’s no longer Dax’s girlfriend, and she’s sick. Very sick. But he has to stick to the plan.
Gia Holbrook can’t imagine a worse time to shift than while being held captive by a regular human. Unfortunately she doesn’t have a choice as the full moon is coming. She escapes him in her wolf form, but days later she’s still thinking about the desperate man with the gray eyes.
When he shows up at her doorstep with an apology and a proposition, she decides to give him a chance. As their relationship grows, she worries about their future and faces the biggest decision she’ll ever make. Does she pass on her wolf gene or spend her life with the man of her dreams?
“It made it very believable for me. I loved the character’s connection to each other. They are really emotionally invested in each other and it showed.
I really liked this series so far. I would love to read more. See what other unlikely pair will find love next and how it all plays out. Five Shooting Stars”
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Pack of Lies – Book 1
Camille Anthony was abandoned at an orphanage when she was only a year old. She knows nothing of the parents who left her with strangers, and has spent her whole life struggling to fit in, without success. But on the night of the full moon, she undergoes a change she’s never felt before—she becomes a wolf. She hopes the changes will finally give her a place to belong, as well as answering questions she never knew she had.
Will Holbrook knows he can’t have anything long-term with Camille. After all, he is a wolf, and he was raised knowing wolves only marry other wolves. When she reveals to him that she is changing in the same way he does every full moon, he thinks things will finally work out for him. Until a new fear arises. Wolves are usually pledged at birth, and Camille has no memory of anything that might have happened before she was left at the orphanage. Could she have a mate already? What will he do if one shows up?
Detective Shayna Winslow has her hands full trying to catch a serial killer. As if her job wasn’t stressful enough, she is also trying to start a relationship with the troubled Tristan whose personality shifts like a breeze.
The problem is, it isn’t just Tristan’s personality she’s dealing with. While Tristan is the shy, sweet crime-scene photographer she’s falling in love with, he is also Aaron, an edgy and confident bad boy. But could Aaron be deadly? Tristan cannot remember what Aaron does during his blackouts, and he worries that whatever Aaron is up to, it’s illegal.
Suddenly, Shayna and her partner, Kevin, are assigned to solve a series of gruesome murders of women that occur close to Tristan’s home. Can she solve her case when she thinks that—just maybe—her boyfriend is involved in the crime? As she hunts for the killer and helps Tristan unlock the secrets of his past, she finds the two trails are dangerously close to overlapping.
Other books written by this author under the pen name Anson Barber…
In post-invasion America, alien-infected humans are being hunted and quarantined to the Outer Banks for their protection. Dillon McCallister is one of the only hunters who still see Haunts as human beings. While the job disgusts him, he continues in the belief that if he gets to them first they have a chance to be treated with respect. He has made a successful career by taking infected humans in, but now he’s been hired to get someone out.
Dr. Emery Mitchell may be the only chance to reverse the effects of the aftermath, and save three hundred thousand detainees in the North Carolina vacation destination. Including herself.
Despite everything she has survived, and though she hates what she’s become, Dillon can still see the amazing woman behind the black eyes and cool skin. Reluctantly she begins to trust again as Dillon tries to help her to at least feel human again.
As society slowly unravels, and hate groups demand eradication, Emery feels the pressure to find a cure before time runs out.
Outer Banks is currently unavailable due to publisher closing. I have plans to re-release soon and I have a few print copies available. Contact me for more information.
Curtis Reed has walked the planet for as long as mortals have existed—and maybe even longer—though he can’t remember. His mission has always been to live among mortal humans and—with the help of his celestial assistant—to fulfill contracts to expedite their deaths. After centuries of keeping a low profile, Curtis has grown bored. To make things more interesting he has reinvented himself in his current life as a movie star, hoping overindulgence will distract him from the boredom of fulfilling contracts. But celebrity has its own issues—such as being recognized in public, never having a moment to himself, and the constant intrusion into his personal life. On one such occasion, Daniella Thomas comes to Curtis’ rescue, allowing him to escape in her truck so he can escape a bus full of fans. He sees Dani as a sad, beautiful angel sent to save him from his own stupid ego. He finds her to be interesting in a way he’s never felt before. After losing her husband in a fatal accident, she has become that rare mortal who is aware of just how short life is. But romance with a mortal is forbidden. As much as he tries to stay away, Curtis finds himself drawn back to Dani. While he struggles to find a way to keep her and his secrets, he discovers that Dani has secrets of her own. Desperate to have Dani in his life, no matter how briefly, Curtis faces an unknown punishment for falling in love with a mortal. But whatever his fate, it’s a small price to pay for love. Available for download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Liquid Silver Books
Into Thin Air
Rich and powerful Jameson Ward thinks he’s finally met a woman he can settle down with. But suspicion, sabotage, and secrets threaten to destroy their relationship before it has a chance to get off the ground. Anson Barber presents her suspenseful new paranormal romance, Into Thin Air.
Jameson Ward is tired of women who date him for his money. None of them touch his heart. But when Jameson literally runs into Nika on the street, he thinks he’s finally found the end to his wild, jet-setting lifestyle. She is someone he can settle down with and be happy. He can tell she truly cares about him, not material things.
Though Nika has won Jamie’s heart, not everyone is as convinced of her sincerity. While brushing off suspicions by his staff that she is spying on his aeronautical enterprise, he discovers the many secrets she’s really keeping. As his company unravels and his life crumbles around him, only Nika can pick up the pieces and make him whole again.
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Racing Hearts Series…
Spark of Doubt
When she discovers her boss, Marcus Weller, has the same ability, she decides to share her secret with the man she has had a crush on for years. As they experiment with the boundaries of their abilities, other boundaries start to shift and romance sparks.
Though Marcus has just gotten through a trying divorce, he seems determined to start a serious relationship with a reluctant Jasmine. Unable to keep him at bay any longer, she finally concedes to his proposal, but when Jasmine suddenly loses her powers, she wonders if he’ll lose interest when she’s no longer special.
Race Against Time
Chase Hinkley is excited to be starting his semiprofessional racing career. He’s eager to move up the ranks with his heart set on NASCAR, but his dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Being a driver for Burke Motorsports isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. His boss, Kevin Burke, is a devious man who bets against his drivers and manipulates races for his own ends.
Worse, is the fact Chase is falling for Burke’s girl—the beautiful Ryan Westcott. Chase can’t compete with the fancy gifts Burke showers her with; all he can offer is a shoulder to cry on and someone to talk to. Trying to keep his feelings within the barriers of friendship, Chase also wrestles with a car that doesn’t run right, sabotage, and constant threats if he doesn’t fall into line and cooperate with Burke’s plans.
Despite the damage to his career, he has no choice but to intervene when Ryan is threatened by Burke. Being Ryan’s hero is better than winning any race on a track, and his goals quickly shift to include her. With Ryan by his side, he begins to think about a different path, one that doesn’t include being on the road—a simpler future where he can settle down in his hometown, surrounded by his friends and family, and live his life with the only girl who has ever touched his heart.
But Ryan isn’t what she seems, and her gift might destroy everything.