Bethany Maines, a native of Tacoma WA, is the author of the Carrie Mae Mystery series (from Simon & Schuster), and Tales From the City of Destiny. When she’s not traveling to exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her fourth degree black belt in karate, she can be found chasing after her daughter, or glued to the computer working on her next novel.
His duty. Her secrets. The mission that brings them together will tear them apart.
In the steamy jungle of 1960’s era Vietnam, when a team of Navy SEALs are brought together with a pair of reporters, no one is prepared for the explosive secrets their encounter will reveal.
Amazon Top 5 Short Story
Power of Attorney, the Carrie Mae Mini-Mystery, has risen to become an Amazon Top 5 Short Story! Catch up on what Nikki was doing between Compact with the Devil and High-Caliber Concealer, delve into the mystery of Mr. Merrivel’s secret past, and find out what Amazon readers already know – “the Carrie Mae books are full of charm” and a “delight”!
Catch up with Bethany every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at The Stiletto Gang blog.
Maines deftly combines humor with action in this fashion-forward thriller, which will remind many of such TV shows as Charlie’s Angels, Alias, and Heroes.
A steamy romance … resulting in a giant twist. Compelling with great characterizations.
F.M. Meredithauthor of A Crushing Death
Oh, and by the way — if you’re taking it on vacation with you … make sure nobody’s going to give you a hard time if you get an occasional urge to read the funniest parts out loud. It is, after all, a Bethany Maines caper!
Beth KanellKingdom Books
A must read for chick lit fans that enjoy a little mystery and suspense in their books.
Samantha J.Chick Lit Plus
This series is my new favorite mystery/chick lit since Janet Evonovich’s Stephanie Plum. I cannot wait for more.
Stephanie G.Book Love Blog
Maines turns in a tale full of surprises… with a clever premise in this madcap romantic adventure that is as humorous as it is action packed.
it’s a breezy page-turner, full of action and fun… Bulletproof Mascara is light and amusting, perfect for a lazy weekend or long plane flight. Beauty addicts, you’ll enjoy!
Nadine J.AOL Shopping
SheKnows Chick Lit says it’s just plain fantastic and fun. And just call Bethany Mains the new 007 of Chick Lit. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Crystal P.SheKnows Entertainment
Although I rolled with laughter every chapter or two, the situations never slipped away from “this could really happen!” Maines provides a merry and snugly plotted rejoinder to John Burdett’s Thailand crime fiction, while creating in Nikki a modern-day, well-groomed, James-Bond-in-lipstick.