About the Books
Bethany Maines is the author of romantic action-adventure and fantasy tales that focus on women who know when to apply lipstick and when to apply a foot to someone’s hind end. Whether you like modern-day tales of daring-do, or far-flung speculative fiction, you’ll find each story contains a heroine who will fight for truth and true love.
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.
This was easily one of the best books I picked up since the year began.
I adored every character in the book.
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!
A steamy romance … resulting in a giant twist. Compelling with great characterizations.
A must read for chick lit fans that enjoy a little mystery and suspense in their books.
This series is my new favorite mystery/chick lit since Janet Evonovich’s Stephanie Plum. I cannot wait for more.
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 amusing, perfect for a lazy weekend or long plane flight. Beauty addicts, you’ll enjoy!
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.
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.
The Perfect Breezy Read!
I haven’t read this author before but I love what and how she brings it to the table.
The storyline is so much fun and the romance is sweet and sexy but the characters are everything.
Follow the Series
Deceit, deception, spies and murder? Include a dog, and that’s everything we love.
When Seattle native Tish Yearly found herself fired and evicted all in one afternoon, the 26 year old ex-actress headed for the one place she knew she’d be welcome – the house of her cantankerous ex-CIA agent grandfather, Tobias Yearly, in the San Juan Islands. Now Tish and Tobias are teaming up to solve mysteries… and keep the dog from getting diabetes.
The Deveraux Legacy
The Deveraux Family: wealthy, glamorous, powerful… and in a lot of trouble.
Senator Eleanor Deveraux lost her children in a plane crash, but she has a second chance to get her family right with her four grandchildren – Evan, Jackson, Aiden and Dominique. But second chances are hard to seize when politics, mercenaries, and the dark legacy of the Deveraux family keep getting in the way.
Carrie Mae Mysteries
These make-up ladies aren’t just selling lipstick – they’re packing heat and saving the world.
Join Nikki Lanier and her team of kick-ass friends as they take on gangs, drug smugglers, arms dealers, and internal politics, all while looking fabulous or at least trying to remember clean underwear.
Shark Santoyo Crime Series
The criminals are savage, the stakes are high and even the suburbs hide secrets that can kill.
When Shark Santoyo got out of prison and made a deal with Geier, the boss of his old gang, he knew he’d be walking into trouble, but he never expected to meet Peregrine Hays. The knife-wielding beauty may fuel his dreams, but Peregrine has secrets of her own, and soon Shark is swept up in a whirlpool of murder, revenge, and love.
Welcome to the universe of Galactic Dreams, where fairy tales are reimagined for a new age—the future.
In each Galactic Dreams novella you’ll find an old tale reborn with a mixture of romance, technology, aliens and adventure. But beware, a perilous quest awaits behind every star and getting home again will depend on a good spaceship, true love, and maybe just a hint of magic.
Romance & Romantic Suspense
Kisses, killers, and killer kisses. Everything dangerously romantic all in one place. These romantic adventure novellas will leave you laughing and hungry for more.
Tales from the City of Destiny
Think you’re alone in this city? Think again.
Ariana Grace is not just your average antiques dealer. This half-faery can sell you all the best “assets” – a great sense of humor, a new memory, or just the right amount of luck. If your problem seems impossible, then Ariana Grace might have just the right asset for you. But be warned – magic has a mind of it’s own – everything may not go as you planned.
The Lock & Key screenplay was awarded a semi-finalist placing in the Filmatic Short Contest.
The Second Shot Audio Edition picked up a Maincrest Media Award!