KILLERS, KISSES, AND KILLER KISSES... everything dangerously romantic.

There is danger, action, adventure, romance and suspense.  Romantic Suspense covers the spectrum of these adventures.  But of course, since these novellas are from Bethany Maines there are more than a few laughs.  Dive in, hang on, and enjoy the ride.

The Holiday Romances


A Holiday Adventure

Blue Jones just stole Jake Garner’s dog. And his heart. But technically the French Bulldog, Jacques, belongs to Jake’s ex-girlfriend. And soon Jake is being pressured to return the dog and Blue is being targeted by mysterious attackers. Can Jake find Blue and Jacques before her stalkers do? For Blue, Christmas has never been quite so dangerous.  For Jake, Christmas has never been quite so Blue.

All Retailers • $1.99


A Holiday Adventure

When a Marcus Winter, a photographer with a bah humbug take on the holidays, meets Larissa Frost, a set designer who loves all things Christmas, sparks are destined to fly, but when a famous diamond goes missing from the shoot they’re working on Larissa finds that Marcus may be the only one who can keep her from being framed for a crime she didn’t commit.

Release Date: November 29, 2022


A Holiday Adventure

Christmas is a lot more dangerous than it used to be. Graphic designer Violet Harper is usually found at her local Starbucks. Handsome Roman Knox is usually carrying a gun. But tonight they’re both in a bank and there’s a body on the floor. It’s a mess, a robbery and almost the worst day ever, but maybe a Christmas miracle can get them out of the bank and into love.

Currently unavailable for purchase. Read online for free at:

New Edition with twice the content coming in 2023!

Comedy & Crime


Release Date: July 1, 2021

Trust fund baby Lachlan “Lock” St. George is on a three-day bender in an attempt to avoid his father.  Kiara “Key” Kincannon is working her way through law school as a process server delivering notifications of lawsuits to rich assholes. When the two meet at Club Primo, they’re handcuffed together by club owner—and Key’s uncle—Mac Kincannon, to “keep them out of trouble.” But while sparks fly between the two, bullets are also flying through the club. A dangerous gang is hunting Mac, and Lock and Key may be the only ones who can keep him alive—if they can work together.

Lock & Key is currently available exclusively through Amazon Vella and the Bethany Maines/Blue Zephyr Newsletter. Join the newsletter and get your free book!

Click the button, put in your email address, download your book!


Hunting for pirate treasure has never been more romantic. Or funny.

Chase Regard is captain of the nearly-historically-accurate pirate ship Cupid’s Revenge, a pirate-themed restaurant and dinner show, and the mountain of debt that came with both. But Chase has an ace up his sleeve: his ancestor left a heap of treasure somewhere on the coast near Ashville, Oregon. All Chase needs to find it is the help of the red-headed, fiery, and only occasionally forgetful, academic Dr. Jenna Mackenzie, the director of the Ashville Museum. But when Chase and Jenna team up they must face the town’s history-buff bully, accusations of theft, and an oncoming storm before they find out that X marks the spot for love and treasure.

Available from Blue Zephyr Press on Nook, Kobo, iBook, & Kindle

E-story • $1.99

If you want a book that will have you laughing out loud and leave you giggling and smiling like a Cheshire Cat then this is the book for you.

A well written story that had me laughing from the start.

The chemistry is electric and the banter is witty and flows naturally and once you add in the secondary characters you get the perfect rom com.

This book had me laughing from the first pages.

Light and funny, “Love and Treasure” was such a wonderful and sweet romance book!